Liberal Studies, B.A.

Department

Education Interdepartmental Programs and Courses

Paul L. Beare, Dean
Education Building, Room 210
559.278.0210
www.fresnostate.edu/kremen

Degrees and Programs Offered

BA in Liberal Studies, B.A.

The interdepartmental programs include the Master of Arts program in Education Curriculum and Instruction and the Victim Services Certificate of Special Study Program. See Kremen School of Education and Human Development Programs.

Requirements

Liberal Studies Blended Program Requirements

The Blended Program blends or integrates three elements - the General Education program, the courses required in the liberal studies major, and the courses required for teacher preparation - which can result in a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential or Educational Specialist Credential. All liberal studies students complete the same program of 99-103 units of general education and major courses but then have several ways in which they may complete their degree. For those pursuing a Multiple Subject or Educational Specialist Credential, most of the credential courses may be included in a carefully planned four-year program.

Attention: The liberal studies degree and credential listed here are correct as of the time of publication of this catalog. As teacher education programs are subject to state and system legislative control, it is recommended that students interested in the credential consult the Education Student Services Center of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development for current program requirements.

Those intending to complete the bachelor's degree and not teach, should enroll only in the courses listed in the major requirements below. However, they will have units remaining for elective or double major work. Those intending to teach should enroll in both the major requirements and each of the courses listed under the credential requirements.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

Liberal Studies Major

Major requirements (91-92 units)

General Education Areas (52-53 units)
[A1] COMM 3, 7, or 8 (3 units)
[A2] ENGL 5B or 10 (3 units)
[A3] Any A3 course (3 units)
[B1] NSCI 1A (3-4 units)
[B2] BIOL 10 (3 units)
[B4] MATH 10A (3 units)
[C1] ART 1; ARTH 10 and 11; MUSIC 9, 74; or DRAMA 62 (3 units)
[C1 or C2] ENGL 20, 30; HUM 10, 11 (3-4 units)
[C2] HIST 20* (3 units)
[D1] HIST 11 (3 units)
[D2] PLSI 2 (3 units)
[D3] GEOG 4 (3 units)
[E] CFS 39 (3 units)
[IB] NSCI 115 (3 units)
[IC] IAS 108 (3 units)
[ID] SSCI 110 (3 units)
[MI] SSCI 180 or SOC 111 (3 units)

Other Major Requirements (39 units)
CSCI 5 or IS 52 and 52L (3 units)
KINES 152 (3 units)
LING 11 (3 units)
MATH 10B (3 units)
PSYCH 169, SPED 120, or RA 125 (3 units)
ART 179, MUSIC 153, DRAMA 136, 137, or DANCE 160 (3 units)
ENGL 117W (3 units)
CI 100 (3 units)
COMM 114 (3 units)
ECON 165 (3 units)
LING 132 (3 units)
MATH 100 (3 units)
EES 9 (3 units)

Additional Requirements (9-12 units)
(Select one.) Consult your adviser for a list of concentrations. All concentrations require a total of 12 units. In most cases, the initial 3 units are fulfilled by the "lead-in" course which is found in the major. Courses taken for G.E. credit cannot count toward the concentration.

Electives and remaining degree requirements (16-21 units)
Electives may be used to satisfy Multiple Subject or Education Specialist Credential Program requirements as listed below.

Total (120 units)

* HIST 20 is G.E. Area C2 for liberal studies students only. (For all other students, HIST 20 is G.E. Area D3.)

Visual and Performing Arts Requirement Note

Selection of a visual and performing arts course in the major (ART 179, MUSIC 153, DRAMA 136, 137 or DANCE 160) must be from a discipline that is different from that taken to meet G.E. Area C1.
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Multiple Subject Credential

Prerequisite: EHD 50.
Prerequisite or corequisite*: CI 100.
For students pursuing a credential and a liberal studies degree simultaneously, the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) must be passed prior to enrollment in final student teaching (EHD 170 or SPED 175/176). For students pursuing a Multiple Subject Education/Specialist Credential after completion of a degree, the CSET must be passed as one condition for admission to the program.
Courses
CI 171, 175, 176; EHD 170, 174, 178; LEE 172, 173, 177; SPED 179
Total (51 units)
Note: Consult adviser for sequencing of courses.

* CI 100 may be taken concurrently with Phase 1 courses. CI 100 must be completed prior to beginning Phase 2 courses.

Education Specialist Credential

Prerequisite: EHD 50.
Prerequisite or corequisite*: CI 100
For students pursuing a credential and a liberal studies degree simultaneously, the California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET) must be passed prior to enrollment in final student teaching (EHD 170 or SPED 175/176). For students pursuing a Multiple Subject Education/Specialist Credential after completion of a degree, the CSET must be passed as one condition for admission to the program.
Courses
CI 171, 175, 176; LEE 172, 173, 177; EHD 174, 178; SPED 125, 130, 156, 171/172, 175/176;
Mild/Moderate
SPED 126, 136, 137
Moderate/Severe
SPED 145, 146, 147
Other approved courses
Total (51 units)

* CI 100 may be taken concurrently with Phase 1 courses. CI 100 must be completed prior to beginning Phase 2 courses.

For additional information regarding admission to the Multiple Subject or Education Specialist Credential programs, contact the Education Student Services Center in ED 100 or visit the KSOEHD Web site at http://www.fresnostate.edu/kremen/.

Liberal Studies majors who plan to obtain a credential should attend an orientation by signing up in the Education Student Services Center in ED 100 during the semester prior to entering the credential program.

Faculty

Name Degree Email Phone

Roadmap

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies Blended Program

Year One

Fall

  • GE Area A1-Oral Communication
  • GE Area A2-Written Communication
  • GE Area A3-Critical Thinking
  • GE Area B2-Life Sciences
  • GE Area C1-Arts
  • Lower Division Major Course:

Spring

  • GE Area B4-Quantitative Reasoning
  • Lower Division Major Course
  • GE Area D3-Social Science
  • GE Area D3-Social Science
  • Concentration Requirement:
  • Lower Division Major Course:

Year Two

Fall

  • Lower Division Course:

  • GE Area C2-Humanities

  • GE Area D1-American History
  • GE Area B1-Physical Science

  • GE Area E1-Lifelong Understanding
  • Concentration Requirement:

Spring

  • Concentration Requirement:
  • GE Area IC-Arts & Humanities
  • GE Area D2-American Government
  • Major Course :
  • Major Course:
  • Upper Division Writing Skills Requirement:
  • Major Course:

Year Three

Fall

  • Major Course:

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  • GE Area IB-Physical Univ & Life Forms
  • GE Area ID-Soc, Pol, Econ Inst & Beh, Hist
  • Major Course:
  • GE Area MI-Multicultural/ International

Spring

  • Major Course:
  • Credential Elective:
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Year Four

Fall

  • Major Course:
  • Concentration Requirement:
  • Credential Elective:
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Spring

  • Credential Elective:
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Careers

In the classroom with young pupils

The Liberal Studies Blended Program blends or integrates three elements—the General Education program, the courses required in the liberal studies major, and the courses required for teacher preparation—which can result in a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential or Educational Specialist Credential.

All liberal studies students complete the same program of 99-103 units of general education and major courses but then have several ways in which they may complete their degree. For those pursuing a Multiple Subject or Educational Specialist Credential, most of the credential courses may be included in a carefully planned four-year program.

As teacher education programs are subject to state and system legislative control, it is recommended that students interested in the credential consult the Education Student Services Center of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development for current program requirements.

What You Can Earn

Elementary School Teacher
$53,803 (in this region)

Source: HR reported data from salary.com as of December 2012

Interesting Classes That You Might Take

  • Development of Artistic Expression (Art and Design)
  • Group Discussion (Communication)
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  • Exploring Mathematics

What You Can Learn

  • A strong, broad and diversified foundation of education
  • Ways of thinking, exploring, and understanding the world from the perspective of others
  • An appreciation and understanding of the arts, the sciences, the humanities, and the various cultures that compose our ever changing area

About the School

The Kremen School of Education and Human Development is a center for academic excellence and collaboration in the fields of education and counseling. Graduates will become community leaders who advocate for high standards and democratic values with attention to professional ethics and diversity.

School Contact Information

Kremen School of Education and Human Development
5005 N. Maple Ave. MS ED1
Fresno, CA 93740-8025

Phone: (559) 278-0300

FAX: (559) 278-0387

Department Contact Information

Education Student Services Center 
Kremen School of Education and Human Development 
5005 N. Maple, Fresno, California, 93740-8025

Office Location:

Education Building, Room 100

Phone (559) 278-0300 | Fax (559) 278-0387