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College Catalog 2017-2018

LIBERAL ARTS
International Studies Specialization
Associate of Arts Degree
Offered through AL, AN, ELI, LO, MA, WO
 
 
CIP Code: 24.0103
 

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.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
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
3___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
4SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   14-15
2nd Semester
5ENG 112 College Composition II 3
1___ 102 Foreign Language or ASL or General Education Elective 3-4
6HIS Elective 3
2MTH 152 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II 3
CST 229 Intercultural Communication 3
Total   15-16
3rd Semester
ECO 201 Principles of Economics I 3
7ENG Literature Elective 3
1___ 201 Foreign Language or ASL 3
3___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
8___ Non-Western Requirement 3
Total   16
4th Semester
ECO 202 Principles of Economics II 3
1___ 202 Foreign Language or ASL 3
9___ General Elective 3
10___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
8___ Non-Western Requirement 3
Total   15
Total credits for the International Studies Specialization=60-62
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 language upon the approval of the advising academic dean.

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.

3 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.

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

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

6 See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral sciences under General Education Electives. HIS 101–102 or HIS 111–112 are recommended.

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

8 Select 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 Social science or humanities recommended. Suggested courses include HUM 201–202, HUM 231–232, or advanced language courses in history, literature, or civilization above the 202 designation (example: SPA 233–234). Consult an advisor. This General Education elective is not required of students whose Foreign Language 101/102 total 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 the requirements of the transfer institution.

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