2021-2022 Catalog 
    
    Sep 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

Liberal Studies Associate of Arts


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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.

REQUIRED CORE:

Course ID Title Units
ENG 1A  * or Principles of Composition I 4
ENG 1AH  * Honors Principles of Composition I 4
COMM 1  * or Communication Fundamentals 3
COMM 1H  * or Honors Communication Fundamentals 3
COMM 5   Interpersonal Communication 3
PS 1  or American Government 3
PS 1H   Honors American Government 3
Group A:  Select one of the following courses (3 Units)  
ENG 1B  * or Principles of Composition II 3
ENG 1BH  * or Honors Principles of Composition II 3
ENG 70  * or Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing 3
PHIL 12  * or Introduction to Logic 3
COMM 2  * or Persuasion 3
COMM 3  * Argumentation and Debate 3
Group B:  Select one of the following courses (3 Units)  
HIST 16  or History of the United States to 1876 3
HIST 17  or History of the United States since 1876 3
HIST 22   Survey of United States History 3
Group C:  Select one of the following courses (3-5 Units)  
MATH 2  * or Pre-Calculus Mathematics 5
MATH 3A  * or Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
MATH 3AH  * or Honors Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
MATH 3B  * or Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
MATH 3C  * or Analytic Geometry and Calculus 5
MATH 7  * or College Algebra 5
MATH 8  * or College Algebra for Brief Calculus 5
MATH 10  * or Introduction to Statistics 3
MATH 11  * or A Brief Course in Calculus 5
MATH 14  * or Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 5
MATH 24  * or Elementary Differential Equations 4
MATH 26  * or Introduction to Linear Algebra 4
MATH 103  * or Mathematical Ideas 3
MATH 124  * or Trigonometry 3
PSYC 44  * Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE MAJOR:


19-21

*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.

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