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2013-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, BA

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The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program is a multidisciplinary degree that emphasizes breadth of study. The program is designed to meet the needs of students whose educational, professional career or personal goals may not be fully met with a specific major, and for students who have abilities to plan and develop a program appropriate to their interests. The mission of the Liberal Studies major is to produce students who develop skills and characteristics of a global learner, a liberally educated person and an effective leader in a global society. Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies should be able to think critically, ethically, analytically and communicate effectively. Liberal studies majors should appreciate viewing problems or ideas from varying perspectives and are flexible and adaptable in new situations. Students should also develop a love of learning and commit to being lifelong learners.

Program Goals

  • Provide students with an individualized degree program option
  • Prepare students intellectually through innovative courses that integrate theory and practical learning
  • Prepare students for civic engagement, social responsibility, and leadership in a global society
  • Prepare students in understanding the interdisciplinary nature of knowledge

Program Objectives

  • To provide students with knowledge that results in their becoming an intellectually well-rounded individual.
  • To prepare students with the academic and research skills required for graduate and professional studies.
  • To prepare students to grow personally and professionally while contributing to a global society.

Key Student Learning Outcomes

  • Critical and analytical thinker
  • Effective Communicator
  • Problem Solver
  • Global Learner

The following requirements must be met in order to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies

Total Liberal Studies Core Course: 15

Liberal Studies Supporting Courses (Select one class from each group)

Core Focus of Study (Select twelve classes above 100 level.)

These courses can be selected from any department. Students must meet all prerequisite requirements for courses.

Twelve 200, 300 or 400 level courses, 3 credits each: 36

Student in conjunction with a Liberal Studies Advisor selects appropriate classes for core focus of study. Classes may be selected from above supporting classes, but cannot count for both the Core Focus of Study AND as a Supporting Course. However, Core Focus of Study and Supporting Courses CAN satisfy TEP requirements.

Grand Total Liberal Studies Major Requirements with TEP: 125

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