University of Maine at Augusta
College of Arts & Humanities
Associate of Art, Liberal Studies
2009-2010 Catalog




Associate's Degree Requirements:

Minimum 61 Credit Hours

Writing Intensive Course

Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00

30 credits hours of Residency courses

9 credits of Upper-Level Residency courses

Minimum G.P.A. in the Minor: 2.00

Basic Skills Requirement: All required placement examinations and/or academic assessments must be completed prior to any course registration. To ensure that students have the best possible opportunity to succeed in their major, students testing into developmental coursework are advised to complete the recommended courses within the first semesters of attendance.
Not Required Recommended: ENG_________________REA_________________MAT________________________________ Completed

Major Electives (21 credit hours):
General Electives (21) (at least one creative studio/performance arts course preferred):
_________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________ _________________
If COL 100 is waived by the advisor, 3 additional credits of General Electives must be taken, for a total of 24 credits.

General Education Requirements (40 credit hours):
COL 100 Introduction to the College Experience (3) to be taken within the first 15 credit hours
_________________Communications Elective* (3)
ENG 101 College Writing (3)
ENG 102W Introduction to Literature (3)
_________________ Fine Arts Theory Elective* (3)
_________________ any history course (3)
_________________ _________________ _________________ Humanities Electives* (9)
MAT 100 Mathematics and Its Applications (3)_________________ or higher-level math course
_________________ any laboratory science course (4)
_________________ _________________ Social Science Electives* (6)

*Course options listed below

Optional Concentration

Women's Studies (18 credit hours)

(To replace 18 credits of general electives)
WST 101 W Introduction to Women's Studies
WST 301 Introduction to Feminist Theory

Choose any four courses from the lists below with at least one course selected from each of the three interdisciplinary designations.
Arts & Humanities
ENG 185W Introduction to Mythology
ENG/WST 350W Women Writers
HTY 225 History of Sexuality
PSYI/WST 336 Feminist Philosophy

Social Science
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology
SOC 120 Marriage and Family Interaction
SOC 360 Sociology of the Family
SSC 110 Introduction to Human Sexuality
SSC 210 Human Sexuality
SSC 314 Gender Images in the Media
SSC 332 Addiction and the Family

Professional Studies
BUA 225 Women and Business
JUS 222 Family Law
JUS 245 Women in Crime
JUS 277 Violence in the Family
LET 255 Legal Rights of Women
HUS 233 Sexual Abuse and Trauma
HUS 263 Family Interactions

General Education Requirements


COM 101 Public Speaking
COM 102 Interpersonal Communications
COM 104 Communication in Groups & Organizations
COM 106 Oral Communication of Literature

Fine Arts Theory

ARH 105 History of Art & Architecture I
ARH 106 History of Art & Architecture II
DRA 101 Introduction to Theatre
DRA 265 The American Movie
DRA 280 Introduction to Films
INT 129 Understanding the Arts
MUS 123 Understanding Music
MUS 160 World Music
MUS 180 Women and Music


Must be from two different disciplines
ARH xxx any art history course
DRA 101 Introduction to Theatre
DRA 265 The American Movie
DRA 280 Introduction to Films
ENG xxx any literature course
HTY xxx any history course
HUM xxx any humanities course
INT 129 Understanding the Arts
MUS 110 Popular Music
MUS 117 The Dream Machine: A History of Rock & Roll
MUS 123 Understanding Music
MUS 124 Music of the Twentieth Century
MUS 131 Survey of Jazz & Contemporary Music
MUS 160 World Music
MUS 180 Women and Music
MUS 223 Music of the United States
MUS 333 History & Literature of Music I
MUS 334 History & Literature of Music II
PHI xxx any philosophy course
POS 390 Survey of Political Theory
WST 101W Introduction to Women's Studies

Social Science

Must be from two different disciplines
ANT 101 Introduction to Anthropology
ANT 102 Cultural Anthropology
ECO 100 Introduction to Economics
ECO 201 Principles of Economics I (Macroeconomics)
ECO 202 Principles of Economics II (Microeconomics)
GEO 101 Introduction to Geography
POS 101 American Government
POS 102 Introduction to Politics and Government
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 201 Social Problems

Students are encouraged to contact their faculty advisor and the Advising Center for academic advising and support services throughout their stay at UMA.

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