Social Sciences Major

Completion of the major consists of 60 units. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade equivalent of 2.00 or better. Additionally, students must complete a Social Sciences portfolio and fulfill all Core Curriculum requirements.

Required Courses (30 Units)
ECON 201MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
ECON 202MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES3
Select two of the following:6
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION THROUGH THE 17TH CENTURY
HISTORY OF EUROPEAN CIVILIZATION FROM THE 17TH CENTURY
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO THE CIVIL WAR
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CIVIL WAR
WORLD HISTORY BEFORE 1300
WORLD HISTORY SINCE 1300
Select two of the following:6
WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
GEOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
INTRODUCTION TO GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY
Select two of the following:6
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
GOVERNMENTS OF THE WORLD
INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
STATE GOVERNMENT
Select two of the following:6
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Upper-Level Requirements (24 Units)
Select two courses in each of four disciplines out of the seven disciplines (ANTH, CRMJ, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC and SOCI) in the program at the upper-level (300-400 level). At least 12 units of upper-level courses must be taken at Towson University.24
Electives (6 Units)
Select two upper- or lower-level courses in any of the seven disciplines (ANTH, CRMJ, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC and SOCI) in the program6
Total Units60

Suggested Four-Year Plan

Freshman
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
TSEM 102, ENGL 102, or ENGL 190 (Core 1 or 2)3Select one of the following (Core 12):3
Core 33
Select one of the following: (fulfills Core 5, 11 or 12) 3
ENGL 102 or TSEM 102 (Core 2 or 1)3
Core 43
Core 73
Elective3
Select one of the following: (Core 6)3 
 
 
 
 
 
Select one of the following: 3 
 
 
 
 15 15
Sophomore
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Select one of the following (Core 5, 11 or 12):3ECON 201 or 2023
Select one of the following (Core 12):3
Core 10 (possible upper-level HIST or POSC course)3
Select one of the following (Core 6):3Core 13 (possible upper-level SOCI course)3
Elective3
 
 
 
 
Select one of the following: 3 
 
 
 
ECON 201 or 2023 
Core 8 3 
 15 15
Junior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Core 74Upper-Level ANTH, CRMJ, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC or SOCI course 3
Upper-Level ANTH, CRMJ, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC or SOCI course3Upper-Level ANTH, CRMJ, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC or SOCI course 3
Upper-Level ANTH, CRMJ, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC or SOCI course 3Upper-Level course, any subject 3
Core 14 (possible upper-level HIST course)3Elective- any Social Science discipline, any level3
Elective- any Social Science discipline, any level3Elective3
 16 15
Senior
Term 1UnitsTerm 2Units
Upper-Level ANTH, CRMJ, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC or SOCI course 3Upper-Level ANTH, CRMJ, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC or SOCI course 3
Upper-Level ANTH, CRMJ, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC or SOCI course 3Upper-Level ANTH, CRMJ, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC or SOCI course 3
Upper-Level course, any subject3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
Elective3Elective3
 15 15
Total Units 121

1. Demonstrate an understanding of specific disciplines of the social sciences, including basic and advanced concepts, the vocabulary of the disciplines, the ability to do research in the field, and awareness of recent developments in the disciplines.
2. Integrate information from the various disciplines of the social sciences and demonstrate an understanding of interdisciplinary connections.
3. Write clearly and effectively on subjects related to the social sciences.
4. Engage issues in the social sciences analytically and do meaningful, original work.