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University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies, BA


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BA in Liberal Studies
Location: 
AU Online
Credits for Degree: 120 semester credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Online
Standard time to completion: 36 months

Program Overview

The objective of the Liberal Studies major is to allow students to creatively combine courses for a breadth of exposure to liberal studies or to probe more deeply into one or two specific areas within our majors. Students work closely with an academic advisor to develop a specific direction for their degree program. Students completing a major in Liberal Studies choose either the Literature and Creative Writing Concentration, or the Leadership for Service and Change Concentration (with a defined focus area). Students work with their advisor to develop an individualized learning plan.

General Education

The GE requirement for Online undergraduate programs consists of 16 semester credits in Domains of Knowledge, and 18 semester credits in Interdisciplinary Core and Capstone for an overall 34 semester-credit requirement.

General Education Requirements and Liberal Studies Core Competency Demonstration

All students in the Online and Extended undergraduate programs must transfer in or take at Antioch the minimum general education requirements: 4 semester credits in each of Communication, Arts & Humanities, Science & Qualitative Reasoning, and the Social Sciences. In addition, all students complete a common interdisciplinary core and a capstone requirement for a total of 18 semester credits.

Interdisciplinary Core (15 semester credits)
  • INTD-3000: Empowering Your Purpose and Voice
  • INTD-3211: Experience and Expression
  • INTD-3240: Reading and Writing in the 21st Century
  • INTD-3350: Culture, Conflict and Social Research
  • INTD-3510: Ecology, Technology & Society
Capstone Requirement (3 Semester Credits)

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Interdisciplinary Core and Capstone Requirement for all Undergraduate Degrees


All undergraduate AU Online degrees require the completion of a common interdisciplinary core as well as a capstone requirement. Additional professional core curriculum, concentrations and electives are defined in their plans of study below.

Liberal Studies Concentration Courses (30 credits)


Design a degree plan to meet the minimum 30 credits needed.

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