2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies major is designed to prepare students to teach elementary school and earn a multiple subject California preliminary teaching credential. There are two pathways to achieve these goals:

The Traditional Program

The traditional Liberal Studies Program consists of four years to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and two semesters of graduate study through the Department of Learning and Teaching to secure a California preliminary credential. Standard admission procedures apply. Transfer students are welcome.

The Integrated Program

The integrated program provides a course of study that allows qualified students to complete their Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and their Californian preliminary multiple subject credential in four years. Students must be approved by the Director of Liberal Studies after University admissions for this program.

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Major Requirements for Interdisciplinary Educational Studies Major:

70 units required

Language and Literature
ENGL 111Critical Reading and Writing II3
ENGL 312The Teaching of Writing3
ENGL 316First and Second Language Acquisition4
ENGL 335Children's Literature3
History/Social Science
HIST 101World Civilization to 15004
HIST 121United States History to 18774
HIST 345California History4
PSYC 200General Psychology4
Mathematics
MATH 120Concepts Underlying Arithmetic4
MATH 128Topics in Liberal Arts Math4
Science
BIOL 111/111LPrinciples of Biology and Principles of Biology Lab4
PHYS 110/110LPhysical Science for Liberal Art Majors and Physical Science for Liberal Arts Majors Lab4
GEOL 111/111LPhysical Geology and Physical Geology Lab4
Visual/Performing Arts
ART 341Visual Arts in Education3
MUS 103Music for Classroom Teachers3
TA 440Creative Dramatics for Children and Youth3
Physical Education/Health
EXSC 354Elementary School Physical Education4
Capstone
LIBA 362Career Decisions in Education4
LIBA 382Liberal Studies Seminar4
LIBA 402Theories of Teaching and Learning - Capstone4
Mandatory Minor Required
Total Hours74

Courses

LIBA 325. Liberal Studies Seminar. (2).

This course is required of all liberal studies majors at CLU who have completed three semesters in the Bachelor's Degree for Professionals liberal studies program. Successful completion of this course will partially fulfill the elementary subject matter competence requirement. Students will also be introduced to the California Academic Content Standards for K-6 and the Teacher Performance Expectations (TPE)required in all teacher preparation programs.

LIBA 362. Career Decisions in Education. (4).

An introduction to the teaching profession. Students who are considering a career in the field of education will become acquainted with the many facets of the teaching profession. Fieldwork in an educational setting is required.

LIBA 382. Liberal Studies Seminar. (4).

Successful completion of this course will partially fulfill the elementary subject matter competence requirement. Students will also be introduced to the California Academic Content Standards for K-6 and the Teacher Performance Expectations (TPE)required in all teacher preparation programs.

LIBA 402. Theories of Teaching and Learning - Capstone. (4).

This course is required of all liberal studies majors. Students will also explore theories of teaching, learning, the assessment of learning and the influence of those theories on content, methods and classroom environment, including the use of technology and their application in improving academic achievement for all students. Fieldwork required. Prerequisite: PSYC 200.

LIBA 482. Selected Topic. (1-4).

LIBA 490. Independent Study. (1-4).

Faculty

Chair

Dr. Michael McCambridge