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Liberal Studies Electives

Requirements: 3-9 credits

The following rules also apply to the Liberal Studies Electives requirement:

  1. No course carrying the student’s major prefix may be used.
  2. No course prefix may be used more than once, except for intermediate-level foreign language prefixes (FRNC, GRMN, SPAN, and ITAL), which may be used twice.
  3. Refer to your individual program of study for specific requirements.

See the list of Global and Multicultural Awareness courses, some of which may be used as Liberal Studies Electives.

The following courses are also approved:

Course Title Credits
ANTH 250
Human Origins
3
ANTH 286 Marriage, Kinship, and the Family (same as SOC 286) 3
ARHI 205 Ancient to Medieval Art 3
ARHI 207 Renaissance through Modern Art 3
BTED 101 Computer Literacy (same as COSC 101, IFMG 101) 3
BTED 201 Internet and Multimedia (same as COMM/COSC/ IFMG/LIBR 201) 3
CDFR 218 Child Development 3
CDFR 224 Marriage and Family Relations 3
COMM 101 Communications Media in American Society 3
COMM 201 Internet and Multimedia (same as BEDU/COMM/ COSC/IFMG/LIBR 201) 3
COMM 325 Women in Media 3
COMM 380 The History of African Americans in Film 3
COSC 101 Computer Literacy (same as BTED 101, IFMG 101) 3
COSC 201 Internet and Multimedia (same as BTED/COMM/ IFMG/LIBR 201) 3
CRIM 420
Media Portrayal of Crime
3
ECON 122 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 239
Economics of Sports
3
ENGL 349 English Bible as Literature 3
FCSE 101
Personal and Family Management
3
FCSE 315
Consumer Economics and Family Finance
3
FDNT 145 Personal Nutrition 3
FRNC 102
Basic French II
4
FRNC 201 Intermediate French (2) 4
FRNC 203 Accelerated College French 6
FRNC 220
Intermediate French Conversation
3
FRNC 301 Portraits of Women in the French Novel 3
GEOG 230 Cultural Geography 3
GEOG 231 Economic Geography 3
GEOG 251 Geography of Pennsylvania 3
GEOG 253 Geography of Europe 3
GEOG 256
Geography of East Asia
3
GEOG 261 Geography of Wine 3
GRMN 102
Elementary German II
4
GRMN 201
Intermediate German
4
GRMN 220
Intermediate German Conversation
3
HIST 305
Renaissance and Reformation
3
HIST 363 Thought and Culture in Early America 3
HIST 364 Thought and Culture in Modern America 3
HIST 366 African-American Women 3
HIST 385
People in Nature: An Introduction to Environmental History
3
IFMG 101 Computer Literacy (same as BTED 101, COSC 101) 3
IFMG 201 Internet and Multimedia (same as BTED/COMM/ COSC/LIBR 201) 3
ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian III 3
ITAL 202 Intermediate Italian IV 3
JAPN 102
Elementary Japanese II
4
JAPN 201
Intermediate Japanese
4
JRNL 250 Women and the Press 3
JRNL 375 World News Coverage 3
LIBR 201 Internet and Multimedia (same as BTED/COMM/ COSC/IFMG/ 201) 3
LIBR 251 Information Access in the Digital Age 2
MATH 121 Calculus I for Natural and Social Sciences (1) 4
MATH 122 Calculus II for Natural and Social Sciences 4
MATH 125 Calculus I for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics 3
MATH 126 Calculus II for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics 3
MATH 152 Elements of Mathematics II (1) (specified majors only) 3
MATH 214 Probability and Statistics for Business Majors 3
MATH 216 Probability and Statistics for Natural Sciences 3
MATH 217 Probability and Statistics (1) 3
MATH 225 Calculus III for Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics 3
MATH 241 Differential Equations 3
MUHI 222 Music of the British Invasion 3
MUHI 301 Music History I 3
MUHI 302 Music History II 3
PHIL 232 Philosophies of Love
3
PHIL 323 Political Philosophy 3
PHIL 324 Ancient Philosophy 3
PHIL 330 Philosophy of Science 3
PHIL 400 Ethics and Public Policy 3
PHIL 405 Justice and Human Rights 3
PHIL 410 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy 3
PHIL 450 Philosophy of Law 3
PLSC 251
State and Local Political Systems
3
PLSC 346 Political Sociology (same as SOC 458) 3
PSYC 310 Developmental Psychology 3
PSYC 321 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 330 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 378 Psychology of Death and Dying 3
RLST 200 Religion and Culture: Their Interaction 3
RLST 210 World Scriptures 3
RLST 260 American Religious Development 3
RLST 312 Archaeology and the Bible 3
RLST 410 Early Christian Thought 3
RLST 440 Modern Christian Thought 3
SAFE 100 Workplace Safety Today and Tomorrow 3
SOC 269 Sociology of Deviance 3
SOC 337 World Societies and World Systems 3
SOC 361 Social Stratification 3
SOC 362 Racial and Ethnic Minorities 3
SOC 363 Sociology of Gender 3
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II 4
SPAN 122 Spanish for Health Care Professionals II 3
SPAN 132 Spanish for Hospitality Industry II 3
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish (2) 4
SPAN 211 Intermediate Spanish [inactive] 6
SPAN 220 
Intermediate Spanish Conversation
3
THTR 132 Introduction to Acting 3
WMST 200 Introduction to Women's Studies 3

(1) Students may use this course to fulfill either the Learning Skills: Mathematics requirement, or a Liberal Studies Elective requirement, but not both.

(2) Higher-level language courses may be substituted by students demonstrating such ability on placement tests.

  • Liberal Studies Program
  • Stabley Library, Room 103
    429 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-5715
  • Fax: 724-357-2281
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.