School of Arts and Sciences
Master of Liberal Studies, an interdisciplinary graduate degree in arts and sciences. The degree provides an opportunity for students to study the liberal arts and sciences beyond the bachelor's degree. It is intended primarily for those who regard the liberal arts as subjects for lifelong learning and for those who, because their undergraduate curriculum was primarily professional, wish to broaden their general education. The Master of Liberal Studies is not intended as preparation for doctoral study.
In consultation with the program director, each student designs a course of study appropriate to his or her interests and experience.
D500 Graduate Project (3-6 cr.) Independent project to be undertaken in consultation with graduate advisor. This project requires students to demonstrate mastery of some specific topic or medium of expression.
D501 Humanities Seminar (3 cr.) An interdisciplinary graduate seminar in the humanities. Topics vary from semester to semester.
D502 Social Science Seminar (3 cr.) An interdisciplinary graduate seminar in the social sciences. Topics vary from semester to semester.
D503 Science Seminar (3 cr.) An interdisciplinary graduate seminar in the sciences. Topics vary from semester to semester.
D700 Topics in Liberal Studies (3 cr.) P: completion of two 500-level liberal studies seminars or consent of program director. Intensive study of major issues in the humanities, social sciences, or sciences. Interdisciplinary approach, seminar format. Individual project required. Specific topic announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated with different topic for a maximum of 9 credits.