History

History Minor

A minor in History offers the kind of insight that helps professionals manage in a complex and changing world. In addition, history is a great training ground for the critical thinking required in Business.

At Kettering, the minor includes crucial ideas and topics, such as the roots and results of imperialism and the nature of international relations. You’ll choose four courses from a broad array covering national and international concerns. Special topics courses and independent study are also available.

Economics

Economics Minor

Economics is the social science that deals with the production, allocation, and use of goods and services among individuals and/or societies. It’s a terrific complement to the engineering disciplines—especially as the world shrinks and competition for goods and services becomes more global.  

The Economics minor consists of four courses. These are foundational courses, such as Introduction to Econometrics and Comparative Economic Systems. Special topic courses and independent study are also available.

Student Resources

Mission Statement

The Department of Liberal Studies imparts knowledge and concepts essential to the general education of students, and seeks to promote intellectual inquiry and effective communication. Its courses help students gain understanding of themselves, their cultural heritage, and human societies.

Humanities Art Center and Gallery

The Humanities Art Center and Gallery, located on the fourth floor of the Academic Building, holds a permanent collection of over 350 pieces. There are a number of special exhibits each year. A variety of media are represented including paintings, photographs, sculpture, and ceramics.  In the past the Department of Liberal Studies has hosted student art shows and Visiting Artist programs.  For more information on the Humanities Arts Center and Gallery, contact Dr. Karen Wilkinson at kwilkins@kettering.edu.  

Global Issues Film Festival

The Department of Liberal Studies has been a proud sponsor of the Global Issues Film Festival since its inception.  Free and open to the public, the film festival brings provocative films to Flint including the work of independent filmmakers from around the world, representing a variety of voices and viewpoints. Now in its eighth year, it began as an exploration of contemporary social and moral issues through the Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival hosted by the Department of Liberal Studies.

Flint Area Public Affairs Debates

Kettering University is a co-sponsor of the Flint Area Public Affairs Debates, a program devoted to promoting public understanding of critical political and social issues. Since its founding in 1986 by local educational institutions, a member of the Department of Liberal Studies has represented the university on the planning committee.

Albert Sobey Lectures on Leadership and Ethics

The Albert Sobey Lectures on Leadership and Ethics, formerly the Thompson Lectures on Leadership and Ethics, brings speakers to campus to promote understanding of a variety of issues related to leadership and ethics.  The lectures are of particular interest to students in the Liberal Studies capstone course, Senior Seminar:  Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues, in which students actively participate in analyzing and evaluating pressing workplace and global issues that confront all citizens and focus on the ethical demands placed on leaders.  The lectures are

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