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nova 2011-2012 college catalog: Programs of Study

LIBERAL ARTS
Speech Communication Specialization
 
Associate of Arts Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI


Purpose: The Liberal Arts major with the specialization in Speech Communication is designed for students who wish to study speech communication at the college level or who wish to transfer to a four-year institution for a baccalaureate degree.

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.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
3___ ___    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
1___ 201 Foreign Language 3
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
2MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3
4PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1
5SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   15
2nd Semester
1___ 202 Foreign Language 3
3___ ___    Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
6CST CST    Elective 3
7ENG 112 College Composition II 3
2MTH 152 Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
4PED/RPK PED/RPK    Elective 1
Total   17
3rd Semester
10___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
___ ___    General Elective 1
6CST CST    Elective 3
8ENG ENG    Literature Elective 3
9HIS HIS    Elective 3
Total   13
4th Semester
11___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
10___ ___    Social Science Elective 3
CSC 110 Introduction to Computing 3
CST 126 Interpersonal Communication or
CST 227 Business and Professional Communications or
CST 229 Intercultural Communication
3
9HIS HIS    Elective 3
Total   15
Total credits for the Speech Communication Specialization=60

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 Any higher-level mathematics course may be substituted; see transfer requirements.

3 The science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, 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 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK activities course. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

5 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

6 The CST elective may be selected from the following: CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227, or 229.

7 ENG 125 may be substituted with the advice of a counselor or faculty advisor according to requirements of transfer institutions.

8 Any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix satisfies this requirement.

9 HIS 101-102 or HIS 121-122 are recommended.

10 The social science elective may be selected from the social/behavioral sciences courses listed under General Education Electives.

11 Humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.