A Greeting to the Students of LS&A
Welcome to the wonderful riches of this College, so amply displayed by the
Bulletin you're now holding in your hands. We are proud to be able to offer
an excellent liberal arts education in nearly any area of study a student
might find of interest. As you browse through these pages, I hope you'll
keep in mind that your college years are a time to be adventurous. As you
develop concentrations that bring focus to your studies, please also take
time to explore widely: be curious and even daring. Your years here offer
more than just an opportunity to develop skills that will make you employable.
They are a time for developing interests and perspectives that will carry
you through all the rest of your lives.
Edie N. Goldenberg
Dean, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Welcome to the diverse and exciting world of the College of Literature,
Science, and the Arts. Every student who elects to enter this College is
beginning a journey of unprecedented opportunity.
From quantitative reasoning to creative expression, from argumentative writing
skills to the study of race and ethnicity, from courses in western and non-western
cultures to astrophysics and biology, the College of LS&A offers you an opportunity
to understand your own ideas and values better as well as those of others.
Whether you are about to embark on your journey or now catching sight of
your final port, let me invite you to take full advantage of the many academic
services, resources, and opportunities the College offers. Some of you will
be connected with the Comprehensive Studies, Honors, or Residential College
Programs which are responsible for providing academic advising for their
Most of you will be in the main stream, and whether or not you have chosen
to participate in one of the learning communities, you will receive academic
advising in the new LS&A Advising Center. The Advising Center is the focal
point within LS&A Student Academic Affairs for providing academic services,
information, and supportive help to you. The Center exists to help assure
that your journey through your undergraduate years is the most challenging,
exciting, and rewarding one it can be.
Finally, since you as a student are accountable for your choices, be an
informed decision maker. Think about your educational choices. Read this
Bulletin. Read the LS&A Course Guides. Visit the LS&A Advising Center. Seek
assistance as you negotiate your journey. And whether the waters you face
seem rough or smooth, return as often as you like. We are here to support
your intellectual and personal development. By your active involvement in
your education you will understand the true meaning of a liberal arts education.
Take advantage of the rich opportunities afforded by the College.
Esrold A. Nurse,
LS&A Student Academic Affairs