Bachelor of Arts Requirements

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All Liberal Studies core courses and the subject matter courses must be least 3 credits and must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or higher. Students with recommended placement in advanced courses in any discipline are encouraged to enroll accordingly. All course substitutions or equivalences for major courses must be approved by the Liberal Studies program director; students should contact the Liberal Studies Program office regarding suitability of specific courses in each subject area.

1. Liberal Studies Core Courses

LBST 101 Introduction to Education
LBST 201 Studies in Education
LBST 290 Portfolio Workshop
LBST 301 Inquiry and Analysis in Education
LBST 401 Senior Research Seminar in Education

2. Subject Matter Courses

The courses below represent the most appropriate choice(s) for fulfilling the respective LAF relative to the state’s content standards. Alternative courses may be substituted at the discretion of the LBST advisor chosen by the student.

CP: MUS 098 Music for the Classroom Teacher or ART 118 Art for Children

CC: REL 125 World Religions or SOAN 102 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or any other appropriate CC designated course

DD: EDUG 310 Second Language Acquisition

HB: EDUG 331 Child Development

HH: HIST 101 World Civilization to 140 or HIST 102 World Civilization since 1450 or HIST 121 American Civilization I or HIST 122 American Civilization II

HL: ENGL 201 Critical Reading, or any 200 level HL designated course HP: REL 125 World Religions or PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy or any other appropriate HP designated course

M1: BIOL 107 Concepts of Biology

M2: MATH 102 Explorations in Mathematics for Prospective Educators, to be taken after its prerequisite, MATH 101 Finite Math that actually provides the Ms

M3: CHEM 102 Environmental Chemistry or EVST 220 Physical Geography or PHYS 103 Astronomy or PHYS 104 Elementary Physics

SE: GOVT 111 American National Government (also meets state’s Constitution requirement)

*The only LAF not covered is the FL (Foreign Language), to be chosen by the student.

3. Second Major

The course of study is subject to the guidelines set forth by the program in which the second major is taken. The second major must be declared before registration for the junior year.

Additional Recommended Courses

ENGL 215 Children’s Literature

ALL of the following: HIST 101 World History to 1450, HIST 102 World History Since 1450, HIST 121 American Civilization I and HIST 122 American Civilization II

ALL of the following: CHEM 102 Environmental Chemistry, PHYS 104 Elementary Physics, PHYS 103 General Astronomy, and EVST 220 Physical Geography

ALL of the following: MUS 098 Music for the Classroom Teacher, and ART 118 ART for Children

PE 310 Instructional Strategies for Physical Education

SPCH 110 Fundamentals of Speech





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