The curriculum in the Liberal Studies Associate Degree program is designed for students transferring to a four-year college or university intending to pursue a Liberal Studies major.
Students planning to transfer to California State University (CSU), the University of California (UC), or an institution that accepts certification, should complete general education requirements for the associate degree by completing CSU General Education (CSU-GE) certification requirements or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete this program will be able to:
Explain the values of a culture as expressed through its art or language.
Demonstrate effective expository and persuasive writing skills.
Develop a reasoned solution to a problem.
Evaluate new and accepted ideas about the natural universe using testable methodology.
Evaluate the methods of inquiry and evidence used in the behavioral and social sciences.
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.
Associate of Arts Degree
Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Arts degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.
General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees
Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.