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3 LBST Majors becomeNaef Scholars"Among SU’s very finest,” says SU President, Fr. Sundborg. Congrats to Ali Fragoso, Ray Kaffer, Kyle Rapp. Though Liberal Studies comprises 3% of the College, it represents an amazing 25% of new Naef Scholars.
Liberal Studies Major Leitz to Work in CongoSee story at SU News
Anna Roberds to be Writing Center ConsultantLBST major joins elite group in Fall 2012
Senior Kaytlyn Dill wins IDIP InternshipThe SU International Development Internship Program (IDIP) provides internships with NGOs in Asia, Africa, Latin America. See more.
Internships: Liberal Studies majors are encouraged to undertake internships for credit, obtaining the full advantage of the many opportunities to work in the Seattle area. Students have recently interned at The Vera Project (all-ages music nonprofit), All the Flutter Wedding and Event Design Planning, Haven Boatworks, Queen Anne Montessori, Yole! Africa (Film Festival in Congo), Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Rotary Boys and Girls Club, The Civilians Theatre Co (NY), Seattle Fire Fighters Charity, Seattle International Film Festival, and more. The Liberal Studies office regularly communicates new internship and work opportunities, and provides the necessary guidelines and internship registration forms.
Building a Portfolio: All Liberal Studies majors establish an electronic portfolio in their first course, and develop it through graduation. This e-folio showcases academic and other achievements, and students can invite others to view it, such as potential employers. As seniors, the e-folio can transition from academic to a vocational, teaching, or professional portfolio.
Real-World Service: All Liberal Studies majors are required to volunteer for a quarter to work with organizations for social justice. This for-credit course, Leadership for Community Engagement, provides students with real-world work experience and first-hand familiarity with how community organizations work. Many students choose to continue volunteering beyond the scope of the course.
Professional Development Evening: At least once a year, the Liberal Studies Program and Career Service sponsor a career night exclusively for majors, with dinner provided. Employed Liberal Studies alumni give perspectives and advice, and majors learn how to effectively network and how to market themselves as integrative thinkers with specialized skills.
Undergraduate Publishing Program: Designed by Liberal Studies faculty, UPP is available to all Liberal Studies majors and recent alumni. The goal is to support majors in their pursuit of written scholarship, and ultimately, to publish. Journals, newspapers, magazines, and books are possible forums for publishing. Interested majors are assigned a faculty member to serve as mentor. With their help, majors identify a target publication, convert previous writing to submission standards or write new pieces, submit to the publication, and respond to editors’ requests.
Student and Faculty Advisory Groups: Liberal Studies majors advise the program director through a representative student group which meets with the director throughout the year. Also, the director meets regularly with an accomplished team of outside professors and administrators to discuss the program. Members have included: Professors of English, Philosophy, History, and Directors of Career Services, the Institute for Public Service, the Center for Service and Community Engagement, and the Seattle University Masters in Teaching Program.
Alex Dzwonkowski, Employed by Google Nathan Wheeler, 4th grade teacherSara Stockett, Online marketing specialistChris Holway, Merchant accounts directorBryan Dalton, Juvenile Counselor, WA StateAmanda Hoelzle, General ManagerAlexis Clark, Pursuing MSW from USCRhiannon Cadelinia, 3rd grade teacherRachel Adams, Manager, The Spanish TableEmily Cohen, Non-profit developer SEE MORE GRADS...
It’s simple! Come to the Liberal Studies Program (Casey 4th) and complete a form declaring your major in Liberal Studies. You will be assigned a faculty advisor right away. And you will be encouraged to introduce yourself to Dr. Sven Arvidson, director of Liberal Studies.
In addition to 5 required courses (25 credits) taught by Liberal Studies faculty, majors choose 35 credits in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Law, Literature & Society ● History of Film ● Principles of Accounting ● Modern Japan ● American Short Story ● Statistical Thinking ● Global Climate Change ● The Art of Web Design ● Intro to Filmmaking ● Writing Fiction ● Principles of Biology● Sexual Politics ● Writing, Comics & Graphic Novels ● Abnormal Psychology ● Soul of Sport ● American Women Writers ● Environmental Ethics ● Acting II ● Buddhist Philosophy ● Culture and Personality ● Living in the Environment ● Worlds of Islam ● Screenwriting ● Chemistry, Food & Nutrition ● The Evolving Presidency ● World Geography ● Critical Issues in Education ● Race and Ethnicity ● Astronomy ● Personal Identity ● General Chemistry ● Anthropology of Religion ● Philosophy and Literature ● Native American Encounters ● Graphic Communication ● Art of Interviewing ● Writers Workshop Abroad ● Juvenile Justice ● Alcohol and Drug Addiction ● New Media Communication ● Business Statistics ● Chinese Politics ● Psychology of Gender ● Religion and Science ● Race and Law ● Nonviolence & Community Organizing ● Murder Movies & Copycat Crime ● Human Growth & Development ● Apocalypse Then and Now ● Social Psychology ● Religion and Ecology ● Teaching Diverse Classrooms ● Children and Nature ● American Political Thought ● Macro-Economics ● Computer Games: Design and Effect ● and more…
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