Worcester State University
Liberal Arts And Sciences Curriculum


Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum WSU | Pathways to Discovery

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC) is designed to ensure breadth in the range of subjects students will encounter and in the range of approaches to that material. The curriculum will equip students with the skills and attitudes to analyze, appreciate, and affect the world in which they live and it will provide an invaluable context for understanding that world. The University encourages the study of world languages for preparing students to live and work in an increasingly global and diverse society.

Having completed classes in the LASC, students will:

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication.
  • Employ quantitative and qualitative reasoning.
  • Apply skills in critical thinking.
  • Apply skills in information literacy.
  • Display an appreciation for the interrelations among global and cross-cultural communities.
  • Develop a critical understanding of the U.S. experience.
  • Understand the roles of science and technology in our modern world.
  • Demonstrate and value personal creative expression.
  • Understand how scholars in various disciplines approach problems and construct knowledge.
  • Make connections across courses and disciplines.
  • Develop as healthy individuals – physically, emotionally, socially, ethically, and intellectually.
  • Display socially responsible behavior and act as socially responsible agents in the world.

As part of the LASC, students will be required to successfully complete courses in the following areas:

Core Courses:
First-Year Seminar
Capstone Seminar

Content Area Courses:
Creative Arts
Global Perspectives
Human Behavior and Social Processes
Individual and Community Well-Being
Natural Systems and Processes
Quantitative Reasoning
Thought, Language, and Culture
United States and Its Role in the World

Across the Curriculum Courses:
Writing Across the Curriculum
Diversity Across the Curriculum
Math Across the Curriculum

For a complete overview of the LASC, please click here for the LASC document.

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