Liberal Studies Major Requirements

Liberal Studies Major Requirements

Program requirements: Liberal Studies Majors complete the following Core Courses and the courses for the selected Concentration.  The number of credits for each course is indicated in parentheses.

Core Courses: (37 to 39 credits)

GEO 101 Geography for Education Majors  (1)

PSC 101 U.S. Government Basics (1)

ECO 101 Introduction to Economics for Education (1)

HIS 116 Intro. Modern World History (3)

HIS 120 Early American 1607 To 1877

    or HIS 121 Recent American 1877-Present

    or HIS 310 Great Issues: Survey Am. His.* (3)

ENG 125 Intro. to Literature (3)

ENG 328 Children’s Literature (3)

ENG 338 Linguistic Analysis  (3)

MAT 139 Number Systems (3) or MAT 139P Number Systems Plus** (4)

MAT 140 Logic, Probability & Statistics (3)

MAT 216 Statistical Data Analysis**(3)

BIO 304 Genetics & Society (3)

CHE 200 Introduction to Chemistry w/lab (4)

EES 104 Dynamic Earth w/lab  (4) or EES 110 Introduction to Geology (3)

 

* History/Social Sciences students take HIS 120 or 121

** Mathematics students take MAT 130 instead of 139/P and MAT 315 instead of 216.

 

Natural Science Concentration (21 credits)

BIO 200 Ecology and Environment (3)

BIO 202 Human Biology Lecture (3)

AST 226 Introduction to the Solar System (3)

PHY 102 Energy & the Scientific Method (3)

PHY 217 Meteorology (3)

ENG 200 Reading and Writing Argument (3)

LSM 400 Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies (3)

 

History/Social Science Concentration (21 to 22 credits) 

HIS 200 Historical Research & Writing  (4)

     or PSC 201 Applied Qual.  Methods (3)

HIS 230 Western Civ. Before 1500 (3)

     or HIS 231 Western Civ. Since 1500 (3)

HIS 3** A U.S. History course (3)

His 3** A Non-U.S. History course (3)

HIS 3** Any 300-level History course (3)

PSC 300 Ideological Divisions in the U.S. (3)

HIS 400, 406, 407, or 420 if HIS 200 completed with C or better or PSC 460 if PSC 201 completed with C or better.

 

English Concentration (21 credits)

ENG 202 Introduction to English Studies (3)

ENG 203  Writing for English Majors (3)

ENG 213 American Lit. from 1865 (3)

Category: Creative Writing- ENG 205, 206, 230, 241, 309, 380, or 353

Category: Reading Culture- ENG 228, 242, 250, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, or 266

Category: Elective- Any 300-level ENG course.

LSM 400 Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies (3)

 

Mathematics Concentration** (28 to 29 credits)

MAT 130 Precalculus Mathematics (4)

      or MAT 155 Precalculus Mathematics (4)

      or MAT 155 Precalculus Mathematics Plus (5)

                (If needed as a prerequisite for MAT 243. Other students take a math course to be determined                with advisor)

MAT 230 Discrete Structures (3)

MAT 243 Calculus I (4)

MAT 244 Calculus II (4)

MAT 310 Applied Linear Algebra (3)

MAT 315 Applied Probability & Statistics (4)

MAT 362 Advanced Mathematics for Elementary School Teaching (3)

LSM 400 Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies.

** Math students take MAT 130 instead of 139/P and MAT 315 instead of 216. These courses are included in the courses for the Math Concentration so Math students take 31 credits of core courses.

 

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