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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

University Graduation Requirements20
Core Lower Division General Education15
Of the 39 units required by the university, 24 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Upper Division General Education3
Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions0
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM63
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in the United States Historical and Political ProcessM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. U.S. History and GovernmentM63
HIST 015B. U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
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
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement0
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 Spanish5
SPAN 001B. Elementary Spanish5
SPAN 025A. Intermediate SpanishC25
SPAN 025B. Intermediate SpanishC25
Or SPAN 020A, SPAN 020B for Spanish speakers; or required results on the Spanish Proficiency Test at the Foreign Language Department.
Requirements 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 070. Lifespan Development in the 21st CenturyE3
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.