Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Science, Letters, and Society (1-6) (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  87-91 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

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 Credit Hours: 87-91

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

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.