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An Associate of Arts degree will give you a solid liberal arts education. You’ll build skills in writing, reading, research, and more that you can apply to your career and further education.

Face to Face

Evening

You'll meet during the evening at one of our convenient locations.

Location: St. Paul

Start Dates: Fall 2016, Spring 2017

Online

Fully Online

You'll complete 100% of your coursework online.

Start Dates: Fall 2016, Spring 2017

Total Credits

60

Approximate Program Length

26 months

Courses

  • Responding to the Arts (ARTC150A)

    Cultivation of critical reading skills through literature, music, and the visual arts. Students will apply core artistic terms and concepts to rich readings of artistic works: context, genre, technique, and themes. They will reflect on human and spiritual dynamics of relationship and faith. FF: CAPS Goal Area 6. SP: Course number change from

    3 credits

  • The Bible in Real Life (BIBL230)

    Exploration of connections between key portions of the Bible and challenges faced by students in their own lives. Students trace the journey of God's people from Abraham and Sarah through the New Testament church, tracing God's self-disclosure through biblical cultures and their genres of writing.

    3 credits

  • Studies in Technology and Society (BUSN285T)

    Introduction to the present management and future use of information and information systems in organizations. Analyze how information and information systems are used by organizations in setting goals, making decisions, and analyzing knowledge. Investigate how technology transforms information systems. Examine ethical issues and policies surrounding information and information systems.

    3 credits

  • Spiritual Quest (CHMN140)

    An exploration of spirituality from a Christian perspective in which students identify the spiritual influences in their lives, explore spiritual disciplines, evaluate impacts of Christian spirituality on their personal lives and set goals for personal spiritual development.

    3 credits

  • Basic Communication Skills (COMM160)

    Examination of the fundamentals of the communication process with an interactive emphasis on interpersonal, groups/teams, and public speaking; integrating these three specific components and concentrating on how meaning is created, communicated, and transformed within the social, social diversity, and human contexts.

    3 credits

  • Successful Writing (ENGL130)

    Development of skills necessary for expressing oneself competently through writing. Emphasis is on the writing process, critical thinking, sensitivity to audience, core documentation skills and responsibilities, and revision (with peer and instructor feedback).

    3 credits

  • Academic Research and Writing (ENGL225R)

    Development of core academic skills in research and writing: critical evaluation of rhetorical persuasion, forming and answering research questions and testing hypotheses through consultation of scholarly sources, and formal documentation of research sources (attributions, in-text citations, and a source list) according to APA format.

    3 credits

  • Physical Wellness (HEPE260Y)

    Current evidence based knowledge to empower healthy decisions around nutrition, fitness, and emotional and spiritual well-being. Basic biological processes as they relate to health promotion, everyday practices to reduce stress, and skills to distinguish myth from fact.

    3 credits

  • U.S. History in Dialogue with the Present (HIST250)

    Explores a narrative of United States history by following themes that connect past events to our experiences today. Investigates compelling and relevant historical questions and events by applying historical inquiry, using critical thinking, and considering multiple perspectives. Presents history as a dialogue between past and present, propelling action as stakeholders in society.

    3 credits

  • Mathematics in Real Life (MATH180M)

    Intermediate-level study of mathematical procedures: algebra, equation solving, statistical reasoning, mathematics of finance, coordinates and graphs, and inequalities. These procedures will be applied as analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving models to real-life problems.

    3 credits

  • Environmental Studies (NASC275V)

    Examine how science, engineering, and economics work together to address and solve environmental problems. Explore the importance of the scientific method as it relates to the environment, conservation of resources, and energy. Evaluation of case studies will develop a deeper sense of stewardship to our planet.

    3 credits

  • Personal Mission and Leadership Development (ORGL120)

    Development of an understanding of personal mission and a study of the application of that mission to leadership. Emphasis is on identifying personal talents and gifts, and developing leadership goals for future roles.

    3 credits

  • Succeeding in College (SOCS110)

    Prepares students for independent and collaborative college-level academic work through an introduction to campus technology and support; assessing reading, writing, and math skills; and reflecting on one's personal commitment to academic goals.

    3 credits

  • Conflict Management and the Social Scientific Perspective (SOCS170W)

    Applies samples of social scientific reasoning and research in psychology, sociology and social work to the challenges of conflict management, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Students reflect on the relevance of social scientific models to their own lives and consider applications in their workplaces, families, and social spheres.

    3 credits

  • Studies in the American Mosaic (SOCS255E)

    Exploration of various diversity issues within the United States, particularly as they impact personal experience, identity, relationships, and opportunity. Examination of personal values, assumptions, and perspectives as they relate to diversity and strategies for approaching diverse or conflicted settings with a biblical, peacemaking stance.

    3 credits

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