General Studies Definitions
For the purposes of determining whether all degree requirements have been met, the following definitions will apply:
- Arts and Humanities: Any course which includes the disciplines or departments of Art, Music, Theatre, Communications, English, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, Humanities, American Studies, Foreign Language.
- Social and Behavioral Sciences: Any course which includes the disciplines or departments of Economics, History, Anthropology, Geography, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
- Science and Mathematics: Any course which includes the disciplines or departments of Math, Biology, Physics, Geology, Physical Geography, Chemistry, Astronomy, and Critical Thinking or Logic.
- Fine Arts: Any course which includes the disciplines or departments of Art, Music, or Theatre.
- Criminal Justice Studies: Any course with a CJS designation or included in another college or university’s Criminal Justice or Criminology department.
- Sport Management: Any course with a SPM designation or included in another college or university’s Sport Management program.
- Business Administration: Any course with a BUS designation or included in another college or university’s business school.
- Health Services Administration: Any course with a HSA designation.
- Interdisciplinary Studies: A concentration area including a combination of any of the above courses which correlate in some manner to achieve student-developed learning outcomes. Such a concentration must not include more than 9 credit hours in one of the other concentrations offered.
- Competency Courses: Courses requiring a “C” or better upon completion and which include: ENG 101, ENG 102, SPE 101, and MAT 104 (College Algebra) or higher. Articulated equivalencies may be used from another institution provided the student achieved a “C” or better.
- World Culture or Diversity Courses: Any course which includes a significant element of multiculturalism, pluralism, ethnic and racial diversity, gender differences, non-western cultures, foreign language, global perspectives in its course description or those Lincoln College courses identified as satisfying the requirement.
- Arts and Sciences Department/Subject: Any specific Arts and Science discipline area which includes the Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Sciences and Mathematics.
- Professional/Vocational School: Any area or course not considered to be an Arts and Sciences content area including Business Administration, Criminal Justice Studies, Health Services Administration, Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, Sport Management or any area or subject which concentrates on a specific vocation or skill.