Liberal Studies

Home Department: Liberal Studies

Department Head:

To Be Determined
Room 4-502 AB, 810-762-9699
liberalstudies@kettering.edu

General Education

As a part of their general education, all Kettering University undergraduate students are required to take the following courses:

Table 1: General Education requirements for students beginning prior to the Fall 2017 term.

HUMN-201 and SSCI-201 will be taught for the last time in the Summer 2017 term.

Table 1

COMM-101Written & Oral Communication I4
COMM-301Written & Oral Communication II4
ECON-201Economic Principles4
HUMN-201Introduction to Humanities4
LS-489Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues4
SSCI-201Introduction to the Social Sciences4
300 LevelHumanities Elective: ART, COMM, HUMN, LIT, PHIL4
300 LevelSocial Science Elective: ECON, HIST, SOC, SSCI4
Total Credit Hours32

Table 2: General Education requirements for students beginning Fall 2017 and after.

HUMN-201 and SSCI-201 will be replaced by a new course, LS-201 (Sophomore Seminar: Exploring the Human Condition). 

Students who have already received credit for both HUMN-201 and SSCI-201 will not be required to take LS-201. 

Students who have received credit for zero or one of the courses: HUMN-201 or SSCI-201, will need to take LS-201.

Table 2

COMM-101Written & Oral Communication I4
COMM-301Written & Oral Communication II4
ECON-201Economic Principles4
LS-201Sophomore Seminar: Exploring the Human Condition (Or previous earned credits in HUMN-201 AND SSCI-201.)4
LS-489Senior Seminar: Leadership, Ethics, and Contemporary Issues4
300 LevelHumanities Elective: ART, COMM, HUMN, LIT, PHIL4
300 LevelSocial Science Elective: ECON, HIST, SOC, SSCI4
300 LevelElective in one of the following disciplines: Humanities, Social Sciences, Communication. Or previous earned credits in HUMN-201 AND SSCI-201.4
Total Credit Hours32

Courses eligible for 300 level humanities and social science elective credit include:

Humanities Elective Courses
ART-305Art: Styles and Aesthetics4
COMM-311Rhetorical Principles of Persuasion4
COMM-313Rhetorical Principles of Public Speaking4
COMM-391Communications Special Topics4
HUMN-391Special Topics in Humanities4
LIT-304American Literature and Philosophy4
LIT-307Poetry: Substance and Structure4
LIT-309The Literature of Multicultural America4
LIT-310African American Literature4
LIT-311Literatures of the African Diaspora4
LIT-315Literature of the Fantastic4
LIT-372Masterpieces of Literature4
LIT-374Seminar on J.R.R. Tolkien4
LIT-379The Plays of Shakespeare4
LIT-391Literature Special Topics4
PHIL-373Philosophy4
PHIL-378Moral and Ethical Philosophy4
PHIL-391Philosophy Special Topics4
Social Science Elective Courses
ECON-342Intermediate Microeconomics: Managerial Economics4
ECON-344Intermediate Macroeconomics: Economic Growth and Fluctuation4
ECON-348History of Economic Thought4
ECON-350Comparative Economic Systems4
ECON-352International Economics4
ECON-391Economics Special Topics4
HIST-306International Relations4
HIST-308America and the World4
HIST-312History of Science4
HIST-320Modern Middle East4
HIST-322Africa in the World Economy4
HIST-391History Special Topics4
SOC-332Contemporary Social Problems4
SOC-335Analysis of Social Dissent4
SOC-337Religion in Society4
SOC-338Gender and Society4
SOC-391Special Topics in Sociology4
SSCI-314Technology and Sustainable Development4
SSCI-391Social Science Special Topics4

Students wishing to study a topic within the humanities and social sciences not offered as a regular course may request that a liberal studies faculty member provide an independent study course. This independent study course may not serve as a substitute for any of the courses in the general education component, including the 300-level electives and senior seminar. Written approval must be given by the instructor and Liberal Studies department head and reach the Registrar’s Office no later than Friday, first week.

Besides the general education requirements, students are also able to broaden their education by choosing to use their free electives for courses beyond their majors. All Kettering University students, regardless of major, are entitled to take two courses in any area they choose. These free electives might be used to acquire a minor in a discipline within the Department of Liberal Studies.