Social Studies Teacher (7-12) (with History Major), B.A. Four-Year Degree Map for Bulletin Year 2021-2022

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 1201 or 1202 recommended)
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core (HIST 1101 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
Major
4 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
HIST 1101: Shaping of the Modern World, or HIST 1201: American Pluralism to 1877, or HIST 1202: American Pluralism Since 1877
Major
3 HIST lower-division course*
Major
3
SEED 2001/CBSE 2001: Historical, Philosophical, and Cultural Foundations of Education
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Individual & Society)
3 HIST lower-division course*
Major
3
SEED 2002/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

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
HIST lower-division course*
Major
3 HIST lower-division course*
Major
3
HIST lower-division course*
Major
3 HIST lower-division 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 upper-division, 4000-level course
Major (grade of C or higher required)
4 HIST upper-division, 4000-level course
Major (grade of C or higher required)
4
HIST lower-division 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 History
1127b Boylan Hall
Swapna Banerjee
banerjee@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.

*Lower Division courses (21 credits) Students must complete at least three credits in each of the following groups: a), b), c), and d). a) European history b) Transnational and comparative history c) United States history d) African, Asian, Caribbean, Latin American, and Middle Eastern history. Within the specific geographic regions listed below, all students majoring in History must take at least one course from before 1500 from among the following: HIST 3001, 3002, 3003, 3015, 3021, 3022, 3023, 3024, 3025, 3030, 3031, 3033, 3040, 3044, 3050, 3070, 3090, 3100, 3101, 3102, 3103, 3310, 3317, 3323, 3352, 3530, 3532, 3536, 3560. And any two additional courses, excluding HIST 1101, HIST 1201 and HIST. 1202.

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 History
1127b Boylan Hall
Swapna Banerjee
banerjee@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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

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