Social Sciences Department Graduate Student Programs and General Information
The Social Sciences Department provides coursework to satisfy graduate course requirements for students in the following graduate programs:
Master of Education Degree - Secondary Education: Non-Certificate Option
(15 to 20 hours of content courses) History, Sociology, Political Science graduate offerings
Master of Education - Secondary Education: Certificate Option
(10 hours of content courses) History, Sociology, Political Science graduate offerings
Master of Education - Secondary Education: Adult Education Management and Administration Option
(18 hours of content courses) History, Sociology, Political Science graduate offerings
Master of American Studies
(35 hours of core and content area electives) History, Sociology, Political Science graduate offerings
The rotations of regularly taught history courses are as follows:
Fall Semester - Middle Ages, History of Mexico, World History sc 1945, History of the American West, Native American History, U.S. 1877-1932, American Colonial Period, Historiography.
Spring Semester - Oklahoma History and Government, History of Middle and Far East Asia, U.S. Economic History, Modern or Colonial Latin America, African American History, U.S. 1783-1840, U.S. 1933 to Present, Historiography.
Summer Semester - Ancient Greece or Ancient Rome, U.S. Diplomatic History or U.S. History 1841-1877.
***Note*** Other History courses, including Public History, Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, are offered on a three or four semester rotation and students should review degree program course rotations found on the Social Sciences website.
The rotations of regularly taught political sciences courses are as follows:
Fall Semester - Political Theory, Intro to Public Administration, Federal/State/Local Relations, Public Policy Analysis.
Spring Semester - Constitutional Law, Congress, Presidency.
Summer Semester - American Legacy and Leadership and Constitutional Law.
The rotations of regularly taught sociology courses are as follows:
Fall Semester - Social Theory, Social Gerontology.
Spring Semester - Social Psychology, Rural Sociology.
Summer Semester - Public Service Leadership, Cultural Anthropology.
Dr. Kay Decker, Chair of Department and Professor of Sociology
Dr. Roger Hardaway, Professor of History
Dr. Aaron Mason, Associate Professor of Political Science
Dr. Justin Olmstead, Assistant Professor of History
Dr. Eric Schmaltz, Associate Professor of History
J.W. Platt, Instructor of History
Ken Kelsey, Instructor of History and Humanities
***Note*** Graduate Students are urged to visit with faculty informally prior to making committee selections. Graduate committees require significant investments of time and effort on the part of faculty and students should not automatically assume that a faculty member has the amount of time necessary to serve on a graduate student committee. Each faculty member's contact information is located on the department's website.