2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Communication (9 Hours)

ENG-1100English Composition 23
COM-1100Speech Communication3
ENG-2000Writing About Literature 23

Humanities and Fine Arts (9-10 Hours) Transfer students can take any 3 hours from either the Humanities or Fine Arts courses listed below instead of HUM1995 or COL1995.

HUM-1995Arts and Ideas (Incoming Freshman Students , Transfer Students are Exempt)3
COL-1995Vocation and College Success (Incoming Freshman Students only, Transfer Students are Exempt.)(1)
Humanities
Select one of the following Foreign Language, History, Literature or Philosophy courses:3
Any Foreign Language
Non-Western Literature
Society and Literature
U.S. Latina/o Literature(s)
African American Literature
Greek & Roman Mythology
Survey of Early Modern Europe, 1350-1815
Survey of Modern Europe Since 1815
Survey of World History to 1350
Survey of the World Since 1350
History of the American People to 1877
History of the American People since 1877
U.S. Women's History
African American History
Hispanic and Latino American History
Primer in Philosophy
Intro to American Cultural Studies
Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion
Fine Arts
Select one of the following Art, Film, Music or Theater courses:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Two-Dimensional Basic Studio
Three-Dimensional Basic Studio
Non-Western Art
Introduction to Film Studies
Global Documentary
Media Literacy
Exploration of Music
Survey of Western Music
Music of World Cultures
History of Jazz
Introduction to Theater
Contemporary Theater

Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 Hours)

SBS-1995People and Society (Special Topics)3
Select two courses with different prefixes from the following:6
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Interpersonal Communication
Foundations of Economics
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
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology

Global Studies (3-4 Hours)

Select one of the following: 13-4
Non-Western Art
American Sign Language I
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Global Documentary
Non-Western Literature
U.S. Latina/o Literature(s)
African American Literature
World Geography: Culture Patterns
The Developing World
Greek I
Greek II
Hebrew I
Hebrew II
Survey of World History to 1350
Survey of the World Since 1350
Introduction to Global Cultural Studies
Latin I
Latin II
Music of World Cultures
International Relations
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Elementary Spanish I
Elementary Spanish II
Intermediate Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish II

Natural Sciences (7-8 Hours)

One course must include a lab.

Physical Science
Select any CHE, EAS or PHY course 13-4
Life Science
Select one of the following: 13-4
Any BIO course
The Mind and The Brain

Mathematics (3 Hours)

Select one of the following: 13
Finite Mathematics
Introduction to Logic
Total Hours3

Theology (6 Hours)

Biblical Course
Select one of the following:3
The Bible
Introduction to the Old Testament
Introduction to the New Testament
Christian Doctrine Course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Christianity
Lutheran Foundations (Lutheran church work students)

 Health/Fitness (1 Hour)

PES-1010Fitness and Wellness1

Additional Requirements

Major course requirements and double counting credits:

  • No course in a major may be taken on the Pass/Fail grade option. Coursework for majors in the College of Theology, Arts & Humanities can be found later in this section.
  • No more than half of the courses (equaling no more than one half of the credits) for a major can be used toward another major within the College of Theology, Arts & Humanities.
  • A course in the major must have the grade C or higher to apply to the major.
  • The department of Natural Science and Geography requires a minimum grade of D- for courses within the major that are not prerequisites for other courses. For courses that are pre-requisites, the C- minimum remains unless superseded by admission grade requirements for specific programs, e.g., nursing at Resurrection University, microscopy at Hooke College, medicine/dentistry/pharmacy at LECOM, etc.).
  • The Pre-Art Therapy program requires a minimum grade of C- for courses within the major.

Major course requirements and double counting credits:

  • Optional
  • Minors for the Colleges of  Theology, Art & Humanities can be found later in this section.
  • One-third of the courses used toward a minor must be unique from anywhere else in a student’s program.

Electives

  • As needed to meet the 128-hour degree requirement.