Purpose: The Associate of Arts degree major in Liberal Arts is designed for persons who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.).
Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.
Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English, 2 units of mathematics (algebra and geometry), 2 units of laboratory science, 1 unit of history, and 3 to 4 units of foreign language.
1 Students completing the A.A. in Liberal Arts must demonstrate intermediate college-level (201–202) proficiency in a language other than English. The 201–202 courses require a prerequisite proficiency equivalent to the 101–102 sequence in the language. Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students completing 101–102 foreign language may use those credits to meet general elective requirements. Waivers or credit by exam (through CLEP) for previous experience is available for some languages. Students whose native language is not English may substitute general electives for foreign language upon the approval of the advising division dean.
2 May substitute any higher-level mathematics course. See transfer requirements. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 173 and MTH 271. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 174 and MTH 272.
3 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121–122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.
4 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.
5 May substitute ENG 125 with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor according to the requirements of the transfer institution.
6 Any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix satisfies this requirement.
7 Consult an advisor for assistance in selecting general electives that will meet the requirements of the transfer institution. In most cases, general electives should be selected from the approved courses listed under General Education Electives.
8 See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral sciences under General Education Electives. HIS 101–102 or HIS 121–122 are recommended.
9 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.
10 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.