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Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Curriculum

The Master of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences endorses the principle that an understanding and appreciation of the liberal arts and sciences is best attained through an integration of specialized disciplines. Each student's program of thirty credit hours will include the following:

Core Courses (9 hours)

Select three of the following four courses:

COURSEHOURS
LA 791: Greek and Roman Culture 3 hrs.
LA 792: Late Classical and Medieval Culture 3 hrs.
LA 793: Culture of the Renaissance and Enlightenment 3 hrs.
LA 794: Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Culture 3 hrs.

 

Individual Program of Study (15 hours)

In consultation with the MLAS Director, the student selects five courses from a minimum of two different liberal arts disciplines which will develop a theme consistent with the interdisciplinary goals of the program. While the courses for this phase may be drawn from a variety of disciplines, the group of courses should reflect coherence and movement toward a goal upon which the student and the Director have agreed.

Thesis or Equivalent Final Project (6 hours)

LA 798 - Thesis Workshop

LA 799 - Thesis/Final Project

Each student can create a program of study which reflects his or her interests.  For example, a hypothetical program for a student in exploring Southern literature could be constructed as follows:

COURSE9 HOURS
LA 791: Greek and Roman Culture 3 hrs.
LA 793: Culture of the Renaissance and Enlightenment 3 hrs.
LA 794: Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century Culture 3 hrs.

COURSE15 HOURS
History 671: Civil War in Louisiana 3 hrs.
LA 790: Special Topics 3 hrs.
English 660: Modern Fiction 3 hrs.
English 675: American Novel to 1900 3 hrs.
English 678: Literature of the South 3 hrs.

 

LA 798: Thesis Workshop, 3 hrs.

LA 799: Thesis/Final Project, 3 hrs.

Program Total: 30 credits