Liberal Arts Courses

LIB 110 Reason and the Self (GE) (3)
An introduction to the history of philosophy including Plato, Aristotle, Descartes and other major thinkers. Issues include the nature of knowledge, reality, mind and morality. Includes perspectives from the Prophet Joseph Smith. No prerequisites.

LIB 120 America and the Enlightenment (GE) (3)
An introductory study of the American Founding in the context of the European Enlightenment using primary texts from major American and European authors of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Topics include the rise of modern science, capitalism, popular government, and the role of religion in a free society. Includes LDS scripture on the purposes of government. No prerequisites.

LIB 130 Classics of Western Literature (GE) (3)
An introduction to the literary works of major authors such as Homer, Sophocles, Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare, Goethe, and Tolstoy. No prerequisites.

LIB 175R Topics in Liberal Arts (GE) (3)
General education course usually satisfying more than one Core requirement. No prerequisites.

LIB 203 Information Literacy (GE) (1)
Introduction to information literacy in a research and writing intensive liberal arts education. Includes recognition, use, evaluation, integration, and citation of reliable information. No prerequisites.

LIB 490 Contemporary Issues (GE) (2)
An interdisciplinary seminar for seniors in their last semester on contemporary social, political, economic, religious, and/or scientific issues. Readings from a major international newspaper or magazine and recent books and articles. Assessment of knowledge and skills emphasized in the core curriculum. Team-taught by faculty, administrators, and guest scholars. Prerequisite: senior class standing.

LIB 497 Senior Paper Research: Liberal Arts (1)

LIB 498 Senior Paper: Liberal Arts (1)
Senior Paper focusing on one or more disciplines within the liberal arts major. Topic and faculty supervisor must be approved by the program coordinator. Prerequisites: liberal arts major and senior class standing.