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Liberal Studies Major

Liberal Studies Major Requirements

The liberal studies program that is outlined below incorporates current core curriculum courses as well as additional content specific courses to meet the California Teaching Credential expectations for a liberal studies major. The student wanting to teach in an elementary school will take the following courses.

English: Language, Literature, and Composition a minimum of 18 units

ENGL 120C Persuasive Writing 3 units

COMM 201C Speech Composition and Presentation 3 units

EDUC 220C Researched Writing for Liberal Studies Majors 3 units

ENGL 230C Literary Perspectives 3 units

ENGL 340 Children’s Literature 3 units

ENGL 453 Language, Culture, and Linguistics 3 units

Mathematics/Computer Science is a minimum of 9 units

MATH 145C Data Analysis 3 units

MATH 120 Math for Elementary Teachers 3 units

EDUC 330 Integrating Technology into
Classroom Teaching 3 units

Science – 2 labs required a minimum of 11 units

PSCI Earth Science Course 3-4 units

(i.e., PSCI 215C, 215CL)

BIOLLife Science Course 3-4 units

PSCI/CHEM Physical Science Course 3-4 units

(i.e., CHEM 112C, 112CL or PSCI 216C, 216CL)

Philosophy and Religion is a minimum of 18 units

NT 101C New Testament Survey 3 units

OT 201C Old Testament Survey 3 units

THEO 101C Foundations of Christian Life 3 units

or THEO 103C Introduction to Theology

THEO 300C Developing a Christian World View 3 units

CHIS 400C Christian Heritage 3 units

PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy 3 units

Visual and Performing Arts is a minimum of 9 units

ART 252C History and Appreciation of Art 3 units

or FINA 215C Introduction to the Arts

or THEA 102C Introduction to Acting

or THEA 200C Introduction to Theatre

or THEA 202C History of Theatre I

or THEA 204C History of Theatre II

ART 330 Art Techniques for Teachers 3 units

MUSC 202C Introduction to Music 3 units

MUSC 337B Music for Elementary Schools 3 units

Social Science is a minimum of 18 units

ANTH 102C Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 units

HIST 156C United States History 3 units

HIST 203C World Civilizations I 3 units

or HIST 204C World Civilizations II

HIST 356 History and Geography of California 3 units

POLS 155C United States Government 3 units

(A requirement for obtaining a California Teaching Credential)

SOCS/BUSN 215 Economics (Macro) 3 units

Physical Education is a minimum of 5 units

KINE 145C Lifetime Fitness and Wellness – Lecture/Lab 1 unit

KINE 146C Lifetime Fitness and Wellness – Activity 1 unit

(or any KINE 146C one-unit activity course)

KINE 435 Physical Educ. for Elementary Schools 3 units

Human Development is a minimum of 6 units

PSYC 103C General Psychology 3 units

PSYC 320 Developmental Psychology 3 units

Professional Requirements and Prerequisites a minimum of 10 or 12* units

CORE 100C Cornerstone (Required for Freshmen) *1 unit

or CORE 101C College Learning Concepts 3 units

EDUC 100 Introduction to Education 3 units

EDUC 315 Teaching in a Multicultural Setting 3 units

EDUC 499C Senior Capstone Seminar 3 units

Areas of Emphasis a minimum of 12 units

Students must choose an emphasis from one of the following areas: Biological Science, Communication, English Literature, English Writing, History/Political Science, Kinesiology (PE), Mathematics, Music, Physical Science, Psychology, Sociology, Special Education, and Theatre Arts. As a capstone experience to the emphasis, each senior Liberal Studies student will participate in a portfolio/performance/demonstration assessment. Contact the Liberal Studies Department for details.

Electives a minimum of 8 or 9 units

Recommended electives:

EDUC 305 Tutoring in an Urban Setting 1-3 units

EDUC 441 Philosophy of the Christian School 1 unit

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