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LCIE Catalog 2014-2015


Liberal Studies BA

The LCIE bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies is designed to prepare for rapid changes in American and world cultures and to give the student the necessary tools of critical thinking, perspective, and adaptability. The major allows a student to study a broad range of courses in the liberal arts and humanities, as well as the student's specific areas of interest. Students majoring in liberal studies will complete the LCIE general education requirements, 45-semester hours of core requirements (listed below), and a 1-semester hour culminating project. A total of 128 credit hours are required to graduate.

Core Curriculum

Foundations of Communications Cluster

ICM 40000Historical Development and Trends in Communication

3

ICM 40500Media and Society (Ethics and the Media)

3

ICM 40600Theories of Communication

3

Social Science Focus Cluster

IHS 10600American History

3

IPH 30500Political Philosophy

3

IHR 23021Survey of Economics

3

Completion of one of the following Clusters

Dance Survey Cluster

IDA 10100Introduction to Dance

3

IDA 17100Dance as an Art

3

IDA 37100Dance in the 21st Century

3

Music Survey Cluster

IMU 16500Introduction to Music Literature

3

IMU 35600History of Music II

3

IMU 35700World Music

3

The following are recommended as elective clusters

Advanced Creative Writing Cluster

ICM 31100Advanced Creative Writing

3

ICM 35100Modern Poetry

3

ICM 38000Advanced Topics in Literature

3

Creative Writing Cluster

ICM 31000Creative Writing Lab

3

ICM 31200The Art of Fiction

3

ICM 31300The Art of Poetry

3

Students must also complete

ICU 48900Culminating Project

1

American Studies Cluster

IRL 20200Religion in America

3

IEN 33700American Lit

3

IRT 35900American Art

3

Communications Processes Cluster

ICM 11000Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3

ICM 30300Written Communications for Business

3

ICM 32700Media Literacy

3