Montana State University

Liberal Studies Program to offer upper-division courses to students this fall

August 10, 2011

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MSU's Liberal Studies Program invites students who have completed at least 60 credits of course work to enroll in LS-301 courses (special topic seminars) being offered this fall. Each course is one credit, and will count toward upper-division requirements. For more information or to register, contact the Liberal Studies Office at 994-3561.

Courses include:

LS 301-01: Exploring Experiential Education
Instructor: Josh Meyer
Day/Time: Tuesdays from 11-11:50 a.m.
CRN: 21577
Description: The class will consider experiential education as an instructional approach that involves matching carefully selected problem solving activities with a desired curricular outcome. It will attempt to make sense of the full meaning and implications of this definition through a hands-on (experiential) seminar and will integrate components from the following frameworks: social psychology, management, group relations, neuroscience, education, sociology and anthropology.

LS 301-02: Science & Religion
Instructor: Kevin O'Neil
Day/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays from Noon-12:50 p.m. (class concludes at midterm);
CRN: 22349
Description: Science and Religion is a seminar-style class in which students will engage in thoughtful discussion of writings and ideas about science, religion and the relationship between the two. Most of the discussion is based on readings from the book The Faith of Scientists. No technical expertise in science is needed for understanding of the readings. The instructor will promote an open-minded, non-confrontational approach to class discussion.

LS 301-03: God
Instructor: Prasanta Bandyopadhyay
Day/Time: Mondays from 2:10-3 p.m.
CRN: 22626
Description: The course will address the theme of God as the creator/designer from three perspectives: religious, scientific and philosophical.

LS 301-04: Leadership
Instructor: Rob Irizarry
Day/Time: Fridays from 12-12:50 pm.
CRN: 24435
Description: This seminar will allow students an opportunity to discuss leadership issues which are common to a wide variety of organizations. They deal primarily with human interaction, and come from respected authorities on leadership.