Professors from various departments are chosen to teach liberal studies core courses because of their excellence and ability to cooperate in team-teaching. Fourteen teachers each year staff seven core courses (three each semester and one in the summer). Many of these teachers have won the University’s highest awards for teaching, research and service.

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Liberal Studies

The Enlightenment . . . The Renaissance. . . War and Peace. . . The Fall of the Roman Empire. . . The novels of Jane Austen. . . The American Founding. . . The plays of Shakespeare. . . The Civil Rights Movement. . . The Reformation. . . .

These are examples of ideas, books, people, and events that have truly changed the world. What is the best way to study them? History, literature, philosophy, theology, political science, languages – all of these disciplines have something important to say. But how is it possible to combine such different courses into just one master’s degree? The answer is Liberal Studies.