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Social Studies Education students are taught how to educate and enlighten students, grades K-12, in social studies. Social Studies Education majors learn the basics of teaching core disciplines of history, geography, economics, political science, and behavioral studies.
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Study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decisionmaking, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Public Relations Specialists
Promote or create an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media. May specialize in using social media.
Getting Started in this degree
If you are interested in Social Studies Education with an emphasis in American Government, start with one of the following major-specific courses
Students in the social studies education degree learn how to educate and enlighten students in social studies. They can work with students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. Through the course of this emphasis, you will gain a better understanding of history, and learn how to better teach history to students.
In the Public Policy and Administration degree, students prepare to influence democracy at the local, state, national, and international levels. Not only will students learn and understand the policy-making process, bureaucracy, and budgeting, but they will also learn to plan, evaluate, and implement public programs through the chosen emphasis.
The International Studies major provides students with skills relevant to careers (or subsequent graduate studies) in international business, international economics, geographic information systems (GIS), and international policy-making and implementation. Students will also develop linguistic and international cultural competencies.
In the public policy and administration degree, students prepare to influence democracy at the local, state, national, and international levels. Not only will students learn and understand the policy-making process, bureaucracy, and budgeting, but they will also learn to plan, evaluate, and implement public programs through the chosen emphasis.