School of Liberal and Fine Arts
Dr. Georgena Duncan, Dean
Witherspoon Hall, Room 240
Fax: (479) 964-0812
The School of Liberal and Fine Arts comprises seven departments which offer programs of study leading to baccalaureate and associate degrees as listed below:
Bachelor of Arts
Foreign Language Education
History and Political Science
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Creative Writing Education
Bachelor of Music Education
Associate of Arts
The school also supervises pre-professional curricula in law and is extensively involved in the general education program.
Through these degree and pre-professional curricula, the departments in the School of Liberal and Fine Arts prepare graduates for a variety of challenging and rewarding careers, either directly or via continued graduate or professional studies. These curricula are designed not only to develop theoretical and technical expertise in the fine arts, humanities, and social sciences, but also to nurture the ability to think clearly and express ideas persuasively. Through its general education commitment and elective offerings, the school's faculty contributes to the broadening of the knowledge and experience of all graduates of Arkansas Tech University by promoting basic competence in communication skills, by fostering an appreciation and understanding of our cultural heritage and current world affairs, and by developing problemsolving techniques.
Associate of Arts in General Studies
The associate of arts degree program in general studies is designed primarily for continuing education students who enroll on a parttime basis in the University's evening school. This degree offers students the background,
knowledge, and academic preparation necessary to pursue career opportunities not requiring the traditional fouryear degree while at the same time providing the foundation for continued study toward a bachelor's degree.
To qualify for the associate of arts in general studies, the student must satisfy the associate degree requirements, see "Associate Degrees" on page 80 of this catalog and complete the following curriculum:
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in General Studies is designed primarily for students who wish a broad liberal arts degree, without a concentration in a discipline or preparation for a particular profession. The degree also suits students wishing to pursue a 4 year baccalaureate in order to obtain an education which will furnish them with good writing, analytical and/or speaking skills. The degree will furnish background for employment in a variety of business, governmental, and managerial careers. General Studies requires completion of the General Education courses, a general core of classes, with the addition of two emphasis blocks. Once the student has selected emphasis areas an advisor in one of the emphasis areas will be assigned to the student.
The Bachelor degree in General Studies requires completion of 124 hours. In addition to completion of General Education hours, a student must complete two emphasis blocks, 12 hours in upper level Liberal Arts courses, 6 hours in computer/technology courses, and 29-39 hours of electives.
Curriculum in General Studies
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements" on page 82.
Emphasis blocks are as follows:
Any catalogue sequence of 4 foreign languages numbered 1014, 1024, 2014, and 2024 in the same foreign language, for a total of 16 hours. If the student begins the foreign language block on a more advanced level, the student must take 15 hours of the same foreign languages, excluding FR/GER/SPAN 3023.
3 hours required in 3000-4000 level Geography, 3000-4000 level Philosophy, 3000-4000 level Political Science, 3000-4000 level History, and a 6 hour upper level concentration from the following areas: History, Geography, Philosophy, or Political Science.
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