A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Integrative Studies 2012-13

Students must fulfill all requirements listed below

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Competencies

A. Health and Wellness (4 points)
Notes:
  • MUST have one from each point category; at least 1 point in each of 3 years (where possible)
  • It is strongly recommended that, whenever possible, students satisfy Point #1 before taking courses to accumulate their other points.
  • You cannot use a course to meet more than one requirement unless otherwise noted (eg. Highlander)
  • Health and Wellness courses can be taken for a grade or pass/fail (for credit/not for credit) unless otherwise noted (L=letter grade only; NC=No Credit).
  • Students must register for the appropriate INTS course(s) in order to use Intercollegiate sports to meet Point 3 or 4.
Point #1: Fitness for Life - Theory Component
Point #2: Fitness Lab Component
Point #3: Indoor Activity
Point #4: Outdoor Activity
* Students may, but need not, take the lab, CHEM 188
B. Writing (must satisfy by end of 1st year)
Student will satisfy the Writing Competency if he or she:
C. Quantitative Literacy
Student will satisfy the QL Competency if he or she:
Students who do not satisfy the Quantitative Literacy competency by any of the methods listed above must take a MATH courses for their 2nd Creation requirement - once this MATH course is completed, the QL competency is also considered met.
* Student may request that a grade from 4th year of math (9-12) be used. Appropriate courses include Algebra I or II, Geometry, Math A or B, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Statistics, etc. Consumer math, business math, or similar do not apply.
** Includes College Algebra or Pre-calculus.
*** Completing BADM/ECON/PSY/SOC Statistics meets QL Competency but DOES NOT meet Creation requirement below.
D. Foreign Language
Student will satisfy the FL Competency if he or she:
* or its equivalent through a test such as the College Level Examination Program [CLEP]
** Such experiences may include a summer/semester/year abroad engaged in activities such as internships that require extensive use of a language other than the student’s native tongue


Faith Foundation

Bible requirement must be completed by end of 1st year

A. Bible
B. Theology
* course usually taken in student’s second year

 

CULTURE: UNDERSTANDING HUMAN THOUGHT AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION ACROSS TIME

Students are encouraged to complete at least one History or Philosophy course by the end of the first year

A. Art or Music
S=Studio; L=Lecture
B. History
C. Literature
D. Philosophy
* With or without credit. Includes Men’s & Women’s Choir, College Choir, Philharmonia, and Symphonic Winds. Other ensembles possible if approved by ensemble director. Admission to all college ensembles is by audition or hearing.
** must take both for IS
*** meets both Literature and Philosophy requirements


CREATION: UNDERSTANDING THE NATURAL WORLD

At least 2 courses, 1 from each category
Courses must have two different prefixes
A. Lab Science:
B. Math or Science:
(If QL Competency (above) is not met, must take MATH course)
* may only be used if QL Competency has been met
+ may be taken for 4 credits with lab or 3 credits without lab

 

 

COMMUNITY: UNDERSTANDING HUMAN SOCIETY

Students must choose courses from at least two disciplines
Courses must have two different prefixes

 

A.
B.
Must be different prefix from above
* must take both for IS
** may use only one of these for Community

 

Minimum Liberal Arts hours (BA:93hrs; BS: 62hrs)
Minimum 124 semester hours required for graduation
Transitions 102