Program Description

The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum prepares a student to be an accomplished and productive human being. A liberal arts degree opens doors to the professions and to rewarding and responsible careers. Future physicians, teachers, scientists, lawyers, and business people, for example, develop themselves as well-rounded individuals, in addition to completing their pre-professional work. The academic experiences in liberal arts and sciences provide the foundation for later specialization, graduate study, and professional school. 

The option in Black/Latinx Studies offers a greater degree of cultural/racial/historical specialization in Liberal Arts. This option is suitable for students who are interested in specializing in Black/Latinx cultural and historical aspects of law, business, science, teaching, creative writing, literature, medical, and other fields. The program gives students the opportunity to understand historical and cultural movements that directly impact the fields they choose to enter. 

Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of the Liberal Arts and Sciences program requirements, students will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge base from the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. 
  2. Evaluate and analyze a range of artistic, historical, literary and philosophical works. 
  3. Examine the formation of individual and group behavior, and social institutions and processes. 
  4. Develop an ability and a cultural context for communication in a language other than English. 
  5. Communicate effectively through written and oral forms. 
  6. Demonstrate informed critical thinking. 
  7. Engage in quantitative reasoning and scientific inquiry. 
  8. Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures. 

Upon successful completion of the Black and Latinx Studies Option requirements, students will be able to: 

  1. Identify and discuss key historical and cultural issues in Black and Latinx Studies. 
  2. Analyze the relationship between individuals, contemporary Black and Latinx communities, and the social, political, and economic forces that affect them. 
  3. Critically examine texts, narratives, and discourses produced by Black and Latinx people throughout the world. 

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Curriculum Coordinators: Dr. Monique Guishard

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