Liberal Studies (LBST)

LBST 100  |  Introduction to the Disciplines: Humanities and the Arts  |  3 cr

Explores the nature, history, overaching question, and notable figures in academic disciplines within the Humanities and the Arts, such as art, communication, English, ethnic studies, liberal studies, modern languages, music, theatre arts (including public speaking), and women's, gender, and sexuality studies. Includes a focus on critical thinking and the UW-Parkside General Education Program; may include information about academic success issues.

Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore standing only.

Offered: Occasionally.

Meets: Humanities and the Arts: LBST

LBST 101  |  Introduction to Humanities: World Cultures to 1500  |  3 cr

Offers a thematic and comparative approach to the history of world cultures, prehistoric to 1500. Focuses on the West, but including significant material from a variety of non-Western cultures.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

Meets: Humanities and the Arts: LBST

LBST 102  |  Introduction to Humanities: World Cultures 1500-Present  |  3 cr

Offers thematic and comparative approach to the history of world cultures, from 1500 to present. Focuses on the West, but including significant material from a variety of non-Western.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Spring.

Meets: Humanities and the Arts: LBST

LBST 103  |  Diversity in the United States  |  3 cr

Offers thematic and comparative approach to the history and culture of the United States, focusing on one or more of the diverse groups that comprise that culture.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

Meets: Humanities and the Arts: LBST, Ethnic Diversity

LBST 168  |  Student Leadership  |  3 cr

Provides practical opportunities to learn and grow in preparation of your employment with the office of admissions and new student services. Consent of instructor.

Prerequisites: Acceptance to office of admissions and new student services orientation program.

Offered: Spring.

LBST 210  |  Introduction to Leadership  |  3 cr

Introduces principles of leadership from an interdisciplinary theoretical and practical perspective. Introduces skills such as self-assessment, communication strategies, understanding group dynamics and working in coalitions, setting goals while remaining flexible, and managing conflict.

Prerequisites: None.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

Meets: Social & Behavioral Science: ISTD

LBST 290  |  Special Topics in Liberal Studies  |  1-3 cr

Special topics in liberal studies will be examined. May be repeated for credit with different topic. Prerequistes: Consent of instructor.

Offered: Occasionally.

LBST 300  |  Identity and Influence: The American Experience  |  3 cr

Investigates philosophies, methods, and issues within the humanities. Provides foundational understandings of the marginalizations that have occurred in this country since its (European) establishment.

Prerequisites: LBST 103 or consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

Meets: Ethnic Diversity

LBST 367  |  Latinos(as) and the Law  |  3 cr

Introduces and examines experiences Latinos(as) encounter with and within the U.S. criminal justice system, as well as related international and transnational issues. Uses a range of theoretical frameworks, including socio-ecological, political and psychological. Cross-listed with: CRMJ 367/POLS 367.

Prerequisites: CRMJ 101 or POLS 100; or consent of instructor.

Offered: Occasionally.

Meets: Ethnic Diversity

LBST 390  |  Special Topics in Liberal Studies  |  1-3 cr

Special topics in liberal studies will be examined. May be repeated for credit with different topic.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

Offered: Occasionally.

LBST 490  |  Special Topics in Liberal Studies  |  1-3 cr

Examines special topics in liberal studies. May repeat with different topic.

Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

Offered: Occasionally.

LBST 492  |  Practicum in Leadership  |  3 cr

Supports students as they complete the capstone project for the leadership certificate.

Prerequisites: LBST 210 and two other leadership courses or consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

LBST 494  |  Internship in Liberal Studies  |  1-4 cr

Directed field experience, focusing on application of scholarly concepts to the workplace. Specific arrangements to be made in consultation with adviser. Maximum of 4 credits may be applied to the major.

Prerequisites: Liberal Studies major, junior standing; consent of instructor and department chair.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

LBST 498  |  Senior Seminar Project  |  3 cr

Enables students to apply the knowledge and competencies of Liberal Studies to a senior project.

Prerequisites: Liberal studies major, senior standing and consent of instructor.

Offered: Fall, Spring.

LBST 499  |  Independent Study  |  1-3 cr

Individual study of selected topics in Liberal Studies.

Prerequisites: Liberal studies major, junior standing, consent of instructor and department chair.

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.