Sep 21, 2021  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Studies - Adult Studies, B.L.S.


  

Course Requirements (120 Cr. Hrs.)


The Bachelor of Liberal Studies program educates students in theory and applications associated with a variety of disciplines. The core disciplines include business, social/behavioral sciences, humanities, and professional studies. Students, with the aid of an academic advisor, can design a program of study that best fits their personal and professional goals. The BLS degree also provides excellent opportunity to take prerequisite courses in preparation for pursuing a graduate degree. The curriculum has two options. One is a degree completion option for those with an associate’s degree. The other is for those without a degree.

Degree Completion Option - General Education And Degree Requirements


Completion of approved associate’s degree (a maximum of 64 semester hours transferred as “block” credit); a minimum of 56 semester hours from a senior college or university; a minimum of 45 semester hours of upper division courses; a minimum of 36 semester hours from Anderson University; a minimum of 36 semester hours of general education courses to include statistics, humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, communication, natural science, and Christian studies.

OR


Option For Non-Degreed Students - General Education Requirements (36 Cr. Hrs.)


Skills


Areas of Inquiry


Humanities:

Fine Arts (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Literature (3 Cr. Hrs.)

History (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Natural Sciences (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Additional Requirements in Humanities/Fine Arts, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Natural Sciences (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Liberal Studies Core - Both Options (48 Cr. Hrs.)


Note:


The 36 semester hours must be distributed according to Option One or Option Two (described below).

Category A: College of Arts and Sciences Courses

Category B: College of Business Courses:

Maximum of 18 Semester Hours (For the purposes of the Liberal Studies degree, the College of Business courses listed below are considered to be one discipline.

Category C: College of Christian Studies Courses

Category D: College of Education Courses

Category E: The South Carolina School of the Arts

For the purposes of the Liberal Studies degree, The South Carolina School of the Arts courses are considered to be one discipline.

Option One:


Choose 36 semester hours of 300-level + courses from the above categories. Courses must meet the following criteria.

  1. At least two categories must be included
  2. Must have at least 15 semester hours in one discipline or subject area, to include at least three semester hours at the 400-level if available
  3. Must have at least 12 semester hours in a second discipline or subject area, to include at least three semester hours at the 400-level if available
  4. Remaining nine hours can come from any category, though students are limited to a maximum of 18 semester hours of College of Business courses

(Note: The term discipline refers to courses with the same course prefix. A subject area can include courses with different prefixes, but which are housed in the same college.)

Option Two:


Students, with the assistance of a faculty advisor, may develop an individualized curriculum based upon a unifying issue, time period, region, or theme. A total of 36 semester hours of 300-level + courses must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least two categories must be included
  2. At least 21 semester hours must relate directly to the unifying issue, time period, region, or theme, to include at least six semester hours of 400-level courses, if available. (One can select a maximum of 18 semester hours from the College of Business. Students must get advisor approval for another course to total 21 hours.)
  3. At least nine (9) semester hours must be taken in a separate, specific discipline or subject area, to include at least three semester hours of 400-level courses, if available.
  4. Remaining six hours can come from any category

General Electives (To Complete Requirement For 120 Cr. Hrs.)