The courses below represent the 33 credits earned in the Arts & Culture degree, but 60 credits are required to earn an associate's degree. Therefore, in addition to completing the Arts & Culture courses, 27 additional credits are needed to graduate with the Arts & Culture associate's degree. These "additional" credits can come from a variety of sources, like previous college credits earned (C- or above), Roberts Pathway courses, credit for life and work experiences, prior learning assessments like Life Learning Papers (LLPs), DSST/CLEP exams, Military Transcripts, and other approved training. Each applicant will receive a thorough transfer credit evaluation (TCE) with a personalized and detailed plan for graduation. This program allows students to transfer credits into the program or start with zero credits.
PHIL 2202: Philosophical Ethics | 3 credits
In this course, students study the traditional systems of ethical decision-making, including a number of Christian perspectives, and apply what they learn to the analysis of vexing ethical and social issues in contemporary society such as abortion, affirmative action, capital punishment, cloning, constitutional freedoms, euthanasia, pacifism and just war, and extreme poverty. The goal of this course is for students to develop a familiarity with ethical argumentation, some sophistication in developing and articulating justifiable ethical perspectives, and a well-founded, internalized ethical sensibility to guide them in their lives.
POLS 3100: Principles of Political Science | 3 credits
In this study of the development of political theory and organization into modern political forms, emphasis is placed on the problems of law, constitutions, political parties, public opinion, organization, administration, and international law.
LITR 1010: Introduction to Literature | 3 credits
This course acquaints students with major literary genres such as fiction, drama, and poetry.
COMD 2203: Media, Religion, and Faith | 3 credits
This course examines the interplay between media, religion, and faith from a Christian perspective. Religious culture and Christian culture often coexist in an uneasy, if not openly hostile, tension with the media. This course seeks to understand the causes and potential responses to this tension.
COMM 1105: Oral Communication | 3 credits
A theoretical and contextual overview of the processes of oral expression and the features of human communication. Includes the basic principles, components, and skills for the development and delivery of presentations in oral, mediated, and other communicative contexts.
ARTS 2910: Reforming Art | 2 credits
This course focuses on the interconnection between art and theology, particularly during the birth of the Enlightenment through the Reformation period. Students examine the function of art as visual media correlated to Judeo-Christian theological context of the time.
FNAR 2300: The Art of Film | 3 credits
Students examine film history and literature as well as the impact of film on popular culture. Film's potential for raising and exploring meaningful issues and its capacity to instruct and edify are considered.
HIST 1400: Western History in Global Context | 3 credits
This course will examine particular topics in non-Western history. The topics, as the geographical areas, will change from year to year. Areas covered may include Africa, China, Japan, the Middle East, and India. Historical periods may include anything from the ancient to the modern period.
MUSC 2302: Music History and Literature II | 3 credits
The literature, stylistic features, and historical background of 17th century through the early Romantic music are examined. The relationships between music and general culture are also examined.
Art Elective | 3 credits
Music Elective | 3 credits
Total credits: 33