Liberal Studies

Undergraduate Studies
Dean: Robert Cherny

Liberal Studies Program
BH 238
415-338-6927
Web Site: www.sfsu.edu/~ls
Acting Program Director: Helen Goldsmith

Program Advising Coordinator: Eva Chuck

Advising takes place at the Liberal Studies Office. Advising schedules are available at the Liberal Studies Office and on the web.

Faculty

Assistant Professors—Augsburg, de Barros, Chitewere, Hennessy, Luskey

Program

B.A. in Liberal Studies


Program Scope

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies requires 120 units for graduation. The 46-unit liberal studies major has a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary 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. The liberal studies program is also recommended as preparation for students who aspire to become elementary school teachers.

Before meeting with an individual adviser, liberal studies majors are expected to complete the "virtual" workshop on the web by going to www.sfsu.edu/~ls/program.html.

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 major along with additional subject matter preparation courses (listed after the major courses) provides the broad academic background necessary for teaching in an elementary classroom and for passing the CSET Multiple Subjects (California Subject Examinations for Teachers). The major can be planned with a particular career in mind, such as government or public service, management, or work in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, communications, or in multicultural communities. It is appropriate preparation for various professional and graduate programs such as business, counseling, law, librarianship, medicine, and for interdisciplinary graduate programs.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES

Each student must consult with an adviser to discuss the liberal studies major, selection of courses, and preparation of the planning worksheet.

Each student's planning worksheet must be approved by an adviser and the 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.

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.

Additional informational materials on the major and the additional subject matter preparation program are available on the web.

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
S S 300 Social Sciences Core I 3
S S 301 Social Sciences Core II 3
AREA IV—Creative Arts and Humanities
HUM 425 Thought and Image I 3
CA 426 Thought and Image II 3
Total for core 25

Liberal Studies Emphasis Patterns

Students select one of the following emphasis patterns. A minimum of twelve semester units must be taken, with at least six units at the upper division level.

AREA I: COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE, AND LITERATURE

Chinese
Classical Languages
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Russian
Spanish

AREA II: LIFE SCIENCE, PHYSICAL SCIENCE, AND MATHEMATICS

K-8 Mathematics
Calculus-based Mathematics

AREA III: BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

AREA IV: CREATIVE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

INTEGRATED STUDIES

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 adviser. There are three ways to choose these courses: (1) select three units in each area of knowledge outside the Emphasis for a total of nine units minimum; (2) complete at least nine units in a single foreign language (including ASL); or (3) select three courses from the additional subject matter preparation program course list at the end of this section

Summary Units
Core 25
Emphasis Pattern 12
Units on Advisement 9
Total for major 46

COURSES INCLUDED IN THE LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR

With adviser and 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 Emphasis Pattern 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 in Written Communication, Oral Communication, and Critical Thinking 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, Emphasis Pattern, or Units on Advisement categories.

Grading. A maximum of two courses in the major may be taken for a CR grade.

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 Emphasis Pattern or in the Elective Units on Advisement.

On-line course descriptions are available, including any prerequisites or co-requisites.

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Before beginning the Core courses, students should have completed Segment I of General Education, including ENG 214 or equivalent (e.g., AIS 214, AFRS 214, or ENG 1B at a community college). NOTE: Courses marked with an asterisk (*) indicate the best choices for future elementary school teachers.

AREA I—COMMUNICATION, LANGUAGE, AND LITERATURE

Literature—Select one:
AA S 322 Chinese American Culture—Language and Literature
AA S 363 Survey of Philippine Literature
AA S 502 Asian American Children/Teen Literature*
AFRS 411 African—African American Literature
AFRS 420 Black Fiction
CWL 400 Approaches to Comparative Literature
CWL 440 Typical American: Narratives of Multiculturalism in the Americas from 1492 to the Present*
ENG 475 Fundamentals of Literary Analysis*
ENG 554 Modern American Novel
ENG 555 The Short Story
ENG 583 Shakespeare: Representative Plays
ENG 584 Shakespeare: Selected Plays
ENG 635 Coming of Age in America*
ENG 636 Greek and Roman Myth and Modern Literature*
ENG 655 Literature and the Adolescent Reader*
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
WOMS 551 Lesbian and Queer Perspectives in Literature and Media
and
Communication Studies—Select one:
COMM 351 Public Speaking (4)
COMM 352 Women and Words (4)
COMM 353 Speech for the Classroom Teacher (4)
COMM 362 Introduction to Oral Interpretation (4)
COMM 363 Oral Interpretation of the First Person Voice (4)
COMM 364 Oral Interpretation of Children’s Literature (4)
COMM 365 Argumentation and Debate (4)
COMM 366 Persuasion (4)
COMM 521 Group Discussion (4)

AREA II—LIFE SCIENCE, PHYSICAL SCIENCE, AND MATHEMATICS

Life Science—Select one:
Prerequisite: a college course in biology.
BIOL 300 Nature Study*
BIOL 310 Biology for Today's World*
BIOL 313 Principles of Ecology*
BIOL 318 Our Endangered Planet*
BIOL 326 Disease!
BIOL 327 AIDS: Biology of the Modern Epidemic
BIOL 330 Human Sexuality
BIOL 333 The Genetic Revolution
Physical Science—Select one:
ASTR 350 History of Astronomy (Prerequisite: ASTR 115.)
CHEM 380 Chemistry Behind Environmental Pollution (Prerequisite: CHEM 115.)
GEOL 302 The Violent Earth
GEOL/METR/OCN 309 Investigating Land, Sea, and Air Interactions*
METR 302 The Violent Atmosphere and Ocean

AREA III—BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

S S 300 Social Sciences Core I and
S S 301 Social Sciences Core II

AREA IV—CREATIVE ARTS AND HUMANITIES

HUM 425 Thought and Image I and
CA 426 Thought and Image II

EMPHASIS PATTERN BEYOND THE CORE

Students select one of the following emphasis patterns. A minimum of twelve semester units beyond the Core must be taken according to the specific instructions of the pattern with at least six units at the upper division level.

Area I—Communication, Language, and Literature Emphasis Patterns

ENGLISH LANGUAGE: LITERATURE, LANGUAGE, AND COMMUNICATION PATTERN

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Complete one course in each category, for a total of four courses. Note that a course used to fulfill the prerequisite or core requirement may not be used to fulfill an emphasis requirement.

Category A—Required Literature Course
ENG 475 Fundamentals of Literary Analysis
Category B—Additional Literature Course
Take another literature course, selected with the approval of a liberal studies adviser, that focuses on the analysis of fictional, poetic, and/or dramatic literary texts written in or translated into English from any of the following programs: American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Africana Studies, Chinese, Classics, Comparative and World Literature, Creative Writing, English, Ethnic Studies, French, German, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Italian, Humanities, Modern Greek Studies, Raza, Russian, Spanish, Theatre Arts, or Women Studies.
Category C—Language (choose one)
COMM 331 Verbal and Non-verbal Symbols (4)
COMM 410 American Phonetics (4)
COMM 411 Language for Teachers (4)
COMM 508 Children's Communication (4)
COMM 561 Introduction to General Semantics (4)
ENG 420 Introduction to the Study of Language
ENG 421 The Structure of English
ENG 424 Phonology and Morphology
ENG 425 Language of Context
ENG 426 Second Language Acquisition
ENG 657 Grammar and Rhetoric of the Sentence
Category D—Communication (choose one)
AA S 406 Asian American Workshop in Creative Writing
AFRS 440 Black Oratory
COMM 300-599 Any course in speech and communication studies from 300 to 599 (4)
CW 520 Writers on Writing
THA 450 Children’s Literature and Oral Experiences
THA 451 Storytelling and Folk Literature
THA 452 Theatre in Education
WOMS 301 Women in Groups: Communication and Process
WOMS 302 Translating Women’s Communication

LITERATURE AND ORAL PERFORMANCE PATTERN

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.

Choose two courses from Category A and two courses from Category B. Note that a course used to fulfill a prerequisite or core requirement may not be used to fulfill an emphasis requirement.

Category A—Literature
Two courses, selected with the approval of a liberal studies adviser that focus primarily on the analysis of fictional, poetic, and/or dramatic literary texts from any of the following programs: American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Africana Studies, Chinese, Classics, Comparative and World Literature, Creative Writing, English, Ethnic Studies, French, German, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Italian, Humanities, Modern Greek Studies, Raza, Russian, Spanish, Theatre Arts, or Women Studies.
Category B—Oral Performance of Literature
Two courses from any of the following:
COMM 352 Women and Words (4)
COMM 362 Introduction to Oral Interpretation (4)
COMM 363 Oral Interpretation of the First Person Voice (4)
COMM 364 Oral Interpretation of Children’s Literature (4)
COMM 697 Performance Theory and Practice in Communication (4)
THA 450 Children’s Literature and Oral Experiences
THA 451 Storytelling and Folk Literature
THA 452 Theater in Education
THA/JS 534 Performing Yiddish Theatre

LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES OTHER THAN ENGLISH PATTERNS

Students must select four courses in one of the language groups from the lists below. At least six of the units chosen must be upper division. Note: First-year language courses do not count toward the emphasis.

Chinese (select four courses)
CHIN 103 Third Semester Chinese (5)
CHIN 311 Conversation and Reading
CHIN 312 Speech and Writing
CHIN 401 Advanced Chinese
CHIN 411 Media Chinese
CHIN 501 Introduction to Classical Chinese
CHIN 507 Traditional Chinese Culture
CHIN 521 20th Century Fiction
CHIN 525 Chinese Applied Linguistics
Classical Languages (select four courses)
GRE 202 Intermediate Ancient Greek (5) or
LATN 202 Intermediate Latin (5)
Plus three upper division courses in Latin or Ancient Greek
French (select four courses)
FR 215 Intermediate French I
FR 216 Intermediate French II
FR 301 French Phonetics
FR 304 Advanced Grammar
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
FR 501 La Littérature Française à Travers Les Siècles: Thèmes et Genres
German (select four courses)
GER 207 Intermediate German
GER 301 German in Review
GER 305 Advanced Grammar and Composition
GER 325 Applied German Linguistics: Phonetics and Phonemics
GER 401 German Culture and Civilization
GER 502 Contemporary Germany
GER 510     German Literature I
GER 511 German Literature II
Italian (select four courses)
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 (select four courses)
JAPN 103 Third Semester Japanese (5)
JAPN 250 Intensive Study of Kanji
JAPN 301 Japanese Conversation
JAPN 302 Japanese Reading and Grammar
JAPN 305 Advanced Conversation and Composition I
JAPN 306 Advanced Conversation and Composition II
JAPN 309 Advanced Readings in Japanese
JAPN 325 Practical Linguistics in Japanese
JAPN 401 Topics in Japanese Culture (all topics)
JAPN 510 Modern Japanese Literature
Russian (select four courses)
RUSS 103 Third Semester Russian (5)
RUSS 104 Fourth Semester Russian (5)
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
RUSS 510 Russian Literature I
RUSS 511 Russian Literature II
Spanish (select four courses)
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
SPAN 595 Senior Survey in Spanish or Spanish American Literature

AREA II—LIFE SCIENCE, PHYSICAL SCIENCE, AND MATHEMATICS EMPHASIS PATTERNS

Choose one of the following patterns and take a minimum of twelve units as described below. No course may count toward both the Area II Emphasis and the Physical Science or Life Science core.

EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE PATTERN

Select one course from each category, including at least one course with a laboratory experience. At least six units must be upper division.

Category A—Astronomy (select one)
ASTR 115/116 Introduction to Astronomy/Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory (3/1)
ASTR 350 History of Astronomy
Category B—Geology (select one)
GEOL 105 History of Life
GEOL 110 Physical Geology (4)
GEOL 270    Environmental Geology
GEOL 302 The Violent Earth
GEOL 350 Geology of the National Parks
GEOL 356 Geology of California
Category C—Meteorology (select one)
METR 100/101 Introduction to Meteorology/Introduction to Meteorology Laboratory (3/1)
METR 302 The Violent Atmosphere and Ocean
METR 356 California Weather Events
Category D—Integrated Geosciences (select one)
GEOL/METR 102/103 Introduction to Oceanography/Introduction to Oceanography Laboratory (3/1)
GEOL/METR/OCN 309 Land, Sea, and Air Interactions
GEOL/METR/OCN 405 Planetary Climate Change (4)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE PATTERN

Select at least one course from Category A and at least one from Category B, including at least one course with a laboratory experience. At least six units must be upper division.

Category A—Life Sciences
BIOL 313 Principles of Ecology
BIOL 317 California’s Ecological Legacy
BIOL 318 Our Endangered Planet
Category B—Physical Sciences/Engineering
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry (5)
CHEM 380 Chemistry Behind Environmental Pollution
ENGR 210 Introduction to Environmental Pollution Control
ENGR 220 Energy, Resources, and Conservation
GEOG 402 The Climatic Challenge
GEOL 270 Environmental Geology
GEOL/METR/OCN 405 Planetary Climate Change

LIFE SCIENCE PATTERN

Select at least one course from Category A and one from Category B, including at least one course with a laboratory experience. (BIOL 310 cannot count for both.) Remaining courses can be selected from any category. At least six units must be upper division.

Category A—Cells, Genetics, and Physiology

BIOL 230

Introductory Biology I (5)

BIOL 310

Biology for Today’s World

BIOL 326

Disease!

BIOL 333

Genetic Revolution

BIOL 610

Principles of Human Physiology

Category B—Organismal Biology, Ecology, and Evolution

BIOL 100/101

Human Biology/Human Biology Laboratory (3/1)

BIOL 150

World of Plants

BIOL 160

Marine Biology

BIOL 170

Animal Diversity

BIOL 240

Introductory Biology II (5)

BIOL 300

Nature Study

BIOL 305

Marine Animals and Plants of the California Coast

BIOL 310

Biology for Today’s World

BIOL 313

Principles of Ecology

BIOL 317

California’s Ecological Legacy

BIOL 318

Our Endangered Planet

Category C—Other Courses

BIOL 327

AIDS: Biology of the Modern Epidemic

BIOL 330

Human Sexuality

CHEM 115

General Chemistry I: Essential Concepts of Chemistry (5)

MATHEMATICS: K–8 MATHEMATICS PATTERN

Choose four courses; at least six units must be upper division.

ASTR 321 Observational Astronomy Laboratory (2)
GEOG 203 Geographical Measurement
HIST 661 Introduction to SPSS
MATH 110 Mathematics for Business Analysis
MATH 124 Elementary Statistics
MATH 226 Calculus I (4)
MATH 365 Advanced Number Systems
MATH 565 Concepts of Geometry, Measurement, and Probability
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

MATHEMATICS: CALCULUS-BASED PATTERN

Choose four courses; at least six units must be upper division.

MATH 226 Calculus I (4)
MATH 227 Calculus II (4)
MATH 228 Calculus III (4)
MATH 300 History of Mathematics
MATH 301 Exploration and Proof (3-4)
MATH 310 Number Theory
MATH 324 Probability and Statistics with Computing
MATH 325 Linear Algebra
MATH 350 Geometry

PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY PATTERN

Students selecting this pattern must complete at least twelve units, six of which must be upper division. No course may double count toward both the Area II Emphasis and the Physical Science core.

Category A—Physics (choose one)
PHYS 101/102 Conceptual Physics/Conceptual Physics Laboratory (3/1)
PHYS 111/112 General Physics I/General Physics I Laboratory (3/1)
PHYS 121/122 General Physics II/General Physics II Laboratory (3/1)
SCI 140 Physics and Chemistry Concepts
Category B—Astronomy (choose one)
ASTR 115/116 Introduction to Astronomy/Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory (3/1)
ASTR 240 Planetarium Astronomy (2)
Category C—History of Science (choose one)
ASTR 350 History of Astronomy
PHIL 365 Science and Civilization

Area III—Behavioral and Social Sciences Emphasis Patterns

Select a minimum of twelve units from one of the following patterns.

ANTHROPOLOGY PATTERN

Select at least one course in each category.

Category A—Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 120 Introductory Social and Cultural Anthropology [CAN ANTH 4]
ANTH 310 Family, Kin, and Community
ANTH 315 Regional Ethnography [all topics]
ANTH/CST 320 Racism: Cross-cultural Analysis
ANTH 321 Endangered Cultures
ANTH 332 Human Variation Today (4)
ANTH/AMST 352 Peoples and Cultures of California
ANTH/URBS 555 Urban Anthropology
ANTH 569/HMSX 567 Cross-cultural Aspects of Sex and Gender
Category B—Archaeology
ANTH 110 Introduction to Archaeology [CAN ANTH 6]
ANTH 471 The Ancient Maya
ANTH 475 Ancient South America
ANTH 481 Archaeology of the Far East

ECONOMICS PATTERN

Category A—Introduction to Economic Analysis (take both)
ECON 100 Introduction to Macroeconomic Analysis [CAN ECON 2]
ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis [CAN ECON 4]
Category B—Intermediate Economic Theory (choose one)
ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Category C—Applications
Choose any other upper division course in economics, except ECON 305.

ETHNIC STUDIES PATTERN

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 410 Perspectives of Native California Indians
AIS 460 Power and Politics in American Indian History
AA S 200 History of Asian Americans
AA S 300 Asian Americans in California
AA S 310 Chinese in America: Beginning to Exclusion
AA S 331 Japanese Americans in the U.S.
AA S 370 Vietnamese in America
AA S 380 Koreans in America
AA S 456 Filipinos in America: Problems of Transition
AFRS 300 From Africa to Olmec America: Ancient African Prehistory and History
AFRS 301 Africa in Global Perspective
AFRS 302 Black Diaspora
AFRS 303 Afro-American History
AFRS 304 Black People and the American Experience
AFRS 312 Kalifia: The Black Heritage in California
RAZA 315 La Raza in California
RAZA 376 History of La Raza in the United States
RAZA 460 Central Americans of the U.S.: History and Heritage
RAZA 465 Mexican-Americans: History and Heritage
Category B—Psycho-cultural
AIS 470 American Indian Ethnicity: Problems in Identity
AIS 530 American Indian Psychology
AA S 315 Chinese American Personality
AA S 335 Japanese American Personality
AA S 355 Psyche and Behavior of Filipinos
AA S 375 Vietnamese American Identity
AFRS 111 Black Cultures and Personalities
AFRS 200 Introduction to Black Psychology
AFRS 215 Introduction to Black Family Studies
AFRS 515 Black Family Studies
AFRS 525 Black Child Development
AFRS 678 Excellence and Equity: Black Children and Youth
RAZA 280 Acculturation Problems of La Raza
RAZA 500 La Raza Community Mental Health
RAZA 510 Psychodynamics of the La Raza Family Structure
RAZA 575 Raza Culture and Identity
Category C—American Women of Color
AIS 420 American Indian Women
AA S 603 Asian American Women
AFRS 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
AA S 680 Community: Changes and Development
AA S 688 Community Service Internship
AA S 695 Seminar on Contemporary Asian American Communities
AFRS 340 Economics of the Black Community
AFRS 516 Research Methods in the Black Community
AFRS 551 Fieldwork in Africana Studies
ETHS 697 Field Research or Internship in Ethnic Studies
RAZA 680 La Raza and Community Organizing
RAZA 690 Raza Community Fieldwork
Category E—Comparative Ethnic Studies
AA S 550 Asian Americans of Mixed Heritage
ETHS 100 Introduction to 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
ETHS 625 Mixed Race Studies: A Comparative Focus
ETHS 640 Race and Sexual Migration
RAZA 430 Race, Crime, and Justice
Category F—Politics, Government, and People of Color
AIS 205 American Indians and U.S. Laws
AA S 205 Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions
AFRS 320 Black Politics, Mass Movements, and Liberation Themes
AFRS 375 Law and the Black Community
AFRS 376 Government, the Constitution, and Black Citizens
AFRS 660 The Civil Rights Movement and Education
ETHS 665 Asian American Community and Public Policy
RAZA 276 La Raza, Government, Ideals, and Constitution
RAZA 660 Chicano/Latino Politics

FAMILY STUDIES PATTERN

Category A—Children, Youth, and Families (select one)
CFS 320 Children and Families
CFS 321 Adolescents and Families
Category B—Social and Historical Contexts and Issues (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 Family Systems (4)
Category C—Communication (select one)
COMM 503 Gender and Communication (4)
COMM 515 Family Communication (4)

GEOGRAPHY PATTERN

Select at least one course from each of the following categories.

Category A—Foundation Skills and Principles in Spatial Thinking
GEOG 101 Our Physical Environment
GEOG 107 World Regions and Interrelations
GEOG 203 Geographical Measurement
Category B—Regional Interpretation
GEOG 550 Geography of the U.S. and Canada
GEOG 552 Geography of California
GEOG 570 Regional Studies: Selected Regions [all topics]
GEOG 572 Geography of Latin America
Category C—Spatial Analysis and Current Affairs
GEOG 421 Future Environments
GEOG 455 Geography of Ethnic Communities
GEOG/ENVS 600 Environmental Problems and Solutions
GEOG 652/URBS 561 San Francisco Bay Area Environmental Issues

HEALTH, KINESIOLOGY, AND RECREATION PATTERN

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—Problems and Issues
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 PATTERN

Select one course from each of the three categories and a fourth course from any category for a minimum of twelve units. NOTE: At least six of the units must be upper division.

Category A—The United States
HIST 121 History of the U.S. Since Reconstruction
HIST 420 American Colonial History
HIST 422 The Founding of the American Nation
HIST 424 History of the U.S. 1827-1877
HIST 426 History of the U.S. 1877-1916
HIST 427 History of the U.S. 1916-1945
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 470 The U.S. Constitution to 1877
HIST 471 The U.S. Constitution Since 1877
Category B—Europe and the Mediterranean
HIST 110 History of Western Civilization I
HIST 111 History of Western Civilization II
HIST 320 Archaic and Classical Greece
HIST 321 Hellenistic Greece
HIST 322 The Roman Republic
HIST 323 Imperial Rome
HIST 330 The Early Middle Ages
HIST 331 The High Middle Ages
HIST 334 The Renaissance
HIST 344 19th Century Europe
Category C—Global History
HIST 114 World History to 1500
HIST 115 World History Since 1500
HIST 500 Colonial Latin America
HIST 501 Latin America: The National Period
HIST 550 Social Change in Modern Latin America
HIST 569 Ancient Chinese Civilization
HIST 570 Imperial China
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 PATTERN

Category A—Foundations (take both courses)
I R 308 Fundamentals of International Relations: Theories, Issues, and Perspectives (4)
I R 312/PLSI 302 International Political Economy (4)
Category B—Foreign Policy Studies (take one course from among the following)
I R 310 U.S. Foreign Policy (4)
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)
I R 327 Europe: Forming a More Perfect Union (4)
I R 328 Domestic and Foreign Policy: Post-Communist Regions (4)

POLITICAL SCIENCE PATTERN

Select one course from each of the following categories.

Category A—American Politics
PLSI/JOUR 464 Media and Politics (4)
PLSI 466 Racial Politics and American Democracy (4)
PLSI 467 Politics and Women in the U.S. (4)
PLSI 477 Congress and the Presidency (4)
PLSI 552 Individual Rights in the Constitution (4)
Category B—Comparative Politics
PLSI 411 East Asian Politics (4)
PLSI 417 Gender, Equality, and Politics: A Comparative Perspective (4)
PLSI 416 Ethnicity and Nationalism (4)
Category C—Political Theory
PLSI 351 Political Theory: The Classical Tradition (4)
PLSI 352 Reformation to the 19th Century (4)
PLSI 353 Political Theory: The 20th Century (4)
PLSI 370 Classical Marxism (4)
PLSI 360 Development of American Political Thought (4)

PSYCHOLOGY PATTERN

The prerequisite for this pattern is an introductory course in psychology; i.e., PSY 200.

Category A—Foundations (select both)
PSY 400 Introduction into Research in Psychology (4)
PSY 431 Developmental Psychology
Category B—Cognitive Development (select one)
PSY 432 Cognitive Development: Language, Thinking, and Perception
PSY 491 Learning
PSY 494 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 496 Cognitive Science: Models of Human Psychology
PSY 498 Cognitive Neuroscience: Psychological Models
PSY 531 Psycholinguistics
PSY 581 Physiological Psychology I
Category C—Social Development (select one)
PSY 430 Adolescent Psychology
PSY 433 Social, Emotional, and Personality Development
PSY 435 Behavior Problems of Children
PSY/HMSX 436 The Development of Femaleness and Maleness (4)
PSY 441 The Psychology of the Family
PSY 451 Theories of Personality

SOCIOLOGY PATTERN

Category A—Interpersonal Perspectives (select one)
SOC 340 Social Psychology (4)
SOC 362 Social Construction of Deviance and Conformity (4)
Category B—Institutional Perspectives (select one)
SOC 464 Families and Society (4)
SOC 466 Society and Education (4)
SOC 469 Gender and Society (4)
SOC 477 Environmental Sociology (4)
Category C—Global Perspectives (select one)
SOC 461 Ethnic Relations: International Comparisons (4)
SOC 471 Societal Change and Development (4)
SOC 480 City in a Global Society (4)
SOC 482 Global Immigration and Immigrants (4)
SOC 483 Global Sociology (4)

URBAN STUDIES PATTERN

Category A—Conceptual Foundations (select one)
URBS 400/HIST 489 Dynamics of the American City
Category B—Policy and Planning (select one)
URBS/PLSI 480 Policy Analysis (4)
URBS/GEOG 658 Land Use Planning (4)
Category C—Current Urban Issues (select two)
URBS/GEOG 433 Urban Transportation (4)
URBS/PLSI 513/GEOG 668 Politics, Law, and Urban Environment (4)
URBS/PLSI/LABR 570 Urban Health Policy
URBS/PLSI 580 Urban Housing
URBS/HED 582 Homelessness and Public Policy

Area IV: Creative Arts and Humanities Emphasis Patterns

Students must take a minimum of 12 units in one of the following patterns.

CREATIVE ARTS PATTERN

The student is required to complete at least 12 units of creative arts course work, and at least 6 of these must be at the upper division level. Of the 12 units, students must select 3 units from Category A, History and 3 units from Category B, Theory/Criticism. The remaining 6 units may be selected from any course on this list.

Category A—History
ART 201 Western Art History I
ART 202 Western Art History II
ART 204 Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
ART 205 Asian Art History
ART 500/RAZA 350 Pre-Hispanic Art of Mexico
ART 501 Women and Art: The 20th 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 [all topics]
MUS 530 Musics of the Middle East and India
MUS 531 Musics of North and Southeast Asia
MUS 532 Musics of Central and South 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
Category B—Theory/Criticism
AIS 320 American Indian Music
AIS 225 American Indian Art
AA S 444 Japanese American Art and Expression
AA S 693 Asian Americans and the Mass Media
AFRS 204 Introduction to Black Creative Arts
AFRS 221 Afro-American Music: A 20th Century Survey
AFRS 225 Images and Issues in Black Visual Media
AFRS 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)
CA 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 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
AA S 308 Photographic Exploration of Asian America
AFRS/DANC 617 Black Dance Experience
BECA 580 Media in Community Service
DANC 399 Dance Rehearsal and Performance (1)
DANC 461 Principles of Dance Production and Management
DANC/AFRS 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 325 Graphic Design I: Introduction
DAI 326 Graphic Reproduction Technology I
DAI 327 Industrial Visuals
DAI 342 Metals Manufacturing
DAI 344 Plastics Technology I
CA 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)
THA 305 Design Graphics for Stage and Screen
THA 451 Storytelling and Folk Literature
WOMS 303 Women as Creative Agents

HUMANITIES EMPHASIS PATTERNS

Students must select a minimum of twelve units in one of the following patterns. NOTE: There is no required sequence, but it is recommended students begin with a lower division course.

American Cultural Studies Pattern

Select four courses:
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 [only one American city may be included]
HUM 495 Architecture and American Life
HUM/RAZA 520 North and South American Cultural Expression

Asian Cultural Studies Pattern

Select four courses:
HUM 130 Humanities: Major Works
HUM 220 Values and Culture
HUM 375 Biography of a City [Asian/Middle Eastern cities only]
HUM 526 Culture of Japan
HUM 527 Culture of Tibet
HUM 530 Chinese Civilization

Cities Studies Pattern

Select four cities:
HUM 375 Biography of a City [all topics]
HUM 376 San Francisco

Cross-cultural Studies Pattern

Select four courses:
HUM 130 Humanities: Major Works
HUM 220 Values and Culture
HUM 301 Styles and Expressive Forms
HUM 320 Music, Ideas, and Culture
HUM 345 Humanism and Mysticism
HUM 360 Styles of African Cultural Expression
HUM 510 Comparative Form and Culture
HUM/RAZA 520 North and South American Cultural Expression
JS/HUM/PHIL 501 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

European Cultural Studies Pattern

Select four courses:
HUM 130 Humanities: Major Works
HUM 220 Values and Culture
HUM 367 Nietzsche
HUM 375 Biography of City [European cities only]
CLAS 410/HUM 401 Classical Culture: Greece
CLAS 415/HUM 402 Classical Culture: Rome
HIST 330/HUM 403 The Early Middle Ages
HUM 407 Romanticism and Impressionism

PHILOSOPHY PATTERN

Select one course from each category.

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
AFRS 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
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 525 The Nature of Religious Experience

PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION PATTERN

Complete the required courses for Categories A, B, and C, and select one course from Category D for a total of four courses.

Category A—Introduction
PHIL 105 Introduction to Philosophy and Religion
Category B—Nature of Religious Experience
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
PHIL 302 Medieval Philosophy
PHIL/HUM/JS 501 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
PHIL 510 Far Eastern Philosophy and Religion [all topics]
RAZA 440 Caribbean Cultures and Spirituality

INTEGRATED STUDIES EMPHASIS PATTERNS

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations Pattern

Select a minimum of twelve units, including at least one course from each category, and take courses that together reflect at least three different civilizations. Note: Some of the courses may combine two or more traditions.

Category A—Language and Literature
AFRS 270 Egyptian Languages (Hieroglyphics)
CLAR 502 Ancient Egyptian Language and Literature
CLAS 330 Ancient Epic Tales
CLAS 360 Greek and Roman Mythology
CWL 430 Heroic Tales of the Mediterranean
JS 415 The Hebrew Bible
Any upper-division course in ancient Greece (Prerequisite: GRE 202.)
Any upper-division course in Latin (Prerequisite: LATN 202.)
Category B—History, Culture, and Civilization
AFRS 305 Ancient Egypt
CLAR 500 Ancient Egyptian Civilization
CLAR 507 Ancient Roman Civilizations I
CLAR 508 Ancient Roman Civilizations II
CLAR 515 Ancient Greek Civilization I
CLAR 516 Ancient Greek Civilization II
CLAS 410 Classical Culture: Greece
CLAS 415 Classical Culture: Rome
CLAS 490 History of Ideas in the Ancient Classical World
HIST 320 Archaic and Classical Greece
HIST 321 Hellenistic Greece
HIST 322 Roman Republic
HIST 323 Imperial Rome
PHIL 301 Ancient Philosophy

California Studies Pattern

Select one course from each category.

Category A—California Studies Core
HIST 450 History of California
Category B—California Artistic and Cultural Landscapes
HUM 376 San Francisco
HUM 450/AMST 410 California Culture
HM 421 California Food, Wine, and Culture
Category C—California Social and Ethnic Landscapes
AA S 300 Asian Americans in California
AIS 410 Perspectives of Native California Indians
ANTH/AMST 352 Peoples and Cultures of California
ANTH 356 Archaeology of California
AFRS 312 Kalifia: The Black Heritage of California
PLSI 473 California Politics
PLSI 475 San Francisco Political Issues
RAZA 315 La Raza in California
RAZA 660 Chicano/Latino Politics
Category D—California Environment Landscapes
BIOL 300 Nature Study
BIOL 305 Marine Plants and Animals of the California Coast
GEOG 552 Geography of California
GEOG 651 San Francisco Bay Area Environmental Issues
GEOL 272 Earthquakes and the San Andreas Fault
GEOL 350 Geology of the National Parks
GEOL 356 Geology of California
METR 356 California Weather Events

Gender, Culture, and Representation Pattern

Select one course each from Category A, B, and C, and one additional course from Categories B or C.

Category A—Overview
COMM 503 Gender and Communication (4)
WOMS 200 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies
WOMS 533 Men, Women, and Cultural Change
Category B—Comparative Perspectives on Gender and Culture
ANTH 415 Culture and Sex in East Asia
ANTH 569/HMSX 567 Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality
ETHS 640 Race and Sexual Migration
WOMS/RAZA 445 Gendered Borders: Latinas and Globalization
WOMS 512 Feminist Approaches to Sexual Identities and Cultures
WOMS 565 Women in the Muslim and Arab Worlds
WOMS 571 Women, Poverty, and Globalization
WOMS 595/ANTH 590 Anthropology of Women
Category C—Gender Representations
CINE 404 Gender and Film
COMM 352 Women and Words (4)
ENG 614 Women in Literature: Authors and Characters [all topics]
JS/ENG/WOMS 546 20th Century American Jewish Women Writers
WOMS 304 Gender and Popular Culture
WOMS 541 Women Writers and Social Change
WOMS/HMSX 551 Lesbian and Queer Perspectives on Literature and Media
WOMS 561 Women of Color in the U.S.
WOMS 564 Women, Writers, and Colonialism

Jewish Studies Pattern

Select one course from each category.

Category A—General Jewish Studies
JS 300 Introduction to Jewish Studies
JS 320/HIST 635 The Jewish Historical Experience
Category B—Religion
JS 310 Jewish Thought and Culture
JS 410/PHIL 514 Kabbalah and Jewish Spirituality
JS/PHIL 415 The Hebrew Bible
Category C—Modernity
JS 340 American Jewish Family and Identity
JS/IR/PLSI 430 Israeli Democracy, Politics, and Society
JS/HIST 633 Modern Jewish History
Category D—Topics in Jewish Studies
JS/HIST 317 The Holocaust and Genocide
JS 350 Jewish Studies and Social Responsibility
JS/CWL 437/ENG 533 Holocaust and Literature
JS/HUM/PHIL 501 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
JS/ENG/WOMS 546 20th Century American Jewish Women Writers

Multidisciplinary Ethnic Studies Pattern

Select one course from four of the five categories for a total of twelve units. Note: At least six of the units chosen must be upper division.

Category A—History
AIS 150 American Indian History in the U.S.
AIS 410 Perspectives of Native California Indians
AIS 460 Power and Politics in American Indian History
AA S 200 History of Asian Americans
AA S 300 Asian Americans in California
AA S 310 Chinese in America: Beginning to Exclusion
AA S 331 Japanese Americans in the U.S.
AA S 370 Vietnamese in America
AA S 380 Koreans in America
AA S 456 Filipinos in America: Problems of Transition
AFRS 300 From Africa to Olmec America: Ancient African Prehistory and History
AFRS 301 Africa in Global Perspective
AFRS 302 Black Diaspora
AFRS 303 Afro-American History
AFRS 304 Black People and the American Experience
AFRS 312 Kalifia: Black Heritage in California
RAZA 315 La Raza in California
RAZA 376 History of La Raza in the U.S.
RAZA 435 La Raza Oral History and Traditions
RAZA 460 Central Americans: History and Heritage
RAZA 465 Mexican-Americans: History and Heritage
Category B—Literature
AIS 162 American Indian Oral Literature
AIS 360 Modern American Indian Authors
AA S 206 Asian American Literature
AA S 322 Chinese American Culture, Language, and Literature
AA S 363 Survey of Philippine Literature
AA S 372 Vietnamese American Literature
AA S 502 Asian American Children/Teen Literature
AFRS 210 Introduction to Black Literature
AFRS 411 African/African-American Literature
AFRS 420 Black Fiction
RAZA 230 Introduction to Contemporary Raza Literature
RAZA 455 Resistance Literature of America
RAZA 560 Contemporary Literature of La Raza
ARAB/CWL/ETHS 450 Arabic and Arab American Literature
Category C—Intra-spective
AIS 420 American Indian Women
AIS 470 American Indian Ethnicity: Problems in Identity
AIS 530 American Indian Psychology
AA S 315 Chinese American Personality
AA S 335 Japanese American Personality
AA S 355 Psyche and Behavior of Filipinos
AA S 375 Vietnamese American Identity
AA S 575 Asian American Community Health Issues
AA S 603 Asian American Women
AFRS 111 Black Cultures and Personalities
AFRS 200 Introduction to Black Psychology
AFRS 215 Introduction to Black Family Studies
AFRS 335 The Black Woman: A Cultural Analysis
AFRS 515 Black Family Studies
AFRS 525 Black Child Development
AFRS 678 Excellence and Equity: Black Children and Youth
ETHS 125 Introduction to Health Assessment in American Ethnic Communities
ETHS 571 Women, Class, and Race
RAZA 210 Latino Health Care Perspectives
RAZA 280 Acculturation Problems of La Raza
RAZA 410 La Raza Women
RAZA 500 La Raza Community Mental Health
RAZA 510 Psychodynamics of the La Raza Family Structure
RAZA 575 Raza Culture and Identity
RAZA 640 Sociological Perspectives of La Raza
Category D—Humanities and Creative Arts
Humanities
AIS 410 American Indian Religion and Philosophy
AFRS 280 Introduction to African Philosophy
AFRS 450 African Philosophy and Cosmology
RAZA 475 Aztec Philosophy
RAZA 570 Raza World Views and Philosophy
Creative Arts
AIS 320 American Indian Music
AIS 225 American Indian Art
AA S 308 Photographic Exploration of Asian America
AA S 444 Japanese American Art and Expression
AA S 693 Asian Americans and the Mass Media
AFRS 204 Black Creative Arts
AFRS 221 Afro-American Music: A 20th Century Survey
AFRS 225 Images and Issues in Black Visual Media
AFRS 400 Black Arts and Humanities
AFRS/DANC 617 Black Dance Experience
RAZA 320 Art History of La Raza
RAZA 350/ART 500 Pre-Hispanic Art of Mexico
RAZA 425 Comparative Music Folklore
RAZA 490 La Raza Teatro Workshop
RAZA 530 La Raza and the Media
Category E—Comparative Ethnic and Racial Studies
AA S 550 Asian Americans of Mixed Heritage
ETHS 100 Introduction to 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
ETHS 360 Cultural Dialogues and Ethnic Literature
ETHS 625 Mixed Race Studies
ETHS 640 Race and Sexual Migration
RAZA 430 Race, Crime, and Justice

ADDITIONAL SUBJECT MATTER PREPARATION PROGRAM RECOMMENDED FOR STUDENTS PURSUING THE MULTIPLE SUBJECT CREDENTIAL

Students seeking the Multiple Subject Credential must pass the CSET: Multiple Subjects examination (formerly, MSAT). To prepare for the CSET, students are advised to complete the subject matter preparation program, which includes the liberal studies major plus the recommended subject matter courses listed below. By completing this program, students will have studied all of the subject matter areas covered by the CSET. The additional subject matter program no longer waives the CSET, but serves as a preparation program for the CSET and for elementary school teaching. While it is recommended that students complete the entire program, they may choose only those classes they feel they need to prepare for teaching and the CSET. It is also recommended that students take LS 100, which introduces them to the program and helps in learning how best to use the courses listed below to prepare for the CSET.

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

Note that many of the courses listed below may fulfill GE and other graduation requirements.

Field Experience (choose one)

AFRS 551 Fieldwork in Africana Studies
ENG 656 Reading Theory and Methods
ENG 696 Student Experience in Schools
HIST/SS 681 Community Service Learning in the Schools

Composition

ENG 416 Junior Composition (passing JEPET or ENG 414 is a prerequisite)

Language and Linguistics (choose one)

COMM 331 Verbal and Nonverbal Symbols (4)
COMM 411 Language for Teachers (4)
COMM 508 Children's Communication (4)
ENG 420 Introduction to the Study of Language
PSY 531 Psycholinguistics

Mathematics

MATH 165 Concepts of the Number System for the Elementary Grades and
MATH 565 Concepts of Geometry, Measurement, and Probability

Science

SCI 140 Essential Concepts of Physics and Chemistry and
BIOL 100/101 Human Biology or
BIOL 150 The World of Plants

World History/Culture

HIST 114 World History to 1500

U.S. History (choose one)

AFRS 304 Black People and the American Experience
ETHS 600 History of U.S. People of Color: Comparative Analysis
HIST 120 History of the U.S. through Reconstruction
HIST 464 American Ethnic and Racial Relations I: 1740–1890
WOMS 150 Women in American History and Society

U.S. Government (choose one)

AIS 205 American Indians and U.S. Laws
AA S 205 Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions
AFRS 376 Government, the Constitution, and Black Citizens
PLSI 200 American Politics
RAZA 276 La Raza, Government, Ideals, and Constitution
WOMS 160 Women, Politics, and Citizenship

California History (choose one)

GEOG 552 Geography of California (also covers Geography content area)
HIST 450 History of California

Geography (choose one)

GEOG 101 Physical Environment
GEOG 102 The Human Environment
GEOG 103 Geographic Techniques
GEOG 107 World Regions and Interrelationships
GEOG 552 Geography of California (also covers California History content area)

Human Development (choose one)

AFRS 525 Black Child Development
CFS 320 Children and Families
PSY 330 Child Development
REC 380 Developmental Play Processes

Diverse Perspectives

Select one course from the list of approved General Education Segment II courses designated as meeting the American Ethnic and Racial Minorities (AERM) requirement.

Physical Education

KIN 401 Elementary School Physical Education, K–5

Visual and Performing Arts (choose two)

ART 450 Art for Children
DANC 340 Creative Dance in Basic Subject Development
MUS 601 Music for Children
THA 451 Storytelling and Folk Literature

Health (choose one)

AA S 575 Asian American Community Health Issues
CFS 355 Nutrition for Wellness
ETHS 125 Introduction to Health in American Ethnic Communities
HED 310 Health in Society
HED 630 Elementary School Health
HED 660 Health Issues of Youth in Schools and Communities
RAZA 210 Latino Health Care Perspectives


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