Social Studies

SUGGESTED FOUR-YEAR MAJOR PLAN (ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014)

The suggested Four-Year Major Plan is a guide to help Caldwell College students complete their graduation requirements within four years. It is a suggested framework which builds upon the core curriculum as well as the required and elective courses within a student’s major. This suggested plan does not include developmental courses. Should developmental courses be required, students will need to work with their Academic Advisor to include those additional courses; this may delay graduation in four years. Students should always meet with their Academic Advisor to further individualize their academic plans and confirm the availability of courses and course sequencing. The following credits below include the minimum required courses and credits needed to graduate. Students enrolled as full-time status may take 12-18 credits a semester.

NOTE: This suggested Four-Year Major Plan applies to students who matriculated during the 2013-2014 academic year.

First Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
Core: FS 189 Freshman Seminar (Freshmen only) 1 HI 102 The Shaping of the West 3
BU 101 Survey of Economics 3 History Major Elective** 3
Core: EN 111 College Writing* (or EN 320 or EN 119 & EN 120 by placement) 3 Core: CO 230 Communication Skills(or DR 102,103,104) 3
Core: MA 112 Concept of Mathematics(or college-level math by placement) 3 Core: CS 115 Essential Computer Skills (or elective/core) 3
Core: HI 101 Roots of the West 3 Core: TH 102 Intro. to Christian Theology 3
Core: Modern Language Core – SP/FR/AS/IT 3    
Total: 16 Total: 15
Second Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
HI 203 Growth of American Nation I 3 HI 204 Growth of American Nation II 3
PO 225 American Government or PO 362 International Relations 3 History Major Elective** 3
Core: PH 102 Intro. to Philosophy 3 AN 225 Cultural Anthropology 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Core: Literature – EN xxx 3
Core: Biological or Physical Science 3 Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
Third Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
GY 335 World Geography 3 Core: Social Science**** 3
History Major Elective** 3 History Major Elective** 3
Enriched Core Cluster (Ethical Inquiry/Global Awareness/Catholic & Dominican) 3 Elective 3
Core: Fine Arts – Art or Music 3 Elective 3
Core: Social Science**** 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15
Fourth Year
Fall Semester CR Spring Semester CR
HI/PO Senior Seminar*** 3 Elective 3
HI/PO 492 Research Seminar*** 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Total: 15 Total: 15

*A second writing intensive (WI) course is required. Students are recommended to complete it before the end of their fourth semester. Students who transfer to Caldwell with a minimum of 30 credits will have their second WI course waived.

**Must complete three of the following courses, one must be global history: HI 210 or HI 211; HI 213; HI 218; HI 220; HI 250; HI 317 and one course from the Global History (Asia, Africa, Latin America, Middle East) cluster, HI 331-338.. 

***HI/PO Senior Seminar and HI/PO 492 Research Seminar must be taken concurrently and may be taken during the fall or spring semester of the student’s senior year. Students may choose from the following Senior Seminar options: HI 407, HI 455, HI 440 or HI/PO 432 and should consult with their advisor/department.

****Students may not double count BU 101 and AN 225 taken for the major with the social science core.

Total Credits Required (minimum): 120 credits

GPA: 2.0 Minimum Grade in Major Courses: C


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