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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

WRIT1310

3

WRIT1311 3

MATH 1315

3

COMM 1310

3

BIOL 1315

3

BIOL 1316

3

HIST 1310

3

HIST 1311 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 or RELS 2310

3

CHEM, PHSC or PHYS elective

3

ANTH 1310

3

PSYC 1310

3

PHIL 2310

3

MATH 2315

3

FOREIGN LANG I

3

FOREIGN LANG II

3

ENGL elective 2000 level

3

WRIT 2320

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

RELS elective

3

ANTH elective

3

WRIT elective

3

PSYC elective

3

PSYC elective

3

SOCI elective

3

ENGL elective
2000 level or higher

6

ENGL elective
3000 level or higher

6

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8

Credit Hours

PSYC 3340

3

ACSM 4110

1

SOCI 4315

3

ANTH 4310

3

Humanities elective

3

ENGL 4320

3

ENGL 4310

3

ENGL 4325

3

ENGL 4315

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, ART, ENGL, HIST, MUSI, PHIL, RELS and foreign language courses.

Additional requirements: 2 service learning credits

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. Recognize and describe major concepts, assumptions, and theoretical perspectives from the field of psychology.
  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

WRIT 1310

3

WRIT 1311 3

MATH 1315

3

COMM 1310

3

BIOL 1315

3

BIOL 1316

3

HIST 1310

3

HIST 1311

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 or RELS 2310

3

CHEM, PHSC or PHYS elective

3

ANTH 1310

3

PSYC 1310

3

PHIL 2310

3

MATH 2315

3

FOREIGN LANG I

3

FOREIGN LANG II

3

ENGL literature elective
2000 level

3

WRIT 2320

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

ANTH 2000 level elective

3

ANTH 3000 level elective

3

RELS 2000 level elective

3

ENGL 3000 level elective

3

SOCI 2000 level elective

3

SOCI 3000 level elective

3

PSYC 2000 level elective 6

PSYC 3000 level elective

6

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8

Credit Hours

ENGL 4000 level elective

3

ACSM 4310

1

Humanities elective

3

ANTH 4310

3

PSYC 3000 level elective or higher

3

SOCI 4315

3

SOCI 3000 level elective or higher

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

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

Additional requirements: 2 service learning credits

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

WRIT1310

3

WRIT 1311 3

MATH 1315

3

COMM 1310

3

BIOL 1315

3

BIOL 1316

3

HIST 1310

3

HIST 1311

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 or RELS 2310

3

CHEM, PHSC, or PHYS elective

3

ANTH 1310

3

PSYC 1310

3

PHIL 2310

3

MATH 2315

3

FOREIGN LANG I

3

FOREIGN LANG II

3

ENGL 2000 level elective

3

WRIT 2320

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

ANTH 2310

3

ANTH 3000 level elective

3

ENGL 2000 level elective

3

ENGL 3000 level elective

3

PSYC 3000 level elective

3

SOCI 3000 level elective

3

RELS 2000 level

6

RELS 3000 level elective

6

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8

Credit Hours

ENGL 4000 level elective

3

ACSM 4110

1

PSYC 4000 level elective

3

ANTH 4310

3

SOCI 4000 level elective

3

Humanities elective

3

Humanities elective

3

RELS 4000 level elective

3

RELS 4000 level elective

3

RELS 4630

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

Additional requirements: 2 service learning credits

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

WRIT 1310

3

WRIT 1311 3

MATH 1315

3

COMM 1310

3

BIOL 1315

3

BIOL 1316

3

HIST 1310

3

HIST 1311

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 or RELS 2310

3

CHEM, PHSC, PHYS elective

3

ANTH 1310

3

PSYC 1310

3

PHIL 2310

3

MATH 2315

3

FOREIGN LANG I

3

FOREIGN LANG II

3

ENGL 2000  level elective

3

WRIT 2320

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

ANTH 2310

3

ANTH 3000 level elective

3

ENGL 3000 level elective

3

RELS 3000 level elective

3

PSYC 2000 level elective or higher

3

PSYC 3000 level elective

3

SOCI 2000 level elective

3

SOCI 3320

3

SOCI 3310

3

SOCI 3340

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8

Credit Hours

ENGL 4000 level elective

3

ACSM 4110

1

Humanities elective

3

ANTH 4310

3

PSYC 3000 level elective

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

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

Additional requirements: 2 service learning credits

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 Our Lady of the Lake College .

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 OLOLC including the return of all materials borrowed from the College Library;
  • Completion of the General Education Core;
  • Fulfilling College requirements for successfully completing two courses using service-learning (SL).