General Studies

General Studies

Major in General Studies

Students who pursue a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies will fulfill Warner University’s General Education requirements. In addition, they will complete three components of their choosing. Each component consists of 18-23 credit hours, so the major is 54-59 credit hours. Students must earn a total of 120 credit hours; 40 of the credit hours must be earned in upper division courses.

American Studies Component

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
ENG 2040 American Literature: Beginnings to 1865 or 3
ENG 2041 American Literature: 1865 to Contemporary 3
HIS 4020 History of American Government & Political Thought 3
HIS 3026 African American History 3
HIS/CHM 3016 History of Christianity 3
PSY 3022 Sports Pyschology 3
SWK 2053 Social Probelms 3

Students pursuing this component are required to take PSY 2000, Introduction to Psychology, as one of the General Education Social Science electives. Students could substitute HIS 4045, Topic in American History, for any of the above HIS courses as long as they have taken any 1000 level HIS course or have instructor’s permission.

Business Component

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
ACC 2051 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUS 2000 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 3006 Principles of Management 3
BUS 3010 Marketing 3
BUS 3061 Business Law I 3
BUS 4030 Human Resource Management 3

Students pursuing this component are required to take ECO 2001, Principles of Economics: Macro, and are encouraged to take PSY 2000, Introduction to Psychology as their General Education Social Science electives.

Education Foundations Component

This component does not lead to a teacher certification

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
EDU 2000 Foundations in Education 3
EDU 3000 Instructional Technology 3
EDU 3010 Curriculum Design & Instructional Strategies 3
EDU 3175 Practicum I 1
EDU 3020 Affirming Diversity 3
EDU 3275 Practicum II 1
EDU 4055* Classroom and Behavioral Management 3
EDX 3000 Foundations of Exceptional Student Education 3
EDX 3050 Assessment and Evaluation K-12 3

*EDU 4055 will be taken through the Adult & Graduate Studies Division. Students pursuing this component are required to take PSY 2000, Introduction to Psychology, and EDU 2010, Life-Span Development, as their General Education Social Science electives.

Sports Studies Component

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
PED 2020 Introduction to Physical Education 3
PED 3043 Theory and Practice of Coaching 3
PED 4024 Org. and Adm. of Physical Education, Sports & Intramurals 3
PED 4033 Sports Marketing & Public Relations 3
PED 4043 Athletic Facility and Event Management 3
PSY 3022 Sports Psychology 3

Student pursuing this component are required to take PSY 2000, Introduction to Psychology, as one of the General Education Social Science electives.

Behavioral Studies Component

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
SWK 2053 Social Problems 3
SWK 3024 Group Processes 3
SWK 3034 Death and Dying 3
PSY 3030 Social Psychology 3
PSY 3040 Personality Theories 3
PSY 3050 Abnormal Psychology 3

Students pursuing this component are required to take PSY 2000, Introduction to Psychology, and PSY 2010, Life-Span Development, as their General Education Social Science electives.

Music Component

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
MUS 1000 Music Fundamentals 3
MUS 2110 Music Theory I 3
MUS 3000 Music Technology 3
MUS 3130 Music Literature & History I 3
MUS 3230 Music Literature & History II 3
MUS 3170 Conducting I 2
MUS 3270 Conducting II 2

Humanities Component

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
ENG 2020 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 or 3
ENG 2021 World Literature: 1650 to Contemporary 3
ENG 3054 Shakespeare 3
ENG 4060 History of English Language 3
TST 3051 Principles of Christian Theology 3

Plus 6 credit hours in BST 3010, 3020, 3040, 3045, or 3070, which all carry the pre-requistie of BST 2010 or 2020.

Christian Discipleship Component

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
BST 3000 Beginning Biblical Interpretation 3
CED 2012 Spiritual Formation 3
CED 3015 Christian Discipleship 3
CHM 1001 Exploring God’s Call 3

Choose two of the following:

PREFIX COURSE HRS.
CED 3060 Spiritual Formation 3
CHM 3012 Communicating the Gospel 3
CHM 4040 Leadership in Ministry 3

Self-Directed Component

This component is comprised o 18 credit hours, with a minimum of 12 upper-division credit hours, of the student’s choosing. The hours should be centered around a subject or theme and must be approved by the General Education Council.