Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Graduate Courses

Examples of past MALS Courses

  • Ancient Mediterranean Studies 531 Socrates and Plato

  • Anthropology 520 Race, Labor, and the Immigrant Experience

  • Anthropology 541 Global Health: Critical Perspectives

  • Art 508 Renaissance Space

  • Art 530 Art & Life in Renaissance Florence

  • Art 522 Early Modern Things

  • Art 544 Video, Media, Politics (1968-Present)

  • Art 551 Theories of Visuality

  • Biology 505 The Biological Legacy of Lewis and Clark

  • Biology 530 Science and Society: Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

  • Biology 550 Fire Ecology in the Pacific Northwest

  • Biology 560 Genetics and Evolution

  • Dance 560 Gender, Form, and Identity in Contemporary Dance

  • English 530 Race and Region: Representing the American South

  • English 540 August Wilson's Twentieth Century Cycle

  • English 553 British Romanticism and Its Contexts

  • History 510 Family History in the 20th-Century U.S.

  • History 544 The Psychoanalytic Tradition

  • Liberal Studies 501 Ethnopoetics

  • Liberal Studies 502 Environmental Humanities and the World of Ancient Rome

  • Liberal Studies 505 Transformation and Identity in Roman Empire

  • Liberal Studies 511 Horror and the Sublime in Russian Culture

  • Liberal Studies 520 Turn-of-the-Century Vienna and Prague

  • Liberal Studies 524 American Dead and Undead

  • Liberal Studies 525 Hindu Religious Traditions

  • Liberal Studies 534 The Politics of Genre

  • Liberal Studies 537 Women in the Ancient World

  • Liberal Studie 538 The Immigrant as Protagonist

  • Liberal Studies 542 Revolution and Reform in Chinese Agriculture

  • Liberal Studies 546 Politics & Policy in America: Does the Government We Want Give Us the Policy We Need?

  • Liberal Studies 551 Chicago and the Urban Modern

  • Liberal Studies 552 Classical Traditions and Receptions

  • Liberal Studies 554 Media, Persons & Publics in a Globalized World

  • Liberal Studies 556 Race and the Immigrant Experience

  • Liberal Studies 558 Islam in the Modern World

  • Liberal Studies 564 The Modern Middle East: History, Culture, Politics

  • Liberal Studies 572 The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde

  • Liberal Studies 575 The Art of Speech

  • Liberal Studies 578 Politics, Culture, and the Great Depression

  • Liberat Studies 509 Religious Reformations & Social Transformations in Early Modern Europe

  • Literature 500 Introduction to Literary Theory

  • Literature 510 Modern Turkish Literature: East West Trajectories

  • Literature 524 Red Sci-Fi: Science Fiction in Soviet Literature and Film

  • Literature 528 Late Tolstoy: From Anna Karenina to a Religious Teaching

  • Literature 537 James Joyce

  • Literature 547 The Literature of Love

  • Literature 550 The Unknown Holocaust Cinema

  • Literature 554 The Novels of Vladimir Nabokov: a Study

  • Literature 571 Critical Race Theory

  • Mathematics 547 The Geometry of Light

  • Music 560 Music and the Black Freedom Struggle

  • Political Science 553 American Climate Change Politics

  • Political Science 530 Systems Disasters

  • Russian 533 Russian Auteur Cinema

  • Spanish 583 From Los olvidados to Roma: Contemporary Mexican Cinema

  • Theatre 521 "The Mirror Up to Nature": Reading Theatre History

  • Theatre 536 20th Century Avant-Garde Theatre Histories

  • Theatre 540 Race in American Theatre