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LAP Requirement

The LAP requirement ensures that Beloit students are able to apply their liberal arts education beyond Beloit. The Liberal Arts in Practice Center is able to assist students in the process of finding opportunities. Ultimately, the way this requirement is fulfilled is between a student and their advisor. For more details about this requirement, see the Registrar's description of the LAP Requirement.

There are three ways you can complete your LAP requirement:


Take an L1 Course

Courses listed as L1 will be a full unit. You can filter current L1 course offerings on the Portal under Course Type. L1 courses are determined based on course planning for that semester.

Examples of Common L1 Courses:

  • ANTH 309: Anthropology of Consumer Society
  • CRIS 165: Sex and Power
  • ENGL 254: Green Romanticism
  • IDST 202: Intro to Entrepreneurship
  • MUST 275: Introduction to Collection Management
  • PSYC 325: Life-Span Development
  • SOCI 285: Duffy Community Partnerships Seminar
  • TDMS 165: Journalism for the Media

Take a L2 Course

Courses listed as L2 will be a half unit. L2 courses have a significant out of the classroom component that is then integrated through discussion. You can filter L2 course offerings on the Portal under Course Type. L2 courses are determined based on course planning for that semester.

Examples of L2 Courses:

  • ART 325: Graphic Design
  • ECON 251: Quantitative Methods
  • EDYS 262: Literacy, Language and Literature
  • HIST 294: Creating Digital Archives
  • PHYS 235: Nuclear and Particle Physics

Engage in L3 Synthesis

A synthesis project paired with a public presentation, exhibit, publication, or performance that has culminated from prior work.

Examples of LAP Synthesis Projects:

  • Present research at Student Symposium or International Symposium
  • Present a research paper at a conference
  • Publish a paper as a part of a research experience
  • Curate a show at Gallery ABBA