All candidates for a degree in applied arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements.”
Completion of the liberal studies major fulfills General Education requirements.
A minor is not required for this major.
Emphasis in Education-Generalist
Open only to AA-T/TMC for Elementary Teacher Education
Preparation for the Major
The emphasis in education-generalist is open only to students who have completed the California Community College Associate in Arts in Elementary Teacher Education (AA-T) degree and completed the Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) for liberal studies/integrated teacher education.1 All courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better and may not be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC). Additional preparation for the major:
Students must have fulfilled the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 8 or above or with a grade of C (2.0) or better in RWS 280 or RWS 281 [or LING 281] before taking ENGL 306W and earn a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements” section for a complete listing of requirements.
International Experience Requirement
In recognition of the increasing globalization in all sectors of world society, the Liberal Studies International Experience has been established. Students participate in designated, pre-approved study abroad experiences in a different country. Options include a variety of short term and semester formats designed to meet the needs of different students, including those with family and work responsibilities. The purpose of the experience is to increase student awareness of cross-cultural and global issues - issues that are critical to their development as future teachers and citizens in a complex, rapidly changing world. All liberal studies majors are required to participate in an international experience approved by the program director.
To meet the international experience requirement, majors must complete one of the following:
1 The statewide TMC in liberal studies includes courses equivalent to the Lower Division Core completed by students in the Elementary Education, Mathematics, and Science emphases with the following distinctions: courses equivalent to MUSIC 151 and THEA 100 are additional choices for the II.C.2. Visual and Performing Arts requirement. The foci for the Education-Generalist emphasis does not include a breadth requirement for CHEM 308 or N SCI 100 because this requirement is part of the TMC.
2 Students must pass the Liberal Studies Mathematics Proficiency Assessment prior to enrolling in MATH 312 and MATH 313.