Requirements for the Education Studies Minor/Special Concentration

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

Students who have taken EDUC BC 3032 Contemporary Issues in Education by Fall 2016 do not need to enroll in EDUC BC 1510 Educational Foundations for the minor/special concentration.

Note: If you wish to fulfill a requirement with a course not listed below, please fill out the Petition to Count a Course for an Education Requirement.

Education Studies Track Requirements

Educational Foundations
(1 course)

EDUC BC 1510 FA/SP                                    

Educational Foundations (required)

B Educational Foundations Electives
(2 courses)


Contemporary Issues in Education


Migration, Globalization, and Education

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

PSYC BC 3382

Adolescent Psychology

PSYC BC 3363

Pedagogy for Higher Education in Psychology

HIST BC 4543

Higher Learning in America


Educational Elective
(1 course with approval from adviser)

SOCI UN 2420

Race and Place in Urban America

SOCI UN 3302

Sociology of Gender

SOCI UN 3923             

Adolescent Society

URBS UN 3420

Intro. to Urban Sociology

ECON BC 3011

Inequality and Poverty

AMST UN 3931, Sec. 001

Equity in American Higher Education

CSER UN 3919

Modes of Inquiry

CSER UN 3928


OTHER (See below)

(Advanced approval is required for courses not on this list or the website)

Your final project or paper for the Educational 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)


Science in the City I

EDUC BC 3052 FA        

Math and the City


Arts & Humanities in the City


Science in the City II


Pedagogical Core
(1 course, including 50 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 B - Educational Elective

Africana Studies (Barnard)
AFRS BC3528 Harlem on My Mind: The Political Economy of Harlem
AFRS BC3020 Harlem Crossroads

American Studies
AMST UN3930 (Sec. 003) Topics in American Studies: Equity in American Higher Education
AMST UN3931 (Sec. 002) Topics in American Studies: Race, Poverty, and American Criminal Justice

ANTH UN3660 Gender, Culture, and Human Rights

Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race
CSER UN3919 Modes of Inquiry
CSER UN3928 Colonization/Decolonization

ECON BC3011 Inequality and Poverty
ECON GU4438 Economics of Race in the U.S.

History (Barnard)
HIST BC3388 Introduction to History of Science since 1800
HIST BC3408 Emerging Cities: 19th Century Urban History of the Americas and Europe
HIST BC4444 Freedom Dreams: Struggles for Justice in the U.S. and Beyond

Human Rights
HRTS UN3001 Introduction to Human Rights

Political Science
POLS UN3245 Race and Ethnicity In American Politics
POLS BC3254 First Amendment Values
POLS UN3313 American Urban Politics

Psychology (Barnard)
PSYC BC3363 Pedagogy for Higher Education in Psychology

SOCI UN2420 Race and Place in Urban America
SOCI UN3217 Law and Society
SOCI UN3235 Social Movements: Collective Action
SOCI UN3302 Sociology of Gender
SOCI BC3913 Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality in U.S. Law and Society
SOCI UN3923 Adolescent Society

Urban Studies (Barnard)
URBS UN3420 Introduction to Urban Sociology

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies (Barnard)
WMST BC3131 Women and Science