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2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate in Arts, AA


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College Arts and Sciences
Academic Award Associate in Arts
Credits Required 60 semester credits
Faculty Lead Sarah Drivdahl
CIP Code 24.0101

The Associate in Arts degree is awarded for the successful completion of a two-year program which includes the major components of the General Education Requirements. Its shorter curriculum concentrates on subject matter which is general or vocational.

Aims

The aims of the Associate in Arts degree are:

  • To provide the student with broad exposure to the liberal arts in areas of humanities, sciences, quantitative reasoning, and social sciences.
  • To provide the student with foundational understanding of the Bible and Christian living.
  • To provide opportunity for the student to sample areas of interest through selection of electives.

Educational Objectives

Completion of the Associate in Arts degree requires the student to demonstrate competencies in:

  • Writing and speaking the English language;
  • General literature and language arts;
  • Quantitative reasoning skills;
  • Science knowledge and reasoning skills;
  • A general knowledge of an area of historical studies;
  • Introductory knowledge of social sciences;
  • Familiarity with evangelical biblical and theological perspectives;
  • Developing a Christian view of identity, vocation, and engagement with society.

Degree Requirements: 60


Humanities: 9


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • ENGL xxx3 Any Literature course 3 credits
  • HIST xxx3 Any Course in History 3 credits
  • 3 additional credits selected from the following 3 credits
    Art (ARTE), Bible (BIBL), Drama (DRAM), English (ENGL), History (HIST), Language (LANG), Music (MUSI), or Theology (THEO)

Social Sciences: 9


  • 6 credits in this area must be from Writing Practice courses* (see course descriptions  for applicability)
  • Select a minimum of two disciplines from the following:
    Business Administration (BUSM), Communication (except COMM 1213), Economics, Education (EDUC), Geography (GEOG), Health & Fitness (PEDU), Management (BMGT), Marketing (BMKT), Philosophy (PHIL), Political Science (PSCI), Psychology (PSYC), or Sociology/Anthropology (SOCI)

Science and Mathematics: 7


  • MATH xxxx College-level Mathematics 3 credits
  • SCIE xxxx Science course with Lab 4 credits

Formation and Calling: 6


Core Electives: 11


Any college-level courses

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