Academic Catalog 2009-2010 
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Academic Catalog 2009-2010 [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 Education Licensure Program  for details). Non-education liberal arts majors must select an emphasis in either English, Communication, Global Studies, History, or Psychology.

The Bachelor of Arts in History requires completion of the following 128 credits:
General Education Core (57 credit hours)
Major Core (40 credit hours)
Electives (31 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (57 credit hours)

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:

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

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

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Science (3 credit hours)

Liberal Arts Major Core (40 credit hours)

English Core (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following not already applied to the General Education Literature requirement:

Lab Science Core (4 credit hours)

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

Foreign Language (6 Credit Hours)

A student must demonstrate proficiency by completing a 2-semester sequence in one foreign language (including American Sign Language). Language courses identified as “conversational” do not meet this requirement.

Required Emphasis (15 credit hours)

Choose an emphasis in one of the following subject areas:
• English
• Communication
• Global Studies
• History
• Psychology
Select 15 credit hours within the selected subject area including 6 credit hours of 300 or 400 level courses and 6 credit hours of 400 level courses. All courses within the emphasis must be from the same prefix (i.e ENG for an emphasis in English).

Liberal Arts Major for Teachers

See the School of Education’s Elementary Education Licensure Program  for details.

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