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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

General Studies, A.A.


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Associate of Arts | GENL.STUDIES.AA | Transfer Program
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Program Description


This program is for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution. The program introduces a broad range of the liberal arts and sciences while providing a thorough preparation in verbal, mathematical, and critical-thinking skills. General studies include courses in humanities, social sciences, English, science, and math, which enable students to sample various subject matters and methodologies so they can make informed education and career choices. This program is designed to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. The various concentrations of the General Studies Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree are listed under the Programs of Study  link. Students should consult with an advisor about transfer requirements.

Graduates of the General Studies A.A. will be able to:

  • Synthesize information and content across multiple disciplines
  • Apply student core competencies in the development of a culminating project/assignment
  • Analyze perspectives on key issues within the concentration

General Education Courses


The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Program Requirements


Concentration: Choose 15 credits from one of the concentrations below, at least 9 credits at the 2000 level.


Humanities Concentration Courses:

Choose from Arabic, Art, Chinese, English, French, Humanities, Music, Philosophy, Public Relations/Journalism, Spanish, Speech, Television, Radio, and Film, Theatre (Note: If you are interested in taking a four-semester sequence of a foreign language, please see an advisor or a foreign-language instructor.)

STEM Concentration Courses:

Choose from Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, or Physics

Social Sciences and Business Concentration Courses:

Choose from Accounting, African American Studies, Anthropology, Criminal Justice, Economics, Forensic Science, History, Paralegal, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Teacher Education, Women’s Studies

Health Sciences Concentration Courses:

Choose from Biology, Chemistry, Health Education, Nutrition

Electives:


12-13 credits (see note below)

1-credit course if necessary


NOTE: A total of 18 credits must be taken at the 2000 level. Some 2000-level courses may have prerequisites, so please plan carefully. General education, electives, and program concentration courses must equal a minimum of 60 credits.

Sequence of Study - General Studies A.A.


Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

1st Semester


Total: 13 Credits


2nd Semester


Total: 16 Credits


3rd Semester


  • Any course 3 Credits (Elective) 2
  • Any course 3 Credits (Elective) 2
  • 2000-level Concentration course (see explanation on previous page) 3 Credits (Program Requirement)
  • Concentration course (see explanation on previous page) 3 Credits (Program Requirement) 2
  • Concentration course (see explanation on previous page) 3 Credits (Program Requirement) 2

Total: 15 Credits


4th Semester


  • General Education Science course 3 Credits (Science) *
  • Any course 3 Credits (Elective) 2
  • Any course 3 Credits (Elective) 2
  • 2000-level Concentration course (see explanation on previous page) 3 Credits (Program Requirement)
  • 2000-level Concentration course (see explanation on previous page) 3 Credits (Program Requirement) 3
  • 1-credit course (if necessary to reach a minimum of 60 credits) 1 Credit (Program Requirement) 2

Total: 16 Credits


Program Total: 60 Credits


1 The two Social Science general education courses must be from different disciplines.

2 A total of 18 credits must be taken at the 2000 level. Some 2000-level courses may have prerequisites, so please plan carefully. General education, electives, and program concentration must equal a minimum of 60 credits.

3 In their last semester, students must also take a 2000-level course in their concentration that is designated as a culminating experience.

Asterisk (*) denotes a general education course.

Double asterisk (**) denotes a course that is an institutional requirement. 

Transferability


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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