Social Studies Teacher (7-12) (with Anthropology and Archaeology Major), B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2020-2021

First Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
ENGL 1010: English Composition I
Pathways Required Core
3 ENGL 1012: English Composition II
Pathways Required Core
3
Math & Quantitative Reasoning
Pathways Required Core
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
ANTH 3135: The American Urban Experience: Anthropological Perspectives
Major (Also fulfills Pathways US Experience in its Diversity)
3 ANTH 1200: Human Origins
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Life & Physical Sciences)
3
ANTH 1100 or ANTH 1300 or ANTH 1400
Major
3 HIST course
Major (History course)
3
HIST course
Major (History course)
3 HIST course
Major (History course)
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
ANTH 1100 or ANTH 1300 or ANTH 1400
Major
3 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
SEED 2001 or CBSE 2001 Historical, Philosophical, and Cultural Foundations of Education
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Individual & Society)
3 ANTH 2000 or 3000-level course
Major
3
SEED 2002 or CBSE 2002 Children and Youth in Urban Education: Developmental, Psychological and Sociological Perspectives
Major
3 SEED 3456: Inclusive Education and Teaching Students with Special Needs
Major
3
HIST course
Major (History course)
3 HIST 3332 or 3470 or 3472 or 3512 or ECON 2002 or 2100 or 2200
Major (Economics course)
3

Third Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
ANTH Field or Lab course*
Major
3 ANTH 3000-level or higher course
Major
3
ANTH 3000-level or higher course
Major
3 ANTH 4601: Anthropological Theory
Major
3
SEED 3401: Language and Literacy in Urban School Contexts
Major
3 SEED 3402: Teaching Adolescents in the Content Areas
Major
4
HIST 3345 or 3410 or 3420 or 3424 or 3430 or 3441 or 3442 or 3450 or 3457
Major (Government course/History course)
3 HIST course
Major (History course)
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 14 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
ANTH 3120W: Ethnography or 3245 Research Methods in Anthropology
Major
3 ANTH 4000: Senior Seminar in Anthropology
Major
3
SEED 4402: Seminar on Methods of Teaching Social Studies, Student Teaching I
Major
5 ANTH 1008: Mini-Course in Selected Topics in Anthropology
Major
1
HIST course
Major (History course)
3 ANTH 3000-level or higher course
Major
3
    SEED 4408: Advanced Seminar on Methods of Teaching Social Studies, Student Teaching II
Major
5

Degree Details

33 Pathways Credits

87 Major Credits

  37 Anthropology credits

  26 SEED credits

  3 ECON credits (one Economics and one Government course)

  21 History credits (including Government course)

186 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
3307 James Hall
Jillian Cavanaugh, Chairperson
jcavanaugh@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Department of Secondary Education
2608 James Hall
Lyn-donna George
lyn-donna.george62@brooklyn.cuny.edu

*The Pathways curriculum is typically 42 credits. However, the Social Studies Teacher (with Anthropology major) B.A. includes three courses (ANTH 1200, ANTH 3135, and SEED 2001 or CBSE 2001) that also satisfy Pathways requirements. Therefore, students majoring in Social Studies Teacher (with Anthropology major) B.A. only need to complete 33 additional Pathways credits.

The four-year degree map is designed to help you take the right courses in the right order so you can graduate in four years. It also helps you distinguish what courses qualify as Pathways courses, or Major courses, or General Elective courses. Ideally, you should follow the four-year degree map as closely as possible, but you are free to make some adjustments so long as the prerequisite requirements are satisfied.

Students who wish to pursue a B.A. degree in Secondary Education for Social Studies Teacher 7-12 must complete one of the following majors: Africana Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, or Sociology. (Study must include within the major, or in addition to courses in the major, study in economics, government, and at least 21 credits in the history and geography of the United States and the world.)

There is a lot of choice in the Anthropology major, and therefore a lot of flexibility. There are various course-sequences students can follow to complete the major, plus various subfields of anthropology (cultural, linguistic, biological anthropology, or archaeology) within the major students may pursue. Thus it is strongly recommended that students meet with an advisor from CAASS and from the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology early on in order to customize their degree map according to their interests.

*Students must complete a field or lab course chosen from the following: ANTH 3015, ANTH 3016, ANTH 3120W, ANTH 3156, ANTH 3240, ANTH 3245, ANTH 3301, ANTH 3440, ANTH 3470, ANTH 3475, ANTH 3480, ANTH 4110. These field or lab courses are available (locally, nationally, and internationally) during fall and spring, as well as winter and summer sessions (6 credits), and should be completed after the 2nd year and before the 4th year.

Students must have a GPA of 2.70 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to take SEED 2001 and 2002. Students must have a B- in both SEED 2001 and 2002 and a GPA of 2.75 or higher based on a minimum of 30 credits in liberal arts and sciences to continue to SEED 3401, and SEED 3402, and SEED 3456.

To take SEED 4402, students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher, a B- or better in both SEED 3401 and 3402, and/or permission of the head of the program. To take SEED 4408, students must earn a B- or higher in SEED 4402, a GPA of 2.75 or higher in their major, and the permission of the head of the program.

In conjunction with the four-year degree map, you should review Degree Works, and the Brooklyn College website, for an approved list of courses in your major. You are strongly encouraged to visit the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology for advisement before registering for classes every semester.

Contact Information

Department of Anthropology and Archaeology
3307 James Hall
Jillian Cavanaugh, Chairperson
jcavanaugh@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Department of Secondary Education
2608 James Hall
Lyn-donna George
lyn-donna.george62@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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