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What is the Liberal Arts Core?

At Marylhurst, the liberal arts are considered the most crucial aspects of higher education. The Liberal Arts Core, required for all bachelor's degree-seeking students, encompasses four areas of learning:

Life and Learning Skills
Arts and Ideas
Human Community
Natural World

Through these focus areas, you will enhance your capacity for working with diverse populations and views. You will develop curiosity and a love of inquiry, critical thinking, breadth of perspective and insight and a foundation for life-long learning.

The core courses are...

Academic Learning: Discovery and Practice

This course introduces you to the culture of Marylhurst University and to the significance of the university's focus on outcome-based, liberal arts and adult learning. You'll consider and apply different perspectives about learning as you plan for and reflect on your educational goals.

Career Transitions & MAP Completion Seminar

Taken near the end of your studies, this course provides a collaborative environment in which you'll review and synthesize your learning and plan for the future.

Career transition may be part of completing a liberal arts degree at Marylhurst University. This course provides an overview of career development theory and job-seeking skills. You'll complete a skills-based resume and career action plan and explore new ways to look at transferable skills through the lens of a college education.

You will also review, update and submit your final Marylhurst Academic Portfolio.

Senior Seminar

In the senior seminar, you will analyze ways in which your chosen academic discipline has shaped society. You'll examine how different disciplinary perspectives influence the learning process.

The senior seminar encourages you to explore the possibilities and limitations for becoming an agent of ethical action after graduating from Marylhurst.

 

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May 23, 2015 – May 25, 2015

Memorial Day Holiday

Saturday through Monday. University offices closed. NOTE: Shoen Library will be CLOSED. Memorial Day, once known as Decoration Day, was establis...

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May 25, 2015 – May 29, 2015

Free Shipping Week for Textbooks

Order your textbooks May 25 - 29 and get free shipping. Offer ends at 11:59 pm Central time on May 29. NOTE: Free shipping is by UPS Ground. You...

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May 26, 2015

Liberal Arts Outcome Assessments Submission Deadline - Spring Term

Some LAC requirements may be meet through non-credit outcome assessments or credit-bearing course challenges. Confer with your academic adviser to ...

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