Quick Guide to Liberal Studies Electives

Summer 2015

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 12 different electives offered each term.

This guide shows the courses we offer in the Summer 2015 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 - MTRF 4:40-5:40
Graduation Requirement - Social Science
Minor - Social Science

History of Economic Thought (ECON 348)
An analysis of the development of economic thinking by studying preeminent economists and their schools of thought.
Days/Time - MW 6:00-8:05
Graduation Requirement -  Social Science
Minor -   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 - International Studies, Pre-law (obj. 1)

Art & Nature in Industrial England (HUMN 365)
Discoveries about geologic time and new ideas about nature led to new depictions of the world in art and literature in early industrial England. This course explores and accounts for the interrelationships among art, literature, technology, and the study of nature in this era.
Days/Time -  MR 3:35-5:40
Graduation Requirement - Humanities
Minor - Literature

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 11:20-12:20, MTRF 1:20-2:20
Graduation Requirement - Humanities
Minor - Literature

Masterpieces of Literature (LIT 372)
This course grapples with issues critical to western literature and culture through a close examination of several different literary genres.
Days/Time - MW 6:00-8:05
Graduation Requirement - Humanities
Minor - Literature

Ideologies and Politics (SSCI 391)
An overview of major socio-economic, political, and legal ideologies.  It examines the origins, role, and implications of ideologies in our lives. This course enables students to appreciate the significance and impact of ideologies by exploring the ideological underpinnings of contemporary socio-economic, political, and legal challenges.
Days/Time -  MR 3:35-5:40
Graduation Requirement -  Social Science
Minor -  Pre-law, Int’l Studies

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