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Liberal Arts

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts is designed to provide students with a curriculum that is broad, flexible, and challenging, and to provide the means for degree recipients to be liberally educated and recognize the interrelatedness of knowledge. Students take courses from give core areas: Communications; Social Sciences; Humanities; Critical Reasoning and Analytic Methods; and Science, Technology and the Environment. The program culminates in an experiential educational component via a Senior Capstone Seminar and either an independent research project or a 90-hour internship.

Learning Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively using critical reasoning skills.
  • Evaluate the effect of cultural artifacts on core values.
  • Produce critical solutions to problems by applying patterns of human behavior.
  • Respond adaptively to changing information and circumstances.
  • Synthesize ideas/perspectives in a manner which demonstrates the interrelatedness of knowledge.
  • Evaluate research data to produce solutions to problems.

Why Study This Program?

Because of the broad skill-set that is learned, many career options are available to students graduating with a Liberal Arts degree. Graduates will possess the ability to communicate effectively, make judgements, and understand and analyze difficult concepts.

Experiences & Opportunities

  • Learn critical thinking, creative problem solving, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Applied knowledge for real-world settings
  • The liberal arts faculty are rigorous teachers and creative researchers
  • Work one-on-one with faculty
  • Internship assistance
  • Practicum assistance
  • Senior Capstone
  • Graduate school application preparation

Careers

  • Human Resources
  • IT and Networking
  • Sales
  • Programming and Software Development
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Design
  • Media and Communication
  • Social Services
  • Training Specialist
  • Library Science
  • Education

Required Coursework

Liberal Arts (45 hours) (Must earn a minimum 2.25 GPA)

Communication (9 hours): Three of the following courses:

  • CMN 260 Small Group Discussion
  • CMN 301 Communication Theory
  • CMN 302 Techniques of Persuasion
  • CMN 303 Presentation Design
  • CMN 310 Conflict Management
  • ENG 302 Professional Writing

Social Science (9 hours): Three of the following courses:

  • ECO 302 Current Economic Issues
  • GEO 301 Cultural Geography
  • HIS 301 Studies in Leadership
  • POS 301 International Relations
  • POS 391 Constitutional Law I
  • POS 392 Constitutional Law II
  • SOC 301 Organizational Behavior and Theory
  • SOC 306 Sociology of Social Institutions

Science, Technology and Environment (6 hours): Two of the following courses:

  • ANT 302 Global Issues
  • BIO 301 The American Environment
  • SOC 304 Issues in Information Technology

Humanities (9 hours): Three of the following courses:

  • ART 301 Understanding the Arts
  • ENG 308 Contemporary Literature
  • ENG 309 Advanced Literary Genres
  • HUM 304 The American Landscape
  • PHL 301 Philosophy of Popular Culture
  • PHL 302 Values and Choices
  • PHL 303 Contemporary Philosophy & Politics

Critical Reasoning and Analytical Methods (6 hours): Each of the following courses:

  • CRT 301 Critical Thinking
  • CRT 353 Research Methods

 

Senior Coursework (6 hours):

  • SIT 402 Senior Research Project OR SIT 491 Senior Internship
  • SIT 403 Capstone Seminar