Liberal Studies

LS 110WS. Writing in the K-8 Classroom

Prerequisites: Completion of at least 56 units; Completion of the lower-division writing requirement (G.E. A2). Enrollment limited to Liberal Studies majors. This course explores teaching writing in the K-8 classroom. This course is a writing intensive (W) course. In addition, service-learning (S-L) is an integral component of this course involving at least 20+ hours of work with children and reflections over the course of the semester. Meets the upper-division writing skills requirement for graduation.

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LS 115. Understanding and Applying Social Science Content, Pedagogy, & Technology in K-12

This Liberal Studies capstone course presents students with a framework for Social Science teaching and learning that is relevant to and embedded in the needs of diverse learners in California's Central Valley. Universal Access is a concept that encompasses planning for the greatest diversity of students from the beginning of planning, rather that adapting a reactive manner. (Formerly EHD 180T)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

LS 120. Community-Based Learning in STEM

Prerequisite:Enrollment is limited to seniors who completed 90 units of the Liberal Studies. This course is designed to prepare preservice elementary teachers to teach Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in integrated, learner-centered, and culturally sustainable ways. (Formerly EHD 180T)

Units: 3
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

UNIV 1. An Introduction to Learning and the University

Assists students to acquire attitudes and skills needed to be effective lifelong learners. Individual and group activities focus on adaptation to change, study skills, goal setting, time management, career planning, information competence, community engagement, health and wellness. Exposure to campus resources. GE Area E1.

Units: 3
GE Area: E1