Liberal Arts, Associate in Arts Degree

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The Liberal Arts Concentration Area provides a solid foundation for successful transfer to four-year educational institutions. If you are undecided about a program of study, an academic advisor or counselor can assist you in your decision.

General Education Requirements for Liberal Arts Degree

Choose from the General Education Curriculum listed below according to your goals and interests and the requirements of your intended transfer institution.

Communications (9 credits required)
 
Select one of these courses:
ENG:105 Composition I 3
ENG:107 Composition I: Technical Writing 3
 
Select one of these courses:
ENG:106 Composition II 3
ENG:108 Composition II: Technical Writing 3
 
Select one of these courses:
SPC:112 Public Speaking 3
SPC:170 Professional Communication 3
 
Arts and Humanities (9 credits required
 
Select one Literature course:
LIT:101 Introduction to Literature 3
LIT:111 American Literature since Mid-1800's 3
LIT:183 Masterpieces: Neoclassical to Modern 3
LIT:185 Contemporary Literature 3
 
Select one Humanities course:
DRA:110* Introduction to Film 3
HUM:110 Changes and Choices 3
HUM:183 Living with Space, Time and Technology 3
PHI:101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHI:105 Introduction to Ethics 3
PHI:110 Introduction to Logic 3
REL:101 Survey of World Religions 3
 
Select one course in the Fine Arts:
ART:101 Art Appreciation 3
DRA:101 Introduction to Theatre 3
DRA:110* Introduction to Film 3
HUM:135 Humanities of the Early World 3
HUM:136 Humanities of the Renaissance 3
HUM:137 Humanities of the Modern World 3
MUS:100 Music Appreciation 3
 
*DRA:110 may be counted as either Humanities or Fine Arts, but not both.
 
Cultural/Historical Perspectives (6 credits required)
 
Select one course from the Western perspective:
HIS:117 Western Civilization: Ancient and Medieval 3
HIS:118 Western Civilization II: Early Modern 3
HIS:119 Western Civilization III: The Modern Period 3
HIS:151 U.S. History to 1877 3
HIS:152 U.S. History since 1877 3
 
Select one course from an International perspective or language:
ANT:105 Cultural Anthropology 3
CLS:150 Latin American History and Culture 3
FL:____ One Semester of a Foreign Language 3/4
GEO:121 World Regional Geography 3
GLS:100 Contemporary World Issues 3
HIS:211 Modern Asia History 3
HIS:231 Contemporary World Affairs 3
 
Social Sciences (6 credits required)
 
Select one Economics or Political Science course:
ECN:120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECN:130 Principles of Microeconomics 3
POL:111 American National Government 3
 
Select one Psychology or Sociology course:
PSY:111 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC:110 Introduction to Sociology 3
 
Natural Sciences (8 credits required)
 
Select one course in the Life Sciences:
BIO:105 Introductory Biology 4
BIO:114 General Biology IA 4
BIO:125 Plant Biology 4
BIO:157 Human Biology 4
BIO:163 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology 4
BIO:168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENV:111* Environmental Science 4
ENV:145 Conservation Biology 4
 
Select one course in the Physical Sciences:
CHM:122 Introduction to General Chemistry 4
CHM:165/166 General Chemistry I 4-5
CHM:179 Principles of General Chemistry 6
PHY:110 Survey of Physics I 3
PHY:162 College Physics I 4
PHY:212 Classical Physics I 5
PHS:120 Exploring Physical Science 4
PHS:152 Astronomy 4
PHS:166 Meteorology: Weather and Climate 4
PHS:172 Physical Geology 4
ENV:111* Environmental Science 4
ENV:139 Energy and the Environment 4
 
* ENV:111 may be counted as either Life Sciences or Physical Sciences, but not both.
 
Mathematics (3 credits required)
MAT:110 Math for Liberal Arts 3
MAT:117 Math for Elementary Teachers* 3
MAT:128 PreCalculus 4
MAT:140 Finite Math 3
MAT:156 Statistics 3
MAT:165 Business Calculus 3
MAT:210 Calculus I 4
 
* Only students majoring in elementary education may select this course option.
 
Computer Skills (3 credits or demonstrated proficiency required)
CSC:110 Introduction to Computers 3

Electives for Liberal Arts Degree (Up to 19 credits required)

Students choose electives according to their needs and interests and the requirements of their intended transfer college to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate in Arts degree. While electives generally are chosen from any Arts and Science course numbered above 100, a maximum of 16 credit hours in career technical courses may be applied toward an AA maximum of 4 credit hours of Human Development courses may be applied toward an AA degree.