The Meaning of CLASS
Communication is the essential social and professional skill. We communicate with friends and family, colleagues, and people throughout our communities and the world. Remember that last science project you did? How did you talk about it to your teacher? Your grandmother? How would you write up a funding request? A media announcement?
The Communication area of the CLASS Department is our Writing Program and our Technical Communication Program. Most of the courses of our Writing Program satisfy the requirements of Area 1 of the General Education Core Curriculum. Most of the courses of our Technical Communication Program apply to requirements of
Areas 5 and 6 of the General Education Core Curriculum.
The Liberal Arts have historically provided the foundation for a well-rounded education. Regardless of your specific professional specialization, a solid footing in the Liberal Arts allows you to craft a career that includes much more than just technical skills, but prepares you to work, live, and play in a complex world.
Our Liberal Arts disciplines include Art History, Hispanic Studies, History, Languages, Literature, Humanities, Music, and Philosophy. These courses apply to the requirements of Area 5 and Area 6 of the General Education Core Curriculum.
The various social sciences deal with the most disobedient and rambunctious data imaginable – human beings, their cultures, and their societies. Our Social Sciences disciplines include Cultural Anthropology, Political Science, Social Sciences, and Women’s and Gender Studies. These courses apply to the requirements of Area 4 and Area 6 of the General Education Core Curriculum.
Many courses in the CLASS Department can be taken for graduate credit – please check the
course schedule every semester for available sections.