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Liberal Studies and Teacher Preparation Curriculum

Liberal Studies and Teacher PREPARATION Curriculum

The following is a sample curriculum for the Liberal Studies and Teacher Preparation program.  For the most accurrate information and course descriptions, please visit our course catalogue.


Literature and Language Arts

Course Number Course Title Units
ENGL 1004 Expository Writing 3
ENGL 3001 Linguistics 3
ENGL 3017 Children's Literature 3
EDUC 3029 Early Literacy 3
CQEN 3065                                                 Multi-Ethnic Literature of California 3
ENGL 3200 Research Writing and Critical Thinking                                       3

Total Literature and Language Arts 18 units

Cultures, Values and Philosophies

Course Number   Course Title Units
CLQ 3120/21                  California, The Golden Dream 6
FYE 1000   Big History: Big Bang to the Present 3
FYE XXXX   Big History: Through the Lens of... 3
PHIL 1108/3108   Ethics 3
RLGN XXXX LD   Western Cultural Study of Religion                                         3
RLGN XXXX UD   Cross Cultural 3

Total Cultures, Values and Philosophies 21 units

Mathematics

Course Number Course Title Units
MATH 1450                                         Math Thinking and Quantitative Reasoning                               4
MATH 3110 Structure of the Real Number System 3
MATH 3120 Geometry Explorations 2

Total Mathematics 9 units

Western Cultures

Course Number Course Title Units
HIST 1776                                          U.S. History: Columbus to Clinton 3
HIST 3008 World History and Geography                                                                         3
HIST 3789 California History *

Total Western Cultures 6 units

Fine Arts

Course Number Course Title Units
 ART 3119 Art Fundamentals                                               3
DRAM 3603 Stand and Deliver 1
MUSIC 3202                                                 Thinking Musically 2

Total Fine Arts  6 units

Social Sciences

Course Number Course Title Units
CMS 1200                                                 Public Speaking 3
HIST 3008 World History and Geography 3
PSY 3119 Child and Adolescent Development for non-majors                                   3
HCS 1002 Cultural Anthropology 3

Total Social Sciences 12 units

Natural Sciences

Course Number Course Title Units
BIO 1400/05 Biological Foundations/Lab 3
BIO 3300 Health and Wellness 3
BIO/PE 3400 Physical Education/Movement                  1
BIO 4100 Natural History of California *
PHSC 2200/2205                                        Earth Science/ Lab 3
PHYS 1500/1505 Practical Physics/ Lab 3

*Unit value of Bio 4100 (Natural History of California) is included within the Cultural Heritage Colloquium units.

Total Natural Sciences  13 units

Liberal Studies Concentration Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
LS 1000 School and Community 2
LS 1001 Foundations of Education 2
LS 2000/3000                                             Issues in Education 2
LS 2001/3001                             Connections in Education                                                          2
LS 4000 Active Inquiry in Education I 3
LS 4001 Active Inquiry in Education II 3

Total Liberal Studies 14 units

Teacher Preparation Courses

Course Number Course Title Units
EDUC 4000                                                Education and Culture 3
EDUC 4056 English Language Development 4
EDUC 4130 Elementary Curriculum and Instruction 4
EDUC 4131 Elementary Curriculum and Instruction 2
EDUC 4140 Reading in Elementary Schools 3
EDUC 4150 Observation/Preparation for Student Teaching                      3
EDUC 4151 Technology for the Elementary Classroom 1
EDUC 4160 Student Teaching in Elementary Schools 12
EDUC 4162 Professional Development Seminar 2
EDUC 4164 Teaching Performance Assessment 1

Total Teacher Preparation 35 units

Total Studies/Teacher Education BA and Multiple Subject Credential Major  133 units


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