LAR Core Requirements
Liberal Arts Core Courses
The Liberal Arts major requires two core courses:
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.
LAR 401 has pre-requisites of ENL 260: Intermediate Composition and LAR 201: Introduction to Studies Across the Disciplines.
Students are encouraged to complete LAR 401 during their senior year.