2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jun 26, 2019  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies (GPS)


This plan outlines a four-year path to graduation. You are expected to satisfy all “success marker” courses, grades, and GPAs as specified. For part-time students and students needing to complete background material, this schedule represents the order in which courses should be taken. This suggested plan to four-year graduation does not replace regular advising appointments. Some course offerings may change.

Term One


  • ENG 1100 - Academic Writing and Reading Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Beginning Language Course (1010 level) Credit Hour(s): 3*
  • LS CORE - Liberal Studies Core Course (Fine Arts, Humanities, or Soc Sci) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Sci Course - Wright State Science Course Credit Hour(s): 4
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete ENG 1100  with C or better

Term Two


  • MTH 1450 - Mathematics and the Modern World Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Beginning Language Course (1020 level) Credit Hour(s): 3*

  • LS Core - Liberal Studies Core Course (Fine Arts, Humanities, or Soc Sci) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Sci Course - Wright State Science Course Credit Hour(s): 4
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Three


  • Intermediate Language Course (2010 level) Credit Hour(s): 3*
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • LS Core - Liberal Studies Core Course (Fine Arts, Humanities, or Soc Sci) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • LS Core - Liberal Studies Core Course (Fine Arts, Humanities, or Soc Sci) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete one MTH course; complete one language course

Term Four


  • Intermediate Language Course (2020 level) Credit Hour(s): 3*
  • LS Core - Liberal Studies Core Course (Fine Arts, Humanities, or Soc Sci) Credit Hour(s): 3
  • LS CC - Liberal Studies Concentration Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • LS CC - Liberal Studies Concentration Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • ENG 2100 - Research Writing and Argumentation Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete ENG 2100  with C or better

Term Five


  • QT Course - Research Methods Credit Hour(s): 3
  • LS CC - Liberal Studies Concentration Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • LS CC - Liberal Studies Concentration Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Six


  • LS CC - Liberal Studies Concentration Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • UL Elective - Upper Level Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • UL Elective - Upper Level Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • PHL 3000 - Critical Thinking Credit Hour(s): 3 **
  • CORE - Wright State Core Course Credit Hour(s): 3

Total: 15 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better; complete 20 upper-level credits

Term Seven


  • LS Course - Liberal Studies Interdisciplinary Course Credit Hour(s): 3
  • UL Elective - Upper-Level Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • UL Elective - Upper-Level Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • UL Elective - Upper-Level Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • UL Elective - Upper-Level Elective Credit Hour(s): 4

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Term Eight


  • LS Course - Liberal Studies Professional Component Credit Hour(s): 3
  • UL Elective - Upper-Level Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • UL Elective - Upper-Level Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • UL Elective - Upper-Level Elective Credit Hour(s): 3
  • GE - General Elective Credit Hour(s): 4

Total: 16 Credit Hours


SUCCESS MARKERS: Maintain GPA of 2.0 or better

Note(s):


*Languages include Arabic (ARA), American Sign Language (ASL), Chinese (CHI), French (FR), German (GER), Greek (GR), Latin (LAT), and Spanish (SPN).

**CoLA requirement is PHL 3000  plus any CoLA course identified as Research Methods.

Program Description


Wright State’s Liberal Studies major allows students to tailor their academic program to their needs and interests across a wide range of disciplines. This program is designed for students seeking a more interdisciplinary educational experience than is available with other majors.

The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies will focus on the core competency areas of communication, critical thinking, understanding society and self-understanding. Students will complete eight hours each in the humanities, fine arts, and social sciences, and then select one of those three as an area of concentration. With help from a faculty advisor, students may choose courses from a variety of disciplines.

Career Opportunities


The Liberal Studies degree prepares students for a variety of careers. The program can serve as a pre-law curriculum. English, Communication, Political Science, and History courses can help prepare students for careers in journalism or other media. Fine Arts courses can be combined with other disciplines to prepare people for careers working in museums or art galleries in research, marketing, or management capacities. Others could use the degree to prepare for careers in Library Science or in the publishing industry. Because students select from a range of disciplines to individualize their programs, there are many other career possibilities.

For career information, please visit Wright State University Career Services:

http://www.wright.edu/careerservices

Campus Contact Information


Liberal Studies
370 Millett Hall
937-775-2173 or 937-775-2274
liberal_studies@wright.edu
http://www.wright.edu/cola/Prog/liberal_studies/index.html

Additional Comments


Academic success resources (math, writing, tutoring): http://www.wright.edu/uc/success/
Admissions: http://www.wright.edu/admissions/
Financial Aid: http://www.wright.edu/financialaid/
Transitional Advising WebPage (TAP): http://www.wright.edu/semesters-advising