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Course Descriptions

LS 300 Liberal Studies Readings and Portfolio Development

Students learn how to develop a personal portfolio that will function as a metacognitive record of their intellectual and experiential development in the liberal studies program. Readings that explore the values of the liberal arts are discussed to foster development of critical thinking skills and an understanding of the interrelationships among the liberal studies disciplines. Prerequisite: EN 102. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: WI. (3)

LS 400 Liberal Studies Internship

Senior students are placed in an internship with a cooperating employer in the Washington metropolitan area. The internship is monitored by a supervising professor and a representative of the employing firm. May be fulfilled through portfolio assessment by students with significant work history. Prerequisite: approval of the dean of the School of Design, Arts, and Humanities. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: EXP. (3-6)

LS 420 Senior Seminar

Senior students examines ways to integrate learning in the two chosen concentrations. Using computer technology, students conduct research to identify a suitable topic for a major thesis paper requiring scholarly support in both concentrations. When the thesis is completed, students are required to present and defend it orally to the class and the instructor prior to submission in writing. Prerequisites: EN 102, LS 300, and senior status. Liberal Arts Core/University Requirements Designation: DSINQ, WI. (3)

LS 421 Project

Students investigate a selected topic in the major field. The goal is to demonstrate independent research and present scholarly results in writing of commendable quality. Prerequisite: approval of the dean of the School of Design, Arts, and Humanities. (3)

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