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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 (37 units)

History (6 units)

________     HIST 117 U.S. History to 1870 (3)

________     HIST 389 California History (3)

Literature (3 units)

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

Fine Arts (9 units)

________     MUSC 200 Comprehensive Musicianship for Educators (3)  **NO SUBST**

________     THEA 155 Theatre in Education (3)  **NO SUBST**

________     ARTV 350 Art Fundamentals (3) (Fall only) **NO SUBST**

Natural Sciences (10 units)

________     BIOL 110 Life Science for Educators (3) (Spring only) **NO SUBST**

________     CHEM 105/PHYS 105 Physical Science for K-8 Teachers (3) (Fall only) **NO SUBST**

________      ENVI 104, 109 or 110 Environmental Studies course w/ laboratory component (4)

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)

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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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