Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

The following requirements are effective for students admitted on or after Fall 2019:

  • Minimum 61 Credit Hours
  • Writing Intensive Course
  • Minimum Cumulative G.P.A.: 2.00
  • 15 Credit Hours of Residency Courses
  • 9 Credits of Major Residency Courses
  • Minimum G.P.A. in the Major: 2.00
  • COL 100 Introduction to the College Experience (3) to be taken within the first 30 credit hours
  • Complete one of the following Communication electives (3):
    • COM 101 Public Speaking
    • COM 102 Interpersonal Communications
    • COM 104 Communications in Groups and Organizations
    • COM 106 Oral Communication of Literature
  • ENG 101 College Writing (3)
  • ENG 102W Introduction to Literature (3)
  • Complete one of the following Fine Arts electives (3):
    • ARH xxx any Art History course
    • ART xxx any Art course
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG 351W Creative Writing I
    • ENG 451W Creative Writing II
    • MUS 1xx any 100-level MUS course
    • MUH 1xx any 100-level MUH course
  • Complete any 100-level HTY course (3)
  • Complete three of the following Humanities electives (9):
    • AME xxx any American Studies Course
    • ARH 105 History of Art & Architecture I
    • ARH 106 History of Art & Architecture II
    • ASL 1xx/2xx any 100- or 200-level ASL course
    • DRA xxx any Drama course
    • ENG xxx any literature course (except ENG 100, 101, or 317W)
    • FRE xxx any French course
    • HGH xxxx any Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide course
    • HTY xxx any history course
    • HUM xxx any humanities course
    • MUH xxx any Music History course
    • PHI xxx any philosophy course (except PHI 135 or 335)
    • SPA xxx any Spanish course
    • WGS xxx any Women and Gender Studies Course
  • MAT 100 Mathematics & Its Application (3) or higher 100-level math course
  • Complete any 100-level laboratory science course (4)
  • Complete two of the following Social Science electives (6): must be from two different disciplines
    • ANT 1xx any 100-level Anthropology course
    • ECO 1xx any 100-level Economics course
    • ECO 201 Principles of Economics I (Macroeconomics)
    • ECO 202 Principles of Economics II (Microeconomics)
    • JUS 1xx any 100-level Justice Studies course
    • POS 1xx any 100-level Political Science course
    • PSY 1xx any 100-level Psychology course
    • SOC 1xx any 100-level Sociology course
    • SSC 1xx any 100-level Social Science course
  • Complete 21 credits of any 100-level or higher 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.

Optional Women’s Studies Concentration

(To replace 18 credits of general electives)

  • WGS 101W Introduction to Women’s Studies (3)
  • WGS 301W Introduction to Feminist Theory (3)
  • Complete four of the following courses with at least one course selected from each of the three interdisciplinary designations (12):
    • Arts & Humanities:
      • AME/WGS 304W Girls on Fire: Feminism, Activism, and the Future
      • AME/WGS 305 Race, Class, Gender, & Sexuality in American Culture
      • ENG 185W Introduction to Mythology
      • ENG/WGS 350W Women Writers
      • HTY 225 History of Sexuality
      • MUH 190 Women, Music, and Culture
    • 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 314 Gender Images in the Media
      • SSC 332 Addiction and the Family
    • Professional Studies:
      • JUS 222 Family Law
      • JUS 305 Women in Criminal Justice
      • JUS 307 Violence in the Family
      • HUS 233 Trauma: Recognition and Intervention
      • HUS 263 Family Interactions

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