Liberal Studies Concentration in Civics

Liberal Studies Concentration in Civics

The Liberal Studies Concentration in Civics is designed to prepare future teachers with a knowledge of United States political institutions, political culture and processes needed to meet the civics requirements of students K-12.

Requirements (21 units)
In consultation with an adviser, complete at least 21 units as follows:

  1. One of the following introductory, lower division courses (3 units):
    PSCI 2000 Introduction to Political Science, 3 units, or
    PSCI 2030 Global Politics, 3 units
  2. Two of the following courses on government, issues, and political structure (6-7 units):
    PSCI 3210 Legislative Process, 3 units
    PSCI 3220 Constitutional Law, 4 units
    PSCI 3225 Civil Liberties, 4 units
    PSCI 3320 Executive Legislative Relations, 3 units
    PSCI 3330 California Politics, 3 units
    PSCI 4230 The Presidency, 3 units
    PSCI 4330 Urban Politics, 4 units
  3. One of the following courses on political thought (3-4 units):
    PSCI 3030 American Political Thought, 3 units
    PSCI 4050 Political Ideologies, 4 units
  4. One of the following on multicultural issues and perspective (3-4 units):
    PSCI 3700 Ethnic and Gender Politics, 4 units
    PSCI 3810 Multicultural Community Building and Conflict Resolution, 3 units
    PSCI 4305 Gender Politics at Work, 3 units
  5. One of the following courses on cross-national politics and perspectives (3-4 units):
    PSCI 3400 Introduction to Comparative Politics, 3 units
    PSCI 3410 Comparative Politics: Latin America, 4 units
    PSCI 3430 Comparative Politics: Middle East, 3 units
    PSCI 3444 Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East, 4 units
    PSCI 3600 International Relations, 4 units
  6. LIBS Social Inquiry (3 units):
    PSCI 4316 Teaching Democracy in the Classroom, 3 units