The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and the Bachelor of Arts in Child Development (Double Major)

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 advisor or view it and other current advising information at http://em.csuchico.edu/aap/ProgramSearch.

Please see the General Education; Cultural Diversity; United States History, Constitution, and American Ideals; and Literacy Requirements under the BA in Liberal Studies.

Course Requirements for the (double) Major: 128 units

Completion of 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 major core program requirements.

Liberal Studies Major Courses: 61 units

18 courses required:

BIOL 101 Concepts of Biology 3.0 FS
BIOL 342 Field Biology 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or BIOL 108.
ENGL 130 Academic Writing 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: English Placement Test.
ENGL 333 Advanced Composition for Future Teachers 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; ENGL 375 recommended.
ENGL 341 Reading Literature for Future Teachers 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 333 strongly recommended.
ENGL 371 Principles of Language 3.0 FS *
GEOS 141 Concepts in the Physical Sciences 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of MATH 110.
GEOS 342 Concepts in Earth and Space Science 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: GEOS 141 or faculty permission.
HIST 101 Ancient Civilizations 3.0 FS
HIST 102 Medieval and Early Modern Civilizations 3.0 FS
HUMN 222 Arts and Ideas: Modern 3.0 FS
KINE 302 Foundations of Childhood Physical Education 3.0 FS
MATH 110 Concepts and Structures of Mathematics 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.
MATH 111 Concepts and Structures of Mathematics 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, one year of high school geometry.
MATH 310 Patterns and Structures in Mathematics 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: MATH 110, MATH 111.
NSCI 489A Internship in Science Teaching 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 101, GEOS 141, or faculty permission.
PHIL 102 Logic and Critical Thinking 3.0 FS *
SOSC 301 Spatial Concepts: Geographical Patterns and Processes 3.0 FS

1 course selected from:

CMST 131 Speech Communication Fundamentals 3.0 FS *
CMST 132 Small Group Communication 3.0 FS *

1 course selected from:

PSYC 151 Socio-Cultural Context of Psychological Development 3.0 FS *
RELS 358 Religion in American Public Schools 3.0 FS

1 course selected from:

ASST 200 Cultures of Asia 3.0 Inq * GC

This course is also offered as ANTH 200.

SOSC 303 Cultural Concepts: Human Social Evolution 3.0 FS GC

Courses Required in Both Majors: 15 units

4 courses required:

HIST 130 United States History 3.0 FS
POLS 155 American Government: National, State, and Local 3.0 FS
SOSC 302 Temporal Concepts: California Ethnic History 3.0 FS * USD
THEA 311 Children's Literature in Performance 3.0 FS

1 course selected from:

ARTS 493 Development of Children's Art (P-8) 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or faculty permission.
MUSC 326 Music for Children 3.0 FS

Professional Prerequisites: 15 units

5 courses required:

EDTE 302 Access and Equity in Education 3.0 FS
ENGL 470 Theory and Practice of Second Language Acquisition 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ENGL 371.
HCSV 450 Health Education for Elementary School Teachers 3.0 FS
PSYC 355 Survey of Child and Adolescent Psychology 3.0 FS
PSYC 414 Psychology of Teaching 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: A course in developmental psychology, faculty permission.

Child Development Major Courses: 37 units

For those who wish to take a double major in Liberal Studies and Child Development, this is the pattern you should follow to complete the double major.

10 courses required:

CHLD 250 Child Development 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Registration in CHLD 251 for Child Development majors and minors.
CHLD 251 Observational Techniques 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: concurrent registration or prior completion of CHLD 250 or CHLD 252.
CHLD 282 Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum for Children: Theory to Practice 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251.
CHLD 353 Methods of Inquiry in Child Development 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; General Education math course; CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251.
CHLD 354 The School-Aged Child 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or PSYC 355.
CHLD 382 Professional Seminar in Child Development: Current Issues 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251, CHLD 282, CHLD 353, junior standing.
CHLD 392 Child Development Practicum 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251, CHLD 282, CHLD 353; NFSC 100 or HCSV 450; junior standing; faculty permission.
CHLD 440 Issues in Assessment for Children and Families 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252, CHLD 251, CHLD 282, CHLD 353, and GE math with a grade of C- or higher.
CHLD 492 Child Development Practice: Children and Families 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 303 or BIOL 318; CHLD 382, CHLD 392, senior standing, faculty permission.

Note: Meets 45 hour early public school experience requirement.

CHLD 495 Senior Seminar in Child Development 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 303 or BIOL 318; CHLD 382, CHLD 392, senior standing; faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

CHLD 455 Seminar in Family Relations 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHLD 250 or CHLD 252 or CHLD 255 or PSYC 355, faculty permission.
PHIL 323 Moral Issues in Parenting 3.0 FS *
SOCI 235 Contemporary Families 3.0 FA *

1 course selected from:

BIOL 303 Human Genetics 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.
BIOL 318 Biology of Childhood 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.

Please see the Electives, Grading, and Advising Requirements under the BA in Liberal Studies.