Division of Humanities and Social Sciences

Online Studies in Liberal Arts

(SYMBOLS: COM, POL, PSY)

Froman (department head)

DEPARTMENT OF LIBERAL ARTS

Student Learning Outcomes for the BSLA Program

Moral and Ethical Judgment - Make moral and ethical judgments based upon a Christian worldview.

Communication Media - Utilize various communications media to develop civic engagement.

Analyzing Issues - Demonstrate the ability to draw upon historical knowledge in order to analyze relevant historical and contemporary issues.

Engaged Citizenship - Demonstrate engaged citizenship by developing a broad understanding of social and political issues.

Understanding Human Behavior - Demonstrate an understanding of human behavior and how it impacts a person's worldview.

Utilizing Personal Strengths - Demonstrate an understanding of one's own strengths and how to utilize them.

 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts (BSLA) online degree

1. General Education – 42 hours

English Composition - 6 hrs
Humanities/Fine Arts - 9 hrs*
Natural Science - 3 hrs
Mathematics - 3 hrs (College Algebra or higher)
Natural Science/Math - 3 hrs
Social/Behavioral Science - 9 hrs*
Health/Physical Education - 3 hrs
Biblical Studies - 6 hrs**

These hours are in addition and separate from the hours in the program requirements.

*Maximum 8 hours in one discipline

**If you have not had Biblical Studies courses, online options are available at JBU -- talk with your academic advisor if you need to fulfill this requirement

2. Courses specified by this program - 39 hours

COR-1103 Orientation to Online Adult Learning
EGL-4003 Masterpieces of Literature
HST-2153 20th Century World History
RPH-3003 Introduction to Philosophy
RPH-4423 Ethics

Psychology - select 12 hours from the following:

PSY-2233 Theories of Counseling
PSY-2383 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
PSY-2393 Research Methods
PSY-3203 Psychological Testing
PSY-3423 Social Psychology
PSY-4213 Abnormal Psychology
PSY-4333 Cognitive Psychology
PSY-4343 Theories of Learning

Communication - select 6 hours from the following:

COM-3453 Social Movements
COM-4363 Political Communication
COM-4373 Online Advocacy

Government - select 6 hours from the following:

POL-2013 American Government
POL-3003 Political Philosophy
POL-3133 Politics of Social Policy

Note: 18 hours must be upper-division course work within the program.

3. Additional approved college credit (hours outside of the program) - 43 hours

These hours should be chosen in consultation with your advisor.

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