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Index of General Studies and Liberal Arts Course Units

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Legacy units – an explanation:   The vast majority of units are textbook-based.  Textbooks often go out of print and then we need to decide whether to still offer the unit. If the unit still has academic or practical value, it will be retained as a “legacy” unit. This means that if the student does not have a copy, he/she will need to obtain one on the used book market, which is easy for people in most countries because of the major Internet bookstores. If the book is republished, the “legacy” tag will be removed, and if a new edition of the book appears, the unit will be reinstated using the new edition wherever possible. This use of the word “legacy” to mean “available in older editions only” stems from its use referring to computer software.   If a book is out of print and we judge it to be outdated and/or no longer of value, the unit will be withdrawn.

Live links will be added to the course titles listed below when on-line descriptions are available. Those units will be flagged LIVE LINK .


Number              Value                 Title

GEN201     3 credits     Undergrad Advanced Study Plan

GEN401     3 credits     Postgraduate Study Plan

GEN661     3 credits     Doctoral Study Plan

GEN601     3 credits     Preparation of term papers & theses

GEN599     n/a            MPhil course entry - Qualifying Essay

GEN699     n/a            PhD course entry - Qualifying Essay

GEN399     as assigned   BPhil paper

GEN555     as assigned   MPhil thesis

GEN777     as assigned   PhD dissertation

GEN899     as assigned   Higher Doctoral dissertation


LIBERAL ARTS (some units might be provisional)                 

LIB002       3 credits     Essential English for Writers

LIB003       3 credits     Keys to Creative Writing

LIB004       3 credits     Techniques of Plot (legacy)

LIB005       3 credits     Characters and Viewpoint (legacy)

LIB006       3 credits     Effective use of Dialogue (legacy)

LIB007       3 credits     Student’s Guide to Writing

LIB008       3 credits     Publishing Your Poetry (legacy)

LIB009       3 credits     Modern Poetry Publishing

LIB102       3 credits     Short Course in Punctuation & Grammar

LIB108       3 credits     What Philosophy Can Teach Us

LIB109       3 credits     Socrates for Today (legacy)

LIB121       3 credits     Freelance Proofreading and Copy-Editing

LIB201       3 credits     Fiction Critique

LIB202       3 credits     Childrens' Fiction Critique

LIB203       3 credits     Creative Journal Assignment

LIB204       3 credits     Journalism and Copywriting Assignment

LIB205       3 credits     Fiction Writing Practicum

LIB206       3 credits     Childrens' Fiction Practicum

LIB207       3 credits     Independent Writing Practicum

LIB208       3 credits     Verse Writing Practicum

LIB209       3 credits     Prose writing Practicum

LIB210       3 credits     Solutions for Novelists

LIB211       3 credits     Writing as a Way of Healing

LIB212       3 credits     Living the Writer's Life

LIB214       3 credits     Enhanced Creativity for Writers

LIB215       3 credits     Writing as Creative Design

LIB216       3 credits     Storytelling and Imagination

LIB217(e)   3 credits     The Graves of Academe

LIB218(e)   3 credits     The Corruption of Language

LIB220       3 credits     Introduction to Newspaper Journalism

LIB221       3 credits     Studying the Novel

LIB222       3 credits     Understanding 20th-century Poetry

LIB223       3 credits     Writing for Self-Discovery (legacy)

LIB224       3 credits     Practical Poetry Writing (legacy)

LIB227       3 credits     Typesetting & Layout for Authors & Self-Publishing

LIB228       3 credits     Art Theory

LIB229       3 credits     Writing Journaling and Personal Material

LIB230       3 credits     Journaling for Self Expression and Self Therapy

LIB276       3 credits     History of Philosophy

LIB278       3 credits     Ancient Philosophy

LIB279       3 credits     Introduction to Classics

LIB280       3 credits     Philosophy of Free Will

LIB281       3 credits     Ethics

LIB345       6 credits     Russell’s History of Western Philosophy

The following music-related units may be taken by students on a liberal arts-based programme. (Most other music units may only be taken by students registered for Music degrees.)

MUS110        3 credits        Music, Healing and Creativity

MUS111        3 credits        Musical appreciation in daily life (book and 2 linked classical CDs required)

MUS208         3 credits       History of Rock 'n' Roll

MUS304         3 credits       Managing Your Career in Music

MUS306         3 credits       The Jewish Contribution to Rock ‘n’ Roll

MUS307         3 credits       Water Music: Healing Through Music & Water Crystals

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