Framingham State University
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Dwight Hall Room 113
100 State St. PO Box 9101
Framingham, MA 01701
mnicholas1@framingham.edu

Liberal Studies Mission Statement

The mission of the Liberal Studies program is to help students appreciate the common intellectual ground bridging separate academic disciplines.  The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Liberal Studies is intended as an opportunity to enable students, under faculty-advisor guidance, to design a unique program of study not readily available within the existing curricular structure of the University. Students in this major have the opportunity to experience a broad course of study in the traditional liberal arts and sciences which fosters critical thinking, disciplined writing, and oral communication skills.

Liberal Studies Learning Objectives

Students will:

  • Identify and apply the approaches and methodologies utilized by at least two different academic disciplines.
  • Demonstrate strong written communication skills, as follows:
    • Appropriately and effectively employ the research methods, terminology, and other conventions of their fields of concentration.
    • Use bibliographic and research aids as appropriate to their respective interdisciplinary program.
    • Write a substantive, source- based paper which demonstrates critical thinking through a reasoned and articulate argument based on relevant evidence.
  • Demonstrate strong oral communication skills for informal discussions as well as formal presentations.

Framingham State University

100 State Street

PO Box 9101

Framingham, MA 01701-9101

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Phone: 508-620-1220