Liberal Studies


Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Core Curriculum 21 cr
PH 103 Fundamentals of Logical Thinking  
LS 221 Introduction to Liberal Studies I: Prehistory to the Early Modern World  
LS 222 Introduction to Liberal Studies II: Reformation to the Present  
LS 250 Great Books  
LS 301 Contemporary Issues  
LS 400 Senior Project  
Studies in the Liberal Arts and Sciences 21 cr
History and Political Science:
  • HIS 101 Late Antiquity until the Renaissance
  • HIS 102 Western Civilization: The Reformation to 1918
  • HIS 334 The Reformations
  • HIS 251 The French Revolution
  • HIS 210 Ancient Greece
  • HIS 212 Roman Civilization
  • Any Upper Level history course
  • PO 200 American National Government
  • PO 202 Introduction to Law
  • PO 220 History of Political Philosophy
  • PO 304 Constitutional Law
  • PO 320 American Foreign Policy
  • PO 340 Public Policy
  • PO 303 Legal History
6 cr.
Philosophy:
  • PH 217 Ancient Philosophy
  • PH 223 Modern Philosophy
  • PH 205 The Meaning of Life
  • PH 101 Introduction to Philosophical Thinking
  • PH 102 Introduction to Ethical Thinking
  • Any Upper Level Philosophy Course
3 cr.
English:
  • EN 231 Introduction to Language
  • EN 232 Introduction to Poetry
  • EN 233 Introduction to Drama
  • EN 234 Introduction to Fiction
  • EN 311 Creative Writing
  • EN 317 Earlier American Literature
  • EN 318 Later American Literature
  • EN 323 Literary Modernism
  • EN 325 Modern Grammar
  • EN 356 Women’s Literature
  • EN 440 Shakespeare
  • EN 450 Romanticism in Literature
  • Any Upper Level Literature Course (except Adolescent
  • Literature)
  • Any Upper Level Writing Course
3 cr.
Fine Arts:
  • AR 215 Art History I
  • AR 216 Art History II
  • AR 316 Modern Art
  • AR 319 History of Graphic Design
  • Any Upper Level Art Course
  • MU 205 Music Appreciation
  • MU 210 Music in a Global Society
  • Any Upper Level Music
  • TH 101 Basic Principles of Acting
  • TH 216 Principles of Directing
  • TH 341 Theatrical History and Literature to 1800
  • TH 342 Theatrical History and Literature to Present
3 cr.
Mathematics/Economics:
  • MA 210 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MA 301 Mathematical Thought
  • MA 350 History of Mathematics
  • EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics
  • EC 302 Labor Economics
  • EC 303 Money, Credit, and Banking
  • EC 401 History of Economic Thought
3 cr.
Sociology/Psychology:
  • PS 301 Social Psychology
  • PS 309 Human Sexuality
  • PS 315 Theories of Personality
  • PS 341 Positive Psychology
  • PS 381 Psychology of Gender
  • PS 401 Abnormal Psychology
  • PS 404 History and Systems of Psychology
  • SO 210 Social Institutions
  • SO 302 The Study of the Family
  • SO 303 Urban Sociology
  • SO 325 Social Deviance
  • SO 326 Sociology of Conflict, War, and Terror
  • SO 328 Sociology of Religion
  • SO 403 Social Theory
3 cr.
Modern Language
Eight credit hours in one modern or classical language
8 cr
TOTAL 50 cr

Students are required to choose their BA Minor in one of the following core liberal arts disciplines:
  • History 
  • Philosophy 
  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Fine Art 
  • Music 
  • Theater