As an Education major, a student develops a strong knowledge base in the subject area they intend to teach. They also receive in-depth preparation in how to teach, including both general and subject area instructional methods. The following degree-majors can be combined with a Bachelor of Education (Social Studies Education) degree:
- Canadian Studies
- General Major in the Social Sciences
- Political Science
Anthropology studies the diversity of human behaviour and life in every part of the world. It examines the material, social, and cultural conditions of human behaviour and life from this locally global perspective.
Canadian Studies offers students the opportunity to concentrate their studies on facets of the Canadian national experience such as history, economics, geography, government and politics, sociology, literature, and aboriginal culture.
Economics is the study of how market forces reflect decisions made by individuals, businesses, and governments. It is also about evaluating the performance of institutions. It shows us how to compare different arrangements for achieving economic and societal goals.
Geography is a diverse discipline, encompassing the study of spatial organization, environmental change and regional models in both human and natural systems. Geographers employ theories and techniques from the social and natural sciences as well as emerging information technologies.
A General Major in the Social Sciences, unlike a single discipline major, allows you to customize your course selection to your interests and abilities. Students in this program will focus on three streams; in addition to the majors listed above, students can also choose from Kinesiology, Native American Studies, and Women & Gender Studies.
The study of History provides a profound understanding of the present, human behaviours and actions, and cultural and ethical issues, as well as a sense of direction and identity.
Political Science is the study of how society governs itself municipally, provincially, nationally, and internationally. It closely examines individual political parties and their underlying frameworks.
Sociology provides the conceptual and methodological framework to understand society. Its primary goal is to stimulate sociological thinking, applying imagination and critical analysis to the many facets of social life.