Liberal Studies (LS)

LS-201  Sophomore Seminar: Exploring the Human Condition    4 Credits

Prerequisites: COMM-101
Terms Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
This interdiscipliniary seminar will provide a foundation for the vision of asking such questions as: What is the human condition? What is culture and how is it created? How do ideas and values shape our views and actions? What is the relationship between the individual and society? How is power used and abused? What does it mean to be a critical thinker? The course will include reading assignments from both the social sciences and the humanities. It is a writing and reading intensive course designed to improve students' critical thinking skills.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0

LS-489  Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues    4 Credits

Prerequisites: COMM-101 and COMM-301 and ECON-201 and HUMN-201 and SSCI-201 and (ART-305 or COMM-311 or COMM-313 or HUMN-362 or HUMN-364 or HUMN-365 or HUMN-391 or LIT-304 or LIT-307 or LIT-309 or LIT-310 or LIT-311 or LIT-315 or LIT-317 or LIT-319 or LIT-351 or LIT-372 or LIT-374 or LIT-379 or PHIL-373 or PHIL-378 or ECON-342 or ECON-344 or ECON-346 or ECON-348 or ECON-350 or HIST-306 or HIST-308 or HIST-310 or HIST-312 or HIST-316 or HIST-320 or HIST-322 or SOC-332 or SOC-335 or SOC-336 or SOC-337 or SOC-338 or SSCI-391 or SSCI-314 or SSCI-398 or COMM-391 or LIT-391 or PHIL-391 or ECON-391 or HIST-391 or SOC-391 or SSCI-499 or ECON-352 or HUMN-360)
Minimum Class Standing: Senior
Terms Offered: Summer, Fall, Winter, Spring
The interrelated subjects of leadership, ethics and contemporary issues will be examined. Because it is a culmination of their general education, students in this course use the methods and perspectives learned in the preceding general education courses. After examining general theoretical approaches through a common text, the course will involve three “case studies” with suitable assigned readings. One case study will focus on a corporation in order to illustrate leadership, ethics and contemporary issues; a second will focus on a person in order to illustrate leadership, ethics, and contemporary issues; the third will focus on an important modern episode, event or condition that exemplifies issues of ethics and leadership.
Lecture: 4, Lab 0, Other 0