2019-2020 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Liberal Arts, AA
PURPOSE: This two-year degree prepares students to transfer to a four-year college and major in programs such as English, history, philosophy, political science, art history, foreign languages, and religious studies.
CREDENTIALS: An Associate of Arts (AA) degree is a major in an area such as liberal arts that takes two years for full-time students to complete. The AA degree is for students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges.
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 to discuss course placement and returning students their faculty advisor for more information. These majors require two years of a foreign language.
TRANSFER INFORMATION: This program is designed for transfer. Students should consult with their advisors to ensure that they select general electives that best prepare them for the specific requirements of their intended transfer college or university programs of study. More information can also be found at www.jtcc.edu/academics/transfer.
PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an intermediate level of competency in the following skills:
- Articulate the attainment of an introductory level of proficiency in speaking and listening in a foreign language.
- Demonstrate the attainment of an introductory level of proficiency in reading and writing a foreign language.
- Evaluate information, ideas, and arguments from relevant perspectives to make sense of complex issues and/or reach well-reasoned conclusions.
- Demonstrate civic engagement through an understanding of the knowledge and values necessary to become an informed and contributing member of society.
- Work effectively in teams and display situationally appropriate demeanor and behavior.
- Calculate, interpret, and use numerical and quantitative information.
- Show knowledge of the elements and application of the scientific process, recognize empirical evidence, and draw conclusions based on evidence.
- SDV 100 - College Success Skills 1 credit
- ENG 111 - College Composition I 3 credits
- MTH 154 - Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits Additional Course Options: MTH 161 , MTH 263 .
- SPA 101 - Beginning Spanish I 4 credits Additional Course Option: FRE 101 or Approved Elective (see Transfer Elective Options below - 3-4 credits).
- CST 100 - Principles of Public Speaking 3 credits Additional Course Option: CST 110 .
- ENG 112 - College Composition II 3 credits
- SPA 102 - Beginning Spanish II 4 credits Additional Course Option: FRE 102 or Approved Elective (see Transfer Elective Options below 3-4 credits).
- ART 101 - History and Appreciation of Art I 3 credits Additional Course Options: ART 102 , CST 130 , CST 151 , MUS 121 .
- HIS 111 - History of World Civilization I 3 credits Additional Course Options: HIS 121 , HIS 111 , HIS 101 , HIS 122 , HIS 112 , HIS 102
- PSY 200 - Principles of Psychology 3 credits Additional Course Options: PSY 230 , SOC 200 , SOC 211 , ECO 201 , ECO 202 .
- SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish I 3 credits Additional Course Option: FRE 201 .
- BIO 101 - General Biology I 4 credits Additional Course Options: ENV 121 , CHM 101 , PHY 101 , CHM 111 , PHY 201 .
- HIS 121 - United States History I 3 credits Additional Course Options: HIS 111 , HIS 101 , HIS 122 , HIS 112 , HIS 102
- ENG 241 - Survey of American Literature I 3 credits
Additional Course Options: ENG 242 , ENG 251 , ENG 252 , ENG 243 , ENG 244
- PHI 220 - Ethics 3 credits Additional Course Options: REL 230 , PHI 101 , REL 100 , PHI 111 .
- SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish II 3 credits Additional Course Option: FRE 202 .
- BIO 102 - General Biology II 4 credits Additional Course Options: BIO 101 , ENV 121 , CHM 101 , PHY 101 , CHM 112 , PHY 202 .
- REL 230 - Religions of the World 3 credits Additional Course Options: SOC 268 , PLS 135 , GEO 210 , GEO 220 , PLS 241 .
- ITE 115 - Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts 3 credits Additional Course Option: ITE 119 or Transfer Elective (see below for options - 3 credits)
Transfer Elective (see below for options - 3 credits)
Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 60-62
Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.
Students are strongly encouraged to complete their SDV, ENG, and MTH requirements first.
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.
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.
Transfer Elective Options: