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Liberal Arts Requirements


In addition to completing the prescribed program of study in their major as outlined in the Programs of Study chapter later in this section, students must take courses in the following liberal arts categories:


Natural Sciences: life sciences, chemistry, geological sciences, marine and coastal sciences, meteorology, physics and astronomy, anthropology*, cognitive sciences*, exercise science*, sport management*, geography*, School of Environmental and Biological Sciences*
*Not all courses in these departments fulfill this requirement.
    
Social Science and History: communication, criminal justice, economics, education, environmental policy, exercise and sports science, information technology and informatics, labor studies and employment relations, Latin American studies, political science, Africana studies, African area studies, American studies, Asian studies, history, Latino and Caribbean studies, medieval studies, Middle Eastern studies, South Asian studies, women's and gender studies, planning and public policy, psychology, public health, sociology, anthropology*, European studies*, geography*, Jewish studies*, journalism and media studies*
*Not all courses in these departments fulfill this requirement.

Humanities: archaeology, African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian languages and literatures, American Sign Language, Armenian, Catalan, Chinese, classics, comparative literature, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, philosophy, Polish, Portuguese, religion, Russian, Spanish, Ukrainian, American studies*, art history*, cinema studies*, English*, European studies*, Jewish studies*, journalism and media studies*, linguistics*, Middle Eastern studies*, South Asian studies*
*Not all courses in this department fulfill this requirement.

Second Writing Intensive or Literature: English, comparative literature, foreign language literature (original or translation, check with your adviser before you enroll)

Quantitative/Technical Skills: mathematics, computer science, statistics, research methods in a department, 01:355:415 Information Design, 01:355:425 Web Authoring, 04:547:320  Web Design, 01:730:201 Introduction to Logic, 01:615:201 Introduction to Linguistic Theory, 01:070:335 Analysis of Archaeological Data, 01:070:395 Quantification of Archaeological Data, 04:192:300 Communication Research, 01:202:307 Criminal Justice Research Methods, 01:377:275 Basic Statistics for Exercise Science, 14:440:127 Introduction to Computers for Engineers, 14:440:221 Engineering Mechanics: Statistics, 01:450:319  Quantitative Methods, 01:450:320 Spatial Data Analysis, 01:450:330 Geographical Methods, 01:711:295 Introductory Topics in Operations Research, 10:762:205 Basic Statistical Methods for Policy, Planning, and Health, 01:790:300 Introduction to Political Science Methods, 01:830:200 Quantitative Methods in Psychology, 01:920:311 Introduction to Social Research, 01:920:312 Computer Analysis of Social Science Data, 04:189:103 Information Technology and Information, 07:577:201 Practical Finance for Entrepreneurial Creatives

Mason Gross Liberal Arts Core Requirements

Part One: Areas of Inquiry (24 credits)
This area allows students to encounter multiple modes of scholarship, research, analysis and synthesis.

        A. Natural Science (Minimum 3 credits)
     
        Learning Goals
  • Understand and apply basic principles and concepts in the physical or biological sciences
  • Explain and be able to assess the relationship among assumptions, method, evidence, arguments, and theory in scientific analysis 
        B. Social Science and History (Minimum 3 credits)
   
        Learning Goals
  • Understand the bases and development of human and societal endeavors across time and place
  • Explain and be able to assess the relationship among assumptions, method, evidence, arguments, and theory in social and historical analysis
  • Understand different theories about human culture, social identity, economic entities, political systems, and other forms of social organization
  • Identify and critically assess ethical issues in social science and history
        C. Arts and Humanities (Minimum 3 credits)
      
         Learning Goals
  • Examine critically philosophical and other theoretical issues concerning the nature of reality, human experience, knowledge, value, and/or cultural production
  • Analyze arts and/or literatures in themselves and in relation to specific histories
  • Understand the nature of human languages and their speakers
  • Engage critically in the process of creative expression
        D. Liberal Arts Elective (to reach a total of 24 credits)                  

 
Part Two: Cognitive Skills and Processes (9 credits)
This area provides undergraduates with a solid foundation in areas that are critical for success in academic study and research.

        A. Writing (3 credits): Expository Writing 101
       
        Learning Goals
  • Communicate complex ideas effectively in standard written English to a general audience and respond effectively to editorial feedback from peers, instructors, and/or supervisors through successive drafts and revision.
        B. Literature or Second Writing-Intensive Course (3 credits)
     
        Learning Goals
  • Communicate effectively in modes appropriate to a discipline or area of inquiry
  • Evaluate and critically assess sources and use the conventions of attribution and citation correctly
  • Analyze and synthesize information and ideas from multiple sources to generate new insights

        C. Quantitative/Technical Skills (3 credits)
   
        Learning Goals
  • Employ current technologies to access information, to conduct research, and to communicate findings
  • Analyze and critically assess information from traditional and emergent technologies
  • Understand the principles that underlie information systems

Total Credits: 33

Where permitted by the department, students may count up to 12 credits already required by the major.

Changes in Basic Skills Requirements

    * All students are required to take both the English and the math placement tests.

The Liberal Arts Core Requirements listed above form a framework that has been approved by the Mason Gross Curriculum Committee. Students must consult the Assistant Dean for Advising and Student Success and/or their departmental Advisor and Student Success Counselor to learn how these requirements are to be fulfilled. The guidelines for fulfillment vary by department.

Dance
Part I (24 credits)
          A. Natural Science (3): 07:206:325  Kinesiology
          B. Social Science and History (6)
               *General Psychology (01:830:101) is required for students tracking into the Ed.M. program in Dance Education)
          C. Arts and Humanities (6)
          D. Liberal Arts Electives (9)

Part II (9 credits)
         A. Writing and Communication (3): 01:355:101  Expository Writing
         B. Literature or Second Writing Intensive Course (3): 01:355:201  Research in Disciplines
         C. Quantitative/Technical Skills (3): 07:206:237  Dance Production

Total Credits: 33

Design
Part I: Areas of Inquiry (24 credits)
        A. Social Science and History (6)
        B. Arts and Humanities (12)
             01:082:105  Art History 105
             01:082:106  Art History 106
             01:XXX:XXX  Art History or Cinema Studies elective
             One Contextual Studies course; choose one from below:
                 04:189:152  The Structure of Information
                 04:567:275  Social Media and the Participatory Culture
                 11:550:133   Architectural Design
                 04:567:333  Media and Popular Culture
        C. Liberal Arts Electives (6)

Part II: Cognitive Skills and Processes (9 credits)
        A. Writing and Communication (3): 01:355:101  Expository Writing     
        B. Literature/Writing Contemporary Art (3)
             07:081:200  Seminar in Contemporary Art A
                                    or
             01:355:201 Research in the Disciplines
        C. Quantitative/Technical Skills (3)

Total Credits: 33

Digital Filmmaking
Part I (24 credits)
          A. Natural Science (6)
          B. Arts and Humanities (12)
              01:082:106  Introduction to Art History
              01:175:201  Introduction to Film I
              01:175:202  Introduction to Film II
              01:175:XXX  Cinema Studies Elective
          C. Social Science and History (6)

Part II (9 credits)
         A. Writing and Communication (3): 01:355:101  Expository Writing
         B. Literature or second Writing Intensive (3)
         C. Quantitative/Technical Skills (3)
 
Total Credits: 33

Music (Composition)
Part I: Areas of Inquiry (21 credits)
         A. Natural Science (3)
         B. Social Science and History (3)
         C. Arts and Humanities (3)
         D. Liberal Arts Electives (12)

Part II: Cognitive Skills and Processes (9 credits)

        A. Writing and Communication (3): 01:355:101  Expository Writing     
        B. Literature or second Writing Intensive (3)
        C. Quantitative/Technical Skills (3)

Total Credits: 30

Music (Music Education)
Part I: Areas of Inquiry (21 credits)
        A. Natural Science (3)
        B. Social Science and History (12)
             01:830:101  General Psychology                       
             01:830:331/333  Infant and Child Development or Adolescent Psychology             
             05:300:306  Educational Psychology                   
             05:300:383  Introduction to Special Education                                        
        C. Arts and Humanities (6)
             07:700:419 or 420  Special Studies in Music History
             05:300:401  Individual/Cultural Diversity in the Classroom

Part II: Cognitive Skills and Processes (9)
        A. Writing and Communication: 01:355:101  Expository Writing
        B. Literature or second Writing Intensive (3)
        C. Quantitative/Technical Skills (Math, 01:640:100-level or above) (3)

Total Credits: 30

Music (Jazz, Performance)
Part I: Areas of Inquiry (24 credits)
         A. Natural Science (3)
         B. Social Science and History (3)
         C. Arts and Humanities (3)
         D. Liberal Arts Electives (15)

Part II: Cognitive Skills and Processes (9 credits)

        A. Writing and Communication (3): 01:355:101  Expository Writing     
        B. Literature or second Writing Intensive (3)
        C. Quantitative/Technical Skills (3)

Total Credits: 33

Theater (Acting)
Part I: Areas of Inquiry (27 credits)
        A. Social Science and History (3): 07:966:417  British Art and Culture
        B. Arts and Humanities (3): 07:966:281  Theater History
        C. Liberal Arts Electives (21)
             07:965:282  Theater History II
             07:965:370  Global Theater I
             07:965:473  Clothing and Culture I
            Liberal arts electives (12)
 
Part II: Cognitive Skills and Processes (6 credits)
        A. Writing and Communication (3): 01:355:101  Expository Writing     
        B. Literature (3): 07:966:427  Shakespeare's Plays

Total Credits: 33

Theater (Design)
Part I: Areas of Inquiry (24 credits)
        A. Social Science and History (3): 07:966:417 British Art and Culture
        B. Arts and Humanities (3)
            07:965:281  Theater History
        C. Liberal Arts  Electives (18)
             07:965:282  Theater History II            
             07:965:370  Global Theater
             01:082:106  Art History
             01:082:EC   Art History elective
             Liberal arts electives (6)

Part II: Cognitive Skills and Processes (9 credits)
         A.Writing and Communication (3): 01:355:101  Expository Writing     
         B. Literature (3)
              07:966:427  Shakespeare's Plays
         C. Quantitative/Technical Skills (3)
              07:966:243  Elements of Design

Total Credits: 33

Theater (Stage Management)
Part I: Areas of Inquiry (24 credits)
        A. Social Science and History (3)
        B. Arts and Humanities (3)
            07:965:281  Theater History I
        C. Liberal Arts Electives (18)
             07:965:282 Theater History II
             07:965:370  Global Theater I
             07:965:473  Clothing and Culture
             07:557:201  Practical Finance for Entrepreneurship Creatives Online
             Liberal arts elective (6)
                   
Part II: Cognitive Skills and Processes (9 credits)
         A.Writing and Communication (3):  01:355:101  Expository Writing     
         B. Literature or second Writing Intensive (3)
         C. Quantitative/Technical Skills (3)
              07:966:251  Fundamentals of Drafting

Total Credits: 33

Theater (Technical Direction)
Part I: Areas of Inquiry (24 credits)
        A. Social Science and History (3)
        B. Arts and Humanities (3)
            07:965:281  Theater History
        C. Liberal Arts Electives (18)
             07:965:282  Theater History II
             07:965:370  Global Theater                       
             Liberal arts electives (12)
           
Part II: Cognitive Skills and Processes (9 credits)
         A.Writing and Communication (3):  01:355:101  Expository Writing     
         B. Literature or second Writing Intensive (3)
         C. Quantitative/Technical Skills (3)
              07:966:251  Fundamentals of Drafting

Total Credits: 33

Visual Arts
Part I: Areas of Inquiry (21 credits)
        A. Social Science and History (6)
        B. Arts and Humanities (12)
             01:082:105  Art History 105
             01:082:106  Art History 106
             01:XXX:XXX  Art History or Cinema Studies elective
             01:XXX:XXX  Art History or Cinema Studies elective
        C.  Liberal Arts Electives (3)

Part II: Cognitive Skills and Processes (12 credits)
        A. Writing and Communication (3): 01:355:101  Expository Writing     
        B. Second Writing Intensive Course (6)
             07:081:200  Seminar in Contemporary Art A
             07:081:201  Seminar in Contemporary Art B
        C. Quantitative/Technical Skills (3)

Total Credits: 33

 
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