Last update: 10/25/96

Liberal Studies


Undergraduate Studies
Dean: Erwin Seibel

Advising Center
ADM 212
415-338-2101
Assistant to the Dean: Helen Goldsmith

Area I Coordinator--Susan Shimanoff
Advisers--Chung, Folb, Johnson, Schoerke, Shimanoff, Sommers, Stec, Swanson

Area II Coordinator--Leigh Auleb
Advisers--Auleb, Gutierrez, Tabatabaian

Area III Coordinator--Susan Taylor
Advisers--Aaron, Birkie, Bruhns, Busacca, Crawford, Flynne, Hom, Kroeker, Loewy, Miller, Soh

Area IV Creative Arts Coordinator--Derek Hunt
Advisers--Marshall, Washington

Area IV Humanities and Foreign Languages Coordinator--Ruth Knier
Advisers--Knier, Steier, Taschian (Foreign Languages)

NEXA Coordinator--Michael Gregory

Advisers for students with no emphasis--Chuck, Goldsmith, Smith

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. Students seeking a broad liberal arts background with considerable flexibility in course selection should consider this major. 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 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.

Facilities

This program is pursued in all areas of the university; facilities used vary according to the individual student's program.

Career Outlook

The Liberal Studies major is applicable to a variety of fields. It is the main avenue of preparation for those desiring to become elementary school teachers; the program's broad interdisciplinary approach provides the broad academic background necessary for teaching in a self-contained classroom. Since the major has considerable flexi-blity, it can be designed to meet a student's personal and academic interests. It can be planned with a particular career in mind, such as in government agencies, in multicultural communities, and in public service. It is appropriate also as preparation for various professions and graduate programs such as business, counseling, law, librarianship, medicine, and social work.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN LIBERAL STUDIES

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, and the preparation of the planning worksheet.

Each student's planning worksheet must be approved by the area adviser and the Area-of-Emphasis coordinator before the student has completed 110 units and no later than the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate. This approved worksheet must be on file in the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies 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 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 Matter Preparation 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.

Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR

Core (All units must be upper division)

AREA I--Communication, Language, and
Literature

									Units
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.

Elective Units on Advisement

In addition, students must select three units in each area of knowledge outside the Area of Emphasis for a total of nine units minimum. These units may be either lower or upper division courses.

Program Summary

Core Requirements							25
Area of Emphasis							12
Elective 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.

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 Elective 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 Elective Units on Advisement.

REQUIRED CORE COURSES

Before beginning the courses in the Core, 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
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 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]
WOMS 547	Contemporary Asian Women Writers
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

Upon adviser and department approval, students emphasizing Area II may substitute more advanced upper division courses normally taken by majors in these fields.

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
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 Centuries

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 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.

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 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 501 	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		Post-Colonial Literature in English
ENG 635		Coming of Age in America
ENG 655		Literature About and For the Adolescent Reader
LARA 230	Introduction to Contemporary Raza Literature
NEXA 327	Business and Culture
NEXA 369	The Demonic Pact: The Faust Myth in Musicand Literature
WOMS 551	Lesbian Literature
WOMS 564	Women Writers and Colonialism
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]

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)
SPCH 544	Vernacular 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)
THA 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)

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 Area II adviser regarding a possible mathematics emphasis.

Life Science

BIOL 230	Introductory Biology I (5)
BIOL 328	Human Anatomy (4)
BIOL 610	Principles of Human Physiology

 Physical Science, Mathematics
ASTR 115	Introduction to Astronomy
ASTR 240	Planetarium Astronomy (2)
CHEM 101	Survey of Chemistry
GEOL 100	Investigating the Earth
GEOL/METR 102 	Introduction to Oceanography
MATH 124	Elementary Statistics
MATH 220	Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
MATH 301	Exploration and Proof
MATH 309	Computation in Mathematics
MATH 560	Computers in the Elementary Classroom
MATH 561	Mathematics Education Computer Laboratory (1)
MATH 567	Problem Solving and Discovery in Mathematics
MATH 569	Mathematics Investigations: Dissection and Integration of Topics
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	Culture and Technology
PHIL 350	Philosophy of Science
PHIL 365	Science and Civilization
PHYS 101	Conceptual Physics

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	Kinship and Social Structure
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	Asian Prehistory
ANTH 590/WOMS 595 Anthropology of Women

Economics

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

Ethnic Studies

Students must select one course from Category A, Historical, and one course from Category B, Psychocultural. 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 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

Category B--Psychocultural

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

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
LARA 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 Americanm 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

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
LARA 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		Families in Crisis
HIST/SS 469	American Childhoods: Past and Present
SOC 464		The Family (4)
URBS 565	Social Policy and the Family (4)

Category C--Select one:

SPCH 503	Sex Roles 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/IR/SS 393/GEOG 574 Contemporary Asia

Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation--Select any four:

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

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 113	Asian Civilizations
HIST 114	World History I
HIST 115	World History II
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	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

International Relations

Students must select a minimum of twelve units of course work from one of the following categories.

Category A--Global Development Studies

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)

Category B--World Perspectives

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]
SOC 483		Global Sociology
WOMS 531	Women and International Development

NEXA--Select any four:

NEXA 330	The Marxian Revolution
NEXA 331	Feminist Revolution
NEXA 340	The Nuclear Revolution
NEXA 383	The City in Civilization
NEXA 391	Biological Sex and Cultural Gender

Political Science

Students must select any three or four courses for a minimum of twelve units.

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)

Psychology--Select any four:

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

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 Sociopolitical Milieu

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)
SOC 483		Global Sociology

Category C--Change

SS 510		Socio-Cultural Change: An Interdisciplinary Analysis or
SOC 470		Social Change and Development (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

Social Work

Students must select the number of courses as indicated in each of the categories.

Category A--Select two:

SW 300		U.S. Social Welfare: Past, Present, and Future
SW 301		U.S. Social Welfare: Problems, Policies, and Programs

Category B--Select two:

SW 350		Child Welfare
SW 352		Gender, Sexism, and Social Welfare
SW 470		Social Differences and Social Work Practice

Sociology--Select any three:

SOC 340		Social Psychology (4)
SOC 362		Deviant Behavior (4)
SOC 461		Ethnic Relations: International Comparisons (4)
SOC 464		Families and Society (4)
SOC 469		Gender and Society (4)
SOC 472		Social Inequality: Poverty, Wealth, and Privilege (4)
SOC 480		Urban 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/HED 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 203		Modern Art History
ART 204		Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas
ART 205		Asian Art History
ART 402		History of Architecture
ART 404		Late Antiquity and Medieval Art and Architecture
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 501		Women's Art History [topic course]
ART 503		Pacific, Native North American, and Caribbean Arts [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
DANC 415	Dance in Religion
DANC 430	Historical Survey of Dance in the Western World: 1300-Present
DANC 657	Dance Ethnology
DAI 356		History of Industrial Design/Technology
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		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
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 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 101	Introduction to Film
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 315		Self and Others
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 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 Strategies 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 380	Media Production Techniques
BECA 580	Media in Community Service
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		Metals Manufacturing
DAI 344		Plastics Technology I
DAI 423		Applied Graphics Design
IAC 300		Creative Intersections: New Forms and Processes
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 210		Introduction to Design 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

CHS/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
CHS/HUM 220	Values and Culture
HUM 365		Great Figures in the Humanities [only topics featuring Asian figures are acceptable]
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 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
CHS/HUM 220	Values and Culture
HUM 250		Creativity in the Humanities
HUM 301		Styles and Expressive Forms
HUM 345		Humanism and Mysticism
HUM 360		Styles of African Cultural Expression
HUM 380		Nature and Human Values
HUM 510		Comparative Form and Culture
HUM 520		North and South American Cultural Expression

European Cultural Studies

HUM 130		Humanities: Major Works
CHS/HUM 220	Values and Culture
HUM 250		Creativity in the Humanities
HUM 320		Music, Ideas, and Culture
HUM 365		Great Figures in the Humanities [only topics featuring European figures are acceptable]
HUM 375		Biography of City [only topics featuring European cities are acceptable]
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
HUM 460		The Modern Revolution

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		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 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 acceptable]
PHIL 510	Far Eastern Philosophy and Religion [all topics acceptable]
PHIL 515	Semitic Religious Thought [all topics acceptable]

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 301	Chinese Composition and Conversation (5)
CHIN 302	Chinese Composition and Reading (5)
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

German

GER 207		Intermediate German
GER 301		German in Review
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

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

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 acceptable]

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 (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]

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 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 strongly encouraged to complete the subject matter preparation 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 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 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.

Composition

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)

Mathematics

MATH 165	Concepts of the Number System for the Elementary Grades [CAN MATH 4] and
MATH 565	Concepts of Geometry, Measurement, and Probability

World History and Culture--Select one course:

AAS 200		History of Asian Americans
AAS 370		Southeast Asians in America
BLS 301		Africa in Global Perspective
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 571/GEOG 573 Modern China
HIST/IR/SS 572/GEOG 574 History of Japan
HIST/ANTH/LARA/SS 501 Latin America: The National Period
HIST 611	Modern Africa
HUM/CHS 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]
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:
BLS 206		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		The Individual in Modern Society

Multicultural Perspectives--Select one course:

AIS 230		American Indian Lifestyles
AMST/ANTH 352 	Peoples and Cultures of California
AMST 410/HIST/HUM 450 California Culture
ART 303		The Artist in the Twentieth Century
ETHS 210	Asian-American Culture
ETHS 220	Asians in America
ETHS 260	Ethnic Studies: The African American and Western Racism
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.

Kinesiology

KIN 401		Elementary School Physical Education, K-5

Visual and Performing Arts--Two courses must be selected, one each from any two of the following disciplines:

Art

ART 450		Art for Children

Dance

DANC 207	Dance in Cultural Context (2)
DANC 231	Fundamentals of Dance Movement Theories (2)
DANC 340	Creative Dance in Basic Subject Development
DANC 560	Theory and Practice of Contemporary Dance

Music

MUS 601		Music for Children

Theatre Arts

THA 451		Storytelling and Folk Literature

Field Experience

EED 645		Directed Experiences with Children
EED 646		Seminar in Classroom Observation (1)
		[Acceptable only if accompanied by substantial, documented prior classroom experience]
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.

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 con-
sent of NEXA adviser							12
NEXA 698	Senior Project						3

Total for major								46


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