Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Science, Letters, and Society (Birth-2) (BA)

For admission to and continuation in the major of Science, Letters, and Society (Birth-2) BA a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.

General Education Requirements  42 credits 
Major Requirements  91-93 credits
Total Credits Required  120*

*19 credits required for the Major also satisfy general education requirements.

A math placement test is recommended for all students who have demonstrated CUNY proficiency.  The placement test is offered at scheduled times in the College Testing Office.


Major Requirements

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

4

Any ENH 200-level course

4

MTH 123College Algebra and Trigonometry(MQ)(STEM)

4

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 Cultures(RLA)

4

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

4

SLS 303Humanities III: Modern Cultures(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(P&D)(CO)

4

SLS 241World Civilization II(P&D)(CO)

4

SLS 245Contemporary Social Issues(RLA)

4

SLS 325Social Thought(CO)

4

Foreign Language Requirement

ARB/ASL/CHN/FRN/ITL/SPNDemonstration of proficiency in a foreign language through the Intermediate level 213 or above

0-4

Education Sequence

EDC 105Introductory Seminar on Infants and Toddlers in Early Childhood Education(RNL)

1

EDC 108Introduction to Early Childhood Education(RNL)

3

EDC 215Psychological Foundations of Early Childhood Education(RLA)

3

EDC 218Language and Literacy in the Early Childhood Curriculum(RNL)

3

EDP 220Special Educational Needs of People with Disabilities(RLA)

3

EDC 310Reading and Writing in the Primary Grades(RNL)

3

EDC 316Social Contexts of Early Childhood Education(RLA)

3

EDC 332Creative Arts in an Integrated Early Childhood Curriculum(RNL)

3

EDC 340Early Childhood Mathematics Education(RNL)

3

EDC 342Teaching Science As Inquiry in Early Childhood(RNL)

3

EDC 360Social Studies in Early Childhood Education(RNL)

3

EDC 440Student Teaching and Seminar in Early Childhood Education I(RNL)

2-4

EDC 441Student Teaching and Seminar in Early Childhood Education II(RNL)

3

Total Credit Hours: 91-93

EDP 220 is a requirement for NYS Certification and may also be used to satisfy the social science general education requirement. Students are encouraged to take this course prior to graduation.

Total Credit Hours: 120

Fieldwork in Early Childhood

This is a field-intensive program. Students' time in the field typically occurs in addition to the regularly scheduled class times of a course. The amount of time and the nature of the field experience are in some cases assigned to specific courses and in others linked to all courses taken as a corequisite(s) in a given semester. Students who are granted approval by the Program Committee to deviate from this sequencing will have their field requirements adjusted by their early childhood education faculty advisor in conjunction with the Director Fieldwork.