Knowledge and Skills

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS CERTIFICATE AND DEGREE IN APPLIED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CERTIFICATE OR DEGREE:

The following 3 credit* classes.**

Writing
GE 101 Requires
 reading prose and poetry and writing various types of essays, including narrative, argumentative, and analysis.

Communication
GE 102, Read selected sermons and essays respond with sermons or essays of your own.  Or VIU RS 212, Speech and Communication: Homileticc

World History .
GE 103, Read Andrew Marr, A History of the World.
Write responses to professor’s questions about eras and/or issues..

U.S. History
GE 104, Read: Jill Lepore, The Story of America.
Write reviews of stories included in the book. 

Economics
GE 105, Read: David A. Mayer, The Everything Economics Book.
Write about issues the book presents.

Politics
GE 106, Read: Benjamin I. Page and Martin Gilens, Democracy in America.
Write opinion essays.

Math or logic requires an acceptable transfer class of intermediate algebra or beyond or formal logic or GE 109, Critical Thinking

World Religions
GE 107, Read: Huston Smith, The World’s Religions. Write essays comparien another or other relicions to Christianity.

Philosophy

GE 108, Read: Will Durant, The Story of PhilosophyWrite responses to philosophers you appreciate or with whom you disagree. Or VIU BI 100, Hermeneutics

Art or Music requires an acceptable transfer class.

Science requires an acceptable transfer class.

FOR THE ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE, add General Electives** to reach a total of 60 credits

* Although traditional fifteen to eighteen week semesters do not apply to our classes, we use the standard semester/hour requirement of at least 40 hours of applied study for each credit, or 120 hours for each three credit class.

** General Electives can be college classes, credits earned through exam such as CLEP, or credit for life experience, which is explained on a handout we will send upon request.