To complete the Minor (BC) or Special Concentration (CC/GS) in Education Studies, students must complete 20-24 points of coursework, listed below.


Educational Foundations
(1 course)

EDUC BC 1510 FA/SP                                    

Educational Foundations (required)


Educational Electives
(2 courses; 1 course must be an EDUC course)

EDUC BC 3032

Investigating the Purposes and Aims of Education Policy

EDUC BC 3040

Migration, Globalization, and Education

EDUC BC 3042

Gender, Sexuality, and Schooling


Education and Social Change in Comparative Global Contexts

EDUC BC 3045 FA Complicating Class: Education and the Limits of Equity
EDUC BC 3250 Education in a Polarized and Unequal Society

URBS UN 3310 

Race, Space, and Urban Schools

PHIL UN 2100

Philosophy of Education

SOCI UN 3225

Sociology of Education

SOCI UN 3974

Sociology of Schools

ECON BC 3012

Economics of Education

PSYC BC 2134

Educational Psychology


Interdisciplinary Elective
(1 course with advanced approval from Education faculty adviser)

See list below for possible courses. Please complete the Petition to Count a Course for an Education Requirement to get final approval from your faculty adviser before enrolling in the course.

Your final project or paper for the Interdisciplinary Elective course should focus on educational issues and a copy of the project or paper must be submitted to the Education Program Office for inclusion in your student file.


Pedagogical Elective
(1 course, including 35 fieldwork hours)

EDUC BC 3052 Inclusive Approaches to Teaching Literacy: Theory and Practice

EDUC BC 3050

Science in the City I

EDUC BC 3052     

Math and the City

EDUC BC 3055

Arts & Humanities in the City

EDUC BC 3058

Science in the City II


(1 course, including at least 35 fieldwork hours) 


Seminar in Urban Education (taken in the fall or spring semester of your junior or senior year)

NOTE: Courses taken for the Education Studies minor/special concentration may not be counted for the major or another minor/special concentration. For example, a student majoring in Sociology and including Sociology of Education for the major would enroll in another Educational Foundations course to complete the Education Studies requirement. 


Courses that fulfill Requirement C - Interdisciplinary Elective

Africana Studies (Barnard)
AFRS BC 3528 Harlem on My Mind: The Political Economy of Harlem
AFRS BC 3020 Harlem Crossroads

American Studies
AMST UN 3930 (Sec. 003) Topics in American Studies: Equity in American Higher Education
AMST UN 3931 (Sec. 002) Topics in American Studies: Race, Poverty, and American Criminal Justice

ANTH UN 3660 Gender, Culture, and Human Rights

Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
CSER UN 3928 Colonization/Decolonization

ECON BC 3011 Inequality and Poverty
ECON GU 4438 Economics of Race in the U.S.

History (Barnard)
HIST BC 3408 Emerging Cities: 19th Century Urban History of the Americas and Europe
HIST BC 4444 Freedom Dreams: Struggles for Justice in the U.S. and Beyond
HIST BC 4543 Higher Learning in America

Human Rights
HRTS UN 3001 Introduction to Human Rights

Political Science
POLS UN 3245 Race and Ethnicity In American Politics
POLS UN 3313 American Urban Politics

Psychology (Barnard)
PSYC BC 3363 Pedagogy for Higher Education in Psychology
PSYC BC 3382 Adolescent Psychology

SOCI UN 2420 Race and Place in Urban America
SOCI UN 3217 Law and Society
SOCI UN 3235 Social Movements: Collective Action
SOCI UN 3302 Sociology of Gender
SOCI BC 3913 Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in U.S. Law and Society
SOCI UN 3923 Adolescent Society

Urban Studies (Barnard)
URBS UN 3420 Introduction to Urban Sociology

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies (Barnard)
WMST BC 3131 Women and Science