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2015 - 2016 Catalog of Courses 
2015 - 2016 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies Major


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 39

See Liberal Arts Core  for course choices

Communication CO1/CO2 Any one approved CO1a course and any one approved 
       or CO2a course  (Credits: 7 - 10)
  CO2/CO3 Any one approved CO2a course and any approved 
    CO3a course  (Credits: 7 - 8)
Mathematics MA1 Any one approved MA1 course (Credits: 4)
Arts & Humanities AHb Any two approved AH courses  (Credits: 8)
History HIb Any one approved HI course  (Credits: 4)
Social & Behavioral Sciences SSb Any one approved SS course  (Credits: 4)
Natural & Physical Sciences SC1 Any one approved SC1 course  (Credits: 4)
  SC1 or SC2 Any one approved SC1 or SC2 course  (Credits: 3 - 4)
Physical Well-Being PE/ES Any one PE course or ES 100   (Credits: 1)


Major Requirements: Credits: 60

Specific Departmental Requirements:

General Track (the core): 

  • Primary Concentration (includes Senior Seminar)  Credits: 28
  • 16 credits in Primary Concentration must be upper division.
  • Two Secondary Concentrations  Credits: 24
  • 12 credits in each secondary concentration. A total of 12 of the 24 credits must be upper division.

 Note: Optional Tracks are described after the Areas of Concentration section.

Auxiliary Core Requirements:

  • Two semesters of one college-level modern language Credits: 8

Areas of Concentration:

The Area of Concentration section below lists the subject areas that you can use for primary and/or secondary concentrations.


Two art history courses and two studio courses are required for a Primary Concentration.


Gender and Women’s Studies:


All courses in the Department of History may be used.

Modern Language:

In addition to all Modern Languages courses, ED 333 a is allowed. Spanish and French allowed as primary or secondary concentration. Students may only declare one concentration in any Modern Language. Students with a primary concentration in Spanish may complete ML 431 a or ML 496 a to satisfy the Senior Seminar requirement.


For a primary concentration, students must complete these 5 courses (18 credits) plus 10 additional credits.

The remaining 10 credits in the primary concentration may be chosen from:

For a secondary concentration, students must take:

All additional credits in the secondary concentration must be chosen from:


All courses in the Department of Philosophy may be used.

Political Science:

 This course may not be used: 


No more than a combined total of six credits in psychology from off-campus coursework or Innovative Month or Independent Study (PSYC 299 /PSYC 499 ) may be counted toward a primary or secondary concentration.

The following courses are required if Psychology is used as a primary concentration:


This course is required for a primary concentration:


All courses in the Department of Theatre may be used.

A maximum of six credits may be counted toward the primary concentration, and a maximum of four credits may be counted toward the secondary concentration from:

Optional Tracks:

The following three tracks are recommended but not required. They are for students who wish to add to the General Track (the core) an emphasis on community engagement, or honors, or interdisciplinary study.

Community Engagement Track:

Honors Track:

Interdisciplinary Track:

Free Electives - Credits: Variable


a Check course description for minimum grade in prerequisite course(s) required to enroll in this course.

b A minimum of 15 credits of coursework must be completed in the combined areas of AH/HI/SS.

Note: Among the total credits required for graduation, at least 36 credits must be upper division (300- and 400-level) courses.

Note: Students completing the Liberal Arts Core in fewer than 39 credits will have additional free electives.

Note: Students who have met a prerequisite or required course through transfer, examinations, or assessment of prior learning will have additional free electives.

Freshman Map to Graduation:

Transfer Map to Graduation: