Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Science, Letters, and Society (1-6) (BA)

For admission to and continuation in the major of Science, Letters, and Society a minimum cumumaltive GPA of 3.0 is required.

Pre-Major Requirements: 19 credits

Required Courses

PSY 100Psychology(IS)

3

HST 260U.S.History, First Encounters to the Present(RLA)

4

GEG 200-levelA 200-level Geography course chosen from GEG 225, GEG 250, GEG/ECO 252, GEG/POL 264, GEG 260

ENH 200-levelA 200-level English Literature (ENH) course that fulfills the Textual, Aesthetic, and Linguistic Analysis requirement.

MTH 123College Algebra and Trigonometry(MQ)

4

PSY 100: Fulfills prerequisite for Psychological Foundations of Education courses

ENH 200-level: Fulfills prerequisites for SLS 301, SLS 302, SLS 303

Major Requirements: 36-40 credits

Natural Sciences and Mathematics: 16 credits in mathematics and the natural sciences:

SLS 217Fundamentals of Mathematics I(RLA)

4

SLS 218Fundamentals of Mathematics II(RLA)

4

SLS 261Nature of Physical Processes(RLA)

4

SLS 262Life Science in Context(RLA)

4

Humanities: 12 credits in the humanities:

SLS 301Humanities I: Ancient Culture(RLA)

4

SLS 302Humanities II: Medieval and Early Modern Culture(RLA)

4

SLS 303Humanities III: Modern Culture(RLA)

4

Social Sciences: 8 credits in the social sciences, history, and political science chosen from:

SLS 230American Society(RLA)

4

SLS 235The American Political System(RLA)

4

SLS 240World Civilization I(RLA)

4

SLS 241World Civilization II(RLA)

4

SLS 245Contemporary Social Issues(RLA)

4

SLS 325Social Thought(RLA)

4

Foreign Language Requirement: 0-4 credits

Demonstration of proficiency in a language through the intermediate level, 213 or above.

Note: Students with advanced preparation or appropriate transfer credits in one of the above areas of study may be permitted some substitution of courses in that area, if approved by the coordinator of the SLS program.

Childhood (1-6) Education Sequence: 32 credits

This program provides the academic course content necessary for New York State certification as a childhood teacher at the first- through sixth-grade level (1-6).

Students wishing to be recommended by the College for certification must successfully complete the following sequence of childhood education courses, as well as the Science, Letters, and Society major. In addition, students are required to submit and orally present an exit program portfolio for evaluation and approval to the Education Department upon completion of the Education sequence. Students may enroll in the Childhood Education sequence once they have 45 total credits earned including three credits in psychology, six in the social sciences, and/or philosophy, and ENG 151 (four credits). For admission and continuation in the childhood education sequence and all childhood courses students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Required Courses

EDE 200Social Foundations of Education(RLA)

4

EDE 260Psychological Foundations of Education(RLA)

4

EDE 301Literacy Development and Language Acquisition in Elementary Education(RNL)

4

EDE 302Social Studies, Art, and Reading and Language Arts in Elementary Education(RNL)

6

EDE 303Mathematics, Science, and Music in Elementary Education(RNL)

6

EDE 400Student Teaching in Elementary Education(RNL)

6

EDE 402Reflection and Analysis in Student Teaching in Elementary Education(RNL)

2

Total Credits Required: 120