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Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    
Academic Catalog 2018-2019

Liberal Arts Major


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The Liberal Arts major introduces students to the rich and challenging intellectual heritage of Western Civilization. Students are encouraged to work primarily with faculty from the Humanities Department to develop an individualized program promoting academic excellence and professional expertise in their chosen areas of study. Students may draw upon three academic fields (listed below) to build their own major developed around a course of study that fits their interests. Topical areas of focus could include Anthropological Studies, Environmental Studies, American Studies, Latin American Studies, Southern Studies, etc. The Liberal Arts major assists students preparing for graduate school as well as for careers in areas as diverse as education, law, business, politics, and ministry. Students are strongly encouraged to maintain a portfolio with work from each class pertaining to the major, and submit an essay reflecting upon the interdisciplinary nature of their academic experience to their Senior Seminar or Independent Research Project Director.

* Students majoring in liberal arts may only use one completed course from their General Education requirements towards the completion of their primary discipline. They may not use any completed General Education courses toward the completion of either secondary discipline.

** The areas of study for the primary and secondary disciplines are mutually exclusive. For example, a student cannot choose history as both a primary and secondary discipline or choose history for both secondary disciplines.

*** The liberal arts, according to the Carnegie Classification, include: English language and literature/letters; foreign languages and literatures; biological sciences; mathematics; philosophy and religion; physical sciences; psychology; social sciences and history; visual and performing arts; area, ethnic, and cultural studies; liberal arts and sciences, general studies, and humanities; and multi/interdisciplinary studies.

General Education Requirements (16 Courses, 48 Credits)


42 credits plus two additional 100-200 level courses (six credits) taken from the current Flagler College General Education List or from additional courses identified by the Humanities Department Faculty.

Primary Discipline* (6 Courses, 18 Credits)


18 credits at the 200 -400 level (at least two 300 level courses, one 400 level course, and the 400 level Senior Seminar or Independent Research Project) from one of the following major areas in the Humanities Department: History, Latin American Studies, Philosophy, Religion, and Spanish; or in the Social Science: Political Science. An internship can be credited as the Independent Research Project. However, it must address all three disciplines in some form, and receive the approval of the Humanities Department Chair.

Secondary Discipline One* (3 Courses, 9 Credits)


Nine credits at the 200-400 level (at least two 300-400 level courses) from one Flagler College major or minor program that is considered to be among the liberal arts.**

Secondary Discipline Two* (3 Courses, 9 Credits)


Nine credits at the 200-400 level (at least two 300-400 level courses) from one Flagler College major or minor program that is considered to be among the liberal arts.**

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