Undergraduate Liberal Studies
2019 Fall Term
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INTRODUCTION TO LIBERAL STUDIES
Liberal Studies 201
An introduction to the concept of a liberal education, the methodologies of the liberal arts disciplines, and the use of computer technology for basic research. Students will create an individual plan of study to guide them through their Liberal Studies major and prepare them to complete a senior capstone project.
TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Liberal Studies 350
This course is an examination of the impact of various types of technology on a user's view of and behaviors regarding social responsibility. The use of digital technologies (such as social media, blogs, wearable technologies, video games) will be examined with regard to issues of gender, race, class, and sexuality, public health, political dissidence, and capitalism.
SEX, GENDER, AND TELEVISION
Liberal Studies 366
This course will focus on analysis of television production, content, and audience reception from the perspective of feminist and cultural theory, with consideration for historical and contemporary texts. Text and images will be examined for representations of sex, gender, women, and LGBT+ individuals with regard to how those representations impact meaning making, identity formation, politics, and social responsibility.
CAPSTONE IN LIBERAL STUDIES
Liberal Studies 400
Capstone in Liberal Studies provides a culminating experience for Liberal Studies majors. Students will evaluate their progress toward meeting the program's student learning objectives by assembling a portfolio of artifacts and by writing a reflective essay in which they demonstrate mastery of the program's student learning objectives.