General Studies AA

The Associate of Arts in General Studies is a two-year program designed for the student who does not desire to concentrate in one major field of study. The program provides the student with a general exposure to the major fields of knowledge with 39-40 hours of required courses and 20-21 hours of elective courses selected with the guidance of an advisor. This degree is for students who complete their college work at this level and is not awarded to those who plan a four-year degree.

General Education Student Learning Outcomes for General Studies AA:

  1. Students will demonstrate competency in oral and written communication exhibiting an awareness of content, purpose, and audience while accurately using Standard English.
  2. Students will articulate the foundational themes of the Holy Bible as well as the intellectual strategies for further study of the scripture.
  3. Students will articulate the parameters of Wesleyan-Holiness tradition, doctrinal and moral convictions of the Church of the Nazarene and the connection with intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and physical life, individually and collectively.
  4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of global civilization, human behavior, and religion through historical, literary, and aesthetic records.
  5. Students will demonstrate an understanding and practice of various intellectual modes of thinking.
  6. Students will integrate the fundamental doctrinal/moral tenets of the Christian faith with the basic liberal arts and academic major, forming students for Christian leadership and service in the global community.
  7. Students will demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity with a capacity to positively engage others.

Requirements

Total General Education Required — 39 or 40 hours

ENG 1020English Composition I

3

ENG 1080English Composition II: Critical Reading, Writing, and Thinking

3

COM 1010Speech Communication

3

REL 2000Introduction to Biblical Faith

3

REL 3000Christian Tradition

3

MUS 1500Fine Arts

3

BUS 2010Financial Stewardship

2

 

HIS 1400World Civilizations: Ancient and Medieval World

3

or

HIS 1450World Civilizations: Early Modern and Modern World

3

 

MAT 1040Concepts of Mathematics

3

or

MAT 1080Problem Solving: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach

3

or

MAT 1081Problem Solving: A Quantitative Reasoning Approach

4

 

SCI 1500Life Science

3

or

SCI 1600Physical Science

3

 

HPE 1500Introduction to Health and Wellness

2

or

HPE 2040Personal and Community Health

3

HIS 1400, HIS 1450: either one may be taken as one of the Social Science options below

Intercultural Literacy (choose one) — 2-3 hours

COM 2020Principles of Intercultural Communication

2

COM 2060American Sign Language I

3

ENG 3150English Acquisition (FE-10)

3

FRE 1000French Language and Culture

3

GER 1000German Language and Culture

3

RUS 1200Russian Language and Culture

3

SPA 1000Spanish Language and Culture

3

HEB 2200Biblical Hebrew I

3

GRK 2200New Testament Greek I

3

ECO 3300International Economic Development

3

GGY 2050Fundamentals of World Geography

3

SOC 2100/SWK 2100Peoples and Cultures of the World

2

MUS 2440World Music and Culture

2

Social Science/Behavioral Sciences (choose two) — 6 hours

ECO 2000Principles of Macroeconomics

3

PSY 2010General Psychology

3

COM 2010Interpersonal Communication

3

ATH 3010Introduction to Anthropology

3

HIS 2010United States History Survey I

3

HIS 2020United States History Survey II

3

POL 2020American Political Institutions

3

HIS 1400World Civilizations: Ancient and Medieval World

3

HIS 1450World Civilizations: Early Modern and Modern World

3

SOC 2010General Sociology

3

SOC 2500The Family in Society

3

SOC 3200Social Problems

3

SOC 3300Urban Sociology

3

SWK 1200Introduction to Social Work

3

Electives — 20 or 21 hours

Total Credit Hours: 60