When listing the subjects that I teach in a sentence such as science, math, and social studies, do I capitalize them?

asked Jul 14 '13 at 01:15 Nicole New member

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Since science, math, and social studies are not proper nouns, you don't have to capitalize them. Also, you must capitalize the word English in this sentence ''I have a degree in English. English is a proper noun. 

link comment answered Jul 14 '13 at 02:47 ducdang123 Contributor

Add to this that when those common nouns are used as the name of a course, especially with a designation such as '101', then they become proper nouns.  For example, 'I teach Math 101.' But, 'I teach math.'

link comment answered Jul 14 '13 at 15:11 Ahmad Barnard Expert

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