Social Inquiry Department
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Swenson Hall 3061
Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880
Social Inquiry Department
Fact Sheet Details
If you are interested in teaching social studies at the high school or middle school level, then the Broad Field Social Studies Major is designed for you. Broad Field Social Studies students pursue coursework in Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology and must also complete an area of concentration in History or Political Science. (Individuals interested in teaching must also complete a set of professional courses in Teacher Education.) Completion of the Broad Field Social Studies Major provides students the depth of content knowledge necessary to teach middle school social studies, high school classes within their area of concentration, as well as inter-disciplinary high school classes such as civics and world cultures.
Broad Field Social Studies students benefit from UW-Superior's academic strengths in the broad social sciences, as well as from our well-regarded teacher education program. Alumni teach at schools across northwestern Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota and in locations as far away as Florida and Colorado.
Degrees and Majors/Minors
Broad Field Social Studies-History Concentration
Broad Field Social Studies-Political Science Concentration
Broad Field Social Studies-Psychology Concentration
Social Studies Minor for Elementary Education
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What Alumni Have to Say
"Studying History and Social Studies at UWS allowed me to develop and expand not simply in my content areas, but also in my skills of inquiry and analysis. In short, I learned how to think. My experience as a History and Social Studies major gave me the insight to see what it means to be an effective teacher and continues to be the model I use as a professional educator."
-Ben Swanson, '04-High School Social Studies Teacher, Drummond Area School District
"In an era of high-stakes testing, the Broad Field Social Studies/History Major at UW-Superior allowed me to expand my content knowledge through its expansive course offerings. Furthermore, the program's emphasis on critical and analytical thinking offered a model of how to increase rigor in the secondary social studies classroom."
Jenifer L. Kuras, '03-Assistant Principal, Jackson Middle School, Orlando, Florida
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