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Liberal Arts (AA.LAS)

The sequence below works for students seeking an associate degree to prepare for transfer to a university who wish to cover a broad selection of courses centered on the liberal arts.

This program follows Math Pathway #1. Math requirements for a specific major may vary from one institution to another. Please consult with an academic counselor or academic advisor to confirm the pathway that is applicable to your major and transfer institution.

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FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
GEN
ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

ENG-119
Composition I Pathway

Students will study the writing process by reading essays illustrating a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays. Course is for students who have assessed into developmental English, receiving supplemental instruction for course completion.


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GEN
ENG-120
Composition I

ENG-120
Composition I

Students will study the writing process by reading essays that illustrate a variety of rhetorical strategies, analyzing writing tasks and texts, and writing, revising, and editing short essays.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
MAT-116
General Education Math

MAT-116
General Education Math

Survey of mathematical topics with emphasis on solutions to real life problems. Topics will include set theory, consumer/financial math, measurement, and statistics. Problem solving projects involving detailed written solutions will be required. Calculators and computers will be used.


Course Outline

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GEN
MAT-115
General Education Pathway

MAT-115
General Education Pathway

Survey of mathematical topics including set theory, consumer/financial math, measurement and statistics. Problem solving projects involving detailed written solutions required. Calculators and computers will be used. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-116. Includes supplemental instruction lab


Course Outline

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GEN
MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

MAT-124
Statistics Pathway

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required. Intended for students that don't assess directly into MAT-125 Statistics. Includes supplemental instruction lab.


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GEN
MAT-125
Statistics

MAT-125
Statistics

Application of elementary principles of descriptive statistics including frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of center, location and variation. Elements of probability, sampling techniques, binomial and normal distribution, correlation/regression and hypothesis testing. Graphing calculator and Excel required.


Course Outline

3.0
CORE
HUM-150
Humanities Through the Arts

HUM-150
Humanities Through the Arts

Students will survey the human condition as revealed through the arts, including an examination of painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama, film, photography, and music.

Course Outline

3.0
GEN
SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

SOC-280
Introduction to Sociology

Study of human interaction focusing on social influences shaping personality, structure and dynamics of human society. Topics include: sociological perspective, culture, society, social interaction; social change in global perspective; socialization; families; social class; and social stratification; race and ethnicity; and deviance.

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
PHI-270
Introduction to Philosophy

PHI-270
Introduction to Philosophy

An introduction to philosophical questioning and reasoning. This course will include a survey of western philosophy focusing on the development of specific branches within the field, including epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of science, and social/political philosophy.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
GEN
ENG-121
Composition II

ENG-121
Composition II

Students will learn how to find, use, assess and document research sources, producing an extended writing project based primarily on library research.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
BIO-130
Environmental Science

BIO-130
Environmental Science

This course examines the principles that govern natural environments and human interconnections to them. Some topics include resource use, pollution, sustainability, energy, water, food, ecology, evolution, climate change, and population. Laboratory exercises include outdoor field studies and indoor hands-on exercises.

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Course Objective

4.0
CORE
HUM-181
Intro to Film Appreciation

HUM-181
Intro to Film Appreciation

Students will enrich their knowledge of film art and their abilities to critically analyze and evaluate films. By viewing and discussing a variety of films, students will understand film techniques, directorial styles, genres, structure, critical approaches, and cultural influences.


Course Outline

3.0
CORE
LIT-130
Intro to Literature

LIT-130
Intro to Literature

Students will read, examine, and discuss a variety of literary works from different genres as a way to analyze and understand the value, purpose, and components of literature.


Course Outline

3.0
GEN
COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

COM-111
Intro to Speech Communication

Focuses on the fundamental principles and methods of selection, analyzing, organizing, developing and communicating information, evidence, and points of view to audiences.


Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

16.0
SECOND YEAR
First Semester
Hours
CORE
PHI-232
World Religions

PHI-232
World Religions

This course is designed to promote cultural diversity associated with religious practices. It includes a survey of religious systems and examines concepts and theories related to the nature of deities, good and evil, reason and faith, ethics, and afterlife.

Course Outline

3.0
GEN
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IAI Physical Science

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IAI Physical Science

No Description Available
3.0
GEN
PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

PSY-271
Intr/Psychology

Focuses on psychology as a science, introducing Concepts, research methods and research in a variety of subfields, including neuroscience, sensation and perception, consciousness, learning and memory, cognition, motivation and emotion, development, personality, disorders and therapy, and social psychology.

Course Outline

3.0
CORE
LIT-147
Introduction to Fiction

LIT-147
Introduction to Fiction

Students will read, discuss, and analyze short stories and novels written by different authors from a variety of time periods as a way of appreciating and understanding the purposes, forms, terms, and critical approaches associated with these two literacy modes.


Course Outline

3.0
ELE
FLG-140
Elem Spanish I

FLG-140
Elem Spanish I

Fundamentals of Spanish grammar, oral communication, reading and writing, and introduction to cultures of various Spanish speaking countries.

Course Outline

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ELE
HUM-120
Myths and Legends

HUM-120
Myths and Legends

An introduction to major myths and legends spanning from Ancient Greece to Modern America with an emphasis on how the motifs, archetypes, and themes are consistently revived in popular culture.


Course Outline

OR
ELE
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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

15.0
Second Semester
CORE
PHI-280
Ethics

PHI-280
Ethics

Introduction to issues and theories of ethics. Includes survey of major value systems and contemporary issues.

Course Outline

3.0
GEN
POS-264
Intro/Interntnl Relations

POS-264
Intro/Interntnl Relations

An examination of the nation-state system and the sources of conflict in the international community. Comparative political economic systems are studied, as well as the rise of multi-national corporation and international organizations.

Course Outline

3.0
ELE
FLG-141
Elem Spanish II

FLG-141
Elem Spanish II

Continued study of basic grammar, oral communication, reading and writing. Includes cultural aspects of various Spanish speaking countries.


Course Outline

OR
ELE
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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
3.0
ELE
SLN-200
Community Service

SLN-200
Community Service

A course based on a multi-disciplinary project coordinating community service efforts through an established organization. Individual students self-assess their learning outcomes and make applications to personal educational goals, establishing a sense of community commitment.

Course Outline

OR
ELE
STA-200
Short Term Study Abroad

STA-200
Short Term Study Abroad

This course serves as an introduction to short-term study abroad opportunities. It will focus on the various challenges of traveling and learning in another country, cultural awareness, cross-cultural sensitivity, intercultural communication, and adaptability to a new culture. (Repeatable 3 Times)
OR
ELE
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Transfer Elective

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Transfer Elective

No Description Available
3.0
ELE
ART-260
Art History I

ART-260
Art History I

The primary focus of this course will involve an understanding of the historical developments of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture) from Pre-historic through the Gothic period. Works of art will be examined as expressions of ideas, beliefs and practices of artists, cultures and societies. The relationship between the style, symbolism and function of art; the political, religious and philosophical ideas supporting them; and the ideals of the culture that produced them will also be explored.

Course Outline

OR
ELE
ART-261
Art History II

ART-261
Art History II

The study of the historical development of art from Pre-Renaissance through the 21st Century. Beliefs and practices of cultures and societies will be examined. Style and symbolism combined with political, religious and philosophical traits will be explored through art.

Course Outline

OR
ELE
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IAI Humanities/Fine Arts

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IAI Humanities/Fine Arts

No Description Available
3.0
ELE
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IAI Humanities/FIne Arts

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IAI Humanities/FIne Arts

No Description Available
3.0

Semester Totals

18.0

Total Program Hours

64.0
 
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