Core Requirements

The Liberal Studies Curriculum consists of 11 to 13 courses (depending on foreign language placement), with considerable choice within the categories. Most majors include at least two courses which count for both the LSC and the major. Advanced Placement, transfer, and study abroad credit may also apply. A fuller description is found in the college catalog. Here is the LSC at a glance:

Foundations in Faith, Values, and Thought

First Year Seminar (one course)

Fundamental Philosophical Questions (one course)

Study of Christian Traditions and Thought (two courses)

Ethical Decision-Making (each major is designed so that the student fulfills this requirement automatically)

Pathways to Understanding the World

Global Issues that Impact the Common Good (one course)

Historical Studies (one course)

Literary Studies (one course)

Processes of Scientific Reasoning (one course)

Quantitative Reasoning (one course)

Second Language (zero to two courses depending on placement)

Social and Institutional Dimensions of Human Behavior (one course)

Participatory Learning and Competencies

Artistic Experience (one half-course or full course)

Experiential Learning (internship, qualifying Community Engaged Learning Courses, Faculty-Student Research, Study Abroad or designated co-curricular experiences; may not be fulfilled in the first year of college studies)

Oral Communication (each major is designed so that the student fulfills this requirement automatically)

Written Communication (included in courses throughout the curriculum, especially in First Year Seminars and in at least one designated course in each major)