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BA - Liberal Studies, Concentration in Cross-Cultural Studies in Mexican and American Education

Cross-Cultural Studies in Mexican and American Education (CCSE) is an interdisciplinary major. This concentration provides future education professionals and scholars with a multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural program of study in education and society. The concentration is designed to facilitate students' understanding of the impact of cultural, ethnic, linguistic, and economic backgrounds on schooling, both in Mexican and American contexts. It is designed to help students experience and understand a foreign culture, and to acquire the self-confidence, independence, and leadership qualities that result from studying abroad through the LA META Program in Querétaro, Mexico. Students majoring in CCSE may wish to work with youth in a variety of ways, including as a bilingual teacher.

The BA, Liberal Studies, Concentration in Cross-Cultural Studies in Mexican and American Education, is not accepting applications due to a US State Dept travel warning for Mexico, which prevents students from completing a year in the CSU IP study abroad program in Mexico (a program requirement).


Course Requirements

General Education Requirements18
Of the 51 units required by the university, 33 units may be satisfied by specified major and support requirements. Consult major advisor for details.
American Institutions(6)
Of the 6 units required by the university, all may be satisfied within general education requirements as specified in the schedule of classes.
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement(3)
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
Preparation for the Major20
SPAN 001A. Elementary Spanish3
SPAN 001B. Elementary Spanish3
SPAN 025A. Intermediate SpanishC23
SPAN 025B. Intermediate SpanishC23
Or SPAN 020A, SPAN 020B for Spanish speakers; or required results on the Spanish Proficiency Test at the Foreign Language Department.
Requirement of the Major73
Humanities13
HUM 085. Introduction to Liberal Education1
HUM 100W. Writing in the HumanitiesZ3
HUM 185. Field Experience in Humanities3
HUM 190. Senior Seminar in Humanities3
AMS 169. The American DreamS3
Social Science9
SOCI 001. Introduction to SociologyD13
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM63
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Science and Mathematics12
BIOL 021. Human BiologyB2+B33
CHEM 030A. Introductory ChemistryB1+B33
GEOL 102. Historical Geology3
MATH 012. Number SystemsB43
Human Development and Foreign Language6
CHAD 067. Development of Human PotentialE3
SPAN 102B. Hispanic American CultureV3
Depth of Study6
Complete six units from:
MAS 185. Teaching in a Diverse Society3
SOCS 177. Sociology of Education3
LING 108. Introduction to Second Language Development, Teaching, and Assessment3
LING 129. Culture, Language and Ethnicity in the U.S.S3
Study Aborad- La META27
Complete 27 units of Study Abroad Courses in consultation with the Liberal Studies Advisor, including 2 semesters of Spanish
Prerequisites for a year abroad include a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all higher education work and upper division standing by the end of the spring term prior to departure.
University Electives7

Total Units:120

*Or SPAN 020A, SPAN 020B for Spanish speakers; or required results on the Spanish Proficiency Test at the Foreign Language Department.

**Prerequisites for a year abroad include a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all higher education work and upper division standing by the end of the spring term prior to departure.

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