School of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to a host of academic departments and initiatives that provide students at Columbia College Chicago with the intellectual, analytical, and creative capacity to succeed in whatever field they choose to pursue.
We house the college’s LAS Core Curriculum—a set of course requirements for all undergraduate students seeking a degree at Columbia. These engaging courses in literature, history, humanities, languages, mathematics, and the sciences, along with interdisciplinary offerings, complement any major field of study and challenge students to think in independent, critical, and diverse ways.
In addition to the LAS Core Curriculum, the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to the college’s Honors Program, an important initiative with advanced learning opportunities to qualified students; the Undergraduate Research Mentorship Initiative, which connects students with faculty members to conduct worthy scholarly and research projects; and the First-Year Seminar, a foundational, interdisciplinary course in the LAS Core Curriculum that is required for all Columbia students.
With more than one hundred full-time faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields, our academic departments offer undergraduate degrees in Art and Materials Conservation, ASL-English Interpretation, Creative Writing – Nonfiction, Creative Writing – Poetry, Cultural Studies, and Early Childhood Education. We also offer graduate programs in Creative Writing – Nonfiction, Creative Writing – Poetry, Elementary Education, and Arts Education. Our education programs are renowned for their arts-infused curriculum and emphasis. Numerous scholarships are available for students in these programs, including the Jay W. Boersma Scholarship.
Finally, the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is home to the Center for Community Arts Partnerships; the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media; the Teaching Artist Journal; @LAS magazine; and the LAS Dean’s Lecture, all of which deepen the rich experiences and academic challenge available to students at Columbia College Chicago.
|Digital humanities, ocean dumping the subjects of next year’s LAS Dean’s Lectures|
The lecturers are Dr. Kathleen Fitzpatrick in the fall, and Dr. Steven Corey in the spring.
|Student Chapter of the IAEA/NAEA Wins Again|
The Columbia College Chicago student chapter of the IAEA/NAEA won the Student Chapter of the Year Award for the second year in a row.
|Spring 2013 LAS Dean's Lecture with Dr. Laura Karpman Now on YouTube|
Dr. Karpman is a four-time Emmy award-winning multimedia composer and educator.
|Rojhat Avsar Presents Paper at Eastern Economic Association Conference|
His paper was titled, “Rawlsian defense of the Individual Mandate: ‘Collective asset’ approach."
|Fereshteh Toosi Mentioned in Chicago Reader Story about Art Installation|
The story is about a temporary art installation in the Papermaker’s Garden, which she and a group of students created during a weekend workshop in April.
|Luis Nasser Coauthors Paper Published in The Astrophysical Journal|
Dr. Nasser also participated in the Noyce Science Seminar Lectures, and spoke at the Evanston Public Library through a program called Playing with Science.