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Major in Liberal Arts

Bachelor of Arts Degree

CIP 24.0101

Note: Study abroad, the hours for which will be taken as part of meeting major, minor, and/or University Studies requirements, is a required element of this program.

University Studies Requirements...............................45-47 hrs

(See Academic Degreees and Programs)


University Studies selections must include:

Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions
One of the following:
ART 211 Introduction to the History of Art I
ART 212 Introduction to the History of Art II
ART 213 Introduction to the History of Art III
MUS 104 Introduction to Jazz History
MUS 105 Introduction to Music History
MUS 106 Music in Film
MUS 107 Introduction to American Musical Theatre
MUS 108 Introduction to World Music
MUS 109 Musicianship I: Music Fundamentals
THD 101 Dance Appreciation
THD 104 The Theatrical Experience
THD 201 World Theatre

World’s Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions
Must include one of the following:
ENG 201 Appreciation of Literature
ENG 243 Literary Masterpieces: Fantasy, Myth and Legend
GDS 201 Introduction to Gender and Diversity Studies
RGS 200 Introduction to Religious Studies

University Studies Elective
One of the following:
ANT 140 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ARC 150 Introduction to Archaeology
HIS 221 American Experience to 1865
HIS 222 American Experience Since 1865
PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy
POL 261 Introduction to Political Theory
PSY 180 General Psychology
SOC 133 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 231 Social Problems

Core Courses ........................................................................ 7 hrs
LBA 100T Transitions
LBA 438 Seminar in Liberal Arts
and one of the following:
BIO 308 Ethics in Biology
COM 260 Communication Ethics
HON 212 Honors Ethics
PHI 202 Ethics
PHI 330 Medical Ethics
PHI 376 Environmental Ethics


Fields ............................................................36-40 hrs

Choose two fields from the seven designations following. No more than one field can be taken from the same designation. Courses in each field are on file in the Registrar’s Office, and on the Liberal Arts webpage on the Murray State website.


•Fine Arts

Art History...........................................................................18

Music...................................................................................20

Theatre.................................................................................18


•Humanities

English.................................................................................18

Modern Language (one language).......................................18

Philosophy...........................................................................18


•Natural Science/Mathematics

Biology.................................................................................19

Chemistry.............................................................................19

Geosciences.................................................................... 18-20

Mathematics................................................................... 19-20

Physical Science............................................................. 19-20


•Social Science

Economics............................................................................18

History.................................................................................18

International Affairs.............................................................18

Legal Studies.......................................................................18

Political Science...................................................................18

Religious Studies.................................................................18

Psychology.................................................................... 18-19

Sociology............................................................................18


Gender and Diversity Studies ........................................18


Sustainability Studies........................................................18-19


Interdisciplinary Studies ..........................................18

With the approval of the program coordinator, an interdisciplinary field will be created, using courses designated within existing liberal arts fields.


Internship/Cooperative Education.................................0-6 hrs

In order to build workplace skills, Liberal Arts majors are strongly encouraged to participate in a program coordinator-approved internship or cooperative education placement. See the MSU Career Services website (www.murraystate.edu/careerservices) for more information.


Required Minor............................................................21-24 hrs


Electives.......................................................................... 0-15 hrs


Total Curriculum Requirements............................120-121 hrs

 

The requirements listed above are an example of what is applicable to most students entering Murray State University at the present time. Criteria as they may relate to individual students may vary. The primary source is the Undergraduate Bulletin applicable at the time of the student enrollment.

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