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Our mission is to provide flexible, innovative degree programs to students whose needs and interests are not limited to a single discipline.
We believe that students educated in the Liberal Arts tradition will have the skills to meet the many challenges of today's workplace. Moreover, students who have the flexibility to choose advanced classes in multiple disciplines can design a major that better addresses their individual career goals. Liberal Studies is committed to helping students create their own paths to degree-completion, career success, and ultimately a more fulfilling quality of life. We envision our program, students, and graduates helping to shape a community that is intellectually engaged, globally connected, environmentally responsible, diverse and inclusive.
Liberal Studies is a degree-completion program; students who have 45-60 credits can finish their Bachelor of Arts degree on evenings and weekends with additional courses offered in hybrid or online capacities. Students interested in pursuing Liberal Studies to complete their degree can follow the general guidelines below to determine how close their qualifications parallel our program's expectations for success. Note: These are only general guidelines, a more complete picture of your likelihood of success will require you to consult with our Advisor who can evaluate your particular academic record and discuss your options in more detail.
Michael Johnson, Ph.D.
30 credits remaining to degree completion.
Language requirement met.
Earned an Associate of Arts
60 credits remaining to degree completion.
Language & diversity requirements incomplete.
90 credits remaining to degree completion.
General Education requirement incomplete.
Language & diversity requirement not met.
|LBST 100||Introduction to the Disciplines||Swiderski||Fall-2017|
|LBST 101||Introduction to Humanities: World Cultures to 1500||Ravnikar||Spring-2015|
|LBST 102||Introduction to Humanities: World Cultures 1500 to Present||Bruce||Spring-2015|
|LBST 103||Diversity in the United States||Andersen||Spring-2015|
|LBST 108||Prior Learning Assessment||Johnson||Fall-2017|
|LBST 168||Student Leadership||Staff||N/A|
|LBST 200||Humanistic Studies||Staff||N/A|
|LBST 252||Introduction to Film||McRoy||Fall-2017|
|LBST 290||Special Topics||Staff||N/A|
|LBST 297||Crossroads into Liberal Studies||Staff||N/A|
|LBST 468||Holocaust Studies||Vopat||Spring-2014|
|LBST 490||Special Topics||Staff||N/A|
|LBST 494||Internship in Liberal Studies||Staff||N/A|
|LBST 498||Senior Seminar||Johnson||Fall-2017|
|LBST 499||Independent Study||Staff||N/A|
Piken Scholarship is open to any newly admitted students pursing a degree in the College of Arts and Humanities.
Link Scholarship is offered to students with a declaird major in the College of Arts and Humanities, have completed sixity (60) credits with a GPA of at least 2.75, and have resided in Kenosha County when completing high school (or equivalent)
Leading the way, Yale University thus became one of the first schools to implement a liberal arts curriculum, which was then reproduced by other higher education institutions throughout the U.S. Since its publication, The Yale Report (3) became the classic argument for a liberal education and liberal arts colleges in the United States. Our program offers both an Associates and Bachelor’s degrees in Liberal Studies whose curriculum aspires to continue the tradition of a traditionally comprehensive education, originally conceived of in the 1828 report while adapting to the needs and desires of today’s technologically savvy student of the 21st Century by offering a high degree of flexibility. (4).
Students majoring in Liberal Studies have obtained positions in a wide array of professional fields. A brief review of the Alumni section of this website will illustrate just some of these. However, Liberal Studies prefers to rely upon rigorous data to inform how our curriculmn adapts to society's emerging needs. Thus we've included a short summary of career fields that yield results for our graduates, as well as data that suggest strong hiring trends of the future. Thus we've included some information from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development below. This first image is a chart which reflects both the historical and current unemployment rates divided between our state and the Nation:
Additionally, long term state projections indicate a few specific areas of future growth that are especially applicable to students with interdisciplinary academic degrees like Liberal Studies, which include Education and Health Services, Government, Liesure and Hospitality as well as Professional and Business Services. This chart indicates that the likelihood of unemployment decreases with an increase in higher education attainment at the Bachelor's level and above:
The Center for Liberal Studies has accumulated approximately 300 alumni over the years since its inception. The Liberal Studies alumni remain a vitally important component of our continuing commitment to the principles of community outreach and inclusion as shared participants in our vision of the future. To that end, we hope to include much more detailed information about the accomplishment of our alumni through this website feature in the future. We hope to include photos, multimedia clips and additional linked materials to illustrate to the world, our UWP community, and potential majors, the kinds of careers one can achieve with a Liberal Studies degree. Moreover we hope to celebrate the impressive accomplishments one can obtain with an education in our interdisciplinary program, while highlighting the continuing benefits that our program creates through its production of intellectually sophisticated, media savvy, non-profit and business professionals fully committed to participating in their local communities, state and nation.
|Bruce, David||2316||MOLN 123||History|
|Mcroy, Jimmy "Jay"||xxxx||RITA 228||Literatures and Languages|
|Benson, Josef D.||xxxx||RITA 232||Literatures and Languages|
|Kornestsky, Lisa||2352||RITA 286||Theatre Arts|
|Keefe, Jennifer||2465||GRNQ 203||Philosophy/Political Science|
|Johnson Jr., Michael||2609||RITA 258||Liberal Studies|