Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

Online Studies in Liberal Arts

DEPARTMENT OF ONLINE UNDERGRADUATE LIBERAL ARTS

Duke (department head)

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) 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 advisor if you need to fulfill this requirement

2. Courses specified by the division - 39 hours

ART-2233 Art History I
BBL-3003 Evangelical Theology
COR 1103 Orientation to Learning
EGL 4003 Masterpieces of Literature
HST 2153 20th Century World History
MUS 2083 Masterpieces of Music
RPH 3003 Introduction to Philosophy
RPH 4423 Ethics
SST 1113 Introduction to Sociology

3. Emphases Options - 12 hours (must choose at least one emphasis)

    A.  Communication Emphasis - 12 hours from the following:

BUS 1123 Business Communication
COM 2523 Public Speaking
COM 3453 Social Movements
COM 4363 Political Communication
COM 4373 Online Advocacy
MKT 2143 Principles of Marketing

    B.  Politics and Ethics - 12 hours from the following:

HST 3423 Leaders in History
POL 2013 American Government and Politics
POL 3003 Political Philosophy
POL 3213 Religion and Politics

4. Additional approved college credit (hours outside of the program) - 31 hours

These hours should be chosen in consultation with your advisor.

Minimum total semester hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

Requirements for minor in Communication

Student must successfully complete 12 hours.

BUS 1123 Business Communication

COM 2523 Public Speaking

COM 3453 Social Movements

COM 4363 Political Communication

Note: Maximum 3 hours of transfer credit allowed

Requirements for minor in Politics and Ethics

Student must successfully complete 12 hours.

HST 3423 Leaders in History

POL 2013 American Government and Politics

POL 3003 Political Philosophy

POL 3213 Religion and Politics

Note: Maximum 3 hours of transfer credit allowed

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