Category: Liberal Arts

Led by passionate faculty directors with doctorates in fields across the liberal arts and sciences, online degree programs in Liberal Arts provide students with invaluable transferable skills in research methods, analysis, writing and communication, creative problem-solving, intercultural mindfulness, knowledge of the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, and ethical awareness.

James Davenport at work at the NSA

Eight-hour work days. Flexible scheduling. Daily meetings and, occasionally, working from multiple locations in a single day. Ask Excelsior College graduate James Davenport about his career, and these conventional details are part of the description. But as technology manager for applicant testing in the Office of Marketing, Outreach, and Testing at the National Security Agency …

Seven years ago, Mercedes Acuña—military spouse and mother of three—earned the Adult Learner of the Year Award from the American Council of Education. It was a prestigious honor accepted by Acuña at ACE’s Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.; for the Excelsior student and now alum, it augmented an education that was the fulfillment of a …

PSY 360 Social Psychology analyzes how people influence and are influenced by the real or imagined presence or others, as well as how they interact with and relate to those around them. Topics include social psychology, social cognition, social perception and judgment, attitudes and attitude change, conformity and obedience, group behavior, attraction and intimate relationships, …

Mark Welling’s vast and unique career has provided him with a diverse background and the experiences necessary for maintaining, repairing, and managing the production efforts needed in the Navy and civilian employments where he’s been deployed throughout his 33 years with the Navy. During those years, Welling has also never stopped learning, always pursuing his …

NS 110 Science in Today’s World gives students an overview of current and emerging trends in science and technology so that they will be able to make informed decisions. The course introduces the scientific method and terminology used in reporting scientific results and prepares students to read accounts about scientific, technological, and medical advances in …

If you’re like me, you either are, or were, a “non-traditional” adult student balancing work, school, and family. Does it feel like you’re constantly running behind and there’s so much that you should know, but don’t? When I have those moments, I try to slow down and savor the experience of learning. I really do …

Ilustration of Civil War and Emancipation Proclamation

HIS 101: United States History is an introductory course on the early history of the United States, from pre-European contact Native American societies to the end of the Reconstruction era after the Civil War. This course introduces the major political, social, and economic trends in the American colonies and new nation from the 15th through …

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ENG 201: Writing for the Professions helps students improve the writing skills necessary for success in academic study and workplace application. Focus is given to how to conduct and present research in academic and workplace settings, and students practice developing persuasive arguments that are well supported and clearly presented. The 15-week structure gives students time …

Math is everywhere—be it calculating your mortgage, balancing your checkbook, or figuring out the area dimensions for your home’s new carpeting—but when it comes to taking a math course, some people worry their skills won’t add up. MAT 101: Mathematics for Everyday Life is a comprehensive course that emphasizes the critical thinking involved in understanding …

Genealogical professionals approach and solve difficult identity inquiries by thoroughly dissecting, analyzing, and reassembling complex genealogical problems. In GENE 350: Advanced Genealogical Research, students examine how to apply best practices and strategies to solve identity cases that are similar to the cases professionals would work on. Students work together, discussing ethical considerations, investigating difficult genealogical …