Liberal Studies

Undergraduate Studies
Dean: Susan Taylor

Liberal Studies Office
BH 255
415-338-6927
Website: www.sfsu.edu/~advising/ls.htm
Program Coordinator: Helen Goldsmith

Advisers

Advising takes place both at the Liberal Studies Office and with departmental faculty. Adviser lists are distributed at Liberal Studies workshops and available on the World Wide Web.

Programs

B.A. in Liberal Studies
B.A. in Liberal Studies: Concentration in NEXA


Program Scope

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies requires 124 units for graduation. The 46-unit Liberal Studies major has a multidisciplinary curriculum encompassing all areas of knowledge in the arts and sciences. Many employers and professional schools prefer graduates with the type of richly diversified education that this major provides.

Before meeting with an individual adviser, Liberal Studies majors must attend a Liberal Studies workshop on Advising Day or at the Advising Center (ADM 212, 338-2101) where workshops are offered on a regular basis. At the workshop, students are introduced to the requirements and receive information and materials about the program and advising.

Career Outlook

The Liberal Studies major is applicable to a variety of fields. Since the major has considerable flexibility, it can be designed to meet a student's personal and academic interests. The program's interdisciplinary approach provides the broad academic background necessary for teaching in an elementary classroom. The major can be planned with a particular career in mind, such as government or public service, management, or work in multicultural communities. It is appropriate preparation for various professional and graduate programs such as business, counseling, law, librarianship, and medicine.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES

Each student must consult with an adviser in the student's chosen Area of Emphasis to discuss the Liberal Studies major, Liberal Studies program (pre-credential candidates), the selection of courses, and the preparation of the planning worksheet.

Each student's planning worksheet must be approved by the adviser and the Area of Emphasis coordinator before the student has completed 100 units. The approved worksheet must be on file in the Liberal Studies Office before the graduation application will be signed.

The 85-unit Liberal Studies Program is designed for those students seeking the Multiple Subject Credential. The 46-unit major is a component of the Liberal Studies Program. The other 39 units fulfill specific subject matter requirements. Courses in this component of the Liberal Studies Program are listed under Additional Subject Matter Requirements in the Multiple Subject Matter Preparation Program at the end of the course listings for the major.

Beginning Fall 1999, first-time freshman Liberal Studies majors desiring to become elementary school teachers may begin a combined Liberal Studies B.A. and credential program. Call 415-338-6927 for more information about program requirements and eligibility.

NEXA offers a concentration within the Liberal Studies major which allows students to pursue the NEXA theme, a convergence of conceptually different disciplines upon a core of common concern that cuts across all disciplines, in depth and with a specific focus.

Additional informational materials on the major and the program are distributed at the Liberal Studies workshop.

Online course descriptions are available.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR

Core (All units must be upper division) Units
AREA I—Communication, Language, and Literature
Literature 3
Speech 4
AREA II—Life Science, Physical Science, and Mathematics
Life Science 3
Physical Science 3
AREA III—Behavioral and Social Sciences
SS 300 Social Sciences Core I 3
SS 301 Social Sciences Core II 3
AREA IV—Creative Arts, Humanities, and Foreign Languages
CHS/HUM 425 Thought and Image I 3
IAC 426 Thought and Image II 3
Total for core 25

Area of Emphasis

A twelve-unit pattern from one of the four Areas identified above must be selected. Within that pattern, a minimum of six units must be upper division.

Units on Advisement

Students must select a minimum of nine additional units. These units may be either lower or upper division and must be approved by the Area of Emphasis adviser. There are three ways to choose these courses: (1) select three units in each area of knowledge outside the Area of Emphasis for a total of nine units minimum; (2) complete at least nine units in a single foreign language (including ASL); (3) for students completing the MSAT equivalency, select 3 courses from the Additional Subject Matter Requirements in the Multiple Subject Matter Preparation Program course list at the end of this section.

Program Summary Units
Core 25
Area of Emphasis 12
Units on Advisement 9
Total for major 46

COURSES INCLUDED IN THE LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR

All courses included in the Liberal Studies major must be selected in consultation with an academic adviser in the student's chosen Area of Emphasis.

Online course descriptions are available.

With adviser and area coordinator approval, courses transferred from other institutions may be used to fulfill the Core requirements of the major if they are upper division and equivalent in content to those courses listed below. Lower and/or upper division courses transferred from other institutions may be used in the Area of Emphasis so long as at least six units are upper division and the content of the courses is equivalent. Lower and/or upper division courses transferred from other institutions may be used in the Units on Advisement category. All residence requirements stipulated in the Bulletin must be met.

Courses used to meet General Education Basic Subjects (Segment I) requirements may not be used to meet any part of the Liberal Studies major. A maximum of twelve units used to meet General Education requirements in Segment II and/or Segment III may be included as courses in the Core, Area of Emphasis, or Units on Advisement categories.

Grading. A maximum of two courses in the major may be taken for a CR grade. Additionally, students completing the MSAT equivalency must complete the 85-unit Liberal Studies program (major plus additional subject matter requirement) with a letter grade of C or better in every course listed (no grade of C- or below is allowed to satisfy the equivalency).

A course may be used for only one purpose within the major. For example, if a course is used in the Core, it may not be used in the Area of Emphasis or in the Elective Units on Advisement.

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Before beginning the Core courses, students should have completed Segment I of General Education.

AREA I—COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE, AND LITERATURE
Literature—Select one:
AAS 322 Chinese American Culture—Language and Literature
AAS 363 Survey of Philippine Literature
AAS 502 Asian American Children/Teen Literature
BLS 411 African—African-American Literature
BLS 420 Black Fiction
ENG 480 Junior Seminar
ENG 554 Modern American Novel
ENG 555 The Short Story
ENG 583 Shakespeare: Representative Plays
ENG 584 Shakespeare: Selected Plays
NEXA 390 The Einsteinian Revolution
NEXA 398 John Steinbeck and "Doc" Ricketts: Literature of the Sea
RAZA 560 Contemporary Literature of La Raza
WOMS 540/ENG 614 Contemporary Women's Novel [topic course-no other topics acceptable]
WOMS 541/ENG 614 Women Writers and Social Change [topic course-no other topics acceptable]
WOMS 548 Literature by U.S. Women of Color
and
Speech—Select one:
SPCH 351 Public Speaking (4)
SPCH 362 Introduction to Oral Interpretation (4)
SPCH 363 Oral Interpretation of the First Person Voice (4)
SPCH 365 Argumentation and Debate (4)
SPCH 366 Persuasion (4)
SPCH 521 Group Discussion (4)
AREA II—LIFE SCIENCE, PHYSICAL SCIENCE, AND MATHEMATICS
Life Science—Select one:
BIOL 300 Nature Study
BIOL 313 Principles of Ecology
BIOL 318 Our Endangered Planet
BIOL 321 Magic, Myth, and Medicine
BIOL 326 Disease!
BIOL 327 AIDS: Biology of the Modern Epidemic
BIOL 330 Human Sexuality
BIOL 333 The Genetic Revolution
BIOL 335 Origin of Life
Physical Science—Select one:
ASTR 350 History of Astronomy
CHEM 380 Chemistry Behind Environmental Pollution
GEOL 302 The Violent Earth
METR 302 The Violent Atmosphere and Ocean
AREA III—BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
SS 300 Social Sciences Core I and
SS 301 Social Sciences Core II
AREA IV—CREATIVE ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES
CHS/HUM 425 Thought and Image I and
IAC 426 Thought and Image II

AREA OF EMPHASIS BEYOND THE CORE

Liberal Studies majors must emphasize one of the four Areas in which they take an additional twelve units beyond the Core. A minimum of six units in the chosen Area of Emphasis must be upper division.

AREA I—COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE, AND LITERATURE (Area of Emphasis)

Students who select Area I as the Area of Emphasis must take ENG 480, Junior Seminar, either as the course in the Area I Core Literature or as one of the courses in Category A, Literature, in the twelve-unit emphasis.

At least one course must be from Category A, Literature, and at least one course must be from one other category; i.e., Category B, Communication Strategies; Category C, Language/Speech Performance; or Category D, Language/Speech Studies. The other two courses (for a minimum of twelve units) may be taken from any category in Area I.

Category A—Literature
Course(s) may be selected from among those listed under Required Core Courses Area I Literature or from among those listed below.
AAS 206 Introduction to Asian American Literature
AIS 162 American Indian Oral Literature
AIS 360 Modern American Indian Authors
BLS 210 Introduction to Black Literature
CLAS 330 Ancient Epic Tales
CLAS 360 Greek and Roman Mythology
ENG 150 The Study of Literature
ENG 154 Masterworks of Literature in English
ENG 155 Contemporary Literature
ENG 158 American Literature
ENG 159 Beginning Shakespeare
ENG 501-586 All Period, Genre, Individual Authors
ENG 614 Women in Literature: Authors and Characters [all topics]
ENG 616 Science Fiction and Fantasy
ENG 618 Studies in Gay and Bisexual Literature [all topics]
ENG 630 The Visionary Child in Literature [topic course-no other topics acceptable]
ENG 631 Post-Colonial Literature in English
ENG 635 Coming of Age in America
ENG 655 Literature About and For the Adolescent Reader
NEXA 369 The Demonic Pact: The Faust Myth in Music and Literature
RAZA 230 Introduction to Contemporary Raza Literature
WOMS 551 Lesbian and Queer Perspectives in Literature and Media
WOMS 564 Women Writers and Colonialism
WCL 230 Introduction to World Literature
WCL 250 Fables and Tales
WCL 260 Myths of the World
WCL 420 Studies in Comparative Literature [all topics]
WCL 425 Individual Authors [all topics]
WCL 445 National Literature [all topics]
WCL 465 Modern Greek Poetry
Category B—Communication Strategies
CW 520 Writers on Writing
NEXA 397 Communication Between Humans and Other Animals
SPCH 302 Communication and the Social Process (4)
SPCH 303 Communication and Human Interaction (4)
SPCH 502 Interpersonal Communication (4)
SPCH 512 Nonverbal Communication (4)
SPCH 515 Family Communication (4)
SPCH 541 Intercultural Communication (4)
SPCH 542 Intracultural Communication (4)
WOMS 301 Women in Groups: Communication and Process
WOMS 302 Translating Women's Experience
Category C—Language/Speech Performance
Course(s) may be selected from among those listed under Required Core Courses Area I Speech or from among those listed below.
AAS 406 Asian American Workshop in Creative Writing
CW 301 Fundamentals of Creative Writing
CW 550 Poetry Center Workshop
SPCH 352 Women and Words (4)
SPCH 353 Speech for the Classroom Teacher (4)
TH A 450 Children's Literature and Oral Experiences
TH A 451 Storytelling and Folk Literature
Category D—Language/Speech Studies
ENG 420 Introduction to the Study of Language
ENG 421 The Structure of English
ENG 424 Phonology and Morphology
ENG 657 Grammar and Rhetoric of the Sentence
SPCH 331 Verbal and Non-Verbal Symbols (4)
SPCH 410 American Phonetics (4)
SPCH 508 Children's Communication (4)

AREA II—LIFE SCIENCE, PHYSICAL SCIENCE, AND MATHEMATICS (Area of Emphasis)

Students who select Area II as their Area of Emphasis must take a minimum of twelve (12) units from either the Science or Mathematics Pattern. Upon adviser and department approval, students emphasizing Area II may substitute more advanced upper division courses normally taken by majors in these fields.

Science
Besides taking the six units required in the Core, students must select two additional classes from those listed under Area II Required Core Courses. The remaining two courses may be chosen from the Science and Mathematics lists below. At least three units in the Area II Science emphasis must be in Life Science.
ASTR 115 Introduction to Astronomy
ASTR 240 Planetarium Astronomy (2)
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I (5)
BIOL 305 Marine Animals and Plants of the California Coast
BIOL 328 Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 610 Principles of Human Physiology
CHEM 101 Survey of Chemistry
GEOL 100 Investigating the Earth
GEOL/METR 102 Introduction to Oceanography
GEOL 105 History of Life
GEOL 110 Physical Geology (4)
METR 100 Introduction to Meteorology
METR 206 Introduction to Use of Computers in Meteorology
NEXA 387 Origins of Modern Science
NEXA 389 The Darwinian Revolution
NEXA 392 Nature, Culture, and Technology
PHIL 350 Philosophy of Science
PHIL 365 Science and Civilization
PHYS 101 Conceptual Physics
Mathematics
Students who select the Mathematics Pattern must take twelve (12) units from the courses listed below. At least six (6) of these units must be upper division courses.
MATH 110 Mathematics for Business Analysis
MATH 124 Elementary Statistics
MATH 219 Calculus I with Pre-calculus Support (5-6)
MATH 226 Calculus I
MATH 227 Calculus II
MATH 300 History of Mathematics
MATH 301 Exploration and Proof
MATH 309 Computation in Mathematics
MATH 310 Number Theory
MATH 324 Probability and Statistics with Computing
MATH 325 Linear Algebra
MATH 350 Geometry
MATH 575 Mathematics in the Middle School Classroom I
MATH 576 Mathematics in the Middle School Classroom II
MATH 577 Mathematics in the Middle School Classroom III

AREA III—BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (Area of Emphasis)

Students who select Area III as their Area of Emphasis must take a minimum of twelve units from one of the following patterns.

Anthropology—Select any four:
ANTH 110 Introduction to Archaeology [CAN ANTH 6]
ANTH 120 Introductory Social and Cultural Anthropology [CAN ANTH 4]
ANTH 310 Family, Kin and Community
ANTH 315 Regional Ethnography [all topics]
ANTH 332 Human Variation Today (4)
ANTH 356 Archaeology of California
ANTH 471 The Ancient Maya
ANTH 475 Ancient South America
ANTH 481 Archaeology of the Far East
ANTH/CST 590/WOMS 595 Anthropology of Women
Economics
ECON 100 Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis [CAN ECON 2] and
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis [CAN ECON 4] and
ECON 300 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory or
  ECON 301   Intermediate Microeconomic Theory and
  any other upper division course in Economics, except ECON 305
Ethnic Studies
Students must select one course from Category A, Historical, and one course from Category B, Psycho-cultural. Two additional courses must be selected, one each from any of the other categories. NOTE: At least six of the units chosen must be upper division.
Category A—Historical
AIS 150 American Indian History in the United States
AIS 460 Power and Politics in American Indian History
AAS 200 History of Asian Americans
AAS 310 Chinese in America: Beginning to Exclusion
AAS 331 Japanese Americans in the U.S.
AAS 370 Vietnamese in America
AAS 456 Pilipinos in America: Problems of Transition
BLS 300 From Africa to Olmec America: Ancient African Prehistory and History
BLS 301 Africa in Global Perspective
BLS 302 Black Diaspora
BLS 303 Afro-American History
BLS 304 Black People and the American Experience
RAZA 376 History of La Raza in the United States
Category B—Psycho-cultural
AIS 530 American Indian Psychology
AAS 315 Chinese American Personality
AAS 335 Japanese American Personality
AAS 355 Psyche and Behavior of Pilipinos
BLS 111 Black Cultures and Personalities
BLS 200 Introduction to Black Psychology
BLS 215 Introduction to Black Family Studies
BLS 515 Black Family Studies
BLS 555 Pigmentation and the Experience of Color
RAZA 280 Acculturation Problems of La Raza
RAZA 510 Psychodynamics of the La Raza Family Structure
Category C—American Women of Color
AIS 420 American Indian Women
AAS 603 Asian American Women
BLS 335 The Black Woman: A Cultural Analysis
ETHS 571 Women, Class, and Race
RAZA 410 La Raza Women
WOMS 561 Women of Color in the U.S.
Category D—Ethnic Community Studies
AAS 680 Community: Changes and Development
AAS 695 Seminar on Contemporary Asian American Communities
BLS 125 Black Community Involvement Workshop
BLS 340 Economics of the Black Community
BLS 516 Research Methods in the Black Community
BLS 551 Field Work in Black Studies
RAZA 680 La Raza and Community Organizing
RAZA 690 Cuba: Health, Education, and Culture
Category E— Interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies
ETHS 220 Asians in America
ETHS 260 Ethnic Studies: The African American and Western Racism
ETHS 275 Ethnic Studies: Issues in La Raza History
Category F—Politics, Government, and People of Color
AIS 205 American Indians and U.S. Laws
AAS 205 Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions
BLS 320 Black Politics, Mass Movements, and Liberation Themes
BLS 375 Law and the Black Community
BLS 376 Government, Constitution, and Black Citizens
RAZA 276 La Raza, Government, Ideals, and Constitution
Family Studies
Students must select the number of courses as indicated in each of the categories.
Category A—Select one:
CFS 320 Children and Families
CFS 321 Adolescents and Families
Category B—Select two:
CFS 426 Family Crises
HIST/SS 469 American Childhoods: Past and Present
SOC 464 Families and Society (4)
URBS 565 Social Policy and the Family (4)
Category C—Select one:
SPCH 503 Gender and Communication (4)
SPCH 515 Family Communication (4)
Geography
Students must select one course from each of the following categories preferably in the order in which they are listed.
Category A
GEOG 107 World Regions
Category B
GEOG 600 Environmental Problems and Solutions
Category C
GEOG 550 Geography of the U.S. and Canada
AMST 400/ GEOG 551 American Regional Cultures
Category D
GEOG 570 Regional Studies: Selected Regions [all topics]
GEOG 573/ HIST/IR 392 Asia in Transition
HIST 578 History of Japan
Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation—Select any four:
H ED 310 Health and Society
H ED 315 Drugs and Society
H ED 320 Contemporary Sexuality
H ED 414 Women's Health
KIN 331 Peak Performance
KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement
KIN 502 Sport and Social Issues
KIN 504 Psychology of Sport
REC 300 Leisure Leadership
REC 380 Developmental Play Processes
REC 410 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation
REC 420 Leisure and Contemporary Society
History
Students must select the number of courses as indicated in each of the categories for a minimum of twelve units. NOTE: At least six of the units chosen must be upper division.
Category A—Select zero or one:
HIST 120 History of the United States to 1865 [CAN HIST 8]
HIST 121 History of the United States Since 1865 [CAN HIST 10]
HIST 418 Society and Politics in American History
Category B—Select one or two:
HIST 420 American Colonial History
HIST 422 The Founding of the American Nation
HIST 424 History of the United States 1827-1877
HIST 426 History of the United States 1877-1916
HIST 427 History of the United States 1916-1945
HIST 428 History of the United States Since 1945
HIST 464 American Ethnic and Racial Relations I: 1740-1890
HIST 465 American Ethnic and Racial Relations II: 1890-Present
HIST/SS 469 American Childhoods: Past and Present
HIST 480 Thought and Culture in America
WOMS 562 History of African-American Women
Category C—Select one:
HIST 110 History of Western Civilization I [CAN HIST 2]
HIST 111 History of Western Civilization II [CAN HIST 4]
HIST 326 The Byzantine Empire
HIST 327 The Mediterranean World
HIST 334 The Renaissance
HIST 344 Nineteenth Century Europe
HIST 346 Recent European History
NEXA 383 The City in Civilization
Category D—Select one:
HIST 109 Ancient African Civilizations
HIST 112 Latin American Civilizations
HIST 114 World History to 1500
HIST 115 World History since 1500
HIST 318 Topics in Comparative History [all topics]
HIST 570 History of China Before Modern Times
HIST 571 History of Modern China
HIST 578 History of Japan
HIST 501 Latin America: The National Period
HIST/SS 550 Social Change in Modern Latin America
HIST 604 History of the Islamic World 500-1500
HIST 605 History of the Islamic World 1500-present
HIST 610 History of Africa
HIST 611 Modern Africa
International Relations
Students must select a minimum of twelve units of course work from one of the following categories.
Category A—Global Development Studies
I R 310 U.S. Foreign Policy (4) and
I R/SS 540 The Rich and Poor Nations (4) and
Select one of the following courses:
I R 321 Development and Foreign Policy—Africa (4)
I R 322 Latin American Policy Analysis (4)
I R 323 Middle East: Periphery (4)
I R 324 Middle East: Heartland (4)
I R 325 Chinese Foreign Policy: Domestic and Foreign (4)
I R 326 South and Southeast Asia Foreign Relations (4)
Category B—World Perspectives
I R 310 U.S. Foreign Policy (4)
GEOG 102 The Human Environment [CAN GEOG 4]
GEOG 570 Regional Studies: Selected Regions [all topics]
SOC 483 Global Sociology
WOMS 531 Women and International Development
NEXA—Select all four:
NEXA 330 Marxism, Feminism and Social Change
NEXA 340 The Nuclear Revolution
NEXA 383 The City in Civilization
NEXA 392 Nature, Culture and Technology
Political Science
Students must select any three or four courses for a minimum of twelve units.
PLSI 100 Understanding Politics
PLSI/SS 106 Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy: Introduction to Political Economy
PLSI 300 Scientific Inquiry in Political Science (4)
PLSI 310 Contemporary Issues in American Politics
PLSI 351 Political Theory: The Classical Tradition (4)
PLSI 370 Classical Marxism (4)
PLSI 551 Judicial Power in Public Policy Making (4)
Psychology—Select any four:
PSY 200 General Psychology [CAN PSY 2]
PSY 430 Adolescent Psychology
PSY 431 Developmental Psychology
PSY 435 Behavior Problems of Children
PSY 436 Development of Femaleness and Maleness (4)
PSY 441 Psychology of the Family
PSY 451 Theories of Personality
PSY 491 Learning or
PSY 493 Motivation or
PSY 494 Cognitive Psychology or
PSY 496 Cognitive Science or
PSY 498 Cognitive Neuroscience
Social Science Interdisciplinary
Students must select courses in one of the following categories.
Category A—Culture in America
AMST 300/SS 410 Perspectives on American Culture
AMST 310/ HUM 485 The Arts and American Culture
AMST 400/ GEOG 551 American Regional Cultures
AMST 410/ HUM 450 California Culture
Category B—American Socio-political Milieu
AMST 300/SS 410 Perspectives on American Culture
AMST 400/ GEOG 551 American Regional Cultures
PLSI 310 Contemporary Issues in American Politics
I R 310 U.S. Foreign Policy (4)
SOC 483 Global Sociology
Category C—Change
SS 510 Socio-Cultural Change: An Interdisciplinary Analysis and
I R/PLSI/SS 520 Modernization and Third World Countries or
  I R 540   Rich and Poor Nations (4) and
  GEOG 421   Future Environments and
  URBS 530/ HIST 488   Alternative Urban Futures
Sociology
Students must select one course from each of the following categories.
Category A: Interpersonal Perspectives
SOC 340 Social Psychology (4)
SOC 362 Social Construction of Deviance and Conformity (4)
Category B: Institutional Perspectives
SOC 464 Families and Society (4)
SOC 466 Society and Education
SOC 469 Gender and Society (4)
SOC 472 Social Inequality: Poverty, Wealth, and Privilege (4)
SOC 477 Environmental Sociology
Category C: Global Perspectives
SOC 461 Ethnic Relations: International Comparisons (4)
SOC 480 City in a Global Society (4)
SOC 483 Global Sociology (4)
Urban Studies
Students must select the number of courses as indicated in each of the categories.
Category A—Select two:
URBS 400/ HIST 489 Dynamics of the American City
URBS/PLSI 480 Policy Analysis (4) or
URBS/GEOG 658 Land Use Planning
Category B—Select two:
URBS/GEOG 433 Urban Transportation (4)
URBS 475 Selected Issues in Urban Studies (3-4) [all topics]
URBS/PLSI 513/GEOG 654 Politics, Law, and Urban Environment (4)
URBS 570 Urban Health Policy
URBS 580 Urban Housing
URBS/H ED 582 Homelessness and Public Policy

AREA IV—CREATIVE ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES (Areas of Emphasis)

Students who select Area IV as their Area of Emphasis must take a minimum of twelve units in one of the following: Creative Arts or Humanities or Foreign Languages.

Creative Arts Emphasis

Within the twelve units for this Area of Emphasis, students must select at least three units in each of the following categories: Category A, History; Category B, Theory/Criticism; and Category C, Performance/Production. NOTE: At least six of the units chosen must be upper division.

Category A—History
ART 201 Western Art History I [CAN ART 2]
ART 202 Western Art History II
ART 204 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
ART 205 Asian Art History
ART 402 History of Architecture
ART 406 Renaissance Art
ART 408 Baroque and Rococo Art
ART 500/RAZA 350 Pre-Hispanic Art of Mexico
ART 501 Women and Art: The Twentieth Century [topic course]
ART 501 Women's Art History [topic course]
ART 503 Pacific, Native North American, and Caribbean Arts [all topics]
ART 506 American Painting and Sculpture: 1940 to Present
ART 508 African Art History
DANC 415 Dance in Religion
DANC 430 Historical Survey of Dance in the Western World
DANC 657 Dance Ethnology
DAI 356 History of Industrial Design/Technology
MUS 501 Music, the Listener's Art
MUS 505 Music of the World's Peoples
MUS 506 Survey of Jazz
MUS 510 Keyboard Literature
MUS 511 Roots of Rock
MUS 530 Music of the Middle East, Far East, and Sub-continental India
MUS 531 Music of the Pacific Basin
MUS 532 Music of Latin America
RAZA 320 Art History of La Raza
RAZA 350/ART 500 Pre-Hispanic Art of Mexico
THA 401 Theatre Backgrounds: 500 B.C.-1642
THA 402 Theatre Backgrounds: 1642-1900
THA 403 Theatre Backgrounds: 1900-Present
THA 412 History of Stage Costume
Category B—Theory/Criticism
AIS 220 American Indian Music
AIS 225 American Indian Art
AAS 444 Japanese American Art and Expression
AAS 693 Asian Americans and the Mass Media
BLS 204 Introduction to Black Creative Arts
BLS 221 Afro-American Music: A Twentieth Century Survey
BLS 225 Images and Issues in Black Visual Media
BLS 400 Black Arts and Humanities
BECA 201 Life on TV: A Critical View
BECA 321 Analysis of the Public Arts
BECA 390 The Age of Information
BECA 422 Social Aspects of Electronic Media
BECA 485 Women and Media
BECA 487 Children and Television
BECA 490 Television and Social Change
BECA 500 International Broadcasting
BECA 600 Senior Seminar
CINE 102 Introduction to Contemporary Cinema
CINE 308 Third World Cinema
CINE 342 Documentary Film
CINE 344 Film Genre [all topics]
DANC 350 Dance Watching
DAI 332 Electric Energy (4)
IAC 370 Arts and Artists of San Francisco
IAC 380 Arts and Social Change
RAZA 225 Survey of Raza Visual Images
RAZA 425 Comparative Music Folklore
RAZA 490 La Raza Teatro Workshop
RAZA 530 La Raza and the Media
THA 300 Theatre Imagination
THA 406 The Art of Comedy
Category C—Performance/Production
ART 222 Textiles 1
ART 224 Surface Design 1
ART 225 Jewelry and Metalsmithing 1
ART 231 Drawing 1
ART 235 Printmaking 1
ART 240 Sculpture 1 [CAN ART 12]
ART 245 Ceramics 1 [CAN ART 6]
ART 247 Glass 1
ART 260 Photography 1 [CAN ART 18]
ART 410 Conceptual Strategies I
ART 412 Computer Applications in Conceptual Design I
ART 422 Textiles 2
ART 424 Surface Design 2
ART 425 Jewelry and Metalsmithing 2
ART 431 Painting 1
ART 432 Drawing 2
ART 433 Figure Drawing
ART 440 Sculpture 2
ART 445 Ceramics 2
ART 460 Photography 2
AAS 308 Photographic Exploration of Asian America
BLS/DANC 617 Black Dance Experience
BECA 580 Media in Community Service
DANC 399 Dance Rehearsal and Performance (1)
DANC 460 Choreography Performance (1)
DANC 461 Principles of Dance Production and Management (2)
DANC/BLS 617 Black Dance Experience
DAI 110 The Arts of Industry
DAI 300 Design I
DAI 320 Drafting and Sketching for Design
DAI 321 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting
DAI 323 Industrial Visuals
DAI 325 Graphic Design I: Introduction
DAI 326 Graphic Reproduction Technology I
DAI 342 Metals Manufacturing
DAI 344 Plastics Technology I
IAC 300 Video Art: New Modes of Production
MUS 120 Basic Music I
MUS 121 Basic Music II
MUS 309 Singing for Self-Expression I (1)
MUS 310 Singing for Self-Expression II (1)
MUS 371 Orchestra (1)
MUS 372 Symphonic Winds (1)
MUS 373 Chamber Singers (1)
MUS 375 Women's Chorus (1)
MUS 377 Instrumental Ensembles (1)
MUS 378 Chamber Music (1)
MUS 379 University Chorus (1)
MUS 384 Piano Ensemble (1)
MUS 389 New Music Ensemble (1)
THA 305 Design Graphics for Stage and Screen
THA 451 Storytelling and Folk Literature
WOMS 303 Women as Creative Agents
Humanities Emphasis
Students must select a minimum of twelve units in one of the following patterns. NOTE: At least six of the units chosen must be upper division.
American Studies/Humanities
HUM 225 Values in American Life
HUM 470 American Autobiography
AMST 410/ HUM 450 California Culture
AMST 310/ HUM 485 The Arts and American Culture
HUM 375 Biography of a City [one American city may be included]
HUM 495 Architecture and American Life
Asian Cultural Studies
HUM 130 Humanities: Major Works
HUM 220 Values and Culture
HUM 365 Great Figures in the Humanities [only topics featuring Asian figures]
HUM 366 India's Gandhi
HUM 375 Biography of a City [only topics featuring Asian cities]
HUM 525 Asian Cultures [all topics]
HUM 530 Chinese Civilization
HUM 540 Styles of Chinese Cultural Expression
Cities Studies
HUM 375 Biography of a City [all topics]
HUM 376 San Francisco
Cross-Cultural Studies
HUM 130 Humanities: Major Works
HUM 220 Values and Culture
HUM 301 Styles and Expressive Forms
HUM 345 Humanism and Mysticism
HUM 360 Styles of African Cultural Expression
HUM 510 Comparative Form and Culture
HUM 520 North and South American Cultural Expression
European Cultural Studies
HUM 130 Humanities: Major Works
HUM 220 Values and Culture
HUM 320 Music, Ideas, and Culture
HUM 365 Great Figures in the Humanities [only topics featuring European figures]
HUM 375 Biography of City [only topics featuring European cities]
CLAS 410/ HUM 401 Classical Culture: Greece
CLAS 415/ HUM 402 Classical Culture: Rome
HIST 330/ HUM 403 The Early Middle Ages
HUM 406 The Creation of the Modern World: Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries
HUM 407 Imperial Culture: The Nineteenth Century
HUM 455 Humanities: The Americas
Philosophy
Select one course from each of the four categories.
Category A—Introduction
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy [CAN PHIL 2]
PHIL 130 Political and Social Philosophy
PHIL 160 Introduction to Philosophy of the Arts
Category B—History
BLS 450 African Philosophy and Cosmology
PHIL 301 Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 302 Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 303 Modern Philosophy
Category C—Ethics
PHIL 383 Ethics in Medicine
PHIL 440 Ethics at Work
PHIL 450 Ethics
RAZA 570 Raza World Views and Philosophy
Category D—Special Areas
PHIL 330 Political Philosophy
PHIL 350 Philosophy of Science: The Natural Sciences
PHIL 380 Philosophy of Law
PHIL 460 Philosophy of Art
PHIL 500 Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy and Religion
Select one course from each of the four categories.
Category A—Introduction
PHIL 105 Introduction to Philosophy and Religion
Category B—Nature of Religious Experience
PHIL 500 Philosophy of Religion
PHIL 525 The Nature of Religious Experience
Category C—Major Religions
PHIL 502 World Religions
Category D—Specific Religious Traditions
AIS 310 American Indian Religion and Philosophy
BLS 326 Black Religion
PHIL 504 History of Christian Thought
PHIL 508 Indian Philosophy and Religion [all topics]
PHIL 510 Far Eastern Philosophy and Religion [all topics]
PHIL 515 Semitic Religious Thought [all topics]
Foreign Languages Emphasis
Students must select a minimum of twelve units in one of the foreign languages from the lists below. At least six of the units chosen must be upper division.
Chinese
CHIN 103 Third Semester Chinese (5)
CHIN 311 Conversation and Reading
CHIN 312 Speech and Writing
CHIN 507 Traditional Chinese Culture
CHIN 521 Twentieth Century Fiction
CHIN 525 Chinese Applied Linguistics
French
FR 215 Intermediate French
FR 216 Intermediate Conversation and Reading
FR 301 French Phonetics
FR 305 French Composition
FR 306 Advanced Conversation
FR 325 French Linguistics
FR 400 French Culture
FR 410 Contemporary French Civilization
FR 450 French/Francophone Literature, Linguistics, and/or Culture [all topics]
FR 500 Introduction to Literary Texts
German
GER 207 Intermediate German
GER 301 German in Review
GER 305 Advanced Grammar and Composition
GER 325 Applied German Linguistics: Phonetics and Phonemics
GER 326 Morphology and Syntax
GER 401 German Culture and Civilization
GER 502 BRD: Past and Present
Italian
ITAL 103 Third Semester Italian
ITAL 104 Fourth Semester Italian
ITAL 305 Advanced Grammar and Composition
ITAL 325 Practical Linguistics of Italian
ITAL 350 Advanced Oral and Reading Practice
ITAL 401 Italian Culture and Civilization
ITAL 510 Italian Literature: Early Period
ITAL 511 Italian Literature: Late Period
Japanese
JAPN 103 Third Semester Japanese (5)
JAPN 250 Intensive Study of Kanji
JAPN 301 Japanese Conversation
JAPN 302 Japanese Reading and Grammar
JAPN 325 Practical Linguistics in Japanese
JAPN 401 Topics in Japanese Culture [all topics]
JAPN 510 Modern Japanese Literature
Latin
CLAS 490 History of Ideas of the Ancient Classical World
CLAS 410/ HUM 401 Classical Culture: Greece
CLAS 415/ HUM 402 Classical Culture: Rome
LATN 202 Intermediate Latin (5)
LATN 430 Roman Satire
LATN 435 Post-Augustan Prose
LATN 440 Republican Prose
LATN 445 Vergil
LATN 450 Roman Drama
LATN 455 Latin Elegy and Lyric
LATN 460 Roman Historians
LATN 465 Cicero
Russian
RUSS 103 Third Semester Russian (5)
RUSS 104 Fourth Semester Russian
RUSS 305 Advanced Grammar and Composition
RUSS 306 Advanced Conversation and Composition
RUSS 307 Advanced Reading and Composition
RUSS 308 Stylistics and Composition
RUSS 325 Practical Linguistics of Russian
RUSS 401 Russian Culture and Civilization
Spanish
SPAN 216 Intermediate Conversation and Reading
SPAN 301 Advanced Grammar
SPAN 305 Advanced Composition
SPAN 306 Advanced Reading and Conversation
SPAN 325 Applied Spanish Linguistics: Phonetics and Phonemics
SPAN 401 Culture and Civilization of Spain
SPAN 405 Culture and Civilization of Spanish America

ADDITIONAL SUBJECT MATTER REQUIREMENTS IN THE MULTIPLE SUBJECT MATTER PREPARATION PROGRAM

Students seeking the Multiple Subject Credential are advised to complete the subject matter preparation program. Students who choose not to complete this program must pass the Multiple Subjects Assessment for Teachers (MSAT). The program consists of the Liberal Studies major plus the additional subject matter requirements listed below. With adviser and area coordinator approval, courses transferred from other institutions may be used to meet the additional requirements if they are equivalent in content to those listed below.

Courses used to meet General Education Basic Subjects (Segment I) requirements may not be used in the additional subject matter requirements component. However, courses used to meet General Education requirements in Segment II and/or Segment III may be included in the additional requirements component.

Students interested in becoming elementary or special education teachers should attend an information meeting given by the Credential Programs Admission Office. At the meeting, students learn all of credential program admission requirements. Consult www.sfsu.edu/~credinfo/ or 415-338-7038 for more information. General information about teaching careers may be found at the Teacher Preparation Center in BH 244.

Grading. A maximum of two of the courses taken to meet the additional subject matter requirements may be taken for a CR grade. Additionally, students completing the MSAT equivalency must complete the 85-unit Liberal Studies program (major plus additional subject matter requirements) with a grade of C or better in every course listed (no grade of C- or below is allowed to satisfy the equivalency). Thus, pre-credential candidates may complete a total of two courses in the major and two courses in the additional subject matter requirements for a CR grade (for a maximum of four courses) and may receive no letter grades less than C.

Beginning Fall 2000, students completing the MSAT equivalency must complete an assessment packet. For more information, go to the Liberal Studies Office in BH 255.

Field Experience—Select one:
E ED 645 Directed Experiences with Children
E ED 646 Seminar in Classroom Observation (1)
ENG 696 Student Experience in Schools
HIST/SS 681 Community Service Learning in the Schools
SS 680 Field Course in Social Science
Composition
ENG 416 Junior Composition
First or Second Language Acquisition—Select one:
CD 655 Dynamics of Communication Development
ENG 426 Second Language Acquisition
PSY 531 Psycholinguistics
SPCH 508 Children's Communication (4)
Mathematics—Select both:
MATH 165 Concepts of the Number System for the Elementary Grades [CAN MATH 4]
MATH 565 Concepts of Geometry, Measurement, and Probability
World History and Culture—Select one:
AAS 200 History of Asian Americans
AAS 310 Chinese in America: Beginning to Exclusion
AAS 331 Japanese Americans in the United States
AAS 370 Vietnamese in America
AAS 456 Filipinos in America: Problems of Transition
BL S 301 Africa in Global Perspective
ETHS 470 Raza Immigration to the United States
HIST 109 Ancient African Civilizations
HIST 112 Latin American Civilizations
HIST 115 World History Since 1500
HIST/JS 317 Holocaust and Genocide
HIST/I R 571/GEOG 573 History of Modern China
HIST 578 History of Japan
HIST/ANTH/ RAZA/SS 501 Latin America: The National Period
HIST 611 Modern Africa
HUM 220 Values and Culture
HUM 301 Styles and Expressive Forms
HUM 360 Styles of African Cultural Expression
HUM 455 Humanities: The Americas
HUM 525 Cultures of India [topic course only]
I R/SS/PLSI 520 Modernization and Third World Countries
RAZA 460 Central Americans of the United States: History and Heritage
WOMS 150 Women in American History and Society
Human Development—Select one:
BL S 525 Black Child Development
CFS 320 Children and Families
CFS 321 Adolescents and Families
HIST/SS 469 American Childhoods: Past and Present
KIN 487 Motor Development
PSY 330 Child Development
PSY 431 Developmental Psychology
PSY/HMSX 436 Development of Maleness and Femaleness
REC 380 Developmental Play Processes
SS 360 Individual in Modern Society
Multicultural Perspectives—Select one:
Select one course from the list of approved General Education Segment II courses designated as meeting the American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM) requirement OR select one of the following:
AMST/ANTH 352 Peoples and Cultures of California
AMST 400/ GEOG 551 American Regional Cultures
AMST 410/ HIST/HUM 450 California Culture
ART 303 The Artist in the Twentieth Century
ETHS 571 Women, Class, and Race
HIST 450 History of California
IS 300 Intercultural Skills
SPCH 541 Intercultural Communication
Kinesiology
KIN 401 Elementary School Physical Education, K-5
Visual and Performing Arts—Select two courses, one each from any two of the following disciplines:
Art
ART 450 Art for Children
Dance
BLS/DANC 617 Black Dance Experience
DANC 207 Dance in Cultural Context (2)
DANC 231 Fundamentals of Dance Movement Theories (2)
DANC 236 Folklore of Dance—African-Haitian (2)
DANC 340 Creative Dance in Basic Subject Development
Music
MUS 601 Music for Children
Theatre Arts
THA 450 Children's Literature and Oral Experiences
THA 451 Storytelling and Folk Literature
Electives—Upper or lower division courses selected in consultation with an Area of Emphasis adviser.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES: CONCENTRATION IN NEXA

This concentration requires 46 units of course work, culminating in a senior project. NEXA courses in the student's program must include one Concepts course, two Sequences courses, and one Issues course.

The student will develop a specific focus related to the NEXA theme. In order to achieve sufficient depth and competence in the focus of interest, the student will prepare a 3-4 semester study plan. The study plan should define courses relevant to the specific topic, and show how a core group of courses can be integrated around and build toward the proposed theme. The student will work with a NEXA faculty member in the preparation of the study plan. Upon approval of the study plan by the NEXA steering committee, the student will be admitted to the major.

In order to complete the NEXA major, the student will consult with two faculty members: one to help with the study plan and one to help with the senior thesis. On occasion, one faculty person may serve both these functions. The student should consult with the NEXA advising coordinator in order to choose the most appropriate faculty member(s).

The culminating experience of the NEXA concentration, and in many ways the most important part of the major, is the senior thesis. The senior thesis is an in-depth, original exploration of the specific theme (or aspect of the theme) chosen earlier by the student. At the end of the junior year, and with the help of the NEXA advising coordinator, the student will choose a specific faculty member to serve as the thesis adviser. Two other faculty members are chosen to constitute the thesis committee. A thesis proposal which clearly delineates the proposed course of study leading to the thesis is submitted and approved by the NEXA steering committee. The committee of three advisers is responsible for assisting the student in the preparation of the thesis. Final approval is made by the NEXA steering committee.

Junior Year, First Semester. Student works with an appropriate NEXA faculty member to produce a study plan.

Junior Year, Second Semester. With the aid of the NEXA advising coordinator, the student will choose a faculty member to serve as thesis adviser. The NEXA steering committee must approve the choice of thesis adviser.

Senior Year, First Semester. Completion of thesis proposal. Approval of thesis proposal by NEXA steering committee.

Senior Year, Second Semester. Enrolled in NEXA 698. Thesis completed and approved by the thesis committee. Course work completed.

Program Requirements Units
Three units from NEXA courses and four units from Speech courses in Liberal Studies Area I required core 7
Six units from Liberal Studies Area II required core 6
Six units from Liberal Studies Area III required core 6
Six units from Liberal Studies Area IV required core 6
Upper division units selected from NEXA courses in the areas of emphasis beyond the core 6
Lower or upper division units selected from NEXA courses and/or other courses in the Liberal Studies curriculum according to student's focus and theme and with consent of NEXA adviser 12
NEXA 698 Senior Project 3
Total for major 46


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