ERIC Number: ED213384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Liberal Studies.
Brown, Peggy, Ed.
Forum for Liberal Education, v4 n4 Mar 1982
An article on graduate liberal studies (GLS) and descriptions of GLS programs are presented. In "The Concept of Graduate Liberal Studies," Allie M. Frazier considers GLS curricular offerings, characteristics of students pursuing these studies, and the future of GLS. GLS degree programs allow adults to pursue a liberal education, which is seen as a continuous search for knowledge about self and the world. Many students secured professional or specialized degrees as undergraduates; they are ready for the interdisciplinary, integrative approach GLS programs offer. Others earned discipline-oriented undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts and want to further their love of learning. Graduate liberal studies programs are doing well in every demographic and geographic setting and in a diversity of institutions. The following programs are described: Open Your Mind's Eye at the University of Southern California; An Emphasis on Values at Georgetown University; A Guided Tour of the Liberal Arts at Temple University; Self-Paced Individualized Study at the University of Oklahoma; Discussing Great Books at St. John's College (New Mexico and Maryland); American Culture and Technology Concentrations at Eastern Michigan University; Core Courses and Colloquia at Monmouth College; and Graduate Liberal Studies in Its Third Decade at Wesleyan University (Connecticut). The names of the degree vary from school to school: Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Liberal Studies, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. They range from Wesleyan University's 30-year-old degree to the year-old Eastern Michigan degrees. Additional programs and resources are described briefly. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Books, Cultural Education, Degree Requirements, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Humanities, Independent Study, Individualized Programs, Interdisciplinary Approach, Liberal Arts, Masters Degrees, Moral Values, Nontraditional Students, Program Descriptions, Reading Assignments, Social Sciences, Technology
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.