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Liberal Studies

Overview of course requirements

LIBERAL STUDIES PROGRAM CHECKLIST

  • Only grades of C or higher in Core and Concentration courses satisfy requirements in the major.
  • Only grades of B- or higher in Professional Preparation courses satisfy requirements for teaching credentials.

LIBERAL STUDIES CORE REQUIREMENTS

INDISPENSABLE COMPETENCIES (24-33-units)

Liberal Studies (6 units)

________     LBST 200 Foundations in Liberal Studies (3) (Fall only) **NO SUBST**
________     LBST 400 Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies (3) (Spring only) **NO SUBST**
Must be taken within the last 30 units of coursework; prerequisite: ENGL 304W

Written Literacy (6 units)

________     ENGL 121 Composition and Literature  (3)
________     ENGL 304W Advanced Composition  (3)  **NO SUBST**

Mathematical Competency (9 units)

________     MATH 115 College Algebra (3) (every semester - prerequisite: pass Level I math placement exam)
________     MATH 200 Math Concepts for Elementary Teachers I (3) (Fall only - prerequisite: MATH 115) **NO SUBST**
________     MATH 300 Math Concepts for Elementary Teachers II (3) (Spring only - prerequisite: MATH 200) **NO SUBST**

Logic (3 units)

________      PHIL 101 Intro to Logic (3) or MATH 160 Logic for Math/CS (3)

Second Language Competency (0-9 units)

________     Semester 1 Language 101
________     Semester 2 Language 102
________     Semester 3 Language 201

TRADITIONS (15 units)

Theology and Religious Studies (9 units) must meet general core requirements-see Core Curriculum List

_________    LD (3) (every semester)

_________     LD or UD (3) (every semester)
_________     UD (3) (every semester)

Philosophy (6 units)

________      PHIL Non-ethics, non-logic (LD) See Core Curriculum List
________      PHIL 341 Ethics and Education (3) (Fall only) **NO SUBST**

HORIZONS (33 units)

History (6 units)

________     HIST 117 U.S. History to 1870 (3)
________     HIST 389 History of California (3) (Spring only)

Literature (3 units)

________     ENGL 231 Children's Literature (3) (Spring only)

Fine Arts (9 units)

________     MUSC 200 Comprehensive Musicianship for Educators (3) (Spring only) **NO SUBST**
________     THEA 155 Theatre in Education (3) (Fall only) **NO SUBST**
________     ARTV 350 Art Fundamentals (3) (Fall only) **NO SUBST**

Natural Sciences (6 units)

________     BIOL 116/EOSC 116 Earth and Life Science for Educators (3) (Spring only) **NO SUBST**
________     CHEM 105/PHYS 105 Physical Science for K-8 Teachers (3) (Fall only) **NO SUBST**

Social Sciences (6 units) must meet general core requirements for two different disciplines-see Core Curriculum List
Anthropology (101, 102, 103), Communication Studies (101, 103, 130), Ethnic Studies (100, 110, 120, 130, 140),
Political Science (100, 125, 175), Economics (101, 102), Psychology (101), Sociology (101, 216, 217, 218)

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Diversity of Human Experience (3 units) – met by an above Social Science with the “D” designation, or by EDUC 381C

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LIBERAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Select one of the following disciplines for your concentration (see course requirements for each beginning on pg. 13):

Arts - Visual                                                              Mathematics                                      
Communication Studies                                         Multicultural Studies
History                                                                       Music                                                 
Life Science                                                              Psychology
Literature                                                                  Spanish Language and Latin American Cultures
Marine Science                                                        Theatre

Concentration: __________________________________

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