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Required Courses

ILAS 2350 Introduction to Liberal Studies: Knowledge and Methods

This introductory course surveys the cognitive methods pertaining to our understanding of diverse disciplines (including natural sciences, mathematics, philosophical logic, social sciences, cultural studies, and the arts).  Its aim is to raise students’ awareness of the distinctive research methods of the diverse disciplines associated with their chosen minors.  The course consists of attending weekly face-to-face lectures on campus, some in-class quizzes, and two comprehensive papers during the semester.

ILAS 4350 Senior Seminar in Liberal Studies: Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving

This capstone course helps students to achieve a meaningful synthesis of their three distinct minors. It is centered on substantive social 'problem-solving' methodologies as applied through the particular minors completed by each student. Students will thus work on a research project that comprehensively integrates their chosen minors. This Senior Seminar is individually customized around each student’s specific program of study. It includes lectures, individual tutoring, and a final student presentation and written essay.