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Social Studies

Social Studies

Social Studies

 

About the program

The Social Studies major is designed for students who seek a broad, but structured and well-integrated, education in the social sciences. Students can achieve breadth of learning and versatility in its applications through this multidisciplinary program of study. Combined with a minor in Education, the Social Studies major is excellent preparation for those planning to teach history, government, or economics at the secondary school level.

Coursework in Social Studies

The curriculum incorporates a variety of topics to prepare students for opportunities in the field of Social Studies and includes courses such as:

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  • Western Civilization
  • Macroeconomics
  • Political Geography
  • Virginia History
  • American History
  • American Government
  • State & Local Government
  • Modern Ideologies
  • Historiography
  • Population, Food, & Environment

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Related Clubs

There are over 50 clubs and organizations available to students at Ferrum College. These are specifically related to Social Studies:

  • Student Virginia Education Association
  • Political Science Association
  • SGA: Student Government Association
  • Phi Alpha Theta: Honorary Group for Social Studies

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Experiential & hands-on learning opportunities

Student Teaching

History Courses with an experiential component

Internships: Students are strongly urged to explore career opportunities and to establish mentors through an internship.

 

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What can I be with a major in Social Studies?

A major in Social Studies leads to traditional career paths, as well as less expected fields. For example:

  • You could be a(n) ...
  • Teacher
  • Politician
  • Lobbyist
  • City Manager
  • Congressional Aide
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Anthropologist 
  • Public Health Official
  • Government Intelligence Analyst

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Social Studies Faculty

Milton Rowan
Associate Professor of History
Program Coordinator of History and Social Studies Ph.D., Miami University
(540) 365-4405
mrowan@ferrum.edu

Richard Smith
Professor of History
Ph.D., Rutgers University
(540) 365-4390
rsmith@ferrum.edu

Michael Trochim
Professor of History
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
(540) 365-4403
mtrochim@ferrum.edu | View Profile


Faculty members in Political Science and Economics also teach courses in the Social Studies program.

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Find out more

Information is only an email away! Contact Dr. Milt Rowan at mrowan@ferrum.edu.

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