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College of Liberal Studies

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Description
Informed by the Christian tradition, the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies at the University of Fort Lauderdale is the framework for our undergraduate education. It provides for the development of broad knowledge and abilities to prepare students to recognize and appreciate the wholeness of life. Students will develop skills important to the responsibilities of a well-educated person. The Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies provides students a foundation for life-long learning, responsible leadership in their communities, and meaningful service in the world.

Program Objectives
A graduate of the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program will be able to:
1. Articulate and defend a clear intellectual argument in oral and written form;
2. Collect, evaluate and synthesize evidence relevant to an issue or question;
3. Act with intellectual integrity;
4. Identify and assess the ethical dimensions of an issue;
5. Describe principal elements of Western civilization’s intellectual tradition;
6. Apply the Western civilization’s intellectual tradition in analyzing current issues;
7. Identify the key intellectual contributions of non-Western societies;
8. Communicate the main academic principles of the student's chosen degree concentration.


Prerequisites
Students must meet the entrance requirements of University of Fort Lauderdale.

Note:
This is degree requires 120 credit hours. Students must complete 45 General Education credits and the remaining hours within one of six areas of concentrations offered.

General Studies Requirement (45 credits):
  Course Names Credits

 

College Algebra

(3 credits)
  Computers (3 credits)
  English I & II (6 credits)

(100-200 THE/REL/MIN)

General Elective

(3 credits)

(100-200 HUM/SOC. SCI)

General Elective

(3 credits)
  Health/Science (3 credits)
  History I & II (6 credits)

 

Psychology

(3 credits)

 

Political Science

(3 credits)
  Sociology (3 credits)
  Principles and Practices of Leadership (3 credits)

 

Speech Communication

(3 credits)
  Strategies for Student Success (3 credits)
     
History (30 Credits):
Course Code Course Names Credits

HIS 106

Historical Themes in World Civilization

(3 credits)
HIS 131 Church History (3 credits)
HIS 211 Middle East History (3 credits)
HIS 212 African History (3 credits)

HIS 220

History of Asia

(3 credits)
HIS 225 History of Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean (3 credits)
HIS 227 History of South America (6 credits)

HIS 230

20th Century World History

(3 credits)

HIS 310

Survey of the History of Religions

(3 credits)
HIS 320 History Through the Arts (3 credits)
HIS 330 American Legal History (3 credits)

HIS 420

Advanced Topics in Ancient History

(3 credits)
HIS 430 Special Topics in History (3 credits)
     
Electives (12 -15 credits):
  Option 1:  
  Course Names Credits

 

Two (2) concentrations of 30 credits each

(60 credits)
  Two (2) free electives (6 credits)
  Three (3) electives spread over the two concentrations (9 credits)
     
  Option 2:  
  Course Names Credits
  Three (3) concentrations of 21 credits each (63 credits)
  Two (2) free electives (6 credits)

 

Two (s) electives spread over the three concentrations

(6 credits)
     
     

 


 
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