Liberal Arts

BA in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in Liberal Arts

For Students not choosing a specific concentration, the Liberal Arts option offers a broad spectrum of courses which prepares students to think critically from multiple perspectives and enables them to take responsibility as citizens in an increasingly complex society.  Through AUSB’s core curricula, students explore the central knowledge and skills of their chosen field or profession to prepare for engagement in meaningful and socially responsible work.

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AUSB’s Liberal Arts concentration provides an innovative, student-centered approach to education – focusing on the acquisition of key intellectual tools designed to increase personal awareness, foster individual and social creativity, and encourage professional development and socially responsible thought and action.

 

Recommended Liberal Arts Courses

Students must complete at least 60 units in Liberal Arts.  Please see the BA degree requirements page for additional information. To encourage a broad-based education across several academic disciplines, students cannot take more than 18 units in any one subject area.

  • Academic Writing
  • Creative Writing
  • Creative Writing: Fiction
  • Creative Writing: Nonfiction
  • Personal Journal
  • Social Justice Movements
  • Pacific Rim Cultures & Communities
  • Diversity & Cultural Awareness
  • The Latino Community in American Society
  • Spirituality & World Religions
  • Buddhism
  • Macroeconomics
  • Research Methods & Statistics
  • Multiculturalism & American Politics
  • Public Policy
  • Engaged Citizenship
  • Exploration of Music
  • Ethical Issues is Contemporary Society
  • Ethical & Legal Issues in Human Services
  • History of Globalization
  • Human Rights
  • Global Economics
  • Conflict Management I:  Nature & Cause
  • Child Development & Learning
  • Language Development & Acquisition
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Public Relations
  • Strategic Marketing
  • Market Analysis & Research
  • Integrated Marketing & Research
  • Web Analytics
  • Organizational Strategy & Culture
  • Business Ethics & Social Responsibility
  • Human Resources & Legal Issues
  • Management:  Best Practices
  • Leadership & Project Management
  • Managing in a Global Environment
  • Business Finance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • E-business & E-commerce
  • Business Planning & Development
  • Animal Ethics
  • Natural History of Santa Barbara
  • Sustainable Aid
  • Global Environmental Studies
  • Anthrozoology: Human Animal Relations
  • Sustainable Business Practices
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Justice & Advocacy
  • Global Perspectives on Stress
  • Counseling Theory & Technique
  • Personal Relationships
  • Psychology of Gender & Sexuality
  • Culture & Emotions
  • Issues in Substance-based & Process Addictions
  • Psychopathology:  The Nature of Mental Illness
  • Positive Psychology
  • Theories of Personality
  • Transformations of Consciousness
  • Community Psychology & Social Change
  • Healing From Trauma
  • Principles of Group Counseling
  • Family Systems
  • Child Psychology
  • Emerging Models of Childhood Education
  • Media, Technology & Children
  • Child Advocacy
  • Parent/Child Relationship
  • Adolescent Development
  • Theories of Learning & Cognition
  • Interpersonal Communication in a Media World
  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Social Media
  • World Media
  • Exploration of Film
  • Media, Communication & Culture
  • Public Speaking
  • Group Dynamics
  • Advertising & Culture
  • Contemporary Issues in Media