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Liberal Studies

Course Requirements

LIBERAL STUDIES COURSE REQUIREMENTS: CORE (73-85 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 (10 units)

CHEM/PHYS 105 Physical Science for K-8 Teachers (3)

BIOL 110 Life Science for Educators (3)

One of the following: (4 units)

ENVI 104 Natural Disasters, with lab (4)

ENVI 109 Introduction to Physical Geography (4)

ENVI 110 Introduction to Earth Systems (4)

Social Sciences (6 units)

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

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 – 3 in History, 3 in Literature, and 3 in Fine Arts)

HIST 117 U.S. History to 1877 (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)