St. Norbert College to offer new course in Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program

Open House on Tuesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m.

From St. Norbert College, March 9, 2010
by Mike Counter, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

As part of its Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, St. Norbert College is offering a new course in conjunction with this spring's Sport and Society conference hosted by St. Norbert and the Green Bay Packers.

The course, titled "Sports and Society," will be taught by Paul Bursik, associate professor of business administration at St. Norbert. It's a three-credit course in the thematic area called American Perspective. This class will meet on April 20, May 4, 18, and June 8. Also required is attendance at the Sport and Society conference on May 26-28. (Tuition will cover the cost of the conference.) Space is limited and registration priority is given to students who are enrolled in the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program. For more information on the Sport and Society Conference go to http://www.snc.edu/sportandsociety.

The primary audience for the master's program is young professionals who are established in their careers but interested in pursing a graduate degree that develops both their analytical and communications skills, broadening their knowledge of the world and of themselves.

"We believe this new graduate program will expand and enhance people's lives. It will likely also enhance their professional lives," said Michael Marsden, dean of the college and academic vice president. He added that, in the ever-changing global economic scene, there is a greater emphasis on skills and knowledge that can be transferred from one job to another, a trait Marsden believes employers are seeking more and more.

To learn more about the new course and the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program, there will be an open house on Tuesday, April 6, at the college's alumni house, located on Third Street in De Pere. For directions see campus map at http://www.snc.edu/map.

For more information about the open house or to register, contact Howard Ebert at howard.ebert@snc.edu or go to http://www.snc.edu/mls.