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Lake Superior State University

Liberal Arts

Program Description


This degree is offered to students who complete general education requirements, any minor* presently offered by the University, and free electives for a total of 62 credit hours (minimum). Consult departmental offerings for requirements of a minor and electives.

Courses selected for credits toward the general education requirements may be, at the discretion of the department offering the minor, accepted for the minor.

Note: Once you have chosen a minor, contact the department which offers it in order to be assigned an advisor. The department offering your minor will both advise you and conduct your degree audit before graduation.

*see minors section.



Degree Requirements


General education requirements for the liberal arts associate degree include classes in communication skills, mathematics, humanities, social science, social science-diversity and natural science.

Communication Skills

  • COMM101 Fund. of Speech Communication 3
  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First-year Composition II 3

Humanities

Choose one from:

  • ARTS250 Art History and Appreciation I 4
  • ARTS251 Art History and Appreciation II 4
  • HUGE100 Approved transfer course for Humanities
  • HUMN203 Survey of Chinese Culture 3
  • HUMN240 Native Art and Culture 3
  • HUMN252 Humanities II 4
  • HUMN255 World Mythology 4
  • MUSC220 History and Appreciation of Music I 4
  • MUSC221 History and Appreciation of Music II 4
  • NATV240 Native Art and Culture 3
  • PHIL302 Ancient Western Philosophy 3
  • PHIL305 Modern and Contemporary Philosophy 3
  • Second Year Foreign Language 6-8

Mathematics (3-5 credits)

  • MAGE100 Approved transfer course from CLEP 3
  • MATH110 (or higher) Explorations in Math 3

    or
  • PHIL205 Logic 3

Natural Science

Choose two (8 credits) from:

  • BIOL105 Function of the Human Body 4
  • BIOL122 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
  • BIOL131 General Biology: Cells 4
  • BIOL204 General Microbiology 4
  • CHEM105 Life Chemistry II 4
  • CHEM108 Applied Chemistry 3

    and
  • CHEM109 Applied Chemistry Lab 1
  • CHEM115 General Chemistry I 5
  • CHEM116 General Chemistry II 4
  • GEOL115 Field Excursions in Earth Science 4
  • GEOL121 Physical and Historical Geology I 4
  • GEOL122 Physical and Historical Geology II 4
  • GEOG106 Physical Geography: Landforms 4
  • GEOG108 Physical Geography: Meteorology and Climatology 4
  • NSCI101 Conceptual Physics 4
  • NSCI102 Introduction to Geology 4
  • NSCI103 Environmental Science 3

    and
  • NSCI104 Environmental Science Lab 1
  • NSCI110 Chemistry in Society 4
  • NSCI116 Introduction to Oceanography 4
  • NSCI119 Descriptive Astronomy 4
  • NSGE100 Approved transfer course for Natural Science 4
  • PHYS221 Elements of Physics I 4
  • PHYS231 Applied Physics for Engineers and Scientists I 4

Social Science

Choose two from different disciplines (6-8 credits):

  • ECGE100 Economics General Education* 3-4
  • ECON201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  • ECON202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
  • ECON208 Honors Prin. of Microeconomics 3
  • ECON209 Honors Prin. of Macroeconomics 3
  • ECON302 Managerial Economics 4
  • GEOG201 World Regional Geography 4
  • GEOG302 Economic Geography 4
  • GEGE100 Geography General Education* 3-4
  • HIST101 History of World Civilization I 4
  • HIST102 History of World Civilization II 4
  • HIST103 Chinese Cultural Diversity 3
  • HIST131 United States History I 4
  • HIST132 United States History II 4
  • HSGE100 History General Education* 3-4
  • POLI110 Intro. to American Government and Politics 4
  • POLI160 Intro. to Canadian Government and Politics 4
  • POLI241 Intro. to International Relations 4
  • PSGE100 Political Science General Education* 3-4
  • PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 4
  • PSYC155 Lifespan Development 3
  • PYGE100 Psychology General Education* 3-4
  • SOCY101 Introduction to Sociology 3
  • SOCY102 Social Problems 4
  • SOCY113 Sociology of the American Family 3
  • SOGE100 Socioloy General Education* 3-4

Social Science - Diversity

Choose one class (3-4 credits) from:

  • BUSN308 Managing Cultural Differences 3
  • EDUC250 Student Diversity and Schools 3
  • GEOG306 Cultural Geography 3
  • HIST203 Chinese Cultural Diversity 3
  • HLTH328 Multicultural Approaches to Health Care 3
  • NATV225 Native Cultures of North America 3
  • POLI333 Human Rights and World Politics 4
  • POLI334 Middle East Politics 3
  • SDGE100 Social Science Diversity General Education* 3
  • SOCY103 Cultural Diversity 3
  • SOCY213 Introduction to Anthropology 3
  • SOCY225 Native Cultures of North America 3
  • SOCY226 Races and Minorities 3
  • SOCY321 Sociology of Women 3

*Approved transfer course number for Social Science and Social Science-Diversity General Education requirements. These courses are not listed in the course desciption section.