Liberal Studies | BA
Anna Maria College supports a liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition along with strong career preparation. The General Education Curriculum and distribution requirements ensure that each student builds a basic foundation on this model, and then adds an area of focused study by choosing an area of concentration within a particular discipline. Some students, however, seek to develop an even broader appreciation of liberal studies across disciplines. To accommodate this goal without the demands imposed by other majors, Anna Maria College offers a major in Liberal Studies. Specific requirements involve a plan for the distribution of courses, the selection of a minor and the choice of the final General Education Seminar course. Students electing to major in Liberal Studies pursue an area of more integrated study by compiling a minor in some discipline offered by the College.
Liberal Studies major students may also prepare for a career in teaching with an education concentration. Students in this track take courses in both History and Education and would be prepared for licensure as a teacher of Elementary Education (1-6).
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Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies will be able to:
- Demonstrate their familiarity with the intellectual foundations and scholarly approaches of the academic disciplines of the arts and humanities, natural sciences, behavioral sciences, and social sciences.
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct research that engages with a complex issue or problem by utilizing the methods and approaches from multiple disciplines.
- Demonstrate the ability to integrate and synthesize multiple intellectual perspectives and academic methods in the production of interdisciplinary essays and presentations.