The Liberal Studies program is designed to meet the goals of the university by offering innovative courses that are aligned with the needs of students and society.
Completing the Liberal Studies curriculum enables all IUP students to meet the Expected Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes (EUSLOs), which are intended to produce informed, empowered, and responsible graduates from our institution.
Each of the three Expected Undergraduate Student Learning Outcomes have specific skills, attitudes, and behaviors that students should be able to demonstrate once they have been achieved. The list below details the ways in which the Liberal Studies curriculum
helps you meet each EUSLO.
Informed Learners understand nature and society through forms of inquiry fundamental to the sciences, the humanities, and the arts. Learners are informed by knowledge and ways of knowing that extend beyond core concepts enabling them to link theory and
Informed Learners demonstrate knowledge of:
The ways of modeling the natural, social, and technical worlds
The aesthetic facets of human experience
The part and present from historical, philosophical, and social perspectives
The human imagination, expression, and traditions
The interrelationships within and across cultures and global communities
The interrelationships within and across disciplines
Empowered Learners are critical thinkers who demonstrate intellectual agility and creativity and the ability to manage or create change. They are able to derive meaning from experience and observation. They communicate well in diverse settings and employ
various strategies to solve problems. They are empowered through mastery of intellectual and practical skills.
Empowered Learners demonstrate:
Responsible Learners are engaged citizens of a diverse democratic society who have a deep sense of social responsibility and ethical judgment. They are responsible for their personal actions and civic values.
Responsible Learners demonstrate: