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Liberal Studies (Teacher Preparation) (AA) Area Majors Total Units: 42
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 2013

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.

Program Requirements:

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

  • Complete 42 units from
    • Liberal Studies: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking
    • Liberal Studies: Scientific Reasoning Physical Sciences
    • Liberal Studies: Scientific Reasoning Life Sciences
    • Liberal Studies: Laboratory Science
    • Liberal Studies: Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning
    • Liberal Studies: Visual and Performing Arts
    • Liberal Studies: Humanities
    • Liberal Studies: Arts and Humanities
    • Liberal Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • Liberal Studies: Lifelong Learning and Self Development
    • Information Learning Resources Requirement

Liberal Studies: English Language Communication and Critical Thinking - complete 10.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
ENGL 1A Reading & Composition4.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
SPCH 1A Introduction to Public Speaking3.00
SPCH 60 Communication Skills3.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ENGL 5 Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking3.00
PHIL 3 Critical Thinking3.00
PHIL 5 Critical Thinking/Writing3.00
SPCH 3A Introduction to Argumentation3.00
SPCH 9 Critical Thinking and Argumentation3.00
 
Liberal Studies: Scientific Reasoning Physical Sciences - complete 3.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ASTRON 3 Stellar Astronomy3.00
ASTRON 4 Astronomy of the Solar System3.00
CHEM 1A General Chemistry5.00
CHEM 42 Introductory General Chemistry4.00
ENVS 12 Introduction to Environmental Science3.00
GEOG 4 Physical Geography3.00
GEOL 1 The Earth3.00
METRO 10 Introduction to Meteorology3.00
PHYS 1 Introduction to Physics Problem Solving3.00
PHYS 11 Descriptive Physics4.00
PHYS 20 General Physics Lecture Part I3.00
PHYS 40 Classical Mechanics for Scientists and Engineers5.00
 
Liberal Studies: Scientific Reasoning Life Sciences - complete 3.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ANAT 1 General Human Anatomy5.00
ANTHRO 1 Physical Anthropology3.00
BIO 10 Introduction to Principles of Biology4.00
BIO 12 Basic Concepts of Ecology3.00
BIO 13 Human Biology3.00
BIO 25 Marine Biology4.00
BOTANY 10 Plant Biology4.00
 
Liberal Studies: Laboratory Science - complete 1.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
ASTRON 3L Stellar Astronomy Laboratory1.00
ASTRON 4L Solar System Astronomy Laboratory1.00
ASTRON 12 Astronomy Observational Lab1.00
METRO 10L Weather Analysis Forecasting & Climatology Lab1.00
PHYS 20L General Physics Lab Part I1.00
PHYS 21L General Physics Lab Part II1.00
ANTHRO 1L Physical Anthropology Lab1.00
 
Liberal Studies: Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning - complete 3.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
MATH 10 Nature of Mathematics3.00
MATH 15 Elementary Statistics4.00
MATH 16 Introduction to Mathematical Analysis4.00
MATH 25 Precalculus Algebra3.00
MATH 27 Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry5.00
MATH 58 Precalculus Trigonometry3.00
 
Liberal Studies: Visual and Performing Arts - complete 3.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ART 1.1 World Art History to 15003.00
ART 1.2 World Art History Since 15003.00
ART 2.1 History & Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric - Gothic Art3.00
ART 2.2 History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art3.00
ART 2.3 History and Appreciation of Modern Art3.00
ART 5 Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 7A Drawing and Composition 13.00
DANCE 2 Survey of Dance History3.00
INTDIS 4 Culture & Values in Latin America & the Caribbean3.00
MUSC 7 Classical Music Appreciation3.00
MUSC 8 Introduction to World Music3.00
THAR 1 World Theatre Through Time3.00
THAR 6 Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre3.00
THAR 10A Introduction to Techniques of Acting3.00
 
Liberal Studies: Humanities - complete 3.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ENGL 1B Literature and Composition3.00
ENGL 10 Introduction to Literature and the Environment3.00
ENGL 12 Children's Literature3.00
ENGL 30.1 American Literature: Pre-Colonial Period to the Civil War3.00
ENGL 30.2 American Literature from 1865 to the Present3.00
ENGL 31 African American Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 33 Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 46.1 Survey of English Literature Part 13.00
ENGL 46.2 Survey of English Literature Part 23.00
HIST 1.1 World History to 15003.00
HIST 1.2 World History Since 1500 C.E.3.00
HUMAN 7 Introduction to the Humanities3.00
INTDIS 4 Culture & Values in Latin America & the Caribbean3.00
PHIL 4 Introduction to Symbolic Logic3.00
PHIL 6 Introduction to Philosophy3.00
PHIL 7 Contemporary Moral Issues3.00
PHIL 8 Comparative Religion3.00
PHIL 9 Political Philosophy3.00
SPCH 2 Introduction to Oral Interpretation3.00
THAR 12 Readers Theatre3.00
 
Liberal Studies: Arts and Humanities - complete 3.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ART 1.1 World Art History to 15003.00
ART 1.2 World Art History Since 15003.00
ART 2.1 History & Aesthetic Appreciation of Prehistoric - Gothic Art3.00
ART 2.2 History and Appreciation of Late Gothic to Impressionist Art3.00
ART 2.3 History and Appreciation of Modern Art3.00
ART 5 Three Dimensional Design3.00
ART 7A Drawing and Composition 13.00
DANCE 2 Survey of Dance History3.00
ENGL 1B Literature and Composition3.00
ENGL 10 Introduction to Literature and the Environment3.00
ENGL 12 Children's Literature3.00
ENGL 30.1 American Literature: Pre-Colonial Period to the Civil War3.00
ENGL 30.2 American Literature from 1865 to the Present3.00
ENGL 31 African American Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 33 Chicano/Chicana Arts and Literature3.00
ENGL 46.1 Survey of English Literature Part 13.00
ENGL 46.2 Survey of English Literature Part 23.00
HIST 1.1 World History to 15003.00
HIST 1.2 World History Since 1500 C.E.3.00
HUMAN 7 Introduction to the Humanities3.00
INTDIS 4 Culture & Values in Latin America & the Caribbean3.00
MUSC 7 Classical Music Appreciation3.00
MUSC 8 Introduction to World Music3.00
PHIL 4 Introduction to Symbolic Logic3.00
PHIL 6 Introduction to Philosophy3.00
PHIL 7 Contemporary Moral Issues3.00
PHIL 8 Comparative Religion3.00
PHIL 9 Political Philosophy3.00
SPCH 2 Introduction to Oral Interpretation3.00
THAR 1 World Theatre Through Time3.00
THAR 6 Multicultural Perspectives in American Theatre3.00
THAR 10A Introduction to Techniques of Acting3.00
THAR 12 Readers Theatre3.00
 
Liberal Studies: Social and Behavioral Sciences - complete 9.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 9.00 units from the following:
ANTHRO 2 Cultural Anthropology3.00
CHLD 10 Developmental Stages of Childhood3.00
CHLD 68 Issues in Diversity3.00
COMM 7 Intercultural Communication3.00
COUN 74 Identity and Cultural Diversity3.00
GEOG 3 Regional Geography of the World3.00
GEOG 7 Cultural3.00
HIST 17.1 History of the United States to 18773.00
HIST 17.2 U.S. History from 18773.00
HIST 18.1 History of Women in the United States to 18773.00
HIST 18.2 History of Women in the United States Since 18773.00
HIST 21 Race, Ethnicity and Gender in American Culture3.00
HIST 26 History of Chicanos and Latinos from 1848 to Present3.00
HIST 30 African-American History3.00
POLS 1 Introduction to United States Government3.00
PSYCH 1A General Psychology3.00
PSYCH 4 Child and Adolescent Psychology3.00
PSYCH 30 Social Psychology3.00
SOC 1 Introduction to Sociology3.00
SOC 30 Race and Ethnic Relations3.00
 
Liberal Studies: Lifelong Learning and Self Development - complete 3.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
BAD 52 Human Relations in Organizations3.00
CHLD 10 Child Growth and Development3.00
CHLD 90.1 Child, Family, Community Interrelationships3.00
COMM 5 Group Discussion and Problem Solving3.00
COMM 6 Interpersonal Communication3.00
CNIS 92 Life Management3.00
COUN 10 Student Success-The First Year Experience3.00
COUN 20 Sex and Gender3.00
COUN 53 College Survival Techniques3.00
COUN 62 Introduction to Career Development3.00
COUN 90 Introduction to Human Services3.00
FDNT 10 Elementary Nutrition3.00
HLE 5 Personal Health and Wellness3.00
NRM 12 Introduction to Environmental Conservation3.00
PHYSIO 50 Exercise, Fitness and Wellness4.00
PSYCH 3 Human Sexuality3.00
PSYCH 7 Theories of Personality3.00
PSYCH 34 The Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination3.00
PSYCH 35 Psychology of Identity3.00
PSYCH 40 Psychological Perspectives on Gender3.00
PSYCH 52 Interpersonal Communication3.00
PSYCH 56 Aging, Dying and Death3.00
SOC 10 Close Relationships and Family Life3.00
 
Information Learning Resources Requirement - complete 1.00 units
CourseDescriptionUnits
Complete any combination totaling at least 1.00 units from the following:
LIR 10 Introduction to Information Literacy1.00
LIR 30 Introduction to Information Literacy for Research Projects1.00

Term Effective: Fall 2013

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 2013

Previous Versions:

Liberal Studies (Teacher Preparation) - effective Fall 2012
Liberal Studies (Teacher Preparation) - effective Summer 2012
Liberal Studies (Teacher Preparation) - effective Fall 2011
Liberal Studies (Teacher Preparation) - effective Fall 2010
Liberal Studies (Teacher Preparation) - effective Fall 2008

Program Requirements Notes:

  • Successfully completing ANAT 1 or BIO 10 or BIO 25 or BOTANY 10 or CHEM 1A or CHEM 42 or PHYS 11 or PHYS 40 will also count toward fulfilling the “Science Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning” 1.0 Unit lab requirement.
  • Except for ANAT 1, BIO 10, BIO 25, BOTANY 10, CHEM 1A, CHEM 42 and PHYS 40 no course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the major.

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.

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.

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.

Notes:

  • Universities prefer SPCH 1A, BIO 10 and MATH 15 be included in the Liberal Studies (Teacher Preparation) selection of courses.

Contact
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