2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Aug 16, 2022  
2020-2021 College Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts, AA

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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:

  1. Articulate the attainment of an introductory level of proficiency in speaking and listening in a foreign language.
  2. Demonstrate the attainment of an introductory level of proficiency in reading and writing a foreign language.
  3. Evaluate information, ideas, and arguments from relevant perspectives to make sense of complex issues and/or reach well-reasoned conclusions.
  4. Demonstrate civic engagement through an understanding of the knowledge and values necessary to become an informed and contributing member of society.
  5. Work effectively in teams and display situationally appropriate demeanor and behavior.
  6. Calculate, interpret, and use numerical and quantitative information.
  7. Show knowledge of the elements and application of the scientific process, recognize empirical evidence, and draw conclusions based on evidence.


Required Courses

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:

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