Academic Catalog 2015-2016 (Addended) 
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Academic Catalog 2015-2016 (Addended) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts Major

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The liberal arts major is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to provide a broad exploration of the ideas, values, issues, and heritage of civilization. Students develop a broad understanding of the arts and sciences, their interrelationships, and their integration with Christian thought. The liberal arts major for teachers is appropriate for students working toward Elementary Education licensure (please see the School of Education’s Elementary Licensure Program: B.A. Liberal Arts (CUS)  for details). Non-education liberal arts majors must select an emphasis in either English, Communication, Global Studies, History, Political Science, or Psychology.

The Bachelor of Arts in History requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education Core (57 credit hours)
Major Core (37 credit hours)
Electives (26 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (57 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (12 credit hours)

Take the following four courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Communication (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First- Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Liberal Arts Major Core (37 credit hours)

Additional Upper level Course (3 credit hours)

Choose one upper level course (300 or above; 3 credit hours) from any subject area listed under the Required Liberal Arts Emphasis below. This upper level course may or may not be in the chosen emphasis.

Lab Science Core (4 credit hours)

Choose any lab science with a BIO, CHM, or PHY prefix.

Required Liberal Arts Emphasis (12 credit hours)

Choose an emphasis in one of the following subject areas:  

  • Communication
  • English
  • Global Studies
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Reading  (limited to former School of Education students)

Select 12 credit hours within the selected subject area.  A minimum of 9 credit hours must be from upper level (300 or above) courses. All courses within the emphasis must be from the same prefix (e.g. ENG for an emphasis in English).

Liberal Arts Major for Teachers

See the School of Education’s Elementary Licensure Program: B.A. Liberal Arts (CUS)  for details.

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