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Course Descriptions

LBSC299M - Behavioral Science Capstone (3-0-3)

Taken in a student’s final semester of study, the Behavioral Science Capstone provides students with an opportunity to synthesize the knowledge gained in their previous coursework. Students develop and personalize an individual research topic/project based on an area of interest. The individualized project will require students to demonstrate proficiency in research, critical thinking, and communication as well as an awareness of global perspectives. Students will be expected to consult with faculty in their area of interest in an advisory capacity. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 48 credits including ENGL110M, PSYC210M, PSYC215M, PSYC225M, SOCI250M and two Psychology/Sociology electives from PSYC217M, PSYC220M, PSYC234M, PSYC235M, SOCI135M, SOCI145M, SOCI210M) with a grade of “C” or better.

LENG299M - Liberal Arts/English Capstone (3-0-3)

Taken in a student’s final semester of study, the Liberal Arts/English Capstone provides students with an opportunity to synthesize the knowledge gained in their previous coursework. Students develop and personalize an individual research topic/ project based on an area of interest. The individualized project will require students to demonstrate proficiency in research, critical thinking and communication as well as an awareness of global perspectives. Students will be expected to consult with faculty in their area of interest in an advisory capacity.

Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 48 credits including ENGL110M, ENGL213M, ENGL214M, ENGL207M, two ENGL electives chosen from: ENGL200M, ENGL201M, ENGL202M, ENGL203M, ENGL218M, ENGL225M with a grade of “C” or better.

LIBA101M - Personal Framework for Career Exploration (1-0-1)

Career development will be explored using a quality of life model that emphasizes personal wellness and management of a healthy, integrated and well-balanced lifestyle as the foundation for future success. Students will engage in a focused personal exploration of life roles, interests, values, aptitudes, abilities and skills and related them to a personal plan for career development. Students will learn strategies for goal- setting, identifying options, decision-making and career action planning. This course is the first in a series of three courses designed to introduce a broad, interdisciplinary perspective of career development. This course is highly encouraged for students in liberal arts, but is relevant to students of all majors with a variety of career interests.

LIBA102M - Purposeful Learning, Earning and Living (1-0-1)

Career development will be explored using a quality of life model that emphasizes personal wellness and management of a healthy, integrated and well-balanced lifestyle as the foundation for future success. Students are encouraged to conduct more in-depth research about both occupations and college majors of personal choice. Emphasis will be placed on applying research results to further refine personal academic and career plans. Course topics include communication, conflict resolution, workplace diversity, teamwork and collaboration, change management, technology and the global economy and basic budgeting concepts. This course is the second course in a series of three career development courses that together meet the requirements for a three credit open elective course. It is highly encouraged for students in liberal arts, but is relevant to students of all majors with a variety of career interests.

Prerequisite: LIBA101M.

LIBA103M - Career Marketing Strategies (1-0-1)

Career development will be explored using a quality of life model that emphasizes personal wellness and management of a healthy, integrated and well-balanced lifestyle as the foundation for future success. In this course, students will learn to master and leverage academic, occupational and general employability skills to obtain, maintain, and/or advance employment. Emphasis will be placed on the development of a career marketing package for employment that highlights competencies and skills for relevant job opportunities. Course topics include job search, company research, networking, social media, employment applications, resumes, cover letters, references, interviewing, pre-employment assessments, and reference/background checks. This course is the third in a series of three courses designed to introduce a broad, interdisciplinary perspective of career development. It is highly encouraged for students in liberal arts, but is relevant to students of all majors with a variety of career interests.

Prerequisite: LIBA102M.

LIBA299M - Liberal Arts Capstone (3-0-3)

Taken in a student’s final semester of study, the Liberal Arts Capstone provides students with an opportunity to synthesize the knowledge gained in their previous coursework. Students develop and personalize an individual research topic/project based on an area of interest. The individualized project will require students to demonstrate proficiency in research, critical thinking and communication, as well as an awareness of global perspectives. Students will be expected to consult with faculty in their area of interest in an advisory capacity.

Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 48 credits including ENGL110M or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better.

LSSC299M - Social Science Capstone (3-0-3)

Taken in a student’s final semester of study, the Social Science Capstone provides students with an opportunity to synthesize the knowledge gained in their previous coursework. Students develop and personalize an individual research topic/project based on an area of interest. The individualized project will require students to demonstrate proficiency in research, critical thinking, and communication as well as an awareness of global perspectives. Students will be expected to consult with faculty in their area of interest in an advisory capacity. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 48 credits including ENGL110M, POLS110M, POLS210M, GEOG110M, and HIST203M or HIST215M or SOCI250M, with a grade of “C” or better.