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2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
2022-2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, B.A. - General Studies Subplan/Option: 120 units


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Offered by: College of Education and Integrative Studies, Liberal Studies Department

Note(s):


*Students interested in elementary teaching should take KIN 3100  and GSC 2120 /GSC 2120L  to prepare for the California State Exam for Teachers (CSET) Multiple Subjects (one requirement to enter a teaching credential program). Taking KIN 4430  or GSC 1100  will apply towards graduation but will not provide the subject matter content necessary to pass CSET. If students who expect to take CSET Multiple Subjects do not complete these courses, they will need to self-study in those areas to prepare for the exam.

Subplan/Option Electives: 18 units


Any combination of courses listed below will satisfy the required 18 units. Emphases are listed to provide guidance for helping students to choose courses of interest that best fit your career goals, but there is no requirement for choosing a specific emphasis for fulfilling these units.

Community Studies Emphasis: 18 units


General Emphasis: 18 units


Lower Division Humanities, Social Science, and/or Natural Science (ENG, PHL, HST, ANT, PSY, SOC, GSC, BIO 1000-2999) - 6 units

Upper Division Humanities, Social Science, and/or Natural Science (ENG, PHL, HST, ANT, PSY, SOC, GSC, BIO 3000-4999) - 12 units

Pre-Professional Emphasis: 18 units


Sustainability Emphasis: 18 units


Unrestricted Electives: 0-27 units


Select a sufficient number of courses from “Major Required”, “Subplan/Option Required”, “Subplan/Option Electives”, “GE”, and “Unrestricted Electives” is at least 120 units.

General Education Requirements: 48 units


Students should view their Degree Progress Report (DPR) for information regarding their General Education requirements. Unless specific GE courses are required for their major, please refer to the list of approved courses in the General Education Program in the University Catalog, https://catalog.cpp.edu. When viewing the catalog, students should select the catalog year associated with the GE requirements listed in their Degree Progress Report.

Area A. English Language Communication and Critical Thinking (9 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Oral Communication
2. Written Communication
3. Critical Thinking

Area B. Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning (12 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. Physical Sciences
2. Life Sciences
3. Laboratory Activity
4. Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
5. Science and Technology Synthesis

Area C. Arts and Humanities (12 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area and 3 additional units from sub-areas 1 and/or 2
1. Visual and Performing Arts
2. Literature, Modern Languages, Philosophy and Civilization
3. Arts and Humanities Synthesis

Area D. Social Sciences (9 units)


At least 3 units from each sub-area
1. U.S. History and American Ideals
2. U.S. Constitution and California Government
4. Social Science Synthesis

Area E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development (3 units)


Area F. Ethnic Studies (3 units)


 

For an alternative and interdisciplinary way to complete some of their GE requirements, students may choose the Interdisciplinary General Education program, see below. 

Interdisciplinary General Education: 18 units


An alternate pattern for partial fulfillment of GE Areas A, C, and D available for students is the Interdisciplinary General Education (IGE) program.  Students should see an advisor for specific GE coursework required by their major.  Please refer to the University Catalog General Education Program section for additional information.

How IGE fulfills General Education Requirements:

GE Area Courses
A2 IGE 1100  and IGE 1200 
Category II students are eligible to enroll in IGE 1100 (Fall) and IGE 1200 (Spring) as a two-course sequence to fulfill GE Area A2. Students who choose this sequence will also satisfy GE Area C2. Category III and IV students need to enroll in English composition courses in the A2 GE course list.
C1 IGE 2350  
C2 IGE 1100 , IGE 1200 , IGE 2150 , or IGE 2250  
C3 IGE 3100  (cannot double count for both C3 and D4)
D1 IGE 2150  or IGE 2250 
Also satisfy American Institutions Part A
D4 IGE 3100  (cannot double count for both C3 and D4)

A single course cannot be double-counted across multiple GE Areas.

revised 07/12/2024

American Institutions: 6 units


Courses that satisfy this requirement may also satisfy GE Areas D1 and D2.

Graduation Writing Test


The Graduation Writing Test (GWT) is suspended until Fall 2023. Students entering Cal Poly Pomona before Fall 2023 are not required to take the Graduation Writing Test.

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