liberal arts and sciences

Why study liberal arts and sciences?

LAS 189 is a required course for all A.A. and A.S. transfer degree programs at Parkland College. Think of it as a kind of “capstone” course which brings together many of the ideas, issues, and methodologies you’ve learned in your general education classes within a single course.

At Parkland, you'll have the advantage of small class sizes, taught by master faculty—never teaching assistants. Your success is our priority.


Introduction to Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS 189):  Students in LAS have the opportunity to study, analyze, and discuss selected influential and major works in the sciences, humanities, arts, and social sciences organized by theme. At the heart of the course is the “Inquiry Method,” a powerful and flexible analytical tool for understanding and interpreting virtually any human artifact, from a Renaissance painting or a recent Hollywood film to Karl Marx’s “Communist Manifesto” or a 17 th-century love poem. Truly interdisciplinary in scope and approach, LAS 189 is a one-of-a-kind course and an exciting intellectual adventure.

Will my classes transfer?

Parkland College classes with an even middle digit (such as ENG 101, MAT 128, and BIO 141) are accepted for transfer as general education classes, major courses, or electives as determined by the transfer institution. 

For more information about transferring, speak with an academic advisor and visit the Parkland Course Matrix.


Learn more about how these courses fit into a transfer degree or the general education core curriculum (GECC).

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Associate in Arts (A.A.)
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