Liberal Arts, International Studies Specialization

Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)

Purpose

The associate of arts curriculum in liberal arts with a specialization in international studies is designed for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges or universities and seek bachelor’s degrees in international relations, foreign affairs, comparative politics, foreign languages and other majors with global perspectives.

Program 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 4.
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 3.
History Elective 3 See Note 2.
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 3.
History Elective 3 See Note 2.
Total Credits 13  
3rd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I 3 ENG 252
Laboratory Science Elective 4 See Note 5.
Foreign Language (201) 3 See Note 3.
Transfer Elective 3 See Transfer Electives Document.
Humanities Elective 3 See Note 1.
Total Credits 16  
4th Semester Credits Standard Course Options
PLS 241 International Relations I 3  ECO 210, GEO 210, SOC 211
Foreign Language (202) 3 See Note 3.
Humanities Elective  3 See Note 1.
Laboratory Science Elective 4 See Note 5.
Physical Education/Health Elective 1  
Total Credits 14  
Total Credits For Program 60  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Degree requirements include a conceptual humanities course (i.e., literature, philosophy, religion) that offers breadth of knowledge, therefore the elective requirement may be satisfied by completing an approved conceptual or applied humanities course. See website (http://www.jtcc.edu/humanitieselectives) for a list of approved conceptual and applied humanities electives or other humanities course with a global perspective or one offered as part of a study abroad program.
  2. Students must take one course from Group A and one course from Group B. Group A: HIS 121, HIS 122, HIS 141, HIS 142, HIS 269, HIS 276, HIS 277. Group B: HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 111, HIS 112, HIS 211, HIS 203, HIS 225, HIS 226 or other history course with a global perspective or one offered as a part of a study abroad program.
  3. 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.
  4. Students with good computer skills may seek to satisfy this requirement by CLEP.
  5. 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).

2013-2014 College Catalog

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