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A.A. Liberal Arts

DEGREE: A.A. Liberal Arts
Code #1619

NOTE:
If you plan to transfer after completing this Liberal Arts degree, please see a counselor for assistance with selecting the most appropriate transfer (300 or higher level) courses.

Required Program
Units
A. CRC Associate in Arts Degree General Education (GE) Pattern
General Education, Graduation and Proficiency Requirements
21
• Complete the necessary Cosumnes River College (CRC) Graduation and Proficiency requirements
 
B. Complete One Area of Emphasis Option:
Minimum units necessary to meet "Area of Emphasis" requirements
18
• Complete 18 units in one "Area of Emphasis" from those outlined below:
 
  Arts and Humanities
 
  Communication and Writing
 
  Social and Behavioral Sciences
 
  Math and Science
 
Note: Where appropriate, courses in the "Area of Emphasis" may also be counted for a GE area
 
C. Elective units required to reach a total of 60 units for this degree
21

A. GENERAL EDUCATION
(minimum of 21 units)
Select courses from the CRC General Education Requirements for AA/AS Degrees.

B. AREA OF EMPHASIS OPTIONS:
Minimum 18 unit requirement
Students must take a minimum of 18 units from one of the following areas. Where appropriate, courses in the selected Area of Emphasis may also be counted for general education.

AREA OF EMPHASIS 1 – ARTS AND HUMANITIES:
These courses emphasize the study of cultural, literary, humanistic activities and artistic expression of human beings. Students will evaluate and interpret the ways in which people through the ages in different cultures have responded to themselves and the world around them in artistic and cultural creation. Students will also learn to value aesthetic understanding and incorporate these concepts when constructing value judgments. Students must select their preferred courses from two or more of the following disciplines.

ART 300, 302, 304, 305, 312, 320, 323, 324, 327, 328, 361, 370, 372, 430
ARCH 310, 332
ARTH 300, 303, 309, 311, 312, 324, 325, 328, 332, 333
ARTPH 301, 342
ENGCW 400, 410, 480
ENGLT 303, 310, 311, 320, 321, 330, 336, 340, 341, 343, 345, 360, 370, 402
ENGWR 301
FMS 300, 305, 320, 488
GEOG 481
HIST 364, 365, 380
HONOR 350, 360, 382
HUM 300, 301, 310, 320, 324, 331, 332, 484, 486
MUFHL 300, 308, 310, 311, 315, 321, 330, 400
MUIVI 310, 311, 340, 341, 350, 351, 370, 371, 495
MUP 310, 320, 350, 357, 360
MUSM 370
PHIL 300, 304, 310, 330, 331, 338, 350, 352, 356, 360
PHOTO 301, 420
RTVF 305, 378
SILA 315, 316
SPAN 401, 402, 411, 412, 413, 415, 425, 426, 427
TA 300, 302, 303, 306, 322, 323, 350, 356, 401
VIET 401, 402, 411, 412

AREA OF EMPHASIS 2 – COMMUNICATION AND WRITING
These courses emphasize the content and form of communication and provide an understanding of the psychological basis and social significance of communication and writing. Students will be able to
assess communication as the process of human symbolic interaction. Students will also develop skills in the areas of reasoning and advocacy, organization, accuracy, reading and listening effectively. Students will be able to integrate important concepts of critical thinking as related to the development of analysis, critical evaluation, and inductive and deductive reasoning that will enable them to make important decisions regarding their own lives and society at large. Students must select their preferred courses from two or more of the following disciplines.

COMM 301, 311, 315, 331, 361
ENGWR 300, 301, 302
ESLW 340
PHIL 300, 320, 325, 328
SOC 305

AREA OF EMPHASIS 3 – SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
These courses emphasize the perspective, concepts, theories and methodologies typically found in the vast variety of disciplines that comprise study in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Students will study about themselves and others as members of a larger society. Topics and discussion to stimulate critical thinking about ways people have acted in response to their societies will allow students to evaluate how societies and social subgroups operate. Students must select their preferred courses from two or more of the following disciplines.

AGB 321
ANTH 310, 316, 323, 324, 331, 332, 334, 341, 374
BUS 330, 345
COMM 325, 341, 363, 480
ECE 312, 314
ECON 302, 304, 306
GEOG 302, 310, 322, 481
HIST 301, 302, 307, 308, 312, 313, 314, 320, 321, 331, 344, 360, 364, 365, 370, 371, 373
HONOR 340, 370, 380
HUM 484
JOUR 310, 320
PHIL 360
POLS 301, 302, 304, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 317, 318, 319, 320
PSYC 300, 312, 320, 335, 340, 353, 356, 360, 368, 371
RTVF 300
SILA 330
SOC 300, 301, 305, 321, 341
SOCSC 300, 320, 325, 330, 360, 480
TA 306

AREA OF EMPHASIS 4 – MATH AND SCIENCE
These courses emphasize the natural sciences which examine the physical universe, its life forms and its natural phenomena. Courses in Math emphasize the development of mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills beyond the level of intermediate algebra. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the methodologies of science
as investigative tools. Students will also examine the influence that the acquisition of scientific knowledge has on the development of the world’s civilizations. Students must select 3-6 units in math/statistics and 12-15 units in the remaining science disciplines.

ANTH 300, 301
ASTR 300, 400
BIOL 300, 307, 310, 342, 350, 351, 352, 366, 400, 410, 420, 430, 431, 440, 462, 470, 431, 440
CHEM 305, 306, 309, 321, 322, 400, 401, 420, 421
GEOG 300, 301, 305, 306
GEOL 300, 301, 305, 306, 310, 311, 330
MATH 300, 310, 335, 341, 343, 344, 350, 351, 370, 400, 401, 402, 410, 420
PHYS 310, 350, 360, 370, 380, 411, 421, 431
PSYC 312, 330
STAT 300

C. ELECTIVE UNITS
Degree applicable and/or transfer level units as needed to meet the 60 unit degree requirement