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Breadth and Proficiency

By taking five courses across multiple disciplines, this area will offer you a breadth of knowledge within the liberal arts and an intermediate development of key proficiencies. You must choose a course from each of the following categories, and your fifth course can be taken from any of the areas you would like to investigate more.

1)  Global Culture and Language
This category focuses upon developing the critical analysis of and engagement with the global community through a variety of disciplines, forms, and genres, both classic and contemporary, and from multiple ethnic and national origins. To fulfill this requirement, you must take one (or two) courses in either foreign language instruction or a study of the culture of non-English speaking countries, such as the art, music, or literature produced in these countries.

2)  Literature and Creative Arts
This category focuses upon developing the skills of critical analysis necessary to interpret works of art and other cultural modes of expression, including music, film, and literature, in a variety of forms and genres, both classic and contemporary, and from multiple ethnic and national origins. To fulfill this requirement, you must take one (or two) courses in literature, music, or visual art.

3)  Philosophy and Religious Studies
This category focuses upon expanding intellectual curiosity and developing skills of reflective reasoning with regard to fundamental questions of human existence and society, and religious and philosophical traditions. To fulfill this requirement, you must take one (or two) courses in Philosophy or Religious Studies.

4)  History and Social Sciences
This category focuses upon developing an understanding of the complex relationships between individuals and society, and the forces — political, cultural, economic and institutional — that shape everyday life, past and present. To fulfill this requirement, you must take one (or two) courses in History, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, or Geography.