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2013-2014 APU Catalog 
2013-2014 APU Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies Minor

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A minor in Liberal Studies allows you to participate in discussions of current philosophical, social, creative, and political issues that are not addressed in more structured programs of study. You can choose to focus on a particular topic such as storytelling, music, fiction, or Biblical study. You might also choose to enhance skills such as oral and written communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving which are crucial in all organizations.

To begin the minor, you will meet with an advisor in the Liberal Studies Department and develop your study plan.  The minor consists of 20 credits, excluding GURs and other major coursework.

Required Courses (20 credits)

Working with an academic advisor in the Liberal Studies Department, develop a study plan (20 credits) focusing on a topic that suits your needs or interests from courses offered across the university. 

Select one course from the following Liberal Studies seminars (4)

  • LS 20100 Liberal Studies I:  Ways of Knowing
  • LS 20200 Liberal Studies II:  Introduction to Humanities
  • LS 20300 Liberal Studies III:  Introduction to Social Sciences

Select the remaining courses in consultation with an advisor (16)

  • Choices may include any Liberal Studies offerings or courses from other disciplines as appropriate to the focus of the study plan. 
  • 4 credits must be at the 30000-40000 level.
  • Up to 4 credits of directed study may be included.
  • You may not include courses that you are counting toward Foundational or Major Studies.

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