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Social Sciences

Core Curriculum Requirements

 

American History:

  • HIST 1301 - U.S. History I - 3 semester hours (3-0-0) 

    A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United States from the pre-Columbian era to the Civil War/Reconstruction period. United States History I includes the study of pre-Columbian, colonial, revolutionary, early national, slavery and sectionalism, and the Civil War/ Reconstruction eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History I include: American settlement and diversity, American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, and creation of the federal government. Prerequisite: A passing score on the TASP/THEA reading section. Three hours lecture per week. 

  • HIST 1301 - U.S. History II - 3 semester hours (3-0-0) 

    A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, and intellectual history of the United from the Civil War/Reconstruction era to the present. United States History II examines industrialization, immigration, world wars, the Great Depression, Cold War and post-Cold War eras. Themes that may be addressed in United States History II include: American culture, religion, civil and human rights, technological change, economic change, immigration and migration, urbanization and suburbanization, the expansion of the federal government, and the study of U. S. foreign policy. Prerequisite: A passing score on the TASP/THEA reading section. Three hours lecture per week.

Government/Political Science:

  • GOVT 2305 - Federal Government (Federal Constitution & Topics)
    3 semester hours (3-0-0) 
    Origin and development of the U.S. Constitution, structure and powers of the national government including the legislative, executive, and judicial branches, federalism, political participation, the national election process, public policy, civil liberties and civil rights. This course satisfies three of the
    six hours of government required for a bachelor’s degree from a state institution of higher education, as well as an Associate of Arts degree from Weatherford College. Students transferring credit hours from a Texas college or university using the GOVT 2305, 2306 sequence are advised that only GOVT 2301 may be combined with these hours to meet the content requirements of Texas Education Code 51.301. Prerequisite: A passing score on the TASP reading section. Three hours lecture per week. 

     
  • GOVT 2306 - Texas Government (Texas Constitution & Topics) - 
    3 semester hours (3-0-0) 
    Origin and development of the Texas constitution, structure and powers of state and local government, federalism and inter-governmental relations, political participation, the election process, public policy, and the political culture of Texas. This course satis es three of the six hours of government required for a bachelor’s degree from a state institution of higher education, as well as an Associate of Arts degree from Weatherford College. Students transferring credit hours from a Texas college or university using the GOVT 2305, 2306 sequence are advised that only GOVT 2301 may be combined with these hours to meet the content requirements of Texas Education Code 51.301. Prerequisite: A passing score on the TASP reading section. Three hours lecture per week. 

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Social/Behavioral Sciences:

  • ECON 2301 - Principles of Economics (Macro) 3 semester hours (3-0-0) 
    An analysis of the economy as a whole including measurement and determination of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, national income, income, inflation, and unemployment. Other topics include international trade, economic growth, business cycles, scal policy, and monetary policy. Three hours lecture per week. 

    or
  • ECON 2302 - Principles of Economics (Micro) 3 semester hours (3-0-0) 
    Analysis of the behavior of individual economic agents, including consumer behavior and demand, producer behavior and supply, price and output decisions by rms under various market structures, factor markets, market failures, and international trade. Three hours lecture per week. 

Language, Philosophy and Culture:           

  • HIST 2311 - Western Civilization to 1700 3 semester hours (3-0-0) 
    A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from human origins to the 17th century. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization I include the cultural legacies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Islamic civilizations, and Europe through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformations. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301. Three hours lecture per week.

    or
  • HIST 2312 - Western Civilization to 1700 3 semester hours (3-0-0)
    A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from the 17th century to the modern era. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization II include absolutism and constitutionalism, growth of nation states, the Enlightenment, revolutions, classical liberalism, industrialism, imperialism, global con ict, the Cold War, and globalism. Prerequisite: English 1301. Three hours lecture per week.                  

Electives:

  • HIST 2311 - Western Civilization to 1700 3 semester hours (3-0-0) 
    A survey of the social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and intellectual history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from human origins to the 17th century. Themes that should be addressed in Western Civilization I include the cultural legacies of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Rome, Byzantium, Islamic civilizations, and Europe through the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformations. Prerequisite: ENGL 1301. Three hours lecture per week.

     
  • GOVT 2306 - Texas Government (Texas Constitution & Topics)
    3 semester hours (3-0-0) 
    Origin and development of the Texas constitution, structure and powers of state and local government, federalism and inter-governmental relations, political participation, the election process, public policy, and the political culture of Texas. This course satis es three of the six hours of government required for a bachelor’s degree from a state institution of higher education, as well as an Associate of Arts degree from Weatherford College. Students transferring credit hours from a Texas college or university using the GOVT 2305, 2306 sequence are advised that only GOVT 2301 may be combined with these hours to meet the content requirements of Texas Education Code 51.301. Prerequisite: A passing score on the TASP reading section. Three hours lecture per week. 
     
  • GEOG 1303 - World Geography3 semester hours (3-0-0)
    Study of major world regions with emphasis on prevailing conditions and developments, including emerging conditions and trends, and the awareness of diversity of ideas and practices to be found in those regions. Course content may include one or more regions. Three hours lecture per week. 

* Government, history, and economics majors should seek advisement within the Social Sciences Department regarding special transfer degree requirements. 


Contact:
Dr. Scott Tarnowieckyi, Department Chair
starnowieckyi@wc.edu  |  817-598-6326

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