Bachelor of Science

MATH/SOCIAL STUDIES COMBINED CONCENTRATION

NOTE: SI131 Intermediate Algebra covers the general education math elective and SS205 US History I covers the general education history elective.

EC101 Microeconomics 3 credits

A study of the basic economic principles related to supply and demand, consumer behavior, market dynamics, income distribution, government influence, and comparative economic systems with major focus on free enterprise and capitalism.

or

EC201 Macroeconomics 3 credits

The study of economic principles related to global and national economies, income accounting, unemployment, inflation, fiscal policy, public debt, monetary systems, and economic growth or retraction.

GOV101 Introduction to Government 3 credits

An introduction to the major concepts, principles, and theories related to a study of government and politics in the United States. Special emphasis will be given to government and political structures and the development of the enduring form of American government.

Offered every semester.

PS207 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3 credits

This course is an introduction to statistics used in the behavioral sciences and in everyday life. Emphasis will be given to both conceptual and mathematical understanding of statistics. Descriptive and inferential statistics will be explored through simple statistical computations to more complex analysis. Students will be guided to be consumers of statistics by critically analyzing statistical findings.

Offered every fall semester.

SI131 Intermediate Algebra 3 credits

This course includes rational expressions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, radicals and exponents, quadric functions, conic sections, and exponential functions. Students must have foundational knowledge of linear equations and polynomials.

Prerequisite:
SI122 Beginning Algebra
High School Algebra I

Offered every spring.

SI152 College Algebra 3 credits

This pre-calculus algebra course includes equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, sequences, series, and probability.

Prerequisite:
SI131 Intermediate Algebra
Placement test.

Offered every other fall.

SI226 Calculus I 4 credits

This course explores the concept of limits and the development of the derivative, including basic techniques of differentiation and an introduction to integration, with applications including rates of change, optimization problems, and curve sketching using a variety of functions (polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, etc.).

Prerequisite:
SI152 College Algebra

SI313 Foundations of Geometry 3 credits

This course provides a rigorous axiomatic development of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometric concepts.

Prerequisite:
SI152 College Algebra

SI314 Discrete Mathematics 3 credits

This course covers topics of discrete (as opposed to continuous) mathematical topics. These topics include modular arithmetic, logic, algorithms, Graph Theory, and other related concepts.

Prerequisite:
SI131 Intermediate Algebra

SS201 Western Civilization I: Ancient Age through Medieval Age 3 credits

A study of Western Civilization from the Ancient Age through the Medieval Age with a focus on the development of societies, ideas, politics, and people.

or

SS202 Western Civilization II: Modern and Postmodern Age 3 credits

A study of Western Civilization through the Modern and Postmodern Age that focuses on the development of societies, ideas, politics, and people.

SS205 United States History I: 1492 – 1877 3 credits

A survey of the religious, political, and cultural development of the people of the United States from colonization through Reconstruction.  Special emphasis will be given to the Founding Fathers and the influence of a Christian Worldview upon the development of the nation.

SS206 United States History II: 1877-Present 3 credits

This course is a continuation of the United States History I and is a survey of the religious, political, and cultural development of the people of the United States from Reconstruction through the present. 

SS312 Ohio History 3 credits

A general history of the state of Ohio. Field trips may be included to places with special significance or learning opportunities. (Lab fee)

TE429 Social Studies Methods for Middle Childhood 3 credits

This course is a study of teaching social studies to middle grade students with an emphasis on curriculum, assessment, and the development of instructional materials, guided by the standards of the National Council of Social Studies. A field experience component of two hours twice per week for ten weeks is required.

Prerequisite:
TE335 Teaching Reading with Literature for Middle Childhood

Offered every fall.

TE429FE Social Studies Methods for Middle Childhood Field Experience 0 credits

This course is offered in conjunction with TE429 Social Studies Methods for Middle Childhood. A field experience component of two hours twice per week is required.

Corequisite: Social Studies Methods for Middle Childhood