Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

Department of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences


Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Department Chair: Dr. Tom Dvorske, Associate Professor and Vice Provost of Academic Affairs

Degree Programs

Certificate Programs

Associate

Applied Liberal Studies


Overview

The Department of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ mission is to explore the intersections between technology, society, and human experience. The Department offers essential coursework where students advance their skills in communication, research, critical thinking, and open-ended, qualitative problems. Courses in writing, such as Composition or Technical Writing, faciltate students’ learning through meta-cognitive self-awareness, reflective practice, and audience identification. These skills support STEM disciplines in terms of user experience, identifying with clients and industry professionals, and documenting code and other technical specifications that impact our lives in various ways including financial, health and safety, and our overall quality of life.

The department also offers coursework in art, philosophy, humanities, history, and social sciences that contribute to a well-rounded student. These experiences are as important as lab or research opportunities in that they contribute to a student being a contributor to being a leader. Our courses foster creativity, divergent thinking, broad awareness of social and historical forces as they impinge upon our sense of ourselves as a society and individuals, and tools core to these disicplines that illustrate the root connection where art and science meet: observation. 

Finally, the department offers students the opportunity to take their intellectual curiosity further and earn a certificate in Applied Liberal Studies, which consists of middle and upper-division coursework in humanities, social science, and writing that provide a foundation for students to be exceptional in their lives and careers.

Associate of Arts, General

See Program Description  for additional details.

Certificate, Applied Liberal Studies

See Program Description  for additional details.

Course Offerings

Courses