Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies - Integrated Track (B.A. and Multiple Subject Credential)

Requirements (201 units)

Total units required for graduation: 201

Subject Matter Program (153)
Group A: Reading, Language, and Literature24
Group B: History and Social Science28
Group C: Mathematics18
Group D: Science22
Group E: Visual and Performing Arts13
Group F: Physical Education and Health10
Group G: Human Development18
Group H: Additional General Education (GE) Requirements12
I. Additional Liberal Studies Requirements8
Multiple Subject Credential Program (48)
Group J: Phase I15
Group K: Phase II17
Group L: Phase III16
Total Units201

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 313, EELB 315, EELB 317, EELB 510, and EELB 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 (Program Code: LBIT)

Group A: Reading, Language, and Literature

1. Freshman Composition (4)
Four units chosen from:4
Stretch Composition III
Stretch Composition III for Multilingual Students
Accelerated Stretch Composition II
Accelerated Stretch Composition II for Multilingual Students
Advanced First-Year Composition
2. Oral Communication (G.E.) (4)4
Oral Communication
Language and Meaning: Oral Communication (open only to Honors Program students)
3. Lower Divison Literature (G.E.) (4)
Four units chosen from:4
World Literature I
World Literature II
World Drama
Studies in Literature
World Drama
Oral Interpretation of Literature
4. Upper Division Writing (G.E.) (4)
Four units chosen from: *4
Expository Writing for Education
Expository Writing for English
Expository Writing for Honors (open only to Honors Program students)
Expository Writing for the Humanities
Expository Writing for Administration
Expository Writing for the Natural Sciences
Expository Writing for the Social Sciences
5. Analysis of Literature (4)
Four units chosen from:4
Analysis of Poetry
Analysis of Drama
Analysis of Prose Ficition
Analysis of Nonfiction Prose
Analysis of Drama
6. Linguistics (4)
ENG 311The English Language4
7. Children's Literature (4)
ENG 320Childrens Literature4
or ENG 327 Literature for Adolescents and Young Adults
Total Units28

Group B: History and Social Science

1. World Civilization I (G.E.) (4)
ANTH 140World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization4
or HIST 140 World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization
2. World Civilization II (4)
HIST 142World Civilizations II, the Civilizations of the East and West4
3. American Civilization (G.E.) (4)
HIST 146American Civilization4
or HIST 200 United States History to 1877
4. American Government (G.E.) (4)
PSCI 203American Government4
5. California History (4)
HIST 270California History4
6. Economics (4)
ECON 311Economics in the Elementary and Middle School4
7. Geography (4)
GEOG 300Geography in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom4
Total Units28

Group C: Mathematics

1. Ideas of Mathematics (G.E.) (4)
MATH 115The Ideas of Mathematics4
2. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators (12)
MATH 301AFundamental Concepts Mathematics Educators: Fundamental Concepts Arithmetic and Geometry4
MATH 301BFundamental Concepts Mathematics Educators: Transition Concrete to Abstract Algebra and Geometry4
MATH 301CFundamental Concepts Mathematics Educators: Further Developments in Algebra and Geometry4
3. Problem Solving in Mathematics (2)
MATH 308Problem Solving Through Theory and Practice2
Total Units18

Group D: Science

1. Life Sciences (G.E.) (5)
BIOL 100Topics in Biology5
2. Physical Science (G.E.) (10)
CHEM 100Chemistry in the Modern World5
PHYS 100Physics in the Modern World5
3. Earth and Space Science (G.E.) (5)
Five units chosen from:5
A Cosmic Perspective of Earth
The Dynamic Earth
Earth: The Blue Planet
4. Technology (G.E.) (2)
CSE 129Science, Computing and Society2
Total Units22

Group E:  Visual and Performing Arts

1. Art Appreciation (4)
Four units in the arts chosen from:4
Studies in Art
Studies in Music
Introduction to Theatre
2. Music Activity (3)
MUS 370Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers3
3. Theatre Activity (3)
Three units chosen from:3
Creative Drama in the Classroom
Readers Theatre in the Classroom
Puppetry in the Classroom
4. Visual Art Activity (3)
ART 395Art in the Classroom3
or ART 400 Teaching Art in the Elementary Classroom
Total Units13

Group F: Physical Education and Health

1. Physical Education (G.E.) (2)
Two units chosen from:2
Individual and Dual Activities:
Physical Fitness and Conditioning Activities
Somatic and Martial Arts Activities:
Team Activities:
Aquatuc Activities:
A Fitness Odyssey
Independent Activity Project
Dance Activities:
2. Physical Fitness (G.E.) (2)
KINE 205Foundations for Lifetime Fitness and Wellness2
3. Movement Skills (4)
DAN 481Creative Dance in the Classroom4
or KINE 352 Movement for Children
4. Health (2)
HSCI 100Concepts in Health2
Total Units10

Group G: Human Development

1. Child Development (6)
Students must choose 6 units from A or B below:6
Group A:
Introduction to Child Development *
Two units to be taken concurrently with or after HD 240 chosen from:
Observation and Methods in Child Development: Middle Childhood
Observation and Methods in Child Development: Adolescence
Group B:
Growth and Development in Socio-Educational Contexts *
2. Exceptional Child (4)
PSYC 350Development of Exceptional Children *4
3. Integrative Capstone in the Humanities (G.E.) (4)
Four units chosen from:4
Myth, Metaphor and Symbol
Perspectives on Gender **
Asian Cultural Traditions **
Arts and Ideas
The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture **
Interpretation and Values
Ideas in American Culture
The Cultures of American Childhood **
African Heritage in the Arts **
The World of Islam **
Comparative Studies in the Arts: East and West **
A Cultural History of Fashion
4. Integrative Capstone in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (G.E.) (4)
Four units chosen from:4
Nonwestern World
Contemporary Latin America
Cultural Adaptation: The Quest for Survival
Race and Racism **
Understanding Capitalism
Urbanization and the Urban Environment
Perspectives on Gender **
Religious Expression in America
Roots of Modern Racism in America **
Total Units18

Group H: Additional General Education Requirements

1. Critical Thinking (G.E.) (4)
Four units chosen from:4
Critical Thinking Through Argumentation
Language and Meaning: Critical Thinking (open only to Honors Program students)
Critical Thinking Through Applications of Mathematical Logic
Critical Thinking Through Argument Analysis
Critical Thinking Through Symbolic Logic
Critical Thinking Through Problems Analysis
Critical Thinking about Social Problems
2. Philosophy (G.E.) (4)
Four units chosen from:4
Language and Meaning: Introduction to Philosophy (open only to Honors Program students)
Introduction to Philosophical Issues
Introduction to Ethics
Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
Introduction to Eastern Philosophy
Introduction to Knowledge and Reality
3. Foreign Language (G.E.) (4)
Four units chosen from:4
College Arabic III
Intermediate Arabic I
Intermediate Arabic II
Intermediate Arabic III
Conversation in Arabic
American Sign Language III
American Sign Language IV
American Sign Language V
American Sign Language VI
College Chinese III
Second Year College Chinese I
Second Year College Chinese II
Second Year College Chinese III
Language Study III:
College French III
Culture and Communication
Culture and Communication II
Culture and Communication III
College German III
Introduction to Literary Texts
College Japanese III
Second Year College Japanese I
Second Year College Japanese II
Second Year College Japanese III
College Korean III
Second Year College Korean I
Second Year College Korean II
Second Year College Korean III
College Spanish III
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish III
Total Units12

Note: A placement test must be taken prior to registering for SPAN 101, SPAN 102, or SPAN 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.

Group I: Additional Liberal Studies Requirements

1. Assessment (4)
HUM 197Assessment Preparation I in Liberal Studies *1
HUM 397Assessment Preparation II in Liberal Studies1
HUM 597Senior Assessment in Liberal Studies **2
2. Classroom Experiences (4)
EELB 230Introduction to Education4
Multiple Subject Credential Program (0)
Total Units8

Multiple Subject Credential Program (48 units)

Group J: Phase I

EELB 313Pedagogical Foundations for English Language Learners4
EELB 315Reading/Language Arts Curriculum and Pedagogy3
EELB 317Educational Psychologyfor a Diverse Society4
EELB 510Culture and Schooling in Multiple Subject Setting4
EELB 520BTeaching Performance Assessment Seminar: Designing Instruction Task 21
Total Units16

Group K: Phase II

EELB 422Classroom Organization, Management and Discipline2
EELB 423Mathematics Curriculum and Pedagogy4
EELB 425Literacy and Second Language Acquisition for the Intermediate Reader and Beyond3
EELB 520CTeaching Performance Assessment Seminar: Assessing Student Learning Task 31
EELB 540ASupervised Student Teaching in Multiple Subject I6
Total Units16

Group L: Phase III

EELB 520ATeaching Performance Assessment Seminar: Subject Specific Pedagogy Task 11
EELB 520DTeaching Performance Assessment Seminar: Culminating Teaching Experience Task 41
EELB 532Science/Health Curriculum and Pedagogy4
EELB 533Social Studies and the Arts Curriculum Pedagogy4
EELB 540BSupervised Student Teaching in Multiple Subject II6
Total Units16