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College Catalog 2017-2018

LIBERAL ARTS
Associate of Arts Degree
Offered through AL, AN, ELI, LO, MA, WO
 
 
CIP Code: 24.0101
 

Purpose: The Associate of 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.).

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.

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.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
CST 110 Intro to Communication or 3
  CST  126  Interpersonal Communication  
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
1___ 101 Foreign Language or ASL or General Education Elective 3-4
2MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I 3
3SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   13-14
2nd Semester
4ENG 112 College Composition II 3
1___ 102 Foreign Language or ASL or General Education Elective 3-4
2MTH 152 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II 3
5___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total   13-14
3rd Semester
6ENG 200-Level Literature Elective 3
1___ 201 Foreign Language or ASL 3
7HIS Elective 3
___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
8___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   16
4th Semester
1___ 202 Foreign Language or ASL 3
9___ General Education Elective 3-6
7HIS Elective 3
10___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
8___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   15-18
Total credits for the Liberal Arts A.A.=60-62

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. Depending on the foreign language chosen for study, credits will vary in the Beginning levels between 3-5 credits and in the Intermediate levels between 3-4 credits.

Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students who place directly into intermediate level foreign language or ASL may take any transfer-oriented course to meet the credit requirement. Students completing the equivalent of the 101-102 sequence in foreign language may use those credits to meet General Education Elective requirements.

Waivers or credit by exam for previous experience is available for some languages [insert a link to Credit for Prior Learning rather than single out CLEP, since we also use the NYU test now]. Students whose native language is not English may substitute General Education Electives for foreign lanuage upon the approval of the advising academic dean.

Students must take sufficient General Education Elective courses so that they can apply at least 60 credits toward the Liberal Arts degree.

2 May substitute any higher-level mathematics course. See transfer requirements. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 173 and MTH 271. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 174 and MTH 272. For UVA, take MTH 152 and MTH 241.

3 May substitute the SDV 101 Orientation section related to this program.

4 May substitute ENG 125 with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor according to the requirements of the transfer institution.

5 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121–122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

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

7 See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral sciences under General Education Electives. HIS 101–102 or HIS 121–122 are recommended.

8 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.

9 Consult an advisor for assistance in selecting General Education Electives that will meet the requirements of the transfer institution. In most cases, General Education Electives should be selected from the approved courses listed under General Education Electives. In the fourth semester, more than 3 credits in General Education Electives are required of students whose Foreign Language/ASL 101/102 total less than 10 credits.

10 See 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 the transfer institution.

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