Please visit the First-Year Program section for information on proposing a Discover Chicago or Explore Chicago course.
Focal Point Seminar
Please visit the First-Year Program section for information on proposing a Focal Point Seminar course.
Seminar on Multiculturalism in the U.S. (LSP 200)
Multiculturalism encompasses various dimensions of identity, including but not limited to issues of race and ethnicity, class, gender, language, religion, sexual orientation, disability as well as nationality. These issues and their interrelationships regarding the experiences of individuals and groups are the foci of the seminars. In addition, courses generally include the examination of the history of multiculturalism. The seminars examine the contributions of at least three cultural/and or ethnic groups to the ongoing development of the American experience and American society and culture. Examples of course titles include: Multicultural Literacy and the American Autobiography; Multiculturalism in the U.S.: Latino Perspectives; History of U.S. Women to 1860; Diversity in the Workplace; and The American Religious Experience.
If interested in proposing a new sophomore seminar course, please review the learning outcomes and writing expectations and submit your proposal online.
The experiential learning requirement engages students in the first-hand discovery of knowledge through observation and participation in activities in an unpredictable setting, usually (but not exclusively) off-campus. Students are asked to reflect on what they have learned about themselves, others, and a larger social context given the connection between course content and their experience. To do this, they may have contact with a community, an international setting, a workforce environment, or take on a role in the classroom or laboratory that is substantively different than that of student, such as model the professional behavior of a researcher or teacher.
These types of courses will fulfill the experiential learning requirement: internship, study abroad; community-based service-learning (CbSL), and academic practicum.
If interested in proposing a new experiential learning course, please review the learning outcomes and writing expectations and submit your proposal online.
Some Liberal Studies capstone courses may be offered jointly for students in related majors and fields of study. These courses provide students with an opportunity to integrate their major area of study with broader issues raised in their general education program. The Liberal Studies capstone experience allows students to see the relationship between the ideas, perspectives, and substantive areas of scholarship and creative work within their major field and those learned through significant aspects of their course work in the learning domain courses and other courses and experiences of the Liberal Studies Program.
If interested in proposing a new senior capstone course, please review the learning outcomes and writing expectations and submit your proposal online.