General Liberal Arts
Advisor: Kate Sawaya
Office: 513 Allen Hall
Students who prefer to specialize in more than one field of study may earn a B.A. degree in General Liberal Arts. Requirements for this degree include all of the following: satisfactory completion of the University General Education and College Core curriculum; satisfactory completion of the College of Arts & Sciences B.A. requirements; approval of the proposed G.L.A. program; satisfactory completion of 12 hours of upper-division courses (courses numbered 3000 and above) in each of three fields of study, all with a grade of C or better. The three fields may all be within the College of Arts & Sciences, or one of the three may be within another school/college of the University if that field is related to the student’s educational or career goals. To ensure an orderly progression of work toward the degree, interested students should meet with the program’s advisor as early as possible. Furthermore, admittance into the program requires approval of the GLA Committee and the Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. General Liberal Arts is not suitable for students who are uncertain about their choice of a major; these students should see the Undecided listing in the Academic Affairs section.
General Education and College Requirements
|EN 1103||English Composition I||3|
|or EN 1104||Expanded English Composition I|
|EN 1113||English Composition II||3|
|or EN 1173||Accelerated Composition II|
|3rd semester proficiency - one language||9|
|Emphasis Area - consult advisor||36|
|Literature - see A&S requirements||3|
|History - see A&S requirements||3|
|Philosophy Elective - consult advisor||3|
|Humanities Electives - must be from 2 different areas - see A&S core||9|
|MA 1313||College Algebra||3|
|or MA 1103||College Algebra Linked Lab- Corequisite Model|
|or MA 1213||Math in Your World|
|Above College Algebra||3|
|See A&S requirements||3|
|Physical Science w/Lab 1||3-4|
|Biological Science w/Lab 2||3-4|
|Natural Science Elective 3||3-4|
|Social Sciences 4|
|See A&S core||6|
|Social Sciences Electives||12|
|GLA 4001||Senior Project||1|
|Oral Communication Requirement 3||3|
|Computer Requirement 3||3|
|Writing Requirement 3||3|
|15 or more hours to equal 124||15|
See A&S core courses.
See A&S core courses.
Must be from 2 different areas and must cross 4 disciplines over the 18 hours. Only one EC and one CO allowed. See advisor.
GLA 4000 Directed Individual Study in General Liberal Arts: 1-6 hours.
Hours and credit to be arranged
GLA 4001 Senior Project: 1 hour.
(Retricted to GLA majors or permission of the instructor) One hour lecture. Cohesive capstone course that draws together the diverse threads of the liberal arts. This course encourages analysis and criticism of social, ethical, and related issues that challenge the modern world
GLA 4990 Special Topics in GLA: 1-9 hours.
This course is to be used on a limited basis to offer developing subject matter areas not coverd in existing courses