Social Studies

The Social Studies Program at Castleton offers students an exciting and interdisciplinary field of study. As a social studies major you will learn to analyze the many forces that have shaped human lives, institutions, interactions, and endeavors, both in the past and in the present. The social studies curriculum at Castleton spans departments and disciplines, exposing students to such varied fields as anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, and sociology. The insights gained in the social studies core will lead you to analyze, interpret, and appreciate the complexity of our increasingly globalized society.

Castleton’s Social Studies Program especially focuses on preparing future secondary school teachers. The major is a particularly good choice for those who wish to teach broadly in the social sciences. The program offers students a strong grounding in U.S. history, but also prepares candidates to offer required or elective high school courses in world history, economics, geography, anthropology, sociology, and U.S. government.