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Liberal Studies

for the 21st Century

Liberal Studies Areas & Course Design Expectations

The Liberal Studies program consists of:

  • University-Wide Graduation Requirements
Each designation has its own student learning objectives, course design requirements, and required syllabus language. Click the links for more information.


Keep in mind:

  • E-Series courses must either:
    • Carry a General Education designation OR
    • Be a Scholarship in Practice at the 2000 or 3000 level.
  • Generally, courses cannot carry more than one General Education designation EXCEPT:
    • Humanities and Ethics designations may be combined with each other.
    • Humanities or Ethics designations may also be combined with one other General Education designation.
  • Courses cannot carry both Diversity designations; they may carry either Cross-Cultural Studies (X) or Diversity in Western Experience (Y).
  • Only ENC1101 and ENC2135 carry the English Composition designation.
  • A course can only fulfill one type of Writing requirement (State-Mandated “W”, Upper-Division Writing, or English Composition).
  • A course can carry either the Scholarship in Practice (SIP) or Formative Experience designation, but not both.



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