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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies (Master of Arts)


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Requirements. 30 to 36 credits, as follows:

  1. Core courses (Thesis Option: 9-12 credits; Creative Project Option: 12 credits).
    AMC 501 - The Mind of America. 
    AMC 502 - Topics on American Institutions. 
    AMC 503 - The American Character. 
    AMC 504 - The United States in Comparative Perspective. 
  2. Research Courses (6-9 credits depending on option).
    1.  Thesis Option  (6-9 credits).
          AMC 500 - Research Foundations.  (required)
          AMC 590 - Directed Study.  (optional)
          AMC 591 - Thesis.  (required)
     2.  Research/Creative Project Option  (9 credits).
         
    AMC 500 - Research Foundations.  
          AMC 590 - Directed Study.  
          AMC 592 - Research/Creative Project.  
  3. Additional approved electives to complete a total of 30 credits for thesis option, 36 credits for non-thesis option.  Specific guidelines for each concentration follow.

    American Culture Concentration - Students select any of approved MLS electives listed below.
    AFA 534 /HIS 534 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States. 
    AFA 599 - Africana Studies for Teachers. 
    AMC 501 - The Mind of America. 
    AMC 502 - Topics on American Institutions. 
    AMC 503 - The American Character. 
    AMC 504 - The United States in Comparative Perspective.  
    AMC 598 - Selected Topics. 
    ANT 511 - Historical Archaeology. 
    ANT 551 - Political and Legal Anthropology. 
    ANT 555 - Anthropological Interpretation of American Socio-Cultural Systems.  
    ANT 570 - American Ethnic and Cultural Diversity.  
    ARH 509 - History of American Art. 
    BIO 526 - Wildlife Policy and Law. 
    COM 550 - Media, Propaganda and Social Change. 
    ECN 521 - American Economic History. 
    ECN 524 - Labor Economics. 
    EDE 501 - Sociology of Education. 
    EDE 503 - History of American Urban Schooling. 
    EDR 530 - Children’s Literature. 
    EDR 532 - Multicultural Children’s Literature.  
    EDR 535 /THE 549 - Folklore and Storytelling.   
    EDR 537 - Adolescent Literature. 
    EDT 532 - Online Communities for Social Change. 
    ENG 509 - American English. 
    ENG 531 - The American Novel I.  
    ENG 532 - The American Novel II. 
    ENG 533 - American Poetry.  
    ENG 534 /THE 534 - American Drama. 
    ENG 535 - American Film I. 
    ENG 536 - American Film II. 
    ENG 539 - Themes in Multicultural American Literatures. 
    ENG 548 /EDR 530 - Children’s Literature. 
    ENG 574 /EDR 537 - Adolescent Literature. 
    HIS 509 - Colonial America. 
    HIS 510 - Era of the American Revolution. 
    HIS 511 - Conflict, Reform and Expansion: America before the Civil War. 
    HIS 512 - The Atlantic World in Transition: 1400-1850. 
    HIS 519 - History of Sport in the United States. 
    HIS 521 - History of the United States Constitution, 1789 to Present. 
    HIS 528 - Emergence of the United States as a World Power since 1914. 
    HIS 530 - American Indian History.  
    HIS 531 - American Urban History.  
    HIS 534 /AFA 534 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States.  
    HIS 535 - Black America since the Civil War. 
    HIS 569 - History of American Women. 
    HIS 579 - Pacific World in Transition since 19th Century. 
    MGT 552 - Business and Society. 
    MUS 522 - Jazz in American Culture. 
    MUS 555 - American Music.  
    PHL 543 - American Philosophy.  
    POL 501 - American Political Thought. 
    POL 523 - The U.S. Congress. 
    POL 526 - The U.S. Supreme Court. 
    POL 527 - The American Presidency. 
    POL 531 - Women and Work. 
    POL 537 - U.S. Foreign Policy.  
    POL 541 - The Welfare State in Comparative Perspective.  
    POL 551 - Political and Legal Anthropology. 
    PUB 518 - Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. 
    SOC 545 - Ethnicity in American Society. 
    SOC 558 - Religion in American Society.  
    SOC 566 /PUB 572 - Work, Occupations and Professions.  
    SOC 569 /EDE 501 - Sociology of Education. 
    SOC 571 - Social Movements in America. 
    SOC 574 /WGS 574 - Gender and Society. 
    THE 505 - American’s Contribution to Theatre. 
    THE 521 - Devising Theatre. 
    THE 522 - Performance Lab.  
    THE 523 - Drama and Social Theory.  

    American Theatre Concentration - students select additional theatre courses, from the following sections:
    Required Core (9 credits)
    THE 521 - Devising Theatre. 
    THE 522 - Performance Lab.  
    THE 523 - Drama and Social Theory. 
    THE 585 - Advanced Directing Methods. 

    Electives I (3 credits for the Thesis Option, 6 credits for the Creative Project Option)
    AMC 598 - Selected Topics. 
    ENG 531 - The American Novel I. 
    ENG 532 - The American Novel II. 
    THE 505 - American’s Contribution to Theatre.  
    THE 534 /ENG 534 - American Drama.  

    Electives II (3 credits from the following) 
    AFA 534 /HIS 534 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States. 
    ANT 570 - American Ethnic and Cultural Diversity.  
    ENG 535 - American Film I. 
    ENG 536 - American Film II. 
    HIS 531 - American Urban History. 
    POL 501 - American Political Thought. 
    POL 541 - The Welfare State in Comparative Perspective. 
    PUB 518 - Budgeting in Public and Nonprofit Organizations. 
    SOC 545 - Ethnicity in American Society. 
    SOC 571 - Social Movements in America. 
    SOC 574 /WGS 574 - Gender and Society.  
    THE 549 /EDR 535 - Folklore and Storytelling.  

    Transfer of Credit
    Up to six (6) credit hours of graduate credit completed at an accredited institution may be accepted for transfer.  Transfers of credit are subject to the approval of the program director.  Transfers are made in accordance with the policies of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.

     

 




 

 

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