PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     
         
     

LIBERAL ARTS
Associate in Arts Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO, ELI*

International Studies Specialization AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

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 Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

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201

Foreign Language

3

 

MTH

151

Math for the Liberal Arts I

3

 

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Natural Science/Lab Elective

4

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

   STD

 

Elective

1

 

 

   ENG

112

College Composition II

 

3

 

___

202

Foreign Language

 

3

 

MTH

152

Math for the Liberal Arts II

 

3

 

___

 

Natural Science/Lab Elective

 

4

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

   SPD

229

Intercultural Communication

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

17

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ECO

201

Principles of Economics I

3

 

ENG

 

Literature Elective

3

 

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General Elective

3

 

HIS

 

Elective

3

 

___

 

Non-western Requirement

3

 

 

   ECO

202

Principles of Economics II

 

3

 

___

 

General Elective

 

3

 

HIS

 

Elective

 

3

 

___

 

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

3

 

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Non-western Requirement

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

15

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, 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: SPA 233-234, Introduction to Spanish Civilization and Literature). Consult your advisor.

7 HIS 101-102 or HIS 111-112 are recommended.

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

9 The humanities/fine arts elective may be selected from the list on page 38. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.

 

       
 
       

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