M.A.L.S. Course Offerings

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Liberal Studies Course Descriptions

LBST-D501 Humanities Seminar (3 cr.) An interdisciplinary graduate seminar in the humanities. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated twice for credit.

LBST-D502 Social Science Seminar (3 cr.) An interdisciplinary graduate seminar in the social sciences. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated twice for credit.

LBST-D503 Science Seminar (3 cr.) An interdisciplinary graduate seminar in the sciences. Topics vary from semester to semester. May be repeated twice for credit.

LBST-D510 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (3 cr.) A comprehensive introduction to graduate liberal studies. Explores the cultures of the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Investigates interdisciplinary methodologies. Offers strategies for graduate-level reading, research, and writing for other publics.

LBST-D511 M.A.L.S. Humanities Elective (3 cr.) P: D510. An M.A.L.S. graduate elective course in the humanities. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit.

LBST-D512 M.A.L.S. Social Science Elective (3 cr.) P: D510. An M.A.L.S. graduate elective course in the social sciences. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit.

LBST-D513 M.A.L.S. Science Elective (3 cr.) P: D510. An M.A.L.S. graduate elective course in the sciences. Topics vary. May be repeated for credit.

LBST-D514 Graduate Liberal Overseas Study (3-6 cr.) P: D510. This course will enable M.A.L.S. students to participate in overseas studies. In some cases there may be a language prerequisite.

LBST-D550 Teaching Assistantship (3-6 cr.) P: D510 and prior consent of director and instructor. This course will enable students to have a practical experience in teaching by assisting a faculty member in planning, teaching and grading a course in the student's area of concentration. This course is a requirement for the academic teaching track.

LBST-D551 Research Assistantship (3-6 cr) P: D510 and prior consent of director and instructor. This course will enable students to assist resident faculty in their research.

LBST-D591 Graduate Workshop on Teaching (3 cr.) P: D510 and prior consent of director and instructor. This course is a requirement for the academic teaching track. This workshop will focus on best practices in teaching including syllabus construction, teaching philosophy, assessment of student work, faculty and student conduct and an introduction to the scholarship of teaching and learning.

LBST-D594 Liberal Studies Directed Readings (1-3 cr.) P:D510 and prior consent of instructor. Independent study involving systematic schedule of readings sponsored and supervised by a faculty member. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

LBST-D596 Liberal Studies Independent Research (1-3 cr.) P: D510 and prior consent of instructor. An independent research project formulated and conducted in consultation with a faculty member and culminating in a final analytical paper. May be repeated up to a maximum of 6 credit hours.

LBST-D603 Graduate Thesis Proposal (3 cr.)

LBST-D604 Graduate Thesis (3 cr.)