Liberal Studies - Graduate Certificate

Increase your marketability and meet growing demand for work-place skills by improving your communication, research and data analysis, decision making, group dynamics, and critical thinking with this graduate certificate.







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Why an Online Graduate Certificate in Liberal Studies?
The Online Graduate Certificate in Liberal Studies augments students' career and professional opportunities by helping them to become better decision makers; more effective strategists and thinkers; better leaders and team members; more socially and historically aware citizens; and more adept writers and communicators.

Is an Online Graduate Certificate in Liberal Studies right for you?
There is a persistent and growing demand among employers for workplace professionals who possess strong communication, research, and critical thinking skills beyond those attained as undergraduates. These skills can be difficult for people to continue developing after completion of the initial Bachelor's degree. The Online Graduate Certificate in Liberal Studies enhance students’ workforce prospects by delivering a demonstrable credential that attests to their competence in key workplace skills such as communication, decision making, research and data analysis, group dynamics, diversity and inclusion, and social/historical awareness.

COLLEGE: Arts & Sciences
DEGREE: Graduate Certificate
COST: $729 per credit

Core Courses (9 Credit Hours)

PHI 522 Advanced Critical Thinking (3 credit hours)

Students must take 6 credit hours from the approved list of courses below. Students must take courses from at least two of the five fields of inquiry. Courses used to satisfy one field of inquiry may not be used to satisfy another field of inquiry.

Critical Thinking, Decision-Making, Ethics, Writing Skills

  • PHI 532 Advanced Environmental Ethics (3 credit hours)
  • PHI 605 Advanced Healthcare Ethics (3 credit hours)
  • WRD 612 Ethical and Legal Issues in Technical Writing (3 credit hours)
  • WRD 614 Visual Rhetoric and Persuasion (3 credit hours)
  • WRD 702 Professional and Technical Writing (3 credit hours)
  • WRD 704 Technical Editing (3 credit hours)

Diversity, Global Dynamics, Cross-Cultural Competence

  • A&S 600 Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion (3 credit hours)
  • AAS 500 African American Lives (3 credit hours)
  • AAS 560 Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (3 credit hours)
  • ANT 681 Health Care Inequalities (3 credit hours)
  • GWS 602 Perspectives on Gender Identities and Sexual Identities (3 credit hours)
  • GWS 603 Gender, Bodies, and Health (3 credit hours)
  • MCL 500 Intercultural Communication for Professionals (3 credit hours)
  • SOC 551 Health, Illness, and Disabilities (3 credit hours)
  • SOC 720 Race, Racism, and Representation (3 credit hours)
  • SPA 524 Approaches to Diversity in the Modern World: Understanding Latinx Cultures (3 credit hours)

Group Dynamics

  • ANT 680 Business and Organizational Cultures (3 credit hours)
  • MAP 701 History of Critical Cartography (3 credit hours)
  • MAP 719 Social Impacts of New Mapping (3 credit hours)
  • PHI 566 “Bad Language: Propaganda, Slurs, Lies, and Bullshit” (3 credit hours)

Cultural Literacy

  • ENG 502 Technology in Literature and Film (3 credit hours)
  • ENG 602 Contemporary American Literature (3 credit hours)

Research and Data Analysis

  • MAP 671 Introduction to New Mapping (3 credit hours)
  • STA 570 Basic Statistical Analysis (3 credit hours)
  • STA 674 Regression Analysis and Design of Experiments (3 credit hours)
  • STA 677 Applied Multivariate Methods (3 credit hours)
  • STA 678 Statistical Computational Theory and Data Visualization: R and SAS (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses (3 credit hours)

Students must take an additional (3 credit hours) from the approved list of courses in the five fields of inquiry. Courses used to satisfy the core requirement may not be used to satisfy the additional (3 credit hours) required as electives.

Total Credit Hours 12

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