University of Maine at Augusta
College of Arts & Humanities
Bachelor of Art, Liberal Studies
2009-2010 Catalog


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Bachelor's Degree Requirements:

Minimum 121 Credit Hours

Writing Intensive Course

Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00

30 credits hours of Residency courses

9 credits of Upper-Level Residency courses

Minimum G.P.A. in the Minor: 2.00


Major Electives (75-77 credit hours):

Upper-Level Electives (42)must be 300-400 level:
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General Electives (33-36):
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General Education Requirements (43-47 credit hours):
_________________Communications* (3)
ENG 101 College Writing (3)
ENG 102W Introduction to Literature (3)
_________________ _________________Diverse Times and Cultures Sequence* (6-8)
_________________ Fine Arts Performance/Studio* (3)
_________________ Fine Arts Theory* (3)
_________________ Humanities* (3)
MAT 100 Mathematics and Its Applications (3)_________________ or higher-level math course
SSC 320 Research Methods in Social Science (3)
_________________ Laboratory Science* (4)
_________________ Laboratory Science, Descriptive Science, or Computer Science* (3-4)
_________________ _________________ Social Science* (6)

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Minor __________________________________________________________ (minimum of 18 credit hours)
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Students must complete a minor consisting of at least 18 credit hours. Checksheets for UMA minors can be found in Admissions, Advising, and the appropriate college offices. [Accounting; Addiction Studies; Art; Behavioral Science; Business Administration; Early Childhood Services; English; Financial Services; Geriatric Human Services; Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Studies; Information and Library Services; Justice Studies; Mathematics; Philosophy; Photography; Political Science; Public Administration; Small Business Management; Women's Studies]
Students majoring in the BA in Liberal Studies who wish to create their own minor must meet with an advisor to approve their program and sign a self-designed minor form. A minor consists of an area of specialization of at least 18 credits and must have a minimum of 6 upper-level credits.


Major Requirements

Upper-Level Electives

Students must take a minimum of 45 credit hours of upper-level electives; any 300-400-level course. 9 of these credits must be a part of the students UMA residency requirement.

General Electives

Students must take enough 100-level or higher courses to fulfill the 121 credit hour requirement total for the degree.

Minor Notes

Minor courses may double count toward degree requirements.


General Education Requirements

Communication

COM 101 Public Speaking
COM 102 Interpersonal Communications
COM 104 Communication in Groups & Organizations
COM 106 Oral Communication of Literature

Diverse Times and Cultures

Students must complete any two-semester sequence in a Foreign Language or American Sign Language, or students must complete one of the following sequences:
HTY 101 Foundation of Western Civilizations I
HTY 102 Foundations of Western Civilizations II
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HTY 103 United States History I
HTY 104 United States History II
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HTY 105 World Civilizations I, Prehistory to 1500
HTY 106 World Civilizations II, 1500 to the Present

Fine Arts Performance/Studio

Any ART, MUS, PHO, DAN or DRA course that is performance or studio based in nature, such as Drawing, Photography or Theatre Production.

Fine Arts Theory

ARH 105 History of Art & Architecture I
ARH 106 History of Art & Architecture II
DRA 101 Introduction to Theatre
DRA 265 The American Movie
DRA 280 Introduction to Films
INT 129 Understanding the Arts
MUS 123 Understanding Music
MUS 160 World Music
MUS 180 Women and Music
MUS 333 History & Literature of Music I
MUS 334 History & Literature of Music II

Humanities

ARH xxx any art history course
DRA 101 Introduction to Theatre
DRA 265 The American Movie
DRA 280 Introduction to Films
ENG xxx any literature course
HTY xxx any history course
HUM xxx any humanities course
INT 129 Understanding the Arts
MUS 110 Popular Music
MUS 117 The Dream Machine: A History of Rock & Roll
MUS 123 Understanding Music
MUS 124 Music of the Twentieth Century
MUS 131 Survey of Jazz & Contemporary Music
MUS 160 World Music
MUS 180 Women and Music
MUS 223 Music of the United States
MUS 333 History & Literature of Music I
MUS 334 History & Literature of Music II
PHI xxx any philosophy course
POS 390 Survey of Political Theory
WST 101W Introduction to Women's Studies

Science/Computer Science Requirement

Students must complete one science course with a laboratory component for a total of 4 credit hours plus an additional course that can be either another lab science, descriptive science or a computer science course.

Social Science

Must be from two different disciplines
ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology
ECO 100 Introduction to Economics
ECO 201 Principles of Economics I (Macroeconomics)
ECO 202 Principles of Economics II (Microeconomics)
GEO 101 Introduction to Geography
POS 101 American Government
POS 102 Introduction to Politics and Government
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 201 Social Problems

Students are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor and the Advising Center for academic advising and support services throughout their stay at UMA.


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