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Program Overview - Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Liberal Studies

The Global Studies, History & Culture concentration within UI&U's Bachelor of Arts degree explores the world that surrounds us through an academically stimulating online or weekend residency program. Everything from how the economy really works to gender inequality, Western and Eastern religions to the breakup of the Soviet Union can be developed into an individualized study plan.

You may be interested in events which personally affected your life, such as the Iraq War, organized crime, or the immigrants’ arrival on Ellis Island, as well as wanting to know what you can do to shape the future. This concentration will enable you to identify, sort, and search for resources to help solve problems that are important on global, local, and personal levels.

Similar to a traditional history degree, students choosing this concentration will study individuals and groups in their social, cultural, religious, geographical, and historical contexts, listening for who they are, what they know, and what they care about. In addition to study within the areas of global studies, history & culture, this concentration within the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies includes women’s studies, comparative religion, anthropology, sociology, political science, cultural studies, global concerns, and economics.

Teacher Licensure

Union Institute & University’s Bachelor of Arts program is approved by the Vermont Department of Education to prepare teachers for licensure in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary English, secondary social studies, and K-12 art education. Adult students who have already met their math or science major may prepare for secondary math or science licensure. Learn more about Teacher Licensure.

Recent Student Studies

  • The Salem Witch Trials
  • Religion and Spirituality in the Middle East
  • Vermont in the Civil War
  • Women of the 1950s
  • Native American Studies
  • A Sociological Study of the Single-Parent Family
  • The History of the Gullah Language in the South Carolina Sea Islands
  • Gay Culture and Literature
  • History of the Internet
  • Introduction to Japanese History and Culture
  • War Games
  • A History of Madison, Wisconsin
  • Celtic Traditions, Mythology, and Religion
  • Politics and Religion in the South
  • The Great Depression and the Great Recession
  • The History of Marketing
  • Apocalyptic and Utopian Movements and Literature

Degree: B.A. - Liberal Studies
Credits: 120
Transfer up to 78 credits
Min Time: 42 credits (3.5 terms)
Start Dates: Jan, May, Sept

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