2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

School of Arts & Sciences


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Robert E. Wenger, Ph.D., Dean

The School of Arts and Sciences, which includes the departments of Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Physical Education, provides a broad base of knowledge for life and service. Students are introduced to a variety of disciplines that, when integrated with scriptural teaching, increase effectiveness in their chosen professional fields. The arts and sciences curriculum is designed to give students exposure to the physical environment, human life, and their cultural heritage. It encourages mature, independent thinking that will lead to sound conclusions and intelligent applications of these conclusions to life. It also enables students to develop physical and communicative skills that will enhance lifelong usefulness.

Core Curriculum

The School of Arts and Sciences requires students to take a core of 48 credits, consisting of 45 credits in general education and 3 credits in physical education. This core curriculum includes the following:

Communication Skills – 1 course, 3 credits

(required only if proficiency cannot be demonstrated)

  • *EN 033 Introduction to College Reading and Writing -Credits: 3

Expository Writing – 1 course, 3 credits

  • EN 131 English Composition - Credits: 3
  • **EN 334 Advanced Composition - Credits: 3

Speech Communication – 1 course, 3 credits

  • SP 131 Speech - Credits: 3
  • SP 431 Oral Communication Seminar,1 credit, (Limited to students in a Teacher Education program)

+Foreign Language – 2-course sequence in one language, 6 credits

  • LA 331/332 Elementary New Testament Greek I and II - Credits: 6
  • LA 333/334 Elementary Hebrew I and II - Credits: 6
  • LA 436/437 Elementary Spanish I and II - Credits: 6

World Civilization – 2-course sequence, 6 credits

  • HI 231/232 World Civilization I and II - Credits: 6

Humanities – 2-course sequence, 6 credits

  • HU 231/232 Literature and Arts of the Western World I and II - Credits: 6

Physical Education – 3 courses, 3 credits

  • PE 131 Physical Fitness - Credits: 1
  • PE 132 Life Management - Credits: 1
  • #PE 321 Cross Country Skiing - Credits: 1
  • PE 331 Lifetime Sports - Credits: 1

Philosophy – 1 course, 3 credits

  • PH 231 Philosophy - Credits: 3

Values – 1 course, 3 credits

  • #HU 131 Christianity and Contemporary Culture - Credits: 3
  • HU 331 Film, Culture, and Theology - Credits: 3
  • PH 436 Contemporary Christian Philosophy - Credits: 3
  • HU 441 Contemporary Culture: Perspectives and Issues - Credits: 3
  • LI 339 Issues in Contemporary Literature - Credits: 3
  • LI 334 Great Christian Writers - Credits: 3
  • PH 432 Ethics - Credits: 3

Cultural Diversity – 1 course, 3 credits

  • HI 341 History of Latin America - Credits: 3
  • HU 431 World Religions - Credits: 3
  • LI 337 Literature of the Non-Western World - Credits: 3
  • SO 331 Cultural Anthropology - Credits: 3
  • SO 261 Human and Cultural Diversity - Credits: 3

Social and Behavioral Sciences – 2 courses, 6 credits

  • PY 231 General Psychology - Credits: 3
  • PY 232 Human Development - Credits: 3
  • PY 332 Educational Psychology - Credits: 3
  • PY 433 Abnormal Psychology - Credits: 3
  • SO 232 Sociology - Credits: 3
  • SO 331 Cultural Anthropology - Credits: 3
  • SO 332 Macroeconomics - Credits: 3
  • SO 333 Geography - Credits: 3
  • SO 431 Group Dynamics - Credits: 3
  • SO 432 The Family - Credits: 3
  • SO 434 Political Science - Credits: 3
  • SO 436 Research in Social Science Issues - Credits: 3 

Natural Sciences – 2 courses, 6 credits

  • SC 132 Anatomy and Physiology - Credits: 3
  • #SC 135 Introduction to Environmental Science - Credits: 3
  • SC 241 Biology - Credits: 3
  • SC 261 Physics** - Credits: 3
  • SC 331 Physical Science - Credits: 3
  • SC 332 Geology - Credits: 3
  • SC 333 Astronomy - Credits: 3
  • SC 335 Environmental Science - Credits: 3 

* Credit does not count toward graduation requirements.
** By permission only
+ International students for whom English is a second language may substitute six credits of general education for this requirement.
# Offered at Wisconsin Wilderness Campus only

Professional departments may require additional general education courses beyond this 48-credit core in order to meet the requirements of their programs.

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