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2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Rivier Academic Catalog

Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies (Day/Professional Studies)


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The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies provides full-or part-time students with the opportunity to obtain a general, well-rounded education. The course work is distributed, therefore, among the arts, social studies, natural sciences, and humanities. The program also includes the opportunity to supplement this general background in the liberal arts with specialized courses according to student’s own interests. This degree program is intended to be complete in itself. However, it is also an excellent preparation for students who wish to continue study leading to a bachelor’s degree. Such students should consult with their advisors to be sure that their programs, as planned, meet specific requirements for their intended specialization at the bachelor’s level.

Assessment


There are no courses designated as Liberal Studies courses. Because individual courses taken toward the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies are taught in different departments, procedures and performance objectives may vary from department to department. Course competencies are generally assessed by one or more of the following instruments: examinations, research papers, student  portfolios, student presentations, and interactive student activities.

Transfer Policy


Students in all Liberal Studies programs must complete at least half of the major credits at Rivier University.

General Education Requirements (minimum 6 credits)


Major Requirements (36 credits)


  • ENG 200 - One elective
  • Humanities 200 - One course
  • Mathematics - One course
  • Modern Language - Two courses
  • Natural Science - One course
  • Philosophy or Religious Studies - One course
  • Social Science - One course
  • Liberal Arts - Three electives from any of the areas listed above

General Electives (18 credits)


Degree Requirements (60 credits)


SAMPLE DEGREE PLAN


Liberal Studies, Associate of Arts

Year 1 - Fall

Year 1 - Spring

ENG115

FYS: Expositions & Arguments

3 cr

REL115

FYS: God & Created Order

3 cr

MA ___

Math Elective

3 cr

ENG113

Effective Presentations

3 cr

___ ___

Modern Language

3 cr

___ ___

Modern Language

3 cr

___ ___

Natural Science Elective    

3 cr

___ ___

Humanities Elective            

3 cr

___ ___

Social Science Elective      

3 cr

___ ___

Liberal Studies Elective

3 cr

LNS108

WC: Student Success I

1 cr

LNS109

WC: Student Success II

1 cr

 

 

16

 

 

16

Year 2 - Fall

Year 2 - Spring

HIS203/204

The West & the World I or II

3 cr

BIO112

Stewards of the Living World

3 cr

ENG___

English 200 level

3 cr

HUM200

Literature, Art & Human

3 cr

___ ___

Religion Elective

3 cr

___ ___

Liberal Studies Elective

3 cr

___ ___

LS Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

___ ___

General Elective

3 cr

PHI ___

Philosophy Elective

3 cr

SL100

SL: Serving the World

1 cr

 

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

15

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