Admission to the Master of Liberal Studies is suspended during the redesign of the program.
The College of Letters and Science offers an interdisciplinary graduate program leading to a Master of Liberal Studies. The MLS curriculum consists of small introductory seminars, special topics courses conceived exclusively for the program, electives taken in specific departments, and a final thesis or independent project. All courses are taught by graduate faculty drawn primarily from the College of Letters and Science and augmented by other interested instructors from across the University. Such faculty diversity allows students to expand their cultural and intellectual horizons through a carefully structured course of study that encourages multiple perspectives on important issues and integration of knowledge across disciplines.
The MLS program is housed in the internationally respected Center for Twenty-first Century Studies, which ensures access to leading scholars, outstanding facilities, special lectures and other events. Each fall a limited class of new students is admitted in order to maintain an intimate learning environment, and all courses are offered during evenings. Although the MLS is not a traditional graduate degree that focuses on a single academic field or set of professional skills, its emphasis on critical thinking, imaginative reflection, ethical consideration, and effective communication carries substantial value in both private and public life.
Liberal Studies Courses
LIBRLST 701 Traditions and Transformations I:
LIBRLST 702 Traditions And Transformations II:
LIBRLST 721 Special Topics in Liberal Studies:
LIBRLST 722 Special Topics in Contemporary Cultural Studies:
LIBRLST 797 Special Topics In International Liberal Studies:
LIBRLST 798 Liberal Studies Master's Project
LIBRLST 799 Independent Work in Liberal Studies
LIBRLST 888 Candidate for Degree
LIBRLST 901 Seminar on Philosophical Approaches to Science
|Name||Rank||Degree||School||Graduate Faculty||Emeritus Faculty|
|George Clark||Professor||PhD||Florida State University||No||Yes|
|Janis Eells||Professor||PhD||University of Iowa||Yes||No|
|Kristie Hamilton||Associate Professor||PhD||University of Texas at Austin||Yes||No|
|Robin Mello||Associate Professor||PhD||Leslie University||Yes||No|
|Bernard Perley||Associate Professor||PhD||Harvard University||Yes||No|
|Robert Schwartz||Distinguished Professor||PhD||University of Pennsylvania||No||Yes|
|Merry E. Weisner-Hanks||Distinguished Professor||PhD||University of Wisconsin-Madison||No||Yes|