Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

Schedule / Fall 2017

  • 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 2017
Course Name Course No. and CRN Instructors Dates
Art & Culture in 20th C LSHV-433-01 CRN: 32496 North, P.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Intercultural Center 210B
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised. Follow Mon/Wed rule; 1st class meeting is Sept. 6th.
CBL:Jesuit Values:ProfPractice LSHV-480-01 CRN: 31553 Kralovec, P.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 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.
Classic and Romantic: Styles and Values in Western Culture LSHV-395-01 CRN: 32495 Bradford, A.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM White-Gravenor 204
  Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies only. Attendance at first class is strongly advised.
Thesis Proposal/Thesis Writing LSHV-997-01 CRN: 29996 Glucklich, A.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 White-Gravenor
  Notes: Register with approval of DLS Director. Course certifies for full-time status 36 hours completed Student provides exam check list to Liberal Studies Deans office by Sept. 30th. Repeatable course Fall and Spring terms with DLS Director's approval.
DLS Foundational Introductory Colloquium: Liberal Studies as Perspective and Method LSHV-601-01 CRN: 12022 McNelis, C.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Mon; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Maguire 101
  Notes: DLS students only. Attendance of first class strongly advised. Follows Mon/Wed rule. 1st class session meets Wed., Aug. 30.
DLS Foundational The Rise of the Modern Spirit LSHV-603-01 CRN: 24164 Reynolds, T.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Maguire 104
  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 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Maguire 102
  Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies Students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised
Globalization: The World's Path to the Present LSHV-421-01 CRN: 24020 Wall, M.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Intercultural Center 219B
  Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised Following M/W rule, the first class meets Wed., Sept. 6.
Theological Issues in the 20th and 21st Century Fiction LSHV-485-01 CRN: 32500 O'Brien, W.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Intercultural Center 217B
  Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised. Following Mon/Wed rule, Wed. course starts Sept. 6.
Scorpions in the Constitutional Bottle: Uncivil Speech, Civil Society LSHV-444-01 CRN: 30780 Quirk, R.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Sat; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM White-Gravenor 202
  Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies Students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised.First class meeting is Sept. 9
Greco-Roman Epic Poetry and Its Offspring LSHV-469-01 CRN: 32989 Soltes, O.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Intercultural Center 118
  Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised.
MALS Continuous Reg. (HT) LSHV-988-01 CRN: 32505 Ridder, A.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 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, 2017. Course certifies 1/2 time status.
MALS Thesis Proposal (FT) LSHV-983-01 CRN: 32503 Duke, E.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Intercultural Center 208A
  Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies only. This is a required course for the 30 credit/thesis track MALS degree. Full time status with one course, Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Students must attend all four sessions and have mentor and topic selected before the first session. Repeatable course with Liberal Studies Dean's office approval
MALS Thesis Proposal (HT) LSHV-981-01 CRN: 27239 Duke, E.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Thu; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Intercultural Center 209A
  Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies only. This is a required course for the 30 credit/thesis track MALS degree. 1/2 time status with one course, Fall, Spring, and Summer terms. Students must attend all four sessions and have mentor and topic selected before the first session. Repeatable course with Liberal Studies Dean's office approval
MALS Thesis Writing (FT) LSHV-984-01 CRN: 32504 Ridder, A.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 640 Mass Ave.
  Notes: Pre-req 27 earned credits and satisfactory in MALS Thesis Proposal. Thesis Writing not repeatable. Mentor and Dean thesis approval due Nov. 1, 2017. Course certifies full time status. No scheduled classes.
MALS Thesis Writing (HT) LSHV-982-01 CRN: 32502 Ridder, A.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 640 Mass Ave.
  Notes: Pre-req 27 earned credits and satisfactory in MALS Thesis Proposal. Thesis Writing not repeatable. Mentor and Dean thesis approval due Nov. 1, 2017. Course certifies 1/2 time status. No scheduled classes.
Managerial and Organizational Ethics LSHV-445-01 CRN: 32497 McCabe, D.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Intercultural Center 212
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised.
Neuroethics Canceled LSHV-460-01 CRN: 32498 Giordano, J.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised.
Political Theology LSHV-493-01 CRN: 32501 Havrilak, G.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Intercultural Center 219A
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised. First class session is Sept. 6th.
U.S. Cults:Relig Extrem/Meanin LSHV-377-01 CRN: 30775 Steenhuisen, L.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Tue; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Maguire 102
  Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies Students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised
Values and Issues in International Affairs LSHV-380-01 CRN: 21775 Douglas, W.
August 30 - December 20, 2017
  Class meetings
Wed; Aug 30, 2017 to Dec 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Intercultural Center 216
  Syllabus: Download syllabus Notes: Graduate Liberal Studies Students only. Attendance at 1st class strongly advised Follow Mon,Wed rule; 1st class session meets Sept 6th

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