Academics

Majoring in a Liberal Arts program at Cumberland provides you with a well-rounded foundation in Liberal Arts and allows you to advance to many different areas of study upon graduation.

This program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college after completing the first two years of undergraduate coursework. As the Liberal Arts program allows considerable course options, students should research the degree requirements of the four-year colleges of interest.

Year 1
Fall Semester

CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I  (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) **
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr) *

Year 2
Fall Semester

General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics or General Education Science Elective (3 cr) **
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr) *
Program Elective (3 cr) *

Spring Semester
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr) *
Program Elective (3 cr) *

Total Credits  61

Program Electives:
Students will select a combination of five (5) program courses from across academic divisions (A&S, STEM, and BESS).  Nine (9) of the 15 credits must be in one division.  Students who elect a foreign language should select six (6) credits in the same language.

**A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college after completing the first two years of undergraduate coursework as a History major.

Year 1
Semester 1

CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
HI 101  Western Civilization I (3 cr)
PS 201  American Federal Government (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) **

Semester 2
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
GE 101  World Regional Geography (3 cr)
HI 102  Western Civilization II (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematice or General Education Science Elective (3 cr) **

Year 2
Semester 3

HI 201  United States History I (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (Foreign Language) (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr) *

Semester 4
HI 202 United States History II (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective - HI 208  African American History (3 cr) or
HI 113  Latin American History (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (Foreign Language) (3 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr) *

Total Credits  61

Program Electives
HI 103  World History and Culture I
HI 104  World History and Culture II
HI 112  African Civilization
HI 113  Latin American History
HI 115  Introduction to Genocide Studies or HI 116 Holocaust
HI 205  Civil War and Reconstruction
HI 208  African American History

**A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

The Liberal Arts/Literature option prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution majoring in English, writing, or literature. Students who complete this option develop excellent reading, writing, analysis and research skills.

Year 1
Fall Semester

CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications to Microcomputers (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) **
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective
  (Foreign Language recommended for 6 credits) (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

General Education Math/Science Elective (3 cr) **
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)
Literature Elective (3 cr)
Literature Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr) *

Spring Semester
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective
  (Foreign Language recommended for 6 credits) (3 cr)
Literature Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr) *

Total Credits  61

Literature Electives
EN 201  British Literature I
EN 202  British Literature II
EN 205  Masterpieces of Western Literature I
EN 206  Masterpieces of Western Literature II
EN 209  American Literature I
EN 210  American Literature II

* Program Electives
Any General Education Literature Course
HI 103  World History and Culture I
HI 104  World History and Culture II
PH 101  Introduction to Philosophy
RL 101 Perspectives on Religion
RL 101 World Religions
TH 201  Theatre History

** A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.
 

This program is designed to prepare students to pursue college or university studies leading to careers in philosophy and religion. Secondly, this program is an opportunity for people already engaged in religious work to acquire a general background beneficial to their profession.

Year 1
Fall Semester

CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
PH 101  Introduction to Philosophy (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) *
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
EN 102  English Composition II  (3 cr)
RL 101  Perspectives of Religion (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

HI 101  Western Civilization (3 cr)
PH 102  Introduction to Ethics (3 cr)
RL 102  World Religions (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics or General Education Science Elective (3 cr) *

Spring Semester
AN 102  Cultural Anthropology (3 cr)
EN 205  Masterpieces of Western Literature I (3 cr)
HI 103  World History and Culture I (3 cr)
RL 103  Introduction to Asian Religions (3 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Total Credits  61

*A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program is designed for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college after completing the first two years of undergraduate coursework at Cumberland.

Year 1
Fall Semester

CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
General Education Foreign Language Elective (3 cr) *
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
General Education Foreign Language Elective (3 cr) *
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) **
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective with Lab (4 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics or Science Elective (3 cr) **
Program Elective (3 cr)

Total Credits  61

Program Electives:
Any course in...
American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Polital Science,
Psychology, Sociology, Public Administration, Education, and Criminal Justice

*The six foreign language credits must be in the same language

**A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program prepares students for transfer to a four-year institution majoring in Spanish. Students who complete this option develop excellent reading, writing, listening and speaking competencies in Spanish.

Year 1
Fall Semester
CS 101  Introduction to Microcomputers (3 cr) or
CS 102  Applications on the Microcomputer (3 cr)
EN 101  English Composition I (3 cr)
LS 101  Elementary Spanish I (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr) **
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
EN 102  English Composition II (3 cr)
LS 102  Elementary Spanish II (3 cr)
SP 203  Effective Speech (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (4 cr)

Year 2
Fall Semester

EN 225  Introduction to Latino Literature (3 cr)
LS 104  Conversational Spanish (3 cr)
LS 201  Intermediate Spanish I (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr) *
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)

Spring Semester
HI 113  Latin Amercian History (3 cr)
LS 202  Intermediate Spanish II (3 cr)
General Education Diversity Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr) *
General Education Mathematics or General Education Science Elective (3 cr) **

Total Credits  61
*A foreign language other an Spanish is recommended

**A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.

This program is designed to expose students to a Liberal Arts curriculum that can be used for transfer.

Gainful Employment Info

Year 1
Fall Semester

EN 101  English Composition I  (3 cr)
General Education Mathematics Elective (3 cr)
General Education Social Science Elective  (3 cr)
Program Elective (3 cr) *
Program Elective (3 cr) *

Spring Semester
SP 203  Effective Speech  (3 cr)
General Education History Elective (3 cr)
General Education Humanities Elective (3 cr) or
General Education Social Science Elective (3 cr)
General Education Science Elective (3 cr) **
Program Elective  (3 cr) *

Total Credits:  30

*Students will select three program courses from one academic division
(A&H, BESS, or STEM).  These nine program elective credits must be approved
by an academic dean and/or division advisor.  The nine credits must be in
one field of study.

**A four credit general education elective in that subject can be taken and applied.