NEWS AND HEADLINES
Welcome to Liberal Studies!
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Liberal Studies is an exciting and intellectually challenging interdisciplinary major that provides students with a unique opportunity to acquire and integrate knowledge from the humanities, arts, natural sciences, and social sciences. Our students become well-rounded persons, critical thinkers, culturally sensitive citizen, and creative problem solvers, who succeed in many careers: teachers (elementary, special ed, middle school), lawyers, managers, entrepreneurs, administrators in schools and government, non-profit organizers, etc (for a list click here!).
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At the heart of our education are the Liberal Studies Core Courses (30 units), which provide a thorough foundation in the arts & humanities, science, and social thought/science. In addition, students take one of two emphases (21 units). The Elementary Education Emphasis provides an excellent preparation for teaching diverse subjects in elementary schools and for being admitted to a multiple-subject teaching credential program. (Such admission requires passing the CSET, which 85% of our students do on their first attempt, 5% on their second.) Under the Interdisciplinary Thematic Emphasis, students select a personalized set of courses devoted to the study of specific interdisciplinary themes, which can range from special education to pre-law to rock music.
LIBERAL STUDIES COURSES THAT ADDRESS RACISM:
LBST 101 Introduction to the Social Sciences with Prof. Patterson
LBST 304 Liberal Studies in the Sciences with Prof. Garber or Prof. Patterson
LBST 340 Food in the Social Sciences with Prof. Bullock
LBST 485 Senior Seminar in Cultural Diversity with Prof. Patterson
LBST 488 Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies with Prof. Patterson
LBST 489 Senior Seminar in Gender Issues with Prof. Garber