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Liberal Studies Option

Recommended Academic Plan- Effective Summer 2008

A minimum of 123 CREDITS ARE REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION



First Semester Courses

  • ENGL 015- Rhetoric and Composition (3 Credits)
  • First Year Seminar (1 Credit)
  • Health/Physical Activity (GHA, 2 Credits)
  • Humanities Elective (GH, 3 Credits)
  • Foreign Language 1 (4 Credits)
  • Natural Science Elective (GN, 3 Credits)
  • Total Credits: 16

Second Semester Courses

  • Arts Elective (GA, 3 Credits)
  • Humanities Elective (GH, 3 Credits)
  • Foreign Language 2 (4 Credits)
  • Quantification (GQ, 3 Credits)
  • Social & Behavioral Science Elective (GS, 3 Credits)
  • Total Credits: 17

Third Semester Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts Requirement (3 Credits)
  • CAS 100A- Effective Speech (GWS, 3 Credits)
  • Foreign Language 3 (4 Credits)
  • Natural Science Elective (GN, 3 Credits)
  • Social & Behavioral Science Elective (GS, 3 Credits)
  • Total Credits: 16

Fourth Semester Courses

  • Art Elective (GA, 3 Credits)
  • Bachelor of Arts Requirement (3 Credits)
  • ENGL 202 (GWS, 3 Credits)
  • Health/Physical Activity (GHA, 1 Credit)
  • Natural Science Elective/Lab (GN, 4 Credits)
  • Quantification (3 Credits)

Fifth Semester Courses

  • Bachelor of Arts Requirement (3 Credits)
  • Critical Analysis (3 Credits)
  • Option Area Selection-See Advisor (3 Credits)
  • Other Cultures (3 Credits)
  • Writing Across the Cirriculum (W, 3 Credits)
  • Total Credits: 15

Sixth Semester Courses

  • Communication Skills (3 Credits)
  • Elective (3 Credits)
  • Option Area Selection-See Advisor (3 Credits)
  • Option Area Selection-See Advisor (3 Credits)
  • Research Methods (3 Credits)
  • Total Credits: 15

Seventh Semester Courses

  • Elective (3 Credits)
  • Elective (3 Credits)
  • Option Area Selection- 400 Level Selection-See Advisor (3 Credits)
  • Option Area Selection- 400 Level Selection-See Advisor (3 Credits)
  • Theory/Application (3 Credits)
  • Total Credits: 15

Eighth Semester Courses

  • Elective (3 Credits)
  • Elective (3 Credits)
  • Option Area Selection- 400 Level Selection-See Advisor (3 Credits)
  • Option Area Selection- 400 Level Selection-See Advisor (3 Credits)
  • Option Area Selection- 400 Level Selection-See Advisor (3 Credits)
  • Total Credits: 15



Bold indicates courses requiring a grade of C or better.

Italic indicates courses that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

Italic Bold indicates courses requiring a quality grade of C or better and that satisfy both major and General Education requirements.

GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.

US, IL, and US;IL are codes used to designate courses that satisfy University United States/ International Cultures.

W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.

Program Notes: As long as one Art (GA) and one Humanities (GH) and one Social Science (GS) are taken across the four semesters, the particular order in which these courses are taken is not relevant.

Academic Advising: A student's career/graduate school plans should be considered in developing an individual academic plan.

Be sure to consult an advisor in this department when scheduling courses.



BSBCC and Mathematics

MATH 004: Intermediate Algebra (3 Credits)- Algebraic expressions; linear, absolute value equations and inequalities; line; systems of linear equations; integral exponents; polynomials; factoring. This course may not be used to satisfy the basic minimum requirements for graduation in any baccalaureate degree program.
PREREQUISITE: basic arithmetic skills or satisfactory performance on the mathematics NSO examination.

MATH 021: College Algebra I (GQ, 3 Credits)- Quadratic equations; equations in quadratic form; word problems; graphing; algebraic fractions; negative and rational exponents; radicals.
PREREQUISITE: Math 004 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics NSO examination.

MATH 022: College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry (GQ, 3 Credits)- Relations, functions, graphs; polynomial, rational functions, graphs; word problems; nonlinear inequalities; inverse functions; exponential, logarithmic functions; conic sections; simultaneous equations.
PREREQUISITE: Math 021 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics NSO examination.

MATH 110: Techniques of Calculus I (GQ, 4 Credits)- Functions, graphs, derivatives, integrals, techniques of differentiation and integration, exponentials, improper integrals, applications. Students may take only one course for credit from Math 100, 140, 140A and 140B.
PREREQUISITE: Math 022 or satisfactory performance on the mathematics NSO examination.