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Liberal Arts Studies
Liberal Arts Studies Degree Program Overview
The College offers an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies, and an Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Film Studies beyond the requirements of the A.A. in Liberal Studies. Through assessment and coursework, students in the AA degree students demonstrate proficiency in written communication, oral communication, critical thinking, research methods, and academic computing. Through coursework within General Studies, the Core Curriculum, and the disciplines, students address breadth in the liberal arts: creative expression, cultural awareness, historical consciousness, interdisciplinary study, media literacy, quantitative reasoning, responsible action, scientific thought, and social awareness.
Associates of Arts Degree Requirements
Students who start out seeking the A.A. degree may, after successfully completing Research and Reflection and the Midpoint Assessment, continue their studies and seek the B.A. Degree.
60 credit hours and approved assessment portfolio
General Education Requirements
12 credits of interdisciplinary Core Curriculum coursework (6 credits for students who transfer in more than 30 credits)
Demonstration of proficiency in academic computing
Vision and Revision (or assessment of writing sample)
Research and Reflection
Evidence of proficiency in the four fundamental learning skills (see General Education and Assessment of Student Progress, page --).
1. Written Communication
2. Oral Communication
3. Critical Thinking
4. Research Methods
3 credits in each of the following areas of the liberal arts:
1. Creative Expression
2. Cultural Awareness
3. Historical Consciousness
4. Media Literacy
5. Quantitative Reasoning
6. Responsible Action
7. Scientific Thought
8. Social Awareness
Students develop and submit to the Assessment Committee a portfolio of original work that demonstrates proficiency in the four fundamental learning skills (see General Education and Assessment of Student Progress
Students complete the last 18 credits of coursework at Burlington College over two or more semesters.
Students maintain a completion ratio of 75%.
No more than 6 low-pass credits are accepted toward the degree.
No low-pass credits are accepted for Vision and Revision, Research and Reflection, or Quantitative Literacy.
Total credits in workshops may not exceed nine.
Total credits in Action Learning may not exceed nine.
Total combined credits in guided independent study, tutorials, and independent study may not exceed 18.