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    Governors State University
   
 
  Sep 26, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Governors State University Academic Catalog

College of Arts and Sciences


Andrae Marak, Dean 



Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences

  

Undergraduate Programs Overview

The primary mission of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Governors State University is to provide quality instruction for a diverse student population in disciplines that are at the heart of the university - the liberal arts and sciences.

The College of Arts and Sciences faculty, staff, and students achieve this mission through excellence in teaching and learning processes and scholarship while both creating and applying new knowledge and engagement through service and exchange.

In all these endeavors, the college seeks to:

  • foster critical thinking and problem-solving abilities in professional, public, and private spheres;
  • advance literacy skills inclusive of reading, writing, speaking, numeric literacy, and visual literacy; and
  • promote the facile use of technology for life-long knowledge acquisition and engagement.

The College of Arts and Sciences assumes a leading presence both in the region and the State of Illinois by reinforcing the strengths of its arts, humanities, sciences, and interdisciplinary programs.

To this end, CAS sponsors educational events and provides extracurricular activities for students and residents of the region. The calendar of events includes the CAS Distinguished Lecture Series, art exhibits, workshops, and symposia on a wide range of subjects related to the humanities and the social, natural, and physical sciences. Throughout the year, the intellectual life of the university community is enriched by the College of Arts and Sciences.

The college is committed to creative exploration of important issues and developments, addressing diverse topics such as language and culture, the environment, new communications and information technologies. It also strives to discover the interconnections between local, national, and global structures and processes. Through sponsored activities and the individual actions of students and faculty, the College of Arts and Sciences continues to play a leadership role in the university's process of addressing the identification of the concerns of our time.

"IAI" course designations refer to the statewide Illinois Articulation Initiative previously discussed and found at website www.itransfer.org.

Teacher Licensure

The college offers programs approved by the Illinois State Board of Education for teacher licensure in the areas of biology, chemistry, English, and mathematics. Also the B.S. in Chemistry has American Chemical Society certification for those students who complete the approved degree program.

Degree Requirements for Undergraduate Programs

The university degree requirements for undergraduate programs are listed in the Bachelor's Degree Requirements  of this catalog.

Requirements for specific degree programs are listed below under Programs Offered.

Graduate Programs Overview

The primary mission of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at Governors State University is to provide quality instruction for a diverse student population in disciplines that are at the heart of the university - the liberal arts and sciences.

The College of Arts and Sciences faculty, staff, and students achieve this mission through excellence in teaching and learning processes and scholarship, while both creating and applying new knowledge and engagement through service and exchange.

In all these endeavors emanating from the university's mission, the college seeks to:

  • prepare its graduates to succeed as lifelong learners, professionals, informed consumers, and responsible citizens;
  • admit to its programs an academically proficient population of students pursuing post-secondary education;
  • reach out to an expanded audience of learners through utilization of a variety of print, electronic, and other distance learning technologies;
  • play a leadership role in the region and state's economic and social development;
  • promote human and intellectual diversity by providing equal access and opportunity to representatives of a rich variety of populations and cultures; and
  • contribute to the welfare and advancement of human societies throughout the region, the state, and the world.

The College of Arts and Sciences assumes a leading presence both in the region and the State of Illinois by reinforcing the strengths of its arts, humanities, sciences, and interdisciplinary programs.

To this end, CAS sponsors educational events and provides extracurricular activities for students and residents of the region. The calendar of events includes the CAS Distinguished Lecture Series, art exhibits, workshops, and symposia on a wide range of subjects related to the humanities and the social, natural, and physical sciences. Throughout the year, the intellectual life of the university community is enriched by the College of Arts and Sciences.

The college is committed to creative exploration of important issues and developments; addressing diverse topics such as language and culture, the environment, new communications/information technologies, and local, national, and global structures; and processes discovering the interconnections. Through sponsored activities and the individual actions of students and faculty, the College of Arts and Sciences continues to play a leadership role in the university's process of addressing the concerns of our time, their identification, their investigation, and their ultimate solutions.

Degree Requirements for Graduate Programs

The university degree requirements for graduate programs are listed in the Master's Degree Requirements  of this catalog.

Requirements for specific degree programs are listed below under Programs Offered.

Programs Offered

Division of Science, Mathematics, and Technology

Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Science

Master of Science

Minor

Graduate Certificate

Division of Arts and Letters

Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Master of Arts

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Public Administration

Master of Arts and Master of Public Administration

Minor

Graduate Certificate