This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. Students may wish to consult with an advisor in Education Academic Services, 139 Education Building, 608-262-1651, to discuss course selection and other issues related to this field of study.

This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. Students admitted to the Content Focus option are asked to identify the minor of their choice when admitted to the program. Students admitted to the other Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options should fill out a minor declaration form available in Education Academic Services, Room 139 Education Building.

The social studies minor is designed for students interested in becoming Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence (Grades 1–8) teachers with a specialty in social studies.

Complete 24 credits to include the requirements listed below. A minimum 2.75 grade point average is required, based on all UWMadison course work included in the social studies minor. The courses listed here will meet this requirement, but additional courses may be considered. Confer with an advisor in Education Academic Services, 139 Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall, 608-262-1651, for consideration of additional courses.

Some courses may be listed in multiple categories, but can count in only one.

History/Civilizations

United States or European History

Select one course from the following. Courses have been selected from the departments of Afro-American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies, and History.

United States or European History course options

Afro-American Studies
AFROAMER 156 Black Music and American Cultural History3
AFROAMER 231 Introduction to Afro-American History3
AFROAMER/​AFRICAN/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  297 African and African-American Linkages: An Introduction4
AFROAMER 302 Undergraduate Studies in Afro-American History3
AFROAMER/​MUSIC  310 Black Music (1920-Present): The Trumpet2
AFROAMER/​MUSIC  311 Black Music (1920-Present): The Saxophone2
AFROAMER/​GEN&WS  323 Gender, Race and Class: Women in U.S. History3
AFROAMER/​GEN&WS  324 Black Women in America: Reconstruction to the Present3
AFROAMER/​GEN&WS  326 Race and Gender in Post-World War II U.S. Society3
AFROAMER/​HISTORY  347 The Caribbean and its Diasporas3
AFROAMER/​MUSIC  509 Seminar in Afro-American Music History and Criticism3
AFROAMER/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  523 Race, American Medicine and Public Health3
AFROAMER/​ED POL  567 History of African American Education3
AFROAMER/​HISTORY  628 History of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States3
AFROAMER 631 Colloquium in Afro-American History3
AFROAMER 671 Selected Topics in Afro-American History3
American Indian Studies
AMER IND 100 Introduction to American Indian Studies3
AMER IND 250 Indians of Wisconsin3
AMER IND/​ANTHRO  314 Indians of North America3
AMER IND 320 Native Peoples of the Southwest3
AMER IND/​SOC WORK  658 American Indian Affairs2-3
Asian American Studies
ASIAN AM/​CHICLA/​FOLKLORE  102 Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies3-4
ASIAN AM/​HISTORY  160 Asian American History: Movement and Dislocation3-4
ASIAN AM/​HISTORY  161 Asian American History: Settlement and National Belonging3-4
ASIAN AM/​SOC  220 Ethnic Movements in the United States3-4
ASIAN AM/​HISTORY/​LCA  246 Southeast Asian Refugees of the "Cold" War4
Chican@ and Latin@ Studies
CHICLA 201 Introduction to Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies3
CHICLA/​GEN&WS/​HISTORY  245 Chicana and Latina History3
CHICLA 301 Chicana/o and Latina/o History3
CHICLA/​GEN&WS  332 Latinas: Self Identity and Social Change3
CHICLA/​GEN&WS  425 Chicana and Latina Feminisms, Arts, and Media3
CHICLA/​HISTORY  461 The American West to18503-4
CHICLA/​HISTORY  462 The American West Since 18503-4
CHICLA 519 Transnational and Comparative Working-Class Cultures3-4
U.S. History
HISTORY 101 Amer Hist to the Civil War Era, the Origin & Growth of the U S4
HISTORY 102 American History, Civil War Era to the Present4
HISTORY 150 American Histories: The Nineteenth Century4
HISTORY/​ASIAN AM  160 Asian American History: Movement and Dislocation3-4
HISTORY/​ASIAN AM  161 Asian American History: Settlement and National Belonging3-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH  219 The American Jewish Experience: From Shtetl to Suburb4
HISTORY 221 Explorations in American History (H)3-4
HISTORY 272 History Study Abroad: United States History1-4
HISTORY 302 History of American Thought, 1859 to the Present3-4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  322 Afro-American History to 19003-4
HISTORY 343 Colonial British North America3-4
HISTORY 344 The Age of the American Revolution, 1763-17893-4
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  353 Women and Gender in the U.S. to 18703-4
HISTORY/​GEN&WS  354 Women and Gender in the U.S. Since 18703-4
HISTORY/​CHICLA/​LACIS/​POLI SCI  355 Labor in the Americas: US & Mexico in Comparative & Historical Perspective3
HISTORY 391 The Age of Jefferson and Jackson, 1789-18483-4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  393 Slavery, Civil War, and Reconstruction, 1848-18773-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  394 Science in America3
HISTORY 403 Immigration and Assimilation in American History3-4
HISTORY 408 American Labor History: 1900-Present3-4
HISTORY/​ED POL  412 History of American Education3
HISTORY/​JEWISH  416 Eastern European Jews in the United States, 1880s-1930s3-4
HISTORY 434 American Foreign Relations, 1901 to the Present3-4
HISTORY/​ENVIR ST/​GEOG  460 American Environmental History4
HISTORY/​CHICLA  461 The American West to18503-4
HISTORY/​CHICLA  462 The American West Since 18503-4
HISTORY/​ECON  465 The American Economy to 18653-4
HISTORY/​ECON  466 The American Economy Since 18653-4
HISTORY/​CHICLA  468 Popular Culture in the Multi-racial United States3-4
HISTORY/​AMER IND  490 American Indian History3-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  504 Society and Health Care in American History3
HISTORY/​JOURN  560 History of Mass Communication4
HISTORY/​L I S  569 History of American Librarianship3
HISTORY 607 The American Impact Abroad: The Historical Dimension3
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  628 History of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States3
European History
HISTORY/​CLASSICS  110 The Ancient Mediterranean4
HISTORY 115 Medieval Europe 410-15004
HISTORY 119 The Making of Modern Europe 1500-18154
HISTORY 120 Europe and the Modern World 1815 to the Present4
HISTORY 123 English History: England to 16883-4
HISTORY 124 British History: 1688 to the Present4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  208 Western Intellectual and Religious History to 15003-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  215 Life in the Middle Ages: An Inter-Departmental Course3-4
HISTORY 223 Explorations in European History (H)3-4
HISTORY 224 Explorations in European History (S)3
HISTORY/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  253 Russia: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
HISTORY/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  254 Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
HISTORY 271 History Study Abroad: European History1-4
HISTORY 303 A History of Greek Civilization3-4
HISTORY 307 A History of Rome3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  309 The Crusades: Christianity and Islam3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  312 The Medieval Church3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  313 Introduction to Byzantine History and Civilization3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL  314 Problems in Byzantine History and Civilization3-4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  318 Medieval Social and Intellectual History, 1200-14503-4
HISTORY 320 Early Modern France, 1500-17153-4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER  321 Afro-American History Since 19003-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI  323 The Scientific Revolution: From Copernicus to Newton3
HISTORY/​HIST SCI  324 Science in the Enlightenment3
HISTORY 333 The Renaissance3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  334 The Reformation3-4
HISTORY 348 France from Napoleon to the Great War, 1799-19143-4
HISTORY 349 Contemporary France, 1914 to the Present3-4
HISTORY 351 Seventeenth-Century Europe3-4
HISTORY 352 Eighteenth Century Europe3-4
HISTORY 357 The Second World War3-4
HISTORY 358 French Revolution and Napoleon3-4
HISTORY 359 History of Europe Since 19453-4
HISTORY/​ENGL/​RELIG ST  360 The Anglo-Saxons3
HISTORY 361 The Emergence of Mod Britain: England 1485-16603-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  363 China and World War II in Asia3-4
HISTORY 367 Society and Ideas in Shakespeare's England3-4
HISTORY/​JEWISH/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  368 The Bible in the Middle Ages3
HISTORY/​JEWISH  373 Modern Political History of the Jews: 1655-19194
HISTORY/​JEWISH  374 Modern Political History of the Jews: Era of Mass Movements, 1870-19704
HISTORY 410 History of Germany, 1871 to the Present3-4
HISTORY 417 History of Russia3-4
HISTORY 418 History of Russia3-4
HISTORY 419 History of Soviet Russia3-4
HISTORY 420 Russian Social and Intellectual History3-4
HISTORY 424 The Soviet Union and the World, 1917-19913-4
HISTORY 425 History of Poland and the Baltic Area3-4
HISTORY/​LEGAL ST  426 The History of Punishment3-4
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  431 History of Scandinavia to 18153
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  432 History of Scandinavia Since 18153
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  437 Western Christianity from Augustine to Darwin4
HISTORY 467 Economic and Social History of Europe 1500-17503-4
HISTORY/​ENVIR ST/​GEOG  469 The Making of the American Landscape4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  470 Religious Thought in Modern Europe3-4
HISTORY 474 European Social History, 1830-19143-4
HISTORY 475 European Social History, 1914-Present3-4
HISTORY/​ED POL  478 Comparative History of Childhood and Adolescence3
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  507 Health, Disease and Healing I3-4
HISTORY/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  508 Health, Disease and Healing II3-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  512 The Enlightenment and Its Critics3
HISTORY 514 European Cultural History Since 18703-4
HISTORY/​CURRIC/​JEWISH  515 Holocaust: History, Memory and Education3
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​RELIG ST  517 Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean3
HISTORY/​JEWISH  518 Anti-Semitism in European Culture, 1700-19453
HISTORY/​JEWISH/​RELIG ST  529 Intellectual and Religious History of European Jewry, 1648-19394
HISTORY 540 Balkans and Middle East, 1700-1918: The Rise of National States3-4
HISTORY/​CLASSICS/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST/​S&A PHM  561 Greek and Roman Medicine and Pharmacy3
HISTORY/​SCAND ST  577 Contemporary Scandinavia: Politics and History3-4

World/Global or Non-Western History

Select one course from the following. Courses have been selected from the Department of History.

World/Global or Non-Western History course options

History
HISTORY/​E A STDS  103 Introduction to East Asian History: China3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  104 Introduction to East Asian History: Japan3-4
HISTORY 105 Introduction to the History of Africa3-4
HISTORY 130 An Introduction to World History3-4
HISTORY 135 Colloquium in Comparative World History4
HISTORY 139 The Middle East in the 20th Century3-4
HISTORY 142 History of South Asia to the Present3-4
HISTORY/​LCA/​RELIG ST  205 The Making of the Islamic World: The Middle East, 500-15003-4
HISTORY 225 Explorations in Third World History (H)3-4
HISTORY 241 Latin America from 1780 to 19404
HISTORY 242 Modern Latin America, 1898 to the Present4
HISTORY/​GEOG/​LCA/​POLI SCI/​SOC  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
HISTORY/​GEOG/​LCA/​POLI SCI/​SOC  252 The Civilizations of India-Modern Period4
HISTORY/​E A STDS/​POLI SCI  255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations3-4
HISTORY/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​GEOG/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
HISTORY/​LCA  265 An Introduction to Central Asia: From the Silk Route to Afghanistan3
HISTORY/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SOC  277 Africa: An Introductory Survey4
HISTORY 278 Africans in the Americas, 1492-18083-4
HISTORY 279 Afro-Atlantic History, 1808-Present3-4
HISTORY/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​POLI SCI  297 African and African-American Linkages: An Introduction4
HISTORY/​MEDIEVAL/​RELIG ST  309 The Crusades: Christianity and Islam3-4
HISTORY 319 The Vietnam Wars3-4
HISTORY 332 Islam Reform and Revolution in Central Asia3-4
HISTORY 336 Chinese Economic and Business History: From Silk to iPhones3-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  337 Social and Intellectual History of China, 589 AD-19193-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  341 History of Modern China, 1800-19493-4
HISTORY/​E A STDS  342 History of the Peoples Republic of China, 1949 to the Present3-4
HISTORY 377 History of Africa, 1500 to 18703-4
HISTORY 378 History of Africa Since 18703-4
HISTORY/​RELIG ST  379 Islam in Iran3

Lands/People

United States or Europe

Select one course from the following. Courses have been selected from the departments of Afro-American Studies, American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Asian American Studies, Chican@ and Latin@ Studies, Geography, and Sociology.

United States or European course options

Afro-American Studies
AFROAMER 151 Introduction to Contemporary Afro-American Society3
AFROAMER 156 Black Music and American Cultural History3
AFROAMER/​GEN&WS  221 Introduction to Black Women's Studies3
AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
AFROAMER 272 Race and American Politics from the New Deal to the New Right3
AFROAMER/​AFRICAN/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  297 African and African-American Linkages: An Introduction4
AFROAMER 303 Blacks, Film, and Society3
AFROAMER/​GEN&WS  333 Black Feminisms3
AFROAMER/​HISTORY  347 The Caribbean and its Diasporas3
AFROAMER/​ASIAN AM  443 Mutual Perceptions of Racial Minorities3
AFROAMER/​POLI SCI  519 African American Political Theory3-4
AFROAMER/​HDFS/​SOC WORK  521 African American Families3
AFROAMER/​HIST SCI/​MED HIST  523 Race, American Medicine and Public Health3
AFROAMER/​GEN&WS  624 African American Women's Activism (19th & 20th Centuries)3
AFROAMER 673 Selected Topics in Afro-American Society3
American Indian Studies
AMER IND 100 Introduction to American Indian Studies3
AMER IND 250 Indians of Wisconsin3
AMER IND/​ANTHRO  314 Indians of North America3
AMER IND/​ANTHRO  353 Indians of the Western Great Lakes3
AMER IND/​LINGUIS  371 Survey of North American Indian Languages3
AMER IND/​ANTHRO/​FOLKLORE/​GEN&WS  437 American Indian Women3
AMER IND/​LSC  444 Native American Environmental Issues and the Media3
AMER IND 450 Issues in American Indian Studies3
AMER IND/​HDFS  522 American Indian Families3
AMER IND/​C&E SOC/​SOC  578 Poverty and Place3
AMER IND/​SOC WORK  658 American Indian Affairs2-3
Anthropology
ANTHRO 104 Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity3
Asian American Studies
ASIAN AM 101 Introduction to Asian American Studies3
ASIAN AM/​SOC  220 Ethnic Movements in the United States3-4
ASIAN AM 240 Topics in Asian American Studies3
ASIAN AM/​E A STDS/​HISTORY  276 Chinese Migrations since 15003-4
ASIAN AM/​COM ARTS  420 Asian Americans and Media3
ASIAN AM/​AFROAMER  443 Mutual Perceptions of Racial Minorities3
ASIAN AM 540 Special Topics3
ASIAN AM/​JOURN  662 Mass Media and Minorities4
Chican@ and Latin@ Studies
CHICLA/​ASIAN AM/​FOLKLORE  102 Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies3-4
CHICLA 201 Introduction to Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies3
CHICLA 210 Chicana/o and Latina/o Cultural Studies3
CHICLA/​POLI SCI  231 Politics in Multi-Cultural Societies3-4
CHICLA 330 Topics in Chicano/a Studies3-4
CHICLA/​GEN&WS  332 Latinas: Self Identity and Social Change3
CHICLA/​COM ARTS  347 Race, Ethnicity, and Media3
CHICLA/​COM ARTS  419 Latino/as and Media3
CHICLA/​HISTORY  435 Colony, Nation, and Minority: The Puerto Ricans' World3
CHICLA/​SOC WORK  657 Understanding Latino Families and Communities3
Geography
GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  253 Russia: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SLAVIC  254 Eastern Europe: An Interdisciplinary Survey4
GEOG 342 Geography of Wisconsin3
GEOG 344 The American West3
GEOG 349 Europe3
Sociology
SOC 120 Marriage and Family3-4
SOC 125 American Society: How It Really Works3-4
SOC 134 Problems of American Racial and Ethnic Minorities3-4
SOC 138 The Sociology of Gender3-4
SOC 170 Population Problems3-4

Global Comparative or Non-Western Cultures

Select one course from the following. Courses have been selected from the departments of Anthropology, Asian American Studies, East Asian Area Studies, Folklore, Geography, History, Languages and Cultures of Asia, Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies, and Sociology.

Global Comparative or Non-Western Cultures course options

Anthropology
ANTHRO 100 General Anthropology3
ANTHRO 102 Archaeology and the Prehistoric World3
ANTHRO 104 Cultural Anthropology and Human Diversity3
Asian American Studies
ASIAN AM/​HISTORY/​LCA  246 Southeast Asian Refugees of the "Cold" War4
East Asian Area Studies
E A STDS/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI  255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations3-4
E A STDS/​HISTORY  337 Social and Intellectual History of China, 589 AD-19193-4
Folklore
FOLKLORE/​SCAND ST  443 Sami Culture, Yesterday and Today4
Geography
GEOG 101 Introduction to Human Geography4
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  139 Living in the Global Environment: An Introduction to People-Environment Geography3-4
GEOG/​HISTORY/​LCA/​POLI SCI/​SOC  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
GEOG/​HISTORY/​LCA/​POLI SCI/​SOC  252 The Civilizations of India-Modern Period4
GEOG/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
GEOG/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC  277 Africa: An Introductory Survey4
GEOG 301 Geography of Social Organization3
GEOG 302 Economic Geography: Locational Behavior4
GEOG/​URB R PL  305 Introduction to the City3-4
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  309 People, Land and Food: Comparative Study of Agriculture Systems3
GEOG 318 Introduction to Geopolitics3
GEOG/​ENVIR ST  339 Environmental Conservation4
GEOG 340 World Regions in Global Context3
GEOG 348 Latin America4
GEOG 355 Africa, South of the Sahara3
GEOG 358 Human Geography of Southeast Asia3
GEOG/​ENVIR ST/​HISTORY  460 American Environmental History4
GEOG 501 Space and Place: A Geography of Experience3
History
HISTORY/​E A STDS/​POLI SCI  255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations3-4
HISTORY/​LCA  265 An Introduction to Central Asia: From the Silk Route to Afghanistan3
HISTORY/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​GEOG/​POLI SCI/​SOC  277 Africa: An Introductory Survey4
Languages and Cultures of Asia
LCA/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
LCA/​ASIAN AM/​HISTORY  246 Southeast Asian Refugees of the "Cold" War4
LCA/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC  252 The Civilizations of India-Modern Period4
LCA 266 Introduction to the Middle East3
LCA/​RELIG ST  355 Hinduism4
LCA/​HISTORY/​RELIG ST  438 Buddhism and Society in Southeast Asian History3-4
LCA/​HISTORY  450 Making of Modern South Asia3-4
LCA/​ANTHRO  462 Anthropology of South Asia3
Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies
LACIS/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​GEOG/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
Sociology
SOC/​C&E SOC  140 Introduction to Community and Environmental Sociology3
SOC 170 Population Problems3-4

Electives

Choose additional electives to reach the minimum of 24 credits. Electives must be chosen from the departments of Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.

Recommended Course Options

It is strongly recommended to take at least one of the following non-Western interdisciplinary courses while meeting the minor requirements.

GEOG/​HISTORY/​LCA/​POLI SCI/​SOC  244 Introduction to Southeast Asia: Vietnam to the Philippines4
GEOG/​HISTORY/​LCA/​POLI SCI/​SOC  252 The Civilizations of India-Modern Period4
GEOG/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​C&E SOC/​HISTORY/​LACIS/​POLI SCI/​SOC/​SPANISH  260 Latin America: An Introduction3-4
GEOG/​AFRICAN/​AFROAMER/​ANTHRO/​HISTORY/​POLI SCI/​SOC  277 Africa: An Introductory Survey4
HISTORY/​E A STDS/​POLI SCI  255 Introduction to East Asian Civilizations3-4
HISTORY/​LCA  265 An Introduction to Central Asia: From the Silk Route to Afghanistan3