General Education Core

Description

This component is designed to give the student a broad-based education essential to any graduate regardless of vocational interests.

  The General Education Core curriculum is required of every graduate in the Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs. It represents a foundational course of study considered essential for an educated person regardless of profession or career. It is broad-based and is designed to give the student an awareness of the major elements of human existence and an appreciation of the different academic disciplines that study human existence in this world.     When the General Education program has been completed, it should be possible for the student:

  • To communicate clearly and effectively.
  • To relate the present to the past through an understanding of the historical process.
  • To demonstrate expanded perceptions of life with refined aesthetic sensibilities.
  • To develop and maintain a practical wellness model for living.
  • To utilize a systematic approach to examine nature and solve quantitative problems.
  • To apply analytical and critical thinking skills to problem solving in a disciplined and imaginative way.
  • To observe and interpret human behavior within the milieu of social and cultural diversity.
  • To acquire foundational knowledge of Bible content and develop a basic research methodology for biblical research.
  • To integrate his or her faith in God with the information learned.
  • To understand that all truth is God’s truth.

Courses

Communication Arts: 2 credits
*Campus Missions, Children's and Family Ministries, Evangelism and Church Planting, Pastoral Studies, Youth Development Studies and Youth Ministries majors must take PRAC 252 in place of COMM 220
Fine Arts: 2 credits
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*Communication Arts majors must take FA 131. Music, Music Performance, Music Education, and Worship Arts majors must take FA 112. Elementary Education majors must take ELED 362.
General Studies: 1 credit
Global Awareness: 3 credits
Historical Perspective: 3 credits*
*ELED majors must take HIST 225 or 226. Biblical Studies, Campus Missions, Children's and Family Ministries, Evangelism and Church Planting, Pastoral Studies, and Youth Ministries majors must take HIST 311 or 312. Music Performance, Music Education, Worship Arts:Music Pastor, and Worship Arts: Recording Artist must take MUS 363.
English: 9 credits
or
English Electives (6)*
*Students may take ENG 337 or ENG 365, as one of the two elective requirements, but not both.
*Secondary Education majors must select ENG 220 and ENG 337. Elementary Education majors must take ELED 365.
Science/Math: 6 credits*
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*Elementary Education majors must select MATH 115, 125, or 250. Math Endorsement (5-8) must select MATH 250. Education - Mathematics (5-12) and Mathematics majors must select MATH 280.
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*Elementary Education majors must select SCI 210 or SCI 215. Secondary Education: Social Studies majors must take SCI 280.
Social Relations: 6 credits
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*ICS Majors must select ICS 112. ASL/English Interpreting and Deaf Culture Studies majors must take CDS 354. Secondary Education: English, Mathematics, and Music Education majors must take EDUC 222. Secondary Education: Social Studies, Social Work, and Youth Development majors must select PSYC 126. Youth Ministries majors must take YDEV 137.
Ministry Service Learning: 0 credits