Adolescent Education (Social Studies), BA

General Education Program
Writing (WR)3
Quantitative Literacy (QR)3-4
Oral Communications (OC)3
Fitness/Health (FH)2-3
Health Issues
Information, Technology & Media Literacy (ITML)3
Religious Studies (RS)3
Freshman Seminar (FS)1
Humanistic & Creative Expression (HCE)6
Natural & Physical World (NPW)6-10
Philosophical, Ethical & Moral Dimensions (PEM)6
Environment & Human Experience (SEH)6
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
World Heritage & Global Perspectives (WHG)6
Education Major
ED-1201Foundations of Education3
ED-2020Educational Psychology3
ED-2100Assessment and Evaluation3
PSY-1103Developmental Psych I: Child/Adolescent3
SED-2040Introduction to Special Education3
ED-3000Teaching With Technology3
ED-4350Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners3
ED-4990Supervised Student Teaching 16
AED-2200Methods of Instruction in Secondary Education3
AED-3320Lit in the Content Area (grades 7-12) Instruction3
AED-3500Meth of Instruct: Secondr'y Social Stud Studies3
Select two foreign language courses in a sequence6
Select one Mathematics course (except MAT-1101 Quantitative Reasoning)3
HIS-1101Survey of Western Civilization to 15003
HIS-2401US History Age of Discovery 17893
HIS-3301Medieval History3
HIS-3312Renaissance and Reformation3
HIS-3402History of the United States 1789-18963
Select one of the following courses3
Race and Ethnicity in American Life
History of the African American
Select three of the following courses:9
World in the 20th Century
PSC 2320-2323 Current Problems
Latin American History
The Atlantic World
Africa Government and Politics
Asia Government and Politics
Social Anthropology
Select one of the following:3
New York on Location: Walking Tours in The City
New York City in the American Urban Experience.
Famous Trials: Landmark Legal Cases In American History
PSC-1204American National Government3
Liberal Arts 26
Total Hours132-138

The General Education Program is the academic cornerstone of St. Francis College and affirms its mission to graduate educated, well-rounded students to enter and participate in a changing and culturally diverse world.

As an integrated program of studies, it focuses on developing the skills expected of a liberally educated person. It provides students with a broadly-based foundation outside their areas of specialization, an understanding of how various disciplines intersect and differ, and assists in cultivating a disposition for lifelong learning.

Institutional Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate sensitivity to creative expression
  2. Communicate ideas and information through written, oral, visual and digital media
  3. Employ critical and analytical skills
  4. Value diverse perspectives of the human experience
  5. Implement information, technology and media literacy
  6. Demonstrate quantitative literacy

Foundation Courses- First Year College (18 credits)

To ensure refinement of basic reasoning and cognitive skills needed for successful completion of any college degree program, the general education program requires 18 credits in foundational courses targeting student learning outcomes (SLOs) in writing; quantitative reasoning; oral communications; information, technology, and media literacy; fitness or health; religious studies; and the Freshman Seminar. Each student is required to successfully complete one course in each of the areas of the First Year College.

Bodies of Knowledge (30 credits)

A selection of 30 credits in broad areas of inquiry, designated as Bodies of Knowledge, allow students the flexibility to gain breadth and depth in a field outside of a major. Each student is required to successfully complete two different courses in each of the five Bodies of Knowledge.