1. Liberal Arts-Interdisciplinary Dimensions


  • SIGN 112, Academic Writing Seminar.

    Based upon your performance on a writing test when you enter Salem, you may be required to take an Academic Writing Seminar course your first year. This is to ensure that you have the strongest foundation possible for work you will do during the remainder of the program.

  • SIGN 130, Transitions: A Changing Culture.

    This course offers Fleer Center students an interdisciplinary introduction to the liberal arts and enhances the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for academic success. Students participate in a creative collaborative project in small seminars that investigate an issue related to the changing global scene and its relevance to women. The course encourages students to view issues from the perspective of other cultures, to explore the interdependence of world populations and the relationship between humans and their environment, and to examine the dynamics of interacting with people from different cultures and socio-economic groups. Students may select from a variety of course topics.  A writing intensive course.

  • Women’s Studies.

    One approved course chosen from among a selection of courses that help you explore the role of sex and gender as well as the impact of women across cultures and time. Suggested courses range from gender and communication and global literature, to the psychology of women and the history of dance.

  • Quantitative Interpretation: Evidence-Based Thinking.

    One approved course chosen from among various disciplines that will require you to analyze information and ideas and draw relevant conclusions. Suggested courses range from issues in environmental science and the philosophy of logic to market research methods and issues in biology of women.

  • SIGN 350, Senior Interdisciplinary Seminar.

    This course offers an integrative learning experience in which seniors assume an active role in exploring a critical question from multiple perspectives, developing a creative response to that question and communicating that response effectively.

II. Liberal Arts-Disciplinary Dimensions


  • Science, social sciences, the arts, the humanities - an introductory course in each
  • Mathematics – proficiency at the level of Introduction to Finite Mathematics or higher
  • Language of another culture – proficiency at the intermediate level