Social Science Subject Matter Competency

California State University, Fresno 63 units total

Part I. Required Core

ALL of the following courses are required. (10 classes = 30 units)

  • **HIST 4 Intro to Historical Skills
  • **HIST 11 American to 1877
  • **HIST 12 American from 1877
  • **HIST 20 World History I
  • **HIST 21 World History II
  • HIST 187 California History
  • **GEOG 4 World Geography
  • PLSI 1 Modern Politics
  • **PLSI 2 Am Gov and Institutions
  • **ECON 165 The Modern Am Economy (prereq. for Area 1)

Part II. Depth

Choose ONE course from of EACH of the following groups (A-I). (9 classes = 27 units)

Group A

  • HIST 151 British Empire
  • HIST 170 Am. Colonies, 1607-1763
  • HIST 171 Am. Revolution, 1763-1815
  • HIST 172 Jacksonian Am., 1815-1848
  • HIST 176 Atlantic World, 1500-1800

Group B

  • HIST 153 U.S. During the Cold War
  • HIST 158 Am. Civil War
  • HIST 173 U.S., 1865-1914
  • HIST 174 U.S., 1914-1945
  • HIST 175 U.S., 1945-Present

Group C

  • HIST 159 Reconstruction of Am., 1865-1900
  • HIST 166 U.S.-Latin Am. Diplo.
  • HIST 178 History of African Am
  • HIST 182 Westward Movement
  • HIST 194 U.S. and Vietnam

Group D

  • HIST 111 Ancient Greece
  • HIST 112 Ancient Rome
  • HIST 122 Medieval Culture
  • HIST 125 Renaissance

Group E

  • HIST 132 Revolutionary Europe
  • HIST 133 Europe, 20 th Century
  • HIST 138 WWII: A Global Conflict
  • HIST 143 Russia & Eurasia, 20 th Century
  • HIST 167 Social Rev in Latin America

Group F

  • HIST 110 Ancient Near East & Egypt
  • HIST 157 Modern Africa
  • HIST 160 Great Am. Civ.
  • HIST 162 South America
  • HIST 165 Modern Mexico
  • HIST 192 Mod. Far East 1949-present

Group G

  • GEOG 127 Global Environmental Change
  • GEOG 161 Historical Geog of U.S.
  • GEOG 166 Geog of World Econ (was 130)
  • GEOG 172 Cultural Geog of Ancient America
  • GEOG 178 Geog of California (was 168)

Group H

  • PLSI 103 California Politics
  • PLSI 140 Appr to Comp Politics
  • PLSI 151 Pol Participation & Pol Parties
  • PLSI 153 Presidential Politics
  • PLSI 154 Congressional Politics
  • PLSI 171 Const Law, Civil Lib, & Civil Rights

Group I

  • ECON 101 History of Econ Thought
  • ECON 110 Economic Hist of U.S.

(and courses approved by Credential Adviser)

Part III. Breadth

Choose ONE from TWO different disciplines (J-N). (2 classes = 6 units)

J.

  • AFRS 135 African American Community

K.

  • ANTH 115 World Culture
  • ANTH 136 Anthropology of Education

L.

  • CLAS 100 Chicano Literature
  • CLAS 141 The Chicano and the Ed System
  • CLAS 152 The Chicano Family

M.

  • SOC122 Social Movements
  • SOC 157 Social Change
  • SOC 165 The Family
  • SOC 169 Sociology of Religion

N.

  • WS 103 History of Feminism
  • WS 148 Women and Religion

(and courses approved by Credential Adviser)

A grade of "C" or above is required on all classes, except in ** classes, where you must earn an "A" or "B".

Lower division major req. 9
Upper division major req. (of 27 units) 21
Elective units (of 24 units) 24
GE units 9
Total 63 units