The following courses currently are required for students pursuing a Liberal & Civic Studies Degree:

  • L&CS 121: Culture and Civic Responsibility
  • L&CS 122: Environmental Responsibility in a Global Community
  • L&CS 123: Modern Global Issues
  • L&CS 124: Assessment and Portfolio (.25 credit)
  • L&CS 130: Democracy and Active Citizenship or
  • L&CS 131: Education, Democracy and Active Citizenship

The depth and breath requirements for each track in the major requires completion of specific courses in the following areas, which will be determined with the student's L&CS adviser.

  • English
  • Religious Studies
  • January Term
  • Fine or Performing Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Kinesiology
  • History
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Science
  • Psychology

L&CS Praxis Courses

There are two optional Liberal & Civic Studies courses entitled the Praxis: Community Service, Praxis: and Praxis: REACH Program. Offered every semester for .25 credit, these four courses enable students to involve themselves in cultural (artistic) activities, community service, or public policy in greater depth. In addition to the field work (e.g., community service, working for a state senator or serving in student government, or attending plays or concerts or visiting art museums), students come together approximately once every three weeks to discuss what they are learning from their experiences. In addition, they complete a final paper or project. The Praxis courses are highly recommended for students who enjoyed forum discussions on these topics and want to continue their involvement.

Liberal & Civic Studies students working with children in an underserved community

                                       Liberal & Civic Studies students working in the Legacy Garden

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1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575
(925) 631-4000
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