NVCC 1999-2000 Catalog
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International Studies Specialization AL, AN, LO, MA, WO  

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Purpose: The Liberal Arts A.A. degree with a specialization in International Studies is designed to prepare students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree program in International Studies. The International Studies specialization will broaden the student's education to include more emphasis on other cultures and countries in recognition of the increasing interdependence of today's world.

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.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
___Foreign Language3
MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective4
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   ENG112College Composition II 3
___Foreign Language 3
MTH152Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication or 
   SPD126 Interpersonal Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1517

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ECO201Principles of Economics I3
ENGLiterature Elective3
___General Elective3
___Non-western Requirement3
CO202Principles of Economics II 3
___General Elective 3
HISElective 3
___Humanities Elective 3
___Non-western Requirement 3

Total Credits/Semester1515

Total credits for the A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts with a Specialization in International Studies = 62.

To graduate from a degree program, students entering NVCC Fall 1999 or later must demonstrate computer competency skills as described in the Degree Requirements section of the Instructional Programs of this catalog.

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 chair.

2 Any higher mathematics course with a computer component may be substituted, see transfer requirements.

3 The natural science elective may be selected from biology, chemistry, geology, natural science, or physics with a lab component.

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 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

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

6 Social Science or Humanities recommended. Suggested courses include HUM 201-202, Survey of Western Culture; HUM 231-232, Survey of Asian Culture; or advanced language courses in history, literature, or civilization above the 202 designation (example: GER 231-232, Introduction to German Literature). Consult your advisor.

7 HIS 101-102 or HIS 111-112 are recommended. Other social science courses may be substituted depending on the requirements of transfer institutions.

8 Students may choose from: ART 103-104, HIS 203-204, HIS 231-232, HIS 241-242, HIS 251-252, HIS 253-254, HIS 255, HIS 256, HIS 274, HUM 231-232, or REL 231-232, or other non-western courses approved by advisor.

9 Any humanities course (ART, HUM, MUS, PHI, REL, SPD, or foreign language) or 200-level literature (ENG) course satisfies this requirement. Select an elective that fulfills the requirement of the institution to which transfer is contemplated. Some transfer institutions require six credits of sophomore literature.

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