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Liberal Studies (Teacher Preparation) Major (AA) Area Deans Total Units: 46.0

Term Effective: Fall 2008

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2011

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Description:

The following course of study is recommended as the best choice to prepare future elementary teachers (K-6) for multiple subject teaching. This course of study satisfies the general education requirements for CSU and the core lower division preparation for a multiple subject credential simultaneously.

Multiple Subject Preparation for Liberal Studies (Teacher Preparation)
The Liberal Studies (Teacher Preparation) (Pre-Teaching) major is designed to provide the lower division preparation for multiple subject teaching in a self-contained classroom, usually in elementary schools grades K-6. The classes in this major align with the common core of courses accepted by a number of CSU campuses for multiple subject teacher preparation. Interested students are encouraged to work with a counselor to be certain of their course selection. Middle schools accept a multiple subject credential but require a supplementary authorization in an additional subject.

Single Subject Preparation for Middle School and High School
The single subject credential is for those who plan to teach a particular subject, usually in middle school or high school (grades 7-12). Students interested in single subject teaching should pursue the discipline they want to teach. Subject matter areas taught in public schools include English, Mathematics, Science, History, Economics, Physical Education, Art, Music, or Languages. Students preparing to teach in a single subject can complete Santa Rosa Junior College General Education patterns B or C.

There are three options for completing the major in Liberal Studies (Teacher Preparation):

  1. Completion of the Liberal Studies (Teacher Preparation) major outlined below.
  2. Completion of the Multiple Subject preparation for Sonoma State University (SSU)
  3. Completion of at least 45 units of lower division preparation for an integrated or blended multiple subject teacher preparation program at any California State University or University of California Campus.

For more detailed information or guidance about specific CSU campuses, check with your counselor.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate college-level skills in written English, oral communications, math, and critical thinking;
  2. demonstrate a basic grasp of the disciplines most commonly taught in elementary schools in California, including physical science, biology, art, and literature in a cultural or geographic context, world geography, United States history, and United States government; and
  3. demonstrate a basic grasp of child growth and development.

It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Liberal Studies (Teacher Preparation) program are:

  • Complete 46.0 units from
    • Liberal Studies: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking
    • Liberal Studies: Science Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
    • Liberal Studies: Arts
    • Liberal Studies: Humanities 1
    • Liberal Studies: Humanities 2
    • Liberal Studies: Social Sciences
    • Liberal Studies: Lifelong Learning and Self Development
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Liberal Studies: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking - complete 10.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
ENGL 1A Reading & Composition4.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
SPCH 1A Introduction to Public Speaking3.0
SPCH 60 Communication Skills3.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
ENGL 5 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking3.0
PHIL 3 Critical Thinking3.0
PHIL 5 Critical Thinking/Writing3.0
SPCH 3A Introduction to Argumentation3.0
SPCH 9 Critical Thinking and Argumentation3.0
 
Liberal Studies: Science Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning - complete 11.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
MATH 15 Elementary Statistics4.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
ASTRON 4 Astronomy of the Solar System3.0
CHEM 1A General Chemistry5.0
CHEM 10 Chemistry and Society3.0
CHEM 42 Introductory General Chemistry4.0
ENVS 12 Introduction to Environmental Science3.0
GEOL 1 The Earth3.0
METRO 10 Introduction to Meteorology3.0
PHYS 10 Descriptive Physics3.0
PHYS 20 General Physics Lecture Part I3.0
PHYS 21 General Physics Lecture Part II3.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.0 units from the following:
ASTRON 4L Solar Astronomy Laboratory1.0
METRO 10L Weather Analysis Forecasting & Climatology Lab1.0
PHYS 10L Introduction to Physics Lab1.0
PHYS 20L General Physics Lab Part I1.0
PHYS 21L General Physics Lab Part II1.0
BIO 10 Introduction to Principles of Biology4.0
 
Liberal Studies: Arts - complete 3.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
ART 1.1 World Art History to 15003.0
ART 1.2 World Art History Since 15003.0
ART 2.1 History & Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric - Gothic Art3.0
ART 2.2 History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art3.0
ART 2.3 History and Appreciation of Modern Art3.0
HUMAN 4.1 Western Humanities: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.0
HUMAN 4.2 Western Culture: Arts, Ideas, and Values3.0
HUMAN 6 American Cultures3.0
HUMAN 20 The Humanities in Asia: Arts, Ideas and Values3.0
HUMAN 21 The Humanities in the Middle East3.0
INTDIS 4 Culture & Values in Latin America & the Caribbean3.0
MUSC 7 Classical Music Appreciation3.0
MUSC 8 Introduction to World Music3.0
THAR 1 World Theatre Through Time3.0
THAR 6 Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre3.0
 
Liberal Studies: Humanities 1 - complete 3.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
ENGL 1B Literature and Composition3.0
ENGL 10 Introduction to Literature and the Environment3.0
ENGL 12 Children's Literature3.0
ENGL 15 Women in Literature3.0
ENGL 30.1 American Literature: Pre-Colonial Period to the Civil War3.0
ENGL 30.2 American Literature from 1865 to the Present3.0
ENGL 31 African American Arts and Literature3.0
ENGL 33 Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.0
ENGL 46.1 Survey of English Literature3.0
ENGL 46.2 Survey of English Literature3.0
 
Liberal Studies: Humanities 2 - complete 3.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
INTDIS 4 Culture & Values in Latin America & the Caribbean3.0
HUMAN 7 Introduction to the Humanities3.0
PHIL 6 Introduction to Philosophy3.0
PHIL 7 Contemporary Moral Issues3.0
PHIL 8 Comparative Religion3.0
PHIL 9 Political Philosophy3.0
SPCH 2 Introduction to Oral Interpretation3.0
THAR 12 Readers Theatre3.0
 
Liberal Studies: Social Sciences - complete 12.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
POLS 1 Introduction to United States Government3.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
ANTHRO 2 Cultural Anthropology3.0
CHLD 10 Developmental Stages of Childhood3.0
CHLD 68 Issues in Diversity3.0
COMM 7 Intercultural Communication3.0
COUN 74 Identity and Cultural Diversity3.0
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.0
PSYCH 4 Child and Adolescent Psychology3.0
PSYCH 30 Social Psychology3.0
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology3.0
SOC 3 Self and Society3.0
SOC 30 Race & Ethnic Relations3.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
GEOG 3 Regional Geography of the World3.0
GEOG 7 Cultural3.0
HIST 1.1 World History to 15003.0
HIST 1.2 World History Since 15003.0
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
HIST 17.1 History of the United States to 18773.0
HIST 17.2 U.S. History from 18773.0
HIST 18.1 History of Women in the United States to 18773.0
HIST 18.2 History of Women in the United States Since 18773.0
HIST 21 Race, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.0
 
Liberal Studies: Lifelong Learning and Self Development - complete 3.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.0 units from the following:
CHLD 10 Developmental Stages of Childhood3.0
CHLD 90.1 Child, Family, Community Interrelationships3.0
PSYCH 3 Human Sexuality3.0
PSYCH 34 The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination3.0
 
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.0 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.0 units from the following:
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.0
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.0

Program Requirements Notes:

  • Successfully completing BIO 10 or CHEM 1A or CHEM 42 will also count toward fulfilling the “Science Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning” 1.0 Unit lab requirement.
  • Except for BIO 10, CHEM 1A, and CHEM 42, no course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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