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The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

64 total units necessary for completion of degree

Purpose

California Christian College recognizes the need for a strong general education background as foundational for all areas of study. The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies is designed to address that need. It provides general education courses equivalent to those offered at other educational institutions but within a Christian context, taught by Christian instructors, and informed by a biblical world view. This two-year program allows students who may not sense a call into vocational ministry the opportunity to experience a Christian College environment while accumulating credits likely to transfer into a major at another institution. All of the credits accumulated in the A.A. in Liberal Studies can also be applied directly to a B.A. degree at California Christian College.

Program Objectives: Students who complete the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies should be able to:

  1. Articulate an integrated world view consistent with biblical truth and historic evangelical Christian faith.
  2. Discuss and evaluate significant historical events, prominent ideologies, and influential philosophical movements.
  3. Analyze and interpret written texts and oral presentations.
  4. Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  5. Display intellectual maturity by applying appropriate methods of critical thinking to problems and issues.
  6. Demonstrate competency in computer skills and information literacy.
  7. Survey the general contents of the Bible and the historical settings from which it emerged.

Requirements for completion of the Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies

   Units necessary for completion of degree:  64 (remedial courses do not count toward the total of 64 units)

Category

Course Name

Units

Ministry Ministry Foundations

3

Biological & Physical Science Intro to Biology

4

Social & Behavioral Science Intro to Sociology

3

Intro to Psychology

3

Mathematics Algebra

3

Business & Information Technology Intro to Computers
Financial Management

3
3

Humanities & Fine Arts Art: Art Appreciation

3

English/Language Arts: College Research & Writing
Introduction to Literature

3
3

Communication: Oral Communication
Written Communication

3
3

Philosophy: Critical Thinking
Into to Philosophy or Biblical Ethics

3
3

History: Intro to Western Civilization or Church History Foundations

3

History of the Ancient Near East or History of the First Century

3

Religious Studies: History & Literature of the OT
History Literature of the NT

3
3

Total required units:                                                                                                                   55

Elective units:                                                                                                                              9

Total units for Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies:                                                                      64