"To serve as a model of transdisciplinary study that fosters student inquiry and learning using a breadth of intellectual approaches and knowledge to enable students to critically engage with our diverse and complex world and meaningfully contribute, with purpose, to the public good."
"Mussolini and the fascists made us understand that obedient human beings are dangerous human beings. When we decided to build a new society after the war we understood that we needed to have schools in which children dared to think for themselves, and where children got the conditions for becoming active and critical citizens." -Renzo Bonazzi, Reggio Emilia's Mayor from 1962 to 1976
Did You Know.....
Liberal Studies students have a higher GPA than the university average.
Liberal Studies students complete more units per quarter than the university average.
Liberal Studies students graduate at a higher rate than the university average.
7.8% of CSUSB's undocumented student population are Liberal Studies majors.
71.2% of all Liberal Studies students are Hispanic- that's 13.2% higher than the university average.
- PAF Fall 2020 Deadlines (Main Campus)
- Special Education: TBA
- Multiple Subject: TBA
- PAF Fall 2020 Deadlines (PDC)
- Multiple Subject: TBA
- PAF Winter 2020 Deadline
- Multiple Subject: October 21, 2019
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The Teachers' Table
The Teachers' Table is a multimodal series of informal chats between emerging educators and established educators.
Sept. 10, 2019
CSUSB President, Dr. Tomás D. Morales
On September 10, 2019, in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month and Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week, CSUSB's first Hispanic President, Dr. Tomás D. Morales, sat down with a group of Liberal Studies students for the inaugural installment of The Teachers' Table.
Watch It Here:
Oct. 4, 2019
CSUSB Golden Apple Award-winning Professor, Juan Delgado
Oct. 12, 2019
CSUSB College of Education Dean Emeritus,
Dr. Ernest Garcia
Current Liberal Studies Students and Alumni in the News
"Super excited about being featured, I loved my time at CSUSB it was the foundation of so much growth and learning for me as well as relationships that I still cherish." -Jessica Carillo
Riverside, CA - Jessica Carrillo was born in San Bernardino, CA. She graduated from CSUSB in 2017 with a Bachelor's degree in Liberal Studies (minor in Special Education). Jessica has served as a facilitator and educator across a broad spectrum of learners in the field of education ranging from preschool, k-12, and adults. She has worked in the non-profit sector for many years while completing both undergrad and graduate work, most recently with organizations such as S.C.I.P.P., Inlandia, Riverside Art Museum, and Glocally Connected, a local nonprofit organization that promotes community building in order to support the refugee population in southern California, the work resulted in its first publication in partnership with the Riverside Art Museum (RAM) and UCR.
Post-graduation Jessica moved to Riverside and began volunteering at the RAM. During this time she curated visual branding and media content to promote the Cheech, she also assisted in organizing community outreach + fundraiser campaigns for the Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture & Industry (stated to open in 2020).Currently, Jessica teaches bilingual creative writing workshops for the Inlandia Institute and in 2018, she was accepted to the University of Redlands to pursue a Master in Education and Leadership. Most recently, Jessica co-founded (alongside Mariana Gomez and Cynthia Huerta,) Inland Mujeres, a creative collective based in Riverside CA. The mission for Inland Mujeres was to create a women-focused community made by womxn for womxn based within the Inland Empire. The idea was to inspire, connect and empower one another through creative workshops, local meet-ups + events and community activism that was inclusive, accessible and representative for womxn of color. Since launching Inland Mujeres in 2018, we have worked alongside other local artists, organizations, Institutions, and local businesses such as San Bernardino Valley College, Pavel Acevedo, Fritz Aragon, Cosme Cordova, Denise Cortes, Riverside Community Health Foundation, Riverside Community College, Consumption Collab, Homage Brewing, Tio's Tacos, Division 9 Gallery, Urge Pallet, Pain Sugar Gallery, Back to the Grind, KUCR, Riverside Latino Network, and the Life Arts Center. It's been amazing to see our collective thrive, and in 2019 we moved into our
first studio space in downtown Riverside, we also have collaborated with another artist on mural work in Riverside. The Inland Mujeres studio is now open every month for the Riverside Artwalk and features womxn artists from all over the Inland Empire.
Jessica believes in the advancement of all womxn and the magic that occurs when we come together to create a brighter future for generations to come!
#letsgrowjuntas is our slogan and we firmly believe anything is possible if we work to support one another!
Inland Mujeres Website: inlandmujeres.com
Inland Mujeres Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inlandmujeres/
Glocally Connected: https://glocallyconnected.org/newsletter/august-2018
Riverside Artswalk: https://www.riversideartswalk.com/
Liberal Studies in Action
Fall Quarter Self-Care
At PALS we encourage and support welcoming a year of love, progress, self-care, education, and growth! Allow this year to be kind to you while you are kind to others! Stay on top of school workloads and other engagements by organizing your time with a planner or calendar. Drink lots of water to cleanse your body and psyche! Green, as well as various other herbal teas, are known to help improve cognitive functioning and memory.
A 2006 study by "The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" on female mice proved an antioxidant in green tea, catechin, helped prevent stress-related brain aging. Rosemary is another herb that can be boiled to make a relaxing tea with brain-related nutritional benefits. A 2013 study, published in an issue of "Fitoterapia," determined that rosemary improved long-term memory in rats, while another study, published in "CNS & Neurological Disorders-- Drug Targets," suggested that Carsonic acid, an antioxidant found in rosemary leaves, has the potential to be used as a pharmaceutical against Alzheimer's disease.
You have options to relax, quiet, and concentrate the mind this quarter- take advantage of them! PALS lounge users can take, make, and use a tea of their choosing from a selection readily available in our lounge kitchenette!
P.A.L.S. Studio and Student Lounge Hours
*Please note, advising/mentoring registration ends thirty minutes before closing.