Courses in Liberal Studies
LIST 3310 Reasoning Across the Disciplines
Students will study interdisciplinary processes and concerns that apply to the liberal arts, including reading and thinking critically, making effective arguments, exploring research techniques, and writing effectively. Three credit hours.
LIST 4310 Liberal Arts Colloquium
A capstone course. Students will employ interdisciplinary methodology and critical thinking skills to examine and evaluate an interdisciplinary topic. The development and presentation of an interdisciplinary thesis/project will also be required. Three credit hours.
LIST 7310 Introduction to Liberal Studies
Students will study interdisciplinary processes and concerns that apply to the liberal arts, including reading and thinking critically, making effective arguments, exploring research techniques, and writing effectively. Consciousness of historical relationships and ethical concepts will be stressed. Three credit hours.
LIST 7390 Liberal Studies Colloquium
This course will allow the student to develop an interdisciplinary critical methodology that will be used to evaluate and constructively reform presentations from different disciplines. Argument forms, informal fallacies, and disciplinary and interdisciplinary presumptions will be examined. In addition, some of the basic skills necessary to present a persuasive argument in an interdisciplinary context will be addressed. Three credit hours.
LIST 8310 / 8320 Final Project / Thesis
Prerequisite: Completion of 18 hours in the MALS program (including LIST 7310), consent of graduate coordinator. Students will develop final project / thesis proposal (including project / thesis description, survey of relevant literature, time-table for completion, and names of committee members), and submit this proposal to the graduate coordinator and project / thesis committee for approval. Students must be enrolled in LIST 8310 when proposal is approved. Three credit hours.