Liberal Arts Core Coursework
I. Natural Science and Mathematics
A. Biological Sciences: Establishes a framework of key concepts that deal with health issues, ethical controversies, social responsibility, and environmental quality. The laboratory experience allows the student to be introduced to the process of science.
B. Physical Sciences: Explores the chemical and physical nature of our universe. The laboratory experience introduces the student to the world of scientific technology.
C. Mathematics: Establishes an understanding of various mathematical concepts, such as finances, statistics, algebra, and geometry so that students can use them effectively in their lives.
A. Western Civilization: Provides the framework for the common origins and meaning of European and American ways of life by studying their development throughout history.
B1. Humanities—Literature and Fine Arts: Introduces dynamic and holistic ways of viewing the human condition.
B2. Humanities—Philosophy and Religion: Provides a basis of concepts and values that have influenced numerous cultures around the world.
B3. Humanities—Non-Western Cultures: Raises awareness of other cultures, including their diverse economic, political, family, and religious structures.
III. Social Sciences
A. People and Their Relationships: Provides a foundation for understanding mental processes, individual behavior, and social interaction.
B. American Society: Explores the evolution of U.S. government and society and the meaning of these developments to today’s world.
C. Other Social Sciences: Examines the impact of time, place, and major life events on individual behavior and social interaction.
A. Written Communications: Enhances student ability to study and scrutinize issues while also broadening their reading and writing skills.
B. Oral Communications: Explores ways to improve critical thinking, idea articulation, public speaking, and attentive listening in order to increase understanding and productivity.
V. Social Diversity
Considers ideas of difference and inequality in contemporary U.S. society.
VI. Elective Courses
Courses beyond general education requirements. May include courses from any Category I, II, III or V. Up to 16 technical credit hours may be used as electives.