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GENERAL STUDIES

Major in General Studies

The General Studies major is ideal for a student with many interests. Instead of choosing a major in one area, a student majoring in General Studies chooses three areas of interest. General Studies students may even build a self-directed component based on courses related to one another but not necessarily joined under one discipline. This major is also a great choice for a student who is transferring in 18 credit hours in one discipline if 12 of those hours are upper-division courses. Transfer students in this circumstance would only need to complete two additional components to earn a 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, with a degree total of 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

 

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
ENG 2040American Literature: Beginnings to 1865 or3
ENG 2041American Literature: 1865 to Contemporary3
HIS 4020History of American Government and Political Thought3
HIS 3026African American History3
HIS 3020U.S. History: 1914-19453
PSY 3022Sports Psychology3
SWK 2053Social Problems3

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

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
ACC 2051Principles of Financial Accounting3
BUS 2000Introduction to Business3
BUS 3006Principles of Management3
BUS 3010Marketing3
BUS 3061Business Law I3
BUS 4030Human Resource Management3

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.

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
EDU 2000Foundations in Education3
EDU 3000Instructional Technology3
EDU 3010Curriculum Design and Instructional Strategies3
EDU 3175Practicum I0-1
EDU 3020Affirming Diversity3
EDU 3275Practicum II0-1
EDU 4055*Classroom and Behavioral Management3
EDX 3000Foundations of Exceptional Student Education3
EDX 3050Assessment and Evaluation K-123

*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

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
PED 2020Introduction to Physical Education3
PED 3043Theory and Practice of Coaching3
PED 4024Org. and Adm. of Physical Education, Sports & Intramurals3
PED 4033Sports Marketing and Public Relations3
PED 4043Athletic Facility and Event Management3
PSY 3022Sports Psychology3

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

Behavioral Studies Component

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
SWK 2053Social Problems3
SWK 3024Group Processes3
SWK 3034Death and Dying3
PSY 3030Social Psychology3
PSY 3040Personality Theories3
PSY 3050Abnormal Psychology3

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

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
MUS 1000Music Fundamentals3
MUS 2110Music Theory I3
MUS 3000Music Technology3
MUS 3130Music Literature and History: Medieval to Classical3
MUS 3230Music Literature and History: Classical to Contemporary3
MUS 3370Conducting3
Humanities Component

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
ENG 2020World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 or3
ENG 2021World Literature: 1650 to Contemporary3
ENG 3054Shakespeare3
ENG 4060History of English Language3
TST 3051Principles of Christian Theology3

Students pursuing this component must also complete 6 credit hours in BST 3010, 3020, 3040, 3045, or 3070, which all carry a prerequisite of BST 2010 or 2020.

Christian Discipleship Component

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
BST 3000Beginning Biblical Interpretation3
CED 2012Spiritual Formation3
CED 3015Christian Discipleship3
CHM 1001Exploring God’s Call3

Students pursuing this component are also required to choose two of the following:

PREFIXCOURSEHRS.
CED 3060Spiritual Practices3
CHM 3010Perspectives on Christian Missions3
CHM 3011Missional Ministry3
CHM 3012Communicating the Gospel3
CHM 4040Leadership in Ministry3

Self-Directed Component

This component is comprised of 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.