Liberal Arts Courses

 

LART600 Core Introductory Seminar: Research Methods and Interdisciplinary Thought

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Introductory seminar course acquainting students with the interdisciplinary nature of the Masters of Liberal Arts (MLA) program. Students will evaluate works (theories, philosophies, and research methods) that illustrate how interdisciplinary research leads to new insights and discoveries. Students will outline a personal professional development plan, design their program of study, and practice the steps required to construct a capstone proposal.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

LART601 Cross Cultural Seminar
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Explores multiple intensive cross-cultural topics leading to the development of critical thinking, creativity, broad-based knowledge, and communication skills. Using interdisciplinary approaches from multiple cultural and social perspectives, the assumptions of the current age are challenged using the tools of research and discovery, while focusing on the perennial and international concerns of human life drawn from the humanities, the sciences and the arts.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

LART605 Women, Technology and the Information Age
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Provides a detailed inquiry into, and analysis of, some of the major social, philosophical and ethical issues concerning women in the age of information technology. Particular attention will be given to the following topics: the education of girls in the elementary and secondary classroom; the technological resources available to women, especially in developing nations; the impact on women in the workplace; the impact on women in terms of family life; the impact on society.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

LART620 Introduction to Deliberative Public Learning

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of deliberative citizen discourse in a democracy. The course links study of theory with participation in actual public forums. Principles of deliberative discourse are studied in relation to theories of democracy and then applied in public forums. Research on public learning and classroom learning are examined, especially in relation to standards-based outcomes assessment. Students will become effective moderators in public deliberative forums and interpreters of results. This course also prepares students for more advanced study of civic engagement and public scholarship and its application in the middle and secondary school settings.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

LART680 Capstone and Continuing Capstone Studies

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

A research-based seminar designed to facilitate the design, development, and implementation of either a creative or research-based MLA Capstone Project as the culmination of the Master of Liberal Arts program. Restricted to graduate-level students who have completed all other requirements for the Master of Liberal Arts degree, a minimum of 24 credits. Students must also have had their Capstone Proposals approved by the MLA Director.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

LART698 Liberal Arts Seminar

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An intensive seminar approach to the development of critical thinking, creativity, broad-based knowledge of worldwide culture and overall communication skills. Topics are designed to facilitate interdisciplinary approaches to the perennial and international concerns of human life, challenge the assumptions of the current age, and the discovery and understanding of ideas drawn from the humanities, the sciences, and the arts through the tools of research and academic development.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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