20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog, last updated July 29, 2020

22. 2020-2021 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

22.26. ILS - INTERDISCIPLINARY LIBERAL STUDIES

ILS 1113

Perspectives on the Liberal Arts

3 Hours

Perspectives on the Liberal Arts provides students with an understanding of the place in and value of the liberal arts in human society.  It explores several different aspects including [1] the history of the liberal arts beginning in the Middle Ages and progressing through the great European centers of learning to the development of the liberal arts college in America; [2] a brief look at the diverse areas of study which make up the liberal arts and their defining commonalities, critical and creative thinking; [3] the philosophy and meaning of the liberal arts as they apply to the concept of “educated person;” and [4] the value of the liberal arts to 21st century American society—in understanding humanity, in worldview, in the prevalence of liberal arts colleges and curricula, and in the practical aspect of “What can I do with a B.A. in Liberal Arts?”

 

ILS 2113

Exploring Ideas and Concepts I

3 Hours

Designed as a true team-taught course, it will vary from term to term depending upon the subject selected and the approach of the instructors.  This master syllabus provides an umbrella organization for the course format, but will require input from the instructors in any given semester.

 

 ILS 2123

Exploring Ideas and Concepts II

3 Hours

Designed as a true team-taught course, it will vary from term to term depending upon the subject selected and the approach of the instructors.  This master syllabus provides an umbrella organization for the course format, but will require input from the instructors in any given semester.