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Philosophy and Religion - AA

Fine Arts & Humanities

Contact: Charles Kerschen (620)665-3529
Department Chair: Cynthia Rapp (620)665-3384

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Some Credit Hours

This degree requires 60 credit hours.

First Semester

Course Title Credits
PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

RE102 Old Testament Literature 3

The Old Testament, its transmission; history of Hebrew Commonwealth; the literature produced during its various historical periods; the changes occurring in religious concepts of God, human, sin, covenant and suffering; the biblical philosophy of history.

SH101 Public Speaking 3

Principles and practices of oral communication that will help the student develop skills in communication and acquire an understanding of oral communication as a vital human skill and activity.

TH115 Theatre Appreciation 3

A study of the background of the theatre including, but not limited to, a historical overview of the theatre, selected play script readings from historical periods, surveys of playwrights and their times and critical analyses of play scripts read.

English Composition I Option EN100/EN101 3
Course Title Credits
EN100 English Composition IB 3.00-3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00-3.00

Semester Total - 15

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
EN102 English Composition II 3

Development of critical reading and writing skills, through the exploration of literary texts in thematic units, with additional emphasis on research and persuasive writing.
Pre-Reqs: EN101 English Composition IA with a grade of C or higher, or EN100 English Comp IB with a grade of C or higher, or EN101H English Comp IA with a grade of C or higher

HI115 History of Ancient Rome 3

Origin of Rome, history of Republic and Early Empire, decline and fall of Roman Empire, origins and development of Christianity and origins and development of Feudalism.

MA106 College Algebra 3

Theory of equations, functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, determinants and matrices.
Pre-Reqs: HS GPA over 3.5, or Accuplacer NextGen QuantReason, Alg,Stats Score 263 or Above, or ACT Math Score of 21 or higher, or MA105 Intermediate Algebra with a grade of C or higher

RE101 New Testament Literature 3

Introduction to the New Testament Literature as a literary product of the early Christian movement and an exploration of the nature of its life and thought.

All Electives 3
Semester Total - 15

Third Semester

Course Title Credits
PL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3

Origin and development of significant concepts that have influenced modern man''s ideological heritage.

PL103 Introductory Logic 3

Language as a logical tool, formal and informal fallacies involved in thinking including argumentation, definition, deduction, induction, categorical propositions and syllogisms, analogy, probability inference and the scientific method.

PS201 Psychology of Personality 3

An examination of psychoanalytic, behavioral, trait, cognitive, humanistic and other contemporary theories of human personality including personality research, assessment and applications.
Pre-Reqs: PS100 General Psychology with grade of C or higher

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3

Development and interaction of the individual in society with consideration of the culture, structures, functions of societies, social groups and institutions with emphasis on social interaction and its relation to personality and human action.

Biology Options 4
Course Title Credits
BI101 General Biology 4.00-4.00

BI104 Biology I 5.00-5.00

Semester Total - 16

Fourth Semester

Course Title Credits
PL104 Ethics 3

The dynamics of moral decision-making with consideration of major ethical systems and their biblical, theological and philosophical foundations.

RE106 Introduction to World Religions 3

An introduction to the major religious traditions of the Eastern and Western world.

SH122 Voice and Diction 3

Improving the speaking voice by gaining control over articulation and pronunciation; anatomy of speaking mechanism, the International Phonetic Alphabet and nuances of regional or foreign accents and dialects; performance-oriented but practical for non-performing students who wish to improve their speaking abilities.

SO201 Social Problems 3

Problems of personal, social disorganization; adolescence, juvenile delinquency, crime, mental illness, unemployment and family instability; methods of prevention and treatment.
Pre-Reqs: SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology

Physical Science Options 4
Course Title Credits
PY103 Physical Geology 3.00-3.00

PY104L Physical Geology Lab 1.00-1.00

PY110 Physical Science 5.00-5.00

PY112 General Physics I 5.00-5.00

PY201 Engineering Physics I 5.00-5.00

Semester Total - 16

This is a suggested sequence of courses based on the average student load. Not all courses are offered every semester. Consult with your advisor for more information.
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