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Liberal Studies

Track I

The Liberal Studies Core

A minimum of 102 units distributed in Areas I, II, III, IV, V, and VI. No Core classes may be taken Credit/No Credit.

Area I: Language Arts (minimum 22 units)

  • Group 1. Written Communication:
    • Choose one course from: ASAM 100, AFRS 100, CHLS 104, ENGL 100
  • Group 2. Oral Communication:
    • Choose one course from: COMM 130, COMM 335
  • Group 3: Survey of Literature:
    • Choose one course from: CLSC 280, CWL 100, ENGL 180, ENGL 250 A or B, ENGL 270 A or B, ENGL 375
  • Group 4. Applied Composition:
    • Take ENGL 309
  • Group 5. Language Acquisition:
    • Choose one course from: CD 329, EDSP 454, LING 329
  • Group 6. Children's Literature:
    • Choose one course from: AFRS 415, COMM 352, ENGL 481
  • Group 7. Language Arts Capstone: Take L/ST 400

Area II: Mathematics (minimum 12 units)

  • Group 1. Real Numbers: Take MTED 110
  • Group 2. Probability and Activities-Based Statistics:
    • Take MTED 205
  • Group 3. Geometry and Measurement:
    • Choose one course from: MTED 211 or MTED 312
  • Group 4. Mathematics Capstone:
    • Take MTED 402

Area III: Natural Science (minimum 14 units)

  • Group 1. Earth Science:
    • Choose from: GEOL 102 and GEOL 104, or GEOL 106* (*GEOL 106 is the preferred course)
  • Group 2. Life Science: Take BIOL 200
  • Group 3. Physical Science: Take PHSC 112
  • Group 4. Natural Science Capstone: Take SCED 401

Area IV: History/Social Science (minimum 19 units)

  • Group 1. American History:
    • Choose one course from: HIST 172, HIST 300
  • Group 2. American Institutions:
    • Choose one course from POSC 100, POSC 326*, POSC 391 (*POSC 326 is limited to and only required of students who have met the U.S. Constitution requirement in a state other than California or through Advanced Placement credit and who must meet the Title V California State and Local Government requirement.)
  • Group 3. World History and Geography:
    • Take either: HIST/GEOG 250*, or HIST 211 plus GEOG 100 (*HIST/GEOG 250 is the preferred course)
  • Group 4. Multicultural Dimensions:
    • Choose one course from AFRS/AIS/ASAM/CHLS/ 215, AFRS/AIS/ ASAM/CHLS/WGSS 319, ANTH 421/LING 425
  • Group 5. California History: Take HIST 473
  • Group 6. History/Social Science Capstone:
    • Take L/ST 471

Area V: Arts and Humanities (minimum 15 units)

  • Group 1. Music: Take MUS 180
  • Group 2. Dance or Theater:
    • Choose one course from: CWL 124, CWL 324I, DANC 110, DANC 179, THEA 113, THEA 122, THEA 324I
  • Group 3. Ethics, Values and Beliefs:
    • Choose one course from: PHIL 100, PHIL 160, PHIL 203, PHIL 204, PHIL 405I, R/ST 100, R/ST 202, R/ST 485
  • Group 4. Visual Art: Take ART 300
  • Group 5. Arts Capstone: Take L/ST 404

Area VI: Critical Issues in Teaching and Learning (minimum 20 units)

  • Group 1. Teaching and Learning: Take EDEL 100
  • Group 2. Information and Technology Competencies: Choose one course from: ETEC 110*, ETEC 444 (*ETEC 110 is the preferred course)
  • Group 3. Critical Thinking:
    • Choose one course from: A/ST 190, COMM 131, ENGL 102, ETEC 171, HIST 101, PHIL 170, POSC 105, PSY 130
  • Group 4. Introduction to Education: Take EDEL 200
  • Group 5. Child Development and Learning:
    • Choose one course from: EDP 301, HDEV 307I
  • Group 6. Family and School Partnerships:
    • Take EDSP 355A
  • Group 7. Physical Education: Take KIN 476
  • Group 8. Health Science: Take H SC 411A