LBSU 300 University College Foundations
Prerequisites: Minimum of 30 credits or permission of advisor. This course is required of all undergraduate degree seeking students at University College. It is a broadly defined mid-point integration of life, degree and career planning. It also provides an assessment of Chapman's general education (liberal arts) core outcomes – including understanding of the various disciplines' approaches to knowledge and the use of critical thinking/expressing, electronic research and student services resources and multi-media presentations. Its goal is to personalize a student's education so that he or she may become a more independent and life-long learner. This course may also be offered online. 3 credits.
LBSU 301 Models of Interdisciplinary Thinking
Prerequisites: ENGU 104. This course focuses on students acquiring, organizing, and presenting material from various distinguishable academic disciplines in order to integrate knowledge about a chosen theme or topic. Issues of post-modern inquiry will also be introduced. Students will formulate their own models of inquiry and practice and present their findings and conclusions for class assessment. Students may also choose to use this course for an in-depth preparation for their taking either the multiple or single subject CSET — California Subject Examination for Teachers. This course may also be offered online. 3 credits.
LBSU 305 Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio Development
Prerequisite: ENGU 103. This course is designed to develop the critical analytical skills for a student to comprehensively document his or her prior learning experience in order to create a portfolio to be submitted for the awarding of college credit toward a Chapman undergraduate degree. Emphasis is on the rigorous self assessment of prior learning using the KOLB principles, the researching of information as it pertains to this process and the further development of both narrative and expository writing skills. The portfolio produced in the course may be submitted to be assessed for credits beyond the units earned by passing the course. Each portfolio must match a CUC three credit course. This course must be completed satisfactorily before any PLA portfolios can be submitted. Students may choose to develop other portfolios to be evaluated for credit at a later date without having to take the course again. (Additional submission fees will be required.) This course is taught exclusively online. 3 credits
LBSU 307 Physical Education for Elementary School
Prerequisite: proof of CPR certification. Designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the purpose of physical education and methods for implementing a physical education curriculum in the elementary school. Analyses are made of fundamental movements, which when modified make up the skills of all sport and dance activities. 3 credits.
LBSU 310 Music, Movement and Drama: The Human Expression
Prerequisite: ENGU 104. This course examines the connected relationships of movement, music and drama and their importance as a reflection of world culture and social expression. Students will learn to recognize, appreciate, and build upon music theory, acting principles and dance foundations with some specific example applications to curriculum in the K-8 classroom. Choreographic studies will be infused with drama to create theater and/or individual expression using everyday curriculum. Video viewing, audio listening, and applied arts activities weekly. 3 credits.
LBSU 329 Experimental Topics in Liberal Studies
Prerequisite: ENGU 104. An examination of selected topics in the liberal arts relevant to evolving areas of importance to the field. Syllabi must be approved by the Division Chair and announced to the Curriculum and Academic Committee prior to being offered. May be repeated for credit provided the course content is different. 3 credits.
LBSU 401 The Tapestry of a Liberal Studies Education
Prerequisites: ENGU 104 and senior status. This senior capstone course in Liberal Studies is designed to assess students' cumulative knowledge and integrative skills in analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of the subject areas as related to K-8th grade curriculum. Each participant selects and prepares a portfolio of his/her Liberal Studies experience, demonstrating evidence of learning that addresses the Subject Matter Standards for Elementary School Teachers as prescribed by the State of California Commission of Teacher Credentialing (2002). The portfolio project will culminate in a written and oral presentation that will be assessed by a panel of faculty and staff members. 3 credits.
LBSU 402 Ways and Rhetoric of Knowing
Prerequisites: ENGU 104 and senior status. This course is designed to provide a capstone to an undergraduate degree program in the humanities. Students are challenged to consider fundamental questions of the construction of knowledge and its modes of dissemination. What are various ways of knowing? Is knowledge relative to particular cultures, genders or classes. How do various media affect the messages they were created to convey? How do others persuade you to accept their views of knowledge? What is the balance between faith and skepticism? Should pursuit of knowledge per se be restricted by ethical considerations? How can you more effectively persuade others to accept presentations of your point of view? 3 credits.
LBSU 499 Independent Study
Prerequisite: Instructor's approval and approval of petition. Directed reading and/or research designed to meet specific needs of superior upper division students. 1-3 credits.