ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

GENERAL STUDIES

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Division of General Studies is to equip students with an essential foundation in general knowledge that all college graduates may be expected to know. This equipping not only provides the required knowledge base, but also prepares students for further study, gives them the ability to relate to others on a variety of topics, and provides insight into how people think and feel. Such awareness increases students’ ability to communicate across cultural boundaries and effectively operate in and minister to contemporary society.

OBJECTIVES

As a result of completing the General Studies portion of their curriculum, students will

1. Demonstrate an essential foundation of thinking, study, and research skills.

2. Demonstrate the ability to be articulate in both written and verbal forms.

3. Demonstrate the ability to use technology to learn and to be productive.

4. Demonstrate the ability to work productively both individually and in teams.

5. Have a working knowledge of God’s physical creation as described through the sciences and mathematics, and understand how those fields contribute to technological innovation and influence society.

6. Understand at an introductory level the broad range of human thought, endeavor, accomplishment, and struggle as expressed in history, philosophy, art, music, literature, and family and other social and political systems.

7. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the many diverse attempts to explain the human experience both within and outside evangelical Christianity.

In order to meet the objectives of the Division of General Studies, the faculty of Barclay College have adopted a Division Core curriculum which all students must take. This General Studies Core is listed on the following page, and is listed again with each major.

General Studies Division Core [32 Hours]

Communications:

12 hours

IT 101/02

Introduction to Computer Applications

3 hours

EN101

College Writing

3 hours

EN202

Research and Writing

3 hours

SP201/02

Fundamentals of Speech

3 hours

Humanities:

6 hours

PH205

Introduction to Philosophy

3 hours

LI201/202

Introduction to Literature

3 hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

7 hours

EN109

Personal Effectiveness

1 hour

PY103

General Psychology

3 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

SS201 Western Civilization I (3 hours)

SS223 American History I (3 hours)

SO211 Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)

Science and Mathematics:

6 hours

3 hours chosen from:

MA103 Mathematical Concepts

3 hours

MA108 College Algebra

3 hours

3 hours chosen from:

Any Science Elective

3 hours

General Electives

Any General Education Elective

1 hour

1 hour

Additional General Studies Courses

In addition to the core program, each major or course of study at the college requires additional specific or elective general studies courses to further broaden the student’s background and understanding.
ASSOCIATE OF ARTS:

GENERAL STUDIES

The Associate of Arts in General Studies is designed

1) To provide a two year course for the student not desiring or able to complete a four year degree but wishing to have training in Bible and general college studies in order to render competent service as lay persons in a local church, to broaden and deepen their thinking, and to prepare for vocational positions requiring an associates degree.

2) To provide Bible College course work for the student wishing to gain a strong biblical foundation before transferring to another institution to complete a major not offered at Barclay College.

OBJECTIVES

Students who complete the curriculum for the Associate of Arts in General Studies will meet the following division and program objectives:

Division Objectives: students will

1. Demonstrate an essential foundation of thinking, study, and research skills.

2. Demonstrate the ability to be articulate in both written and verbal forms.

3. Demonstrate the ability to use technology to learn and to be productive.

4. Demonstrate the ability to work productively both individually and in teams.

5. Have a working knowledge of God’s physical creation as described through the sciences and mathematics, and understand how those fields contribute to technological innovation and influence society.

6. Understand at an introductory level the broad range of human thought, endeavor, accomplishment, and struggle as expressed in history, philosophy, art, music, literature, and family and other social and political systems.

7. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the many diverse attempts to explain the human experience both within and outside evangelical Christianity.

Specific Program Objectives: students will

1. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge appropriate to Associate-level college graduates.

2. Possess the skills and knowledge needed to continue in baccalaureate work at Barclay College, or to transfer to another institution.

3. Meet the objectives of the Division of Bible and Ministry.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN GENERAL STUDIES Required Courses

I. Division of Bible and Ministry [22 hours]

Division Core (Adjusted for AA degree)

Part I. Bible Concentration:

12 hours

BI205

Bible Study Methods

3 hours

NT102

New Testament Survey

3 hours

OT101

Old Testament Survey

3 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

NT211 Transformational Life/Leadership of Christ (3 hours)

NT241 Synoptic Gospels (3 hours)

NT362 Acts (3 hours)

NT346 Writings of John (3 hours)

Part II. Foundations for Ministry:

10 hours

CM104

Personal Evangelism Seminar

1 hour

CM107

Survey of Church Ministry

3 hours

MI2083

Intercultural Ministry

3 hours

SL101

Spiritual Formation I

3 hours

II. Division of General Studies [43 hours]

Division Core

Communications:

12 hours

IT 101/02

Introduction to Computer Applications

3 hours

EN101

College Writing

3 hours

EN202

Research and Writing

3 hours

SP201/02

Fundamentals of Speech

3 hours

Humanities:

6 hours

PH205

Introduction to Philosophy

3 hours

LI201/202 Introduction to Literature

3 hours

Social and Behavioral Sciences:

7 hours

EN109

Personal Effectiveness

1 hour

PY103

General Psychology

3 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

SS201 Western Civilization I (3 hours)

SS223 American History I (3 hours)

SO211 Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)

Science and Mathematics:

6 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

MA103 Mathematical Concepts (3 hours)

MA108 College Algebra (3 hours)

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

NS105 Biology with Lab (4 hours)

PS106 Physical Science with Lab (4 hours)

Additional General Studies Requirements:

9 hours

PY 204

Marriage and Family

3 hours

3 hours chosen from literature (LI) courses

3 hours

3 hours chosen from:

3 hours

MI223 Cultural Anthropology (3 hours)

PY322 Social Psychology (3 hours)

SS202 Western Civilization II (3 hours)

SS214 American History II (3 hours)

General Studies Electives:

3 hours

3 hours chosen from General Studies curriculum (may include PE and MU classes or others not specifically listed here)

3 hours

65 total