Requirements

B.A. IN LIBERAL STUDIES - GENERAL TRACK (Pre-credential)

Requirements (173 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

BASIC PROGRAM (157 units)

  1. Reading, Language, and Literature (28 units)
  2. History and Social Science (28 units)
  3. Mathematics (18 units)
  4. Science (22 units)
  5. Visual and Performing Arts (13 units)
  6. Physical Education and Health (10 units)
  7. Human Development (10 units)
  8. Additional General Education (GE) Requirements (20 units)
  9. Additional Liberal Studies Requirements (8 units)
  10. FIELD OF CONCENTRATION (16 units)


  11. Concentration (16 units)

LIBERAL STUDIES TOTAL (173 units)

All Liberal Studies students should give special attention to the following points before they begin their course work:

  1. Since the Liberal Studies program contains a variety of choices, students should seek advisement as early as possible at the Liberal Studies Peer Advising Center (PALS), CE-114;
  2. By completing the Liberal Studies program, students also can fulfill the general education requirements of the university;
  3. A course only can be counted once within the Liberal Studies program; for example, a course taken in the Concentration, category J, cannot be taken in a breadth area, categories A through I;
  4. The Liberal Studies, General Track program is designed especially for students who wish to enter elementary school teaching;
  5. Assessment is a required component of the Liberal Studies major and is found under category I. All entering freshmen must enroll in HUM 197 at the earliest possible date. After 90 units are completed, students must enroll in HUM 397. After 135 units are completed, students must enroll in HUM 597; in either of their last two quarters.
  6. Transfer students must enroll in HUM 197 during their first quarter if they have not had an equivalent course elsewhere, immediately followed by HUM 397. They will then take HUM 597 in either of their last two quarters;

  7. All graduating Liberal Studies students must maintain a grade point average of at least 2.0 ("C"). Students who plan to seek their multiple subject teaching credential at CSUSB should achieve a minimum GPA of at least 2.7.

Requirements for the B.A. in Liberal Studies - General Track:

  1. Reading, Language, and Literature (28 units)
    1. Freshman Composition (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 104A. Stretch Composition III (4)
      • ENG 104B. Stretch Composition III for Multilingual Students (4)
      • ENG 106. Accelerated Stretch Composition II (4)
      • ENG 107. Advanced First-Year Composition (4)
    2. Oral Communication (G.E.)
      • COMM 120. Oral Communication (4)
      • HON 104C. Language and Meaning: Oral Communication (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
    3. Lower division Literature (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 110. World Literature I (4)
      • ENG 111. World Literature II (4)
      • ENG 160. World Drama (4)
      • ENG 170. Studies in Literature (4)
      • TA 160. World Drama (4)
      • TA 212. Oral Interpretation of Literature (4)
    4. Upper division Writing (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • EDUC 306. Expository Writing for Education (4)
      • ENG 306. Expository Writing (4)
      • HON 306. Expository Writing (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
      • HUM 306. Expository Writing for the Humanities (4)
      • MGMT 306. Expository Writing for Administration (4)
      • NSCI 306. Expository Writing for the Natural Sciences (4)
      • SSCI 306. Expository Writing for the Social Sciences (4)
      • Note: This requirement also can be met by passing a proficiency examination. No unit credit is awarded for passing the examination. It may be necessary to take additional units to meet minimum residency and graduation unit requirements.
    5. Analysis of Literature
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 301A. Analysis of Poetry (4)
      • ENG 302A. Analysis of Drama (4)
      • ENG 303A. Analysis of Prose Fiction (4)
      • ENG 304A. Analysis of Nonfiction Prose (4)
      • TA 302A. Analysis of Drama (4)
    6. Linguistics
      • ENG 311. The English Language (4)
      • Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
    7. Children's Literature
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 320. Children's Literature (4)
      • ENG 327. Literature for Adolescents and Young Adults (4)
  2. History and Social Science (28 units)
    1. World Civilization I (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ANTH 140. World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization (4)
      • HIST 140. World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization (4)
    2. World Civilization II
      • HIST 142. World Civilizations II, the Civilizations of the East and the West (4)
    3. American Civilization (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • HIST 146. American Civilization (4)
      • HIST 200. United States History to 1877 (4)
    4. American Government (G.E.)
      • PSCI 203. American Government (4)
    5. California History
      • HIST 270. California History (4)
    6. Economics
      • ECON 311. Economics in the Elementary and Middle School (4)
    7. Geography
      • GEOG 300. Geography in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom (4)
  3. Mathematics (18 units)
    1. Ideas of Mathematics (G.E.)
      • MATH 115. The Ideas of Mathematics (4)
    2. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators
      • MATH 301A. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators A: Fundamentals of Arithmetic and Geometry (4)
      • MATH 301B. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators B: Transition from Concrete to Abstract in Algebra and Geometry (4)
      • MATH 301C. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators C: Further Developments in Algebra and Geometry (4)
    3. Problem Solving in Mathematics
      • MATH 308. Problem Solving Through Theory and Practice (2)
      • Note: All MATH courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.
  4. Science (22 units)
    1. Life Sciences (G.E.)
      • BIOL 100. Topics in Biology (5)
    2. Physical Science (G.E.)
      • Students must take both:
      • CHEM 100. Chemistry in the Modern World (5)
      • PHYS 100. Physics in the Modern World (5)
    3. Earth and Space Science (G.E.)
      • Five units chosen from:
      • ASTR 311. A Cosmic Perspective of Earth (5)
      • GEOG 311. The Dynamic Earth (5)
      • GEOL 309. Earth: The Blue Planet (5)
    4. Technology (G.E.)
      • CSE 129. Science, Computing and Society (2)
  5. Visual and Performing Arts (13 units)
    1. Art Appreciation (G.E.)
      • Four units in the arts chosen from:
      • ART 200. Studies in Art (4)
      • MUS 180. Studies in Music (4)
      • TA 260. Introduction to Theatre (4)
    2. Music Activity
      • MUS 370. Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers (3)
    3. Theatre Activity
      • Three units chosen from:
      • TA 481. Creative Drama in the Classroom (3)
      • TA 484. Readers Theatre in the Classroom (3)
      • TA 486. Puppetry in the Classroom (3)
    4. Visual Arts Activity
      • A minimum of three units chosen from:
      • ART 395. Art in the Classroom (3)
      • ART 400. Teaching Art in the Elementary Classroom (4)
  6. Physical Education and Health (10 units)
    1. Physical Education (G.E.)
      • Two units chosen from:
      • KINE 101. Individual and Dual Activities (2)
      • KINE 114. Physical Fitness and Conditioning Activities (2)
      • KINE 120. Combative and Martial Arts Activities (2)
      • KINE 121. Team Activities (2)
      • KINE 137. Aquatic Activities (2)
      • KINE 147. A Fitness Odyssey (2)
      • KINE 149. Independent Activity Project (2)
      • KINE 150. Dance Activities (2)
    2. Physical Fitness (G.E.)
      • KINE 205. Foundations for Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (2)
    3. Movement Skills
      • Four units chosen from:
      • DAN 481. Creative Dance in the Classroom (4)
      • KINE 352. Movement for Children (4)
    4. Health
      • HSCI 100. Concepts in Health (2)
      • Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
  7. Human Development (10 units)
    1. Child Development (6 units)
      • Students must choose 6 units from A or B below:
        1. HD 240. Introduction to Child Development (4)
          • Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
          • Two units to be taken concurrently with or after HD 240 chosen from:
          • HD 246. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Middle Childhood (2)
          • HD 247. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Adolescence (2)
        2. EELB 301. Growth and Development in Socio-Educational Contexts (6)
          • Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
    2. Exceptional Child
      • PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)
      • Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
  8. Additional General Education Requirements (20 units)
    1. Critical Thinking (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • COMM 180. Critical Thinking Through Argumentation (4)
      • HON 104A. Language and Meaning: Critical Thinking (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
      • MATH 180. Critical Thinking Through Applications of Mathematical Logic (4)
      • PHIL 105. Critical Thinking Through Argument Analysis (4)
      • PHIL 200. Critical Thinking Through Symbolic Logic (4)
      • PSYC 105. Critical Thinking Through Problems Analysis (4)
      • SOC 180. Critical Thinking About Social Problems (4)
    2. Philosophy (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • HON 104B. Language and Meaning: Introduction to Philosophy (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
      • PHIL 190. Introduction to Philosophical Issues (4)
      • PHIL 191. Introduction to Ethics (4)
      • PHIL 192. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (4)
      • PHIL 193. Introduction to Eastern Philosophy (4)
      • PHIL 194. Introduction to Knowledge and Reality (4)
    3. Foreign Language (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ARAB 103. College Arabic III (4)
      • ARAB 201. Intermediate Arabic I (4)
      • ARAB 202. Intermediate Arabic II (4)
      • ARAB 203 Intermediate Arabic III (4)
      • ARAB 214. Conversation in Arabic (4)
      • ASL 103. American Sign Language III (4)
      • ASL 201 American Sign Language IV (4)
      • ASL 202 American Sign Language V (4)
      • ASL 203 American Sign Language VI (4)
      • CHIN 103. College Chinese III (4)
      • CHIN 201 Second Year College Chinese I (4)
      • CHIN 202 Second Year College Chinese II (4)
      • CHIN 203 Second Year College Chinese III (4)
      • FLAN 103. Language Study III (4)
      • FREN 103. College French III (4)
      • FREN 200. Culture and Communication (4)
      • FREN 201. Culture and Communication II (4)
      • FREN 202. Culture and Communication III (4)
      • GER 103. College German III (4)
      • GER 212. Composition (4)
      • GER 214. Conversation (4)
      • GER 216. Introduction to Literary Texts (4)
      • JAPN 103. College Japanese III (4)
      • JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I (4)
      • JAPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II (4)
      • JAPN 203 Intermediate Japanese III (4)
      • KOR 103. College Korean III (4)
      • KOR 201 Second Year College Korean I (4)
      • KOR 202 Second Year College Korean II (4)
      • KOR 203 Second Year College Korean III (4)
      • SPAN 103. College Spanish III (4)
      • SPAN 201. Intermediate Spanish I (4)
      • SPAN 202. Intermediate Spanish II (4)
      • SPAN 203. Intermediate Spanish III (4)
      • SPAN 214. Conversation
      • Note: A placement test must be taken prior to registering for SPAN 101, 102, or 103. For more information about the Spanish Placement Test or offerings in foreign languages, contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures (909) 537-5847, UH-314.
    4. Integrative Capstone in the Humanities (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • HUM 319. Myth, Metaphor and Symbol (4)
      • HUM 325.* Perspectives on Gender (4)
      • HUM 328.* Asian Cultural Traditions (4)
      • HUM 330. Arts and Ideas (4)
      • HUM 335.* The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (4)
      • HUM 340. Interpretation and Values (4)
      • HUM 344. Ideas in American Culture (4)
      • HUM 350.* The Cultures of American Childhood (4)
      • HUM 370.* African Heritage in the Arts (4)
      • HUM 375.* The World of Islam (4)
      • HUM 380.* Comparative Studies in the Arts: East and West (4)
      • HUM 385. A Cultural History of Fashion (4)
    5. Integrative Capstone in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • SSCI 300. Nonwestern World (4)
      • SSCI 304. Contemporary Latin America (4)
      • SSCI 315. Cultural Adaptation: The Quest for Survival (4)
      • SSCI 316.* Race and Racism (4)
      • SSCI 320. Understanding Capitalism (4)
      • SSCI 321. Urbanization and the Urban Environment (4)
      • SSCI 325.* Perspectives on Gender (4)
      • SSCI 345. Religious Expression in America (4)
      • SSCI 350.* Roots of Modern Racism in America (4)
      • *Meets the Multicultural Requirement for GE. Students should choose one * course in category H4 or H5. Credit can be received once for Hum 325, NSCI 325, or SSCI 325.
  9. Additional Liberal Studies Requirements (8 units)
    1. Assessment (4 units)
      • HUM 197. Assessment Preparation I in Liberal Studies (1)
      • Note: Must be taken during the first quarter of enrollment.
      • HUM 397. Assessment Preparation II in Liberal Studies (1)
      • HUM 597. Senior Assessment in Liberal Studies (2)
      • Note: Must be taken in either of last two quarters before graduation.
    2. Classroom Experiences (4 units)
      • EELB 230. Introduction to Education (4)
  10. Concentration (16-18 units)

The concentration requires a minimum of 16 units. However, two of those units may be a course required of all Liberal Studies majors. Concentrations noted with an (†) are in areas that do not meet this rule and will require 18 units minimum of specific coursework. Students should get a list of courses approved for use or required in concentration from the Liberal Studies Office or at the website liberalstudies.csusb.edu/Tracks/concentrations:

  • Anthropology†
  • Art
  • Art, Music and Theatre for Teachers
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Chicano/a and Latino/a Studies†
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer Science
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • English
  • French†
  • Geography
  • Geology†
  • German†
  • Health Science for Teachers
  • History
  • Human Development
  • Kinesiology (no activity courses)
  • Latin American Studies†
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology†
  • Spanish†
  • Special Education
  • Theatre Arts
  • Women's Studies†

B.A. IN LIBERAL STUDIES - INTEGRATED TRACK (B.A. and Multiple Subject Credential)

Requirements (201 units)
Total units required for graduation: 201

SUBJECT MATTER PROGRAM (157 UNITS)

  1. Reading, Language, and Literature (24 units)
  2. History and Social Science (28 units)
  3. Mathematics (18 units)
  4. Science (22 units)
  5. Visual and Performing Arts (13 units)
  6. Physical Education and Health (10 units)
  7. Human Development (18 units)
  8. Additional General Education (GE) Requirements (12 units)
  9. Additional Liberal Studies Requirements (8 units)
  10. MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL PROGRAM (48 units)


  11. Phase I (15 units)
  12. Phase II (17 units)
  13. Phase III (16 units)

INTEGRATED TRACK TOTAL (201 units)

  1. The Liberal Studies Integrated Track is designed specifically for students who wish to enter elementary school teaching AND who want to save time by working on credential preparation along with their B.A. degree.
  2. The Integrated Track will not suit the needs of all students and, since the Liberal Studies program has several tracks from which to choose, students should seek advisement as early as possible at the Liberal Studies Peer Advising Center (PALS), CE-114.
  3. Grades in categories A (with exception of A1 and A4), B, D, E, F, G, and I must be a "C-" or better.
  4. Grades in categories A1, A4, and C must be a "C" or better.
  5. Grades in categories J, K and L must be a "B-" or better with an overall GPA of 3.0 in those categories.
  6. Requirements for entering the Multiple Subject Credential program:
    1. Junior status (90 quarter units),
    2. Cumulative grade point average of 2.67 or higher,
    3. Completion of lower division coursework,
    4. Verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last four years,
    5. Submission of an application for a Certificate of Clearance,
    6. Written verification that the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) has been taken or a passing score on the CBEST,
    7. Submission of a Program Admission File (PAF) to the Credentials Office, CE-102, at least one quarter prior to enrollment in Credential courses (Phase I);
  7. Assessments are a required component of the Integrated Track and are found under categories I through L. All entering freshmen must enroll in HUM 197 during the first quarter of enrollment. After 90 units are completed, students must enroll in HUM 397 and HUM 597 in either of their last two quarters before graduation.
    • Transfer students must enroll in HUM 197 during the first quarter of enrollment if they have not had an equivalent course elsewhere, followed by HUM 397 the next quarter and HUM 597 in either of their last two quarters before graduation;
  8. Requirements for admission to supervision (EELB 540A):
    1. Passing score on CBEST;
    2. Passing score on California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET);
    3. Completion of Phase I courses (EELB 312, 313, 315, 317, and 519).
  9. Additional requirements for the Multiple Subject Credential
    1. Current and valid CPR certification that includes infant, child and adult;
    2. Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA).

Requirements for the B.A. in Liberal Studies - Integrated Track:

  1. Reading, Language, and Literature (24 units)
    1. Freshman Composition (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 104A. Stretch Composition III (4)
      • ENG 104B. Stretch Composition III for Multilingual Students (4)
      • ENG 106. Accelerated Stretch Composition II (4)
      • ENG 107. Advanced First-Year Composition (4)
    2. Oral Communication (G.E.)
      • COMM 120. Oral Communication (4)
      • HON 104C. Language and Meaning: Oral Communication (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
    3. Lower Division Literature (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 110. World Literature I (4)
      • ENG 111. World Literature II (4)
      • ENG 160. World Drama (4)
      • ENG 170. Studies in Literature (4)
      • TA 160. World Drama (4)
      • TA 212. Oral Interpretation of Literature (4)
    4. Upper Division Writing (G.E.)
      • This requirement may be met by passing a proficiency examination. No unit credit is awarded for passing the examination.
      • EDUC 306. Expository Writing for Education (4)
      • ENG 306. Expository Writing (4)
      • HON 306. Expository Writing (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
      • HUM 306. Expository Writing for the Humanities (4)
      • MGMT 306. Expository Writing for Administration (4)
      • NSCI 306. Expository Writing for the Natural Sciences (4)
      • SSCI 306. Expository Writing for the Social Sciences (4)
    5. Analysis of Literature
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 301A. Analysis of Poetry (4)
      • ENG 302A. Analysis of Drama (4)
      • ENG 303A. Analysis of Prose Fiction (4)
      • ENG 304A. Analysis of Nonfiction Prose (4)
      • TA 302A. Analysis of Drama (4)
    6. Linguistics
      • ENG 311. The English Language (4)
    7. Children's Literature
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 320. Children's Literature (4)
      • ENG 327. Literature for Adolescents and Young Adults (4)
  2. History and Social Science (28 units)
    1. World Civilization I (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ANTH 140. World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization (4)
      • HIST 140. World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization (4)
    2. World Civilization II
      • HIST 142. World Civilizations II, the Civilizations of the East and the West (4)
    3. American Civilization (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • HIST 146. American Civilization (4)
      • HIST 200. United States History to 1877 (4)
    4. American Government (G.E.)
      • PSCI 203. American Government (4)
    5. California History
      • HIST 270. California History (4)
    6. Economics
      • ECON 311. Economics in the Elementary and Middle School (4)
    7. Geography
      • GEOG 300. Geography in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom (4)
  3. Mathematics (18 units)
    1. Ideas of Mathematics (G.E.)
      • MATH 115. The Ideas of Mathematics (4)
    2. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators
      • MATH 301A. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators A: Fundamentals of Arithmetic and Geometry (4)
      • MATH 301B. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators B: Transition from Concrete to Abstract in Algebra and Geometry (4)
      • MATH 301C. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators C: Further Developments in Algebra and Geometry (4)
    3. Problem Solving in Mathematics
      • MATH 308. Problem Solving Through Theory and Practice (2)
  4. Science (22 units)
    1. Life Sciences (G.E.)
      • BIOL 100. Topics in Biology (5)
    2. Physical Science (10 units) (G.E.)
      • Students must take both:
      • CHEM 100. Chemistry in the Modern World (5)
      • PHYS 100. Physics in the Modern World (5)
    3. Earth and Space Science (G.E.)
      • Five units chosen from:
      • ASTR 311. A Cosmic Perspective of Earth (5)
      • GEOG 311. The Dynamic Earth (5)
      • GEOL 309. Earth: The Blue Planet (5)
    4. Technology (G.E.)
      • CSE 129. Science, Computing and Society (2)
  5. Visual and Performing Arts (13 units)
    1. Art Appreciation (G.E.)
      • Four units in the arts chosen from:
      • ART 200. Studies in Art (4)
      • MUS 180. Studies in Music (4)
      • TA 260. Introduction to Theatre (4)
    2. Music Activity
      • MUS 370. Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers (3)
    3. Theatre Activity
      • Three units chosen from:
      • TA 481. Creative Drama in the Classroom (3)
      • TA 484. Readers Theatre in the Classroom (3)
      • TA 486. Puppetry in the Classroom (3)
    4. Visual Art Activity
      • A minimum of three units chosen from:
      • ART 395. Art in the Classroom (3)
      • ART 400. Teaching Art in the Elementary Classroom (4)
  6. Physical Education and Health (10 units)
    1. Physical Education (G.E.)
      • Two units chosen from:
      • KINE 101. Individual and Dual Activities (2)
      • KINE 114. Physical Fitness and Conditioning Activities (2)
      • KINE 120. Combative and Martial Arts Activities (2)
      • KINE 121. Team Activities (2)
      • KINE 137. Aquatic Activities (2)
      • KINE 147. A Fitness Odyssey (2)
      • KINE 149. Independent Activity Project (2)
      • KINE 150. Dance Activities (2)
    2. Physical Fitness (G.E.)
      • KINE 205. Foundations for Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (2)
    3. Movement Skills
      • Four units chosen from:
      • DAN 481. Creative Dance in the Classroom (4)
      • KINE 352. Movement for Children (4)
    4. Health
      • HSCI 100. Concepts in Health (2)
  7. Human Development (18 units)
    1. Child Development (6 units)
      • Students must choose 6 units from A or B below:
        1. HD 240. Introduction to Child Development (4)
          • Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
          • Two units to be taken concurrently with or after HD 240 chosen from:
          • HD 246. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Middle Childhood (2)
          • HD 247. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Adolescence (2)
        2. EELB 301. Growth and Development in Socio- Educational Contexts (6)
          • Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
    2. Exceptional Child
      • PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)
      • Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
    3. Integrative Capstone in the Humanities (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • HUM 319. Myth, Metaphor and Symbol (4)
      • HUM 325.* Perspectives on Gender (4)
      • HUM 328.* Asian Cultural Traditions (4)
      • HUM 330. Arts and Ideas (4)
      • HUM 335.* The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (4)
      • HUM 340. Interpretation and Values (4)
      • HUM 344. Ideas in American Culture (4)
      • HUM 350.* The Cultures of American Childhood (4)
      • HUM 370.* African Heritage in the Arts (4)
      • HUM 375.* The World of Islam (4)
      • HUM 380.* Comparative Studies in the Arts: East and West (4)
      • HUM 385. A Cultural History of Fashion (4)
    4. Integrative Capstone in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • SSCI 300. Nonwestern World (4)
      • SSCI 304. Contemporary Latin America (4)
      • SSCI 315. Cultural Adaptation: The Quest for Survival (4)
      • SSCI 316.* Race and Racism (4)
      • SSCI 320. Understanding Capitalism (4)
      • SSCI 321. Urbanization and the Urban Environment (4)
      • SSCI 325.* Perspectives on Gender (4)
      • SSCI 345. Religious Expression in America (4)
      • SSCI 350.* Roots of Modern Racism in America (4)
      • *Meets the multicultural/gender requirement for G.E. Students should choose one * course in either categories G4 or G5. Credit can be received for either HUM 325 or SSCI 325 but not both.
  8. Additional General Education Requirements (12 units)
    1. Critical Thinking (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • COMM 180. Critical Thinking Through Argumentation (4)
      • HON 104A. Language and Meaning: Critical Thinking (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
      • MATH 180. Critical Thinking Through Applications of Mathematical Logic (4)
      • PHIL 105. Critical Thinking Through Argument Analysis (4)
      • PHIL 200. Critical Thinking Through Symbolic Logic (4)
      • PSYC 105. Critical Thinking Through Problems Analysis (4)
      • SOC 180. Critical Thinking About Social Problems (4)
    2. Philosophy (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • HON 104B. Language and Meaning: Introduction to Philosophy (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
      • PHIL 190. Introduction to Philosophical Issues (4)
      • PHIL 191. Introduction to Ethics (4)
      • PHIL 192. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (4)
      • PHIL 193. Introduction to Eastern Philosophy (4)
      • PHIL 194. Introduction to Knowledge and Reality (4)
    3. Foreign Language (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ARAB 103. College Arabic III (4)
      • ARAB 201. Intermediate Arabic I (4)
      • ARAB 202. Intermediate Arabic II (4)
      • ARAB 203 Intermediate Arabic III (4)
      • ARAB 214. Conversation in Arabic (4)
      • ASL 103. American Sign Language III (4)
      • ASL 201 American Sign Language IV (4)
      • ASL 202 American Sign Language V (4)
      • ASL 203 American Sign Language VI (4)
      • CHIN 103. College Chinese III (4)
      • CHIN 201 Second Year College Chinese I (4)
      • CHIN 202 Second Year College Chinese II (4)
      • CHIN 203 Second Year College Chinese III (4)
      • FLAN 103. Language Study III (4)
      • FREN 103. College French III (4)
      • FREN 200. Culture and Communication (4)
      • FREN 201. Culture and Communication II (4)
      • FREN 202. Culture and Communication III (4)
      • GER 103. College German III (4)
      • GER 212. Composition (4)
      • GER 214. Conversation (4)
      • GER 216. Introduction to Literary Texts (4)
      • JAPN 103. College Japanese III (4)
      • JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I (4)
      • JAPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II (4)
      • JAPN 203 Intermediate Japanese III (4)
      • KOR 103. College Korean III (4)
      • KOR 201 Second Year College Korean I (4)
      • KOR 202 Second Year College Korean II (4)
      • KOR 203 Second Year College Korean III (4)
      • SPAN 103. College Spanish III (4)
      • SPAN 201. Intermediate Spanish I (4)
      • SPAN 202. Intermediate Spanish II (4)
      • SPAN 203. Intermediate Spanish III (4)
      • SPAN 214. Conversation
      • Note: A placement test must be taken prior to registering for SPAN 101, 102, or 103. For more information about the Spanish Placement Test or offerings in foreign languages, contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures (909) 537-5847, UH-314.
  9. Additional Liberal Studies Requirements (8 units)
    1. Assessment (4 units)
      • HUM 197. Assessment Preparation I in Liberal Studies (1)
      • Note: Must be taken during the first quarter of enrollment.
      • HUM 397. Assessment Preparation II in Liberal Studies (1)
      • HUM 597. Senior Assessment in Liberal Studies (2)
      • Note: Must be taken in either of last two quarters before graduation.
    2. Classroom Experiences (4 units)
      • EELB 230. Introduction to Education (4)
      • Multiple Subject Credential Program (48 units)
  10. Phase I (16 units)
    1. EELB 312. Family, Culture and Schooling (4)
    2. EELB 313. Pedagogical Foundations for English Language Learners (4)
    3. EELB 315. Reading/Language Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy (3)
    4. EELB 317. Educational Psychology for a Diverse Society (4)
    5. EELB 520B. Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar: Designing Instruction (1)
  11. Phase II (16 units)
    1. EELB 422. Classroom Organization, Management and Discipline (2)
    2. EELB 423. Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy (4)
    3. EELB 425. Literacy and Second Language Acquisition for the Intermediate Reader and Beyond (3)
    4. EELB 520C. Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar: Assessing Student Learning (1)
    5. EELB 540A. Supervised Student Teaching in Multiple Subjects I (6)
  12. Phase III (16 units)
    1. EELB 520A. Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar: Subject Specific Pedagogy (1)
    2. EELB 520D Teaching Performance Assessment Seminar: Culminating Teaching Experience (1)
    3. EELB 532. Science/Health Curriculum and Pedagogy (4)
    4. EELB 533. Social Studies and the Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy (4)
    5. EELB 540B. Supervised Student Teaching in Multiple Subjects II (6)

B.A. IN LIBERAL STUDIES - SPANISH STUDIES TRACK

Requirements (178 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

A multiple-subject credential candidate can pursue a Spanish Studies track within the liberal studies major. This track is especially designed for those students interested in teaching English as a second language to children whose first language is Spanish. This track also prepares students to work in a bilingual/Spanish classroom setting. See the general information provided under the General Track, items 1 to 6, which applies also to the Spanish Studies track.

BASIC PROGRAM (178 UNITS)

  1. Reading, Language, and Literature (28 units)
  2. History and Social Science (28 units)
  3. Mathematics (18 units)
  4. Science (22 units)
  5. Visual and Performing Arts (13 units)
  6. Physical Education and Health (10 units)
  7. Human Development (10 units)
  8. Additional General Education (GE) Requirements (20 units)
  9. Additional Liberal Studies Requirements (8 units)
  10. Spanish Studies (21 units)

Requirements for the B.A. in Liberal Studies - Spanish Studies Track:

  1. Reading, Language, and Literature (28 units)
    1. Freshman Composition (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 104A. Stretch Composition III (4)
      • ENG 104B. Stretch Composition III for Multilingual Students (4)
      • ENG 106. Accelerated Stretch Composition II (4)
      • ENG 107. Advanced First-Year Composition (4)
    2. Oral Communication (G.E.)
      • COMM 120. Oral Communication (4)
      • HON 104C. Language and Meaning: Oral Communication (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
    3. Lower Division Literature (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 110. World Literature I (4)
      • ENG 111. World Literature II (4)
      • ENG 160. World Drama (4)
      • ENG 170. Studies in Literature (4)
      • TA 160. World Drama (4)
      • TA 212. Oral Interpretation of Literature (4)
    4. Upper Division Writing (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • EDUC 306. Expository Writing for Education (4)
      • ENG 306. Expository Writing (4)
      • HON 306. Expository Writing (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
      • HUM 306. Expository Writing for the Humanities (4)
      • MGMT 306. Expository Writing for Administration (4)
      • NSCI 306. Expository Writing for the Natural Sciences (4)
      • SSCI 306. Expository Writing for the Social Sciences (4)
      • Note: This requirement also can be met by passing a proficiency examination. No unit credit is awarded for passing the examination. It may be necessary to take additional units to meet minimum residency and graduation unit requirements.
    5. Analysis of Literature
      • ENG 323. Chicano Literature (4)
    6. Linguistics
      • ENG 311. The English Language (4)
      • Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
    7. Children's Literature
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 320. Children's Literature (4)
      • ENG 327. Literature for Adolescents and Young Adults (4)
  2. History and Social Science (28 units)
    1. World Civilization I (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • ANTH 140. World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization (4)
      • HIST 140. World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization (4)
    2. World Civilization II
      • HIST 142. World Civilizations II, the Civilizations of the East and the West (4)
    3. American Civilization (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • HIST 146. American Civilization (4)
      • HIST 200. United States History to 1877 (4)
    4. American Government (G.E.)
      • PSCI 203. American Government (4)
    5. California History
      • HIST 270. California History (4)
    6. Economics? ECON 311. Economics in the Elementary and Middle School (4)
    7. Geography
      • GEOG 300. Geography in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom (4)
  3. Mathematics (18 units)
    1. Ideas of Mathematics (G.E.)
      • MATH 115. The Ideas of Mathematics (4)
    2. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators
      • MATH 301A. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators A: Fundamentals of Arithmetic and Geometry (4)
      • MATH 301B. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators B: Transition from Concrete to Abstract in Algebra and Geometry (4)
      • MATH 301C. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators C: Further Developments in Algebra and Geometry (4)
    3. Problem Solving in Mathematics
      • MATH 308. Problem Solving Through Theory and Practice (2)
      • Note: All MATH courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.
  4. Science (22 units)
    1. Life Sciences (G.E.)
      • BIOL 100. Topics in Biology (5)
    2. Physical Science (G.E.)
      • Students must take both:
      • CHEM 100. Chemistry in the Modern World (5)
      • PHYS 100. Physics in the Modern World (5)
    3. Earth and Space Science (G.E.)
      • Five units chosen from:
      • ASTR 311. A Cosmic Perspective of Earth (5)
      • GEOG 311. The Dynamic Earth (5)
      • GEOL 309. Earth: The Blue Planet (5)
    4. Technology (G.E.)
      • CSE 129. Science, Computing and Society (2)
  5. Visual and Performing Arts (13 units)
    1. Art Appreciation (G.E.)
      • Four units in the arts chosen from:
      • ART 200. Studies in Art (4)
      • MUS 180. Studies in Music (4)
      • TA 260. Introduction to Theatre (4)
    2. Music Activity
      • MUS 370. Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers (3)
    3. Theatre Activity
      • Three units chosen from:
      • TA 481. Creative Drama in the Classroom (3)
      • TA 484. Readers Theatre in the Classroom (3)
      • TA 486. Puppetry in the Classroom (3)
    4. Visual Art Activity
      • A minimum of three units chosen from:
      • ART 395. Art in the Classroom (3)
      • ART 400. Teaching Art in the Elementary Classroom (4)
  6. Physical Education and Health (10 units)
    1. Physical Education (G.E.)
      • Two units chosen from:
      • KINE 101. Individual and Dual Activities (2)
      • KINE 114. Physical Fitness and Conditioning Activities (2)
      • KINE 120. Combative and Martial Arts Activities (2)
      • KINE 121. Team Activities (2)
      • KINE 137. Aquatic Activities (2)
      • KINE 147. A Fitness Odyssey (2)
      • KINE 149. Independent Activity Project (2)
      • KINE 150. Dance Activities (2)
    2. Physical Fitness (G.E.)
      • KINE 205. Foundations for Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (2)
    3. Movement Skills
      • Four units chosen from:
      • DAN 481. Creative Dance in the Classroom (4)
      • KINE 352. Movement for Children (4)
    4. Health
      • HSCI 100. Concepts in Health (2)
      • Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
  7. Human Development (10 units)
    1. Child Development (6 units)
      • Students must choose 6 units from A or B below:
        1. HD 240. Introduction to Child Development (4)
          • Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
          • Two units to be taken concurrently with or after HD 240 chosen from:
          • HD 246. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Middle Childhood (2)
          • HD 247. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Adolescence (2)
        2. EELB 301. Growth and Development in Socio- Educational Contexts (6)
          • Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
    2. Exceptional Child
      • PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)
      • Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
  8. Additional General Education Requirements (20 units)
    1. Critical Thinking (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • COMM 180. Critical Thinking Through Argumentation (4)
      • HON 104A. Language and Meaning: Critical Thinking (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
      • MATH 180. Critical Thinking Through Applications of Mathematical Logic (4)
      • PHIL 105. Critical Thinking Through Argument Analysis (4)
      • PHIL 200. Critical Thinking Through Symbolic Logic (4)
      • PSYC 105. Critical Thinking Through Problems Analysis (4)
      • SOC 180. Critical Thinking About Social Problems (4)
    2. Philosophy (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • HON 104B. Language and Meaning: Introduction to Philosophy (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
      • PHIL 190. Introduction to Philosophical Issues (4)
      • PHIL 191. Introduction to Ethics (4)
      • PHIL 192. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (4)
      • PHIL 193. Introduction to Eastern Philosophy (4)
      • PHIL 194. Introduction to Knowledge and Reality (4)
    3. Foreign Language (G.E.)
      • Four units chosen from:
      • SPAN 212. Composition (4)
      • SPAN 213. Composition for Heritage/Native Speakers (4)
    4. Integrative Capstone in the Humanities (G.E.)
      • HUM 335. The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (4) (Students must maintain a grade of "C" or above in this course.) (Meets Multicultural/Gender Category G1 in G.E.)
    5. Integrative Capstone in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (G.E.)
      • SSCI 304. Contemporary Latin America (4)
  9. Additional Liberal Studies Requirements (8 units)
    1. Assessment (4 units)
      • HUM 197. Assessment Preparation I in Liberal Studies (1)
      • Note: Must be taken during the first quarter of enrollment.
      • HUM 397. Assessment Preparation II in Liberal Studies (1)
      • HUM 597. Senior Assessment in Liberal Studies (2)
      • Note: Must be taken in either of last two quarters before graduation.
    2. Classroom Experiences (4 units)
      • EELB 230. Introduction to Education (4)
  10. Spanish Studies (21 units)
    1. Upper division Spanish language skills
      • SPAN 302. Theory and Practice in Composition (4)
      • SPAN 295. Intermediate Skills Assessment (1)
      • SPAN 415. Comparative Linguistics: Spanish/English (4) (Students must maintain a grade of "C" or above in this course.)
    2. Spanish Studies Electives
      • Twelve units chosen from any upper-division Spanish classes not taken under another category and from the following:
      • ANTH 330. Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices (4)
      • ANTH 354. Cultures of Mexico and Central America (4)
      • ANTH 356. Cultures of South America (4)
      • ANTH 388. Language and Culture (4)
      • ART 328. Mexican Art (4)
      • ART 329. Chicano Art (4)
      • FLAN 320. Masterpieces of Literature (4) (when the topic is Spanish or Latin American Studies)
      • HIST 390. History of Modern Mexico (4)
      • HIST 391. Chicano History (4)
      • HIST 470. Modern Latin America (4)
      • MUS 351. Latin American Music (4)

B.A. IN LIBERAL STUDIES - ARTS AND LETTERS TRACK (Non-credential)

Requirements (77 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements for the B.A. in Liberal Studies - Arts and Letters Track:

  1. Arts and Letters Interdisciplinary Concentration Requirements (36 units)
    • Thirty-six units required to be selected from one of the following five groupings of courses offered by the departments and disciplines listed. Within the selected grouping, no more than 20 units may be taken in any one discipline and a minimum of 18 units must be at the 300-level or above. Courses must be selected and approved with the assistance of an advisor. A list of recommended courses approved for use in each category and department can be obtained from the Liberal Studies program office.
    1. Fine Arts: Art, Dance, Music, Theatre
    2. Literature: English, World Languages and Literatures
    3. Languages and Linguistics: English and Foreign Languages
    4. Media Arts: Communications Media, Graphic Design, Music Technology, Photography
    5. Humanities: Must include courses from a minimum of three of the following areas: Communication Studies, English, Humanities, Philosophy, World Languages and Literatures, or any of the areas in Fine Arts (art, dance, music, theatre)
  2. Skills Requirements (12 units)
    • A minimum of four units from each of the following three categories:
    1. Communication Skills
      • Four units chosen from:
      • COMM 221. Small Group Communication (4)
      • COMM 225. Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication (4)
      • COMM 240. Writing for Media (4)
      • COMM 308. Argumentation (4)
      • COMM 311. Business and Professional Communication (4)
      • COMM 312. Persuasion (4)
      • COMM 344. Public Relations Communication (4)
      • ENG 240. Writing in the Public Sphere (4)
      • ENG 316. Introduction to Creative Writing: Specialized Genres (4)
      • ENG 317. Introduction to Creative Writing: Poetry (4)
      • ENG 318. Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction (4)
      • ENG 417. Intermediate Creative Writing: Poetry (4)
      • ENG 418. Intermediate Creative Writing: Fiction (4)
      • ENG 507. Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry (4)
      • ENG 508. Advanced Creative Writing: Fiction (4)
      • ENG 513. Advanced Creative Writing: Specialized Genres (4)
      • ENG 543. Literary Publications (4)
      • MGMT 350. Administrative Communication (4)
    2. Computer Skills
      • A minimum of four units chosen from:
      • ART 123. Introduction to Art and Technology (4)
      • ART 232. Principles of Design Management (4)
      • ART 238. Production of Visual Information Design (4)
      • ART 320. Digital Image Editing (5)
      • ART 322. Web Design (5)
      • ART 326. Interactive Multi-media Design (5)
      • CSE 133. Using Word Processors and Presentation Software (2)
      • CSE 134. Using Spreadsheet and Database Software (2)
      • CSE 201. Computer Science I (4)
      • CSE 298. Application Software Topics (2)
      • ECTS 519. Computer Applications for Career and Technical Educators (4)
      • GEOG 202. Introduction to Geographical Information Systems and Cartography (5)
      • HSCI 273. Software Applications in the Health Sciences (4)
      • IST 101. Introduction to Information Technology (4)
    3. Research Techniques Skills:
      • A minimum of four units chosen from:
      • COMM 400. Communication Research Methodologies (4)
      • CJUS 311. Research Methods in Criminal Justice (4)
      • CJUS 312. Statistics in Criminal Justice (4)
      • ECON 250. Statistics for Economists (4)
      • GEOG 305. Geographical Statistics and Research Methods (4)
      • HSCI 468. Research Methodology in Health Science (4)
      • MATH 262. Applied Statistics (4)
      • MATH 305. Statistics: Hypothesis Testing and Estimation (4)
      • MKTG 416. Marketing Research (4)
      • PHIL 306. Inductive Logic and the Probability of Calculus (4)
      • PSCI 375. Introduction to Political Science Research (4)
      • PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics (5)
      • SCM 210. Applied Business Statistics (4)
      • SOC 307. Social Research (5)
      • GSS 300. Feminist Research Methods (4)
  3. Minor Field (Minimum of 24 units)
    • The Minor must include a minimum of 16 units at the 300-level or above. (See Page 58-59 of the University Bulletin for a listing of minors available and where to find a listing of the courses required in each.) Minors vary in size and range from 24-42 units.
  4. Culminating Experience (5 units)
    1. HUM 497. Senior Assessment (1) to be taken during last quarter before graduation.
    2. A four-unit Independent Study Project to be completed in one of the disciplines used for the Concentration (#1) or Minor (#3) areas. This project should result in a significant written paper reporting on the research project carried out and should include a concluding essay relating the research topic to other courses and subjects in the area of Concentration or Minor and summarizing the student's accomplishments in the Liberal Studies major. Students will enroll in the appropriate independent study course offered by the department of the faculty member who has agreed to supervise this project.
  5. Free Electives
    • To be used if needed to reach minimum of 180 total units for the BA degree.

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