Liberal Arts Course Descriptions – Community College of Rhode Island

Liberal Arts Course Descriptions

LIBA (Liberal Arts)

LIBA 1000 - The Learner's Journey: Critical Thinking and Learning Strategies for College (3 Credits)

This fully transferable, seminar-style course has been designed to help students maximize their effectiveness in the classroom, and, in turn, enhance their entire college experience. In The Learner's Journey, students develop their critical thinking, reading and writing skills; acquire valuable strategies for analyzing course content and for expressing themselves more confidently and effectively; improve their writing, presentation, collaboration and research skills; and learn to make connections between courses in different disciplines. Through readings, discussions and active participation, students take ownership of their education and find their voices as learners in a higher education environment.

LIBA 1010 - Cooperative Work Experience I (4 Credits)

Cooperative work experience provides students with an opportunity to observe and participate in a work environment related to their academic interests or explore advancement in their current career. Students work approximately 15-20 hours a week at an approved site and participate in an on-line seminar or a one-hour and 40-minute weekly seminar on campus. (Note: LIBA 1010 for Allied Health, Chemical Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, Fire Science, General Studies, Human Service, Liberal Arts, Paralegal Studies and Law Enforcement) (195 hours work placement / 25 hours seminar)

LIBA 1020 - Cooperative Work Experience II (4 Credits)

This is an extension of LIBA 1010 in which students develop an in-depth knowledge of specific content areas and demonstrate increased levels of expertise. Students work approximately 15 to 20 hours a week at an approved site and participate in a one-hour and 40-minute weekly seminar on campus or online. For information regarding prerequisites, please contact the Career and Internship Office at 401-825-2327 or 401-333-7326. Note: LIBA 1020 is for students in Allied Health, Chemical Technology, Computer Science, Engineering, Fine Arts, Fire Science, General Studies, Human Service, Industrial Technology, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Paralegal Studies and Law Enforcement. Work placement: 195 hours; Seminar: 25 hours.”

LIBA 2030 - Honors Colloquium (3 Credits)

This Honors Colloquium is a discussion-based, research-oriented, multidisciplinary course in which students pursue individual topics of relevance to today’s society under the guidance of faculty. The curriculum, which follows the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Program, includes guest speakers and multimedia presentation in addition to lecture and discussion. The study topic will change every two years. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 with a grade of C or better. Lecture: 3 hours

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Last Updated: 4/8/19