Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Schedule / Fall 2016

  • Please check the schedule periodically for changes and updates. Syllabi will be posted as they become available and may be accessed by clicking on word, syllabus.  For course description click on the title of the course.
  • Students may register for 3 courses (9 credits) but are advised to discuss this course load with Anne Ridder (riddera@georgetown.edu) to review progress in program, current GPA, and the absence/incomplete policies.
  • Asterisks (*) indicate courses originating in The Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding which are only offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.  The Center's courses are scheduled during the day, follow the main campus calendar and exam schedule.
  • We cannot accept registrations that show an overlap between two courses, even if it is only five minutes.
  • All students beginning the MALS program must take two Foundation Courses within their first four courses, including the Saturday workshop attached to the first Foundation Course that they take.
  • Foundation Courses are open to all students and the Saturday workshop is required for only those students fulfilling the initial Foundation Course requirement.
Schedule / Fall 2016
Course Name Course No. and CRN Instructors Dates
CBL:Jesuit Values:ProfPractice LSHV-480-01 CRN: 31553 Kralovec, P.
August 31 - December 20, 2016
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 20, 2016 5:20 PM - 7:50 PM 640 Mass Ave. C121
  Notes: This three-credit elective is open to students in the MALS and MPS programs. In addition to readings and assignments, students commit to 1-2 hours per week of community service with a community-based organization as part of course requirements. Course is delivered in collaboration with the university's Office of Mission and Ministry and the Center for Social Justice, Research, Teaching & Service.
Cinema & American Values LSHV-422-01 CRN: 30774 North, P.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Intercultural Center 210B
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies Students only. Attendance at 1st class advised Follow Mon,Wed rule; 1st class session meets Sept 7th
DLS Seminar 1 Introductory Colloquium: Liberal Studies as Perspective and Method LSHV-601-01 CRN: 12022 Reuscher, J.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Mon; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Intercultural Center 208B
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: DLS students only. Attendance of first class strongly advised. Follows Mon/Wed rule. 1st class session meets Aug 31
DLS Seminar 3 The Rise of the Modern Spirit LSHV-603-01 CRN: 24164 Reynolds, T.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Maguire 104
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Doctor of Liberal Studies students only. Attendance at first class session stongly advised.
Foundation: Alienation and Self-Identity LSHV-367-01 CRN: 11995 Ruf, F.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Intercultural Center 204A
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies Students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised Course is open to all Graduate Liberal Studies students.
Theology and Literature LSHV-443-01 CRN: 29011 O'Brien, W.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Intercultural Center 212
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies students only. Attendance at 1st class stongly advised. Follow Mon,Wed rule; 1st class session is Sept 7
Globalization: The World's Path to the Present LSHV-421-01 CRN: 24020 Wall, M.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Intercultural Center 104
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised
Free Speech, The First Amendment and the Supreme Court LSHV-444-01 CRN: 30780 Quirk, R.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Sat; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM White-Gravenor 202
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies Students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised.First class meeting is Sept. 10
Global Bioethics LSHV-414-01 CRN: 30778 White, G.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Intercultural Center 204B
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies Students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised
The History and Development of the American Labor Movement Canceled LSHV-459-01 CRN: 29012 August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised
MALS Continuous Reg. LSHV-981-01 CRN: 27239 Ridder, A.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 640 Mass Ave.
  Notes: Continuous Registration must be taken by MALS candidates who have an Incomplete in Thesis Writing. No scheduled classes Final Thesis approval due date is Nov 1. Course certifies 1/2 time status.
MALS Thesis Proposal Workshop LSHV-898-02 CRN: 26274 Duke, E.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Thu; Sep 08, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Reiss 281
Thu; Oct 06, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Reiss 281
Thu; Nov 03, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Reiss 281
Thu; Dec 01, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Reiss 281
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: This is a required course for the 30 credit / thesis track MALS degree. 1/2 time status with one 3 credit course, Fall, Spring, and Summer terms Student must attend all 4 sessions and have mentor and topic selected before the first session. Repeatable course with Liberal Studies Dean's office approval
MALS Thesis Writing LSHV-899-01 CRN: 26276 Ridder, A.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 640 Mass Ave.
  Notes: Pre-req 27 earned credits and satisfactory in MALS Thesis Proposal. Thesis Writing is not repeatable. Mentor and Dean thesis approval due by Nov. 1, 2016. Course certifies 1/2 time status. No scheduled classes
Religion and Conflict LSHV-354-01 CRN: 30777 Havrilak, G.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Mon; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Intercultural Center 206B
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies Students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised Follow Mon,Wed rule; 1st class session meets Aug 31
U.S. Cults: Religious Extremism and the Search for Meaning LSHV-377-01 CRN: 30775 Steenhuisen, L.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Maguire 102
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies Students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised
Understanding Terrorism and Countering Terrorists Canceled LSHV-386-01 CRN: 30776 August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies Students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised Follow Mon,Wed rule; 1st class session meets Aug 31
Untangling the Middle East LSHV-486-01 CRN: 30781 Soltes, O.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Reiss 152
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies Students only. Attendance at 1st class session advised
Values and Issues in International Affairs LSHV-380-01 CRN: 21775 Douglas, W.
August 31 - December 07, 2016
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 31, 2016 to Dec 07, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Intercultural Center 217A
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies Students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised Follow Mon,Wed rule; 1st class session meets Sept 7th

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