Area II Coordinator—Leigh Auleb
Advisers—Auleb, Bruno, Gutierrez, Tabatabaian
Area III Coordinator—Susan Taylor
Advisers—Busacca, Collier, Flynne, Kroeker, Loewy, Miller
Area IV Creative Arts Coordinator—Jim Davis
Area IV Humanities and Foreign Languages Coordinator—Ruth Knier
Advisers—Knier, Steier, Martin (Foreign Languages)
NEXA Coordinator—David Meredith
Advisers for students with no emphasis—Chuck, Goldsmith, Smith
B.A. in Liberal Studies: Concentration in NEXA
Before meeting with an individual adviser, Liberal Studies majors must attend a Liberal Studies workshop on Advising Day or at the Advising Center 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. Liberal Studies majors with a touch tone phone may call 338-1510 for a recording containing up-to-date information about advising and special events of interest to Liberal Studies majors.
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.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES
Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (see course listing in the Announcement of Courses section).
As soon as possible after declaring the major, each student must consult with an adviser in the student's chosen area of emphasis to discuss the Liberal Studies major, Liberal Studies program (credential candidates), the selection of courses, the preparation of the planning worksheet, and the academic statement. This statement must explain:
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 are in courses which fulfill specific subject matter requirements and some electives. Courses in this component of the Liberal Studies Program are listed under Additional Subject Matter Requirements in the Multiple Subject Credential Waiver Program at the end of the course listings for the major.
Additional informational materials on the major and the program are available from the Advising Center, Liberal Studies area advisers and coordinators, and the Office of Undergraduate Studies.
AREA I—Communication, Language, and Literature Literature 3 Speech 4 AREA II—Life Science, Physical Science, and Mathematics Life Sci. 3 Phys. Sci. 3 AREA III—Behavioral and Social Sciences SS 300 3 SS 301 3 AREA IV--Creative Arts, Humanities, and Foreign Languages CHS/HUM 425 3 IAC 426 3 Total for core 25Units in Area of Emphasis. A minimum of six units must be upper division. One area is chosen.
AREA I—Communication, Language, and Literature 12-unit Pattern or AREA II—Life Science, Physical Science, and Mathematics 12-unit Pattern or AREA III—Behavioral and Social Sciences 12-unit Pattern or AREA IV—Creative Arts, Humanities, and Foreign Languages 12-unit Pattern Total for area of emphasis 12Units on Advisement. May be lower or upper division courses. Three units must be taken in each area other than the area of emphasis.
AREA I—Communication, Language, and Literature 0-3 AREA II—Life Science, Physical Science, and Mathematics 0-3 AREA III—Behavioral and Social Sciences 0-3 AREA IV—Creative Arts, Humanities, and Foreign Languages 0-3 Total for electives 9 TOTAL 46 (Minimum 31 upper division units)
Descriptions of all courses as well as any prerequisites and corequisites to courses are in this Bulletin. All prerequisites and corequisites must be met for all courses taken at San Francisco State University.
With adviser and area coordinator approval, courses transferred from other institutions may be used in the core category of the major if they are upper division and equivalent in content to those courses listed in this Bulletin as meeting the core requirements. Lower and/or upper division courses transferred from other institutions may be used in the area of emphasis so long as a minimum of six units in the area of emphasis are upper division and the content of the courses is equivalent to those listed in the Bulletin as meeting the requirements of the chosen area of emphasis. Lower and/or upper division courses transferred from other institutions may be used in the units on advisement category. All residence requirements as stipulated in the Bulletin must be met.
Courses used to meet General Education Basic Subjects (Segment I) requirements may not be used in any category 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.
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 units on advisement.
AAS 322 Chinese American Culture—Language and Literature AAS 363 Survey of Philippine 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 LARA 560 Contemporary Literature of La Raza NEXA 350 Explorations of the Future NEXA 390 The Einsteinian Revolution NEXA 398 John Steinbeck and "Doc" Ricketts: Literature of the Sea 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]and
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
Upon adviser and department approval, students emphasizing Area II may substitute more advanced upper division courses normally taken by majors in these fields.
BIOL 300 Nature Study BIOL 313 Principles of Ecology BIOL 318 Our Endangered Planet BIOL 321 Magic, Myth, and Medicine BIOL 326 Disease! BIOL 333 The Genetic Revolution BIOL 335 Origin of Life
ASTR 350 History of Astronomy CHEM 599 Chemistry, Its Evolution Through the Centuries GEOL 302 The Violent Earth METR 302 The Violent Atmosphere and Ocean PHYS 500 Physics, Its Evolution Through the CenturiesAREA III—BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
SS 300 Social Sciences Core I and SS 301 Social Sciences Core IIAREA IV—CREATIVE ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES
CHS/HUM 425 Thought and Image I and IAC 426 Thought and Image II
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 a course in the Area I core category, 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.
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 Myth in Ancient Epic CLAS 360 Greek and Roman Mythology ENG 150 The Study of Literature ENG 151 The Short Poem in English (CAN ENGL 20) ENG 152 The Novel in English ENG 153 The Drama in English ENG 154 Masterworks of Literature in English ENG 155 Contemporary Literature ENG 158 American Literature ENG 159 Beginning Shakespeare ENG 502 through 586 Period, Genre, Individual Authors ENG 614 Women in Literature: Authors and Characters [all topics acceptable] ENG 616 Science Fiction and Fantasy ENG 618 Studies in Gay and Bisexual Literature [all topics acceptable] ENG 630 The Visionary Child in Literature [topic course–no other topics acceptable] ENG 631 English Literature from Third World Countries ENG 635 Coming of Age in America ENG 655 Studies in Literature for Adolescents LARA 230 Introduction to Contemporary Raza Literature NEXA 386 The Freudian Revolution WOMS 551 Lesbian Literature WCL 230 Introduction to World Literature WCL 250 Fables and Tales WCL 260 Myths of the World WCL 415 The Literary Use of Legend [all topics acceptable] WCL 420 Studies in Comparative Literature [all topics acceptable] WCL 425 Individual Authors [all topics acceptable] WCL 445 National Literature [all topics acceptable] WCL 465 Modern Greek Poetry WCL 495 Short Fiction [all topics acceptable]
NEXA 384 Words, Culture, and Change NEXA 397 Communication Between Humans and Other Animals SPCH 300 Rhetoric and Communication Theory (4) SPCH 301 Form and Function of the Spoken Word (4) 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) SPCH 544 Vernacular Communication (4)
AAS 406 Asian American Workshop in Creative Writing CW 301 Fundamentals of Creative Writing SPCH 352 Women and Words (4) SPCH 353 Speech for the Classroom Teacher (4) THA 450 Children's Literature and Oral Experiences THA 451 Storytelling and Folk Literature
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 410 American Phonetics (4) SPCH 415 Introduction to Speech Science (4) SPCH 508 Children's Communication (4)AREA II—LIFE SCIENCE, PHYSICAL SCIENCE, AND MATHEMATICS (Area of Emphasis)
Besides taking the six units required in the core, students who select Area II as the Area of Emphasis must take an additional six units from the courses listed under Area II Required Core Courses plus a minimum of six units selected from among those courses listed below; a minimum of three units in the emphasis must be in Life Science. Upon adviser and department approval, students emphasizing Area II may substitute more advanced upper division courses normally taken by majors in these fields.
Those students interested in emphasizing mathematics should consult with an adviser regarding a new mathematics emphasis, now in the process of being approved.
BIOL 230 Introductory Biology I (5) BIOL 328 Human Anatomy (4) BIOL 610 Principles of Human Physiology
ASTR 115 Introduction to Astronomy ASTR 240 Planetarium Astronomy (2) CHEM 101 Survey of Chemistry GEOL 100 Investigating the Earth MATH 124 Elementary Statistics MATH 220 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I MATH 260 Exploration and Proof MATH 309 Computation in Mathematics MATH 560 Computers in the Elementary Classroom MATH 567 Problem Solving and Discovery in Mathematics METR 100 Introduction to Meteorology NEXA 387 Origins of Modern Science NEXA 389 The Darwinian Revolution NEXA 392 Culture and Technology PHIL 350 Philosophy of Science PHIL 365 Science and Civilization PHYS 101 Conceptual PhysicsAREA 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.
ANTH 110 Introduction to Archaeology (CAN ANTH 6) ANTH 120 Introductory Social and Cultural Anthropology (CAN ANTH 4) ANTH 310 Kinship and Social Structure ANTH 315 Regional Ethnography [all topics] ANTH 319 Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East ANTH 332 Human Variation Today (4) ANTH 356 Archaeology of California ANTH 471 The Ancient Maya ANTH 475 Ancient South America ANTH 481 Asian Prehistory ANTH 550 Culture and Personality
ECON 100 Introduction to Economic Analysis I (CAN ECON 2) and ECON 101 Introduction to Economics Analysis II (CAN ECON 4) and ECON 300 Intermediate Macroeconomics or ECON 301 Intermediate Microeconomics and any other upper division course in Economics, except ECON 305
AIS 150 American Indian History in the United States AIS 460 Power and Politics in Contemporary Indian America AAS 200 History of Asian Americans AAS 310 Chinese in America: Beginning to Exclusion AAS 331 Japanese Americans in the U.S. AAS 370 Southeast Asians in America AAS 456 Pilipinos in America: Problems of Transition BLS 300 From Africa to America BLS 301 Africa in Global Perspective BLS 302 Black Diaspora BLS 303 Afro-American History BLS 304 Black People and the American Experience LARA 376 History of La Raza in the United States
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 LARA 280 Acculturation Problems of La Raza LARA 510 Psychodynamics of the La Raza Family Structure
AIS 420 American Indian Women AAS 603 Asian American Women BLS 335 The Black Woman: A Cultural Analysis ETHS 571 Women, Class, and Race LARA 410 La Raza Women
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 LARA 680 La Raza and Community Organizing LARA 690 La Raza Community Fieldwork
ETHS 220 Asians in America ETHS 260 Ethnic Studies: The African American and Western Racism ETHS 275 Ethnic Studies: Issues in La Raza History
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 LARA 276 La Raza, Government, Ideals, and Constitution
CFS 320 Children and Families CFS 321 Adolescents and Families
CFS 426 Families in Crisis HIST/SS 469 American Childhoods: Past and Present SOC 464 The Family (4) URBS 565 Social Policy and the Family (4)
SPCH 503 Sex Roles and Communication (4) SPCH 515 Family Communication (4)
GEOG 107 World Regions
GEOG 600 Environmental Problems and Solutions
GEOG 550 Geography of the U.S. and Canada AMST 400/GEOG 551 American Regional Cultures
GEOG 507 Japan and California GEOG 570 Regional Studies: Selected Regions [all topics] GEOG 573/HIST/IR 392 Asia in Transition HIST/IR/SS 393/GEOG 574 Contemporary Asia
HED 310 Health and Society HED 312 Consumer Health HED 315 Drugs and Society HED 320 Contemporary Sexuality KIN 457 Culture, Gender, and Movement KIN 501 Women and Sport KIN 502 Sport and Social Issues KIN 504 Psychology of Coaching REC 300 Leisure and Leadership REC 380 Developmental Play Processes REC 410 Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation REC 420 Leisure and Contemporary Society
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
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
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
HIST 109 Ancient African Civilizations HIST 112 Latin American Civilizations HIST 113 Asian Civilizations HIST 114 Civilizations in Conflict HIST 115 Modern European Imperialism HIST/CST 312 Capitalist Hegemony and Third World Resistance HIST 318 Topics in Comparative History [all topics] HIST 391 Traditional Asia HIST/IR 392/GEOG 573 Asia in Transition HIST/IR/SS 393/GEOG 574 Contemporary Asia HIST 501 The Latin American Past to 1929 HIST/SS 550 Social Change in Modern Latin America HIST 603 History of the Middle East HIST 610 History of Africa HIST 611 Modern Africa
IR 310 U.S. Foreign Policy (4) and IR/SS 540 The Rich and Poor Nations (4) and Select one of the following courses: IR 321 African Foreign Policy (4) IR 322 Latin American Relations (4) IR 323 Middle East: Periphery (4) IR 324 Middle East: Heartland (4) IR 325 Chinese Foreign Policy (4) IR 326 South and Southeast Asia Foreign Relations (4)
IR/GEOG/SS 204 Current International Events IR 310 U.S. Foreign Policy (4) GEOG 102 The Human Environment (CAN GEOG 4) GEOG 570 Regional Studies: Selected Regions [all topics]
NEXA 330 The Marxian Revolution NEXA 340 The Nuclear Revolution NEXA 383 The City in Civilization NEXA 384 Words, Culture, and Change NEXA 391 Biological Sex and Cultural Gender
PLSI 100 Understanding Politics PLSI/SS 106 Political Economy: Theory, Processes, and Institutions 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)
PSY 200 General Psychology (CAN PSY 2) PSY 350 Mental Health 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 492 Perception or PSY 493 Motivation or PSY 494 Cognitive Psychology
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 478 California Culture
AMST 300/SS 410 Perspectives on American Culture AMST 400/GEOG 551 American Regional Cultures PLSI 310 Contemporary Issues in American Politics IR 310 U.S. Foreign Policy (4)
SS 510 Socio-Cultural Change: An Interdisciplinary Analysis or SOC 470 Social Change (4) and IR/PLSI/SS 520 Modernization and Third World Countries or IR 540 Rich and Poor Nations (4) and GEOG 421 Future Environments and URBS 530/HIST 488 Alternative Urban Futures
SW 300 U.S. Social Welfare: Past, Present, and Future SW 301 U.S. Social Welfare: Problems, Policies, and Programs
SW 350 Child Welfare SW 352 Gender, Sexism, and Social Welfare SW 470 Social Differences and Social Work Practice
SOC 340 Social Psychology (4) SOC 362 Deviant Behavior (4) SOC 461 Ethnic Relations: International Comparisons (4) SOC 464 The Family (4) SOC 469 Sex Roles and Society (4) SOC 472 Social Inequality: Poverty, Wealth, and Privilege (4) SOC 480 Urban Sociology (4)
URBS 400/HIST 489 Dynamics of the American City URBS/PLSI 480 Policy Analysis (4) or URBS/GEOG 659 Land Use Planning
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/HED 582 Homelessness and Public Policy
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