American Pathways Univeristy

General Education

A.A. GENERAL EDUCATION

 

The Associate of Arts degree combines the General Education/Liberal Arts Core Curriculum courses, professional field emphasis, and electives. The Associate of Arts prepares students for further study toward the baccalaureate degree and careers in a profession emphasis. Generally, the associate degree can be completed in two years of study. Of the credits required for an Associate degree, a minimum of 30 credits must be taken at APU.

 

An A.A. degree gives students an advantage in pursuing professional and career objectives. The University endeavors to assist students in job placement, but there is no guarantee of employment.

 

A.A. Degree General Education/Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Requirement (27 Credits)

 

Course No. and Course Title                                                                                                                                                  Credits

COMMUNICATION (6 credits)

•Introduction to Writing

ENG 101 English Composition I                                                                                                                                      3

ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric                                                                                                                               3

LANGUAGE (2 credits from the following courses)

•Classical Language: Hebrew I (LAN 121) or Greek I (LAN 131) or                                                                           2

•Modern Language: Spanish I (LAN 161) or English I (LAN 101)                                                                             2

ARTS AND HUMANITIES (6 credits)

•The Arts and Literature

FNA 208 Film Appreciation or MUS 201 Music Appreciation or LIT 201 Intro. to Literature                       3

• Philosophy

PHL 211 Intro. to Ethics and Society                                                                                                                              3

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (6 credits)

•History

HIS 121 Survey of Western Civilization I                                                                                                                      3

•Social and Political Systems

POL 111 American National Government or ECO 201 Intro. to Economics or

SOC 221 Intro. to Sociology or PSY 201 General Psychology                                                                      3

MATHEMATICS (3 credits)

MAT 110 College Algebra or MAT 211 General Statistics                                                                                       3

SCIENCE (4 credits from the following courses)

SCI 201 Intro. to Astronomy                                                                                              4

SCI 211 Earth Systems Science                                                                                                                                         4

SCI 221 History of Science and the Scientific Method                                                                                               4

 

Note that certain courses required to meet APU’s General Education A.A. requirement must be completed at APU –– they are: HIS 121 Survey of Western Civilization I, PHL 211 Introduction to Ethics and Society, and one science course.

 

A.A. Degree Professional Emphasis (30 credits)

 

At least 30 credits must be from the core course requirements of a major field with career concentrations in a profession or occupation. Courses designated by “†” must be included in the 30-credit requirement of the A.A. These 30 credits must be completed during the Sophomore year and be 300-level courses. Where there is an insufficient number 300-level courses in the major core course requirement, a student may select additional 300-level courses from a concentration within the major field in order to complete the 30-credit requirement.

 

B.A. GENERAL EDUCATION

 

B.A. Degree General Education/Liberal Arts Core Curriculum Requirement (41 credits)

 

A General Education Core Curriculum is required of every student for graduation regardless of his or her area of formal technical, vocational or professional concentration. The General Education/Liberal Arts Core Curriculum includes courses in English, speech, history and civilization, literature, philosophy and ethics, sociology, economics, science (either from computing, mathematics, or physical or biological science), the fine arts, and political science and leadership.

 

A B.A. degree gives students an advantage in pursuing professional and career objectives. The University endeavors to assist students in job placement, but there is no guarantee of employment.

 

Course No. and Course Title                                                                                                                                                  Credits

COMMUNICATION (6 credits)

ENG 101 English Composition I                                                                                                                                      3

ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric                                                                                                                               3

LANGUAGE (6 credits)

•Classical Language: Hebrew I & II (LAN 121 & 122) or Greek I & II (LAN 131, 132) or                                   2

•Modern Language: Spanish I & II (LAN 161, 162) or English I & II (LAN 101, 102)                                        2

•Language Practicum: LAN 251, 252, 253, or 254 Language Practicum                                                                 2

ARTS AND HUMANITIES (9 credits)

•The Arts and Literature

FNA 208 Film Appreciation or MUS 201 Music Appreciation or LIT 201 Intro to Literature                         3

• Philosophy

PHL 201 Figures in Western Philosophy                                                                                                                       3

PHL 211 Intro. to Ethics and Society                                                                                                                              3

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (9 credits)

•History

HIS 121 Survey of Western Civilization I                                                                                                                      3

HIS 131 Survey of Western Civilization II or

HIS 221 American/US History to 1865 or HIS 231 American/US History Since 1865                            3

•Social and Political Systems

POL 111 American National Government or ECO 201 Intro. to Economics or

SOC 221 Intro. to Sociology or PSY 201 General Psychology                                                                      3

MATHEMATICS (3 credits)

MAT 110 College Algebra or MAT 211 General Statistics                                                                                       3

SCIENCE (8 credits from the following courses)

SCI 201 Intro. to Astronomy                                                                                              4

SCI 211 Earth Systems Science                                                                                                                                        4

SCI 221 History of Science and the Scientific Method                                                                                              4

 

Note that certain courses required to meet APU’s General Education B.A. requirement must be completed at APU –– they are: HIS 121 Survey of Western Civilization I, PHL 201 Figures in Western Philosophy, PHL 211 Introduction to Ethics and Society, and one science course.

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