Liberal Studies Program

  • 2017 ITEP Freshman Cohort
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  • Liberal Studies Cohort 2015
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  • 2016 Liberal Studies Grads
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  • Liberal Studies 2015 - ITEP
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Academic Programs

Teacher Preparation ProgramInterdisciplinary Studies ProgramHumanities MinorSustainability MinorRussian MinorLSLA - Literary Scholars for the Future of Los Angeles Minor

Teacher Preparation Program is an undergraduate major that focuses broadly on the liberal arts and specifically on the curriculum areas required for teaching in elementary classrooms (Grades K-6).  The major includes coursework from disciplines in eight subject matter areas: language arts, mathematics, science, history/social sciences, visual and performing arts, health, physical education, and human development.

Interdisciplinary Studies Option is an undergraduate major designed for students interested in a broad liberal arts education. Students take courses in the language arts, natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. As part of this option, students are required to complete a specialization track. General Education and Title V requirements are completed outside the major.

Humanities Minor is available for students interested in supplementing their degree with an interdisciplinary array of courses in Ethnic Studies, the Arts, English, Linguistics, Philosophy, and others.

Sustainability Minor is available for students interested in learning current and best practices for planetary sustainability on an individual, institutional, regional and global level.  This minor provides a strong supplement for all majors.

Russian Minor is available for students interested in learning about the Russian language and culture.  Russian is identified as a strategic language necessary in international and global relations. This minor provides a strong educational supplement for Business, Engineering, Economics, Political Science, History, the Arts, and Linguistics.