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Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) Courses

Truman State University, in accordance with its mission as a liberal arts and sciences institution, requires that all its undergraduates complete a minimum of 63 credit hours in the "traditional liberal arts and sciences."  The University presumes that "courses in literature, languages, philosophy, religion, fine arts, history, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences" belong to the traditional liberal arts and sciences (Senate Bill #2495).  The University also has adopted the standards of a liberal education as articulated by the undergraduate honors society, Phi Beta Kappa:
  1. "in acquiring a liberal education, the undergraduate will study primarily subjects which illuminate the human condition, subjects which explore aspects of taste and feeling, of the reasoning process, of the physical and moral worlds, of individual and group responsibility, of the meaning of life as a whole;"
  2. "a liberal education is not primarily vocational;"
  3. "a liberal education seeks to quicken the mind and spirit by encouraging the full development of human capacities;" and
  4. "It is true that often a liberal education may have a definitive market value and may in that sense be considered vocational.  It is true also that vocational programs sometimes contain liberal content.  Nevertheless, the main lines of cleavage can, in practice, be seen.  It is not difficult to distinguish between broad cultivation and technical competence."  (quoted in Senate Bill #2495)
Each Truman student is allowed to count every course s/he uses to complete the Liberal Studies Program toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.  Additionally, the Truman faculty has determined that the courses listed below will count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Truman State University courses counting toward the 63 LAS credit requirement

Accounting (ACCT)
No course with an ACCT prefix counts toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Agricultural Science (AGSC)
The following AGSC courses count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement:
AGSC 100 Food, Agriculture, and the Environment 
AGSC 108 Introduction to Agricultural Systems
AGSC 265 Reproductive Biology
AGSC 321 Animal Nutrition
AGSC 327 Genetics of Animal and Plant Improvement
AGSC 352 Reproductive Physiology
AGSC 414 Agricultural Policy
AGSC 415 Ethical Issues in Sustainable Agriculture
AGSC 429 Domestic Animal Behavior

Art (ART)
All 100-500 level courses with an ART prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
ART 127 New Majors Seminar
ART 128 Pre-MAE Visual Arts Seminar
ART 220 Typography
ART 380 Art in the Elementary School
ART 425 Capstone Experience/Seminar
ART 485 Internship in the Arts
ART 486 Analysis and Evaluation of Internship

Athletic Training (AT)
No course with an AT prefix counts toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Biology (BIOL)
All 100-500 level courses with a BIOL prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
BIOL 365L Human Anatomy Lab
BIOL 391 Internship for Biology Majors
BIOL 392 Evaluation and Analysis of Internship

Business Administration (BSAD)
No course with a BSAD prefix counts toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Chemistry (CHEM)
All 100-500 level courses with a CHEM prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
CHEM 145 Freshman Chemistry Seminar
CHEM 201 Glass Blowing
CHEM 328 Forensic Science
CHEM 360 Scientific Publishing
CHEM 391 Internship for Chemistry Majors
CHEM 392 Evaluation and Analysis of Internship
CHEM 444 Independent Studies (Topic)
CHEM 445 Senior Chemistry Seminar
CHEM 518 Advanced Topics (Topic)

Chinese (CHIN)
All 100-500 level courses with a CHIN prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Classical and Modern Languages (CML)
The following CML courses count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement:
CML 101 Pre-MAE Seminar in Foreign Language Education
CML 429 Studies in Foreign Language

Classics (CLAS)
All 100-500 level courses with a CLAS prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Communication (COMM)
The following COMM courses count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement:
COMM 170 Public Speaking
COMM 250 Mass Communication
COMM 263 Communication and Democracy
COMM 270 Advanced Public Speaking
COMM 272 Speech Communication Activities
COMM 273 Oral Interpretation
COMM 276 Oral Advocacy and Debate
COMM 315 Family Communication
COMM 340 Critical Perspectives on Performance
COMM 350 Media Criticism
COMM 357 Survey of Rhetoric
COMM 360 Rhetorical Criticism
COMM 365 Argumentation
COMM 370 Group Process
COMM 382 Communication Theory
COMM 385 American Rhetorical Traditions
COMM 390 Classical Rhetoric
COMM 410 Media and Social Theory
COMM 420 Intercultural Communication
COMM 455 Media Law
COMM 471 Persuasion Theory
COMM 480 Organizational Communication
COMM 490 Contemporary Rhetoric

Communication Disorders (CMDS)
No course with a CMDS prefix counts toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Computer Science (CS)
The following CS courses count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement:
CS 170 Introduction to Computer Science I
CS 171 Introduction to Computer Science II
CS 181 Foundations of Computer Science II
CS 191 Computing Structures
CS 291 Models of Computation
CS 310 Data Structures and Algorithms
CS 325 Introduction to Bioinformatics
CS 345 Cyberethics
CS 380 Programming Languages
CS 480 Artificial Intelligence
CS 490 Automata Theory and Formal Languages

Disability Studies (DS)
The following DS courses count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement:
DS 480 Disability Studies Capstone

Economics (ECON)
All 100-500 level courses with an ECON prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
ECON 471 Internship: Economics
ECON 472 Internship Evaluation and Analysis
ECON 479 Senior Seminar in Economics
ECON 486 Readings in Economics

Education (ED)
No Education course counts toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

English (ENG)
All 100-500 level courses with an ENG prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
ENG 152 Academic Writing: Non-Native Speakers
ENG 154 Academic Speaking: Non-Native Speakers
ENG 335 Introduction to Semiotics
ENG 375 Career Seminar for English Majors
ENG 403 Writing Consultation Practicum
ENG 451 Internship for English
ENG 452 Internship Evaluation

Environmental Studies (ENVS)
All 100-500 level courses with an ENVS prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Exercise Science (ES)
The following ES courses count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement:
ES 342 Concepts of Biomechanics with Lab
ES 345 Exercise Physiology

French (FREN)
All 100-500 level courses with a FREN prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
FREN 222 Practicum (French)
FREN 326 French for International Business Communication
FREN 530 Advanced Composition and Conversation

Geography (GEOG)
All 100-500 level courses with a GEOG prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
GEOG 471 Internship: Geography
GEOG 472 Internship Evaluation and Analysis

German (GERM)
All 100-500 level courses with a GERM prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
GERM 335 German in Contemporary Society: Applied Economic and Political Aspects
GERM 432 German Linguistics

Greek (GREK)
All 100-500 level courses with a GREK prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Health Science (HLTH)
The following HLTH courses count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement:
HLTH 100 Seminar in Wellbeing
HLTH 110 Seminar in Wellbeing Activity
HLTH 150 Nutrition in Health and Wellness
HLTH 260 Human Sexuality
HLTH 362 Environmental Health

Hebrew (HEBR)
All 100-500 level courses with an HEBR prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

History (HIST)
All 100-500 level courses with an HIST prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
HIST 415 Sexuality in American History
HIST 420 Diplomatic History of the United States
HIST 471 Internship: History
HIST 472 Internship Evaluation and Analysis

Interdisciplinary Studies (IDSM)
All 100-500 level courses with an IDSM prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
IDSM 300 Folklore Colloquium
IDSM 351 Interdisciplinary Global Health Seminar

Interdivisional (INDV)
All 100-500 level courses with an INDV prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
INDV 110 Skills for Academic Success
INDV 115 Strategies for Success
INDV 400 Graduate School Preparation

Italian (ITAL)
All 100-500 level courses with an ITAL prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Japanese (JAPN)
All 100-500 level courses with a JAPN prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Junior Interdisciplinary Seminar (JINS)
All 100-500 level courses with a JINS prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Justice Systems (JUST)
The following JUST courses count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement:
JUST 307 The Legal System
JUST 331 Criminology
JUST 408 Justice Systems Methodology

Latin (LATN)
All 100-500 level courses with a LATN prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.
     
Library (LIB)
No course with a LIB prefix counts toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Linguistics (LING)
All 100-500 level courses with a LING prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
LING 412 Practicum: Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language
LING 510 Studies in the English Language

Mathematics (MATH)
All 100-500 level courses with a MATH prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
MATH 101 Freshman Seminar
MATH 330 Mathematics of Finance
MATH 498 Senior Seminar

Military Science (MS)
No course with an MS prefix counts toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Music (MUSI)
All 100-500 level courses with a MUSI prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
MUSI 127 Pre-MAE Seminar
MUSI 150 French Diction Class
MUSI 151 Italian Diction Class
MUSI 152 German Diction Class
MUSI 181 Guitar for the Elementary Teacher
MUSI 208 Perspectives in Music: Liberal Arts
MUSI 279 Recital and Concert Attendance
MUSI 337 Jazz Arranging and Composition
MUSI 388 Conducting

Natural Science (NASC)
All 100-500 level courses with a NASC prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Nursing (NU)
The following NU courses count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement:
NU 250 Lifespan Development

Philosophy and Religion
All 100-500 level courses with a PHRE prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
PHRE 120 New Majors Colloquium
PHRE 471 Internship: Philosophy and Religion
PHRE 472 Internship Evaluation and Analysis

Physics (PHYS)
All 100-500 level courses with a PHYS prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
PHYS 145 Physics Seminar
PHYS 208 Design and Drafting
PHYS 391 Internship for Physics Majors
PHYS 392 Evaluation and Analysis of Internship

Political Science (POL)
All 100-500 level courses with a POL prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
POL 471 Internship: Political Science
POL 472 Internship Evaluation and Analysis

Portuguese (PORT)
All 100-500 level courses with a PORT prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Psychology (PSYC)
All 100-500 level courses with a PSYC prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
PSYC 441 Research Practicum in Psychology
PSYC 471 Internship: Psychology
PSYC 472 Internship Evaluation and Analysis

Romance Language (ROML)
All 100-500 level courses with a ROML prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Russian (RUSS)
All 100-500 level courses with a RUSS prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement.

Sociology/Anthropology (SOAN)
All 100-500 level courses with a SOAN prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
SOAN 130 Proseminar for Anthropology, Geography and Sociology
SOAN 471 Internship: Sociology or Anthropology
SOAN 472 Internship Evaluation and Analysis

Spanish (SPAN)
All 100-500 level courses with a SPAN prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
SPAN 366 Spanish for Business
SPAN 367 Spanish for the Medical Professions
SPAN 398 Spanish Practicum for the Professions
SPAN 473 Spanish Capstone Experience

Statistics (STAT)
All 100-500 level courses with a STAT prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
STAT 374 Statistical Quality Control

Study Abroad (SA)
The following SA courses count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement:
CAR 310 Caribbean History and Cultures (or Sweet Power: Sugar, Empires, and Slaves in the Caribbean)
CHN 310 China Study Abroad Program
CHN 320 Discover China
ESP 300 Summer Study Abroad in Salamanca
EUR 308 The Art of History
EUR 311 Braveheart Meets King Arthur
EUR 312 From Classical to Classicism
GRE 300 Sacred Sites in Greece
GRE 301 The Sacred Feminine: Goddesses and Mortal Women in Ancient Greece

Theatre (THEA)
All 100-500 level courses with a THEA prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
THEA 391 Stagecraft
THEA 393 Stage Lighting
THEA 399 Theatre Practice
THEA 485 Internship in the Arts
THEA 486 Analysis and Evaluation of Internship

Women's and Gender Studies (WGST)
All 100-500 level courses with a WGST prefix count toward the 63 LAS credit requirement except for:
WGST 220 Survey of Women's and Gender Studies