Liberal Arts Associate Degree Program

Please note that as of Spring 2017, applications are no longer being considered for this program.

Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal 1. Identify and demonstrate decision making practices.

Objective 1.1 Students will describe in oral and written forms key theories and concepts.

Objective 1.2 Students will apply theoretical principles to solve real-world problems.

Goal 2. Apply critical and analytical skills to communication, writing, and problem solving in their chosen field.

Objective 2.1 Students will identify and defend a position as it applies to a posed case study scenario.

Objective 2.2 Students will identify strengths and limitations of major theoretical approaches for understanding specific real world issues.

Goal 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the Ignatian principles of social justice, ethics, and service to others in order to address the diverse needs of our society.

Objective 3.1 Students will identify pros and cons of specific public policies as they address relevant social and political issues.

Objective 3.2 Students will identify the influence of culture and race in current laws and public policies.

Goal 4. Value and respect the scientific approach to understanding natural phenomena.

Objective 4.1 Students will locate appropriate sources by searching electronic and print databases.

Objective 4.2 Students will use information from current research articles to write a persuasive or explanatory paper.

General Education Program Courses

(See Curricula)

GED Integrative Learning Component

Select one course in the social sciences, education, humanities, natural sciences, or math

Major Concentration

Three courses offered in the College of Arts & Sciences. If the student is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree, these selections should be guided by the requirements for the intended major.