Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies - Spanish Studies Track

Requirements (178 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

A multiple-subject credential candidate can pursue a Spanish Studies track within the liberal studies major. This track is especially designed for those students interested in teaching English as a second language to children whose first language is Spanish. This track also prepares students to work in a bilingual/Spanish classroom setting. See the general information provided under the General Track, items 1 to 6, which applies also to the Spanish Studies track.

Basic Program (178)
Group A: Reading, Language, and Literature28
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 Development10
Group H: Additional General Education (GE) Requirements20
Group I: Additional Liberal Studies Requirements8
Group J: Spanish Studies21
Total Units178

Requirements for the B.A. in Liberal Studies - Spanish Studies Track (Program Code: LSSS)

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.) (8)
COMM 120Oral Communication4
HON 104CLanguage and Meaning: Oral Communication (open only to Honors Program students)4
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)
ENG 323Chicano Literature4
6. Linguistics (4)
ENG 311The English Language **4
7. Children's Literature (4)
ENG 320Childrens Literature4
or ENG 327 Literature for Adolescents and Young Adults
Total Units32

Note: This requirement also can be met by passing a proficiency examination. No unit credit is awarded for passing the examination. It may be necessary to take additional units to meet minimum residency and graduation unit requirements 


Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.

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

Note: All MATH courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.

Group D: Science

1. Life Sciences (G.E.) (5)
BIOL 100Topics in Biology5
2. Physical Science (G.E.) (10)
CHEM 100
PHYS 100
Chemistry in the Modern World
and Physics in the Modern World
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

Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course. 

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
Total Units10

Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course. 

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
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
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 of a SPAN course chosen in consultation with program coordinator4
4. Integrative Capstone in the Humanities (G.E.) (4)
HUM 335The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (Students must maintain a grade of "C" or above in this course.) (Meets Multicultural/ Gender Category G1 in G.E.)4
5. Integrative Capstone in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (G.E.) (4)
SSCI 304Contemporary Latin America4
Total Units20

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
Total Units8

Note: Must be taken during the first quarter of enrollment 


Note: Must be taken in either of last two quarters before graduation.

Group J: Spanish Studies

1. Upper division Spanish language skills (9)
SPAN 302Theory and Practice in Composition4
SPAN 295Intermediate Skills Assessment1
SPAN 415Comparative Linguistics: Spanish/English (Students must maintain a grade of "C" or above in this course.)4
2. Spanish Studies Electives (12)
Twelve units chosen from any upper-division Spanish classes not taken under another category and from the following:12
Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices
Cultures of Mexico and Central America
Cultures of South America
Language and Culture
Mexican Art
Chicano Art
Masterpieces of Literature (when the topic is Spanish or Latin American Studies)
History of Modern Mexico
Chicano History
Modern Latin America
Latin American Music
Total Units21