http://www.as.miami.edu/mals

Dept. Code:  MLS

Degree Programs

The Liberal Studies program is founded on an interdisciplinary approach to issues and questions central to the history and development of human culture. It is designed to provide a broad understanding of these issues and questions through a focused and systematic program of study drawing upon faculty from various disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences, and the basic sciences.

For further information regarding this program, please contact:

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program
214-D Merrick Building
Coral Gables, FL 33146-2025
Call 305-284-6731 or email mals@miami.edu

Masters Program in Liberal Studies

MLS 601. Aspects of Creative and Reflective Thought. 3 Credit Hours.

Selected aspects of creative and reflective thought, based on materials from the arts, the humanities, the sciences, the social sciences and history. The focus will be on themes and issues represented in a variety of cultural traditions.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MLS 602. Perspectives on Human Nature. 3 Credit Hours.

Basic theories of human nature proposed by the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences. The course deals with fundamental issues regarding the concept of human nature, such as the nature of the self and its relation to society, the impact of culture on self perception and the relation of thought to human action.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MLS 603. Theories of the Physical Universe. 3 Credit Hours.

Various understandings of the nature of the universe and their impact on human culture. The course will deal with critical issues addressed in the various attempts to understand the physical world, such as fundamental structures and processes, the limitation of human perception, and the interaction between the human species and its environment.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MLS 611. Studies in the Humanities. 3 Credit Hours.

Interdisciplinary study of selected topics in the Humanities.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MLS 612. Studies in the Social Sciences. 3 Credit Hours.

Interdisciplinary study of selected topics in the Social Sciences.
Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

MLS 613. Studies in the Sciences. 3 Credit Hours.

Interdisciplinary study of selected topics in the sciences.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

MLS 621. Studies in the Humanities. 3 Credit Hours.


Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

MLS 625. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.


Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MLS 626. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.


Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

MLS 627. Special Topics. 3 Credit Hours.


Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

MLS 631. Studies in the Humanities. 3 Credit Hours.


Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

MLS 696. Directed Readings. 1-3 Credit Hours.


Requisite: Plan of Master of Arts Liberal Studies.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MLS 697. Directed Readings. 1-3 Credit Hours.


Requisite: Plan of Master of Arts Liberal Studies.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MLS 798. Seminar in Liberal Studies. 3 Credit Hours.


Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

MLS 799. Seminar in Liberal Studies. 3 Credit Hours.


Components: SEM.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.

MLS 810. Master's Thesis. 1-6 Credit Hours.

The student working on his/her master's thesis enrolls for credit, in most departments not to exceed six, as determined by his/her advisor. Credit is not awarded until the thesis has been accepted.
Requisite: Plan of Master of Arts Liberal Studies.
Components: THI.
Grading: SUS.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MLS 815. Mals Project. 1-6 Credit Hours.

The student working on his/her MALS project enrolls for credit, not to exceed 6 , as determined by his/her advisor. Credit is not awarded until the project has been accepted.
Requisite: Plan of Master of Arts Liberal Studies.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MLS 820. Research in Residence. 1 Credit Hour.

Used to establish research in residence for the thesis for the master's degree after the student has enrolled for the permissible cumulative total in PSY 710 (usually six credits). Credit not granted. May be regarded as full time residence.
Requisite: Plan of Master of Arts Liberal Studies.
Components: THI.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Fall & Spring.

MLS 825. Continuous Registration-Master's Study. 1 Credit Hour.

To establish residence for non-thesis students who are preparing for major examinations. Credit not granted. Regarded as full time residence.
Requisite: Plan of Master of Arts Liberal Studies.
Components: LEC.
Grading: GRD.
Typically Offered: Offered by Announcement Only.