Mar 29, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies Major (Bachelor of Arts)

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Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 125-127

Freshman - Credits: 32

  • Foreign Language   (Cr: 6)
  • Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 6)
  • Electives    (Cr: 9)

Sophomore - Credits: 32-33

  • Global Issues General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • English Elective    (Cr: 3)
  • International Studies Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Philosophy or Religion Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Science or Math Elective   (Cr: 3-4)
  • Electives   (Cr: 3)

Junior - Credits: 31-32

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • Individual and Society General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3)
  • Science and Technology General Education Requirement   (Cr: 3-4)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement    (Cr: 3)
  • History Elective    (Cr: 3)
  • Political Science Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Psychology or Sociology Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Electives    (Cr: 6)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • American Studies or Liberal Studies Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • Elective   (Cr: 3)
  • General Education Electives    (Cr: 6)
    (must be above the 100 level)

Liberal Studies Discipline-Specific Electives

The eight discipline-designated elective requirements (English; history; international studies; political science; philosophy or religion; psychology or sociology; math or science; American studies or liberal studies) may be met by taking any course with the individual discipline’s prefix.  However, at least three of the eight courses must be above the 100-level.

The American studies/liberal studies elective requirement may be met by taking any course with an AMS or LST designation or one of the following courses:

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the liberal studies program students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the content of liberal arts disciplines.
  • Communicate effectively in written form within the conventions of individual liberal arts disciplines or in work that is interdisciplinary.   
  • Articulate the connections and distinctions between and among liberal arts disciplines, and their contemporary relevance.
  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage constructively in intellectual discourse in various disciplines.
  • Make connections between the liberal arts and professional opportunities through a variety of internships.

Interdisciplinary Seminar Requirement

Students must take a minimum of two LST 201 Interdisciplinary Seminars to complete the program. These seminars are team-taught and examine topics from at least two disciplinary perspectives. The topics will change each semester.

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