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.
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, please check the credit for prior learning manual . 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 261 and MTH 263. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262 and MTH 264.
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 ENG 125 with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor according to the requirements of the transfer institution.
5 See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral sciences under General Education Electives. HIS 101–102 or HIS 111–112 are recommended.
6 Select from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 126, or CST 229.
7 Any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix satisfies this requirement.
8 Select from ART 103, HIS 203, HIS 231–232, HIS 241, HIS 251, 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.