Liberal Arts (LBA)

A degree in Liberal Arts is considered to be one of the best foundations for a diverse range of careers and preparation for many graduate schools. In this concentration students gain an understanding of a broad range of subject areas and acquire the skills of critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, communication, and an appreciation for diversity.

AUSB adheres to the principles of a modern liberal arts education as outlined by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). In particular, the BA Program is aligned with the following Essential Learning Outcomes of (found at www.aacu.org):

  • knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world
  • intellectual and practical skills, including: inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, written and oral communication, quantitative literacy, information literacy, teamwork and problem solving
  • civic knowledge and engagement, both local and global
  • intercultural knowledge and competence
  • ethical reasoning and action
  • foundations and skills for lifelong learning
  • integrative and applied learning through synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies

Curriculum
The Liberal Arts concentration is the most flexible with no prerequisites and ample courses every day and evening for easy scheduling. To assist in planning a well-rounded liberal arts program, it is recommended that the student strive to complete courses from a wide range of academic disciplines. Students may choose from the full range of courses offered in the BA Program. However, students in this concentration may not take more than 24 units from any one course code (e.g., CDE, PSY and ECO).

CDE 3030 Child Psychology (3) MGT 3241 The Business of: (3)
CDE 3040 Emerging Models of Early Childhood Education (3) MGT 3681 Management: Best Practices (3)
CDE 3050 Integrating Curriculum: Best Practices (3) MGT 3741 Organizational Strategy & Culture (3)
CDE 3060 Media, Technology & Children (3) MGT 3750 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility (3)
CDE 3070 Child Advocacy (3) MGT 3850.SB Human Resources & Legal Issues (3)
CDE 3080 Special Education: Response to Intervention (3) MKT 3000 Market Analysis & Research (3)
CDE 3101 Practicum (3) MKT 3010 Integrated Marketing Communication (3)
CDE 3200 Parent/Child Relationships (3) MKT 3020 Web Analytics (3)
CDE 3320 Adolescent Development (3) MKT 3030 Consumer Behavior (3)
CDE 3430 Theories of Learning & Cognition (3) MKT 3050 Strategic Marketing (3)
COM 3221 Environmental Documentary Filmmaking (3) MKT 3060 Advanced Public Relations (3)
COM 3230 Social Media (3) MKT 3070 Brand Development (3)
COM 3250 World Media (3) MKT 3080 Consultative and Relationship Selling (3)
COM 3270.SB Contemporary Issues in Media (3) MUS 3200 Exploration of Music (3)
COM 3300 Social Justice Documentary Filmmaking (3) PHL 3670 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Society (3)
COM 3320 Online Odyssey – Digital Magazine Publication (3) PHL 3690 Ethical & Legal Issues in Human Services (3)
COM 3340 Writing for Broadcast Media (3) POL 3470 Public Policy (3)
COM 3350 Visual Communication (3) POL 3920 Engaged Citizenship (3)
COM 3360 Photojournalism (3) PSY 3020 Mindfulness (3)
COM 3501 Media, Communication & Culture (3) PSY 3100 Global Perspectives on Stress (3)
COM 3520 Public Speaking (3) PSY 3201 Counseling Theory & Technique (3)
COM 3530 Organizational & Interpersonal Communication (3) PSY 3230 Personal Relationships (3)
COM 3550 Intercultural Communication (3) PSY 3281 Psychology of Gender & Sexuality (3)
COM 3580.SB Group Dynamics (3) PSY 3330 Culture & Emotions (3)
COM 3740  Advertising & Culture (3) PSY 3340.SB Issues in Substance-based & Process Addictions (3)
ECO 3000 Ecopsychology (3) PSY 3350 Psychopathology: The Nature of Mental Illness in Contemporary Society (3)
ECO 3010 Environmental Justice & Advocacy (3) PSY 3391 Positive Psychology (3)
ECO 3020 Marine Ecology (3) PSY 3400 Theories of Personality (3)
ECO 3040 Conservation Biology (3) PSY 3410 Transformation of Consciousness (3)
ECO 3050 Natural History of Santa Barbara (3) PSY 3440 Social Psychology (3)
ECO 3200 Sustainable Aid & Grassroots Initiatives (3) PSY 3450 Community Psychology & Social Change (3)
ECO 3450 Global Environmental Studies (3) PSY 3550 Healing From Trauma (3)
ECO 3500 Anthrozoology: Human-Animal Relations (3) PSY 3640 Principles of Group Counseling (3)
ECO 3760 Sustainable Business Practices (3) PSY 3681 Family Systems: Global Perspectives (3)
ENT 3000 Entrepreneurship (3) PSY 3690 Adult Development & Aging (3)
ENT 3770 E-business & E-commerce (3) QNT 3600 Macroeconomics (3)
ENT 3790 Business Planning & Development (3) QNT 3890 Research Methods & Statistics (3)
GBL 3000 History of Globalization (3) RLG 3000 Spirituality & World Religions (3)
GBL 3140 Conflict Management I: Nature & Cause (3) RLG 3010 Buddhism (3)
GBL 3610 Global Economics (3) SOC 3020 Social Justice Movements, Their Leaders & People (3)
HDV 4550.SB Child Development & Learning (3) SOC 3050.SB  Pacific Rim Cultures & Communities (3)
HDV 4581 Language Development & Acquisition (3) SOC 3510.SB  Diversity & Cultural Awareness (3)
INT 3020 Educational Foundations (3) SOC 3770 The Latino Community in American Society (3)
INT 3031 Service Learning (3) WRT 3100 Academic Writing (3)
INT 3081 Senior Capstone (3) WRT 3110 Creative Writing (3)
MGT 3200 Business Finance (3) WRT 3130 Creative Writing: Fiction (3)
MGT 3220 Leadership & Project Management (3) WRT 3190 Creative Writing: Nonfiction (3)
MGT 3230 Managing in a Global Environment (3) WRT 3390 The Personal Journal: Literature & Self Discovery (3)

 

 

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