Please note that the Critical Inquiry and Expression component of AUP’s GLACC degree requirements will be fully introduced in Fall 2020.

2 courses/8 credits + 2 courses/8 credits in the major

Essential elements of AUP’s global liberal arts curriculum include being able to think critically, challenge assumptions, conduct research, navigate resources, evaluate findings, articulate well-reasoned arguments and convey said arguments in writing and in other modes of expression.

Research, Interpretation, and Writing (2 courses/8 credits)

As part of these courses, you will engage with works of world literature from a wide range of genres and time periods and situate these works in their historical and cultural contexts. You will improve your reading and writing skills and learn to present well-organized, insightful critical arguments.

Learning Outcomes

You will learn how to:

  • formulate coherent, independent, well-informed critical arguments and present and defend them orally and in writing, both under time pressure and with research content;
  • improve your reading through the consolidation and development of critical reading skills while analyzing stylistic and generic differences; and
  • use a variety of resources to conduct research and present your findings through writing while respecting the principle of academic integrity.
Digital Literacy and Communication (Course coded DL, could count towards any major, minor, GLACC or elective course)

Digital Literacy courses teach skills in digital collaboration, writing and publishing, data management and preservation, data analysis and presentation, and research – as well as the ethics and implications of these practices. You will enhance your ability to use a range of digital tools and technology-enabled methodologies.

Learning Outcomes

In all courses coded DL, you will:

  • be able to write and publish digitally and analyze and produce audiovisual content in order to communicate through a variety of digital media;
  • learn about privacy, security and data preservation issues; and
  • be able to interpret, report and synthesize data and present it in various formats visually.
Disciplinary Research Methods and Writing (In the major – 1 course/4 credits)

These courses emphasize research methods and writing in the discipline.

Learning Outcome

  • You will be able to engage in the writing practices and culture of your chosen major, adding to the skills you acquired in the Research, Interpretation, and Writing classes to develop a personal, authentic disciplinary voice.