North Central College - Naperville, IL

Culture and Society Curriculum

The Culture and Society program combines ethics with knowledge about how to help the public understand the increasingly complex world of policy and choice concerning key issues of our time.

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies curriculum consists of 11 courses. The program contains four coordinated components:  (1) a core of three courses, (2) a set of three emphasis courses, (3) four elective courses, and (4) a master’s project or thesis.

Core Courses
MLS 506 Ethics in Contexts
MLS 590 Public Discourse
MLD 683 Leadership for Social Change

Emphasis Courses
Any course from the “History of Science” sequence

Choose one
MLS 510 Changing Models of the Universe: Plato to Kepler
MLS 610 From Certainty to Chaos
MLS 612 Changing Concepts of the Earth and Life

Choose two
MLS 512 Religion, Ritual, and Symbol
MLS 518 Gender and Art
MLS 534 Gender in Public Life and the Professions
MLS 538 Sports in a Multicultural World
MLS 550 Ethics and Imagination
MLS 632 Race, Ethnicity, and the American Experience
MLS 634 The “Third World”

MLS 695 or 696 Project or Thesis

Elective Courses
Students work with the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program coordinator to construct a coherent program focused on an area most suited to their needs and interests.