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Liberal Studies Program

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College of Humanities

Staff

  • Geraldine Elegado Sare (Assistant Director)
  • Martha S. Campos (Lead Advisor)
  • Sima Sadafi (Advisor)
  • Antonio Gonzalez (Advisor)
  • Bernadette Bohn (Administrative Support Coordinator II)
  • Alexis Beebe (Administrative Support Coordinator I)

Interdisciplinary Program

  • B.A., Liberal Studies

The Major

The Liberal Studies Program is a broad undergraduate liberal arts major leading to the B.A. degree. It is an interdisciplinary major with a balance of studies in the language arts, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, visual arts, and performing arts. Courses are drawn from various academic departments throughout the university. The Liberal Studies major can prepare a student in the subject matter required for a teaching credential in elementary or special education (Teacher Preparation Options) or it can provide a general liberal arts degree (General Studies Option).

Student Learning Outcomes of the Undergraduate Program

  • 1. Students will acquire a breadth of knowledge across the range of disciplines included in the major and will pursue greater depth in their area of specialization.
  • 2. Students will explore how knowledge across multiple disciplines can be connected.
  • 3. Students will develop the ability to formulate their own goals for continued learning and inquiry based on a foundation of intellectual curiosity.
  • 4. Students will understand and appreciate the positive value and essential role of diversity.
  • 5. Students will be able to think critically and creatively.
  • 6. Students will be able to write and speak clearly, coherently, and thoughtfully.
  • 7. Students will be able to read, understand, and evaluate all forms of text.

In addition, as described in the California Standards for the Teaching Profession, Liberal Studies ITEP teacher candidates working with K-12 Students will be able to:

1. Make subject matter comprehensible to students.

2. Assess student learning.

3. Engage and support students in learning.

4. Plan instruction and design learning experiences for students.

5. Create and maintain effective environments for student learning.

6. Develop as professional educators.

Teacher Preparation Options

Students interested in careers as elementary or special education teachers should select one of the Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation Option programs. All provide a B.A. in Liberal Studies, including preparation in the “multiple subjects” taught in self-contained classroom settings. Students in the Teacher Preparation Option programs take courses in the language arts, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, visual and performing arts, human development, physical education and health. By the end of the degree program, students have a foundation of basic knowledge in all of these areas. Students pursuing the Teacher Preparation Option are not required to meet the university General Education and Title 5 requirements. By completing the Liberal Studies major, students are considered to have fulfilled those requirements.

There are three Teacher Preparation Options available: the Pre-Credential Option, Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) Junior Option, and Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) Freshman Option.

The Pre-Credential Option provides a B.A. degree in Liberal Studies only and is best suited for students who wish to enroll in a teaching credential program after they earn their bachelor’s degree. This program requires 105 units of specified coursework toward the B.A. degree of 120 units. The Pre-Credential Option is also the gateway into the ITEP-Junior Option. In order to transition from the Pre-Credential Option to ITEP-Junior Option, students must gain admission to the CSUN Credential Program.

The ITEP-Junior Option is a program for college juniors who would like to complete their B.A. and credential simultaneously. Students planning to join ITEP-Junior Option, should first complete most of their Lower Division Pre-Credential requirements and then gain admission into CSUN’s Credential Program. ITEP-Junior Option students take professional methods courses that are blended and linked with subject matter courses to complete their degree and credential. The program can be completed on a full or part-time basis. In the ITEP-Junior Option, a B.A. and Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential can be earned in 130 units.

Education Specialist Credential:

Mild-Moderate Disabilities: 135 units

Moderate-Severe Disabilities: 135 units

Students can earn 10 (multiple subject) or 15 (SPED/Mild-Moderate, Moderate-Severe disabilities) units coded as post-baccalaureate units for credit only for a school district’s salary scale (if applicable) in the ITEP-Junior Option Program.

The ITEP-Freshman Option is a program for entering freshmen who are ready for college-level courses in mathematics and writing. It is designed for freshmen who are certain about their career choice when they begin college. ITEP-Freshman Option students remain with their entering cohort throughout their four years, including at least one summer, taking some courses exclusively designed for them. The program includes field experience in elementary classrooms every semester guided by education faculty, as well as the opportunity for participation in a close-knit learning community throughout the college experience. The ITEP-Freshman Option requires 130 units for a B.A. degree and Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential.

BA and Level I Preliminary Education Specialist Credential:

Mild-Moderate Disabilities: 135 units

Moderate-Severe Disabilities: 135 units

Students can earn 10 (multiple subject) or 15 (SPED/Mild-Moderate, Moderate-Severe disabilities) units coded as post baccalaureate for credit only for a school district’s salary scale (if applicable) in the ITEP-Freshman Option.

General Studies Option

The General Studies Option is designed for students interested in a broad liberal arts education with studies in many subject areas rather than concentrating on one field of study. Students selecting the General Studies Option may be interested in pursuing careers in business, law, government, social services, non-profit services, arts, and many other careers. The General Studies Option students complete the General Education and Title 5 requirements outside of the major.

Careers

The Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation Option programs are designed for students interested in teaching children in grades K through 6 or special education students in grades K through 12. Traditionally, elementary school teachers function in self-contained classrooms and teach a variety of subjects. The Liberal Studies major provides students with a broad undergraduate education to prepare them to teach “multiple subjects.” The General Studies Option is a broad liberal arts program that prepares students for a variety of career options. Students interested in the General Studies Option should discuss academic and career planning with their Liberal Studies Advisor.

Academic Advisement

Advisement is a critical part of the Liberal Studies Program. In order to complete the major efficiently, students need advisement throughout their program of study. Students intending to transfer to CSUN from community colleges should seek advisement at their community college, specifying their intention of transferring to CSUN Liberal Studies. All new Liberal Studies majors are required to complete a Liberal Studies workshop before making an appointment with an individual advisor. Workshops are available online and are scheduled on a regular basis throughout the year. Call the Liberal Studies office for more information or to schedule an appointment with one of the academic advisors Martha Campos, Sima Sadafi, or Antonio Gonzalez.

The Liberal Studies Program supports the concept of international education and encourages students in all Liberal Studies Options to investigate opportunities for overseas study. Certain courses taken at CSU International Program Study Centers in foreign countries are equivalent to courses in the Liberal Studies Program and may be used to fulfill some of the requirements for the major. Students should consult the International Program Bulletin available in the Office of Student Development and International Programs, a Liberal Studies advisor, or the campus International Program Advisor for more information.

Liberal Studies Program

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree

Option One: Pre-Credential Program

A. Lower-Division Requirements (56-57 Units)

1. Freshman Composition (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • CAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • CHS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • ENGL 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • PAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)

2. Critical Thinking (3-4 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 201 Race, Racism and Critical Thinking (3)
  • CHS 202 Race, Racism and Critical Thinking (3)
  • COMS 225/L Strategies of Argumentation (3)
  • PAS 204 Race, Racism and Critical Thinking (3)
  • PHIL 100 General Logic (4)
  • PHIL 200 Critical Reasoning (3)
  • PHIL 210 Reasoning in the Sciences (3)
  • RS 204 Religion, Logic and the Media (3)

3. Speech Communication (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • CAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • CHS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • COMS 151/L Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2/1)
  • PAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)

4. Mathematics (3 units)

  • MATH 210 Basic Number Concepts (3)

5. Biology (4 units)

Select one course from:

  • BIOL 100/L Introductory Biology/Lab (3/1)
  • BIOL 101/L General Biology/Lab (3/1)
  • BIOL 102/L Biological Concepts/Lab (3/1)

6. Physical Science (4 units)

  • PHSC 170 Introduction to Physical Science (4)

7. Literature (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 220 Survey of Asian American Literature (3)
  • CAS 201 Survey of Central American Literature (3)
  • CHS 201 Survey of Mexican Literature in Translation (3)
  • ENGL 255 Introduction to Literature (3)
  • ENGL 258 Major English Writers I (3)
  • ENGL 259 Major English Writers II (3)
  • ENGL 275 Major American Writers (3)
  • FLIT 295A Masterpieces of European Literature I (3)
  • FLIT 295B Masterpieces of European Literature II (3)
  • PAS 245 African American Literature Since 1930 (3)

8. Performing and Visual Arts (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • ART 100/L Introduction to Art Processes (2/1)
  • ART 110 History of Western Art, Pre-History Through the Middle Ages (3)
  • ART 112 World Arts: Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
  • ART 114 World Arts: Asia (3)
  • CAS 202 Survey of Central American Art (3)
  • CHS 111 The Chicano and the Arts (3)
  • MUS 105 Understanding Music (3)
  • MUS 107 Music in Contemporary Society (3)
  • TH 110 Plays and Players (3)
  • TH 111 Actors and Acting (3)

9. Humanities, Philosophy and Religion (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • ANTH 222 Visions of the Sacred (3)
  • HUM 101 Forms and Ideas in Humanities (3)
  • HUM 105 Cultural Eras I (3)
  • HUM 106 Cultural Eras II (3)
  • JS 200 Introduction to Judaism (3)
  • PAS 282 African Religion in the New World (3)
  • PHIL 150 Introduction to Philosophical Thought (3)
  • PHIL 160 Introduction to Philosophy: Society and Values (3)
  • PHIL 201 Ancient Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 202 Modern Philosophy (3)
  • RS 100 Introduction to Religious Studies (3)
  • RS 101 The Bible (3)

10. World Geography (3 units)

  • GEOG 150 World Geography (3)

11. Earth Science (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • GEOG 106LRS Earth Science (3)
  • GEOL 106LRS Earth Science (3)

12. World History (3 units)

  • HIST 110 World History to 1500 (3)

13. United States History (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CHS 245 History of the Americas (3)
  • HIST 270 The United States to 1865 (3)
  • PAS 271 African American History to 1865 (3)

14. Government (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CHS 260 Constitutional Issues and the Chicano (3)
  • PAS 161 American Political Institutions: A Black Perspective (3)
  • POLS 155 American Political Institutions (3)
  • RS 255 American Political Institutions and Religion (3)

15. Urban Education (3 units)

  • ELPS 203 Urban Education in America (3)

16. Child Development (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CADV 150 Foundations of Human Development (3)
  • FCS 330 Child Growth and Development I (3)

17. Linguistics (3 units)

  • ENGL 301 Language and Linguistics (3)
  • May be taken after completion of 45 units

18. Concentration (3 units)

B. Upper-Division Requirements (52 units)

  • Students should complete most, if not all, Lower-Division coursework before taking Upper-Division requirements. Upper-Division courses are listed in the order in which they should be taken, whenever possible.

19. Gateway Experience (3 units)

  • LRS 300 Gateway Experience (3)

20. Structure of English (3 units)

  • ENGL 302 Introduction to Modern Grammar (3)

21. Educational Foundations (3 units)

  • EPC 315 Psychological Foundations of Learning and Teaching (3)

22. Visual/Performing Arts and the Child (3 units)

Select one of the following:

  • ART 380/L Children’s Art/Lab (2/1)
  • MUS 361/L Music Literature for Children/Lab (2/1)
  • KIN 314/L Creative Dance for Children/Lab (2/1)
  • TH 371/L Creative Drama/Lab (2/1)

23. California Geography/History (3 units)

  • GEOG 417 or HIST 417 (3)

24. Intermediate Composition (3 units)

  • ENGL 305 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)

25. Physical Education for Children (3 units)

  • KIN 470/L Physical Education for Children (2/1)

26. Basic Concepts of Geometry, Probability and Statistics (3 units)

  • MATH 310 Basic Concepts of Geometry, Probability and Statistics (3)

27. Geometry, Probability, and Statistics Lab1 (1 unit)

  • MATH 310L Geometry, Probability and Statistics Lab (1)

28. Language Development and Acquisition (3 units)

  • LING 417 Language Development and Acquisition (3)

29. Health Science (2 units)

  • HSCI 396HS Health Science for Liberal Studies/ITEP (2)

30. Ethnic Child (3 units)

Select one of the following:

  • AAS 450 Asian American Child and the Schools (3)
  • ARMN 440 The Armenian Child (3)
  • CAS 410 The Central American Child (3)
  • CHS 430 The Chicano Child (3)
  • PAS 420 The Black Child (3)

31. Children’s Literature (3 units)

  • ENGL 428 Children’s Literature (3)

32. Concentration Course 2 (3 units)

  • (see list of teacher preparation concentrations)

33. Science Experience Course (1 unit)

  • GEOL 406LRS Liberal Studies Science Capstone Experience (1)

34. Visual/Performing Arts and the Child (3 units)

Select one of the following:

  • ART 380/L Children’s Art/Lab (2/1)
  • MUS 361/L Music Literature for Children/Lab (2/1)
  • KIN 314/L Creative Dance for Children/Lab (2/1)
  • TH 371/L Creative Drama/Lab (2/1)

35. Concentration (3 units)

  • Course from an approved concentration (3)

36. Integrative Social Science (3 units)

Select one of the following:

  • AAS 340 Asian American Women (3)
  • ANTH 360 Immigration and Ethnicity (3)
  • SOC 411 Sociology of Education (3)
  • WS 350 Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality (3)
  • a. Students who plan to move into ITEP-Junior Option should wait to take MATH 310 Lab until admitted to the Credential Program. It must be taken concurrently with E ED 472.
  • b. Students who plan to move into ITEP-Junior Option should wait to take ENGL 428 until admitted to the Credential Program. It must be taken concurrently with E ED 477A.

C. Liberal Studies Teacher Preparation Concentrations

(For Options One, Two-Multiple Subject or Track A, and Three-Multiple Subject or Track A only): Students are required to complete a 12-unit concentration (see concentrations A through O below). Each concentration includes one course that is also a major requirement, so each student takes 9 additional units to complete the 12-unit concentration. The double-counted requirement is noted by the words “Double-Counted Class.” Unless indicated otherwise, requirements should be taken in sequence whenever possible. Requirements one and two must be completed before enrolling in requirements three or four.

A. American Sign Language

1. Introduction To Linguistics (3 Units) Double-Counted Class

  • ENGL 301 Language and Linguistics (3)

2 and 3. Intermediate American Sign Language Skills (8 units)

  • DEAF 280 American Sign Language III (4)
  • DEAF 281 American Sign Language IV (4)

4. Translating Into ASL (3 units)

Students must complete both of the following:

  • DEAF 489 Introduction to ASL Translation of Literary and Artistic Works (1)
  • DEAF 489L Creative Uses of American Sign Language and Lab (2)

B. Art

1. Skills (3 units)

Select one course from the following:

  • ART 100/L* Introduction to Art Processes (1/2)
  • ART 124A Drawing I (3)
  • * Students using ART 100/L (or equivalent) to fulfill the Lower Division Fine Arts requirement must take ART 124A for this requirement.

2. Visual Art and the Child (3 units) Double-Counted Class

  • ART 380/L Children’s Art/Lab (2/1)

3. Electives (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • ART 305 Art Today (3)
  • ART 385/L Children’s Crafts (2/1)

4. Summative experience in Art (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • ART 400/L Developing Visual Literacy (2/1)
  • ART 590 History and Philosophy of Art Education (3)
  • (for the ITEP-Freshman option, the double counted courses are ART 120/L and ART 304 not ART 380/L)

C. Creative Writing

1. Intermediate Expository Writing (3 units) Double-Counted Class

  • ENGL 305 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)

2. Introduction to Creative Writing (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CHS 280 Workshop in Minority Creative Writing (3)
  • ENGL 208 Creative Writing (3)
  • PAS 280 Workshop in Creative Writing for Minority Students (3)

3 and 4. Writing in a Genre (6 units)

Select two courses from:

  • ENGL 308 Narrative Writing (3)
  • ENGL 309 Verse Writing (3)
  • ENGL 310 Playwriting (3)

D. Ethnic Studies

1. The Ethnic Child (3 units) Double-Counted Class

  • AAS 450 Asian American Child and the Schools (3)
  • ARMN 440 Armenian American Child (3)
  • CAS 410 The Central American Child
  • CHS 430 The Chicano Child (3)
  • PAS 420 The Black Child (3)

2. Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AIS 101 Introduction to American Indian Studies (3)
  • AAS 100 Introduction to Asian American Studies (3)
  • ARMN 101 Elementary Armenian 1 (3)
  • ARMN 102 Elementary Armenian 11 (3)
  • CHS 100 Chicana/o Culture (3)
  • PAS 100 Introduction to Black Culture (3)
  • PAS 165 Introduction to Pan Africanism (3)

3. Topics in Ethnic Cultures (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • ARMN 315 Masterpieces of Armenian Literature (3)
  • ARMN 360 Armenian Women (3)
  • ARMN 380 Contemporary Issues in Armenia and the Diaspora (3)
  • AAS 360 Asian American Immigration-Global Perspective (3)
  • AAS 430 Asian American Popular Culture (3)
  • AAS 440 Urbanization and Asian American Communities (3)
  • AAS 453 Asian American Families (3)
  • CAS 311 The Central American Diaspora (3)
  • CAS 366 Contemporary Indigenous People of Central America (3)
  • CHS 310 Regional Music of Mexico (3)
  • CHS 380 Chicana/o Literature (3)
  • CHS 416 Children’s Songs and Games (3)
  • CHS 470 Cultural Differences and The Chicana/o (3)
  • CHS 480 Children’s Literature of Latin America in Translation (3)
  • PAS 300 Contemporary Issues in the African-American Community (3)
  • PAS 322 African-American Family (3)
  • PAS 465 Pan Africanism: Development of an Ideology 1865-1953 (3)
  • RS 378 American Jewish Experience (3)

4. Summative Experience in Ethnic Studies (3 units)

  • AAS 349A Filipino American Experiences (3)
  • AAS 355 Biracial and Multiracial Identity (3)
  • ARMN 310 Armenian Culture (3)
  • CHS 497 Senior Seminar (3)
  • PAS 350 Advanced Writing (3)

E. Gender Studies

1. Double-Counted Class

  • GWS 350 Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality (3)
  • (For ITEP Freshman option students, the double counted class is LRS 150/F (2/1 units), not GWS 350. ITEP Freshman option students may take GWS 350 for single credit instead of WS 200 or GWS 210.)

2. Introduction to Women’s Studies (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • GWS 200 Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)
  • GWS 210 Women, Work and Family (3)

3. Topics (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 340 Asian American Women (3)
  • AAS 453 Asian American Families (3)
  • AAS 455 Asian American Sexuality (3)
  • ANTH 308 Women, Sex Roles, and Culture (3)
  • ARMN 360 Armenian Women (3)
  • CAS 365 Changing Roles of Central American
  • Women (3)
  • CHS 365 Third World Women and the Chicana (3)
  • CHS 366 Women in Latin America (3)
  • GWS 302 Feminist Methods (3)
  • GWS 305CS Women’s Studies Community Service (3)
  • GWS 310 Latin American Women Writers (3)
  • GWS 320 Women and Urban Life/Urban Space (3)
  • GWS 330 Women in the Jewish Experience (3)
  • GWS 360 Feminist Ethics (3)
  • GWS 396 Selected Topics (3)
  • HIST 350 History of Women (3)
  • JS 330 Women in the Jewish Experience (3)
  • PAS 324 The Black Woman in Contemporary Times (3)
  • PAS 325 The Black Man in Contemporary Times (3)
  • PHIL 303 Sexual Ethics (3)
  • PHIL 348 Philosophy and Feminism (3)
  • RS 304 Women and Religion (3)
  • POLS 448 Women and Politics in the United States and the World (3)
  • SOC 324 Sociology of Sex Roles (3)

4. Theory (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • GWS 301 Feminist Theories (3)
  • GWS 340 Women, Gender, and Global Development (3)

F. General Science

1. Biological or Physical Science Foundations (3 units)

Double-Counted Class

Select one course from*:

  • BIOL 100 Introductory Biology (3)
  • BIOL 101 General Biology (3)
  • BIOL 102 Biological Concepts (3)
  • (ITEP Freshman option students must take BIOL 102/L)
  • PHSC 170 Introduction to Physical Science (4)
  • *Although lecture and lab are taken together in the major, as a 4-unit combination, only 3 units will be double counted in the General Science Concentration.

2, 3, 4. Electives (9 units)

  • Choose at least 9 units of coursework from the following courses or course combinations. Although the prerequisites of the following classes vary, Liberal Studies majors who have completed any of the above three lecture-lab combinations will be allowed to register.
  • ASTR 152 Elementary Astronomy (3)
  • ASTR 154L Observational Astronomy (1)
  • ASTR 312 Exploring the Solar System (3)
  • BIOL 211 Human Anatomy (2)
  • BIOL 211/212 Human Anatomy and Lab (2/1)
  • BIOL 241 Human Pregnancy and Embryology (3)
  • BIOL 241/L Human Pregnancy and Embryology and Lab (3/1)
  • BIOL 281 Human Physiology (3)
  • BIOL 281/282 Human Physiology and Lab (3/1)
  • BIOL 323/392E Plants/Animals of So. Calif./Field Study (3/1)
  • BIOL 325 Life in the Sea (3)
  • BIOL 325/L Life in the Sea and Lab (3/1)
  • CHEM 110 Chemistry in Action (3)
  • CHEM 110L Chemistry in Action Lab (1)
  • GEOG 101 The Physical Environment (3)
  • GEOG 102 Physical Geography Lab (1)
  • GEOG 103 Weather (3)
  • GEOG 105 Weather Lab (1)
  • GEOL 101 Geology of Planet Earth (3)
  • GEOL 102L Geology of Planet Earth Lab (1)
  • GEOL 110 Earth History (3)
  • GEOL 112 Earth History Lab (1)
  • GEOL 122 The World Ocean (3)
  • GEOL 123 World Ocean Lab (1)
  • GEOL 300 Environmental Geology (3)
  • GEOL 301 Environmental Geology Lab (1)
  • PHYS 305 Physics of Music (3)

G. History

1. Colonial Period To 1865 (3 Units) Double-Counted Class

Select One Course From:

  • CHS 245 History of the Americas (3)
  • HIST 270 The United States to 1865 (3)
  • PAS 271 African-American History to 1865 (3)

2 and 3. Topics (6 units)

  • Select any two 400 level history courses except HIST 417, HIST 488, HIST 497, HIST 498

4. Summative Experience in History (3 units)

  • HIST 301 The Historian’s Craft: Reading, Research and Writing History (3)

H. Human Development

1. Overview of Child and Adolescent Development (3 units)

Double-counted class

Select one course from:

  • CADV 150 Foundations of Child and Adolescent Development (3)
  • FCS 330 Child Growth and Development (3)

2. Theories and Concepts of Development (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CADV 196JS Jumpstart Northridge (Early Childhood Literacy Education—Service Learning) (3)
  • CADV 406/L Enhancing Childhood Creativity (2/1)
  • or PSY 344 Psych of Creativity (4)
  • CADV 350 Applied Cognitive Development (3)
  • CADV 352 Applied Social Development (3)
  • RTM 305 Dynamics of Early Childhood Play (3)
  • RTM 405 Play and the Exceptional Child (3)
  • FCS 234 Child in the Family and Community (3)
  • FCS 432 Family Theories (3)
  • FCS 438 Adolescents in the Family Context (3)
  • or PSY 361 Adolescence (3)
  • PSY 312 Psychological Aspects of Parenthood (3)

3 and 4. Applying Developmental Theories and Concepts (6 units)

Select two courses from:

  • CADV 451 Alternative Approaches to Discipline (3)
  • or FCS 436 Parental Development (3)

or PSY 312 Psychological Aspects of Parenthood (3)

  • CADV 452 Child Advocacy (3)
  • CADV 450 Helping Children Cope with Medical Environments (3)
  • CADV 460 Culture, Race, Ethnicity and Gender in Development (3)
  • FCS 480 The Helping Professional (3)
  • PSY 464 Cognitive and Behavioral Intervention Techniques (3)
  • SOC 348 Juvenile Delinquency (3)
  • SOC 459 Child Welfare (3)

I. Humanities/Philosophy/Religion

1. Introduction To Humanities/Philosophy/Religion (3 Units) Double-Counted Class

  • Select any Lower Division Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion class accepted as satisfying the HUM/PHIL/RS requirement in the Liberal Studies major.

2. Approaches to Philosophy and Religious Studies (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • JS 210 History of the Jewish People (3)
  • PHIL 201 Ancient Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 202 Modern Philosophy (3)
  • RS 150 World Religions (3
  • RS 160 Religion in Western Civilization (3)
  • RS 250 Values in World Religions (2)

3. Topics in Humanities, Philosophy, and Religious Studies (6 units)

Select two courses from:

  • HUM 391 Methods and Theories in the Humanities (3)
  • JS 300 Humanities in Jewish Society (3)
  • PHIL 303 Sexual Ethics (3)
  • PHIL 310 Philosophical Problems (3)
  • PHIL 338 Philosophy of Religion (3)
  • PHIL 341 Kierkegaard and Nietzsche (3)
  • PHIL 342 Existentialism (3)
  • PHIL 343 Indian Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 344 Chinese Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 349 Philosophy and Public Affairs (3)
  • PHIL 380 Aesthetics (3)
  • RS 301 Religious Ethics: History and Interpretation (3)
  • RS 303 Religion and Personality (3)
  • RS 305 American Sects and Cults (3)
  • RS 306 American Religious Diversity (3)
  • RS 307 Religion in America (3)
  • RS 308 Native American Religions (3)
  • RS 310 Religion and Literature (3)
  • RS 311 Religion and Film (3)
  • RS 313 Religion and Art (3)
  • RS 320 Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) (3)
  • RS 325 New Testament (3)
  • RS 327 Teaching of Jesus (3)
  • RS 345 Christianity (3)
  • RS 355 Mysticism (3)
  • RS 356 Contemporary Religious Thought (3)
  • RS 361 Contemporary Ethical Issues (3)
  • RS 363 Islam in the Modern World (3)
  • RS 365 Islam (3)
  • RS 375 Classical Judaic Texts (3)
  • RS 377 The Holocaust: Religious Responses (3)
  • RS 378 American Jewish Experience (3)
  • RS 379 Zionism: Religious and Secular (3)
  • RS 380 Asian Religions: Communal Traditions and Transitions (3)
  • RS 383 Asian Religious Texts (3)
  • RS 385 Hinduism (3)
  • RS 390 Buddhism (3)

J. Literacy Scholars for the Future of Los Angeles (LSLA)

  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Students interested in the LSLA concentration must submit an LSLA scholarship application to the Liberal Studies Office in early Spring semester. ONLY students selected for the scholarship may complete the LSLA concentration. Please consult with a Liberal Studies advisor prior to enrolling in LSLA concentration courses.

1. Language and Linguistics (3 units)

Double-Counted Class

  • ENGL 301 Language and Linguistics (3)

2. Perspectives on Literacy (3 units)

  • LRS 333 (3)

3. Practicum in Early Literacy (3 units)

  • LRS 433/F (3)

4. Children’s Literature of Latin America in Translation (3 units)

  • CHS 480 (3)

K. Language and Diversity

1. Language and Linguistics (3 Units) Double Counted Class

  • ENGL 301 Language and Linguistics (3)

2 and 3. Language Diversity (6 units)

Select two courses from the following:

  • ANTH 310 Language in Culture: Anthropological Linguistics (3)
  • CHS 433 Language Acquisition of the Chicana/o and ESL Speakers (3)
  • CHS 482 Language of the Barrio (3)
  • CD 361 Language Development in Children (3)
  • ENGL 405 Language Differences and Language Change (3)
  • PAS 395 Bilingualism in the African-American Community (3)

4. Summative Experience in Linguistics (3 units)

  • LING 427 Languages in Contact (3)

L. Literature

1. Introduction To Literature (3 Units) Double-Counted Class

  • Select any Lower Division literature class accepted as satisfying the Introduction to Literature requirement in the Liberal Studies major.

2. Literatures of Cultural Diversity (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 321 Asian American Fiction (3)
  • CAS 421 Central American Literature Seminar (3)
  • CHS 380 Chicana/o Literature (3)
  • CHS 381 Contemporary Chicana Literature (3)
  • ENGL 311 History of African-American Writing (3)
  • ENGL 314 North American Indian Literature (3)
  • ENGL 368 Gay Male Writers (3)
  • ENGL 369 Lesbian Writers (3)
  • ENGL 371 Issues in Jewish/American Writing (3)
  • ENGL 431 Images of Women in Literature (3)
  • ENGL 433 Women Authors (3)
  • ENGL 434 19th Century Women Novelists (3)
  • ENGL 487 Latino/a Literatures of the Americas (3)

3. Studies in Genre (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CHS 480 Children’s Literature of Latin America in Translation (3)
  • ENGL 312 Literature and Film (3)
  • ENGL 316 Shakespeare (3)
  • ENGL 360 The English Bible as Literature (3)
  • ENGL 363 The Study of Poetry (3)
  • ENGL 364 The Short Story (3)
  • ENGL 370 Science Fiction (3)
  • ENGL 427 Drama from Ibsen to the Present (3)

4. Writing About Literature (3 units)

  • ENGL 355 Writing About Literature (3)

M. Mathematics

  • Note: Students must complete MATH 310 before enrolling in 311.

1. Mathematics For Teachers (3 Units) Double-Counted Class

  • MATH 310 Basic Concepts of Geometry, Probability and Statistics (3)

2. Modern Algebra (3 units)

choose one from:

  • MATH 150A Mathematical Analysis (5)
  • MATH 312 Basic Algebraic Concepts (3)

3. Geometry (3 units)

  • MATH 311 Basic Geometric Concepts (3)

4. Mathematical Concepts (3 units)

  • MATH 331 Mathematical Explorations (3)

N. Music

1. Music Literature For Children (3 Units) Double-Counted Class

  • MUS 361/L Music Literature for Children/Lab (2/1)

2. Music Skills (3 units)

Select three units from the following:

  • CHS 214 Guitar Music of the Southwest and Mexico (3)
  • CHS 215/L Regional Music of the Southwest and Mexico and Lab (2/1)
  • MUS 111/L Musicianship I and Lab (1/1)
  • MUS 131A-B Beginning Piano (1-1)
  • MUS 133A-B Beginning Guitar (1-1)
  • MUS 168/368 Steel Drum Ensemble (1)
  • MUS 170/370 University Chorus (1)
  • MUS 177/377 Women’s Chorus (1)
  • MUS 178 African Ensemble (1)
  • MUS 227 Japanese Taiko Drumming Ensemble (1-1-1-1)
  • MUS 337 Percussion Instruments (1)
  • MUS 338A Vocal Techniques (1)
  • MUS 396JG Gamelan Ensemble (1)

3 and 4. Topics (6 units)

Select two courses from the following:

  • MUS 106HH Hip Hop Music (3)
  • MUS 108 Music in Film (3)
  • MUS 306 Introduction to Jazz (3)
  • MUS 307 Music From a Global Perspective (3)
  • MUS 309 Traditional Music of the U.S. (3)
  • MUS 310 Understanding World Cultures Through Music (3)
  • TH 433 The Musical Theatre in the United States (3)
  • (For ITEP Freshman option, the double counted courses are MUS 120/L and MUS 304 not MUS 361/L.)

O. Social Science

1. Integrative Social Science (3 Units) Double-Counted Class

  • Select any Upper Division class accepted as satisfying the Integrative Social Science requirement in the Liberal Studies major.
  • For ITEP Freshman Option Students the double counted course is LRS 150/F Seminar in Anthropology

2. Introduction to the Social Sciences (3 units)

  • ANTH 152 Culture and Human Behavior (3)
  • GEOG 160 Cultural Geography of the Third World (3)
  • POLS 156 Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
  • PSY 150 Principles of Human Behavior (3)
  • PSY 245 Psychology of Contemporary Social Issues (3)
  • SOC 150 Introductory Sociology (3)
  • URBS 150 Growth and Development of Cities (3)

3 and 4. Topics in Social Science (6 units) Select two courses from:

  • ANTH 300 Anthropology and the Modern World (3)
  • ANTH 305 Individual and Culture (3)
  • ANTH 315 Third World Cultures (3)
  • ANTH 490A-D Seminar in Anthropology (3)
  • AAS 310 Methodologies in Asian American Studies (3)
  • AAS 345 Contemporary Issues in Asian American Studies (3)
  • AAS 347 Asian Americans: Legal and Political History (3)
  • AAS 360 Asian American Immigration-Global Perspective (3)
  • CAS 364 Culture and Violence in Central America
  • CAS 366 Contemporary Indigenous People of Central America (3)
  • CAS 367 Contemporary Religious Movements of the Central American Peoples (3)
  • CAS 368 Central American Revolutionary Movements (3)
  • CAS 369 Contemporary Social Movements of the Central American Peoples (3)
  • CHS 350 Religion and Chicana/o Society (3)
  • CHS 360 Political Organizations and Social Movements of the Barrio (3)
  • GEOG 301 Cultural Geography (3)
  • GEOG 351 Urban Geography (3)
  • GWS 301 Feminist Theories and Methods (3)
  • GWS 320 Women and Urban Life/Urban Space (3)
  • GWS 340 Women, Gender, and Global Development (3)
  • PAS 361 African-American Politics (3)
  • POLS 310 Problems of Political Economy (3)
  • POLS 321 Comparative Political Ideologies (3)
  • POLS 412 Modern Western Political Theory (3)
  • POLS 413 American Political Thought (3)
  • POLS 414 Western Political Theory in the 20th Century (3)
  • RS 305 American Sects and Cults (3)
  • RS 306 Minority Religions of America (3)
  • RS 307 Religion in America (3)
  • SOC 305 Culture and Personality (3)

P. Spanish

Track A (for L1 Spanish speakers)

1. Language and Linguistics (3 Units)

Double-Counted Class

  • ENGL 301 Language and Linguistics (3)

2. Intermediate Literature and Writing (3 units)

  • SPAN 220B Intermediate Spanish II (3)

3. Advanced Writing (3 units)

  • SPAN 320A Culture and Civilization in Contemporary Hispanic Society (3)

4. Advanced Literature, Culture, and Writing (3 units)

  • SPAN 320B Literature and Culture in Contemporary Hispanic Society (3)
  • NOTE: Completion of SPAN 220A or equivalent is required prior to enrollment in SPAN 220B. SPAN 320A must be completed prior to enrollment in SPAN 320B.

Track B

1. Language and Linguistics (3 Units)

Double-Counted Class

  • ENGL 301 Language and Linguistics (3)

2. Intermediate Literature and Writing (6 units)

  • SPAN 220A Intermediate Spanish I (3)
  • SPAN 220B Intermediate Spanish II (3)

3. Advanced Writing (3 units)

  • SPAN 320A Culture and Civilization in Contemporary Hispanic Society (3)
  • Students should contact the head of the Spanish section in the Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures Department for determination of which track they should follow.

Q. Theatre

1. Creative Drama and The Child (3 Units)

Double-Counted Class

  • TH 371/L Creative Drama/Lab (2/1)

2. Introduction to Theatre (3 units) Select one course from:

  • TH 111* Actors and Acting (3)
  • TH 315 World Drama (3)
  • *Students using TH 111 (or equivalent) to fulfill the Lower Division Fine Arts requirement will substitute TH 315 (World Drama) for this requirement.

3 and 4. Topics (6 units) Select two courses from the following:

  • TH 310 Theatre in Performance (3)
  • TH 472 Field Experience in Creative Drama (2)
  • and TH 599A Independent Study (1)
  • TH 475 Theatre and Drama for Young Audiences (3)
  • (For ITEP Freshman option, the double counted courses are TH 120/L and TH 304 not TH 111. ITEP-Freshman option students take TH 111 for single credit and do not take TH 371/L.)

Option Two: Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) Junior Option

Track A - Elementary Education

A. Lower Division Requirements (56-57 Units)

1. Analytical Reading and Expository Writing (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • CAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • CH S 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • ENGL 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • PAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)

2. Critical Thinking (3-4 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 201 Race, Racism and Critical Thinking (3)
  • CHS 202 Race, Racism and Critical Thinking (3)
  • COMS 225/L Strategies of Argumentation (2/1)
  • PAS 204 Race, Racism and Critical Thinking (3)
  • PHIL 100 General Logic (4)
  • PHIL 200 Critical Reasoning (3)
  • PHIL 210 Reasoning in the Sciences (3)
  • RS 204 Religion, Logic and the Media (3)

3. Oral Communication (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • CAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • CHS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • COMS 151/L Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2/1)
  • PAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)

4. Math for Teachers (3 units)

  • MATH 210 Basic Number Concepts (3)

5. Biology (4 units)

Select one course from:

  • BIOL 100/L Introductory Biology and Lab (3/1)
  • BIOL 101/L General Biology and Lab (3/1)
  • BIOL 102/L Biological Concepts and Lab (3/1)

6. Physical Science (4 units)

  • PHSC 170 Introduction to Physical Science (4)

7. Literature (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 220 Survey of Asian American Literature (3)
  • CAS 201 Survey of Central American Literature (3)
  • CH S 201 Survey of Mexican Literature in Translation (3)
  • ENGL 255 Introduction to Literature (3)
  • ENGL 258 Major English Writers I (3)
  • ENGL 259 Major English Writers II (3)
  • ENGL 275 Major American Writers (3)
  • FLIT 295A Masterpieces of European Literature I (3)
  • FLIT 295B Masterpieces of European Literature II (3)
  • PAS 245 African American Literature Since 1930 (3)

8. Performing and Visual Arts (3 units)

  • ART 100/L Introduction to Art Processes (1/2)
  • ART 110 History of Western Art, Pre-History Through the Middle Ages (3)
  • ART 112 World Arts: Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
  • ART 114 World Arts: Asia (3)
  • ART 205 Landmarks of Art (3)
  • CAS 202 Survey of Central American Visual, Installation, and Performing Arts (3)
  • CHS 111 The Chicano and the Arts (3)
  • MUS 105 Understanding Music (3)
  • MUS 107 Music in Contemporary Society (3)
  • TH 110 Plays and Players (3)
  • TH 111 Actors and Acting (3)

9. Humanities, Philosophy and Religion (3 units)

  • ANTH 222 Visions of the Sacred (3)
  • HUM 101 Forms and Ideas in Humanities (3)
  • HUM 105 Cultural Eras I (3)
  • HUM 106 Cultural Eras II (3)
  • JS 200 Introduction to Judaism (3)
  • PAS 282 African Religion in the New World (3)
  • PHIL 150 Introduction to Philosophical Thought (3)
  • PHIL 160 Introduction to Philosophy: Society and Values (3)
  • PHIL 201 Ancient Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 202 Modern Philosophy (3)
  • RS 100 Introduction to Religious Studies (3)
  • RS 101 The Bible (3)

10. World Geography (3 units)

  • GEOG 150 World Geography (3)

11. Earth Science (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • GEOG 106LRS The Physical Environment for Liberal Studies Majors (3)
  • GEOL 106LRS Earth and Space Science for Liberal Studies Majors (3)

12. World History (3 units)

  • HIST 110 World History to 1500 (3)

13. United States History (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CHS 245 History of the Americas (3)
  • HIST 270 The United States to 1865 (3)
  • PAS 271 African American History to 1865 (3)

14. Government (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CHS 260 Constitutional Issues and the Chicano (3)
  • PAS 161 American Political Institutions: A Black Perspective. (3)
  • POLS 155 American Political Institutions (3)
  • RS 255 American Political Institutions and Religion (3)

15 Urban Education (3 units)

  • ELPS 203 Urban Education in America (3)

16. Child Development (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CADV 150 Foundations of Human Development in Educational Contexts (3)
  • FCS 330 Child Growth and Development I (3)

17. Linguistics (3 units)

  • ENGL 301 Language and Linguistics (3)

18. Concentration Course 1 (3) See list of approved Concentrations under Pre-Credential Option

B. Upper Division Requirements

74 Units - (Multiple Subject Credential);

  • Students should complete most, if not all, Lower Division coursework before taking Upper Division requirements. Upper Division courses are listed in the order in which they should be taken, whenever possible.

19. Gateway Experience (3 units)

  • LRS 300 Gateway Experience (3)

20. Structure of English (3 units)

  • ENGL 302 Introduction to Modern Grammar (3)

21. Educational Foundations (3 units)

  • EPC 315 Psychological Foundations of Learning and Teaching (3)

22. Visual/Performing Arts and the Child (3 units)

Select one of the following:

  • ART 380/L Children’s Art and Lab (2/1)
  • MUS 361/L Music Literature for Children and Lab (2/1)
  • KIN 314/L Creative Dance for Children and Lab (2/1)
  • TH 371/L Creative Drama and Lab (2/1)

23. California History/Geography (3 units)

Select one of the following:

  • GEOG 417 California for Educators (3)
  • HIST 417 California for Educators (3)

24. Intermediate Composition (3 units)

  • ENGL 305 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)

25. Physical Education for Children (3 units)

  • KIN 470/L Physical Education for Children (2/1)

26. Basic Concepts of Geometry, Probability and Statistics (3 units)

  • MATH 310 Basic Concepts of Geometry, Probability and Statistics (3)

The following two courses (27 and 28) must be taken concurrently:

27. Geometry, Probability, and Statistics Lab1 (1 unit)

  • MATH 310L Geometry, Probability and Statistics Lab (1)

28. Math Curriculum and Methods (2 units)

  • E ED 472 Math Curriculum and Methods (2)

29. Language Development and Acquisition (3 units)

  • LING 417 Language Development and Acquisition (3)

30. Health Science (2 units)

  • HSCI 396HS Health Science for Liberal Studies/ITEP (2)

31. Ethnic Child (3 units)

Select one of the following:

  • AAS 450 Asian American Child and the Schools (3)
  • ARMN 440 The Armenian Child (3)
  • CAS 410 The Central American Child
  • CHS 430 The Chicano Child (3)
  • PAS 420 The Black Child (3)

The following two classes (32 and 33) must be taken concurrently:

32. Children’s Literature (3 units)

  • ENGL 428 Children’s Literature (3)

33. Literacy Instruction: A (3 units)

  • EED 477A Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners (3)

34. Concentration 2 (3 units) See list of approved Concentrations under Pre-Credential Option

35. Visual/Performing Arts and the Child (3 units)

Select one of the following:

  • ART 380/L Children’s Art and Lab (2/1)
  • MUS 361/L Music Literature for Children and Lab (2/1)
  • KIN 314/L Creative Dance for Children and Lab (2/1)
  • TH 371/L Creative Drama and Lab (2/1)

The following three courses (36, 37 and 38) must be taken concurrently:

36. Literacy Instruction: B (3 units)

  • EED 477B Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners (3)

37. Student Teaching (3 units)

  • EED 578A Student Teaching in the Elementary School (3)
  • or SPED 578A Student Teaching in the Elementary School (3)

38. Student Teaching Seminar (1 unit)

  • EED 579 Student Teaching Seminar (1)

39. Science Experience Course (1 units)

  • GEOL 406LRS Liberal Studies Science Capstone Experience (1)

40. Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3 units)

  • SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)

41. Science/Social Science curriculum and methods (4 units)

  • EED 579 Student Teaching Seminar (1)
  • EED 480 Science/Social Science Curriculum and Methods (3)

42. Student Teaching (6 units)

  • EED 578D Student Teaching (6)

43. Concentration Course 3 (3 units) See list of approved Concentrations under Pre-Credential Option

44. Integrative Social Science (3 units)

Select one from:

  • AAS 340 Asian American Women (3)
  • ANTH 360 Immigration and Ethnicity (3)
  • SOC 411 Sociology of Education (3)
  • GWS 350 Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality (3)

Track B - Education Specialist

A. Lower Division Requirements (56-57 units):

1. Analytical Reading and Expository Writing (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • CAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • CHS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • ENGL 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • PAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)

2. Critical Thinking (3-4 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 201 Race, Racism and Critical Thinking (3)
  • CHS 202 Race, Racism and Critical Thinking (3)
  • COMS 225/L Strategies of Argumentation (2/1)
  • PAS 204 Race, Racism and Critical Thinking (3)
  • PHIL 100 General Logic (4)
  • PHIL 200 Critical Reasoning (3)
  • PHIL 210 Reasoning in the Sciences (3)
  • RS 204 Religion, Logic and the Media (3)

3. Oral Communication (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • CAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • CHS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • COMS 151/L Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2/1)
  • PAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)

4. Math for Teachers (3 units)

  • MATH 210 Basic Number Concepts (3)

5. Biology (4 units)

Select one course from:

  • BIOL 100/L Introductory Biology and Lab (3/1)
  • BIOL 101/L General Biology and Lab (3/1)
  • BIOL 102/L Biological Concepts and Lab (3/1)

6. Physical Science (4 units)

  • PHSC 170 Introduction to Physical Science (4)

7. Literature (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 220 Survey of Asian American Literature (3)
  • CAS 201 Survey of Central American Literature (3)
  • CH S 201 Survey of Mexican Literature in Translation (3)
  • ENGL 255 Introduction to Literature (3)
  • ENGL 258 Major English Writers I (3)
  • ENGL 259 Major English Writers II (3)
  • ENGL 275 Major American Writers (3)
  • FLIT 245 Introduction to German Literature (3)
  • FLIT 295A Masterpieces of European Literature I (3)
  • FLIT 295B Masterpieces of European Literature II (3)
  • PAS 245 African American Literature Since 1930 (3)

8. Performing and Visual Arts (3 units)

  • ART 100/L Introduction to Art Processes (1/2)
  • ART 110 History of Western Art, Pre-History Through the Middle Ages (3)
  • ART 112 World Arts: Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (3)
  • ART 114 World Arts: Asia (3)
  • ART 205 Landmarks of Art (3)
  • CAS 202 Survey of Central American Visual, Instalation, and Performing Arts (3)
  • CHS 111 The Chicano and the Arts (3)
  • MUS 105 Understanding Music (3)
  • MUS 107 Music in Contemporary Society (3)
  • TH 110 Plays and Players (3)
  • TH 111 Actors and Acting (3)

9. Humanities, Philosophy and Religion (3 units)

  • ANTH 222 Visions of the Sacred (3)
  • HUM 101 Forms and Ideas in Humanities (3)
  • HUM 105 Cultural Eras I (3)
  • HUM 106 Cultural Eras II (3)
  • JS 200 Introduction to Judaism (3)
  • PAS 282 African Religion in the New World (3)
  • PHIL 150 Introduction to Philosophical Thought (3)
  • PHIL 160 Introduction to Philosophy: Society and Values (3)
  • PHIL 201 Ancient Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 202 Modern Philosophy (3)
  • RS 100 Introduction to Religious Studies (3)
  • RS 101 The Bible (3)

10. World Geography (3 units)

  • GEOG 150 World Geography (3)

11. Earth Science (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • GEOG 106LRS The Physical Environment for Liberal Studies Majors (3)
  • GEOL 106LRS Earth and Space Science for Liberal Studies Majors (3)

12. World History (3 units)

  • HIST 110 World History to 1500 (3)

13. United States History (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CHS 245 History of the Americas (3)
  • HIST 270 The United States to 1865 (3)
  • PAS 271 African American History to 1865 (3)

14. Government (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CHS 260 Constitutional Issues and the Chicano (3)
  • PAS 161 American Political Institutions: A Black Perspective. (3)
  • POLS 155 American Political Institutions (3)
  • RS 255 American Political Institutions and Religion (3)

15 . Special Education (3 units)

  • SPED 400 Developmental Differences and Implications in Special Education (3)

16. Child Development (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CADV 150 Foundations of Human Development in Educational Contexts (3)
  • FCS 330 Child Growth and Development I (3)

17. Linguistics (3 units)

  • ENGL 301 Language and Linguistics (3)

18. Concentration Course 1 (3 units)

  • See approved Educational Specialist concentrations : Ethnic Studies or LSLA

B. Upper Division Requirements

79 Units - (Education Specialist Credential)

  • Students should complete most, if not all, Lower Division coursework before taking Upper Division requirements. Upper Division courses are listed in the order in which they should be taken, whenever possible.

19. Gateway Experience (3 units)

  • LRS 300 Gateway Experience (3)

20. Structure of English (3 units)

  • ENGL 302 Introduction to Modern Grammar (3)

21. Positive Behavior Support (3 units)

  • SPED 402 Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Supports (3)

22. Teaching in Special Education (3 units)

  • SPED 404 Teaching Diverse Learners with Social- Communication Disabilities Including Autism (3)

23. Visual/Performing Arts and the Child (3 units)

Select one of the following:

  • ART 380/L Children’s Art and Lab (2/1)
  • MUS 361/L Music Literature for Children and Lab (2/1)
  • KIN 314/L Creative Dance for Children and Lab (2/1)
  • TH 371/L Creative Drama and Lab (2/1)

24. Concentration Course 2 (3 units) See approved Educational Specialist concentrations : Ethnic Studies or LSLA

25. California History/Geography (3 units)

Select one of the following:

  • GEOG 417 California for Educators (3)
  • HIST 417 California for Educators (3)

26. Intermediate Composition (3 units)

  • ENGL 305 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)

The following two classes (27 and 28) must be taken concurrently:

27. Literacy Instruction (3 units)

  • SPED 406 K-12 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners with Disabilities (3)

28. Children’s Literature (3 units)

  • ENGL 428 Children’s Literature (3)

29. Language Development and Acquisition (3 units)

  • LING 417 Language Development and Acquisition (3)

30. Physical Education for Children (3 units)

  • KIN 470/L Physical Education for Children (2/1)

31. Basic Concepts of Geometry, Probability and Statistics (3 units)

  • MATH 310 Basic Concepts of Geometry, Probability and Statistics (3)
  • The following two courses (32 and 33) must be taken concurrently:

32. Geometry, Probability, and Statistics Lab1 (1 unit)

  • MATH 310L Geometry, Probability and Statistics Lab (1)

33. Math Curriculum and Methods (2 units)

  • E ED 472 Math Curriculum and Methods (2)

34. Visual/Performing Arts and the Child (3 units)

Select one of the following:

  • ART 380/L Children’s Art and Lab (2/1)
  • MUS 361/L Music Literature for Children and Lab (2/1)
  • KIN 314/L Creative Dance for Children and Lab (2/1)
  • TH 371/L Creative Drama and Lab (2/1)

35. Curriculum/Instruction in Special Education (3 units)

  • SPED 503MM Curriculum and Instruction in Math and Content Subjects for Diverse Learners with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)
  • or SPED 504MS Teaching Diverse Learners with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3) - Offered Fall only

36. Concentration Course 3 (3 units)

  • See approved Educational Specialist concentrations : Ethnic Studies or LSLA

37. Special Education Fieldwork (3 units)

  • SPED 403 Early Fieldwork (3 units)

38. Reading Language Arts Instruction: B (3 units)

  • SPED 502MM Reading/Language Arts Instruction for Diverse Learner with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)
  • or SPED 505MS Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Learners with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3) - Offered Spring only

39. Science Experience Course (1 units)

  • GEOL 406LRS Liberal Studies Science Capstone Experience (1)

40. Educating Diverse Learners (3 units)

  • SPED 416 Educating Diverse Learners with Disabilities & Working with their Families (3)

41. Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3 units)

  • SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special
  • Needs through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)

42. Assessment (3 units)

  • SPED 501MM Special Education Assessment in Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)
  • or SPED 581 Alternative and Augmentative Communication- Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3)

43. Ethnic Child (3 units)

Select one of the following:

  • AAS 450 Asian American Child and the Schools (3)
  • ARMN 440 The Armenian Child (3)
  • CAS 410 The Central American Child
  • CHS 430 The Chicano Child (3)
  • PAS 420 The Black Child (3)
  • The following two courses (44 and 45) must be taken concurrently:

44. Student Teaching Seminar (3 unit)

  • SPED 580S Student Teaching Seminar (3)

45. Student Teaching (6 units)

  • SPED 580 Student Teaching (6)

C. Concentration

Students in Track B must complete either the Ethnic Studies or LSLA concentrations.

i. Ethnic Studies for ITEP Junior

The Ethnic Child (double-counted class)

Select one from:

  • AAS 450 The Asian American Child and the Schools (3)
  • ARMN 440 The Armenian Child (3)
  • CAS 410 The Central American Child (3)
  • CHS 430 The Chicano Child (3)
  • PAS 420 The Black Child) (3)

Introduction to Ethnic and Gender Studies

Select one from:

  • AAS 100 Introduction to Asian American Studies (3)
  • CAS 100 Introduction to Central American Studies (3)
  • CHS 100 Chicana/o Culture (3)
  • GWS 100 Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies
  • PAS 100 Introduction to Black Culture (3)

Select one from:

  • GWS 350 Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality (3)
  • AAS 340 Asian American Women (3)

Select one from:

  • SOC 411 Sociology of Education (3)
  • ANTH 360 Immigration and Ethnicity (3)

or

ii. Literacy Scholars Los Angeles

  • LING 417 Language Development and Acquisition (double- counted class) (3)
  • LRS 333 Perspectives on Literacy (Fall only) (3)
  • LRS 433/F Practicum in Early Literacy (Fall only) (3)
  • CHS 480 Children’s Literature of Latin America in Translation (3)

Option Three: Integrated Teacher Education Program Freshman Option

Track A. Elementary Education

Year One: First Semester (14 units)

  • LRS 100/F Liberal Studies Freshman Seminar (2/1)
  • CADV 150 Foundations of Human Development (3)

Visual and Performing Arts: Music, Theater, Dance or Art (2 units)

  • ARTS/KIN/MUS/TH 120/L Arts Immersion (1/1)

Freshman Composition (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • CAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • CHS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • ENGL 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • PAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)

Speech Communication (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • CHS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • COMS 151/L Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2/1)
  • PAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)

Year One: Second Semester (16 units)

  • LRS 150/F Liberal Studies Seminar: Anthropology (2/1)
  • HIST 110 World History to 1500 (3)

Literature (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 220 Survey of Asian American Literature (3)
  • CAS 201 Survey of Central American Literature (3)
  • CHS 201 Survey of Mexican Literature in Translation (3)
  • ENGL 255 Introduction to Literature (3)
  • ENGL 258 Major English Writers I (3)
  • ENGL 259 Major English Writers II (3)
  • ENGL 275 Major American Writers (3)
  • FLIT 295A Masterpieces of European Literature I (3)
  • FLIT 295B Masterpieces of European Literature II (3)
  • PAS 245 African American Literature Since 1930 (3)

Humanities, Philosophy and Religion (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • ANTH 222 Visions of the Sacred (3)
  • HUM 101 Forms and Ideas in Humanities (3)
  • HUM 105 Cultural Eras I (3)
  • HUM 106 Cultural Eras II (3)
  • JS 200 Introduction to Judaism (3)
  • PAS 282 African Religion in the New World (3)
  • PHIL 150 Introduction to Philosophical Thought (3)
  • PHIL 160 Introduction to Philosophy: Society and Values (3)
  • PHIL 201 Ancient Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 202 Modern Philosophy (3)
  • RS 100 Introduction to Religious Studies (3)
  • RS 101 The Bible (3)

Visual and Performing Arts: Music, Theater, Dance or Art (2 units)

  • ARTS/KIN/MUS,TH 120/L Arts Immersion (1/1)
  • ARTS/KIN/MUS,TH 120/L Arts Immersion (1/1)

Year Two: First Semester (15 units)

  • LRS 200F Seminar in Children’s Learning in Science (1)
  • GEOG 150 World Geography (3)
  • BIO 102/L Biological Concepts and Lab (3/1)
  • MATH 210 Basic Number Concepts (3)
  • ENGL 303 Introduction to Grammar and Linguistics for Teachers (4)

Year Two: Second Semester (16 units)

  • LRS 250/F Liberal Studies Seminar: Integrating Reason, Belief and Education (3/1)
  • PHSC 170 Introduction to Physical Science (4)
  • ENGL 305 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)
  • ELPS 203 Urban Education in American Society (3)
  • HSCI 396HS Health Science for ITEP (2)

Summer Two (9 units)

United States Government (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CHS 260 Constitutional Issues and the Chicano (3)
  • PAS 161 American Political Institutions: A Black Perspective (3)
  • POLS 155 American Political Institutions (3)
  • RS 255 American Political Institutions and Religion (3)

United States History (3units)

Select one course from:

  • CHS 245 History of the Americas (3)
  • HIST 270 The United States to 1865 (3)
  • PAS 271 African American History to 1865 (3)

Ethnic Child (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 450 Asian American Child and the Schools (3)
  • ARMN 440 The Armenian Child (3)
  • CAS 410 The Central American Child (3)
  • CHS 430 The Chicano Child (3)
  • PAS 420 The Black Child (3)

Year Three: First Semester (18 units)

  • LING 417 Language Development and Acquisition (3
  • MATH 310 Basic Concepts of Geometry, Probability and Statistics (3)
  • KIN 470/L Physical Education for Children (2/1)
  • EPC 315 Psychological Foundations (3)

Select one course from:

  • GEOG 106LRS The Physical Environment for Liberal Studies Majors (3)
  • or GEOL 106LRS Earth and Space Science for Liberal Studies Majors (3)

Concentration Course 1 (3)

  • Important Note: Refer to pre-credential option for the approved list of the concentrations (A-O).

Year Three: Second Semester (15 units)

  • MATH 310L Geometry, Probability and Statistics Lab (1)
  • E ED 472 Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (2)
  • E ED 477A Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners (3)
  • ENGL 428 Children’s Literature (3)

Select one course from:

  • GEOG 417 The Physical Environment for Liberal Studies Majors (3)
  • or HIST 417 Earth and Space Science for Liberal Studies Majors (3)
  • SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)

Year Four: First Semester (14 units)

Concentration Course 2 (3)

  • E ED 578A Student Teaching (3)
  • E ED 579 Student Teaching Seminar (1)
  • E ED 477B Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners (3)
  • GEOL 406LRS Liberal Studies Science Experience (1)
  • Take three from: ART, KIN, MUS, TH 304 (1/1/1)

Year Four: Second Semester (13 units)

Concentration Course 3 (3)

  • E ED 480 Science/Social Science Curriculum Methods (3)
  • E ED 578D Student Teaching in the Elementary School (6)
  • E ED 579 Student Teaching Seminar (1)

Track B. Education Specialist

Year One: First Semester (14 units)

  • LRS 100/F Liberal Studies Freshman Seminar (2/1)
  • CADV 150 Foundations of Human Development (3)

Visual and Performing Arts: Music, Theater, Dance or Art (2 units)

  • ARTS/KIN/MUS/TH 120/L Arts Immersion (1/1)

Freshman Composition (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • CAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • CHS 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • ENGL 155 Freshman Composition (3)
  • PAS 155 Freshman Composition (3)

Speech Communication (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • CAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • CHS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)
  • COMS 151/L Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2/1)
  • PAS 151 Freshman Speech Communication (3)

Year One: Second Semester (16 units)

  • LRS 150/F Liberal Studies Seminar: Anthropology (2/1)
  • HIST 110 World History to 1500 (3)

Literature (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • AAS 220 Survey of Asian American Literature (3)
  • CAS 201 Survey of Central American Literature (3)
  • CHS 201 Survey of Mexican Literature in Translation (3)
  • ENGL 255 Introduction to Literature (3)
  • ENGL 258 Major English Writers I (3)
  • ENGL 259 Major English Writers II (3)
  • ENGL 275 Major American Writers (3)
  • FLIT 295A Masterpieces of European Literature I (3)
  • FLIT 295B Masterpieces of European Literature II (3)
  • PAS 245 African American Literature Since 1930 (3)

Humanities, Philosophy and Religion (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • ANTH 222 Visions of the Sacred (3)
  • HUM 101 Forms and Ideas in Humanities (3)
  • HUM 105 Cultural Eras I (3)
  • HUM 106 Cultural Eras II (3)
  • JS 200 Introduction to Judaism (3)
  • PAS 282 African Religion in the New World (3)
  • PHIL 150 Introduction to Philosophical Thought (3)
  • PHIL 160 Introduction to Philosophy: Society and Values (3)
  • PHIL 201 Ancient Philosophy (3)
  • PHIL 202 Modern Philosophy (3)
  • RS 100 Introduction to Religious Studies (3)
  • RS 101 The Bible (3)

Visual and Performing Arts: Music, Theater, Dance or Art (4 units)

  • ARTS/KIN/MUS/TH 120/L Arts Immersion (1/1)
  • ARTS/KIN/MUS/TH 120/L Arts Immersion (1/1)

Year Two: First Semester (15 units)

  • LRS 200F Seminar in Children’s Learning in Science (1)
  • GEOG 150 World Geography (3)
  • BIO 102/L Biological Concepts and Lab (3/1)
  • ENGL 303 Introduction to Grammar and Linguistics for teachers (4)
  • MATH 210 Basic Number Concepts (3)

Year Two: Second Semester (17 units)

  • LRS 250/F Liberal Studies Seminar: Integrating Reason, Belief and Education (3/1)
  • PHSC 170 Introduction to Physical Science (4)
  • ENGL 305 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)

United States Government (3 units)

Select one course from:

  • CHS 260 Constitutional Issues and the Chicano (3)
  • PAS 161 American Political Institutions: A Black Perspective (3)
  • POLS 155 American Political Institutions (3)
  • RS 255 American Political Institutions and Religion (3)

United States History (3units)

Select one course from:

  • CHS 245 History of the Americas (3)
  • HIST 270 The United States to 1865 (3)
  • PAS 271 African American History to 1865 (3)

Summer Two (9 units)

Special Education:

  • SPED 400 Developmental Differences and Implications in Special Education (3)
  • SPED 404 Teaching Diverse Learners with Social- Communication Disorders/Autism (3)

Select one course from:

  • GEOG 106LRS The Physical Environment for Liberal Studies Majors (3)
  • GEOL 106LRS Earth and Space Science for Liberal Studies Majors (3)

Year Three: First Semester (18 units)

  • LING 417 Language Development and Acquisition (3)
  • SPED 402 Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavior Support (3)
  • MATH 310 Basic Concepts of Geometry, Probability and Statistics (3)
  • Concentration 1* (3) See below for approved Ethnic Studies or LSLA concentrations for this Track
  • Concentration 2* (3) See below for approved Ethnic Studies or LSLA concentrations for this Track

Select one course from:

  • GEOG 417 The Physical Environment for Liberal Studies Majors (3)
  • HIST 417 Earth and Space Science for Liberal Studies Majors (3)

Year Three: Second Semester (19 units)

  • MATH 310L Geometry, Probability and Statistics Lab (1)
  • E ED 472 Mathematics Curriculum and Methods (2)
  • SPED 406 K-12 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners with Disabilities (3)
  • ENGL 428 Children’s Literature (3)
  • SPED 403 Early Fieldwork (3)
  • KIN 470/L Physical Education for Children (2/1)
  • GEOL 406LRS Liberal Studies Science Experience Capstone (1)
  • Concentration Course 3* (3) See below for the approved Ethnic Studies or LSLA concentrations for this Track

Year Four: First Semester (15 units)

  • SPED 416 Educating Diverse Learners with Disabilities and Working with their Families (3)
  • SPED 420 Improving the Learning of Students with Special Needs through Differentiated Instruction and Collaboration (3)
  • SPED 502MM Reading/Language Arts Instruction for Diverse Learners with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)

or SPED 504MS Teaching Diverse Learners with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3) – Offered Fall Only

  • SPED 503MM Curriculum and Instruction in Math and Content Subjects for Diverse Learners with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (3)
  • or SPED 505MS Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Learners with Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3) Offered Spring only
  • Take three from: ART, KIN, MUS, TH 304 (1/1/1)

Year Four: Second Semester (12 units)

  • SPED 501 Assessment of Diverse Learners with Mild/ Moderate Disabilities (3)
  • or SPED 581 Alternative and Augmentative Communication- Moderate/Severe Disabilities (3)
  • SPED 580S Student Teaching Seminar (3)
  • SPED 580 Student Teaching (6)

Track B students must choose from the following two concentrations:

A. Ethnic Studies for ITEP Freshman Special Education

  • LRS 150/F Liberal Studies Seminar: Anthropology (2/1)

Double-counted class

Select one from:

  • GWS 350 Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality (3)
  • AAS 340 Asian American Women (3)

Select one from:

  • SOC 411 Sociology of Education (3)
  • ANTH 360 Immigration and Ethnicity (3)

The Ethnic Child

Select one from:

  • AAS 450 The Asian American Child and the Schools (3)
  • ARMN 440 The Armenian Child (3)
  • CAS 410 The Central American Child (3)
  • CHS 430 The Chicano Child (3)
  • PAS 420 The Black Child (3)
  • or

B. Literacy Scholars Los Angeles

  • ENGL 303 Introduction to Grammar and Linguistics for Teachers (double-counted class)
  • LRS 333 Perspectives on Literacy (offered Fall only)
  • LRS 433/F Practicum in Early Literacy (offered Fall only) Field Experience Required
  • CHS 480 Children’s Literature of Latin America in Translation – Field Experience Required

Option Four: General Studies Option

  • The General Studies Option is designed for students interested in a broad liberal arts education with studies in many subject areas rather than concentrating on one field of study. Students selecting the General Studies Option may be interested in pursuing careers in business, law, government, social services, non-profit services, arts, and many other careers. Courses are drawn from various academic departments throughout the university. Liberal Studies majors in this plan complete their General Education and Title 5 requirements outside of the major. Even though many of the course choices below count for G.E., Liberal Studies General Studies Option students may not double-count any courses from G.E. within the major. The General Studies Option requires the following courses:

A. Lower Division Requirements (10-11 units)

1. Introduction to Literature

Select one course from:

  • AAS 220 Survey of Asian American Literature (3)
  • CAS 201 Survey of Central American Literature (3)
  • CHS 201 Survey of Mexican Literature in Translation (3)
  • ENGL 255 Introduction to Literature (3)
  • ENGL 258 Major English Writers I (3)
  • ENGL 259 Major English Writers II (3)
  • ENGL 275 Major American Writers (3)
  • FLIT 295A Masterpieces of European Literature I (3)
  • FLIT 295B Masterpieces of European Literature II (3)
  • PAS 245 African-American Literature Since 1930 (3)

2. Mathematics or Logic Select one course from:

  • MATH 102 College Algebra (3)
  • MATH 105 Pre-Calculus (5)
  • MATH 131 Mathematical Ideas (3)
  • MATH 140 Introductory Statistics (4)
  • PHIL 230 Symbolic Logic I (3)

3. Science and Lab/Field Studies (4 Units)

Select one course from:

  • BIOL 100/L Introductory Biology and Lab (3/1)
  • BIOL 101/L General Biology and Lab (3/1)
  • PHSC 170 Introduction to Physical Science (4)
  • CHEM 110/L Chemistry in Action and Lab (4)
  • PHYS 100A/AL General Physics I and Lab (4)
  • ASTR 152 Elementary Astronomy (3)
  • and ASTR 154L Observational Astronomy (1)
  • GEOG 101 The Physical Environment (3)
  • and GEOG 102 Physical Geography Lab (1)
  • GEOG 103 Weather (3)
  • and GEOG 105 Weather Lab (1)
  • GEOL 101 Physical Geology (3)
  • and GEOL 102 Physical Geology Lab (1)
  • GEOL 122 The World Ocean (3)
  • and GEOL 123 World Ocean Lab (1)
  • GEOL 300 Environmental Geology (3)
  • and GEOL 301 Environmental Geology Lab (1)

B. Upper Division Requirements (27 units)

1. Upper Division Writing

  • ENGL 305 Intermediate Expository Writing (3)

2. Theories and Methods

  • HUM 391 Methods and Theories in the Humanities (3)

3. Upper Division Literature.

Select one course from:

  • AAS 321 Asian American Fiction (3)
  • CHS 380 Chicano Literature (3)
  • CHS 381 Contemporary Chicana Literature (3)
  • ENGL 300 Contemporary Literature (3)
  • ENGL 311 History of African-American Writing (3)
  • ENGL 314 Native American Indian Literature (3)
  • ENGL 316 Shakespeare (3)
  • ENGL 364 The Short Story (3)
  • ENGL 371 Issues in Jewish American Writing (3)
  • ENGL 431 Images of Women in Literature (3)
  • FLIT 341 Twentieth Century European Literature (3)
  • FLIT 455 Women Writers of Asia (3)
  • PAS 344 Literature of the Caribbean and
  • African Experience. (3)
  • PAS 346 Contemporary Black Female Writers (3)

4. Social Sciences: Anthropology, Psychology, or Sociology

Select one course from:

  • ANTH 300 Anthropology and the Modern World (3)
  • ANTH 305 Individual and Culture (3)
  • ANTH 308 Women, Sex Roles, and Culture (3)
  • ANTH 310 Language in Culture: Anthrop. Linguistics (3)
  • ANTH 315 Third World Cultures (3)
  • ANTH 326 Introduction to Folklore (3)
  • ANTH 360 Immigration and Ethnicity (3)
  • PSY 302 Human Learning in the Formative Years (3)
  • PSY 310 Behavior Disorders (3)
  • PSY 312 Psychological Aspects of Parenthood (3)
  • SOC 305 Culture and Personality (3)
  • SOC 307 Ethnic Diversity in America (3)
  • SOC 312 American Society (3)
  • SOC 324 Sociology of Sex and Gender (3)
  • SOC 345 Social Psychology (3)

5. Social Sciences: Geography, History, or Political Science

Select one course from:

  • GEOG 301 Cultural Geography (3)
  • GEOG 318 Europe (3)
  • GEOG 321 United States (3)
  • GEOG 322 Latin America (3)
  • GEOG 324 China (3)
  • HIST 302 Western Cultural Heritage, Modern Age (3)
  • HIST 303 Themes in Western Civilization Before 1500 (3)
  • HIST 304 Themes in Western Civilization After 1500 (3)
  • HIST 305 Cultural History of the U.S. (3)
  • HIST 349A Women in American History Through 1848 (3)
  • HIST 349B Women in American History Since 1848 (3)
  • HIST 369 History of American Indians (3)
  • HIST 371 Problems in American History: 1865 to Present (3)
  • HIST 380 Los Angeles: Past, Present, Future (3)
  • POLS 310 Problems of Political Economy (3)
  • POLS 350 Great Questions in Politics (3)

6. Humanities, Philosophy, or Religious Studies

Select one course from:

  • CHS 350 Religion and Chicano Society (3)
  • CHS 351 Survey of Mexican Philosophical Thought (3)
  • PAS 382 Traditional Religions of Africa (3)
  • PHIL 310 Philosophical Problems (3)
  • PHIL 330 Philosophy of Science (3)
  • RS 300 Religion and Society (3)
  • RS 307 Religion in America (3)
  • RS 308 Native American Religions (3)
  • RS 345 Christianity (3)
  • RS 361 Contemporary Ethical Issues (3)
  • RS 376 Modern Judaic Heritage (3)
  • RS 380 Asian Religions: Communal Traditions and Transitions (3)
  • RS 385 Hinduism (3)
  • RS 390 Buddhism (3)

7. Ethnicity, Gender, and Culture

Select one course from:

  • AAS 340 Asian American Women (3)
  • AAS 345 Contemporary Issues in
  • Asian American Studies (3)
  • AIS 304 American Indian Law and Policy (3)
  • AIS 401 Contemporary Issues of Native Americans (3)
  • ANTH 306 Indians of North America (3)
  • ANTH 307 Indians of California and Southwest (3)
  • ANTH 319 Prehistoric Archaeology (3)
  • ANTH 351 Peoples of Middle America (3)
  • ANTH 352 Peoples of South America (3)
  • ANTH 356 Peoples and Cultures of the Mediterranean (3)
  • ARMN 310 Armenian Culture (3)
  • CAS 310 Modern History of the Central
  • American People (3)
  • CAS 311 The Central American Diaspora (3)
  • CAS 365 Changing Roles of Central American Women (3)
  • CAS 369 Contemporary Social and Religious Movements of the Central American Peoples (3)
  • CHS 345 History of the Mexican Peoples (3)
  • CHS 346 History of Chicana/Mexicana (3)
  • CHS 365 Third World Women and the Chicana (3)
  • CHS 482 Language of the Barrio (3)
  • ENGL 405 Language Differences and Language Change (3)
  • FLIT 370 Modern Japanese Culture (3)
  • FLIT 371 Modern Italian Culture (3)
  • JS 330 Women in the Jewish Experience (3)
  • PAS 300 Contemporary Issues in the African American Community (3)
  • PAS 322 African-American Family (3)
  • RS 378 American Jewish Experience (3)
  • GWS 300 Women as Agents of Change (3)
  • GWS 350 Gender, Race, Class, and Sexuality (3)

8. Visual and Performing Arts Select one course each from:

  • ART 305 Art Today (3)
  • ART 401 Arts of Native North America (3)
  • CHS 310 Regional Music of Mexico (3)
  • MUS 310 Understanding World Cultures Through Music (3)
  • PAS 332 African-American Music (3)
  • TH 310 Theatre in Performance (3)

9. Capstone Experience

  • LRS 491 Senior Seminar in Humanities/Liberal Studies (3)

C. Area of Specialization (minimum of 21.0 units)

An area of specialization consisting of at least 21.0 units is required within the major. Students may select one of the following options:
  1. 1. Option A: Complete a minor. Students must declare the minor and seek advisement in the department of the minor.*
  2. 2. Option B: Submit an interdisciplinary specialization proposal consisting of at least 15 Upper Division units to the Liberal Studies Program for approval.
*Some minors require completion of more than 21.0 units.
NOTE: All General Studies Option students must complete a service learning or internship component during their course of education.

Course List

LRS 100/F. Liberal Studies Freshman Seminar and Field Study (2/1)
Preparatory: ITEP-Freshman Option students only. Recommended Corequisite: LRS 100F. Introduces first-time freshman students to university culture and expectations, and to fieldwork methodology in elementary education. Students focus primarily on themselves as management; diversity; information competence; introduction to technology; university literacy; campus-specific resources and services; and an introduction to field work methodology. Includes 15 hours of guided field experience in elementary school classrooms.
LRS 196A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (3)
LRS 150/F. Liberal Studies and Anthropology and Field Study (2/1)
Preparatory: LRS 100/F; ITEP-Freshman Option students only. Recommended Corequisite: LRS 150F. Introduction to the study of cultural anthropology, with a focus on cultural issues that influence learning and education of multicultural populations. Students apply cultural concepts to understand themselves as learners and to children in elementary school settings. Topics include gender, ethnicity, and people who are culturally and linguistically diverse. Foundations of ethnographic observation and develop a case study of an elementary school student. Includes 15 hours of guided field experience in elementary classrooms.
LRS 200F. Liberal Studies Seminar: Science Learning (1)
Recommended Corequisite: BIOL 102L. This course provides prospective elementary teachers with classroom and field experiences that examine and reflect on science learning and cognition. It is designed to provide aspiring teachers with the knowledge background on the source and nature of students’ alternative conceptions, strategies for assessing children’s existing beliefs, skills in analyzing empirical data, and the ability to reflect on the implications of children’s conceptions for teaching science. A 15-hour field experience is required.
LRS 250/F. Integrating Reason, Belief, and Education and Field Study (3/1)
Preparatory: ITEP-Freshman Option students only. Recommended Corequisite: LRS 250F. Introduction to the concepts essential to the identification, analysis, and evaluation of arguments, for students in the Integrated Teacher Education Program. Students examine the variety of sources of justification, evidence, and warrant, such as argumentation, problem-solving, and perception. Emphasizes the application of these and learning in K-12 classrooms. Includes 15 hours guided field experience in elementary classrooms.
LRS 296A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (3)

Upper Division Courses

LRS 300. Liberal Studies Gateway Experience (3)
Prerequisite: Junior Standing. Course is limited to Pre-Credential and ITEP-Junior Option students. 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 studies, child development, visual and performing arts, health, and physical education), in the context of their university-based curriculum and of the Academic Content Standards and State Curriculum Frame works for grades K-8. Research and Technology skills required for teachers are introduced and practiced. Letter grade only.
LRS 333. Perspectives on Literacy (3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 301. Corequisites: LRS433/F. This course examines topics related to the development of reading and writing—what people frequently refer to as literacy. These topics range from trying to look at how the organization of the human brain integrates its design for language with the cognitive demands of representing language in print to trying to understand the roles of human interaction and culture in the development of early literacy
LRS 396A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (3)
LRS 433/F. Practicum in Early Literacy (2/1)
Prerequisite: ENGL 301. Corequisite: LRS 333. This is a practicum designed to extend information and concepts presented in LRS 333, Perspectives on Literacy. The focus of this course is on the application of research in language, development, and early literacy. The role of early intervention in the prevention of learning difficulties, and concepts related to individual differences in reading and writing are examined. Students are required to connect theory with practice, reflect upon young children’s and their own reading and writing, and design, implement, and evaluate evidence-based instruction. Fifteen hours of supervised fieldwork is required.
LRS 491. Capstone Seminar (3)
Preparatory: HUM 391 or FLIT 391. Intensive interdisciplinary study of an age, movement, problem, or theme, with emphasis on the application of cultural theory in interdisciplinary study. The topic of the seminar varies. Students will complete a senior project such as a research paper or a creative performance that demonstrates the integrated knowledge, understanding, and skills they have gained in the course of studies in the Major. (Crosslisted with HUM 491 and FLIT 491)
LRS 496A-Z. Experimental Topics Courses (3)