Rhode Island College

2016-2017 Catalog


Liberal Studies B.A.

Retention Requirement: A 2.0 GPA across all courses counted toward the major is required for graduation.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
LIBS 261Introduction to Liberal Studies

4

Annually.
LIBS 461Liberal Studies Seminar

4

Annually.

ELEVEN ADDITIONAL COURSES chosen in consultation with a Liberal Studies Advisor.

At least one course must come from each of the five areas listed below, and no more than three courses may come from any one area or department. At least five of the courses must be at the 300-level or above. Connections courses, and courses that have been used to fulfill the student’s General Education requirements may not be counted toward the major.
Arts
Choose from courses in Art, Art History, Dance, Film Studies, Music and Theatre or any of the following courses:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 241Introduction to Cinema and Video

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
ENGL 113Approaches to Drama: Page to Stage

4

Fall, Spring.
Humanities
Choose from courses in English (except ENGL 113), History, Modern Languages, Philosophy or any of the following courses:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 208Public Speaking

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 242Message, Media, and Meaning

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 255Introduction to Language

4

Spring.
Mathematics
Choose from courses in Mathematics or Computer Science.
Natural and Physical Sciences
Choose from courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physical Science or Physics.
Social Sciences
Choose from courses in Africana Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, International Non-Governmental Organizations, Non Profit Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Gender and Women’s Studies or any of the following courses:
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 240Mass Media and Society

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 330Interpersonal Communication

4

Fall.
COMM 332Gender and Communication

4

Fall.
COMM 333Intercultural Communication

4

As needed.
COMM 340Media Ethics

4

Spring.
COMM 347Media Law

4

Spring.
COMM 351Persuasion

4

Fall, Spring.
COMM 353Political Communication

4

Annually.
COMM 354Communication and Civic Engagement

4

Spring.
COMM 356Group Decision Making

4

Spring.
COMM 357Public Opinion and Propaganda

4

Spring.
COMM 359Argumentation and Debate

4

Fall.

Total Credit Hours: 41-52