Bulletin--Liberal Studies Program-2

Academic Programs: Liberal Studies (Continued)


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 Area of 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.

Category A—History
ART 201		Western Art History I (CAN ART 2)
ART 202		Western Art History II
ART 203		Modern Art History
ART 204		Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
ART 205		Asian Art History I
ART 402		History of Architecture
ART 404		Late Antiquity and Medieval Art and 
ART 406		Renaissance Art
ART 408		Baroque and Rococo Art
ART 500/LARA 350	Pre-Hispanic Art of Mexico
ART 501		Women and Art: The Twentieth Century 
		[topic course]
ART 502		Women's Art History
ART 503		The Arts of Africa, Oceania, the 
		Americas (1-3) [all topics]
ART 504		American Art 1940-1980 
		[topic course only]
ART 506		American Painting and Sculpture: 
		1940 to Present
ART 508		African Art History
ART 521		History of Textiles: Oceania, Asia, Africa
ART 521		History of Textiles: Europe, Americas
CINE 300	Film History I
CINE 302	Film History II
CINE 303	Film History Seminar (1)
DANC 415	Dance in Religion
DANC 430	Historical Survey of Dance in the 
		Western World: 1300-Present
DANC 450	Development of Jazz Dance in America 
		(Origins to Present)
DANC 657	Dance Ethnology
DAI 156		History of Technology (1-3)
IAC 371		Arts and Artists of California
LARA 320	Art History of La Raza
LARA 350/ART 500	Pre-Hispanic Art of Mexico
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		American Popular Music
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
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 230		Introduction to African-American Theatre
BLS 400		Black Arts and Humanities
BLS 425		African Influence on African–American Art
BECA 201	Life on TV: A Critical View
BECA 221	The Electronic Culture
BECA 321	Analysis of the Public Arts
BECA 322	Integrative Communication
BECA 385	Images of Work and Leisure
BECA 422	Social Aspects of Public Media
BECA 485	Women and Media
BECA 487	Children and Television
BECA 490	Television and Social Change
BECA 500	International Broadcasting
BECA 526	Public Broadcasting in the U.S.
BECA 600	Senior Seminar
CINE 101	Introduction to Film
CINE 102	Introduction to Contemporary Cinema
CINE 308	Third World Perspectives in Film
CINE 340	Critical Studies
CINE 342	Documentary Film
CINE 344	Film Genre [all topics]
CINE 402	Avant Garde Film
CINE 505	Women and Film
DANC 233	Orientation to Dance History and 
DANC 350	Dance Watching
DAI 332		Electric Energy (4)
IAC 315		Self and Others
IAC 360		Human Expression Through the Arts
IAC 370		Arts and Artists of San Francisco
IAC 380		New Directions in the Arts: Expression 
		and Social Change
LARA 225	Survey of Raza Visual Images
LARA 425	Comparative Music Folklore
LARA 490	La Raza Teatro Workshop
LARA 530	La Raza and the Media
THA 300		Theatre Imagination
THA 406		The Art of Comedy
Category C—Performance/Production
ART 210		Exploration in Conceptual Design
ART 222		Exploration in Textiles
ART 224		Exploration in Surface Design
ART 225		Exploration in Metal Art and Jewelry
ART 231		Exploration in Drawing and Painting
ART 235		Exploration in Drawing and Printmaking
ART 240		Exploration in Sculpture (CAN ART 12)
ART 245		Exploration in Ceramics (CAN ART 6)
ART 247		Exploration in Glass
ART 260		Exploration in Photography (CAN ART 18)
ART 410		Conceptual Design I
ART 412		Computer Applications in Conceptual 
		Design I
ART 422		Textiles I
ART 424		Surface Design I
ART 425		Metal Arts and Jewelry I
ART 431		Painting and Drawing I
ART 432		Drawing
ART 433		Life Drawing and Painting I
ART 440		Sculpture I
ART 445		Ceramics I
ART 460		Photography I
AAS 308		Photographic Exploration of Asian America
BLS 441		Black Arts Production
BLS/DANC 617	Black Dance Experience
BECA 180	Media Production Techniques
BECA 580	Media in Community Service
CINE 354	Short Format Writing
CINE 355	Screenwriting I
DANC 399	Dance Rehearsal and Performance (1)
DANC 440	Principles of Dance Production (1-3)
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 326		Graphic Reproduction Technology I
DAI 342		Metal Technology I
DAI 343		Wood Technology I
DAI 344		Plastics Technology I
DAI 423		Applied Graphics Design
IAC 300		Creative Intersections: New Forms and 
IAC 301		Introduction to Computers as Arts Media
IAC 307		Collaborative Ideas and Processes in 
		the Arts
LARA 260	Art Workshop of La Raza I
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 Band (1)
MUS 373		Concert Choir (1)
MUS 374		Concert Band (1)
MUS 375		Vocal Chamber Music (1)
MUS 376		Opera Workshop (1)
MUS 377		Instrumental Ensembles (1)
MUS 378		Chamber Music (1)
MUS 379		University Chorus (1)
MUS 381		Chamber Choir (1)
MUS 384		Piano Ensemble (1)
MUS 389		New Music Ensemble (1)
THA 131		Improvisation Workshop
THA 210		Theatre Graphics
THA 451		Storytelling and Folk Literature
THA 551		Creative Dramatics
WOMS 303	Women as Creative Agents
Humanities Area of Emphasis
Students must select a minimum of twelve units in one of the following patterns.


CHS/HUM 225	Values in American Life
HUM 470		American Values
AMST 410/HIST/HUM 478 California Culture
AMST 310/HUM 485 The Arts and American Culture
HUM 475		Biography of a City 
		[one American city may be included]
HUM 495		Architecture and American Life

HUM 130		Humanities: Major Works
CHS/HUM 220	Values and Culture
HUM 365		Great Figures in the Humanities [only 
		topics featuring Asian figures are 
HUM 366		India's Gandhi
HUM 375		Biography of a City [only topics 
		featuring Asian cities are acceptable]
HUM 525		Asian Cultures [all topics]
HUM 530		Chinese Civilization
HUM 535		Chinese Intellectual Traditions
HUM 540		Styles of Chinese Cultural Expression

HUM 375		Biography of a City [all topics]
HUM 376		San Francisco

HUM 130		Humanities: Major Works
CHS/HUM 220	Values and Culture
HUM 250		Creativity in the Humanities
HUM 310		Styles of Cultural Expression
HUM 345		Humanism and Mysticism
HUM 380		Nature and Human Values
HUM 510		Comparative Form and Culture
HUM 515		Styles of African Cultural Expression
HUM 520		North and South American Cultural 

HUM 130		Humanities: Major Works
CHS/HUM 220	Values and Culture
HUM 250		Creativity in the Humanities
HUM 320		Music, Ideas, and Culture
HUM 350		Humanities: The Americas
HUM 365		Great Figures in the Humanities [only 
		topics featuring European figures are 
HUM 375		Biography of City [only topics 
		featuring European cities are acceptable]
CLAS/HUM 410	Classical Culture: Greece
CLAS/HUM 415	Classical Culture: Rome
HIST 330/HUM 420 The Early Middle Ages
HUM 430		Renaissance Culture
HUM 450		Romanticism and Impressionism
HUM 460		The Modern Revolution

Select one course from each of the four categories.

Category A—Introduction
PHIL 101	Introduction to Philosophy (CAN PHIL 2)
PHIL 130	Introduction to Social and Political 
PHIL 160	Introduction to Philosophy of the Arts
PHIL 250	Introduction to Philosophy of Science
Category B—History
BLS 450		Black Philosophy
PHIL 301	Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 302	Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 303	Modern Philosophy
Category C—Ethics
LARA 570	Philosophy of La Raza
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 
PHIL 380	Philosophy of Law
PHIL 460	Philosophy of Art
PHIL 500	Philosophy of 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 Structure of Religious Experience
RELS 300	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 503	Biblical Thought
PHIL 504	History of Christian Thought
PHIL 508	Indian Philosophy and Religion 
		[all topics acceptable]
PHIL 510	Far Eastern Philosophy and Religion 
		[all topics acceptable]
PHIL 515	Semitic Religious Thought 
		[all topics acceptable]
Foreign Languages Area of Emphasis
Students must select a minimum of twelve units in one of the following foreign languages.

CHIN 103	Third Semester Chinese (5)
CHIN 301	Chinese Composition and Conversation (5)
CHIN 302	Chinese Composition and Reading (5)
CHIN 507	Chinese Culture
CHIN 521	Twentieth Century Fiction
CHIN 525	Chinese Applied Linguistics
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
GER 103		Third Semester German
GER 104		Fourth Semester German
GER 305		Advanced Grammar and Composition
GER 306		Advanced German Conversation
GER 325		Applied German Linguistics: Phonetics 
		and Phonemics
GER 401		German Culture and Civilization
GER 402		Contemporary German Civilization
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
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 acceptable]
CLAS 490	History of Ideas of the Ancient Classical 
CLAS/HUM 410	Classical Culture: Greece
CLAS/HUM 415	Classical Culture: Rome
LATN 202	Intermediate Latin (2-6)
LATN 415	Literature of the Republic 
		[all topics acceptable]
LATN 420	Literature of the Augustan Period 
		[all topics acceptable]
LATN 425	Literature of the Empire 
		[all topics acceptable]
RUSS 103	Third Semester Russian (5)
RUSS 104	Fourth Semester Russian
RUSS 305	Advanced Grammar and Composition
RUSS 306	Advanced Conversation and Composition
RUSS 325	Practical Linguistics of Russian
RUSS 401	Russian Culture and Civilization
SPAN 215	Advanced Grammar
SPAN 216	Intermediate Conversation and Reading
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 


Students seeking the Multiple Subject Credential are strongly encouraged to complete the waiver program. Students who choose not to complete this program must pass the Multiple Subject Assessment for Teachers (MSAT) in order to demonstrate subject matter competence before receiving a credential. The waiver program consists of the Liberal Studies major plus the additional subject matter requirements listed below. Descriptions of the content of all courses as well as any prerequisites and corequisites to courses approved for these additional requirements are in this Bulletin. All prerequisites and corequisities must be met for all courses taken in residence and included in this component. With adviser and area coordinator approval, courses transferred from other institutions may be used to meet the additional requirements if they are equivalent in level (upper/lower division) and content to those listed in the Bulletin as meeting the requirement in this component.

Courses used to meet General Education Basic Subjects (Segment I) requirements may not be used in the additional subject matter requirements component. There is no limit on the number of units used to meet General Education requirements in Segment II and/or Segment III which can be included also in the additional requirements component.

Courses may be used in one category and component only. Any course used in any category of the Liberal Studies major component may not be used also in any category in the additional subject matter requirements component.

ENG 416		Junior Composition
First or Second Language Acquisition—Select one course:
CD 655		Dynamics of Communication Development
ENG 426		Second Language Acquisition
PSY 531		Psycholinguistics
SPCH 508	Children's Communication (4)
MATH 165	Concepts of the Number System for the 
		Elementary Grades (CAN MATH 4) and
MATH 565	Concepts of Geometry, Measurement, and 
World History and Culture—Select one course:
Courses used to meet the U.S. History and Government requirement may not be used to meet the World History and Culture requirement.

AAS 200		History of Asian Americans
AAS 370		Southeast Asians in America
ETHS 470	Raza Immigration to the United States
HIST 109	Ancient African Civilizations
HIST 112	Latin American Civilizations
HIST 113	Asian Civilizations
HIST 317	Holocaust and Genocide
HIST/IR 392/GEOG 573 Asia in Transition
HIST/IR/SS 393/GEOG 574 Contemporary Asia
HIST/ANTH/LARA/SS 501 The Latin American Past to 1929
HIST 611	Modern Africa
HUM/CHS 220	Values and Culture
HUM 310		Styles of Cultural Expression
HUM 350		Humanities: The Americas
HUM 515		Styles of African Cultural Expression
HUM 525		Cultures of India [topic course only]
IR/SS/PLSI 520	Modernization and Third World Countries
LARA 460	Central Americans of the United States: 
		History and Heritage
WOMS 150	Women in American History and Society
Human Development—Select one course:
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		The Individual in Modern Society
Multicultural Perspectives—Select one course:
AMST/ANTH 352	Peoples and Cultures of California
AMST 410/HIST/HUM 478 California Culture
ETHS 210	Asian–American Culture
ETHS 220	Asians in America
ETHS 270	Ethnic Studies: La Raza Experience
GEOG/URBS 455	Geography of Ethnic Communities
HUM/CHS 225	Values in American Life
IS 300		Intercultural Skills
LARA 280	Acculturation Problems of La Raza
KIN 457		Culture, Gender, and Movement
SPCH 541	Intercultural Communication
SPCH 542	Intracultural Communication
WOMS 561	Women of Color in the U.S.
KIN 401		Basic Movement, Games, and Dances 
		for Children
Visual and Performing Arts—Two courses must be selected, one each from any two of the following disciplines:
ART 450		Art for Children
DANC 207	Dance in Cultural Context (2)
DANC 231	Fundamentals of Dance Movement 
		Theories (2)
DANC 340	Creative Dance in Basic Subject 
DANC 560	Theory and Practice of Contemporary 
MUS 601		Music for Children
MUS 602		World Folk Song Style and Culture
Theatre Arts
THA 450		Children's Literature and Oral 
THA 451		Storytelling and Folk Literature
THA 551		Creative Dramatics
Field Experience—May be met by approved equivalent experience plus one or more units of EED 645.
EED 645		Directed Experiences with Children (1-5)
ENG 696		Student Experience in Schools
ISED 150	Orientation to Education
SS 680		Education Field Experience
Electives—Courses selected in consultation with an area of emphasis adviser.


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 courses in 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 accord-
	ing 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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