Dec 08, 2021  
2013-2015 University Catalog 
2013-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, Interdisciplinary Thematic Plan, B.A.

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(120 UNITS)

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (120 units)

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies requires 51 units in the major, including: 30 units of core courses; and the 21-unit option under the Elementary Education Plan or the Interdisciplinary Thematic Plan. Each course counted for the major must be completed with a “C” (2.0) or better.

Sequence of Core Courses

Because the core curriculum is designed as an integrated whole and builds upon the student’s general education, there is an order in which these courses need to be taken and there are certain prerequisites for them.

LBST 302B  and LBST 301  are prerequisites for LBST 303 , LBST 304 , LBST 305 , because they pick up the historical developments where LBST 302B  leaves off.

LBST 401  and the Senior Seminar come last. LBST 401  or PHIL 401  requires the completion of LBST 304  and either LBST 303  or LBST 305 . The Senior Seminar requires senior standing, the completion of 90 units of college work.

Interdisciplinary Thematic Plan (21 units)

The Interdisciplinary Thematic Plan (ITP) is designed for students who have broad interests that expand beyond the confines of a single department. For these students, the ability to construct their own area of interdisciplinary study by taking advanced coursework in several disciplines may be more beneficial than restricting their study to one of the various majors offered by the university. The Interdisciplinary Thematic Plan does not duplicate any existing major. It is a well-thought-out, highly individualized group of courses that, even though they come from various departments, have a common subject, focus or interest.

ITP students may center their coursework on an academic interest or may select courses that prepare them for later professional training or for specific careers.

Total (120 units)

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