Liberal Arts Studies

Goal III: Intellectual Pursuit (24-30 credits)

To provide students with an experience of intellectual pursuit through a study of humanities, social science, natural science, mathematics, philosophy, theology, and the fine arts.

Students complete three (3) credits of lower biennium coursework in at least eight of the ten content areas specified by Objectives III.1 - III.10. The course listed below are those courses currently offered by Silver Lake College to meet the Objectives.

III.1. History

  1. Identifies diverse cultures within a historical context
  2. Articulates historical sequence of major events and movements.
  3. Explains major ideas which have shaped contemporary civilization.

Courses:

  1. HIS 201 World Civilization I 3
  2. HIS 202 World Civilization II 3
  3. HIS 203 History of US Before 1865 3
  4. HIS 204 History of US Since 1865 3
  5. HIS 205 Modern Historical Movements * 3
  6. HIS 273 World Religions East/West 3

III.2. Language

  1. Comprehends the spoken and written language.
  2. Attains elemental oral and written proficiency in communicating in the language.
  3. Acquires an awareness of the cultures which use the language.

Courses:

  1. SPN 100 Basic Spanish 3
  2. SPN 101 Elementary Spanish I 3
  3. SPN 102 Elementary Spanish II 3
  4. SPN 103 Basic Spanish Conversation 3
  5. SPN 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3
  6. SPN 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3
  7. SPN 203 Intermediate Spanish Conversation 3

III.3.Literature

  1. Identifies literary genres.
  2. Interprets literary genres.
  3. Recognizes and appreciates cultural, ethnic, and gender diversity in literary works.

Courses:

  1. ENG 103 Principles of Literary Studies 3
  2. ENG 200 World Literature 3
  3. ENG 212 Literature and Art * 3
  4. ENG 213 American Literature to 1865 3
  5. ENG 214 American Literature 1865-Present 3
  6. ENG 215 British Literature to 1798 3
  7. ENG 216 British Literature 1798-Present 3
  8. ENG 220 Creative Writing 3

III.4.Social Sciences

  1. Describes key themes, paradigms, current problems, trends, and challenges from one of the following disciplines: psychology, economics, political science, or sociology.
  2. Analyzes key themes, paradigms, current problems, trends, and challenges from one of the following disciplines: psychology, economics, political science, or sociology.

Courses:

  1. PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
  2. PLS 102 United States Government 3
  3. GEO 101 Regional Geography 3
  4. PLS 201 Wisconsin: Heritage and Government 3
  5. ECN 201 Macroeconomics 3
  6. ECN 202 Microeconomics 3
  7. SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3

III.5. Natural Science

  1. Explains the structure of matter.
  2. Determines the components of energy flow and conversion.
  3. Describes the evolutionary process.
  4. Recognizes the interdependence of biotic & abiotic phenomena.
  5. Exhibits practices of good stewardship and sustainable development of our natural resources.
  6. Investigates natural phenomena through gathering & analysis of data.

Courses:

  1. BIO 100 Principles of Biological Science 3 & PHY 103 Physical Science 3
  2. BIO 104 General Biology 4
  3. CHM 101 General Chemistry I 4
  4. CHM 102 General Chemistry II 4
  5. PHY 101 General Physics 4
  6. PHY 103 Physical Science 4
  7. ESC 102 Oceanography 2 & ESC 104 Astronomy 2
  8. ESC 105 Earth Sciences 4
  9. ESC 200 Science and Discovery * 3

III.6. Mathematics

  1. Uses the language and symbolism of mathematics.
  2. Acquires the basic skills of computation, estimation, mathematical modeling, and problem solving.
  3. Uses technological tools for exploring and solving mathematical problems.
  4. Applies appropriate inductive and deductive reasoning in the process of problem solving.

Courses:

  1. MTH 120 Intermediate Algebra 3
  2. MTH 130 Pre-calculus ** 3
  3. MTH 201 Calculus I ** 4
  4. MTH 202 Calculus II ** 4
  5. MTH 206 Applied Finite Mathematics ** 3
  6. MTH 271 Probability and Statistics 3
  7. MTH 301 Modern Geometry 3
  8. BUS 309 Business Statistics ** 3

III.7.Philosophy

  1. Understands and appreciates basic truths of human existence through the use of reason, experience, and tradition.
  2. Evaluates traditional perspectives on the meaning of life, human knowledge, human freedom, and human conduct in order to arrive at a personal set of beliefs.

Courses:

  1. PHL 202 Philosophy of Human Conduct ** 3

III.8. Theology

  1. Explains the relationship of creed, code, and worship in the experience of the sacred.
  2. Identifies the experience of God in Scripture and the living tradition.
  3. Discerns the meaning of life and the shaping of values through a systematic reflection on personal and communal experience of the divine.

Courses:

  1. RLS 120 Biblical Heritage 3
  2. RLS 121 Introduction to Theology 3
  3. RLS 122 Christian Discipleship 3
  4. RLS 123 Jesus, the Gospels, and the Human Response 3
  5. RLS 124 Catholic Beliefs and Practices3
  6. RLS 275 Major Religious Traditions of the World * 3

III.9.Art

  1. Recognizes the elements and principles of design.
  2. Uses the elements and principles of design.
  3. Identifies unique features of diverse expressions of art.
  4. Is aware of the role of art in the expression of the creativity inherent in the human spirit.

Courses:

  1. ART 101 Two-Dimensional Design 3
  2. ART 103 Drawing & Composition I 3
  3. ART 104 Introduction to Art 3
  4. ART 212 Digital Photography I 3
  5. ENG 212 Literature and Art * 3

III.10.Music

  1. Defines basic musical terms and recognizes symbols of musical notation and their function.
  2. Articulates salient characteristics of various styles, periods, composers, and representative works.
  3. Develops skills necessary for active musical listening or performing.

Courses:

  1. MUS 206 World Music 2
  2. MUS 160 Concert Choir 1
  3. MUS 162 Choral Ensemble 1
  4. MUS 163 Class Voice I 1
  5. MUS 167/267/367/467 Applied Voice 1 each
  6. MUS 263 Class Voice II 1
  7. MUS 260 SLC Wind Ensemble 1
  8. MUS 166/266/366/466 Applied Instrument 1 each
  9. MUS 104 Introduction to Music 3
  10. MUS 164 Class Piano I 1
  11. MUS 262 Keyboard Ensemble 1
  12. MUS 168/268/368/468 Applied Piano 1 each

 * Classes offered in Accelerated Delivery Only
** Classes offered in Accelerated and Traditional Delivery