Degrees and Requirements

Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies major is designed to provide students with a solid multidisciplinary preparation in Humanities, Social Science and the Arts.

To complete the liberal studies major successfully, the following course work is required:

  • 12 credits of Humanities
  • 6 credits of Social Science credits
  • 6 credits of Behavioral/Natural Science courses
  • 6 credits of Information/Communication/Technology courses
  • 6 credits of Aesthetics courses
  • 9 credits of Administration and Management courses
  • 6-8 credits in the same Modern Language
  • 18-24 credits in a Concentration/Track or Minor
  • 40 CORE Curriculum/General Electives
  • 3-11 credits of General Electives

A minimum of 120 credits are required for degree, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche College.

Summary of Requirements

Administration and Management: 9 credits

  • ADMG1005
    MACROECONOMICS |

    ADMG1005
    MACROECONOMICS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introductory economics course focusing on the field of macroeconomics, including government spending, money, inflation, unemployment and taxes. Also included are brief sections on microeconomic and economic systems.|

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  • ADMG1018
    FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT |

    ADMG1018
    FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to the three major schools of management thought: the classical, the behavioral and the management science schools. The major emphasis is on the fundamentals of each school of thought and also on the integrative approach to management, drawing on the systems and contingency approaches.|

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  • ADMG3024
    PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION |

    ADMG3024
    PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to provide students in the professional areas with training in preparing and giving professional presentations. Students will develop skills in audience/client assessment, research, presentation design and development, using presentation tools and presentation evaluation.|

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    Reserved for JR/SR Only

Aesthetics: 6 credits

  • AESTXXXX

    AESTXXXX

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Behavioral/Natural Sciences: 6 credits

  • NSCI/BIOL/CHEM

    NSCI/BIOL/CHEM

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  • PSYC1021
    INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY |

    PSYC1021
    INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This survey course introduces students to several critical areas of psychology. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on the scientific method, its application to psychology, and the insights gained from scientific research. The interactions among biological processes, cognitive and emotional responses, sociocultural forces, and behavior are examined. Included are such diverse topics as: health, stress, and coping; consciousness, sleep and dreams; effects of psychoactive drugs on behavior and health; psychological disorders; social psychology; types of learning and behavior management, information processing approaches including memory, encoding and retrieval; and the relationship of the nervous system to thought, feelings, and behaviors.|

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Humanities: 12 credits

  • ENGL2XXX

    ENGL2XXX

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  • PHIL2026
    ETHICS(SLRS1013) |

    PHIL2026
    ETHICS(SLRS1013) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A survey of historical and contemporary responses to significant moral problems encountered in the Christian life. Topics include conscience, racism, peace and war, ecology, population control, economic justice and capital punishment. Cross-listed with SLRS1013|

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  • RELS2XXX

    RELS2XXX

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  • SPCH1022
    CREATIVE DRAMATICS(SLAE1010) |

    SPCH1022
    CREATIVE DRAMATICS(SLAE1010) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A course in improvisational drama with emphasis on educational and motivational skills, games and the performing arts. Workshop participation is expected. Cross-listed with SLAE1010 |

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Social Sciences: 6 credits

  • SOCL/HIST/POLI

    SOCL/HIST/POLI

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  • SOCL1021
    RACE, CLASS & GENDER: INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY(SLSO1006) |

    SOCL1021
    RACE, CLASS & GENDER: INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY(SLSO1006) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is an introduction to the study of society through the critical analysis of social relations, behavior, and organization. It is designed to facilitate students to develop a broad knowledge of how social structures and human behavior influence each other, as well as to identify the issues that arise from such interactions. In order for students to critically analyze contemporary social issues and problems, such discussions will focus along the dimensions of race, class, and gender. No prior knowledge of sociology is expected. Cross-listed with SLSO1006 |

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  • SOCLXXXX

    SOCLXXXX

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