Liberal Studies - L.S.M. Download to print
College of Arts and Sciences
Unlike most graduate programs that emphasize specialization, the Master of Liberal Studies (L.S.M.) encourages a broad educational perspective and interdisciplinary study. It allows students to take courses from several different departments.
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The degree consists of 33 hours of coursework. Two credit hours are dedicated to AS 61000, an online course that introduces students to interdisciplinary study. Three credit hours are reserved for an interdisciplinary essay course (AS 61098) which students take near the end of the program. One credit hour is committed to AS 61001 Liberal Studies Research Paper, which is taken in conjunction with AS 61000 if students feel a need to develop their research paper skills. In the remaining 27 hours, students take 12 to 15 hours in a single discipline and 12 to 15 hours divided among two or more related areas. Courses may be taken in any college or school in the university.
Graduates of this program will be able to:
1. Develop a Tentative Course List that will let students see how specifically they can work toward their goals through KSU graduate classes.
2. Bring together the different fields in which they have been working in a final Liberal Studies Essay that draws on those different fields.
3. Pursue the knowledge they entered the program to acquire.
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