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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...............................46-49 hrs


University Studies selections (listed in Chapter 4 of the University Bulletin) must include:

 •Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies and Quantitative Skills:

One BIO, AST, CHE, GSC, or PHY course with lab

AND

One BIO, AST, CHE, GSC, or PHY course in a second science discipline (lab not required)

AND

One Mathematics course


•World’s Historical, Literary, and Philosophical Traditions:

Choose at least one from 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


•Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity and the World's Artistic Traditions:

ART 211 or ART 212 Introduction to the History of Art I/II

AND

One MUS or THD course


Electives:

Choose at least 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


Note: For students in the Honors Program, the Honors Sequence replaces the University Studies Sequence.


Required Courses…………………………………………….7 hours

LBA 099 Transitions

PHI 202 Ethics or PHI 330 Medical Ethics or PHI 376 Environmental Ethics or BIO 308 Ethics in Biology

LBA 438 Seminar in Liberal Arts [Honors Program students may choose to replace LBA 438 with HON 437, with the LBA Coordinator’s permission.]




Fields ............................................................36-39 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

Anthropology.......................................................................18

Archaeology.........................................................................18

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

Interdisciplinary Studies ..........................................18-19

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

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.......................................................................... 0-10 hrs

Total Curriculum Requirements............................120-125 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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