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Liberal Arts AA

The template below is for students declaring a major for the catalog year 2018-19. The Advising Sheet Archive contains printable advising sheets for the catalog years 2016-17, 2017-18, and 2018-19. Students already with a declared major should view their advising report in SIS for appropriate course selection.

Associate of Arts (AA)

T Transfer degrees for accepting institutions = Transfer degrees for accepting institutions, see www.jtcc.edu/transfer
O Majors with completely online option = Majors with completely online option

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.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students may need to complete placement tests in English and mathematics. Visit www.jtcc.edu/placement for all course placement options. If students have deficiencies in English and/or mathematics, JTCC offers developmental and prerequisite courses to prepare students for the curriculum. New students should visit the Advising Center and returning students their faculty advisor for more information.

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Required Courses CR. Pre-requisite Courses Approved Course Substitutions
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1    
ENG 111 College Composition I 3 See Placement Requirements  
ENG 112 College Composition II 3 ENG 111  
MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3 See Placement Requirements MTH 161
SPA 101 Beginning Spanish I or
FRE 101 Beginning French I or
Approved Elective
3-4   See Note 2
SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II or
FRE 102 Beginning French II or
Approved Elective
3-4   See Note 2
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I or
FRE 201 Intermediate French I or
Approved Elective
3   See Note 2
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II or
FRE 202 Intermediate French II or
Approved Elective
3   See Note 2
CST 100 Principles of Public Speaking 3   CST 110
Laboratory Science Elective (choose 1):
BIO 101 General Biology I
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry
ENV 121 Environmental Science I
PHY 101 Introductory Physics I
4 See Placement Requirements  
Laboratory Science Elective (choose 1):
BIO 101 General Biology I
BIO 102 General Biology II
CHM 101 Introductory Chemistry
ENV 121 Environmental Science I
PHY 101 Introductory Physics I
4 See Placement Requirements  
History Elective (choose 1):
HIS 101 Survey of Western Civilization I
HIS 102 Survey of Western Civilization II
HIS 111 Survey of World Civilization I
HIS 112 Survey of World Civilization II
HIS 121 United States History I
HIS 122 United States History II
3    
History Elective (choose 1):
HIS 101 Survey of Western Civilization I
HIS 102 Survey of Western Civilization II
HIS 111 Survey of World Civilization I
HIS 112 Survey of World Civilization II
HIS 121 United States History I
HIS 122 United States History II
3    
Cultural Understanding/Civic Engagement Elective (choose 1):
GEO 210 People and the Land: An Intro to Cultural Geography
GEO 220 World Regional Geography
PLS 135 American National Politics
PLS 241 International Relations I
REL 230 Religions of the World
SOC 268 Social Problems
3    
Social/Behavioral Science Elective (choose 1):
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology
PSY 230 Developmental Psychology
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology
SOC 211 Principles of Anthropology I
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics
3    
Literature Elective (choose 1):
ENG 241 Survey of American Literature I
ENG 242 Survey of American Literature II
ENG 243 Survey of English Literature I
ENG 244 Survey of English Literature II
ENG 251 Survey of World Literature I
ENG 252 Survey of World Literature II
3    
Arts Elective (choose 1):
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art I
ART 102 History and Appreciation of Art II
CST 130 Introduction to the Theatre
CST 151 Film Appreciation I
MUS 121 Music Appreciation I
3    
Philosophy/Religion Elective (choose 1):
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy I
PHI 111 Logic
PHI 220 Ethics
REL 100 Introduction to the Study of Religion
REL 210 Survey of the New Testament
REL 230 Religions of the World
3    
Choose 1 from Electives listed previously 3    
Choose 1 from Electives listed previously, or 1 of the following:
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
ENG 210 Advanced Composition
ENG 211 Creative Writing I
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts
ITE 119 Information Literacy
HLT 160 Personal Health and Fitness
3    
Total Minimum Credits to Complete 60-62  

Notes

  1. Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
  2. Students should enroll in the highest-level foreign language course for which they are prepared. Heritage or conversationally fluent speakers may enroll directly into 102. The Liberal Arts degree requires completion of a foreign language at the 202-level; 101, 102, and 201 should be taken as required in preparation for 202. Students who are not required to complete lower-level foreign language must select approved Electives to fulfill those credits. Please check with your advisor to determine the best option(s) for course substitution or if you wish to take a foreign language other than Spanish or French.
  3. Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor, confirm requirements at their intended four-year transfer institution, and check their advisement report in MyTyler – SIS.

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