Associate of Arts in General Studies
Arts & Sciences Department
The Associate of Arts in General Studies is a two-year program designed to provide the student with general education knowledge and skills, along with an overview of the Bible and Christian theology.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Basic knowledge of biblical content and Christian Theology.
- Essentials of a proper methodology to interpret and apply the English Bible.
- Commitment to growth in Christian character and lifestyle.
- Write effectively with precision and detail to communicate the intended message.
- Understand and apply mathematical and scientific principles.
- Use current technology for educational and work-related purposes.
- Compose and deliver speeches which clearly and effectively communicate the intended message.
- Demonstrate critical thinking skills through integration of Christian theology and worldview with other academic disciplines.
- Identify informational needs, search effectively for resources, evaluate sources, and ethically integrate information to accomplish academic goals
- Complete a minimum of 62 semester credit hours.
- A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
- At least 30 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
- Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
- Meet course requirements in the following areas:
Bible/Theology (18.5 credits)
- Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
- Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
- New Testament Survey (BT 106)
- Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
- Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
- Bible/Theology Elective
- Servant Leader Training Seminar (CCS 115)
- Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
- Chapel (CCS 110)
General Studies (34.5 credits)
- Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
- Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
- English Composition (ENG 101)
- Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
- Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
- Western Civilization 1 or 2 (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 or 2 (HIS 235/236)
- Christian Life and Worldview (HUM 111)
- Introduction to Human Biology and Lab (SCI 241/242) or Introduction to Earth Science and Lab (SCI 230/231)
- Mathematics Elective
- General Studies Electives
Electives (9 credits)
The professors in the general studies classes are passionate about the subject and have a desire for students to learn, be impacted, and apply what they’ve learned in regular life. At Emmaus I was taught not only the flow in history and events, but I was also taught to observe history in such a way that examines the worldviews at the times. I learned not just to memorize what happened but to study why certain events occurred and look at history through multiple perspectives.
Get a more detailed look at the 2 year course plan for the associate of arts in General Studies.