Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts taught online by PhD professors.
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3 university credits per course.
The Associate's Degree takes 10 sessions if a student takes 2 courses per session. 1 course/session = part-time status. 2 courses/session = full-time status. Your time to complete the program may vary.
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Required courses for the Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts program
American Studies 101: Introduction to U.S. Founding Documents
American Studies 201: The Federalist Papers Part I
American Studies 202: The Federalist Papers Part II
Economics 201: Introduction to Economics Part I
Economics 202: Introduction to Economics Part II
English 101: Composition and Research Part I
English 102: Composition and Research Part II
History 101: Western Civilization Part I
History 102: Western Civilization Part II
Math 101: Intermediate Algebra Part I
Math 102: Intermediate Algebra Part II
Two selections from the History section below:
History 121: Introduction to American History Part I, Settlement through Separation from Britain
History 122: Introduction to American History Part II, Separation through Pre-Civil War, 1850
History 123: Introduction to American History Part III, Civil War through Reconstruction, 1890
History 124: Introduction to American History Part IV, Reconstruction through World War II, Cold War
One selection from the Science section below:
Biology 101: The Basics of Human Biology
Geography 101: Introduction to World Geography
Two selections from the Language section below. Selections must both be from the same language.
Greek 101: Basic Ancient Greek Grammar and Syntax
Greek 102: Intermediate Ancient Greek Grammar and Syntax
Biblical Hebrew 101: Basic Biblical Hebrew Grammar and Syntax
Biblical Hebrew 102: Intermediate Biblical Hebrew Grammar and Syntax
Latin 101: Basic Latin Grammar and Syntax
Latin 102: Intermediate Latin Grammar and Syntax
One selection from the English section below:
English 201: Introduction to English Literature
English 202: Introduction to American Literature
Any Three Electives of choice. Any courses which are open for registration in a given session and which are not needed as degree requirements may be used as electives. Any new courses added by RWU may also be counted as electives.
OPTION 2: A new option is available for those who wish to have an emphasis on Classical Languages and Classical Studies in their Associate's Degree program.
Students may do any of the following courses in place of any HIS or AMS course:
Latin any LAT course
Ancient Greek any GRK course
Biblical Hebrew any BHE course (Modern Hebrew MHE is not permitted)
Classical Studies any CLA course
Any course cross listed with Classical Studies:
Archaeology any ARC course
Art History ART 201 (Other Art History courses are not permitted)
Classical Rhetoric COM 303 (Other Communication and Media courses are not permitted.)
Philosophy 401 (Other Philosophy courses may be permitted. Check with the Dean/Registrar.)
Students are always permitted to follow the original degree path.