The Liberal Studies program develops and enhances students’ ability to think critically and provides a strong foundation in the skills necessary to succeed in a wide variety of workplaces and graduate programs. Students wishing to obtain a B.A. in Liberal Studies may pursue one of six multidisciplinary concentrations: Culture; Religion and Society; European Studies, Gender and Sexuality; Race, Ethnicity and Gender; Third World Studies; Individualized Studies. Courses and co-curricular activities emphasize global perspectives and awareness of diversity in historical and contemporary contexts.
Students with a Culture, Religion and Society Concentration select a minimum of 27 hours from courses in African Studies, Anthropology, Arts, Black Studies, English, Geography, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Sociology and Women’s Studies, with nine of those hours in each of two separate disciplines.
A student can choose to pursue a Culture, Religion and Society track within the Liberal Studies major at any time in her/his college career, although students are advised to declare their major early in order to ensure a timely completion of their degree program.
Students with a Race, Ethnicity and Gender Concentration are required to take six hours in Sociology, at least three hours in the Humanities, at least three hours in the Social Sciences, at least three hours in courses related to Gender and at least three hours in History. Additionally, the student’s program of study will include at least one course that addresses issues in each of the following areas: African Studies, African-American Studies, Latin American Studies and Women’s Studies.
A student can choose to pursue a Race, Ethnicity and Gender Studies concentration within the Liberal Studies major at any time in her/his college career, although students are advised to declare their major early in order to ensure a timely completion of their degree program.
Students with a Third World Studies Concentration take nine hours in the Humanities, nine hours in the Social Sciences and six hours in the Fine Arts. Additionally, students are required to take at least one course addressing issues in each of the following regions: South and Central America; Africa; and Asia.
Department of Philosophy and Liberal Studies
325 Terrell Hall | Campus Box 111
Milledgeville, GA 31061
Phone: (478) 445-5221
Fax: (478) 445-5837