It is the objective of the Social Sciences Department to expose the students to the common principles within the disciplines of economics, geography, history, and political science (government). The student should be able to acquire, understand, and analyze discipline data and display proficiency in the use of discipline specific skills at a collegiate level.
Many of the courses in the Social Sciences Department are Core required. HIST 1301 and HIST 1302 fulfill the US History Core. GOVT 2305 and GOVT 2306 fulfill the Government Core. ECON 1301, ECON 2301, and ECON 2302 can each fulfill the Behavioral Sciences Core. Additionally ECON 2301 and ECON 2302 are pre-requisites for upper-division courses in Business, Economics, and Finance majors. Either HIST 2311 or HIST 2312 can fulfill the Humanities Core requirement. GOVT 2304 (Introduction to Politic Science) is a useful course for those students who might want to pursue a degree in Political Science (Government) but is only an elective and it is uncommon for that course to be accepted as anything other than an elective at universities. HIST 2301 (Texas History) currently is not a Core fulfilling course at Weatherford College however many education degrees at various institutions require the course. HIST 2321 and HIST 2322 are again electives, however they are frequently become requirements for degrees in History and in some cases Secondary Education Social Studies. GEOG 1303 is again an elective, but again is a required course for some degrees, most notably in education at some universities.