2017-2018 Catalog

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

General Education Requirements (55-62 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings. Note that several GE courses double-count in the major.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

Single field major, no minor required.

Major Requirements (81-82 units)

In addition, the following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Students must select one of the options listed.

All courses in this major must be passed with a grade of "C" or higher.

Requirements

A. AREA I- Language and Literature (12 units):

1. Select one course from the following (3 units)

ANT 312Language And Culture

3

or

ENG 487Introduction to Second-Language Learning and Teaching

3

or

SPA 435 A Sociolinguistic Approach to Chicano/Latino Dialect

3

SPA 435 Spanish Majors only

2. Required Courses (9 units)

ENG 305Critical Reading of Literature

3

ENG 308Critical Approaches to Children's Literature

3

TED 407Language Learning

3

B. AREA II - Mathematics and Science (18 units):

BIO 102General Biology

3

BIO 103General Biology Laboratory

1

MAT 107Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers: Real Numbers

3

MAT 207 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers: Geometry & Statistics

4

PHY 300Physical Science for Teachers

4

SMT 416Earth Sciences for Teachers

3 units

C. AREA III - History and Social Science (12 units):

LBS 205Child and Adolescent Development

3

or

PSY 350Child Psychology

3

GEO 350World Geography

3

HIS 120World History I

3

Or

ANT 102Ancient Civilizations

3

LBS 375The California Experience

3

D. AREA IV - Visual and Performing Arts (9 units):

1. Select one of the following courses (3 units):

ART 100Looking At Art

3

THE 100Television Film and Theatre

3

DAN 130Dance Perceptions

3

MUS 101Introducing Music

3

2. Select one of the following courses (3 units):

ART 301Arts/Crafts For Non-Major

3

DAN 440Dance for Children

3

KIN 447Dance Education in the Elementary School

3

MUS 340Music for Children

3 units

MUS 440Introduction to Orff Schulwerk

3 units

THE 337Creative Dramatics

3

THE 339Multicultural Children's Theatre

3

Student must chose a course in a different discipline than four the lower division visual and performing arts course.

3. Required Course (3 units):

LBS 405Engineering and the Arts in the Elementary

3

E. AREA V- Professional Development (21 units):

LBS 203Introduction to Teaching: Becoming a Transformative Educator

3

LBS 301Schooling in a Multicultural Society

3

LBS 302Responsive Teaching and Classroom Management

3

LBS 303Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms

3

LBS 400Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies

3

KIN 425Physical Education in the Elementary School

3 units

SPE 480Educating Exceptional Children and Youth

3

F. AREA VI - Options of In-Depth Area of Study (12-14 units)

Students must select and complete one of the approved options of in-depth areas of study of a relevant subject area. Each option consists of a minimum of 12-14 units. One course from the Core Requirements (no more than 3 units) may double-count for both the Core and the Option. These courses are indicated with an asterisk (*) in the option course listing. Students wishing to form a special option must complete at least four courses, a minimum of 12 units, and may not double count coursework.

ANT 312, SPA 435, ENG 305, ENG 487, MAT 207, ART 100, DAN 440, THE 337, MUS 340, KIN 425, PSY 350 and LBS 205: Courses double-count in the Options.

Options

Anthropology Option (12 units)

1. Ethnology: select one of the following courses (3 units):

ANT 310Culture and Personality: Psychological Anthropology

3

ANT 312Language And Culture

3

ANT 315Magic & Religion

3

ANT 388Anthropological Theories of Behavior

3

ANT 389Transmission Of Culture

3

2. Ethnography: select one of the following courses (3 units):

ANT 330North American Indians

3

ANT 335Comparative Cultures

3

ANT 341Folklore

3

ANT 370Peoples Of Old World

3

3. Ancient Civilizations and Prehistory: select one of the following courses (3 units):

ANT 333Ancient Peoples Of Mexico

3

ANT 350Prehistory: Africa & Eurasia

3

ANT 351Prehistory of the Americas

3

4. Research Methods: select one of the following courses (3 units):

ANT 313Methods and Techniques of Archaeology

3

ANT 375Ethnographic Methods and Techniques

3 units

Art Option (12 units)

1. Required course: Select one of the following (3 units):

ART 100Looking At Art

3

2. Select three of the following courses (9 units):

ART 150Ceramics I

3

ART 179Drawing 1

3

ART 180Painting I

3

ART 190Sculpture I

3

Dance Option (12 units)

DAN 210Ballet I

2

DAN 220Modern Dance I

2

DAN 330Beginning Choreography I

2

DAN 355History Of Dance

3

DAN 440Dance for Children

3

Early Teaching and Learning Option (12 units)

LBS 310Early Language and Literacy

3

LBS 330Bridging Cultures through Literacy and Learning

3

LBS 340Learning Early Mathematical Concepts and Reasoning

3

PSY 350Child Psychology

3

or

LBS 205Child and Adolescent Development

3

English Language and Linguistics Option (12 units)

ENG 317Sociolinguistics: Black English

3

ENG 351Composition for Elementary School Teachers

3

ENG 414American English

3

ENG 487Introduction to Second-Language Learning and Teaching

3

English Literature Option (12 units)

ENG 305Critical Reading of Literature

3

ENG 306Backgrounds of Western Literature

3

ENG 325Poetry

3

ENG 341American Literature: 1865-Present

3

General Studies Option (18-23 units)

This option is available by consultation with the Department Chair and by petition only. The student and Department Chair will design a course of study with courses that are closely related to form an in depth are of study.

Human Development Option (12 units)

Required Courses (6 units):

PSY 350Child Psychology

3

SOC 322Social Environment of Education

3

Select one of the following:

PSY 351 Psychology of Adolescent Experience

3

Or

PSY 382Psychological Development of the Black Child

3

Select one of the following:

SOC 369Juvenile Delinquency

3

or

SOC 321Sociology Of Education

3

or

BIO 380Biology of Childhood and Adolescence

3

Integrated Option (30 units)

The Integrated Option integrates Liberal Studies subject matter with Teacher Education methods.

*NOTE: The department is currently not accepting students into the Integrated Option. For more information, please contact the Department of Liberal Studies.

Mathematics Option (13 units)

NOTE: MAT 171 or any mathematics course used to complete the mathematics major, such as MAT 191 or MAT 193, may be substituted for any of the courses listed in the Mathematics Option above.

1. Required courses (7 units):

MAT 207 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers: Geometry & Statistics

4

MAT 153Pre-Calculus

4

2. Select two courses from the following (6 units):

MAT 131Elementary Statistics and Probability

3

MAT 141Computers for Mathematics Teaching

3

MAT 143Problem Solving in Mathematics

3

Natural Science Option (14 units)

1. Required Courses (8 units):

PHY 300Physical Science for Teachers

4

CHE 102Chemistry For The Citizen

3

CHE 103Chemistry Lab for the Citizen

1

2. Select one of the following (3 units):

GEO 315The Weather

3 units

or

EAR 100Physical Geology

3

3. Select one of the following (3 units):

BIO 336Environmental Biology

3

or

BIO 254Human Biology

3

Physical Education Option (12 units)

1. Required upper division courses (8 units):

KIN 305Motor Learning

3

KIN 425Physical Education in the Elementary School

3 units

KIN 426Directed Teaching in Elementary Physical Education

2

2. Select two (2) courses from the following (2 units):

KIN 111Aerobics

1

KIN 113Social and Folk Dance Activity

1

KIN 132Gymnastics

1

3. Select two (2) courses from the following (2 units):

KIN 118Basketball

1

KIN 150Soccer/Outdoor

1

KIN 152Softball

1

KIN 164Volleyball

1

Spanish Option (12 units)

SPA 280Grammar for Spanish Composition

3

SPA 341Advanced Conversation

3

SPA 351Contemporary Hispanic Culture: Spanish-Speaking America

3

SPA 435 A Sociolinguistic Approach to Chicano/Latino Dialect

3

*NOTE: Prerequisite coursework may be required. The Liberal Studies Department advises students to speak to an advisor in the Modern Languages Department to determine Spanish language proficiency to meeting the conversation, writing, and culture requirements of this option. The Modern Languages Department is located in La Corte Hall, room C-310.

Special Option (12 units)

A special option, consisting of at least four courses and a minimum of 12 units, in a relevant subject matter area, may be petitioned by the student for consideration.

Theatre Arts Option (12 units)

Degree Roadmap

1. Required Upper Division Courses (9 units):

THE 320Speech Skills and Techniques

3

THE 337Creative Dramatics

3

THE 374Stage Directing

3

2. Elective Courses (minimum of 3 units required):

THE 346Theatre Workshop

3

THE 355World Theatre and Drama I

3

THE 357World Theatre and Drama II

3