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Liberal Arts

The Arts at Tyler

Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)

Purpose

The associate of arts curriculum in liberal arts is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities and seek bachelor’s degrees in fields such as English, history, philosophy, political science, archaeology, art history, foreign languages, religious studies and other majors that require foreign language as part of their general education requirements.

Admission Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students must also complete placements tests (or equivalent) in English and mathematics, and scores will be used for appropriate course placement. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should see a counselor and returning students their advisor for more information.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 111 College Composition I 3  
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 See Note 7.
MTH 158 College Algebra or MTH 163 Precalculus I 3 MTH 170, MTH 173
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1  
Foreign Language (101) 4 See Note 5.
History Elective 3 See Note 4.
Total Credits 17  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 112 College Composition II 3  
MTH 240 Statistics 3 MTH 164, MTH 270, MTH 174
Foreign Language (102) 4 See Note 5.
History Elective 3 See Note 4.
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3 See Note 1.
Total Credits 16  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
Foreign Language (201) 3 See Note 5.
Laboratory Science Elective 4 See Note 8.
Literature Elective 3 See Note 6.
Philosophy/Religion Elective 3 See Note 2.
Total Credits 13  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
Foreign Language (202) 3 See Note 5.
Laboratory Science Elective 4 See Note 8.
Physical Education/Health Elective 1  
Transfer Elective See Transfer Electives Document
Visual & Performing Art Elective 3 See Note 3.
Total Credits 14  
Total Credits For Program 60  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. The social/behavioral sciences elective requirements can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: ECO, GEO, HIS, PLS, PSY (except PSY 100), and SOC.
  2. The philosophy/religion elective requirement can be satisfied by courses with the following prefixes: PHI and REL.
  3. The visual and performing arts elective can be satisfied by any ART or MUS course or any CST acting or theatre course to include CST 130, CST 131, CST 132, CST 136, CST 195, CST 231 and CST 232.
  4. The history elective requirements can be satisfied by the following courses: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 121, HIS 122 or any other HIS course approved by the student’s advisor and dean.
  5. Students must demonstrate competency in a foreign language through the 202 level by completing appropriate courses and/or examinations. Placement in foreign language is by SAT II Subject Test score or departmental recommendation. Students who are not required to take introductory-level courses must substitute other approved transfer electives.
  6. The literature elective requirement can be satisfied by any 200-level English literature course, exclusive of composition and creative writing courses.
  7. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
  8. The laboratory science requirement can be satisfied by the following courses: BIO 101, BIO 102, BIO 110, BIO 120, CHM 101, CHM 102, CHM 111, CHM 112, CHM 129, CHM 130, ENV 121, ENV 122, GOL 105, NAS 125, NAS 130, PHY 101, PHY 102, PHY 201, PHY 202, PHY 241, PHY 242.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences: 804-706-5086 (Chester) or 804-594-1509 (Midlothian).

2014-2015 College Catalog & Student Handbook

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