Liberal Studies Integrated Cor (LSIC)

Courses

LSIC A231 Truth, Beauty, and Goodness 3 Credits

Integrated approach to the study of critical and normative thinking, including: standards of truth in logic, mathematics, and science; standards of ethical goodness, and standards for the critical appraisal of art and the beautiful.
Crosslisted With: PHIL A231.

Prerequisites: WRTG A111 or concurrent enrollment.

LSIC A331 Power, Authority, and Governance 3 Credits

An interdisciplinary examination of the origins, nature, and structures of power, authority, and governance; the nature of sovereignty; and the processes of reform and revolution. Various disciplinary perspectives are employed in three to four major case studies. Examples may include the Russian Revolution, the American Civil War, the French Revolution, Globalization and Democracy, the Taiping Revolt, the Meiji Restoration, the American Civil Rights Movement, and the Alaska Native Sovereignty Movement.

Prerequisites: LSSS A111.

LSIC A332 Science, Technology, and Culture 3 Credits

Explores the interplay of scientific discovery, technological advancement, and the transformation of human societies. It does so by examining key ethical, social, economic, cultural, and policy issues associated with modern science and technology. A speaking intensive course.

Prerequisites: LSSS A111 and (LSIC A231 or PHIL A231).

LSIC A488B Capstone Project II: Analysis and Presentation 3 Credits

The analysis and presentation phase of a substantial year-long capstone research or creative project. Students will continue working under the direction of a faculty or community professional mentor, typically in small groups, to complete and present a research or creative project. Requires bi-weekly colloquia with fellow students, mentors, and instructor, and public presentation of final research or creative project.