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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study

NOVA ADVISING SHEET

LIBERAL ARTS Code: 6480 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Associate of Arts Degree   AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI
  Courses Credits Grade
Two Years
CST 110 Intro to Communication or 3  
  Interpersonal Communication    
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
5ENG 112 College Composition II 3  
6ENG Literature Elective 3  
1___ 201 Foreign Language 3  
1___ 202 Foreign Language 3  
7___ General Electives 6  
7___ General Electives 5  
8HIS Elective 3  
8HIS Elective 3  
10___ ___    Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3  
2MTH 151 Math for the Liberal Arts I 3  
2MTH 152 Math for the Liberal Arts II 3  
3___ ___    Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4  
3___ ___    Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4  
PED 116 Lifetime Fitness & Wellness 1  
9___ Social Science Elective 3  
9___ Social Science Elective 3  
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Total   60  
Total credits for the Liberal Arts A.A.=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 Students may substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

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

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

7 Consult your advisor for assistance in selecting general electives that will meet requirements of the institution to which you plan to transfer. In most cases, general electives should be selected from the approved courses listed under General Education Electives.

8 HIS elective may be selected from the HIS courses listed under the social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. HIS 101-102 or HIS 121-122 are recommended.

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

10 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 academic advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.