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I.,II.  List old (left column)/new (right column) Degree prescribed courses, other requirements, and credits using the 
        current undergraduate catalog: 

 

                         OLD                                                                        NEW 

Liberal Studies                                                       Liberal Studies
Leonard Keller, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry                 Leonard Keller, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  and Director, Liberal Studies                                         and Director, Liberal Studies
Grenville Draper, Professor, Earth and Environment and                Grenville Draper, Professor, Earth and Environment and
Associate Director, Liberal Studies                                   Associate Director, Liberal Studies
Kenneth Rogerson, Professor and Chairperson,                          Kenneth Rogerson, Professor and Chairperson,
  Philosophy and Associate Director, Liberal Studies,                   Philosophy and Associate Director, Liberal Studies,
  BBC                                                                   BBC
Kiriake Xerohemona, Lecturer, Philosophy and Graduate                 Kiriake Xerohemona, Lecturer, Philosophy and Graduate
Program Director, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies                   Program Director, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

The Liberal Studies Program exposes the student to a wide             The Liberal Studies Program exposes the student to a wide
range of courses offered by the College, while granting the           range of courses offered by the College, while granting the
opportunity to pursue an individualized program of studies            opportunity to pursue an individualized program of studies
under the Liberal Studies guidelines. These guidelines                under the Liberal Studies guidelines. These guidelines
include six categories of courses: (1) Foundations of Liberal         include six categories of courses: (1) Foundations of Liberal
Studies, two broad-based courses chosen by the directors              Studies, two broad-based courses chosen by the directors
from the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or the                    from the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, or the
Humanities; (2) Interdisciplinary Colloquia, two courses              Humanities; (2) Interdisciplinary Colloquia, two courses
involving faculty from several departments of the College,            involving faculty from several departments of the College,
and dealing with interdisciplinary topics; (3) Natural                and dealing with interdisciplinary topics; (3) Natural
Sciences, two courses to expose the student to the scientific         Sciences, two courses to expose the student to the scientific
method and its application to problems in the sciences; (4)           method and its application to problems in the sciences; (4)
Humanities, two courses dealing with the analysis of literary,        Humanities, two courses dealing with the analysis of literary,
philosophical, religious and historical topics or appreciation        philosophical, religious and historical topics or appreciation
of works of art, music, and theatre; (5) Social Sciences, two         of works of art, music, and theatre; (5) Social Sciences, two
courses to expose the student to the basic theories and               courses to expose the student to the basic theories and
methods of social scientists in the fields of economics,              methods of social scientists in the fields of economics,
international relations, political science, psychology,               international relations, political science, psychology,
sociology/anthropology, and environmental studies; (6)                sociology/anthropology, and environmental studies; (6)
Artistic Creation, one course in studio art or studio music,          Artistic Creation, one course in studio art or studio music,
creative writing, or theatre to allow the student to experiment       creative writing, or theatre to allow the student to experiment
with his or her own creativity, and to experience the work of         with his or her own creativity, and to experience the work of
the artist.                                                           the artist.
  Students are free to choose any combination of courses                Students are free to choose any combination of courses
within these guidelines. Under the advisement of the                  within these guidelines. Under the advisement of the
Director or Associate Director of Liberal Studies, the student        Director or Associate Director of Liberal Studies, the student
will be encouraged to pursue a minor, a certificate, or a             will be encouraged to pursue a minor, a certificate, or a
double major.                                                         double major.

Bachelor of Arts                                                      Bachelor of Arts
Degree Program Hours: 120                                             Degree Program Hours: 120

Lower Division Preparation                                            Lower Division Preparation

Common Prerequisite Courses and Equivalencies                         Common Prerequisite Courses and Equivalencies
FIU Course(s)     Equivalent Course(s)                                FIU Course(s)     Equivalent Course(s)
None              None                                                None              None
Courses which form part of the statewide articulation                 Courses which form part of the statewide articulation
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between the State University System and the Community          between the State University System and the Community
College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common          College System will fulfill the Lower Division Common
Prerequisites.                                                 Prerequisites.
 For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for             For generic course substitutions/equivalencies for
Common Program Prerequisites offered at community              Common Program Prerequisites offered at community
colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit:        colleges, state colleges, or state universities, visit:
http://facts.org, See Common Prerequisite Manual.              http://facts.org, See Common Prerequisite Manual.

Common Prerequisites                                           Common Prerequisites
No specific courses required; all students transferring from   No specific courses required; all students transferring from
Florida community colleges are encouraged to complete the      Florida community colleges are encouraged to complete the
Associate in Arts degree.                                      Associate in Arts degree.

Recommended Courses: Arts and Sciences concentration           Recommended Courses: Arts and Sciences concentration
recommended. To qualify for admission to the program, FIU      recommended. To qualify for admission to the program, FIU
undergraduates must have met all the lower division            undergraduates must have met all the lower division
requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester             requirements including CLAS, completed 60 semester
hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the program.      hours, and must be otherwise acceptable into the program.

Upper Division Program                                         Upper Division Program

Required Courses: (33 credits)                                 Required Courses: (33 credits)
Courses offered by any of the units of the College of Arts     Courses offered by any of the units of the College of Arts
and Sciences, chosen in accordance with academic               and Sciences, chosen in accordance with academic
guidelines of the Liberal Studies Program, to meet             guidelines of the Liberal Studies Program, to meet
requirements in the four following areas:                      requirements in the four following areas:
Natural Sciences                                           6   Natural Sciences                                           6
Humanities                                                 6   Humanities                                                 6
Social Sciences                                            6   Social Sciences                                            6
Artistic Creation                                          3   Artistic Creation                                          3
Interdisciplinary Colloquia offered by the Liberal Studies     Interdisciplinary Colloquia offered by the Liberal Studies
Program                                                    6   Program                                                    6
Foundations of Liberal Studies                             6   Foundations of Liberal Studies                             6
All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.   All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Electives: (27 credits)                                        Electives: (27 credits)
The remaining hours will be taken as electives.                The remaining hours will be taken as electives.

Combined Bachelor/Master of Arts in                            Combined Bachelor/Master of Arts in
Liberal Studies                                                Liberal Studies
The combined (4+1) Bachelor/Master of Arts in Liberal          The combined (4+1) Bachelor/Master of Arts in Liberal
Studies offers outstanding undergraduate FIU students in       Studies offers outstanding undergraduate FIU students in
Liberal Studies as well as in majors such as Philosophy the    Liberal Studies as well as in majors such as Philosophy the
opportunity to earn a Masters degree in only one additional    opportunity to earn a Masters degree in only one additional
year beyond the BA degree.                                     year beyond the BA degree.

The (4+1) program represents two distinct options:             The (4+1) program represents two distinct options:

    1.    Liberal Studies to MALS. This option allows              3.   Liberal Studies to MALS. This option allows
          students to complement the undergraduate major                students to complement the undergraduate major
          with graduate study in the same discipline as the             with graduate study in the same discipline as the
          undergraduate study.                                          undergraduate study.
    2.    Other majors such as Philosophy to MALS. This            4.   Other majors such as Philosophy to MALS. This
          option allows students to complement the                      option allows students to complement the
          undergraduate major with graduate study in                    undergraduate major with graduate study in
          another area.                                                 another area.

  The goal is to attract outstanding students into the           The goal is to attract outstanding students into the
combined program so that they formally apply to the            combined program so that they formally apply to the
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program in the first semester of their senior year (i.e., when   program in the first semester of their senior year (i.e., when
they have completed 90 credit hours.) Interested students        they have completed 90 credit hours.) Interested students
should speak with the undergraduate advisor as early as          should speak with the undergraduate advisor as early as
possible because careful selection of undergraduate              possible because careful selection of undergraduate
courses in the sophomore and junior years will be essential      courses in the sophomore and junior years will be essential
for admission to the program                                     for admission to the program
  Applicants to the accelerated program need a GPA of 3.20.        Applicants to the accelerated program need a GPA of 3.20.
Formal admission to the accelerated program will usually be      Formal admission to the accelerated program will usually be
in the first semester of the senior year. Students would be      in the first semester of the senior year. Students would be
also required to maintain a GPA of at least 3.20 to remain in    also required to maintain a GPA of at least 3.20 to remain in
the program. Participation in this program allows the            the program. Participation in this program allows the
students to fulfill some graduate program requirements           students to fulfill some graduate program requirements
during their senior year. More specifically, students at the     during their senior year. More specifically, students at the
senior level may be allowed to earn up to 9 graduate credits     senior level may be allowed to earn up to 9 graduate credits
that will count towards their MALS degree. Up to 3 graduate      that will count towards their MALS degree. Up to 3 graduate
courses (9 credits) may be used to satisfy both the Bachelor     courses (9 credits) may be used to satisfy both the Bachelor
and Masters degree requirements. All double counted              and Masters degree requirements. All double counted
courses must be at the 5000 level of higher. Courses to be       courses must be at the 5000 level of higher. Courses to be
allowed to be double counted must be approved by MALS.           allowed to be double counted must be approved by MALS.
Before starting the graduate program students must have          Before starting the graduate program students must have
satisfied all general education and core requirements.           satisfied all general education and core requirements.
   The curriculum for the (4+1) MALS will meet criteria             The curriculum for the (4+1) MALS will meet criteria
identical to those of the MALS program. A student will not be    identical to those of the MALS program. A student will not be
eligible for assistantship funding before completing all         eligible for assistantship funding before completing all
requirements for the Bachelors degree. For double-counted        requirements for the Bachelors degree. For double-counted
courses, students must confirm with their graduate program       courses, students must confirm with their graduate program
advisor that he or she is taking the course for graduate         advisor that he or she is taking the course for graduate
credit. Graduates and undergraduates may have different          credit. Graduates and undergraduates may have different
work loads and grading criteria. The student must earn a         work loads and grading criteria. The student must earn a
grade of “B” or better for these courses to count towards the    grade of “B” or better for these courses to count towards the
Masters requirements.                                            Masters requirements.

Admission Requirements                                           Admission Requirements
    1.    Current enrollment in a bachelors degree in                9.    Current enrollment in a bachelors degree in
          Philosophy or Liberal Studies.                                   Philosophy or Liberal Studies.
    2.    Completion of at least 90 credits hours of                 10.   Completion of at least 90 credits hours of
          coursework.                                                      coursework.
    3.    A current GPA of 3.20 or higher.                           11.   A current GPA of 3.20 or higher.
    4.    Application to the Department to enroll in the (4+1)       12.   Application to the Department to enroll in the (4+1)
          MALS program that will include                                   MALS program that will include
               • Three letters of recommendation                                • Three letters of recommendation
               • Personal statement [2-3 pages] describing                      • Personal statement [2-3 pages] describing
                    goals and objectives in seeking a                                goals and objectives in seeking a
                    combined accelerated degree                                      combined accelerated degree
               • A 8-25 page writing sample of satisfactory                     • A 8-25 page writing sample of satisfactory
                    quality                                                          quality
    5.    On-line application to the University Graduate             13.   On-line application to the University Graduate
          School for admission to the MALS program.                        School for admission to the MALS program.
    6.    Positive evaluation by the undergraduate program           14.   Positive evaluation by the undergraduate program
          director.                                                        director.
    7.    Approval of the graduate admissions committee.             15.   Approval of the graduate admissions committee.
    8.    In addition to the admission requirements of the           16.   In addition to the admission requirements of the
          (4+1) MALS program, students must meet all the                   (4+1) MALS program, students must meet all the
          admission requirements of the University Graduate                admission requirements of the University Graduate
          School.                                                          School.
Completion Requirements                                          Completion Requirements
    1.    Completion of both the required courses for the BA         5.    Completion of both the required courses for the BA
          (33 credits) and the required courses for the MALS               (33 credits) and the required courses for the MALS
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          (33 credits).                                                   (33 credits).
               • For the Liberal Studies-to-MALS option                        • For the Liberal Studies-to-MALS option
                    pattern, either the 3 Great Ideas Seminars                      pattern, either the 3 Great Ideas Seminars
                    or 3 – 5000 or 6000 level courses in                            or 3 – 5000 or 6000 level courses in
                    Natural Sciences, Humanities or Social                          Natural Sciences, Humanities or Social
                    Sciences may be used to satisfy both the                        Sciences may be used to satisfy both the
                    Bachelors and Masters degree.                                   Bachelors and Masters degree.
               • For other majors such as the Philosophy-                      • For other majors such as the Philosophy-
                    to-MALS option, either 3 Great Ideas                            to-MALS option, either 3 Great Ideas
                    Seminars or 3 – 5000 or 6000 level                              Seminars or 3 – 5000 or 6000 level
                    courses in Natural Sciences, Humanities                         courses in Natural Sciences, Humanities
                    or Social Sciences may be used to satisfy                       or Social Sciences may be used to satisfy
                    both the Bachelors and Masters degree.                          both the Bachelors and Masters degree.
    2.    The Bachelor’s degree must be awarded when the             6.   The Bachelor’s degree must be awarded when the
          student completes the requirements for the degree.              student completes the requirements for the degree.
          In other words, the Bachelor’s degree must be                   In other words, the Bachelor’s degree must be
          awarded before the Master’s degree.                             awarded before the Master’s degree.
    3.    Students in the (4+1) MALS program have up to              7.   Students in the (4+1) MALS program have up to
          one year to complete the Master’s degree after                  one year to complete the Master’s degree after
          receipt of the Bachelor’s degree.                               receipt of the Bachelor’s degree.
    4.    Students who fail to meet the one year post BA             8.   Students who fail to meet the one year post BA
          requirement or who elect to leave the (4+1) MALS                requirement or who elect to leave the (4+1) MALS
          program at any time and earn only the BA degree                 program at any time and earn only the BA degree
          will have the same access requirements to a                     will have the same access requirements to a
          regular graduate program as any other student, but              regular graduate program as any other student, but
          will not be able to use the 9 credits in both the               will not be able to use the 9 credits in both the
          Bachelor’s and the Master’s degrees.                            Bachelor’s and the Master’s degrees.

Summary of Degree Requirements                                   Summary of Degree Requirements
Great Ideas Seminars:              9 hours (minimum*)            Great Ideas Seminars:              9 hours (minimum*)
Interdisciplinary Concentration:  18 hours (minimum*)            Interdisciplinary Concentration:  18 hours (minimum*)
Master’s Essay or Master’s Thesis: 3 hours or 6 hours            Master’s Essay or Master’s Thesis: 3 hours or 6 hours
Total Hours:                      33 hours (minimum*)            Total Hours:                      33 hours (minimum*)

*33 hours of coursework are required of all (4+1) MALS           *33 hours of coursework are required of all (4+1) MALS
students. However, a maximum of 3 hours are awarded for          students. However, a maximum of 3 hours are awarded for
the “Master’s Essay” course as opposed to 6 hours for            the “Master’s Essay” course as opposed to 6 hours for
“Master’s Thesis” course. Students who choose the Essay          “Master’s Thesis” course. Students who choose the Essay
option must complete either 4 Great Ideas Seminars or 21         option must complete either 4 Great Ideas Seminars or 21
hour Interdisciplinary Concentration.                            hour Interdisciplinary Concentration.
                                                                  

Labor Studies                                                    Labor Studies
Dawn Addy, Director, Labor Studies Concentration                 Dawn Addy, Director, Labor Studies Concentration
Emily Eisenhauer                                                 Emily Eisenhauer
Bruce Nissen                                                     Bruce Nissen
The Liberal Studies Program of the College of Arts and           The Liberal Studies Program of the College of Arts and
Sciences offers a Concentration in Labor Studies as an           Sciences offers a Concentration in Labor Studies as an
option within the program. As an academic discipline, Labor      option within the program. As an academic discipline, Labor
Studies has its roots in both the social sciences and the        Studies has its roots in both the social sciences and the
workers’ education movement of the early twentieth century.      workers’ education movement of the early twentieth century.
Labor Studies as a discipline acknowledges insights into the     Labor Studies as a discipline acknowledges insights into the
labor field which have emerged from decades of university-       labor field which have emerged from decades of university-
union cooperation in labor affairs apart from the traditional    union cooperation in labor affairs apart from the traditional
framework of industrial relations. According to this concept,    framework of industrial relations. According to this concept,
Labor Studies is the academic examination of issues which        Labor Studies is the academic examination of issues which
confront people in the pursuit of their need for rewarding       confront people in the pursuit of their need for rewarding
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employment. The focus of inquiry is on workers as               employment. The focus of inquiry is on workers as
individuals, as members and/or leaders in their unions or       individuals, as members and/or leaders in their unions or
associations, and as citizens of their communities.             associations, and as citizens of their communities.
   People in pursuit of rewarding jobs and careers have            People in pursuit of rewarding jobs and careers have
employed and continue to develop a variety of individual and    employed and continue to develop a variety of individual and
collective strategies to cope with the dynamics of change in    collective strategies to cope with the dynamics of change in
society, including the development of unions and other          society, including the development of unions and other
workers’ associations. Because these unions and                 workers’ associations. Because these unions and
associations also conduct autonomous economic, social and       associations also conduct autonomous economic, social and
political programs which transcend their labor relations        political programs which transcend their labor relations
nexus with management, Labor Studies reaches beyond             nexus with management, Labor Studies reaches beyond
industrial relations and addresses an additional set of         industrial relations and addresses an additional set of
questions and concerns within the global environment.           questions and concerns within the global environment.
  Thus, Labor Studies takes as its focus the individual           Thus, Labor Studies takes as its focus the individual
workers, the unions and associations that workers develop,      workers, the unions and associations that workers develop,
and the internal and external relations of those unions and     and the internal and external relations of those unions and
associations to other societal institutions in the United       associations to other societal institutions in the United
States and around the world. The scope of Labor Studies is      States and around the world. The scope of Labor Studies is
dictated by the needs and interests of workers and              dictated by the needs and interests of workers and
employees, including their individual, group and                employees, including their individual, group and
organizational problems in the workplace; their relationships   organizational problems in the workplace; their relationships
with their employers; and their interactions with the larger    with their employers; and their interactions with the larger
community,            economy,           and          polity.   community,            economy,           and          polity.
  A student majoring in Liberal Studies may earn the              A student majoring in Liberal Studies may earn the
Concentration in Labor Studies by fulfilling the requirements   Concentration in Labor Studies by fulfilling the requirements
of both programs. The Concentration is a nine-course (27-       of both programs. The Concentration is a nine-course (27-
credit hour) program of study within the Liberal Studies        credit hour) program of study within the Liberal Studies
Degree.                                                         Degree.

Required Courses for Liberal Studies: (33)                      Required Courses for Liberal Studies: (33)
Thirty-three semester hours of concentration at the 3000 or     Thirty-three semester hours of concentration at the 3000 or
4000 level as required for all Liberal Studies students to be   4000 level as required for all Liberal Studies students to be
selected in consultation with and agreement of advisor.         selected in consultation with and agreement of advisor.
Courses are to meet requirements in the following areas:        Courses are to meet requirements in the following areas:

Natural Sciences                                         6      Natural Sciences                                         6
Humanities                                               6      Humanities                                               6
Social Sciences                                          6      Social Sciences                                          6
Artistic Creation                                        3      Artistic Creation                                        3
Interdisciplinary Colloquia                              6      Interdisciplinary Colloquia                              6
Foundations of Liberal Studies                           6      Foundations of Liberal Studies                           6

  When possible, these courses should be selected from the        When possible, these courses should be selected from the
list of required and elective courses for Labor Studies. All    list of required and elective courses for Labor Studies. All
courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.        courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Required Courses for Labor Studies Concentration: (12)          Required Courses for Labor Studies Concentration: (12)
LBS 3001           Introduction to Labor Studies                LBS 3001           Introduction to Labor Studies
Minimum of three courses (nine hours) to be chosen from         Minimum of three courses (nine hours) to be chosen from
the following: (additional courses from this list may be used   the following: (additional courses from this list may be used
to fulfill electives). To be chosen in consultation with and    to fulfill electives). To be chosen in consultation with and
agreement of advisor.                                           agreement of advisor.
ECO 2023           Principles of Microeconomics                 ECO 2023           Principles of Microeconomics
LBS 4101           Theories of the Labor Movement               LBS 4101           Theories of the Labor Movement
LBS 4210           Women And Work                               LBS 4210           Women And Work
LBS 4501           Labor Law                                    LBS 4501           Labor Law
LBS 4900           Directed Study in Labor Studies              LBS 4900           Directed Study in Labor Studies
SYO 4370            Work & Society                              SYO 4370            Work & Society
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Electives (15)                                                  Electives (15)
To be chosen from the following in consultation with and        To be chosen from the following in consultation with and
agreement of advisor (some of these courses may require         agreement of advisor (some of these courses may require
prerequisites).                                                 prerequisites).

Economics                                                       Economics
ECO 2013         Principles of Macroeconomics                   ECO 2013        Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 3303         Development of Economic Thought                ECO 3303        Development of Economic Thought
ECO 4321         Radical Political Econ                         ECO 4321        Radical Political Econ
ECO 4622         Economic Development of U.S                    ECO 4622        Economic Development of U.S
ECO 4701         World Economy                                  ECO 4701        World Economy
ECO 4733         Multinational Corporations                     ECO 4733        Multinational Corporations
ECP 3203         Intro to Labor Economics                       ECP 3203        Intro to Labor Economics
ECP 4204         Theory of Labor Economics                      ECP 4204        Theory of Labor Economics
ECS 3402         The Political Economy of South America         ECS 3402        The Political Economy of South America

History                                                         History
AMH 2020         American History 1850-Present                  AMH 2020        American History 1850-Present
AMH 3270         Contemporary U.S. History                      AMH 3270        Contemporary U.S. History
AMH 4251         The Great Depression                           AMH 4251        The Great Depression
AMH 4500         United States Labor History                    AMH 4500        United States Labor History
EUH 4660         Modern Europe, 1789 to the Present             EUH 4660        Modern Europe, 1789 to the Present
LAH 3200         Latin America: The National Period             LAH 3200        Latin America: The National Period
LAH 4511         Argentina: 18th-20th Centuries                 LAH 4511        Argentina: 18th-20th Centuries
LAH 4600         History of Brazil                              LAH 4600        History of Brazil

Industrial Engineering                                          Industrial Engineering
EIN 4214       Safety in Engineering                            EIN 4214       Safety in Engineering
EIN 4261       Industrial Hygiene                               EIN 4261       Industrial Hygiene

International Relations                                         International Relations
INR 3004       Patterns of International Relations              INR 3004       Patterns of International Relations
INR 3043       Population and Society                           INR 3043       Population and Society

Labor Studies                                                   Labor Studies
LBS 4150         Contemporary Labor Issues                      LBS 4150        Contemporary Labor Issues
LBS 4260         Union Leadership and Administration            LBS 4260        Union Leadership and Administration
LBS 4401         Labor Contract Negotiations                    LBS 4401        Labor Contract Negotiations
LBS 4461         Labor Dispute Resolution                       LBS 4461        Labor Dispute Resolution
LBS 4654         Comparative and International Labor            LBS 4654        Comparative and International Labor
                 Studies                                                        Studies
LBS 4905         Topics in Labor Studies                        LBS 4905        Topics in Labor Studies
LBS 4930         Topics in Labor Studies                        LBS 4930        Topics in Labor Studies
LBS 5464         Labor Arbitration                              LBS 5464        Labor Arbitration

Management                                                      Management
MAN 4410         Union-Management Relations                     MAN 4410        Union-Management Relations
MAN 4610         International and Comparative Industrial       MAN 4610        International and Comparative Industrial
                 Relations                                                      Relations

Philosophy                                                      Philosophy
PHI 2600         Introduction to Ethics                         PHI 2600        Introduction to Ethics
PHM 3200         Social and Political Philosophy                PHM 3200        Social and Political Philosophy
PHM 3400         Philosophy of Law                              PHM 3400        Philosophy of Law
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Political Science                                              Political Science
POS 3424        Legislative Process                            POS 3424        Legislative Process
POS 4071        Corporate Power and Politics                   POS 4071        Corporate Power and Politics
POS 4122        State Government and Politics                  POS 4122        State Government and Politics
POT 3204        American Political Thought                     POT 3204        American Political Thought
POT 3302        Political Ideologies                           POT 3302        Political Ideologies
PUP 4004        Public Policy (U.S.)                           PUP 4004        Public Policy (U.S.)

Psychology                                                     Psychology
INP 2002       Introductory Industrial/Organizational          INP 2002       Introductory Industrial/Organizational
               Psychology                                                     Psychology

Public Administration                                          Public Administration
PAD 3003      Intro to Public Administration                   PAD 3003      Intro to Public Administration
PAD 4223      Public Sector Budgeting                          PAD 4223      Public Sector Budgeting
PAD 5427      Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector       PAD 5427      Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector

Sociology/Anthropology                                         Sociology/Anthropology
SYA 3300      Research Methods                                 SYA 3300      Research Methods
SYA 4010      Sociological Theories                            SYA 4010      Sociological Theories
SYO 4370      Work & Society                                   SYO 4370      Work & Society
SYO 4530      Social Inequality                                SYO 4530      Social Inequality
SYP 4421      Science, Technology and Society                  SYP 4421      Science, Technology and Society

Statistics                                                     Statistics
STA 1013       Statistics for Social Services                  STA 1013       Statistics for Social Services
STA 2122       Introduction to Statistics I                    STA 2122       Introduction to Statistics I
STA 3123       Introduction to Statistics II                   STA 3123       Introduction to Statistics II

Theatre                                                        Theatre
 SPC 2600      Public Speaking                                  SPC 2600      Public Speaking
 
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   III.  RATIONALE FOR CHANGE:  B.A. in Liberal Studies 
    
         We are proposing to remove the Labor Studies Concentration from the B.A. in Liberal Studies and 
         replace it with a Minor in Labor Studies. 

          The Labor Studies Concentration is cumbersome, unrealistic, and unworkable as designed.  It 
          incorporates all of the degree requirements (33 credit hours) of the Liberal Studies major plus an 
          additional 27 credit hours of courses pertaining to labor studies.  This leaves absolutely no flexibility, 
          and most students would be hard pressed to complete the requirements within the standard 60 upper 
          division credit hour window.  As a result, very few students over the years has elected this option in the 
          Liberal Studies degree program. 

          It is our intention to replace the Concentration in Labor Studies with a Minor in Labor Studies (proposal 
          previously submitted for approval).  The minor requires 18 credit hours of coursework.  In addition, as a 
          minor, it will be available to other degree‐seeking students and will not be limited to liberal studies 
          majors. 

				
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