ACADEMICS

  • Liberal Studies Courses

    LS 190 ST Introduction to Liberal Studies
    A special topics course that introduces students to interdisciplinary scholarship and learning as well as student-initiated/directed learning.
    Offered every year. 3-4 credits.
     
    LS 290 ST Intermediate Liberal Studies
    Focuses on a particular area of study that requires students to show mastery of the topic and a critical understanding of interdisciplinary learning and research methods.
    3-4 credits.
     
    LS 390 ST Advanced Liberal Studies

    This course is organized around a particular subject area or research methodology/problem. Students engage in joint or individual scholarship related to the course topic.
    3-4 credits.
     
    LS 401 Liberal Studies Honors Thesis
    Pre-req. At least 30 credits toward the Liberal Studies major.
    The honors thesis represents an advanced research project culminating in a written liberal arts thesis that extends a student's Liberal Studies course of study.
    3 credits.
     
    LS 402 Liberal Studies Honors Research
    Pre-req. At least 30 credits toward the Liberal Studies major.

    The honors scientific or social scientific research project includes a written paper reporting on the project’s results and extends to an advanced level a student's Liberal Studies course of study.
    3 credits.
     
    LS 403 Liberal Studies Honors Creative Project/Portfolio
    Pre-req. At least 30 credits toward the Liberal Studies major.
    The honors creative work/portfolio extends to an advanced level a student's Liberal Studies course of study in the areas of the visual arts, theater, music, dance, literature, filmmaking, or another area of creative expression.
    3 credits.
     
    LS 490 Capstone/Senior Research in Liberal Studies
    Pre-req. At least 30 credits toward the Liberal Studies major.
    This course provides an opportunity for students to compile evidence and reflect on the courses and independent work comprising their Liberal Studies major. Students will be expected to develop a cohesive narrative of their course of study.
    3 credits.