NVCC 1997-1998 Catalog
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Associate in Arts Degree AL, AN, LO, MA, WO

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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 (BA).

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 of English, 2 of mathematics (algebra and geometry), 2 of laboratory science, 1 of history, and 3 to 4 of foreign language.

Advising for Transfer Students: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully after investigating of requirements of the institution to which transfer is intended. The burden of responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

First Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ENG111College Composition I3
___Foreign Language3
MTH151Math for the Liberal Arts I3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective4
PED116Lifetime Fitness & Wellness1
   ENG112College Composition II 3
___Foreign Language 3
MTH152Math for the Liberal Arts II 3
___Natural Science/Lab Elective 4
   SPD110Intro. to Speech Communication or 
   SPD 126 Interpersonal Communication 3

Total Credits/Semester1517

Second Year1st Semester2nd Semester

   ___General Electives6
___Humanities Elective3
___Social Science Elective3
   ___General Elective 4
HISElective 3
___Humanities Elective 3
___Social Science Elective 3

Total Credits/Semester1513

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

Electives must be chosen carefully and after investigation of transfer requirements of the institution to which transfer is contemplated.

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 computer may be substituted, see transfer requirements.

3 Natural science courses may be selected from biology, chemistry, geology, natural science, or physics.

4 The PED requirement may be met by one of the following options: PED 116, 2 cr.; PED 220, 2 cr.; PED 116, 1 cr. plus a PED activities course, 1 cr.; or PED 116, 1 cr. plus RPK 205, 207, 208, 216, or 225. PED 116 is offered as both a 1-credit and a 2-credit course.

5 HIS 101-102 and HIS 121-122 are recommended. Other social science courses may be substituted depending on the requirements of transfer institutions.

6 Literature or other humanities courses should be selected depending on the requirements of the institution to which transfer is contemplated.

7 Social science courses may be selected from one of the following: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology (includes anthropology).

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