- Degree Requirements
- View Liberal Arts course descriptions
- View our current schedule of online Liberal Arts courses offered from Fall 2010 to Spring 2012.
Fully online Liberal Arts degree completion students are asked to declare their concentrations when they apply to the program. Liberal Arts degree completion students must also complete the distribution requirements for the College of Arts & Sciences, as well as the university general education requirements.
LAR 201: Introduction to Studies Across the Disciplines (3 credits)
An introduction to the writing, research and communications skills required in multidisciplinary studies, which includes a study of the humanities and social sciences as disciplines. Students will learn about the various disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, read and analyze texts from the humanities and social sciences, and develop critical understanding of disciplinary research practices for the humanities and social sciences.
LAR 201 has a pre-requisite of ENL 102. Students are encouraged to complete LAR 201 during the their sophomore year.
LAR 401: Capstone Seminar in Multidisciplinary Studies (3 credits)
A seminar course with substantial multidisciplinary research and writing. Students will engage in in-depth research of primary and secondary sources across a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. They will research, reason, and write employing the appropriate conventions of the disciplines they are studying. Topics will vary according to instructor. This course may be repeated with different topics. Students are encouraged to complete LAR 401 during their senior year.
LAR 401 prerequisites include:
- ENL 260: Intermediate Composition
- LAR 201: Introduction to Studies Across the Disciplines
Concentration in Humanities (15 credits) (choose one)
The following Humanities concentrations are available to fully online students:
Concentration in Social Sciences (15 credits) (choose one)
The following Social Sciences concentrations are available to fully online students:
Note: Many concentration courses have prerequisite courses. It is the student’s responsibility to complete these courses. It is strongly recommended that you take courses in the listed sequence.
Total credits for the major: 36
Please note that the Liberal Arts degree completion program is designed as a fully online program and the following course schedule enables a student to complete the LAR major requirements in two years if desired. When available, classroom courses offered at our Dartmouth, Fall River or Cape Cod campuses may be substituted for the same online course.