Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts: L A

Lower-Division Courses

L A 101L. Introduction to the Liberal Arts.

Topics related to exploring the various disciplines in the College of Liberal Arts. One lecture hour a week for one semester, or as required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

L A 101M. Liberal Arts to Career.

One lecture hour a week for one semester. Liberal Arts 101L (Topic: Liberal Arts Major in the Workplace) and 101M may not both be counted. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of the Liberal Arts Career Services office.

L A 101P. Creating Your Academic Pathway.

Restricted to first-year students. Focuses on opportunities within the College of Liberal Arts, academic success, extracurricular support, and professional development. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Liberal Arts 101L (Topic: Liberal Arts Pathways/Planning) and 101P may not both be counted. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.

L A 001Q. First-Year Seminar.

Restricted to first-year students. One discussion hour a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Liberal Arts 101P.

L A 302. Critical Thinking Seminar.

An examination of fundamental concepts in critical thinking, including the role of intellectual virtues, an analysis of the elements of thought, Socratic thinking, and the application of universal intellectual standards. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Liberal Arts 302 and Natural Sciences 302 may not both be counted. May not be repeated for credit.

L A 104R. Community Service.

Restricted to recipients of the Rapoport Service Scholarship. Tutorial course, in which students submit reports based on service learning and appropriate supplementary reading. The equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Leadership, Ethics, and Society.
Topic 2: Civic Engagement and Civic Responsibility.

L A 110. Internship.

Restricted to students in the College of Liberal Arts. Students work in a professional environment and apply analysis, communication, and other academic skills to practical work. The equivalent of one lecture hour and ten hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, a University grade point average of at least 2.25, and consent of instructor.

L A 112C, 212C. Topics in Community Engagement.

One or two lecture hours and five to seven community engagement hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.

L A 113P, 213P. Topics in Peer Mentoring.

One or two lecture hours and five to seven mentoring hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the pass/fail basis only.

L A 119, 219, 319. International Learning Seminars.

Restricted to students participating in a study abroad program. Discussion of various issues related to the academic, cultural, and personal aspects of completing academic work in international locations. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Liberal Arts 119, 219, 319 and Undergraduate Studies 119 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Liberal Arts 119, 219, 319 and 129, 229, 329 may not both be counted. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

Upper-Division Courses

L A 320. Internship.

Designed to establish the academic foundations of an internship course in the liberal arts. Students integrate knowledge derived from their academic studies with the experiences gained in an internship setting. The equivalent of three lecture hours and ten hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Completion of at least thirty semester hours of coursework, a University grade point average of at least 2.25, and consent of instructor.

L A 220L, 320L, 420L, 520L, 620L. Military Leadership Internship.

Restricted to students participating in an approved ROTC program. Field leadership training program. For each semester hour of credit earned, one week of full-time fieldwork. Some programs may also require classroom hours. Offered during the summer session only. No more than six semester hours of this course may be counted toward any degree. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

L A 621. International Internship.

Restricted to students participating in a study abroad program. One lecture hour and seven and one-half laboratory hours a week for one semester; with additional fieldwork hours to be arranged. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

L A 125, 225, 325. Topics in the Liberal Arts.

Analysis of topics in the philosophy and real-life application of the liberal arts. For each semester hour of credit earned, the equivalent of one lecture hour a week for one semester. Additional meeting times may be required. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

L A 129, 229, 329. International Learning Seminars.

Restricted to students participating in a study abroad program. Discussion of various issues related to the academic, cultural, and personal aspects of completing academic work in international locations. For each semester hour of credit earned, one lecture hour a week for one semester. Liberal Arts 129, 229, 329 and Undergraduate Studies 119 may not both be counted unless the topics vary. Liberal Arts 119, 219, 319 and 129, 229, 329 may not both be counted. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

L A 131R, 231R, 331R. Research Internship.

Restricted to students in the College of Liberal Arts. For every semester hour of credit earned, three hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit, but no more than six hours may be counted toward degree requirements. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, a grade point average of at least 2.50, and written consent of instructor.