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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

College of General Studies

Administration

Emily Heady, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Dean, College of General Studies
Professor of English

Bruce Bell, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, College of General Studies
Professor of Business and Communication

Wayne Patton, B.A., M.A.R., M.Div.
Associate Dean, General Education
Assistant Professor of Religion

Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Chair, College of General Studies
Professor of English

Monica J. Hardin, B.S.Ed., M.A., Ph.D.
Chair, College of General Studies
Assistant Professor of History

Cynthia Perry, B.A., M.S.
Chair, College of General Studies
Instructor of Mathematics

Carolyn Towles, B.S., M.Ed.
Chair, College of General Studies
Assistant Professor of English


Faculty

The faculty roster, which can be sorted by department and faculty type, is available at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?action=faculty&PID=19959&CatID=22.


PURPOSE
The College of General Studies (CGS) was founded in 2011 to organize and deliver general education coursework to the University’s freshman- and sophomore-level students.  CGS offers courses in areas such as English, math, and natural and social sciences, and has a dedicated faculty who focus on delivering innovative and effective education to their students. 

GOALS
The College of General Studies’ goals include:

  1. Enriching the freshman and sophomore experience in the classroom through a rigorous and coherent sequence of courses;
  2. Increasing student success through programs such as freshman learning communities and pedagogical innovations; and
  3. Supporting students’ learning with easy access to academic services. 

In addition, the College of General Studies spearheads University instruction and assessment efforts in relation to core competencies such as communication and critical thinking.

General Education Guidelines
The general education component is tailored to the individual degree program by drawing from the University’s approved general education course options. The institution requires in each undergraduate degree program the successful completion of a general education component at the collegiate level that:

  1. is a substantial component of each undergraduate degree;
  2. ensures breadth of knowledge; and
  3. is based on a coherent rationale.

For degree completion in associate programs, the component constitutes a minimum of 15 semester hours or the equivalent.  For baccalaureate programs, the component constitutes a minimum of 30 semester hours or the equivalent. These credit hours must include at least one course from each of the following areas.

  1. humanities/fine arts (HFA);
  2. social/behavioral sciences (SBS); and
  3. natural science/mathematics (NSM).

A complete listing of approved courses is displayed in the “Approved Residential General Education and Integrative Courses” and the “Approved General Education Courses for Online Programs” sections. The courses do not narrowly focus on those skills, techniques, and procedures specific to a particular occupation or profession. The institution provides a written justification and rationale for course equivalency.

Rules/Principles for Approval of General Education Courses

  1. Required General Education courses must be general;
  1. General education courses must be open to students of all majors, without heavy loads of prerequisite requirements
  2. Courses must not be reducible to a narrow or focused skill (e.g. guitar lessons cannot substitute for Music Appreciation)
  3. Courses must contribute to preparing students for a breadth of degree programs/careers
  1. General Education courses contribute to the University's plan to ensure that students satisfy certain Core Competencies.
  2. In the event that a 300- or 400- level course is required to fulfill a requirement as a general education course, it must not be considered part of any major/program requirements (directed electives are acceptable, however).

Information Technology

PURPOSE
Information Technology (INFT) is designed to assist students in developing and demonstrating foundational technology competency and proficiency that will lead to success in their college program coursework and future careers.  All incoming residential students, both freshmen and transfer, have the option to take an assessment in Information Technology their first semester to determine basic competency.  The Information Technology assessment covers areas in
Microsoft® Office:  Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook, as well as file management and basic computer concepts. 

The competency requirements may be met by either passing the assessments or taking a course, INFT 110 (Computer Concepts and Applications).  In addition, students may complete a combination of assessments and coursework (INFT 102, 103, and/or 104) to fulfill the competency requirements. Online students develop their technology skills by other varied means, and online students beginning at Liberty complete INFT 101 (Instructional Technology for Online Learning) to assure technological competency.

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General Education Requirements for Residential Programs

The College of General Studies oversees the majority of courses included in the University’s General Education Requirements, which were adopted in 1990 by the faculty of Liberty University for all baccalaureate degree students. The goal is to ensure that all undergraduate students receive breadth of learning, as well as to prepare students to fulfill the specific requirements of their individual college/school and major fields of study. An undergraduate curriculum of required basic General Education courses serves as a foundation for later specialization. 

CORE COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS
Degree Completion Plans for residential students are organized according to core competencies, basic knowledge and skills that all students need for successful completion of their program of study.

The General Education Requirements for some majors may vary; however, the General Education Requirements for most majors leading to the Bachelor of Science in the residential degree programs are:

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) (58-65 hrs)
General Education Core Competency Requirements (58-65 hrs)
COMMUNICATION (6-9 hrs)
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Choose one of the following: 3-6
COMS 101 Speech Communication
ENGR 270 Technical Communication
OR
SCOM 110 Media and Culture
AND
SCOM 226 Interpersonal and Group Communication
MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (11-15 hrs)
CRST 290 History of Life 2-3
MATH Elective (above 110) 3
NAT SCI____ 3
NAT SCI, MATH, BUSI 201 3
Technology Competency
INFT 102 PowerPoint 0-1
INFT 103 Excel 0-1
INFT 104 Word 0-1
INFORMATION LITERACY (6 hrs)
Choose one of the following courses: 3
ENGL 102 Composition and Literature
MUSC 200 Music, Art, Worship & Culture
ARTS 209 Art as Communication
Choose one of the following courses: 3
HIEU 201 History of Western Civilization I
HIEU 202 History of Western Civilization II
HIUS 221 Survey of American History I
HIUS 222 Survey of American History II
HIUS 223 Survey of American History I On Site
CRITICAL THINKING (15 hrs)
Choose one: ENGL 201, 202, 215, 216, 221, 222, MUSC 213, 314, 371, ARTS 205, 214 3
Choose one: GOVT 200, PSYC 101, 210, SOCI 200, 201 3
PHIL 201 Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas 3
Choose one of the following:
Cultural Studies/Fine Arts & General Education Elective Option
Choose one: CSTU 101, 102, THEA 101, ARTS 105, CINE 101, MUSC 103, 311, 312, 313 3
Gen Ed Elective (non-language) 1 3
Language Option
LANG____ 2 6
BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW (20 hrs)
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey  3 3
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 4 3
BWVW 101 Biblical Worldview I 1
BWVW 102 Biblical Worldview II 1
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
PSYC 150 Psychology of Relationship Development 3
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 3
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 3
UNIV 101 University Core Competencies 5 1
NOTE: ALL GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES MUST BE CHOSEN FROM THE LIST OF “APPROVED RESIDENTIAL GENERAL EDUCATION & INTEGRATIVE COURSES.” (www.liberty.edu/gened)

All courses except ENGL and Language qualify for the General Education elective

Must be the same language

Honor students have the option to take: BIBL 205 - Old Testament Life and Literature to meet this requirement.

Honor students have the option to take: BIBL 210 - New Testament Life and Literature to meet this requirement.

Requirement is waived for students transferring in 60 or more hours.


The General Education Requirements for majors leading to the Bachelor of Arts are:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (70-77 hrs)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (52-59 hrs)
COMMUNICATION (6-9 hrs)
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Choose one of the following: 3-6
COMS 101 Speech Communication
ENGR 270 Technical Communication
OR
SCOM 110 Media and Culture
AND
SCOM 226 Interpersonal and Group Communication
MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, & TECHNOLOGY (8-12 hrs)
CRST 290 History of Life 2-3
MATH (above 110) 3
NAT SCI_____ 3
Technology Competency
INFT 102 PowerPoint 0-1
INFT 103 Excel 0-1
INFT 104 Word 0-1
INFORMATION LITERACY (9 hrs)
Choose one of the following: 3
ENGL 102 Composition and Literature
MUSC 200 Music, Art, Worship & Culture
ARTS 209 Art as Communication
Chose two of the following: 6
HIEU 201 History of Western Civilization I
HIEU 202 History of Western Civilization II
HIUS 221 Survey of American History I
HIUS 222 Survey of American History II
HIUS 223 Survey of American History I On Site
CRITICAL THINKING (9 hrs)
Choose one: ENGL 201, 202, 215, 216, 221, 222, MUSC 213, 314, 371, ARTS 205, 214 3
Choose one: CSTU 101, 102, THEA 101, ARTS 105, CINE 101, MUSC 103, 311, 312, 313 3
PHIL 201 Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas 3
BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW (20 hrs)
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey  1 3
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 2 3
BWVW 101 Biblical Worldview I 1
BWVW 102 Biblical Worldview II 1
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
PSYC 150 Psychology of Relationship Development 3
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 3
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 3
UNIV 101 University Core Competencies 3 1
LIBERAL ARTS FOCUS (18 hrs)
Language (Must be one language) 12
Integrative Studies 4 6

Honor students have the option to take: BIBL 205 - Old Testament Life and Literature to meet this requirement.

Honor students have the option to take: BIBL 210 - New Testament Life and Literature to meet this requirement.

Requirement is waived for students transferring in 60 or more hours.

As part of the Core Competency requirements, students may select one course for Integrative Studies which contains the same prefix as courses within the major. Integratives may only be taken after the student has achieved 60 hours.


The General Education Requirements leading to the Associate of Arts in the residential degree programs are:

Associate of Arts (A.A.) (46-53 hrs)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (46-53 hrs)
COMMUNICATION (6-9 hrs)
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Choose one of the following: 3-6
COMS 101 Speech Communication
ENGR 270 Technical Communication
OR
SCOM 110 Media and Culture
AND
SCOM 226 Interpersonal and Group Communication
MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE, & TECHNOLOGY (8-12 hrs)
CRST 290 History of Life 2-3
MATH (above 110) 3
NAT SCI 3
Technology Competency
INFT 102 PowerPoint 0-1
INFT 103 Excel 0-1
INFT 104 Word 0-1
INFORMATION LITERACY (6 hrs)
ENGL 102, MUSC 200, ARTS 209 3
HIEU 201 or 202 or HIUS 221 or 222 3
CRITICAL THINKING (12 hrs)
GOVT 200, PSYC 101 or 210, SOCI 200 or 201 3
PHIL 201 Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas 3
CSTU 101 or 102, THEA 101, ARTS 105, CINE 101, MUSC 103, 311, 312 or 313 3
GEN ED ELECTIVE (non-language) 3
BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW (14 hrs)
BWVW 101 Biblical Worldview I 1
BWVW 102 Biblical Worldview II 1
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
PSYC 150 Psychology of Relationship Development 3
UNIV 101 University Core Competencies 1
Choose any two of the four 6
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey
THEO 201 Theology Survey I
THEO 202 Theology Survey II
ALL GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES MUST BE CHOSEN FROM THE LIST OF “APPROVED RESIDENTIAL GENERAL EDUCATION & INTEGRATIVE COURSES” (www.liberty.edu/gened)

Approved General Education and Integrative Courses for Residential Programs

The following lists contain residential general education and integrative courses including all those that fall into each of the three areas listed below.

  1. humanities/fine arts (HFA);
  2. social/behavioral sciences (SBS); and
  3. natural science/mathematics (NSM).
Mathematics, Science, and Technology
   MATH 115 Mathematics for Liberal Arts NSM
   MATH 117 Elements of Mathematics NSM
   MATH 121 College Algebra NSM
   MATH 125 Finite Mathematics NSM
   MATH 126 Elementary Calculus for Business and Science NSM
   MATH 128 Elementary Functions and Coordinate Geometry NSM
   MATH 131 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I NSM
   MATH 132 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II NSM
   MATH 201    BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics NSM
   MATH 211 Introduction to Statistical Analysis NSM
   MATH 217 Elementary Geometry NSM
   MATH 227 Number Systems and Geometry NSM
  ¹BIOL 101 Principles of Biology NSM
  ¹BIOL 102  Principles of Human Biology NSM
   BIOL 103 Principles of Biology Lab NSM
   BIOL 104 Principles of Human Biology Lab NSM
  ¹BIOL 203 Introductory Microbiology NSM
¹·²BIOL 213 Human Anatomy/Physiology I NSM
  ²BIOL 214 Human Anatomy/Physiology I Lab NSM
¹·²BIOL 215 Human Anatomy/Physiology II NSM
  ²BIOL 216 Human Anatomy/Physiology II Lab NSM
  ¹BIOL 224 General Biology I NSM
  ¹CHEM 107 Essentials of General/Organic Chemistry NSM
  ¹CHEM 121 General Chemistry I NSM
  ¹CHEM 122 General Chemistry II NSM
  ¹ENVR 215 Principles of Environmental Science NSM
  ¹ENVR 220 Physical Geology NSM
    ENVR 221 Physical Geology Lab NSM
   ¹PHSC 121 Introduction to Astronomy NSM
    PHSC 122 Elements of Astronomy Lab NSM
   ¹PHSC 210 Elements of Earth Science NSM
    PHSC 211 Elements of Earth Science Lab NSM
   ¹PHYS 101 Elements of Physics NSM
    PHYS 103 Elements of Physics Lab NSM
   ¹PHYS 201 General Physics I NSM
   ¹PHYS 202 General Physics II NSM
   ¹PHYS 231 University Physics I NSM
   ¹PHYS 232 University Physics II NSM
     BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications  
     CSCI 110 Computing Foundations and Ethics  
     CSCI 111 Introduction to Programming  
     CSCI 112 Advanced Programming  
  ¹ Courses will fill the NAT SCI requirement  
  ² BIOL 213, 214, 215, 216 must be taken to receive the Core Competency requirement credit for either course  
General Education
   BUSI 223 Personal Finance NSM
   ECON 110 Survey of Economics SBS
   ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics SBS
   ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics SBS
   GEOG 200 Introduction to Geography SBS
   HLTH 216 Personal Health  
   YOUT 220 Global Youth Culture  
Information Literacy
   ARTS 209 Art as Communication HFA
   ENGL 102 Composition and Literature HFA
   HIEU 201 History of Western Civilization I SBS
   HIEU 202 History of Western Civilization II SBS
   HIUS 221 OR Survey of American History I SBS
       HIUS 223 United States History On Site SBS
   HIUS 222 Survey of American History II SBS
   MUSC 200 Music, Art, Worship and Culture HFA
Communication
  COMS 101 Speech Communication  
  ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric HFA
  ENGR 270 Technical Communication  
  SCOM 110 AND Media and Culture  
      SCOM 226 Interpersonal and Group Communication  
Biblical Worldview
   BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey  
   BIBL 110 New Testament Survey  
   BIBL 205 Old Testament Life and Literature  
   BWVW 101 Biblical Worldview I  
   BWVW 102 Biblical Worldview II  
   EVAN 101 Evangelism and Christian Life  
   GLST 220 Intercultural Communication and Engagement SBS
   PSYC 150 Psychology of Relationship Development SBS
   THEO 201 Theology Survey I  
   THEO 202 Theology Survey II  
   UNIV 101 University Core Competencies  
Critical Thinking
   ARTS 105 Art Appreciation HFA
   ARTS 205 20th-21st Century Art HFA
   ARTS 214 Art, Culture, and Technlogy HFA
   CINE 101 Cinematic Arts Appreciation I HFA
   CSTU 101 OR Humanities in Western Culture HFA
       CSTU 102 The Humanities Abroad HFA
   ENGL 201 American Literature I HFA
   ENGL 202 American Literature II HFA
   ENGL 215 English Literature I HFA
   ENGL 216 English Literature II HFA
   ENGL 221 World Literature I HFA
   ENGL 222 World Literature II HFA
   GLST 290 Cultural Anthropology SBS
   GOVT 200 Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise SBS
   GOVT 210 Introduction to Political Science SBS
   GOVT 220 American Government SBS
   Language Chinese, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Spanish
(100/200 Level), or Sign Language - ASL
HFA
   MUSC 103 Music Appreciation HFA
   MUSC 213 Survey of Popular and Jazz Music Literature HFA
   MUSC 311 Music History (Antiquity - 1750) HFA
   MUSC 312 Music History (Since 1750) HFA
   MUSC 313 History of Music and Worship HFA
   MUSC 314 Music in World Cultures HFA
   MUSC 371 Survey of Songwriting Literature HFA
   PHIL 201 Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas HFA
   PSYC 101 General Psychology SBS
   PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology SBS
   SOCI 200 Introduction to Sociology SBS
   SOCI 201 Social Problems SBS
   STEM 101 Industrial Energy I NSM
   STEM 201 Industrial Energy II NSM
   THEA 101 Theatre Appreciation HFA

NOTE:  All courses except ENGL and Language qualify for the General Education elective.


INTEGRATIVE COURSES  
Integrative courses are required for all Bachelor of Arts degrees.  The following courses are approved Integrative Courses.  
   BWVW 301 Biblical Worldview Seminar HFA
   CINE 340 Theology and Cinema HFA
   CSTU 301 Film as Art HFA
   CSTU 310 Religion and the Arts in Western Culture HFA
   ENGL 415 Diversity: Advanced World Literature HFA
   ENGL 416 Writing HFA
   ENGL 442 Musical Theatre HFA
   ENGL 460 Christian Literature HFA
   ENGL 462 Religious Issues in Dramatic Literature HFA
   GEOG 410 Global Issues in Geography SBS
   HIEU 466 Renaissance and Reformation Europe SBS
   HLTH 400 Contemporary Health Issues SBS
   INDS 499 Integration of Faith and Learning Through the Washington Semester Fellowship  
   NASC 315 Environmental Science NSM
   PHIL 429 The Thought of St. Augustine HFA
   PHIL 465 The Thought of C.S. Lewis HFA
   PHIL 468 The Thought of J.R.R. Tolkein HFA
   PHSC 310 Astronomy: An Integrated Approach NSM
   SPAN 324 Christianity in Latin America SBS
   THEO 324 Theology of Suffering and Disability SBS
   THEO 340 Theology and Politics SBS

This list of approved general education courses for residential programs is also published online at http://www.liberty.edu/gened.

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General Education Requirements for Online Programs

The General Education Requirements for some majors may vary; however, the General Education requirements for most majors leading to a Bachelor of Science and Associates of Arts in the Liberty University Online programs are:

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) (42-48 hrs) (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Communication (6 hrs)
Communications Elective 3**
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Math, Science & Technology (9 hrs)
INFT 101 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning (D) 1 3
Math Elective (MATH 115 or higher) 3**
Natural Science Elective 3**
Information Literacy (6 hrs) 3**
ENGL 102 Composition and Literature 3
History Elective 3**
Critical Thinking (6 hrs)
Humanities Elective 3**
PHIL 201 Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas 3
Biblical Worldview (9 hrs)
APOL 104 Contemporary Worldviews (D) 3
BIBL 104 Survey of Biblical Literature (D) 3
THEO 104 Introduction to Christian Thought (D) 3
Skills & Knowledge (6-12 hrs)
General Education Elective 3**
Social Science Elective 3**
*The General Education Requirements for some majors may vary; however, the listed courses are General Education requirements for most majors leading to a Bachelor of Science in the Liberty University Online programs.
**Choose from the Approved General Education Course List at www.luonline.com/generaleducation

Waived without appeal/exception for all students when one or more of the following are met: 1. Accredited college transcript on file indicating a conferred AA or higher. 2. 60 official transfer hours. 3. Resident LU student transferring to LUO without breaking enrollment (resident breaking enrollment rules not LUO) and has taken GNED/BVWV 101. 4. 90+ credits on unofficial transcripts. 5. Student has broken enrollment from LUO within the last three catalog years.

Associate of Arts (A.A.) (39 hrs) (Online)
General Education Core Competency Requirements (33 hrs)
COMMUNICATION (6 hrs)
Communications Elective 3
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (9 hrs)
INFT 101 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning (D) 3
MATH____ (MATH 115 or higher)
Natural Science Elective 3
INFORMATION LITERACY (6 hrs)
ENGL 102 Composition and Literature 3
History Elective 3
CRITICAL THINKING (3 hrs)
PHIL 201 Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas 3
BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW (9 hrs)
APOL 104 Contemporary Worldviews (D) 3
BIBL 104 Survey of Biblical Literature (D) 3
THEO 104 Introduction to Christian Thought (D) 3
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE (6 hrs)
General Education Elective 3
Social Science Elective 3

Approved General Education Courses for Online Programs

LUO General Education: Core Competency Requirements

The general education courses support the mission and philosophy of Liberty University. All associate and bachelor degree seeking students are required to complete the general education requirements.

Courses with an asterisk (*) are offered online. Courses without an asterisk have been approved to satisfy general education requirements through transfer or residency. Students should not take courses at another institution without written Transient Approval.

The following list contains online (distance education) general education courses including all those that fall into each of the three areas listed below.

  1. humanities/fine arts (HFA);
  2. social/behavioral sciences (SBS); and
  3. natural science/mathematics (NSM).
Communication
BUSI 300 Business Communications*  
COMS 101 Speech Communication*  
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric* HFA
ENGL 333 Modern Grammar* HFA
ENGL 350 Advanced Expository Writing* HFA
Any 100-400 level course from the following disciplines that meets the University's general education guidelines: JOUR, SCOM, and STCO
Mathematics, Science and Technology
Math
MATH 115 Mathematics for Liberal Arts* NSM
MATH 121 College Algebra* NSM
MATH 201 Introduction to Probability and Statistics* NSM
Any 100-400 level course higher than MATH 115
MATH transfer credit (1XX, 2XX, 3XX, 4XX) may be considered through the course substitution process
Natural Science
BIOL 101 Principles of Biology* NSM
BIOL 103 Principles of Biology Lab* NSM
PHSC 210 Elements of Earth Science* NSM
PHSC 211 Elements of Earth Science Lab* NSM
Any 100-400 level course from the following disciplines that meets the University’s general education guidelines: BIOL, CHEM, ENVR, NASC, PHSC and PHYS
Technology
INFT 101 Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning*  
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications*  
CSCI 111 Introduction to Programming  
CSCI 112 Advanced Programming  
Information Literacy
ENGL 102 Composition and Literature* HFA
ENGL 103 Technical Communication for the Professions*  
History
HIEU 201 History of Western Civilization I* SBS
HIEU 202 History of Western Civilization II* SBS
HIEU 425 The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era* SBS
HIUS 221 Survey of American History I* SBS
HIUS 222 Survey of American History II* SBS
HIUS 223 Survey of American History I Onsite* SBS
HIUS 380 Modern American Military History* SBS
HIUS 420 Civil War and Reconstruction* SBS
HIWD 370 Comparative Civilizations* SBS
Any 100-400 level course from the following disciplines that meets the University’s general education guidelines: HIEU, HIUS, HIST and HIWD
Critical Thinking
PHIL 201 Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas* HFA
Humanities and Fine Arts
ANTH 203 World Religion SBS
ARTS 105 Art Appreciation HFA
CSTU 101 Western Culture* HFA
ENGL 201 American Literature I HFA
ENGL 202 American Literature II* HFA
ENGL 215 English Literature I HFA
ENGL 216 English Literature II* HFA
ENGL 221 World Literature I HFA
ENGL 222 World Literature II HFA
MUSC 103 Music Appreciation HFA
THEA 101 Theatre Appreciation HFA
Any 100-400 level course from the following disciplines that meets the University’s general education guidelines: CSTU and PHIL
Any 100-400 level Foreign and Modern Language course from the following disciplines that meets the University’s general education guidelines: CGRM, CHIN, CSMA, CSPA, FREN, GREK, GRMN, HBRW LANG, SPAN,  etc. (Conversational languages are for use in Bachelor of Science degree programs only.)
Biblical Worldview
RELIGION for Non-Religion Majors
APOL 104 Contemporary Worldviews*  
BIBL 104 Survey of Biblical Literature*  
THEO 104 Introduction to Christian Thought*  
RELIGION for Religion Majors
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey*  
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey*  
CRST 290 History of Life* NSM
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life*  
THEO 201 Theology Survey I*  
THEO 202 Theology Survey II*  
Skills and Knowledge
Social Science
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics* SBS
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics* SBS
ECON 350 Classical Economics* SBS
GLST 200 Introduction to Global Studies* SBS
GOVT 200 Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise* SBS
GOVT 220 American Government* SBS
HIEU 201 History of Western Civilization I* SBS
HIEU 202 History of Western Civilization II* SBS
HIEU 425 The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era* SBS
HIUS 221 Survey of American History I* SBS
HIUS 222 Survey of American History II* SBS
HIUS 223 Survey of American History I Onsite* SBS
HIUS 380 Modern American Military History* SBS
HIUS 420 Civil War and Reconstruction* SBS
HIWD 370 Comparative Civilizations* SBS
HLTH 216 Personal Health  
HLTH 252 Drugs in Society* SBS
PSYC 101 General Psychology* SBS
PYSC 210 Developmental Psychology* SBS
SOCI 200 Introduction to Sociology* SBS
SOCI 201 Social Problems* SBS
Any 100-400 level course from the following disciplines that meets the University’s general education guidelines: ANTH, ECON, GEOG, GLST, GOVT, HIEU, HIUS, HIST, HIWD, PSYC and SOCI

General Education
This elective may be fulfilled by approved courses within the Humanities and Fine Arts, Natural Science, Math, Technology, History, Social Science disciplines or STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Restrictions may apply to some majors. General education electives must meet the University's general education guidelines.

This list of approved general education courses for online programs is published online at http://www.liberty.edu/online/approved-general-education-courses/.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR OUT OF STATE STUDENTS
In addition to Liberty University’s general education requirements, distance education students may also be required to fulfill additional requirements set by their home states. Details by state will be added to the Degree Completion Plan. Specific Degree Completion Plans for each state whose requirements differ are available from Liberty University Online Advising.



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