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2016-2017 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Philosophy - Religious Studies


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Philosophy involves reasoning and thinking critically about all areas of life.  The philosophy concentration in religious studies provides students with background facts about the metaphysical, epistemic, and moral commitments of various religious traditions. Its purpose is helping students to understand and evaluate these traditions and to integrate them into a coherent view of ourselves and the world.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Arts

Emphasis: Religious Studies

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

3This A.A. degree requires proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to 6 hours of intermediate college-level work, which can be applied toward B.A. degree requirements at a senior institution. Students must be proficient at the intermediate level to enroll in any foreign language 2010 class. Advanced preparation through the Elementary sequence (6 hours) of foreign language courses may be necessary.

4Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.

Notes:

• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency Exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See www.ws.edu/academics/technical-ed/computer-competency/ for additional information.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year


Fall Term (13 semester credit hours)


Spring Term (18 semester credit hours)


Second Year


Fall Term (13 semester credit hours)


Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)


  • PHIL 2210♦ - Religions and Cultures (3 hrs.)
  • SOCI 2010♦ - Marriage and Family (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Natural Science lecture with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    1 Behavioral/Social Science Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    1 Humanities Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from ARTH 2010, ARTH 2020, MUS 1030, or THEA 1030)4

     

     

Program Degree Requirements - A.A. Philosophy-Religious Studies


General Education Requirements (41 hours)


Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)


Natural Science (8 hours)


Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives1 8 credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements (19 hours)


Total Credit Hours 60


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