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Language, History & Culture Majors

Liberal Arts

Whether you are a traditional student just starting your college career, an adult learner or transfer student, a hallmark of the Liberal Arts major is the flexibility it allows you in designing your program of study.

The Liberal Arts major is attainable in its entirety in Grand View’s daytime programs and its College for Professional and Adult Learning. Courses for the major are regularly scheduled on Saturday mornings at Grand View and the Camp Dodge satellite campus. These multiple scheduling options make the Liberal Arts major especially convenient for adult learners who are trying to complete their degree while also balancing the demands of family and career.

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Courses and Requirements

Departmental Courses:

  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Cross-Cultural Perception and Communication
  • Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Problems
  • Cultural Anthropology

Common Core Courses Required of All Liberal Arts Majors:

  • Survey of Western Civilization to 1660
  • Survey of Western Civilization from 1660 to Present OR
  • Introduction to the Humanities I
  • Introduction to the Humanities II  AND
  • Independent Study AS NEEDED OR
  • Internship AS NEEDED
  • The Grand View Capstone: Knowledge in Social Context

General Studies Concentration: 9-12 semester hours from each of the following three categories: The Nature of Knowledge, Cultual Heritage, and Human Diversity (see degree checklist or catalog for details).

For detailed course descriptions, please go to the current catalog HERE.

Career Options

A Liberal Arts major helps you prepare for a number of future educational or career options. If you are thinking about going to graduate school, this major gives you a wide knowledge base upon which to build your specialized graduate training. Working with your faculty advisor to design a program of study, you could use the Liberal Arts major to prepare yourself for graduate school in such areas as Sociology, English and Psychology.

Employers often welcome students with a broad liberal arts background. You can tailor your choice of electives and academic minors to your career interests. Students with a strong liberal arts background often go on to careers in management, sales, and administration.

Reference Documents

2014-15 Requirements

Liberal Arts Major

2013-14 Requirements

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2012-13 Requirements

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2010-12 Requirements

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2008-10 Requirements

Liberal Arts Major