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The College of Liberal Arts @ Armstrong

What is your Liberal Art?

. . . Economics, Finance, Marketing, Business Economics, Political Science, Criminal Justice, Cyber Crime, Law and Society, International Affairs, Sociology, Philosophy, Languages and Literatures, History, Geography and Spatial Analysis, Art and Visual Arts, Graphic Design, Music, Theatre Performance and Theatre Management, Gender Studies, Professional Communications . . .

The College of Liberal Arts provides students with the time-tested skills, aptitudes, and discipline that have served as the hallmark of the bachelor's degree for centuries. Our courses cultivate the arts of persuasive communication, critical analysis, empirical and theoretical reasoning, and disciplined reflection that distinguishes our graduates as professional and civic leaders. At the forefront of Liberal Arts education for the twenty-first century, the College offers the experiences and instills the values of a classic education through the learning and application of professional skills. 

Students in the College engage in a rigorous curriculum directed toward providing them with the academic grounding, technical competencies, and intellectual perspectives necessary to succeed in a global society that demands flexibility, adaptability, and continued learning. Students enjoy extended opportunities to engage personally with the College's talented faculty who, in addition to being dedicated classroom teachers, are recognized expert scholars in their disciplines as well. Easily accessible opportunities to study the arts, humanities, and social sciences beyond the classroom exists through internships, performances, exhibitions, undergraduate research experiences, and study abroad programs. The Economic Monitor, the Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History, Calliope, the Philosopher's Stone, and The Inkwell are representative publications resulting from student and faculty collaborations.

The College also contributes substantially to delivering instruction in USG Core Courses, Armstrong's First Year Experience, and the Honor's Program's and serves as a cultural forum for the Savannah community. Both faculty and students contribute valuable knowledge, skills, and resources to the community and the region through their scholarship.

The College offers Master's degrees in Criminal Justice, History, and Professional Communications and Leadership.

The faculty of the College of Liberal Arts are organized into five departments: Art, Music, and Theatre; Criminal Justice, Social, and Political Sciences; Economics; History; Languages, Literature, and Philosophy. The College's interdisciplinary programs in Liberal Studies, Gender Studies, and Law and Society are coordinated by program directors. Additionally, the Military Science program is attached to the College. The Center for Regional Analysis and the Small Business Institute are housed within the College's Department of Economics.


Art, Music & Theatre

The Department of Art, Music, and Theatre offers multiple courses of study and degrees in the fine arts. Art students can pursue degrees in Art, Art Education, or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Visual Arts. Music majors can focus in specific performance tracks in Piano, Instrumental, Vocal, and Composition, or Music Education. Theatre students might choose to concentrate in either performance or theatre management. Armstrong students enjoy the unique opportunities that Savannah provides to compose, paint, act, design, sing, direct, perform, sculpt, or to explore other creative avenues and internship opportunities in the cultural arts. Art, Music, and Theatre students develop impressive portfolios and experiences during their course of study to equip them for the challenges that face today’s young professionals with a passion for the fine arts. 

Criminal Justice, Social and Political Sciences

The department offers degrees in Criminal Justice, Law and Society, and Political Science, as well as courses of study in Sociology and Anthropology, and an online certificate program in Cyber Crime. In addition to receiving outstanding academic enrichment in the traditional classroom setting, students engage in learning opportunities in the Cyber Crime Lab, the Anthropology Lab, or the Moot Court Courtroom located on Armstrong's campus. They can also participate in community-based internships and experiential learning course, "Digging Savannah" archaelogical excavations, and study abroad courses. The department also hosts our National Champion Moot Court team, whose members compete (and win) in regional and national competitions throughout the academic year.

Economics

The Department of Economics offers programs of study in General Economics, International Economics, Business Economics with concentrations in Finance and Marketing, and Accounting. Students majoring in Business Economics receive necessary business and leadership skills that are complemented by the analytical abilities developed in their economics courses. Economics majors receive a sound theoretical foundation in economic theory and statistics, as well as exposure to applied fields, such as finance, international economics and government policy. Both programs offer numerous opportunities to engage in faculty-guided independent research, internships with business or non-profit organizations, study abroad programs, the Center for Regional Analysis and Small Business Institute projects, as well as honor societies and departmental clubs.

History

Armstrong's History majors embark on a course of study that introduces them to a broad variety of topics and themes, reaching across areas such as Ancient, African, Asian, European and American history, as well as courses in Archival and Museum Studies and Digital History. Because Savannah is a living laboratory awaiting those interested in history, the department often draws upon the rich resources our home city provides and offers programs in public history and tourism studies. Thinking about History? Think Savannah.

Languages, Literature and Philosophy

Students in LLP gain broad understandings of disciplinary content, theoretical concepts and cultural awareness through their studies in languages, literature, philosophy, film, journalism, creative writing and professional writing. They also have numerous opportunities to develop and polish the practical, critical and analytical skills that prepare them for professional environments in internships and beyond Armstrong, whether in graduate or professional schools, business or public service.

Military Science

Army ROTC is a leadership elective course that is open to all Armstrong students. ROTC is designed to be an elective course that is taken in addition to your academic major field courses. In most cases you will be able to use your ROTC courses for a minor in Military Science.

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(November 11, 2016) – Armstrong State University students Roxy Simons and Marisol Estrada, both seniors and political science majors, were semifinalists in the 2017 South Atlantic Regional Moot Court tournament, held at the University of Central Florida. Simons and Estrada took the first seed after winning the quarterfinal round against a team from the University of Georgia.

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(November 11, 2016) – Armstrong State University Art, Music and Theatre Department Head Tom L. Cato, Ed.D., received the Georgia Art Education Association (GAEA) Distinguished Service within the Profession Award. This award recognizes an outstanding GAEA member for exemplary contributions, service and achievement at the state level. The award was presented at the annual convention in Gainesville, Ga., on October 15.

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