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Liberal Studies

Course Requirements

LIBERAL STUDIES COURSE REQUIREMENTS: CORE (69-78 units)

The following core courses are designed for Liberal Studies majors to assist in passing the CSET (California Subject Matter Competency) Exams. These courses also satisfy the general core requirements for the bachelor's degree as noted.

Liberal Studies (6 units)
LBST 200 Foundations in Liberal Studies (3)
LBST 400 Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies (3)

Written Literacy (6 units – 3 lower division and 3 upper division)

ENGL 121 Composition and Literature (3)
ENGL 304W Advanced Composition (3)

Mathematical Competency (9 units)

MATH 115 College Algebra (3)
MATH 200 Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers I (3)
MATH 300 Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers II (3)

Logic (3 units)

PHIL 101 Introduction to Logic (3) -or-
MATH 160 Logic for Mathematics and Computer Science (3) (recommended for students whose concentration is in Mathematics)

Second Language (0-9 units)

Students must demonstrate third semester competency through coursework or examination.

Natural Sciences (6 units)

CHEM/PHYS 105        Physical Science for K-8 Teachers (3)
BIOL/EOSC 116   Earth and Life Science for Educators (3)

Social Sciences (6 units)

Choose 6 units from two different disciplines:
Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology

Theology and Religious Studies (9 units)

Lower Division (3)      THRS 110, 112, 114, 116, 119, 202, 203
Upper Division (3)       THRS 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, 318, 320, 321, 330, 331, 334, 335, 336, 341, 342, 343, 353, 354, 355, 356, 357, 358, 360, 361, 362, 363, 364, 366, 367, 368, 369, 370, 371, 381, 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 388, 390, 394, 494, 495, 496
Lower or Upper Division (3)  Choose an additional course from the above lists

Philosophy (6 units – 3 units excluding logic and 3 units of ethics)

PHIL 341 Ethics and Education (3)
Not Logic/Ethics (3)     PHIL 110, 111, 112, 114, 175, 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 276, 410, 411, 412, 413, 414, 415, 461, 462, 467, 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 476, 480, 481, 483

Humanities and the Fine Arts (18 units – 6 in History, 3 in Literature, and 9 in Fine Arts)
HIST 117 U.S. History to 1870 (3)
HIST 389 History of California (3)
ENGL 231             Children’s Literature (3)
MUSC 200 Comprehensive Musicianship for Educators (3)
THEA 155 Theatre in Education (3)
ARTV 350             Art Fundamentals (3)