Chart for the Proposed Integrative Liberal Studies Architecture
I. Required courses
|Skills and methods|
|Math||4||Skills and methods|
|Natural Science lab||4||Skills and methods|
|Foreign Language courses||6||Skills and methods|
|Health and Wellness||2||Health promotion|
|Liberal Studies Introductory Colloquium||3||Liberal studies introduction|
|Humanities 124||4||Historical core|
|Humanities 214||4||Historical core|
|Humanities 324||4||Historical core|
|Liberal Studies Senior Colloquium||3||Liberal Studies Capstone|
II. Requirements fulfilled in topical clusters
|Natural Science course||3|
|Social Science courses||6|
III. Requirements fulfilled either through a core course or in a topical cluster
IV. Topical cluster requirement
A cluster is a set of courses that explore a problem, issue or idea, engaging it through disciplinary and interdisciplinary methods. Students must complete 5 courses from two clusters, and their choices must include 2 Social Science courses, 1 Natural Science course, and 1 Arts course, unless they use another route for the Arts requirement.
V. Intensive Courses
Intensive Courses offer curricular emphases in skills and content areas as a way for students to integrate their liberal studies education with other offerings in their academic experience. Students may take courses designated as Intensives within the ILS program, in their majors, or among their electives. These courses do not add credit hours, but need to be fulfilled for graduation.
|Diversity Intensive (D)||6|
|Writing Intensive (W)1||6|
|Quantitative Intensive (Q)||3|
|Information Literacy (I)2||3|
1 All Liberal Studies
Introductory Colloquia have a "W" designation. Students will
thus take a total of 9 hours of W-designated coursework.
2 Language 102 will have an "I" designation. Students will thus take a total of 6 hours of I-designated coursework.