Master of Liberal Studies

COURSES IN THE MASTER OF LIBERAL STUDIES PROGRAM

MLS 6010: Seminar In The Humanities

The Humanities seminar is intended to demonstrate the interdependent nature of knowledge in humanities and the diversity of approaches to understanding the human condition. Typically, it asks students to examine representative works of literature, history, and philosophy drawn from the ancient world, the European Middle Ages and Renaissance, and the worlds of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. In this seminar, students discuss essential and common issues and explore the traditions and spirit of humanistic inquiry.

MLS 6020: Seminar In The Social Sciences

The Social Sciences seminar is intended to provide the student with an appreciation of the theories and methodologies of social science. Social scientists are primarily interested in understanding the behavior, organization, and functioning of society at a variety of analytical scales. Analytical scales include individual citizens, groups of citizens, and both public and private institutions (e.g. governments and corporations). An understanding of human behavior and societal organization allows us to make responsible and informed decisions regarding both personal and societal problems and issues.

MLS 6030: Seminar In The Natural Sciences

The Natural Sciences seminar discusses major ideas in the natural sciences and how they relate to questions of importance to humans. The seminar also examines the historical development of the major concepts in the natural sciences. Previous courses in the natural sciences are not essential for the successful completion of this seminar.

MLS 6040: Seminar In The Visual and Performing Arts

The primary goal of the Visual and Performing Arts seminar is to examine the concept of creativity in the fields of visual art, theater, dance, and music. Topics of investigation may include art history and art appreciation; the relationship between societal structure, government, and the visual and performing arts; comparison of western and non-western arts; technology, media, and the arts; and the role of the arts in American society. This seminar will use a combination of readings and performance attendance as the basis for class discussion and written papers.

MLS 6400: Studies In Humanities

[1- 6 hours] Individual or small group study in the humanities. Permission of the Director required. May be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: Admission to MLS Program; Permission of the Director.

MLS 6500: Studies In Social Sciences

[1- 6 hours] Individual or small group study in the social sciences. Permission of the Director required. May be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: Admission to MLS Program; permission of the Director.

MLS 6600: Studies In Natural Sciences

[1- 6 hours] Individual or small group study in the natural sciences. Permission of the Director required. May be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: Admission to MLS Program; Permission of the Director.

MLS 6700: Studies In Visual and Performing Arts

[1- 6 hours] Individual or small group study in the visual and performing arts. Permission of the Director required. May be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: Admission to MLS Program; Permission of the Director.

MLS 6990: MLS Thesis

[1- 6 hours] Permission of the Director required. May be repeated for additional credit. Prerequisite: Admission to MLS Program; Permission of the Director.

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