NVCC 2002-2003 Catalog
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LIBERAL ARTS
Associate in Arts Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI*  

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Purpose: The Associate in 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.).

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.

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.

* Graduation requirements are certified by a faculty advisor at a campus offering this major.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
___Foreign Language3
MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective4
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   STDElective1
 
   ENG112College Composition II 3
___Foreign Language 3
MTH152Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
PED/RPK 1
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication or 
   SPD126 Interpersonal Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1517

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

ENGLiterature Elective3
   ___General Electives6
HISElective3
___Social Science Elective3
 
   ___General Elective 4
HISElective 3
___Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1513

Total credits for the A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts = 60.

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

7 The social science elective may be selected from the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

8 The Humanities/Fine Arts elective may be selected from art (ART), humanities (HUM), music (MUS), philosophy (PHI), religion (REL), sign communication (SCM), speech and drama (SPD 100, 110, 115, 126, or 229), foreign languages, or 200-level literature (ENG) courses. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.


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