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2019-2020 Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Catalog

Liberal Arts - Arts and Sciences Transfer (A.A.)


Official Title of Major: Arts and Sciences Transfer - Liberal Arts, A.A.

Award: Associate of Arts degree, A.A.

Code: AA.ARTS-SCI.LIBERAL

Total Credit Hours: 60

Purpose: To provide a liberal arts education to students who wish to transfer to a four-year university or college and seek a baccalaureate degree. The Liberal Arts area of concentration provides a strong foundation in literature, philosophy, world languages, social science, and analytical and critical thinking skills, all of which prepare students for lifelong learning and social, cultural, and technological change. This area of concentration is designed to provide students with a broad-based liberal arts experience, enriching students’ understanding of the physical and social world. It is also a good preparation for students who aim, eventually, for graduate or professional schools. Students who want to broaden and enrich their education also will find the liberal arts area of concentration rewarding.

Honors Program Courses


If you qualify for the Honors Program, you may take honors versions  of some courses (such as ENG 101H , ENG 102H , etc.).

Graduation Requirements


Refer to Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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Arts and Sciences Transfer Program Core Course Requirements


The Program Requirements for this degree are simultaneously satisfied by three of General Education Requirements listed below: (1) the Communications Arts and Humanities general education requirement, (2) the  Sophomore Literature Arts and Humanities general education requirement, and (3) one of  the History Social and Behavioral Sciences general education requirement courses (HIS 111 or HIS 112 or HIS 211 or HIS 212).

General Education Requirements: 34 credits


An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English Composition: 6 credits


Arts and Humanities: 6 credits


Biological and Physical Sciences: 7 credits


At least one lab science required. See General Education Biological and Physical Sciences Requirements for a list of approved courses.

Mathematics: 3 credits


Students must choose one Mathematics course from the following:

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits


Additional General Education Requirements: 6 credits


Technology Requirement: 3 credits


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the technology requirement. See Technology Requirement  for a list of approved courses.

Area of Concentration: 26 credits


World Languages Sequence: 6 credits


A World Languages Sequence is 111 & 112 or 112 & 211 or 211 & 212 of the same language.

This area of concentration requires 6 credit hours in the same language. Students who have completed two or more years of a language in high school and plan to continue that language must submit high school transcripts to World Languages department chair to determine proper placement into a World Language Sequence and to provide guidance on transferability to four-year institutions.

Choose two courses in the same sequence:

Art History: 3 credits


Philosophy: 6 credits


Electives: 7-8 credits


No more than 3 credits of physical activity courses may be used as electives.

Diversity Requirement


Satisfied by PHL 146.

Technology Requirement


All students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Technology Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective. 

Wellness Requirement


Unless they are in a degree that is exempt, all students in associate degree programs must satisfy the Wellness Requirement . In many cases, students may satisfy this requirement simultaneously as they satisfy a general education course requirement or with an elective.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate complex ideas and information through writing, speaking, presenting, and using technology.
  2. Locate, organize, and analyze information from multiple sources in order to develop informed, reasoned, and substantiated arguments.
  3. Discuss the value of tradition, innovation, and creativity.
  4. Demonstrate mathematical skills, critical analysis, and logical thinking to solve problems and interpret quantitative information.
  5. Discuss social diversity and the ways in which cultural values are historically and socially situated.

This program aligns with the college’s core competencies.

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