February 6, 2019 Duc Tinh

Liberal Arts and Sciences A.A.

Associate in Arts Degree

Mission

The Liberal Arts and Sciences degree is designed for students planning to continue their education for a baccalaureate degree. Courses include the General Education classes required by four year colleges and universities. Advisors help choose the best electives according to a student’s area of interest.

Outcomes

The General Education component in all programs of study at NCCC, including the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree programs, encompass the following competency or knowledge-based learning outcomes:
1. Critical thinking skills.
2. Effective verbal, written, oral and visual communication skills.
3. Familiarity with multiple areas of traditional knowledge supporting intellectual excellence and openness.
4. Integrated studies among disciplines.
5. Commitment to social accountability and responsibility.
6. Awareness of the word at large.
7. Information literacy.
8. Appreciation for lifelong learning.

The courses listed by intended baccalaureate major age suggested below. Consultation with an academic advisor prior to actual course selection is highly recommended.

Coursework

This is the suggested course sequence for full-time students who aim to graduate in two years.

SEMESTER 1

ENG* 101 Composition – 3 credits
MAT* Mathematics Elective higher than MAT* 137 (MAT* 186 recommended) – 3/4 credits
Liberal Arts Elective – 3 credits
Liberal Arts Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits

SEMESTER 2

ENG* 102 Literature & Composition – 3 credits
HIS* 101 HIS* 102 HIS* 201 HIS* 202 Western Civilization I OR Western Civilization II OR US History I OR US History II – 3 credits
Behavioral Science Elective – 3 credits
Liberal Arts Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits

SEMESTER 3

ECN* GEO* POL* Economics Elective OR Geography Elective OR Political Science Elective – 3 credits
Laboratory Science Elective – 4 credits
Art or Music Elective – 3 credits
Liberal Arts Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits

SEMESTER 4

PHL* Philosophy Elective – 3 credits
Laboratory Science Elective – 4 credits
Liberal Arts Elective – 3 credits
Liberal Arts Elective – 3 credits
Elective – 3 credits

TOTAL CREDITS 62(63)