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A.A. in General Studies: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

60 Total Credits Required

To receive the online Associate of Arts in General Studies from Concordia University, St. Paul, students must complete accelerated general education requirements. You’ll develop global perspectives toward topics in literature, science, writing, social/behavioral science, and more.

The program can be completed in two years, although your transfer credits and general education coursework will vary the time it takes you to finish.

Required Courses


This course will enable students to develop the necessary skills to lead themselves academically, personally and professionally. This course will teach students about the resources and technology available to assist in their academic success. Specific topics of time management and goal setting will lead students to develop and utilize appropriate study techniques. Topics in life skills will lead students to a better understanding of self and others, and encourage the development and utilization of strategies to promote positive relationships, self-management, and professionalism. This course is recommended for students new to CSP or online learning.

Concisely introduces the Old and New Testaments and related topics and examines a variety of historical and contemporary interpretative approaches, including Lutheran perspectives from African, African-American, Asian, and Hispanic communities. For Oregon students, this course meets the writing-intensive requirement for the State of Oregon.

Challenges students to explore their purpose and/or baptismal call through elements of Christian theology and exemplars from the history of Christianity. Students will explore the concept of Christian vocation from historical and theological perspectives with special emphasis given to Martin Luther’s doctrine of vocation in relation to service of one’s neighbor. Students are challenged to think in new and creative ways about pursuing their passions and dreams for the good of others. This course fulfills the intermediate general education requirement. (Prerequisites: THL 200 or THL 206).

  • Communication (4)
  • Writing (4)
  • Literature (4)
  • Health Science (3)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (4)
  • History/Political Science (4)
  • Fine Arts (4)
  • Mathematics (3)
  • Global Studies (4)
  • Science (4)

Select 15 elective credits to reach 60 required credits.

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