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Liberal Studies -  Boston Architectural College

Liberal Studies 

Liberal Studies Share Print General Education Depending on their specific program, all BAC undergraduate students complete between 40 and 45 credits in Liberal Studies, including courses in the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and art. These courses contribute to an understanding of the broader social and cultural contexts that make design meaningful and prepare students to productively ponder shared human concerns with rigorous critical methods and intellectual openness. The Liberal Studies curriculum is designed to support the development of four basic sets of skills: 1. Critical thinking and communication 2. Quantitative reasoning 3. Social and historical reflection 4. Self-directed learning and research Writing and Research Undergraduate students are required to take a two-semester course sequence in academic inquiry and writing: Critical Reading and Research 1 and 2. Graduate students are required to take Design Theory and Inquiry as part of Foundation, and then Thesis Research Strategies immediately before Thesis. This class reviews a variety of research methodologies that are necessary to complete Thesis successfully. History and Theory Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Interior Architecture are human endeavors that are eminently contextual and contingent. The required and elective courses in the history and theory of design for undergraduate and graduate students examine the social, economic, intellectua

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