Quick Guide to Liberal Studies Electives

  
  

Fall 2014

The Department of Liberal Studies has faculty able to teach 35 upper division electives in the humanities and social sciences. These are offered on a rotating basis with 8 to 14 different electives offered each term.

This guide shows the courses we offer in the Fall 2014 term, brief descriptions, the graduation requirement each satisfies and the Liberal Studies minor the course supports.

Prerequisites for all upper division COMM, HIST, LIT, HUMN, PHIL, SOC, SSCI electives are COMM 101, HUMN 201, and SSCI 201. Upper division ECON electives require ECON 201 as a prerequisite.                                                                                                                                                           

Upper Division Electives

 
Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 342) - Applied microeconomic theory and quantitative analysis with relevance for managerial decision-making.
Days/Time - TF 10:15-12:20
Graduation Requirement – Social Science
Minor - Economics
 
International Economics (ECON 352) - A study of the theories, policies and contexts of the international economy.
Days/Time - MW 6:00-8:05          
Graduation Requirement - Social Science
Minor - Int’l Studies
             Economics
 
International Relations (HIST 306) - A study of the history of modern international relations including the causes and consequences of World War I and II, the Cold War, and conflicts in the non-Western world.
Days/Time - TF 1:20-3:25            
Graduation Requirement - Social Science 
Minor - Int’l Studies
            History
            Pre-law (obj. 1)
 
Literature of Multicultural America (LIT 309) - An analysis of novels, poetry and memoirs by American writers examining such themes as race, identity, myths of origin, and cross-cultural communication.
Days/Time – MR 10:15-12:20
Graduation Requirement - Humanities
Minor - Int’l Studies
            History
            Pre-law (obj. 3)
 
Literature of the Fantastic (LIT 315) - An examination of the fantastic in literature and film, including such topics as fantasy as satire and social criticism and the use of fantasy and horror literature to explore taboos about mortality, insanity and sexuality.
Days/Time – MTRF 3:35-4:35 
Graduation Requirement - Humanities
Minor – Literature 
 
Seminar on J. R. R. Tolkien (LIT 374) - This course examines Tolkien’s epic, The Lord of the Rings and his extended mythology in The Silmarillion. The course focuses on genre, style and themes of the works, with particular emphasis on the elements of epic.  
Days/Time – MR 1:20-3:25
Graduation Requirement - Humanities 
Minor - Literature
 
Plays of Shakespeare (LIT 379) - Critical reading of selected plays of Shakespeare, emphasizing the times, places and issues they portray as well as traditional analysis of character plot and staging.
Days/Time – MW 6:00-8:05
Graduation Requirement - Humanities
Minor - Literature        
                                                                                                             
Sociology of the Family (SOC 336) - A sociological study of the American family system in comparative and historical perspective.  
Days/Time – MR 3:35-5:40         
Graduation Requirement – Social Science    
Minor - Int’l. Studies
            Pre-law (obj. 3)            
                  
Technology and Sustainable Development (SSCI 314) - An exploration of meaningful ways that technology projects promote sustainable development in the developing world. Through interdisciplinary approaches, the course fosters understanding of the social context and cultural sensitivity in implementing technology.
Days/Time - TF 3:35-5:40          
Graduation Requirement - Social Science    
Minor - Int’l. Studies
            Pre-law (obj.3)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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