Religious Studies Concentration Curriculum

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Associate of Arts | Learning Competencies

Associate of Arts

First Year

  Course Title Credits
  HIST 1135/RELI 2150 New Testament Survey (Fall Only) 3
GenEd: CA    Choose from approved world-language courses. 4
GenEd: CS  COLS 1000 Introduction to College Success: First-Year Seminar 3
GenEd: CW ENGL 1010*+  English I: Composition 3
GenEd: QR MATH 1070*+ -OR- Quantitative Reasoning II 3
GenEd: QR MATH 1400*+  College Algebra 3
      Semester Credits 16
  Course Title Credits
  HIST 1110 Western Civilization I (Spring Only) 3
  HIST/RELI 2320 History of Islam 3
    Choose from approved second-year world-language courses. 4
GenEd: CV  CO/M 2010* Public Speaking 
GenEd: STEM   Choose from approved STEM courses 3-4
      Semester Credits 16-17

Second Year

  Course Title Credits
    Choose from faculty-approved elective courses 3
  HIST/RELI 2225* History of Christianity (Fall Only) 3
GenEd: AA   Choose from approved Aesthetic Analysis courses 3
GenEd: LAB   Choose from approved Lab Science courses. GEOG 1010 recommended. 4
GenEd: WY HIST 1211* -OR- U.S. to 1865 3
GenEd: WY HIST 1221* -OR- U.S. from 1865 3
GenEd: WY HIST 1251* Wyoming History 3
      Semester Credits 16
  Course Title Credits
  HIST 1120* Western Civilization II (Spring Only) 3
  HIST/RELI 2080* Holocaust 3
  PHIL 2311* Introduction to Religion 3
    Choose from faculty-approved elective courses. 3
      Semester Credits 12

Total Credits: 60-61

*This course has at least one prerequisite. Check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog to see the course prerequisites.

+If the placement test score is not adequate for course enrollment, students must complete the appropriate developmental course(s) before enrolling. These courses may increase the total number of program credits. Students should review their math and writing placement with their advisor before planning out their full program schedules.

Other Information

History students need 8 hours in a single world-language. Sign language does not meet this requirement. History students considering a bachelor's degree in History should consider a third semester of world-language.

Learning Competencies

  1. Students shall be able to demonstrate thinking skills by analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating historical information from multiple sources.
  2. Students will develop the ability to distinguish between fact and fiction while understanding that there is no one historical truth.
  3. Students will produce well researched written work that engages with both primary sources and the secondary literature.
  4. Students will develop an informed familiarity with multiple cultures.
  5. Students will employ a full range of techniques and methods used to gain historical knowledge.
  6. Students will develop an ability to convey verbally their historical knowledge.
  7. Students will demonstrate their understanding of cause and effect along with their knowledge of the general chronology of human experience.