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A Whirlwind Tour of the Liberal Arts

A Whirlwind Tour of the Liberal Arts is a three-credit course that provides an overview of the expansive breadth and depth of subjects available at LSA. You will explore many different topics from the humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences, with top faculty members who are passionate about their areas of expertise. You’ll write your own Field Guide to the liberal arts, engage in meaningful discussion, and make friends. This interdisciplinary course is available to incoming first-year and transfer students.

A Whirlwind Tour of the Liberal Arts

  • Discover the breadth of the liberal arts
  • Connect with faculty
  • Get to know other students
  • Counts toward LSA's distribution requirement as an interdisciplinary (ID) course

Contact Marybeth Bauer at

Student and Faculty Testimonials

Previous Faculty Tour Guides

Al Young

Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor Sociology, DAAS

Anne Curzan

Dean, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Geneva Smitherman Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature, Linguistics, and Education; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

Bénédicte Boisseron

Associate Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies

Christiane Gruber

Professor and Chair, History of Art

Dan Fisher

Claude W. Hibbard Collegiate Professor of Paleontology; Director, Museum of Paleontology

Eric Bell

Professor, Co-Director of Undergraduate Programs, Astronomy

Jatin Dua

Assistant Professor, Anthropology

Luis Zaman

Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Meg Duffy

Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Nansook Park

Professor of Psychology; Director, Michigan Positive Psychology Center

Rosario Ceballo

Associate Dean of Social Sciences; Professor of Women's Studies; Professor of Psychology

Sarah Buss

Professor, Philosophy

Timothy A. McKay

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Education