Liberal Arts is the combination of art and science courses, therefore your classroom and course work opportunities are limitless. Many of the Liberal Arts courses are set up traditionally to include lectures, exams, and papers.
The Liberal Arts program allows for flexibility in course options. Out of the 61-credit hours required to receive an Associate in Arts degree, only ten of those hours are college-required courses. The remaining 51 credits are up to your discretion. Courses in humanities, science, and social sciences are available for selection.
About the Area of Study
The Liberal Arts curriculum transfers to the general programs of literature, arts, sciences, law, languages, and philosophy at most four-year colleges, universities and to many pre-professional programs.
Liberal Arts provide a broad-based education to prepare students for most careers. At Lake Michigan College, students may complete courses that transfer and satisfy the freshman and sophomore requirements at most four-year institutions.
Travel Study Opportunities
Each year, LMC offers trips that give students exposure to the arts and humanities.
In the fall, theatre lovers have a chance to experience the Stratford Festival in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. Typically, the group sees three classic theatrical performances during the three-day trip. The trip qualifies for one Humanities credit.
In the spring, the lights of Broadway shine brightly with a four-day/three-night trip to New York. Students can choose to earn one or three humanities credits during this trip that typically includes three Broadway productions.
Technology in the Classroom
A variety of technologies are used in conjunction with traditional lecture and hands-on activities. PowerPoint presentations, the Internet, and materials available on Canvas - the College's instructional Intranet - play an important role in class.
In addition, many Liberal Arts courses use VHS, DVD, slides, and CD's as supplements to classroom lecture.
Getting the Most from the Program
By keeping in touch with your advisor, you can make sure you are on track and if necessary, your plan can be revised to adjust for any circumstances that may change your available time to complete the program.