1 Associate of Arts in General Studies On-site AND Online
2 Program Highlights WHAT IS THE ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN GENERAL STUDIES? It is a basic curriculum, the completion of which can prepare the adult learner for the Bachelor of Science in Human Services or the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees. WHAT DO STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE GENERAL STUDIES PROGRAM DO? Has earning your degree seemed like an impossible task? Have you attended colleges in years past, but been discouraged because you couldn t find the courses you wanted? Our General Studies degree can deliver solutions to these obstacles. Enrolling in the General Studies program can help you take a step forward in your education and prepare you for a bachelor degree program. The General Studies program will allow you the opportunity to grow academically and attain the college credits necessary to move into a bachelor degree program. IS THIS MAJOR RIGHT FOR YOU? You might consider a General Studies degree if you plan to enter the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Human Services degree programs and you enjoy interacting with other people. Also, this program is ideal if you lack previous college credit needed to enter the core program for a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration or human services. Total Credit Hours 60 Typical Length of Program Varies by student At Southern Wesleyan, we understand the needs and commitments of working adults. We have been providing working adults with Christ-centered educational opportunities for more than 25 years. Our adult evening programs are specifically designed to allow you to earn an associate s, bachelor s or master s degree while still meeting your personal and professional responsibilities.
3 Associate of Arts in General Studies The AA degree consists of 60 semester hours. GENERAL EDUCATION SEMR 2013 College and the Working Adult ENGL 1053 Writing for Adults ENGL 2103 Speech Communication MATH 1053 Quantitative Reasoning CPSC 1103 Introduction to Computers BIBL 1023 New Testament Survey BIBL 1013 Old Testament Survey RELG 2403 Basic Christian Beliefs ASTH 2053 Music and Art Appreciation ENGL 1013 Freshman English II HIST 1063 Survey of World Civilization Natural Science course (w/ lab) SEMR 2403 Physical Wellness and the Good Life Social Science, Economics, OR Business/Mgmt course ELECTIVES AA DEGREE 4 4 credits 17 credits 60 credits *Actual course sequencing varies per student, depending on the amount of coursework transferred in. Southern Wesleyan University reserves the right to change any of the rules and regulations of the University at any time, including the right to withdraw curricula and specific courses, alter course schedule, alter course content, and alter fee structure.
4 General Ed Courses (4) SEMR 2013 College and the Working Adult - Personal wholeness and self-management are explored within the context of the social dynamics and competing goals of work, school, family, and community. Special attention is given to the values and skills of leaning for personal growth and career enhancement. ENGL 1053 Writing for Adults - Designed to provide the writing skills required for success in college and career. Research essay required. ENGL 2103 Speech Communication - The fundamentals of speech, with emphasis on components of communication, critical thinking, and formal and informal presentations. Prerequisites: ENGL 1003 or ENGL 1053 (AGS). MATH 1053 Quantitative Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning is a critical skill that is necessary not only in many different disciplines but also in daily life. This course is about using math in practical situations that come up every day. Examples include balancing a checkbook, calculating accrued interest, and understanding what a false positive for an MRI test implies. The mathematical concepts covered in the course include arithmetic, algebra, geometry, and statistics. CPSC 1103 Introduction to Computers and Information Processing - Introduction to the history, vocabulary, and use of computer information systems. Includes word- processing, spreadsheet, and presentation applications using the integrated package Microsoft Office. BIBL New Testament Survey - An introduction to the background of the New Testament and to an overall perspective of the New Testament books so that the student will be better able to relate subsequent study of the individual books of the New Testament to the total tenor of Scripture. BIBL 1013 Old Testament Survey - The history, poetry, and prophecy of the Old Testament, studied with the purpose of helping the student obtain a chronological view of the importance of persons, places, and events and a greater appreciation for the unity of the old covenant. RELG 2403 Basic Christian Beliefs - An introduction to the basics of the Christian faith, focusing on the biblical and doctrinal truths common to all denominations. ASTH 2053 Music and Art Appreciation - An introduction to creativity through art and music. Listening to, viewing of, writing about, and interacting with creative experience introduces the student to art of the Western and non-western world.
5 ENGL 1013 Freshman English II - Emphasis on refining and sharpening composition skills acquired in ENGL 1053 or equivalent. Introduction to literary analysis of short story, drama, film, and poetry. Oral presentations and research paper required. HIST 1063 Survey of World Civilization - An overview of the development of human civilizations from the ancient world to the present, with attention given to social and cultural, as well as political and military history. SEMR 2403 Physical Wellness and the Good Life - Investigation of the total fitness aspects of individuals as they proceed through various areas of their lives. Specific emphases will be given to the physical, intellectual, social, emotional, spiritual, environmental, and occupational components encountered on a daily basis and how these components, if unattended and uncared for, can affect daily activities and personal development. As a specific requirement, individuals will be required to develop and participate in a personal-fitness program for the duration of the course. Natural Science Course w/ lab (4 hrs) Social Science, Economics OR Business/Mgmt course (3 hrs)
6 SWU DISTINCTIVES FAITH An education at Southern Wesleyan University is more than just a degree. Southern Wesleyan is a Christ-centered institution providing faith-based education that applies Christian values and ethics to your professional development and the understanding to apply those values to your career. HISTORY Southern Wesleyan has a history of providing quality education with its main campus founded in 1906 in Central, South Carolina. SWU has also been a leader in education programs for working adults for more than 25 years. FLEXIBLE PROGRAMS: ONSITE OR ONLINE At Southern Wesleyan, you can be a full-time student and attend class one night a week with other working adults on our campus in Central or at one of our regional education centers located in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville or North Augusta. Some degree programs are also offered in Greenwood and Spartanburg. Southern Wesleyan offers fully online options for select degree programs. As an online student, you will earn the same degree as you would in the onsite classroom. Courses are designed to be both engaging and challenging while providing flexibility for your busy schedule. ACCREDITATION Southern Wesleyan University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate and master s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia or call for questions about the accreditation of Southern Wesleyan University. AFFORDABLE When you apply for financial aid at Southern Wesleyan, we ll develop an aid package that meets your particular needs. With little or no upfront expense for many students, your college education is more affordable than you think. Furthering your education is an investment, but it shouldn t break the bank. So why do so many schools weigh you down with hidden fees? At Southern Wesleyan University, you don t have to navigate a list of fees to find out how much your class will cost. We want your finances to be as easy as possible for you. That is why we offer a flat-rate tuition per course. To learn more about the Associate of Arts in General Studies, visit swu.edu or call
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