2021-2022 Catalog

Humanities and Social Sciences

Humanities and Social Sciences Mission Statement
The mission of the Humanities and Social Sciences program is to provide a value-centered education focused on understanding oneself, one's society, one's culture, and the increasingly multi-cultured nature of one's world, whereby the student will be helped to find vision and purpose in life, regardless of vocation, for contribution to and integration into her or his world.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Humanities and Social Sciences is designed to provide the student an opportunity for concentration in one or more areas of interest within the humanities and social sciences with reinforcement from related disciplines. While focus and concentration is provided in a particular discipline, a broader based education is provided through connecting the humanities with social sciences. The degree is a liberal arts degree that equips the student for a variety of professional opportunities or to pursue graduate specialization in a variety of fields including law, human relations, politics, the behavioral sciences, and religious ministry. It further provides an understanding and context for functioning effectively in the multicultural world of the 21st Century.

Degree Requirements

Area I – Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring students with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

or

ENG 225Spoken Word and Public Performance

3

or

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ENG 101 and ENG 102.

Area I - Mathematics - 3 or 4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Area II - Literature in English - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in PHIL 201.

AND Choose one from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 223Social Problems

3

SOC 243Peoples and Cultures of the World in Sociological Perspective

3

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one sequence from the following:
HIS 111History of Western Civilization I

3

and

HIS 112History of Western Civilization II

3

or

HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

or

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

or

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

or

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Humanities Requirements - 6 hours

IDS 475Senior Seminar in Interdisciplinary Studies

3

PHIL 312Ethics

3

Humanities and Social Science Requirements - 39 hours

Choose 39 hours from the following at the 300 level or higher: 15 hours must be at the 400 level, and 18 hours must be in a single discipline.

ANTH - Anthropology
CRJ - Criminal Justice
ECON - Economics
ENG - English
GEOG - Geography
HIS - History
POLSC - Political Science
PHIL - Philosophy
PSY - Psychology
REL - Religion
SOC - Sociology

Students must earn a "C" or higher in all Humanities & Social Science courses chosen.

General Electives - 30-35 hours

Select sufficient courses from any academic discipline to bring the total hours for graduation to a minimum of 120.

Total GEC Credit Hours (40-45 hours)
Humanities Requirement (6 hours)
Humanities and Social Science Requirements (39 hours)
Total General Electives (30-35 hours)

120 minimum hours required for graduation.