Social Studies Teacher (7-12) (with History Major), B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2019-2020

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 Life & Physical Sciences
Pathways Required Core
3
U.S. Experience in Its Diversity
Pathways Flexible Core (HIST 3401 or 3402 recommended)
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core (HIST 3005 recommended)
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 HIST 3345 or 3410 or 3420 or 3424 or 3430 or 3441 or 3442 or 3450 or 3457 or a POLS course between 3101 and 3160
Major (Government course)
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
3

Second Year

Fall Classes - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 15 credits Credits
Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3 Scientific World
Pathways Flexible Core
3
HIST 2001W: The Historian's Craft: Theories and Methods
Major
4 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
Pre-1500 course*
Major
3 European HIST course*
Major
3
SEED 2001 or CBSE 2001
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Individual & Society)
3 Transnational & comparative HIST course*
Major
3
SEED 2002 or CBSE 2002
Major
3 SEED 3456: Inclusive Education and Teaching Students with Special Needs
Major
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
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
United States HIST course*
Major
3 HIST 3000-level course
Major
3
African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, & Middle Eastern HIST course*
Major
3 HIST 3000-level course
Major
3
SEED 3401: Language and Literacy in Urban School Contexts
Major
3 SEED 3402: Teaching Adolescents in the Content Areas
Major
4

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 13 credits Credits
HIST 4000-level course
Major (grade of C or higher required)
4 HIST 4000-level colloquium course
Major (grade of C or higher required)
4
HIST 3000-level course
Major
3 SEED 4408: Advanced Seminar on Methods of Teaching Social Studies, Student Teaching II
Major
5
SEED 4402: Seminar on Methods of Teaching Social Studies, Student Teaching I
Major
5 HIST 3332 or 3470 or 3472 or 3512 or ECON 2002 or 2100 or 2200
Major (Economics course)
3
General Elective
General Elective
3 General Elective
General Elective
1

Degree Details

39 Pathways Credits*

68 Major Credits

  36 HIST credits

  26 SEED credits

  6 credits (one Economics & one Government course)

13 General Elective Credits

Students may apply a minor towards their general elective credits.

120 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 History major) B.A. includes a course (SEED 2001 or CBSE 2001) that also satisfies a Pathways requirement. Therefore, students majoring in Social Studies Teacher (with History major) B.A. only need to complete 39 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 majoring in History must complete at least one course from each of the following areas: a) Pre-1500 (Ancient, medieval, and early modern history), b) European history, c) Transnational and comparative history, d) United States history, e) African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, and Middle Eastern history. Please refer to http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/schools/socialsciences/departments/history/undergraduate/courses_u.php?sch=n&div=U&disc=HIST.&department=48&dept_id=88 for a list of HIST courses pertaining to each area. Students are encouraged to visit the Department of History to pick up a "History Major Requirements Worksheet" as well. With permission of the Chairperson, one course taken outside the department may count towards the major.

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. Overall, it is best to review your academic plan with your advisor on a regular basis.

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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