A well-rounded liberal arts education prepares you to work and succeed
in a number of fields because it gives you the skills most lacking in today’s
work environment. And Personalized Learning’s competency-based approach ensures
you learn these necessary skills by requiring you to demonstrate what you know
as you advance through the program.
Prepare to work in a variety
of career fields, including:
A student majoring in Liberal Arts through Personalized Learning will study broadly from history, philosophy, literature and the arts. The student will learn how to analyze, interpret and evaluate important cultural artifacts of diverse cultures. This is a fresh, contemporary take on Liberal Arts in that each exercise in understanding important works of art and letters is immediately connected to relevant skills.
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your faculty mentor for details.
Liberal Arts Personalized Learning Graduates will be able to:
Admission requirements to Personalized Learning include NAU's undergraduate admission standards as well as the completion of a Readiness Assessment. Prior to admission to the University, a Personalized Learning admission specialist guides prospective students through a series of steps to determine admissibility, applicable prior credit, preparedness via the Readiness Assessment, and degree selection. After these steps are complete, admissible students are directed to complete an account information form. This form replaces the traditional NAU application.Students may demonstrate competency through performance on pre-tests. Some courses may have departmental prerequisites required by students in other majors. Any prerequisites not fulfilled with transfer credit may be met by successfully completing a pretest; however, credit will not be granted for the completion.This degree is offered only through the Personalized Learning program. Work with a faculty mentor for any questions regarding the applicability of coursework completed through Personalized Learning to any other plan of study at NAU.
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Definition of a Term
Personalized Learning Competencies for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal ArtsCompletion of these competencies will result in the awarding of credit for NAU classes.C.1 Work in a team structureC.2 Communicate with diverse populationsC.3 Solve complex problemsC.4 Analyze complicated materialsC.5 Write about culture effectivelyC.6 Compose academic essays in various rhetorical stylesC.7 Demonstrate knowledge of potential and limitations of technology's advancesC.8 Practice an examined or self-reflective lifeC.9 Describe ethical theoriesC.10 Apply ethical theories to educationC.11 Formulate and substantiate thesesC.12 Formulate and test hypotheses in humanities and social scienceC.13 Demonstrate knowledge of leadership in the working of organizationsC.14 Demonstrate knowledge of the significance of the humanitiesC.15 Demonstrate knowledge of the significance of the social sciencesC.16 Demonstrate effective transfer of competencies to workplace
Course Credit Earned (54 units)
16 competencies in Modern Language (16 units)
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Science Requirement, select from the following (12 units):