Social Studies Teacher (7-12) (with Political Science 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
3 World Cultures & Global Issues
Pathways Flexible Core
3
POLS 1001 or 1002 or 1003 or 1004 or 1005 or 1006 or 1007
Major
3 POLS 3000-level or higher course*
Major
3
HIST course
Major (History course)
3 POLS 3000-level or higher course*
Major
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
POLS 3012W or 3190W or 3191W or 3290W or 3390W or 3391W or 3392W or 3393W or 3490W or 3491W
Major
4 Creative Expression
Pathways Flexible Core
3
SEED 2001 or CBSE 2001
Major (Also fulfills Pathways Individual & Society)
3 POLS 3000-level or higher course*
Major
3
SEED 2002 or CBSE 2002
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 - 16 credits Credits Spring Classes - 16 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
POLS 3014W or 3423
Major
4 POLS 3000-level or higher course*
Major
3
HIST 3345 or 3410 or 3420 or 3424 or 3430 or 3441 or 3442 or 3450 or 3457
Major (Government course/History course)
3 POLS 3000-level or higher course*
Major
3
SEED 3401: Language and Literacy in Urban School Contexts
Major
3 SEED 3402: Teaching Adolescents in the Content Areas
Major
4
HIST course
Major (History course)
3 HIST course
Major (History course)
3

Fourth Year

Fall Classes - 15 credits Credits Spring Classes - 12 credits Credits
College Option
Pathways College Option
3 College Option
Pathways College Option
3
POLS 4000W: Capstone Senior Seminar
Major
4 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 course
Major (History course)
3
HIST course
Major (History course)
3 General Elective
General Elective
1

Degree Details

39 Pathways Credits*

80 Major Credits

  30 Political Science credits

  26 SEED credits

  3 ECON credits (Economics course)

  21 History credits (including Government course)

1 General Elective Credits

120 Total Credits

Contact Information

Department of Political Science
3413 James Hall
Paisley Currah
pcurrah@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 Political Science 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 Political Science 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 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.)

*For the Political Science major, students must complete five POLS 3000-level or higher elective courses. However, only one course from POLS 5001 or POLS 5002 may be included. Only one POLS course numbered 3603-3651 may be included, with the exception of 3650.

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 advisors on a regular basis.

Contact Information

Department of Political Science
3413 James Hall
Paisley Currah
pcurrah@brooklyn.cuny.edu

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

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