Program Requirements

Hours: 42

Foundational Course - 3 Hours

LIB 115 Foundations of the Liberal Arts (3)

Core Curriculum Cognate Courses (one each) - 12 hours

English (3) CL
History (3) CH
Philosophy (3) CP
Religion and Pastoral Studies (3) CR

Liberal Arts Major Electives - 15 hours

Electives must represent at least three of the four above disciplines.

  • History 
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies

Liberal Arts Seminars - 9 hours

300 Level Seminars include but are not limited to the following:

LIB 300 Seriously Funny:The Liberal Art of Humor (3)
LIB 301 The Loving Friends:The Bloomsbury Group (3)
LIB 302 Ree/al or Not Ree/al:The History of the Documentary as History (3)
LIB 390 America at Play:Baseball, Bare Knuckles, and Back Seats (3)

Liberal Arts Project - 3 hours

LIB 400 Liberal Arts Culminating Experience (3)

Residency requirement :6 hours
Minimum 2.0 GPA in major

Program Outcomes

To develop as proficient writers:

  • Use appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to illustrate understanding of a topic.
  • Use graceful language that skillfully communicates meaning to readers with clarity and fluency and is relatively error-free.

To mature as articulate speakers:

  • Express thoughts orally with clarity and conviction.
  • Collaborate with others to deliver effective oral presentations to diverse audiences.

To interact as engaged learners: 

  • Develop self-motivation as a learner through rigorous engagement with challenging questions.
  • Connect academic knowledge to a wide variety of life experiences, such as service, family, work, travel, or other experiences beyond the classroom.

To grow as analytical/critical thinkers:

  • Develop skills of information fluency.
  • Recognize the value of the liberal arts in addressing complex questions.
  • Thoroughly analyze the multiple perspectives surrounding a problem in presenting an informed position/conclusion.