Liberal Studies (LIBST)

Courses

LIBST 201   INTRODUCTION TO LIBERAL STUDIES   2 Units

An introduction to the concept of a liberal education, the methodologies of the liberal arts disciplines, and the use of computer technology for basic research. Students will create an individual plan of study to guide them through their Liberal Studies major and prepare them to complete a senior capstone project.
PREREQ: GENED 110, GENED 130, GENED 120 OR GENED 140 OR SOPHOMORE STATUS

LIBST 350   TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (GH)   3 Units

This course is an examination of the impact of various types of technology on a user's view of and behaviors regarding social responsibility. The use of digital technologies (such as social media, blogs, wearable technologies, video games) will be examined with regard to issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality, public health, political dissidence, and capitalism.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING

LIBST 366   SEX, GENDER, AND TELEVISION (GE)(GH)   3 Units

This course will focus on analysis of television production, content, and audience reception from the perspective of feminist and cultural theory, with consideration for historical and contemporary texts. Text and images will be examined for representations of sex, gender, women, and LGBT+ individuals with regard to how those representations impact meaning making, identity formation, politics, and social responsibility.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING

LIBST 400   CAPSTONE IN LIBERAL STUDIES   1 Units

Capstone in Liberal Studies provides a culminating experience for Liberal Studies majors. Students will evaluate their progress toward meeting the program's student learning objectives by assembling a portfolio of artifacts and by writing a reflective essay in which they demonstrate mastery of the program's student learning objectives.
PREREQ: LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR & SENIOR STATUS

LIBST 493   INTERNSHIP IN LIBERAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics.

LIBST 496   SPECIAL STUDIES   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings.

LIBST 497   EXCHANGE STUDIES   Repeatable   1-12 Units

Variable topics.

LIBST 498   INDEPENDENT STUDY   Repeatable   1-3 Units

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable

LIBST 499   SENIOR THESIS   3 Units

Individual research under the supervision of a member of the faculty.