Childhood Education (Social Studies), BA

General Education Program
Writing (WR)3
Quantitative Literacy (QR)3-4
Discrete Mathematics
Oral Communications (OC)3
Fitness/Health (FH)2-3
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
US History 1896 to Present
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
CED-2200Methods of Effective Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom (1-6)3
CED-3300Methods of Instruction in Writing (grades 1-6)3
CED-3200Methods of Instruction in Mathematics (grades 1-6)3
CED-3000Methods of Instruction in Science (grades 1-6)3
CED-3700Methods of Instruction in Social Studies And Geography (grades 1-6)3
CED-4300Methods of Instruction in Beginning Reading (grades 1-6)3
Select two foreign language courses in sequence6
HIS-1102Survey of Western Civilization (since 1500)3
HIS-2202Ancient History3
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 courses:3
Race and Ethnicity in American Life
History of the African American
Select two of the following courses:6
HIS-2310Latin American History3
World in the 20th Century
The Atlantic World
PSC 2320-2323 Current Problems
Africa Government and Politics
Asia Government and Politics
Social Anthropology
Select one of the following courses: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
MAT-1103Foundations of Mathematics3
Total Hours135-141

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.