The liberal studies distribution blocks are described below.Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry
the human condition through philosophical inquiry and the analysis of creative
in this block involve students in the study of the human condition through
philosophical inquiry and analysis of the various forms of creative expression.
These courses help students develop an understanding of the relationship
between context and human creative expression, major conceptual frameworks
utilized to make sense of the creative arts, and how human experience and
values are expressed through creative endeavors. Students also develop their
capacities for analysis and ethical reasoning along with an understanding of
the multiple facets of the human condition.
Search courses that satisfy the Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry requirement.
The purpose of
the Cultural Understanding requirement is to enhance students' understanding of
different cultures of the world through the study of language, literature,
religion, and artistic creation.
Courses in this
distribution block provide guided opportunities for students to develop a(n):
understanding of analytic frameworks that increase awareness of how
cultures vary and shape human experience,
for the unique features and perspectives of varied cultural traditions,
familiarity with different cultures of the world, and/or
of diverse cultures.
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Social and Political Worlds
Increase your knowledge about the natural world
and the impact of technology on the human condition and the natural world.
in this block increase students’ knowledge of important theories, concepts, and
taxonomies that are central to scientific disciplines and the application of
scientific knowledge and technologies to problem solving. Laboratory Science
courses increase students’ ability to apply the scientific method to understand
a variety of physical and biological phenomena. Students will also learn to
employ the logic and techniques of scientific inquiry and thereby develop an
understanding of the basis and limits of contemporary scientific knowledge.
Courses in this block also address the impact of technology on the human
condition and the natural world.
Search courses that satisfy the Science and Applied
Science requirement and the Lab Science
Explore how different empirical
and theoretical strategies are used to study human behavior and social,
political, and cultural systems.
Courses in this block engage
students in the study of the patterns that characterize the history of human
communities, the relationships between the psychological, social, cultural and
political components of human communities and dynamics of human behavior in
varied context. Students learn how different empirical and theoretical
strategies are employed to study human behavior and social, political, and
cultural systems. These courses enhance student understanding of the dynamic
relationships between human communities and their ecological context, the
systematic components and dynamic of contemporary human societies,
relationships between human societies in the global community, and the major
dimensions of variation in contemporary human experience.
Search courses that satisfy the Social and Political Worlds requirement.