Dec 10, 2018  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Liberal Studies, M.A.L.S. (Applied Theatre Pedagogy Concentration)


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General Program Information


Graduate School Contact:

Jessimine Strauss; straussj@etsu.edu; (423) 439-6158

Marie Tedesco, Ph.D., Director
916 West Maple
Box 70659
(423) 439-4223
e-mail: tedescom@etsu.edu

Faculty: Jill LeRoy-Frazier; Marie Tedesco.

The Master of Arts in Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers students from a variety of backgrounds an alternative graduate education. Firmly grounded in the values of interdisciplinary learning, the MALS degree allows students to design an individualized program of study in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, Social Sciences, and related fields. MALS students complete a common core and then select graduate elective courses from disciplinary departments. MALS students choose either a thesis or a special project to complete their programs of study.

Program Admission Requirements for Master of Arts in Liberal Studies

A student applying to the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program needs the following:

  1. A baccalaureate degree in any field from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Three letters of recommendation.
  4. A successful admissions interview.
  5. A writing sample of four-five pages. In the writing sample, the applicant will elaborate on reasons for applying to the MALS program, on comprehension of liberal arts, and interdisciplinary, on relevant intellectual interests, and if an Archival Studies Concentration applicant, on the work of the archivist and the nature of the archive. If an Applied Theatre Pedagogy Concentration applicant, the essay should include a description of related work experience and interest in the program.
  6. For applications for admission into the Applied Theatre Pedagogy concentration: after a review of the application materials, applicants whose documents indicate a potential for success will be invited for an interview with the MALS director and the head of Project REAL conducted either in person, by telephone, or by Skype.

Students may be admitted into the MALS degree program fall, spring, or summer, but those admitted to the Applied Theatre Pedagogy Concentration in other than the fall semester can begin the concentration core fall semester only.

Liberal Studies, M.A.L.S. Degree Requirements: 31-34 credits


Core Requirements 10 credits
Concentration 12 credits
Advisor Approved Electives 6-9 credits
Other Requirement 3 credits
TOTAL 31-34 credits

 

Thesis: The thesis option requires 31 total credits.

Non-Thesis: The project option requires 34 total credits.

Thesis Option: 9 credits


Students who select the thesis option will choose two courses (6 credits) from the list of Advisor Approved Electives below.

Non-Thesis Option: 12 credits


Students who select the project option will choose three courses (9 credits) from the list of Advisor Approved Electives below.

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