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LBS 100: Exploration of the Arts and Sciences


The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major discipline groups that traditionally comprise the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), as well as the methods of inquiry employed within the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. There will be general overviews provided by the instructor of record as well as discipline-specific sessions provided by faculty colleagues from the three areas. Class format will be lecture and discussion. Students will be able to see how diverse disciplines can relate to an overarching interdisciplinary topic. 

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LBS 200: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Liberal Studies

Course Description: 

The purpose of this course is to prepare students for interdisciplinary study.  In the course, students will develop knowledge, skills and methods in interdisciplinary research on focused topics. This course draws upon methods of inquiry within the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and fine arts to prepare students for advanced work in liberal studies. 

Will count for:

1) Writing Intensive in General Education 
2) Writing Intensive in the Major 


LBS 100 with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and completion of the university writing foundation


2013 Fall - TR 3:00 - 4:47 pm

LBS 495: Senior Thesis I  

Course Description

Participatory, interdisciplinary seminar in which students develop topics, establish research parameters, and prepare a thesis proposal. First course in a two course sequence. 


LBS 200, senior standing and permission of instructor 

LBS 496: Senior Thesis II 

Course Description: 

Continuation of LBS 495. Students complete the research and writing of their liberal studies thesis papers and presentations, which synthesize their preceding liberal studies work. 

LBS 495 and permission of instructor

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies
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Rochester, MI 48309-4401
Phone: (248) 370-2949
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