Become a Compassionately Critical Thinker
John Wesley encouraged us to "do good of every possible sort and, as far as is possible, to all." Whatever course pathway you choose, our liberal studies program empowers you to become such a Wesleyan do-gooder by forming you into not only a critical thinker but a compassionately critical thinker. Equipped with these employable skills, you'll go on to do good both in your work and in the world.
The difference between LBS degress is that the B.A. requires twelve hours of foreign language.
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Liberal Studies, B.A.
General Education Curriculum (36)
For the full General Education Curriculum Policy and Requirements, refer to the GEC listed in this catalog.
MAT 1302 is acceptable for the GEC math requirement.
Some courses listed in program “Major Requirements” or “Required Related Courses” (noted with an asterisk [*]) may be used to meet requirements in the GEC. Although these courses fulfill requirements in each area, credit hours for these courses, if taken for the GEC, may only be counted in the GEC.
Complete Graduation Requirements are listed in this catalog.
Language Literacy (12)
|ENG 1301||Composition I||3 Credits|
|ENG 1302||Composition II||3 Credits|
one of the following courses:
|ENG 2324||Introduction to Creative Writing||3 Credits|
|ENG 2326||Exploring American Lit||3 Credits|
|ENG 2327||Exploring World Lit||3 Credits|
|ENG 2328||Exploring British Lit||3 Credits|
|SPC 1301||Fund of Speech||3 Credits|
Analytic Literacy (7)
Note: MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Arts and Sciences except for the programs in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and Mathematics. MAT 1304 is acceptable for all programs in the School of Education. MAT 1304 is not acceptable for any program in the School of Business and Professional Programs.
Choose 1 of the following courses with accompanying lab:
|BIO 1403||Fundamentals of Science||4 Credits|
|BIO 1406||Contemporary Biology||4 Credits|
|BIO 1407||Animal Life||4 Credits|
|BIO 1408||Plants & Human Affairs||4 Credits|
|BIO 1409||Cracking the Code: A User's Guide to Human Genetics||4 Credits|
|BIO 1410||Introduction to Biology I||4 Credits|
|BIO 1413||Local Spring Flora||4 Credits|
|BIO 1414||Cats, Chromosomes & Codons||4 Credits|
|BIO 1415||Exploring Human Biology||4 Credits|
|BIO 1420||Introduction to Biology II||4 Credits|
|BIO 2401||Human Anatomy & Physiology I||4 Credits|
|BIO 2402||Human Anatomy & Physiology II||4 Credits|
|CHE 1403||Nature of Physical Science||4 Credits|
|CHE 1404||Physical Science & Environment||4 Credits|
|CHE 1405||Forensic Science I||4 Credits|
|CHE 1415||General Chemistry I||4 Credits|
|CHE 1416||General Chemistry II||4 Credits|
|CHE 1418||Chemistry in Context||4 Credits|
|NSC 1402||Introductory Astronomy||4 Credits|
|PHY 1401||University Physics I||4 Credits|
|PHY 1402||University Physics II||4 Credits|
|PHY 1410||Fundamentals of Physics I||4 Credits|
Cultural Literacy (9)
|HIS 2324||Fundamentals of Modern American History||3 Credits|
Choose (3) hours from one of the following:
FAR, MUS, or THA
Choose (3) hours from any of the following:
|REL 1311||Introduction to Jewish Scriptures||3 Credits|
|REL 1312||Introduction to Christian Scriptures||3 Credits|
|REL 1313||Introduction to Ethics||3 Credits|
|REL 1321||Introduction to Comparative Religions||3 Credits|
|REL 1323||Introduction to Interfaith Leadership||3 Credits|
Social Literacy (8)
|EXS 1220||Basic Concepts of Wellness||2 Credits|
Choose any two of the following courses with at least two different academic areas represented:
|BUA 1301||Introduction to Business||3 Credits|
|ECO 2305||Principles of Economics I||3 Credits|
|FIN 1325||Personal Finance||3 Credits|
|GEG 2304||World Geography||3 Credits|
|GEG 2305||Human Geography||3 Credits|
|HUM 2340||The Human Experience I||3 Credits|
|HUM 2341||The Human Prospect||3 Credits|
|IST 2300||Introduction to International Studies||3 Credits|
|MCO 1302||Mass Media & Society||3 Credits|
|POL 2311||American Government I||3 Credits|
|PSY 1301||General Psychology||3 Credits|
|PSY 2342||Psychology of Everyday Life||3 Credits|
|SSC 2360||Social Justice||3 Credits|
|SOC 1302||Cultural Anthropology||3 Credits|
|SOC 2301||Intro to Sociology||3 Credits|
|SOC 2302||Social Problems||3 Credits|
|SOC 2390||Minority Groups||3 Credits|
|WSP 2304||Hon Sem Social Literacy||3 Credits|
|WSP 2340||Hon Lang/Lit Interdiscip Integrative||3 Credits|
Required Related Courses
|ENG 3310||Advanced Writing||3 Credits|
Twelve hours of foreign language is required. For options, refer to Foreign Language Requirement in this catalog.
|PHI 2301||Logic||3 Credits|
PHI-2301 may be used to satisfy the GEC.
Choose one or two clusters and complete a minimum of 9 hours in each selected cluster. At least 18 hours must be upper division. If only one cluster is chosen, courses from at least two disciplines must be taken.
Fine Arts/Music/Theater Arts
3PR – Pre-Professional
|REL 4343||Saints, Sages & Social Reformers||3 Credits|
|HUM 4343||Saints, Sages & Social Reformers||3 Credits|
Electives will be required if the student has not met a minimum of 120 hours in the program.