2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Accelerated Degree General Education

Curriculum

The curriculum consists of general education requirements, mission-specific courses, the major and elective credits to total a minimum of 120 semester hours for the degree. Only one major course is taken at a time and each student progresses through the major courses with the same group, called a cohort. Courses in the major may not be taken as Pass/Fail courses.

General Education Requirements

Communication (9 Hours)

ENG-1100English Composition3
COM-1100Speech Communication3
ENG-2000Writing About Literature3

Humanities and Fine Arts (9-10 Hours)

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Humanities
Select one Humanities from the following:3
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Non-Western Literature (+)
Society and Literature
U.S. Latina/o Literature(s) (+)
Greek & Roman Mythology
African American Literature
Classical World Literature
Modern World Literature
German for Reading I
German for Reading II
Greek I
Greek II
Hebrew I
Hebrew II
Survey of Early Modern Europe, 1350-1815 (+)
Survey of Modern Europe Since 1815 (+)
History of the American People to 1877
History of the American People since 1877
Survey of World History to 1350 (+)
Survey of the World Since 1350 (+)
U.S. Women's History
African American History
Hispanic and Latino American History
Ancient Greek and Roman Civilizations
A History of Illinois
Latin I
Latin II
Primer in Philosophy
Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Introduction to Logic
Social and Political Philosophy
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Fine Arts
Select one of the following 3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Two-Dimensional Basic Studio
Three-Dimensional Basic Studio
Western Art: Pre-History through Renaissance
Western Art: Post Renaissance through Contemporary
Non-Western Art (+)
Introduction to Film Studies
Global Documentary (+)
Exploration of Music
Survey of Western Music
Music of World Cultures (+)
History of Jazz
Introduction to Theater
Select one Humanities or one Fine Arts from the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Two-Dimensional Basic Studio
Three-Dimensional Basic Studio
Western Art: Pre-History through Renaissance
Western Art: Post Renaissance through Contemporary
Non-Western Art
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Introduction to Film Studies
Global Documentary
Non-Western Literature
Society and Literature
U.S. Latina/o Literature(s)
Greek & Roman Mythology
African American Literature
Classical World Literature
Modern World Literature
German for Reading I
German for Reading II
Greek I
Greek II
Hebrew I
Hebrew II
Survey of Early Modern Europe, 1350-1815
Survey of Modern Europe Since 1815
History of the American People to 1877
History of the American People since 1877
Survey of World History to 1350
Survey of the World Since 1350
U.S. Women's History
African American History
Hispanic and Latino American History
Ancient Greek and Roman Civilizations
A History of Illinois
Intro to American Cultural Studies
Latin I
Latin II
Exploration of Music
Survey of Western Music
Music of World Cultures
History of Jazz
Primer in Philosophy
Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Introduction to Logic
Social and Political Philosophy
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II
Introduction to Theater

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 Hours)

Required Course3
Foundations of Economics
Select 2 courses from the following list6
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (+)
Geography of North America
World Geography: Culture Patterns (+)
The Developing World (+)
Introduction to Global Cultural Studies
Engaging Diversity: U.S. Perspectives
American Government and Politics
Social and Political Philosophy
International Relations
Introduction to Comparative Politics
General Psychology
The Mind and the Brain
Developmental Psychology: Life Span
Child and Adolescent Psychology
Social Psychology
People and Society (Special Topics)
Introduction to Sociology
Marriage and the Family
Race, Ethnicity, & Racisms in the U.S.
Sociology of Gender/Sexualities
Social Inequality: Class, Status and Power

 Physical and Life Science Requirements (7-8 hours) One class taken must include a lab,  classes with an * include a lab 

Select one Physical Science from the following:4
Elements of Earth Science
Consumer Chemistry
Chemistry in the World Today
Health Science Applications in Chemistry
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Concepts in Chemistry and Biology
Concepts in Physics and Earth Science
Energy and Our Environment (*)
Introduction to Sustainability (*)
Select one Life Science from the following:3-4
Biology in the World Today (*)
Medical Terminology
Fundamentals of Microbiology (*)
Concepts in Chemistry and Biology (*)
Energy and Our Environment (*)
Introduction to Sustainability (*)

Mathematics Requirement ( 3 hours) Math class must be MAT-1550 or higher 

Select one course below for three credits 3
Finite Mathematics
College Algebra
Pre-Calculus
Statistics
Discrete Mathematics

University Requirements (6 hours) 

University Requirements
THY-2400Biblical Readings in Redemptive History (B)3
THY-2700The Christian Faith (S)3