Liberal Studies Program Checklist

Liberal Studies Program Checklist (as of Fall 2008)
* Unofficial Worksheet; your official record is your evaluation report on Web advisor.

Student: _______________________________________

General Graduation Requirements:

You are responsible for consulting the current University of Redlands Catalog regarding graduation requirements and are responsible for monitoring your own progress. In your senior year, you should contact the registrar’s office to arrange for a “grad check.” The Registrar determines the general transferability of courses from other institutions and their application of fulfilling LAFs.

Major Requirements:

Liberal Studies majors must complete a minimum of three semester units in each required subject category below and must complete all courses for the Liberal Studies major with a grade of 2.0 [C] or higher. Liberal Studies majors are also required to complete a second major of their choice.

1. Liberal Studies Core Course

LBST 101 Introduction to Education
LBST 201 Studies in Education (fulfills CSAC)
LBST 290 Portfolio Workshop
LBST 301 Inquiry and Analysis in Education
LBST 401 Senior Research Seminar in Education (may fulfill WB)

2. Subject Matter Courses

The courses below represent the most appropriate choices for fulfilling the LAFs relative to the state’s content standards. Alternative courses may be substituted at the discretion of the LBST advisor in consideration of the disciplinary major chosen by the student, etc. (See reverse for course titles and other recommended coursework.)

One of MUS 098 or ART 118 (CP)
One of REL 125 or SOAN 102 or any other appropriate CC-designated course (CC)
EDUG 310 (DD)
EDUG 331 (HB)
One of HIST 101 or HIST 102 or HIST 121 or HIST 122 (HH)
One of ENGL 201 or another appropriate HL – designated course (HL)
One of REL 125 or PHIL 100 or another appropriate HP – designated course (HP) 
BIOL 107 (M1) i.
MATH 101 (M2 and prerequisite for MATH 102)
MATH 102
One of CHEM 102 or EVST 220 or PHYS 103 or PHYS 104 (M3)
GOVT 111 (SE)

Remaining Liberal Arts Foundation Requirements:

Foreign Language (FL)
Writing Across Curriculum (depending on placement and preference for fulfilling WA and WB)

3. Potential 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.

Departmental Honors:

A departmental honors program in Liberal Studies is available for those who wish to pursue advanced undergraduate research in elementary education. To apply for honors you must have a cumulative U of R GPA of at least 3.45 and you must have completed LBST 301 or its equivalent successfully. You should submit a thesis proposal to the Program Director by the end of the spring semester of your junior year. The deadline to apply for the honors program is the end of the fourth week of the fall semester of the senior year.

LBST major coursework aligned to California State Standards for Multiple Subjects (K-8):

ART 118 “Art for Children”
BIOL 107 “Concepts of Biology”
CHEM 102 “Environmental Chemistry”
EDUG 310 “Second Language Acquisition”
EDUG 331 “Child Development” (A Child Development course must have been completed within the last six years of application to the School of Education.)
ENGL 201 “Critical Reading” or any 200-level HL-designated course
EVST 220 “Physical Geography”
GOVT 111 “American National Government” (Meets California’s Constitution requirement)
HIST 101 “World Civilization to 1450”
HIST 102 “World Civilization since 1450”
HIST 121 “American Civilization I”
HIST 122 “American Civilization II”
MATH 101 “Finite Mathematics” (prerequisite for MATH 102)
MATH 102 “Explorations in Mathematics for Prospective Educators”
MUS 098 “Music for the Classroom Teacher”
PHIL 100 “Introduction to Philosophy”
PHYS 103 “Astronomy”
PHYS 104 “Elementary Physics”
REL 125 “World Religions”
SOAN 102 “Introduction to Cultural Anthropology”

Other recommended elective coursework:

Given your second major choice, your academic strengths and weakness, you may want to enroll in some of the following recommended electives. Electives that directly address significant material included in the Multiple Subject CSET are denoted with an asterisk.

Both ART 118 and MUS 098 are additional introductory courses in the visual/performing arts*
CHEM 102 and/or additional sciences from those listed above*
CS 102 “Introduction to Computers for Educators”
ENGL 215 “Children’s Literature”
ENGL 241 “Linguistics”
HIST 323 “California History” and/or additional history courses from those survey listed above* 
PE 310 “Instructional Strategies for Physical Education”*
PSYC 220 “Exceptional Child”
SPCH 110 “Fundamentals of Speech”*

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