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BACHELOR OF ARTS
Liberal Studies


English Concentration
Psychology Concentration
Religious Studies Concentration
Sociology Concentration


English Concentration

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Liberal Studies program, students will:

  1. Appraise the literary, visual and performing arts as forms of human expression within their historical and social contexts.
  2. Articulate the collective and individual human experience within historical, social, psychological and philosophical contexts.
  3. Acknowledge and respect all forms of human diversity.
  4. Apply theories and techniques of intellectual inquiry to search for well-reasoned solutions to human problems.
  5. Appreciate the Franciscan values of compassion, understanding, respect and dignity.
  6. Apply techniques of effective written communication within a variety of discourse communities.
  7. Apply analytical and critical reading skills when engaging a variety of written texts.
  8. Apply techniques of effective oral communication in individual, group and public contexts.
  9. Apply a variety of analytical and theoretical perspectives when engaging literary texts.
  10. Demonstrate a sense of aesthetic judgment when responding to literary texts.

Curriculum Plan

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

ACSM 1310

3

ENGL 1310

3

ENGL 1311 3

MATH 1315

3

SPCH 1310

3

BIOL 1315

3

BIOL 1316

3

PSYC 1310

3

ANTH 1310 3

SOCI 1310

3

BIOL 1315L or 1316L

1

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

16

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

RELS 1310

3

PHIL 2310

3

HIST 1310

3

HIST 1311

3

PHIL 2315

3

MATH 2315

3

FOREIGN LANG I

3

FOREIGN LANG II

3

ENGL literature elective 2000 level

3

ENGLISH 2320

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

PSYC or SOCI 2000 level

3

ANTH elective 3000 level

3

Humanities elective 2000 level

3

PSYC or SOCI 3000 level

3

ENGL 2335 or 2345

3

ENGL literature elective 3000 level

3

ENGL 2336 or 2346

3

ENGL 3310 or 3340

3

RELS elective
2000 level or higher

3

RELS elective
3000 level or higher

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8

Credit Hours

ENGL 4315

3

ACSM 4110

1

PSYC 3310 or 3325

3

ANTH 4310

3

SOCI 4315

3

Elective

3

ENGL 4310

3

ENGL 4325

3

ENGL 4320

3

ENGL 4630

6

 Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

16

Total hours for Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies, English Concentration, 123 Credit Hours

Humanities electives can be taken from ANTH, ENGL, HIST, LING, MUSI, RELS and foreign language courses.

Psychology Concentration

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Liberal Studies Program, students will:

  1. Appraise the literary, visual and performing arts as forms of human expression within their historical and social contexts.
  2. Articulate the collective and individual human experience within historical, social, psychological and philosophical contexts.
  3. Acknowledge and respect all forms of human diversity.
  4. Apply theories and techniques of intellectual inquiry to search for well-reasoned solutions to human problems.
  5. Appreciate the Franciscan values of compassion, understanding, respect and dignity.
  6. Apply techniques of effective written communication within a variety of discourse communities.
  7. Apply analytical and critical reading skills when engaging a variety of written texts.
  8. Apply techniques of effective oral communication in individual, group and public contexts.
  9. Apply a variety of analytical and theoretical perspectives when engaging literary texts.
  10. Demonstrate understanding of human behavior and mental processes by integrating two or more perspectives.

Curriculum Plan

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

ACSM 1310

3

ENGL 1310

3

ENGL 1311 3

MATH 1315

3

SPCH 1310

3

BIOL 1315

3

BIOL 1316

3

PSYC 1310

3

ANTH 1310

3

SOCI 1310

3

BIOL 1315L or 1316L

1

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

16

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

RELS 1310

3

PHIL 2320

3

HIST 1310

3

HIST 1311

3

PHIL 2315

3

MATH 2315

3

FOREIGN LANG I

3

FOREIGN LANG II

3

ENGL literature elective
2000 level

3

ENGLISH 2320

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

ENGL literature elective
3000 level

3

RELS elective
2000 level

3

ANTH 2310

3

ANTH elective 3000 level

3

PSYC 2330

3

PSYC 3310, 3315, or 3340

3

SOCI elective 2000 level

3

SOCI 3310

3

PSYC 2335 or 2340

3

SOCI 3315

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8

Credit Hours

ENGL literature elective
4000 level

3

ACSM 4310

1

RELS elective
4000 level

3

ANTH 4310

3

PSYC 3320 or 3325

3

SOCI 4315

3

SOCI 3320

3

PSYC 4315

3

PSYC 4310

3

PSYC 4630

6

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

16

Total hours for Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies, Psychology Concentration, 123 Credit Hours

Religious Studies Concentration

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Liberal Studies Program, students will:

  1. Appraise the literary, visual and performing arts as forms of human expression within their historical and social contexts.
  2. Articulate the collective and individual human experience within historical, social, psychological and philosophical contexts.
  3. Acknowledge and respect all forms of human diversity.
  4. Apply theories and techniques of intellectual inquiry to search for well-reasoned solutions to human problems.
  5. Appreciate the Franciscan values of compassion, understanding, respect and dignity.
  6. Apply techniques of effective written communication within a variety of discourse communities.
  7. Apply analytical and critical reading skills when engaging a variety of written texts.
  8. Apply techniques of effective oral communication in individual, group and public contexts.
  9. Demonstrate understanding of the origins, development and practices of both Christian and non-Christian religious traditions.
  10. Recognize the body-mind-spirit continuum in both psychological and physiological well-being and healing.

Curriculum Plan

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

ACSM 1310

3

ENGL 1310

3

ENGL 1311 3

MATH 1315

3

SPCH1310

3

BIOL 1315

3

BIOL 1316

3

PSYC 1310

3

ANTH 1310

3

SOCI 1310

3

BIOL 1315L or 1316L

1

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester  Credit Hours

16

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

RELS 1310

3

PHIL 2320

3

HIST 1310

3

HIST 1311

3

PHIL 2315

3

MATH 2315

3

FOREIGN LANG I

3

FOREIGN LANG II

3

ENGL literature elective
2000 level

3

ENGLISH 2320

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

Humanities elective 2000 level

3

ANTH elective
3000 level

3

Behavioral Science elective
2000 level

3

RELS 3310 or 3320

3

RELS 2310 or 2315

3

RELS elective
3000 level

3

RELS 2320 or 2321

3

ENGL Literature elective 3000 level

3

ENGL literature elective
2000 level

3

Behavioral Science elective 3000 level

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8

Credit Hours

ENGL 4315 or 4320

3

ACSM 4110

1

PSYC 3320 or 3325

3

ANTH 4310

3

SOCI 4315

3

Elective

3

RELS 4310

3

RELS 4315

3

RELS 4315

3

RELS 4330

6

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

16

Total hours for Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies, Religious Studies Concentration, 123 Credit Hours

Humanities elective can be taken from ANTH, ENGL, HIST, or LING courses
Behavioral Sciences electives can be taken from PSYC or SOCI courses.

Sociology Concentration

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Liberal Studies Program, students will:

  1. Appraise the literary, visual and performing arts as forms of human expression within their historical and social contexts.
  2. Articulate the collective and individual human experience within historical, social, psychological and philosophical contexts.
  3. Acknowledge and respect all forms of human diversity.
  4. Apply theories and techniques of intellectual inquiry to search for well-reasoned solutions to human problems.
  5. Appreciate the Franciscan values of compassion, understanding, respect and dignity.
  6. Apply techniques of effective written communication within a variety of discourse communities.
  7. Apply analytical and critical reading skills when engaging a variety of written texts.
  8. Apply techniques of effective oral communication in individual, group and public contexts.
  9. Evaluate the credibility of information sources on a social topic, bases on identifiable credentials, interests, and biases.
  10. Distinguish between social and individualistic explanations of social problems.

Curriculum Plan

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

ACSM 1310

3

ENGL 1310

3

ENGL 1311 3

MATH 1315

3

SPCH 1310

3

BIOL 1315

3

BIOL 1316

3

PSYC 1310

3

ANTH 1310

3

SOCI 1310

3

BIOL 1315L or 1316L

1

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

16

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

RELS 1310

3

PHIL 2320

3

HIST 1310

3

HIST 1311

3

PHIL 2315

3

MATH 2315

3

FOREIGN LANG I

3

FOREIGN LANG II

3

ENGL literature elective
2000  level

3

ENGLISH 2320

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

ENGL literature elective
3000 level

3

RELS elective
3000 level

3

ANTH 2310

3

ANTH elective
3000 level

3

PSYC 2330

3

PSYC 3000 level

3

SOCI 2310 or 2320

3

SOCI 3310

3

SOCI 3330

3

SOCI 3320

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8

Credit Hours

ENGL literature elective
4000 level

3

ACSM 4110

1

RELS elective
4000 level

3

ANTH 4310

3

PSYC elective
3000 level

3

SOCI 4315

3

SOCI 3315

3

SOCI 4320

3

SOCI 4310

3

SOCI 4630

6

Semester Credit Hours

15

 Semester Credit Hours

16

Total hours for Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal studies, Sociology Concentration, 123 Credit Hours

Declaration of Major

A student may declare the liberal studies degree with the desired concentration at any time, but must meet with a faculty advisor to help develop his/her individual degree plan. Requirements for acceptance into the program are the same as for acceptance to OLOLC.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of minimum semester hours and courses required for the specific degree concentration;
  • An overall grade point average of 2.00, including all transfer courses;
  • Fulfillment of the residency requirement of Our Lady of the Lake College for the baccalaureate degree (See Academic Policies section of this catalog);
  • Clearance of indebtedness to OLOLCincluding the return of all materials borrowed from the College Library;
  • Completion of the General Education Core with 2 service learning projects.