The bark: Your major
The bark of the tree represents that which keeps the tree stable, and which is unmovable yet supple. Despite changing winds and weather, the bark keeps the tree stable.
This is how we have designed our majors and minors in the School of Liberal Education. We intend to produce graduates who have a strong understanding of their discipline, while allowing you to specialize in a field of your interest within the discipline. Our faculty have been intentional and methodical in designing the major, and over the next few weeks, we will be unveiling our new curriculum within each department. At the present time, our model is going to be:
6 courses required of every student in the major that represents broad knowledge of the field
5 courses that represent a specialization within the discipline from which students can choose
We are also creating a system of minors, (a 4-course sequence) that allows you, the student, to take courses outside of your discipline. So, an English major can minor in Sociology, an Economics major can minor in Political Science, or a Psychology student can minor in English. We will not limit your choices, and any combination is possible. The goal is for you to pursue your interests, and explore the breadth of opportunities available to you.