General Studies

General Studies

These are the minimum general education requirements for all students. Some departments and majors may have certain specific course requirements and/or additional requirements. See individual department and major for more details.

These are the General Education learning outcomes approved by the Warner University faculty:

  1. Acquiring and applying mathematical skills, concepts and models to various disciplines.
  2. Interpret and react to the effects of past and present political, economic and social systems and paradigms, including their individual positions relative to the global community.
  3. Think, integrate and clearly communicate knowledge from various disciplines; communication at the undergraduate college level includes quality writing and speaking skills.
  4. Recognize and apply the meaning of biblical content.
  5. Recognize God-and preparing students spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically through service to others and cooperation in college life.
  6. Recognize, apply, and appreciate the value of the arts and humanities.
  7. Employ research methods, skills, tools, technologies and knowledge systems useful to various disciplines demonstrating information literacy.
  8. Critically analyze foundational assumptions and resulting arguments, claims, theories, and scientific laws.

Biblical and Theology Studies (9 credit hours)

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
BST 1010 Life of Christ* 3
BST 2010 Understanding the Old Testament** 3
BST 2020 Understanding the New Testament** 3
UNV 4095 Integrative Seminar*** 3

*Life of Christ is not required for transfer students with 60 or more credit hours.

**One of either BST 2010 (Understanding the Old Testament) or BST 2020 (Understanding the New Testament) for transfer students with 60 or more credit hours. (REL 3000, Christian Faith and Scriptures, meets this requirement for Adult Degree Completion students.)

***The major course within each of the Adult non-traditional programs-BUS 4090 Leadership and Christian Worldview, EDU 4095 Teaching from a Christian Worldview, or TST 4095 Integrative Seminar in Ministry Leadership-will meet this requirement.

Communication Skills (9 credit hours)

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
ENG 1010 Composition I* 3
ENG 1020 Composition II* 3
COM 2010 Oral Communication 3

*English composition courses must be passed with a grade of C or higher.

Cultural and Historical Perspectives (9 credit hours)

Three semester credit hours each from three of the following four fields:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
FAS 2005 or 2006 Fine Arts (FAS 2005 or 2006 and an applied art or music class) 2+1
History A general world or US history course 3
Literature A literature course 3
Biblical Literature Biblical and Theological Studies (a 2000 level BSL) 3

Personal Development (2-4 credit hours)

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
PED 1000 Concepts in Health, Fitness, and Leisure 3
UNV 1000 The University Experience* 3
UNV 2010 Online Church Ministry Student Seminar** 1
UNV 2050 Transfer Student Seminar*** 0-1
UNV 2051 Educational Studies Student Seminar 0-1
UNV 3050 Business Administration Adult Student Seminar**** 1

*The University Experience is required of all students classified as first-year students during their first semester of enrollment.
**Online Church Ministry Degree Student Seminar is required during their first semester of enrollment.
***Transfer Student Seminar is required of all degree-seeking transfer students during their first semester of enrollment.
****Business Administration Adult Student Seminar is required during their first semester of enrollment.

Applied Skills (3 credit hours)

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
UNV 1010 Literacy in the 21st Century 3

Science and Mathematics (12-14 credit hours)

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
Science Any two Natural Science Courses 6
Mathematics * 6

*Three credit hours must be MAT 1030 Math for Liberal Arts or higher and three credit hours must be MAT 2000 Statistics. Mathematics courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher.

Social Sciences (6 credit hours)

Six credit hours taken from the following options:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
ECO 2001 Principles of Economics: Macro 3
EDU 2010/PSY 2010 Lifespan Development 3
GEO 2013 World Geography 3
POS 2010 American Government and Politics 3
PSY 2000 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 2000 Introduction to Sociology 3
SWK 2053 Social Problems 3