Courses Recommended for First-Years

The following Education courses are being offered in academic year 2017-18 and are open to first-year students:
 

EDUC BC 1510x Educational Foundations

Introduction to the psychological, philosophical, sociological, and historical foundations of education as way to understand what education is, how education has become what it is, and to envision what education should be.

Discussion Section Required. BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Historical Studies (HIS).
3 points Students are required to attend a discussion section.

 

EDUC BC 2045x and y Colloquium: Current Issues in STEM Education

This course introduces students to current topics in mathematics education through the Barnard College STEM Colloquium Series and discussion sessions. Students will explore the sociopolitical contexts in which STEM education takes place, and consider the implication of these contexts for mathematics teaching and learning in light of the topics presented.

Prerequisites: enrollment is open to all, including first-year students.
1 point Required for Barnard NOYCE Scholars.

 

EDUC BC 3050y Science in the City

In partnership with the American Museum of Natural History students investigate science, science pedagogical methods, and ways to use New York City as a resource for science teaching and learning. Sessions will be held at Barnard and the museum. Field trips and fieldwork required. Non-science majors pre-service elementary students and first year students, welcome. Note: Students in the Childhood Urban Teaching Program may use this course as a pedagogical elective.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.
4 points

 

EDUC BC 3052x Math and the City

In partnership with NYC public school teachers, students will have opportunities to engage in mathematical learning, lesson study, curriculum development, and implementation, with a focus on using the City as a resource. Students will explore implications for working with diverse populations. Non-math majors, pre-service elementary students and first-year students welcome. Fieldwork and field trips required. Note: Students in the Childhood Urban Teaching Program may use this course as a pedagogical elective.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission.
4 points

 

EDUC BC 3058x Science in the City II: Preparing Future Scientists Now

Students investigate the science of learning, the Next Generation Science Standards, scientific inquiry and engineering design practices, and strategies to include families in fostering student achievement and persistence in science. Fieldwork required. Note: Students in the Childhood Urban Teaching Program may use this course as a pedagogical elective.

Prerequisites: the instructor's permission. Open to Non-science majors, pre-service elementary students, and first-year students.
4 points