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Liberal Studies Courses

For descriptions of the courses offered next semester, see our Upcoming Courses page. 


LBST 250 – Liberal Studies Internship (3). (Prereq: Liberal Studies major or minor only, completion of LBST 297, consent of instructor.) Provides students with the opportunity to apply interdisciplinary research skills across culturally diverse populations in a professional setting. Minimum requirement of 150 service hours.

LBST 297 – Interdisciplinary Research Methods (1). (Prereq: 45 hours of General Studies and acceptance into the LBST program.) Introduction into individualized study including initial proposal development, review of courses and bibliography.

LBST 305 – Integrated Liberal Studies I (1). (Prereq: LBST 297; permission of instructor) Students identify two courses in two different disciplines that have a correlative relationship beneficial to student’s course of study. Student proposal of integrative study due pre-enrollment. Can be repeated up to four credit hours.

LBST 330 – Cultural Historiography (3). (Prereq: Students must be classified as a junior or senior.) Intensive interdisciplinary study of selected topics regarding cultural history with empirical research component. Open to all majors. Can be repeated up to two times (6 credit hours). Topic reflected in section number. Maymester only.

LBST 331 – Topics in Cultural Historiography (3). (Prereqs: ENGL B101 or B105, and B102 or B106, each with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.) Intensive interdisciplinary study of selected topics regarding cultural history. Open to all majors. Can be repeated up to two times (6 credit hours). Topic reflected in section number.

LBST 351 – Beyond the Classroom: Community Project I (3). (Prereq: LBST major or approval of instructor. Junior standing.) Explores foundations of service learning. Theoretical approach to design and implementation of service learning project in and around the university, with emphasis on community outreach.

LBST 352 – Beyond the Classroom: Community Project II (3). (Prereq: LBST 351.) The application of theoretical foundations and service learning in an a community project designed in LBST 351, implemented as individual or group project.

LBST 363 – Philosophy of Film (3). {§PHIL 363} (Prereq: ENGL B101/B105 and ENGL B102/B106.) Interdisciplinary course with emphasis on topical study of film theory, the aesthetics of film as an art form, the social impact and relevance of film.

LBST 397 – Readings in Philosophy (3-6). {§PHIL 397} (Prereq: Junior standing and completion of General Education English and Humanities requirements.) A systematic study of a primary source in philosophy having relevance to other disciplines. Can be conducted as a small course or as a tutorial. May be taken twice for credit.

LBST 405 – Integrated Liberal Studies II (1). (Prereq: LBST 297; permission of instructor.) Students identify two courses in two different disciplines that have a correlative relationship beneficial to student’s course of study. Student proposal of integrative study due pre-enrollment. Can be repeated up to four credit hours.

LBST 497 – Seminar in Liberal Studies Among the Disciplines (2). (Prereq: Senior standing in Liberal Studies or consent of the instructor.)