THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

The General Education requirements for the Liberal Studies major are unique. By completing the Liberal Studies major, students also satisfy General Education requirements. Partial completion of the major may not satisfy completion of these requirements. Courses required for the major that are marked below with an asterisk (*) may be applied toward General Education by students changing to another major program.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

For Liberal Studies majors in the General pattern, these requirements are met by successfully completing SOSC 302 and SOSC 303 or ASST 200. For students in the Bilingual/Cross-Cultural pattern, these requirements are met by successfully completing CHST 358 or SOCI 358 and SOSC 303 or ASST 200.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" in The University Catalog. Liberal Studies majors must take HIST 130 and POLS 155.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 105-114 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, depending upon the selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

General (pre-credential) Pattern: 105-108 units

General Online (pre-credential) Pattern: 105-108 units

Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Pattern: 111-114 units

Liberal Arts (non-credential) Pattern: 106-109 units

Integrated Teacher CORE (Blended Program): 132 units

See Program Director for specialized Major Academic Plan.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 76 units

The core is required for all patterns.

Lower-Division Requirements: 42 units

1 course selected from:
BIOL101Concepts of Biology3.0FS *
BIOL108Principles of Biology3.0FS *
Prerequisites: High school biology and chemistry.
8 courses required:
ENGL130Academic Writing3.0FS *
Prerequisites: English Placement Test.
GEOS141Concepts in Physical Science3.0FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of MATH 110.
HIST130United States History3.0FS
HUMN100Introduction to Humanities3.0FS
MATH110Concept/Structure of Math3.0FS
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH111Concept/Structure of Math3.0FS
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, one year of high school geometry.
PHIL102Logic and Critical Thinking3.0FS *
POLS155Amer Gov: National/State/Local3.0FS
1 course selected from:
CMST131Speech Comm Fundamentals3.0FS *
CMST132Small Group Communication3.0FS *
2 courses selected from:
HIST101Ancient Civilizatons3.0FS
HIST102Medieval & Early Modern Civ3.0FS
SPAN301Grammar and Composition3.0FS
Prerequisites: SPAN 202 or equivalent. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 321 and/or SPAN 303.

NOTE: Students in the Bilingual/Cross-cultural Pattern take either HIST 101 or HIST 102; SPAN 301 is required as the second course.

1 course selected from:
PSYC151Socio-Cultural Psy Development3.0FS *
RELS358Teaching About Religions3.0FS
1 course selected from:
THEA111Literature in Performance3.0FS *
THEA112Acting for Non-Majors3.0FS *
THEA311Children's Lit in Performance3.0FS

Upper-Division Requirements: 34 units

9 courses required:
BIOL342Field Biology3.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.
ENGL333Adv. Comp. for Future Teachers3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 375 recommended.
ENGL341Reading Literature3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 333 strongly recommended.
ENGL371Principles of Language3.0FS
GEOS342Concepts in Earth/Space Sci3.0FS
Prerequisites: GEOS 141 or faculty permission.
KINE302Found Childhood Phys Educ3.0FS
MATH310Patterns & Structures in Math3.0FS
Prerequisites: MATH 110, MATH 111.
NSCI489AInternship in Science Teaching1.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 101, GEOS 141, or faculty permission.
SOSC301Spatial Concepts3.0FS
1 course selected from:
CHST358Chicanos Contemporary Society3.0FA Eth
SOSC302Temporal Concepts3.0FS *Eth

NOTE: Students in Bilingual/Cross-cultural Pattern take CHST 358 instead of SOSC 302.

1 course selected from:
ASST200Cultures of Asia3.0FS *NW
SOSC303Cultural Concepts3.0FS NW
1 course selected from:
ARTS493Art Ed in Elementary & Mid Sch3.0FS
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or faculty permission.
MUSC326Music for Children3.0FS

Advising Pattern Course Requirements: 29-38 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required depending upon the advising pattern chosen. Students must select one of the following advising patterns for completion of the major course requirements.

GENERAL (PRE-CREDENTIAL) PATTERN: 29-32 units

NOTE: Subject preparation requirements are governed by legislative action and approval of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Requirements may change between catalogs. Please consult with your Liberal Studies adviser for current information.

Select one of the following areas of concentration for 12-15 units, and the Professional Prerequisites for 17 units.

AREAS OF CONCENTRATION: 12-15 units

ART: 12 units

3 courses required:
ARTS125Basic Drawing3.0FS
ARTS227Introduction to Painting3.0FS
ARTS260Introduction to Ceramics3.0FS
1 course selected from:
ARTS100Art Appreciation3.0FS *
ARTS101Art History Survey3.0FS *
ARTS102Art History Survey3.0FS *
ARTS103Far Eastern Art Survey3.0FS *NW
ARTS104Surv of Arts Amer/Oceania/Afr3.0FS *NW

CHILD DEVELOPMENT: 12 units

1 course selected from:
CHLD250Child Development3.0FS
Prerequisites: Registration in CHLD 251 for Child Development majors and minors.
CHLD252Child Development3.0FS *

Note: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 must be taken before CHLD 350 or CHLD 354 or CHLD 357.

1 course selected from:
CHLD350Prenatal-Infant Development3.0SP
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or PSYC 355.
CHLD354School-Aged Child3.0FS
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or PSYC 355.
CHLD357Adolescent Development3.0FA
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or PSYC 355.
1 course selected from:
CHLD355Children, Families, Soc Policy3.0FS
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or CHLD 255 or PSYC 355.
CHLD551Staff and Family Relations3.0SP
Prerequisites: CHLD 250, CHLD 251.
SWRK320Child Welfare3.0FS
1 course selected from:
PSYC457Psy of Exceptional Child3.0FS
Prerequisites: PSYC 355 or equivalent.
SPED343Overview of Special Education3.0FS

CROSS CULTURAL AND LANGUAGE STUDIES: 12 units

3 courses required:
ANTH304Language and Culture3.0FS
BLMC536Intro to Multicultural Educ3.0FS
ERROR: unknown course: RDGL_557
1 course selected from:
ENGL372Pedagogical Grammar3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
ENGL375Introduction to Engl Grammar3.0FS
ERROR: unknown course: RDGL_557

ENGLISH: 12 units

1 course required:
ENGL220Beginning Creative Writing4.0FS *
1 course selected from:
ENGL335Rhetoric and Writing3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 130.
ENGL372Pedagogical Grammar3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
ENGL375Introduction to Engl Grammar3.0FS
1 course selected from:
ENGL356Survey of British Literature3.0FS
ENGL357Survey of British Literature3.0FS
ENGL358Survey of American Literature3.0FS
ENGL359Survey of American Literature3.0FS
1 course selected from:
ENGL251African-American Literature3.0FA *Eth
ENGL252American Indian Literature3.0FS *Eth
ENGL253Asian American Literature3.0FS *Eth
ENGL254Chicano/Latino/a Literature3.0FS *Eth
ENGL353Multicultural Literature3.0FS *Eth
ENGL467Teaching Multicultural Lit3.0FS

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES: 12 units

2 courses required:
GEOG304Environmental Issues3.0FS *
GEOS330Environmental Science3.0FS *
Prerequisites: One course from Breadth Area B1 and one course from Breadth Area B2 of the General Education requirements. 2 courses selected from:
BIOL334Conservation Ecology3.0FS *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or equivalent.
ECON365Environmental Economics3.0FS
GEOS370Energy in the Human Environ3.0SP *
Prerequisites: One course from Breadth Area B1.
HCSV362Environmental Health3.0FS
PHIL329Environmental Ethics3.0FS *
PSSC390Food Forever3.0FS *NW
RECR448Mthds/Materials for Environ Ed3.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 342 or GEOS 130 or equivalent or faculty permission.
RELS347Cross-Cultural Environ Ethics3.0FS *
SOCI420Environmental Sociology3.0FA

NOTE: You may take PHIL 329 or RELS 347, but not both.

Health Science Studies: 12 units

4 courses required:
HCSV265Human Sexuality3.0FS *
HCSV370Drugs in Our Society3.0FS *
HCSV462School Health Programs3.0FS
Prerequisites: HCSV 369 recommended.
NFSC303Nutrition/Physical Fitness3.0FS *
Prerequisites: One lower-division course in biological sciences.

HUMANITIES: 12 units

1 course selected from:
HUMN220Arts and Ideas: Ancient3.0FS
HUMN221Arts and Ideas: Middle Period3.0FS
HUMN222Arts and Ideas: Modern3.0FS
RELS100Judaism, Christianity, Islam3.0FS *
RELS110Asian Religions3.0FS *NW
1 course selected from:
ENGL258World Literature3.0FS *NW
ENGL260Great Books3.0FS *
ENGL355Bible as Literature3.0Inq
RELS107The Bible3.0FA *
1 course selected from:
PHIL101Introduction to Philosophy3.0FS *
PHIL104Personal Values3.0FS *

LIFE SCIENCE: 12 units

1 course required:
BIOL302Evolution3.0SP
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108 or equivalent. 3 courses selected from:
BIOL105Food, Fiber, and Drugs3.0FS
BIOL303Human Genetics3.0FS *
Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
BIOL318Biology of Childhood3.0FS *
Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
BIOL334Conservation Ecology3.0FS *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or equivalent.
BIOL345Biology of Cancer3.0FS *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.

LITERATURE: 12 units

1 course required:
ENGL353Multicultural Literature3.0FS *Eth
1 course selected from:
ENGL356Survey of British Literature3.0FS
ENGL357Survey of British Literature3.0FS
1 course selected from:
ENGL358Survey of American Literature3.0FS
ENGL359Survey of American Literature3.0FS
1 course selected from:
ENGL451Modern Poetry3.0FS
ENGL453Modern Drama3.0FS
ENGL461Modern Novel3.0FS

MATHEMATICS: 12-14 units

2 courses required:
MATH105Statistics3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH311Intuitive Foundations Geometry3.0FS
Prerequisites: MATH 110, MATH 111. 2 courses selected from:
MATH101Patterns Mathematical Thought3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH107Finite Math for Business3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH109Survey of Calculus3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement. This course is not intended for majors in mathematics, physics, chemistry, or engineering.
MATH118Trigonometry3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH119Precalculus Mathematics4.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, and either 1/2 year of high school trigonometry or MATH 118.
MATH120Analytic Geometry and Calculus4.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; both MATH 118 and MATH 119 (or high school equivalent); a score that meets department guidelines on a department administered calculus readiness exam.
MATH121Analytic Geometry and Calculus4.0FS
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; MATH 120 with a grade of C- or higher.

MULTICULTURAL ISSUES: 12 units

1 course selected from:
MCGS155Intro Multicultural/Gender Std3.0FS *Eth
MCGS350Ethnic and Race Relations3.0Inq *Eth
2 courses selected from:

Select two courses from the same cultural group.

African American Studies

AFAM170Intro African American Studies3.0FS *Eth
AFAM251African-American Literature3.0FA *Eth
AFAM455Sociology of African Americans3.0SP
Prerequisites: AFAM 170 or SOCI 100.

American Indian Studies

AIST170Intro to Amer Indian Studies3.0FS *Eth
AIST230The American Indian3.0FS *Eth
AIST252American Indian Literature3.0FS *Eth
AIST325Worldviews of American Indians3.0Inq Eth

Asian American Studies

AAST152Intro Asian-American Exper3.0FS *Eth
AAST253Asian American Literature3.0FS *Eth
AAST351Asian American Communities3.0FS
AAST380SE Asian Amer: Cult in Trans3.0Inq Eth

Chicano Studies

CHST135Mexican Heritage in U.S.3.0FS *Eth
CHST157Intro to Chicano Studies3.0FS *Eth
CHST358Chicanos Contemporary Society3.0FA Eth
CHST459Chicanos/Latinos: Cross-Cult3.0Inq
Prerequisites: CHST 157 or SOCI 100.
1 course required:
BLMC536Intro to Multicultural Educ3.0FS

NOTE: BLMC 536 must be taken last, after completion of above courses.

MUSIC: 13 units

3 courses required:
MUSC107Listening with Understanding1.0FA
MUSC291American Music3.0FS *
MUSC292Maj Mus Fig in West Civ3.0FS
2 courses selected from:
MUSC293History of Jazz3.0SP
MUSC294History of Rock and Roll3.0FS
MUSC296African American Music3.0FS *Eth
MUSC327Music for Early Childhood3.0FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 326, faculty permission.
MUSC328Music in Recreation3.0FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 326, faculty permission.
MUSC329Music for Special Education3.0FS
Prerequisites: MUSC 326, faculty permission.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION: 12 units

NOTE Prerequisite: KINE 302

3 courses required:
KINE303Develop Motor Behav Children3.0FS
KINE308Dance/Rhythms/ Educ Gymnastics3.0FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
KINE315Intro to Adapted Phys Act3.0FS
1 course selected from:
KINE340Educ Games, Gymnastics, Dance3.0FS
Prerequisites: PHED 100 or faculty permission, KINE 309.
KINE410Develop Approp PE-Middle Sch3.0FS
Prerequisites: KINE 305, KINE 309.
KINE554Theory/Prac of Play & Games3.0SP

SCIENCE: 12 units

2 courses required:
CHEM100Chemistry and Current Issues3.0FS *
PHYS100Concepts in Physics3.0FS *
1 course selected from:
BIOL302Evolution3.0SP
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108 or equivalent.
BIOL303Human Genetics3.0FS *
Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
1 course selected from:
GEOS340Environmental Geology3.0FS *
Prerequisites: One course from Breadth Area B1 and one course from Breadth Area B2 of General Education requirements.
GEOS351Science and the American Idea3.0SP *
Prerequisites: Completion of the Geneal Education Breadth Areas B1, the Physical Universe, and B2, Life Forms.
GEOS370Energy in the Human Environ3.0SP *
Prerequisites: One course from Breadth Area B1.

SOCIAL SCIENCE: 12 units

2 courses required:
GEOG435Historical Geog of North Amer3.0FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
HIST103The Modern World3.0FS *
1 course selected from:
HIST230The American Indian3.0FS *Eth
HIST231African American History3.0FS *Eth
HIST332American Ethnic Origins3.0FS *Eth
1 course selected from:
HIST445History of California3.0FS
POLS402State Government3.0FS

SOUTHEAST ASIAN-AMERICAN CULTURES: 15 units

4 courses required:
AAST152Intro Asian-American Exper3.0FS *Eth
AAST370Asian Immigrtn: Wrld Perspec3.0Inq Eth
AAST380SE Asian Amer: Cult in Trans3.0Inq Eth
ASST200Cultures of Asia3.0FS *NW
1 course selected from:
AAST351Asian American Communities3.0FS
HIST379SE Asian History/Culture3.0SP

CREDENTIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 17 UNITS

5 courses required:
EDTE302Access & Equity in Education3.0FS
ENGL470Second Language Acquisition3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
HCSV450Hlth Ed for Elem School Tchrs3.0FS
PSYC355Child/Adolescent Psychology3.0FS
PSYC414Psychology of Teaching3.0FS
Prerequisites: PSYC 355, faculty permission.
1 course selected from:
EDTE255Introductory Classroom Exp2.0FS
EDCI110Field Experience with Youth1.02.0FS
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.

INTRODUCTORY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Students who plan to enter the Tri-Placement or Special Education Concurrent Program must complete a 45-hour public school experience. They also must take SPED 343 and EDTE 440 or SPED 569. Students who plan to enter all other Multiple Subject Programs meet the Introductory School Experience requirement by taking EDTE 255. They also must take EDUC 301 and EDTE 520.

GENERAL ONLINE (Pre-Credential) PATTERN: 29-32 units

Students who select this pattern do not live in Chico and are not able to physically be on campus. The equivalents of all lower-division course work and the equivalents of GEOS 342, MATH 310, and ARTS 493 or MUSC 326 are taken at a community college or other four-year institution. The online Area of Concentration is Environmental Studies, but the equivalent of other Areas of Concentration may be completed at another institution. All of the upper-division course work, as well as most credential program prerequisites, are offered online. Since students in this pattern may not be applying to a credential program at CSU, Chico, they are encouraged to check on the prerequisites of the credential program of their choice.

BILINGUAL/CROSS-CULTURAL PATTERN (Pre-Credential): 35-38 units

Select the following 20-23 required units and the 15 units of Credential Program Prerequisites (described below) for a total of 35-38 units.

Students selecting the Bilingual/Cross-cultural Pattern should consult with an adviser in the Center for Bilingual/Multicultural Studies as well as with a Liberal Studies Adviser.

BILINGUAL PATTERN: 20-23 units

5-6 courses required:
BLMC319Biling Teach Competence/Lang3.0FS
Prerequisites: SPAN 301 or equivalent, faculty permission.
CHST358Chicanos Contemporary Society3.0FA Eth

Note: Required if not taken as part of degree core.

HIST135Mexican Heritage in U.S.3.0FS *Eth
SPAN201Third-Semester Spanish4.0FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or equivalent.
SPAN202Fourth-Semester Spanish4.0FS *
Prerequisites: SPAN 201 or equivalent.
SPAN203Reading and Conversation3.0FS
Prerequisites: SPAN 201. May be taken concurrently with SPAN 202.
1 course selected from:
LAST110Intro to Latin Amer Studies3.0FS *NW
SPAN332Latin Amer Culture/Civilztn3.0FS
Prerequisites: SPAN 301 or faculty permission.

BILINGUAL/CROSS-CULTURAL CREDENTIAL PROGRAM PREREQUISITES: 15 units

5 courses required:
EDTE302Access & Equity in Education3.0FS
ENGL470Second Language Acquisition3.0FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
HCSV450Hlth Ed for Elem School Tchrs3.0FS
PSYC355Child/Adolescent Psychology3.0FS
PSYC414Psychology of Teaching3.0FS
Prerequisites: PSYC 355, faculty permission.

INTRODUCTORY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Students who plan to enter the Bilingual/Cross-cultural Program must complete a 45-hour public school experience. They also must take SPED 343 and EDTE 569 prior to entry.

LIBERAL ARTS PATTERN (non-credential): 30-33 units

This pattern is designed for students who want a broad liberal arts and sciences degree but are not interested in pursuing the teaching credential. Public school experience is not required for the non-credential pattern. It is important to see an adviser for help in planning your program. Normally, students selecting this pattern complete the following program: The Liberal Studies lower- and upper-division degree core program of 76 units; 12-15 units in an Area of Concentration; and 18 units or more for a minor. Students who select a second major of 30 units or more will fulfill the Area of Concentration requirements.

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Students should also check with their adviser on applying elective courses to requirements for authorizations which permit teaching in grades 7 through 9 in a departmentalized setting.

Students working toward a credential may use Basic Professional Education courses as elective units toward the Liberal Studies degree.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.

THE MULTIPLE SUBJECT TEACHING CREDENTIAL

Professional Education at CSU, Chico is a program administered through the College of Communication and Education. For prerequisites and other admission requirements to Professional Education programs, see program descriptions in the Education section of this catalog.

Subject Matter Competence/CSET

Under current teacher credential legislation in California, candidates for a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential must pass the California Subject Examination for Teachers (CSET) to meet subject matter competence requirements. See the Education Services Center (HOLT 101) for a list of prerequisites. The Multiple Subject Credential authorizes the holder to teach all subjects in a self-contained classroom where one teacher is responsible for teaching most or all subjects to one group of pupils in the course of a day. Most elementary schools, some preschools, and a few middle schools and high schools (for example, non-departmentalized continuation schools) require this credential. For further information on teaching credentials, see Education.

Grading Requirement:

The university requires a grade of at least C- in ENGL 130, ENGL 333, and MATH 110, MATH 111, and PHIL 102 or approved equivalent for graduation.