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Master of Liberal Arts

Curriculum

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

Core Courses (9 hours)

Select three of the following four courses:

Course

Hours

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 (18 hours)

In consultation with the MLA Director, the student selects six 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 799 - Thesis or Equivalent 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:

Course

9 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.

 

Course

18 Hours

History 650: The American Revolution

3 hrs.

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 799: Thesis or Equivalent Final Project, 6 credits

Program Total: 33 credits