SLCC General Catalog

General Studies AA

Associate of Arts (AA)
61 credits minimum

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Program Description

The General Studies degree is designed for students who need a composite undergraduate experience for transfer to a specific baccalaureate degree and for those who have an undefined major and seek to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Students who are undecided about their major are encouraged to use the general studies core area to further explore their interests by selecting courses from a variety of disciplines. Students who have identified a future major may use this area to select classes that satisfy specific prerequisite and pre-major requirements for their intended baccalaureate degree. Students are encouraged to select appropriate courses that will satisfy requirements at four-year institutions.

The General Studies Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of 61 semester hours of transferable credit with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or better (2.5 or better is recommended). Elective hours may be chosen to coincide with student’s chosen emphasis. The AA degree also requires successful completion of any language course at the 1020 level or higher as part of the 27 credits beyond general education. These courses are listed as (LN). This requirement may also be fulfilled by taking the second-year courses 2010 and/or 2020 or through experiential language credit options.

Transfer/Articulation Information

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information, also available at www.slcc.edu/academicadvising/transfercenter.

Students should also be advised that a Bachelor of Arts (BA) will require four semesters or more of a foreign language and many four-year institutions may require those courses to be taken consecutively. SLCC also offers a wider selection of languages than many transfer institutions; it may not be possible to continue study of a specific language after transfer. Students should check with the institution to which they plan to transfer.

Estimated Cost for Students

There is no additional cost for this program beyond SLCC tuition and fees.

Estimated Time to Completion

If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

General Education Requirements: (34 Credits)

Core Skills

Composition (EN): 6 Credits

Course

 

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

A

WRTG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing (EN)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

OR

 

 

 

 

ENGL 2100

Technical Writing (EN)

3

A

ENGL 1010 w/C grade or better

Quantitative Literacy (QL): Choose One Course (3-4 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

MATH 1030

Quantitative Reasoning (QL)

3

A

RDG 0990; within the last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1040

Intro to Statistics (QL)

3

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1050

College Algebra (QL)

4

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1060

Trigonometry (QL)

3

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1050 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1080

Precalculus (QL)

5

A

Appropriate Accuplacer score within the last year

MATH 1090

College Algebra-Bus (QL)

3

A

RDG 0990; within last year MATH 1010 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

MATH 1210

Calculus I (QL)

4

A

Within last year MATH 1060 or MATH 1080 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

American Institutions (AI): Choose One Course (3 Credits) From The Following

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

ECON 1740

Econ History of US (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

HIST 1700

American Civilization (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

POLS 1100

US Govt & Politics (AI)

3

A

RDG 0990 w/C grade or better or appropriate Accuplacer score

Institutional Requirements

Lifelong Wellness (LW): 1 Credit

Student Choice (IN or Depth): 3 Credits

Intensive (IN)

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

BUS 2200

Business Comm (CM,IN)

3

A

 

COMM 1010

Elem Effective Comm (CM,IN)

3

A

 

COMM 1020

Prin Public Speaking (CM,IN)

3

A

 

COMM 1270

Analysis of Argument (IN)

3

F, Sp

 

PHIL 1250

Reasn/Ratl Dec Making (IN)

3

A

 

TECH 1030

Complex Devices Simple(IN)

3

F,Sp

 

OR

 

 

 

 

  DEPTH

 

 

 

 

Any second course from one of the Distribution Areas

Distribution Areas: 18 Credits

Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas.  Once of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

Biological Science (BS)

3-4

 

 

Fine Arts (FA)

3-4

 

 

Humanities (HU)

3

 

 

Interdisciplinary (ID)

3

 

 

Physical Science (PS)

3

 

 

Social Science (SS)

3

 

 

 

Required Courses: (27 Credits)

Language (LN) – 5 Credits

Course

Credits

Semesters

Prerequisite

LANG 1020

(LN)

5

 

LANG 1010

Note: *LANG prefix does not exist—that prefix would be replaced by the prefix for the individual language chosen: ARB, CHI, FRN, GER, ITL,JPN, NAV, POR, RUS, SAM, SPN, TNG

Electives – 22 Credits

Complete twenty - two (22) credit hours from any college course numbered 1000 or above and not duplicative of General Education courses above.

A maximum of two credits from Health and Lifetime Activities (HLAC) beyond the Lifetime Wellness (LW) requirement may be applied to required courses.

Sample Schedule

1st Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

ENGL 1010

3

Student Choice

3

QL

3-4

ENGL 2010/2100

3

AI

3

Distribution (2)

6

REQ (2)

6

REQ

3

 

 

LW

1

Total

15-16

Total

16

2nd Year Schedule

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Distribution (2)

6

Distribution (2)

6

LANG 1020

5

REQ (3)

9

REG

4

 

 

Total

15

Total

15

Advising Notes

Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet prerequisites of first semester courses should plan extra time to complete the program. Students wishing to transfer to a specific program at a four-year institution should check with that institution to ensure that all courses are taken.

Students pursuing a degree in General Studies should consult with academic advisors and/or receiving institutions in selecting core mathematics courses.  Usually MATH 1050 is appropriate for students intending to major in physical, computational and biological sciences, engineering and other applied science fields; MATH 1030 is appropriate for liberal arts students, MATH 1040 is appropriate for students intending to major in social sciences, behavioral sciences, humanities and the health sciences; MATH 1090 is appropriate for students intending to major in Business.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details on prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire substantive knowledge throughout the General Education Core and Distribution areas

1 - Acquire substantive knowledge throughout the General Education Core and Distribution areas

  • Communicate effectively

2 - Communicate effectively

  • Develop quantitative literacies necessary for student’s chosen field of study

3 - Develop quantitative literacies necessary for student’s chosen field of study

  • Think critically and creatively

4 - Think critically and creatively

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to be civically engaged

5 - Develop the knowledge and skills to be civically engaged

  • Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner

6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner

  • Develop computer and information literacy

7 - Develop computer and information literacy

  • Develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness

8 - Develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness

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