Liberal Studies

Liberal Studies Program - Descriptive Copy

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The Liberal Studies programs (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science) are the most flexible degree programs available at the college. That flexibility allows students to design individualized academic experiences meeting their unique educational interests and career goals. Each of the degree programs in Liberal Studies is structured around a core of multi- and inter-disciplinary courses that combines the methods and insights of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences with the practical aspects of professional education.

Goals:
•   To prepare students to become lifelong learners in both their professional and personal lives;
•   To emphasize the inter-relatedness of liberal and professional education;
•   To encourage intellectual, social, and ethical growth through the critical examination of works in art, science, philosophy, and literature; and
•   To prepare students to be successful citizens and leaders in a global community.

Special Features:
While only students in the bachelor of science program are required to take a professional internship, all Liberal Studies students are encouraged to take advantage of such experiences.



Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
General Education Courses (credits)


First Year Seminar (3)
X
X
Written Communications (6)
X
X
Spoken and Interpersonal Communications (6)
X
X
Computer Literacy (0)
X
X
Ethics (3)
X
X
Quantitative Literacy (3)
X
X
Cultural Literacy (3)
X
X
Scientific Literacy (3-4)
X
X
Diversity and Social Consciousness (3)
X
X
Visual Literacy (3)
X
X
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Information Literacy: HG/HU/SB 375 Methods of Inquiry (3)
X
X
Senior Capstone: HU/SB 499 Capstone Seminar in the Humanities/Capstone I- Applied: Senior Project (3)

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS

X


39

X


39
Program Courses (credits)


HG ___ History/Government elective (3)
X (6)
X (3)
SB ___ Social/Behavioral Science elective (3)
X (6)
X (3)
EN ___ Literature elective (3)
X (6)
X (3)
HU ___ Philosophy elective (3)
X (6)
X (3)
SM ___ Lab Science course (4)
X
X
CM 3/4__ Communications course (3)
X

HG/SB 3/4__Social Science course (3)
X
X
EN/HU 3/4__ English/Humanities course (3)
X
X
FA 3/4__ Fine Arts course (3)
X
X
HU 465 Ethical Issues in Organizations

X
SB 110/120/130 Introduction to Anthropology/Psychology/Sociology

X
__ ___ Internship (6)

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS


40
X

37
Electives (credits)


300/400 level arts and sciences electives X (24)
X (3)
100-400 level open electives
X (18)
X (24)
300/400 level open electives

X (18)
TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS
42
45



TOTAL CREDITS FOR DEGREE
121
121



Liberal Studies Program - Contact Information

Contact Information:

Michael Sanders
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Interim Program Director, Liberal Studies
Division Chair, Humanities and Natural Sciences
13 Nickerson St.
Phone: (315) 655-7162
Email: mlsanders

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