PROGRAMS OF STUDY


     
         
     

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

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 Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

   ENG

111

College Composition I

3

 

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201

Foreign Language

3

 

2  MTH

151

Math for the Liberal Arts I

3

 

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Natural Science/Lab Elective

4

 

PED

116

Lifetime Fitness & Wellness

1

 

   SDV

 

Elective

1

 

 

   ENG

112

College Composition II

 

3

 

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202

Foreign Language

 

3

 

MTH

152

Math for the Liberal Arts II

 

3

 

___

 

Natural Science/Lab Elective

 

4

 

PED

/RPK

 

 

1

 

  SPD 

110

Intro. to Speech Communication or

 

 

      SPD 126 Interpersonal Communication   3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

17

Second Year

1st Semester

2nd Semester


 

ENG

 

Literature Elective

3

 

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General Electives

6

 

7  HIS

 

Elective

3

 

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Social Science Elective

3

 

 

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General Elective

 

4

 

7   HIS

 

Elective

 

3

 

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Humanities/Fine Arts Elective

 

3

 

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Social Science Elective

 

3

 


 

 

Total Credits/Semester

15

13

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 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 electives listed on pages 40-41.

7 HIS 101-102 or HIS 121-122 are recommended.
 
8 The social science elective may be selected from the economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology) courses listed on pages 40-41.

9 The humanities/fine arts elective may be chosen from the list on page 40.   Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or faculty advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution.  


       
 
       

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