Liberal Arts Studies

Goal I: Skills (7-12 credits)

To assist students in developing foundational knowledge and skills for personal professional growth in communication, critical thinking, group dynamics, technology and mathematics.

I.1 Communication

  1. Employs public presentation skills and interviewing techniques.
  2. Examines presentation styles and receiver interaction.
  3. Practices the stages of the writing process.
  4. Utilizes the rules of accepted grammar in writing styles.
  5. Acquires skills to write a research paper.

Courses:

  1. ENG 112 Composition II ** 6& ENG 102 Public Speaking
  2. ENG 112 Composition II ** 6& CLA 201 Professional Assessment *

I.2.Critical Thinking

  1. Differentiates among fact, opinion, and assumption.
  2. Evaluates adequate and accurate evidence.
  3. Reasons logically, using deduction and induction appropriately.
  4. Examines implications & consequences of conclusions.
  5. Formulates alternate solutions.

Courses:

  1. PHL 202 Philosophy of Human Conduct ** 3

I.3.Group Dynamics

  1. Describes consensus-seeking process.
  2. Practices group problem solving.
  3. Examines group decision-making process.
  4. Investigates conflict resolution.
  5. Identifies group facilitation methods.

Courses:

  1. ENG 102 Public Speaking 3
  2. CLA 200 Liberal Arts Seminar 3
  3. CLA 201 Professional Assessment * 3
  4. PSY 489 Seminar Group Dynamics & Interpersonal Skills 2

I.4.Technology

  1. Identifies uses of technology in acquisition, processing, and dissemination of information
  2. Describes societal, individual, communal, and corporate trends in the use of technologies.
  3. Evaluates impact and ethical consequences of technology on society.
  4. Utilizes basic technological skills to access and process data for information dissemination.

Courses:

  1. CPS 104 Using Information Technology 3
  2. CPS 120 Fundamentals of Computing 3
  3. ART 110 Computer Graphics: Drawing and Layout 3
  4. ART 210 Computer Graphics: Digital Images & Animation 3
  5. MUS 246 Technology in Music I 1& MUS 247 Technology in Music II 1

I.5 Mathematics

The student reads mathematics with understanding and communicates mathematical ideas clearly, including demonstrated competence in calculation, problems solving, inductive and deductive reasoning and use of technological tools.

  1. "Reads mathematics with understanding and communicates mathematical ideas with clarity and coherence through speaking and writing." CUPM 2004
  2. Acquires the basic skills of computation, estimation, mathematical modeling and problem solving.
  3. Uses technological tools for exploring and solving mathematical problems.
  4. Applies inductive and deductive reasoning in the process of problem solving.

Courses:

  1. MTH 110 Mathematical Explorations I 3
  2. MTH 111 Mathematical Explorations II 3
  3. MTH 130 Pre-Calculus 3
  4. MTH 201 Calculus 4
  5. MTH 206 Applied Finite Mathematics 3
  6. MTH 271 Probability and Statistics 3

 * Classes offered in Accelerated Delivery Only
** Classes offered in Accelerated and Traditional Delivery