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Liberal Arts Online Degree Completion Program

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Why major in Liberal Arts at UMassD?

  • You get to choose 2 concentrations.
  • You are exposed to a variety of disciplines, each offering important perspectives about the world and society.
  • You develop the ability to think and write critically, essential skills in today's workplaces.

Concentrations

When you choose to pursue our Online Liberal Arts Degree Completion program, you will select 2 concentrations when applying to the program. Liberal arts concentrations help you develop your abilities to read and analyze, think and write critically, and communicate effectively through various formats including argument, analysis, exposition, and oral presentation.

Concentration Areas:

Given its broad academic scope, the Liberal Arts degree provides the foundation for long-term career development and change.

Many of the fields included in the Liberal Arts major can lead to exciting careers such as:

  • reporting
  • politics or public policy
  • social work
  • law
  • sales
  • human resources

Who Should Apply?

You can complete your degree if you have community college or university credits.

Community College: we may accept up to 60 credits including Mass transfer
4-year college: we may accept up to 75 credits

 


Schedule of upcoming courses 

(subject to change)

Fall 2014

Wintersession 2015

Liberal Arts

  • LAR 201: Introduction to Liberal Arts
  • ENL 260: Intermediate Writing

English Concentration

  • ENL 258: Literary Studies
  • ENL 304: American Literature II (post-1800)
  • ENL 309: Advanced Studies in Literature (genre)

History Concentration

  • HST 103: World Civilizations I
  • HST 116: History of US II
  • WGS/HST 300: Women in World History
  • HST 342: Modern France

Philosophy Concentration

  • PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 215: Introduction to Ethics 
  • PHL 340: Philosophy of Happiness

Political Science Concentration

  • PSC 101: Introduction to American Politics 
  • PSC 161: International Relations 
  • PSC 322: Constitutional Law
  • PSC 331: Political Parties and Interest Groups
  • PSC 400/WGS 490: Topics Course in Work and Family Issues 

Sociology Concentration

  • ANT 111: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • SOC/ANT 331: Race & Ethnicity

Women's & Gender Studies Concentration

  • WGS 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • WGS 201: Introduction to Feminist Theory
  • WGS 300/CJS 350: Gender, Crime, and In-Justice
  • WGS/HST 300: Women in World History
  • WGS 490/PSC 400: Topics Course in Work and Family Issues
  • WGS 300 (1st 7 week): Gender and Communication

Economics Concentration

  • ECO 232: Principles of Macroeconomics

English Concentration

  • ENL 348: American Women Playwrights (genre)

History Concentration

  • HST 115: History of US I
  • HST 101: History of Western Civ I 

Philosophy Concentration

  • PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 215: Introduction to Ethics 

Political Science Concentration

  • PSC 171: Introduction to Political Theory
  • PSC 212: Politics in Film

Women's & Gender Studies Concentration

  • WGS 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies

 

 

Spring 2015

Maymester 2015

Economics Concentration

  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics 
  • ECO 232 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 363 Financial Economics

English Concentration

  • ENL 307: The English Renaissance (pre-1800)
  • ENL 336: American Fiction since 1945 (genre)

History Concentration 

  • HST 116: History of US II
  • HST 304: North American Indians
  • WGS/HST 300: Women in Latin American History
  • HST 104: World Civilizations
  • HST 320: European History

Philosophy Concentration

  • PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 238: Existentialism
  • WGS/PHL 307: Ecofeminism
  • PHL 317: Ethics and Health Care Professionals

Political Science Concentration

  • PSC 151: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • PSC 323: Civil Liberties
  • WGS/PSC 339: Women & Public Policy
  • PSC 362: Special topics in Politics

Women's & Gender Studies Concentration

  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC/ANT 310: Social Movements
  • SOC 359: Men and Masculinities
  • PHL/WGS 307: Ecofeminism
  • WGS/HST 300: Women in Latin American History
  • WGS/PSC 339: Women & Public Policy
  • WGS 359: Men and Masculinities
  • WGS 300/PSC 390: Disposable Women

History Concentration

  • HST 102: History of Western Civ II
  • HST 115: History of US I
  • HST 305: Civil War and Reconstruction

Philosophy Concentration

  • PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 215: Introduction to Ethics

Women's & Gender Studies Concentration

  • WGS 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies
 

Summer 2015

Fall 2015

Liberal Arts

1st 5-week session:

  • LAR 201: Introduction to the Liberal Arts 

7-week session:

  • LAR 401: Multidisciplinary Studies

Economics Concentration

  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics 
  • ECO 232 Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • ECO 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 
  • ECO 311 Intermediate Macroeconomics 
  • ECO 337 Environmental Economics

English Concentration

1st 5-week session:

  • ENL 337: American Poetry (genre)

7-week session:

  • WGS/ENL 347: Women’s Literature (genre)

History Concentration

1st 5-week session:

  • HST 103: World Civilizations I 
  • WGS/HST 270: Latin American Civilization
  • HST 391: African History

2nd 5-week session:

  • HST 104: World Civilizations II 
  • WGS/HST 300: Women in Brazilian History 

7-week session:

  • HST 116: History of US II

Philosophy Concentration

1st 5-week session:

  • PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy 
  • PHL 300: Zombies and Philosophy

2nd 5-week session:

  • PHL 215: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 341: Philosophy of the Good Life 

7-week session:

  • PHL 304: Philosophy of Mind

Political Science Concentration

1st 5-week session:

  • WGS/PSC 369: Global Women’s Health 

2nd 5-week session:

  • WGS/PSC 300: Special Topics

Sociology Concentration

1st 5-week session:

  • SOC 305: Political Sociology 

2nd 5-week session:

  • SOC 381: Social Impact of Science & Technology 

7-week session:

  • SOC 336: Women & Social Policy

Women's & Gender Studies Concentration

1st 5-week session:

  • WGS/ENL 246: Women Writers 
  • WGS/HST 270: Latin American Civilization 
  • WGS/PSC 369: Global Women’s Health 

2nd 5-week session:

  • WGS/CJS 336: Women, Crime, and the Law 
  • WGS/PSC 300: Special Topics 
  • WGS/HST 300: Women in Brazilian History 

7-week session:

  • WGS/ENL 347: Women’s Literature

Liberal Arts

  • LAR 201: Introduction to Liberal Arts
  • ENL 260: Intermediate Writing

Economics Concentration

  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics 
  • ECO 232 Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • ECO 342 Labor Economics 
  • ECO 416 History of Economic Thought or
    ECO 443 State and Local Public Economics

English Concentration

  • ENL 258: Literary Studies
  • ENL 302: British Literature II (post 1800) 
  • ENL 390: Advanced Studies in Literature (genre)

History Concentration

  • HST 101: History of Western Civ I
  • HST 115: History of US I
  • WGS 300/HST 389: Gender and Occupation Across Cultures

Philosophy Concentration

  • PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy 
  • PHL 215: Ethics 
  • PHL 300: Special Topics "A"
  • PHL 300: Special Topics "B"

Political Science Concentration

  • PSC 101: Introduction to American Politics 
  • PSC 151: Introduction to Comparative Politics
  • PSC 342: Public Administration
  • PSC 349: Political Science Research

Sociology Concentration

  • ANT 111: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 
  • SOC/ANT 315: Health and Healing

Women's & Gender Studies Concentration

  • WGS 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • WGS 201: Introduction to Feminist Theory 
  • WGS 312: Research Methods 
  • WGS/CJS 300: Intimate Partner Violence 
  • WGS 300/HST 389: Gender and Occupation Across Cultures

 

 


Wintersession 2016

Spring 2016

Economics Concentration

  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics 
  • ECO 232 Principles of Macroeconomics

English Concentration

  • ENL 348: American Women Playwrights

History Concentration 

  • HST 103: World Civilizations I

Philosophy Concentration

  • PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 215: Introduction to Ethics

Political Science Concentration

  • PSC 212: Politics in Film

Women's & Gender Studies Concentration

  • WGS 101: Introduction to Women’s Studies

Economics Concentration

  • ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics 
  • ECO 232 Principles of Macroeconomics 
  • ECO 416 History of Economic Thought or
    ECO 443 State and Local Public Economics

English Concentration

  • ENL 305: Medieval Literature (pre-1800) 
  • ENL 336: American Fiction Since 1945 (genre)

History Concentration

  • HST 102: History of Western Civ II
  • HST 116: History of US II
  • WGS 362/HST 300: Women in World History

Philosophy Concentration

  • PHL 101: Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 238: Existentialism 
  • PHL 300: Special Topics "C"

Political Science Concentration

  • PSC 161: International Relations 
  • PSC 171: Introduction to Political Theory 
  • PSC 249: Intermediate Writing
  • WGS/PSC 332: Sex Roles and Politics

Sociology Concentration

  • ANT 111: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • SOC/ANT 334: Sociology of Food

Women's & Gender Studies Concentration

  • WGS 208: Global Perspectives of Women 
  • WGS 213: Sex Workers, Nannies, and Maids 
  • WGS 300/CJS 350: Gender, Crime, and In-Justice 
  • WGS/PSC 332: Sex Roles and Politics 
  • WGS/HST 300: Women in World History 
  • WGS 306: 3rd Wave Feminism 
  • WGS 499: Capstone

 


Online programs and courses are offered by the Departments and Colleges of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth through UMass Dartmouth University Extension.

 

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