The interdisciplinary social science minor offers a program of integrated study that exposes students to diverse methodologies, philosophies and controversies that define the social sciences. It is a required minor for secondary education students who wish to teach social studies. The ISS minor incorporates economics, geography, history and political science and is offered in two forms for secondary education students. Secondary education students will major in either history or political science and then complete the ISS minor that corresponds to the major. Through this minor and the completion of the B. A. degree in history or political science, students will gain the content knowledge necessary for success in secondary education in social studies. Students not selecting the secondary education licensure program may declare either form of the ISS minor.
The ISS minor encompasses the required licensure coursework for secondary education social studies teacher licensure students. Licensure students will major in either history or political science and minor in ISS while pursuing the preprofessional program in Secondary Education. For requirements of the ISS minor, and history and political science checksheets, click on the appropriate link at the top of this page.
The ISS minor is also open to other students, who many select either the political science or history version of the minor.
The ISS minor replaces the ISS major, which was closed for enrollment in Fall 2007 and is no longer available. Students completing the ISS major may access information and major requirements using the ISS Major link at the top of this page.