- Ticket Number: 13715
- Class Time and Day: MW 2:00-3:15
- Classroom Building and Room Number: ED1126
Focusing on the elements required for success in integrating subject matter knowledge from multiple disciplines in preparation for a career in teaching, this course is an introduction to the academic and professional requirements for a Liberal Studies pre-credential major. Students will deepen their understanding of the eight required subject matter areas (language arts, mathematics, science, history/social science, child development, visual and performing arts, health, and physical education), in the context both of their university-based curriculum and of the Academic Content Standards and State Curriculum Frameworks for grades K-8. Research and technology skills required for teachers are introduced and practiced.
LRS 300GW presents an overview of the nature of the subject matter areas represented in Liberal Studies and the connections between academic disciplines and the California Content Standards. Within this context, students will develop and build on skills and strategies for lifelong learning.
Junior Standing. Course is limited to Liberal Studies Pre-Credential Option and ITEP Junior Option majors.
- discover more about their own learning practices
- expand their intellectual curiosity
- explore the role(s) of a liberal arts education for informed participation in society
- learn skills and strategies for university success
- learn strategies for self-reflection and self-examination
- understand that disciplines have specific ways of constructing knowledge
- understand the connections between subject matter coursework, the California Content Standards, and disciplines
- develop their understanding of pedagogical content knowledgeintegrate knowledge across the subject matter areas.
Students will: discover more about their own learning practicesexpand their intellectual curiosityexplore the role(s) of a liberal arts education for informed participation in societylearn skills and strategies for university successlearn strategies for self-reflection and self-examinationunderstand that disciplines have specific ways of constructing knowledgeunderstand the connections between subject matter coursework, the California Content Standards, and disciplinesdevelop their understanding of pedagogical content knowledgeintegrate knowledge across the subject matter areas
- Active class participation: timely delivery of required paper progress reports and consistent attendance.
- Presentation: Each student will prepare a brief presentation about a subject related to his/her term paper.Presentations will take place in small group
- Tests: there will be a brief midterm and final. The midterm covers lecture notes from the first part of the course. The final addresses material from the second part of the course. Detailed study sheets will be provided.
- All students will be required to write a 10-12 page termpaper. The paper should be tailored to the linguistic background of the student. Carefully review the instructions on how to write your term paper on the WebCT site for this course.
- Participation in discussion on WebCT. You will be required to provide thoughtful responses to a series of discussion questions that are posted in the "discussion forum" on the course site. The discussion questions relate to the material in your reader and due dates for the postings will coincide with the due dates for your reading. Postings will not be accepted late, so keep careful track of the due dates. You are encouraged to respond to the discussion questions posted by other students in the class and may start you own discussion on linguistic topics that are not already initiated in the forum.
Your grade will be determined by your term paper (30%), the midterm and final exam (15% each), presentation (5%), class participation (5%) and discussion postings (30%). The class participation grade will be based on attendance and timely submission of all required materials. Grades for your discussion postings will be assigned throughout the course and can be accessed through WebCT. Do not hesitate to ask for clarification if you are confused about any grade that you may receive during the course.