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Liberal Arts

Programs of Study
Master's Degree

Master of Liberal Arts

Required Core

15 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses.

MLA 500U Methods and Themes in Liberal Studies
MLA 506U Humanities Seminar
MLA 507U Social Sciences Seminar
MLA 508U Science Seminar
MLA 599U Seminar in Liberal Arts


Required Focus

15 semester hours. All candidates must select 5 additional graduate courses in consultation with the program coordinator. A Concentration in Public History may be selected as the required focus.

MLA Concentration in Public History

PHIS 521U Introduction to Public History
PHIS 522U Managing Public History Organizations
PHIS 523U Management of Historical Collections
PHIS 524U Marketing the Past: Methods of Historical Interpretation and Communication
PHIS 575U Capstone Course
Weekend College

Undergraduate Major in Interdisciplinary Studies (Weekend College)

The undergraduate major in interdisciplinary studies is available only for the Weekend College Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (BALA).

Major in Interdiscplinary Studies

60 semester hours

ADED 300U Knowledge Management - Methods of Learning and Thinking
IDST 306U Understanding Culture and Language
HIST 345U The History of Ideas
HUM 346U The History of Human Expression
PLSC 301U The Rights and Responsibilities of Citizenship
GSCI 301U The Role of Science and Technology in Shaping the Modern Era
MGMT 345U Business Literacy
LDSP 310U Leadership and Ethical Decision Making
IDST 310U The Examined Life
IDST 495U Capstone Course: Senior Seminar
Liberal Arts Major

Undergraduate Major in Liberal Arts

The undergraduate major in liberal arts is available for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (BALA).

Required Core

12 semester hours

IDST 301U The Realm of Ideas I: Context and Chronology
IDST 302U The Realm of Ideas II: Self, Society and Science
IDST 303U The Realm of Ideas III: Human Expression
IDST 395U The Realm of Ideas IV: Capstone Seminar for Liberal Arts Majors


Liberal Arts Electives

18 semester hours from across the humanities, sciences and social sciences. 12 semester hours must be taken at or above the 300U level. 100U- and 200U-level courses may be taken prior to or concurrent with the Knowledge Management sequence (ADED 301U and ADED 302U).

Education Concentration

Undergraduate Concentration in Education

Undergraduate students may opt for an additional concentration in education toward elementary teacher licensure preparation while working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts (BALA) degree.

Professional Studies

12 semester hours. All candidates must complete the following courses.

EDUC 317U Foundations of Education
EDUC 318U Diverse Learners
EDUC 338U Instructional Technology Applications for the Classroom
EDUC 358U Classroom and Behavior Management

Professional Studies

12 semester hours.

EDUC 306U Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Science and Social Studies
EDUC 324U Reading Foundations for Early Literacy Instruction
EDUC 326U Assessment, Intervention and Literacy Strategies for Elementary Readers
EDUC 327U Content and Pedagogy for Elementary Mathematics

Field Experience

14 semester hours (includes EDUC 485U Teaching Seminar)

EDUC 475U Student Teaching, Elementary (PreK-6)
EDUC 485U Student Teaching Seminar

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