Program Requirements

Program plan

Outcome I. Interpretation and Citizenship (12 hours)
To be able to develop competence within and across fields of study, students shall successfully complete courses in a variety of areas. Each course counted toward general education requirements in Interpretation and Citizenship must have a different prefix, one of which must be RELG, and at least one course must be taken from each of the following four areas:

  • Texts: (What does the written or spoken text say, and how does it say it?)
    LITR/
    RELG 115 Readings in World Literature, Religion, and Citizenship
    LITR 207 Topics in World Literature (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    LITR 247 Topics in British Literature (prerequisites: LBS 175/180)
    LITR 277 Topics in U.S. Literature (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    LITR 334 Forms and Figures of Literature (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    LITR 356 Literature of the South (prerequisites: LBST175/180)
    LITR 370 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    RELG 120 Introduction to Old Testament
    RELG 130 Introduction to New Testament
    RELG 215 Topics in Biblical Studies
    SCLT 201 Search for Meaning (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
  • Practices: (How are socio-cultural practices developed, and what do they mean?)
    COMM 251 Communication and Society (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    HIST 101 Civilization of the Western World I
    HIST 102 Civilization of the Western World II
    HIST 200 Topics in World History (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    HIST 201 The United States from Colonization to 1877
    HIST 202 The United States from 1877 to the Present
    HIST 210 Topics in American History (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    HIST 220 Topics in European History (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    HIST 366 The Civil War and Reconstruction (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    HIST 367 The South after Reconstruction (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    HIST 368 Georgia History (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    RELG 200 Topics in the History of Christianity (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    RELG 225 Religion in the United States (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
  • Artifacts: (What do material/aural/visual cultural objects mean, and how do they mean it?)
    ARTH 101 Art Appreciation
    COMM 104 Understanding Theatre
    COMM 205 Understanding Cinema (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    HUMA 115 Interpreting Artifacts Across Cultures and Around the World
    MUSC 150 Music Appreciation
  • Connections: (How are texts, practices, and artifacts connected, and how do we interpret their inter-relations?)
    HUMA 215 Interpreting Texts, Practices, and Artifacts Across Cultures and Around the World (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    LBST 250 Arts and Ideas I: Ancient and Medieval Culture (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    LBST 255 Arts and Ideas II: Modern Culture (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    PHIL 215 Foundations of Ethics
    RELG 110 Introduction to Religion
    RELG 220 World Religions (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    RELG/
    SOCI 356 Sociology of Religion (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    RELG/
    WGST 320 Topics in Women, Gender, and Religion (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)

Outcome II. Explanation and Citizenship (12 hours)
To be able to develop proficiencies within and across fields of study, students shall successfully complete courses in a variety of areas. At least one course must be taken in each of the following areas:

  • Scientific Method: (How do we demonstrate the validity of an explanation?)
    SCIE 100 Methods of Scientific Investigation (prerequisite: MATH 120)
  • Axiomatic Explanation: (How do we logically describe the ordering of relationships in a system, and what are the consequences–theorems–that result from different mathematical orders?)
    MATH 129 Modeling Function with Graphs and Tables (prerequisite: MATH 120 with a grade of C or better, or adequate mathematics proficiency assessment score)
    MATH 130 Topics in Precalculus (prerequisite: MATH 120 with a grade of C or better, or adequate mathematics proficiency assessment score)
    MATH 140 Applied Mathematics (prerequisite: MATH 120 with a grade of C or better, or adequate mathematics proficiency assessment score)
    MATH 160 College Geometry (prerequisite: MATH 120 with a grade of C or better or adequate mathematics proficiency assessment score)
    MATH 220 Applied Statistical Methods (prerequisite: MATH 120 with a Grade of C or better, or adequate mathematics proficiency assessment score)
  • Explanations of the Natural World: (How do we explain the workings of the natural world in such a way that we can move toward making reasonable predictions about what will happen?)
    BIOL 101 Introduction to Biology and Evolution (prerequisite: SCIE 100)
    BIOL 105 Life Forms and Functions (prerequisite: SCIE 100)
    BIOL 210 Biology of Diseases (prerequisite: SCIE 100)
    ENVS 210 Physical Aspects of the Environment (prerequisite: SCIE 100)
    ENVS 215 Environmental Impacts and Living Systems (prerequisite: SCIE 100)
    PHYS 106 Earth Systems Science (prerequisite: SCIE 100)
    PHYS 220 Astronomy and the Universe (prerequisite: SCIE 100)
    PHYS 225 Meteorology (prerequisite: SCIE 100)
    SCIE 200 Topics in Science (prerequisite: SCIE 100)
    SCIE 215 Life Systems (prerequisite: SCIE 100)
    SCIE 220 Physical Systems (prerequisite: SCIE 100)
    SCIE 230 Introduction to Bioinformatics (prerequisite: SCIE 100)
    SCIE 250 Applied Forensic Criminalistics (prerequisite: SCIE 100)
  • Explanations of the Human World: (How do we explain the interactions of humans in such a way that we can move toward making reasonable predictions about what will happen?)
    ORGL 210 Foundations of Leadership
    PSYC 111 Introduction to Psychology
    SOCI 111 Introduction to Sociology
    WGST 210 Women, Gender, and Identity

Outcome III. Communication and Citizenship (12 hours)
To be able to communicate effectively in various public squares and spheres, students shall successfully complete the courses listed in “Public Square” and “Public Sphere” and one course from “Public Square and/or Sphere”:

  • Public Square: (How do we effectively communicate with fellow citizens in the public square?)
    COMM 171 Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Public Sphere: (How do we effectively communicate with fellow citizens in the public sphere?)
    LBST 175 Academic Writing I
    LBST 180 Academic Writing II (prerequisite: C or better in LBST 175)
  • Public Square and/or Sphere: (including digital communication): (How do we continue to refine our effective participation in public squares and spheres?)
    INSY 102 Introduction to Digital Communication (prerequisite: Basic key boarding skills or equivalent)
    LBST 275 Argument: Social Thought and Citizenship (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
    LBST 280 Argument: Public Discourse and Citizenship (prerequisites: LBST 175/180)

Outcome IV. Engagement and Citizenship (3 hours)
To be able to integrate the practices of interpretation, explanation, and communication while articulating how best to act in light of what one has learned, students shall successfully complete one of the following courses:
LBST 302 Studies of Cultures in Contact (60 credits; prerequisites: LBST
175/180)
LBST 303 Issues of Justice in a Global Community (60 credits; prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
LBST 305 Globalization and Citizenship (60 credits; prerequisites: LBST 175/180)
SCLT 304 Ways of Worldmaking (60 credits; prerequisites: LBST 175/180)