Associate in Arts Degree Requirements

Curriculum AAD.AA.AA (U224A)
(64 semester hours required)

For students who intend to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree at a four-year school.

Students must meet the prescribed general education requirements listed below for the Associate in Arts degree and should complete the remaining required semester hours according to the requirements of the four-year school to which they plan to transfer. The "◊" symbol on courses means articulated courses.

NOTE: The following AA degree requirements, effective summer 1998, meet the Illinois Community College Board’s recommended model including the IAI General Education Core curriculum.

Communications: Three courses (nine semester credits)

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RHT 101

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition I

3

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RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric and Composition II

3

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

Note: Grade of "C" or better is an IAI requirement for RHT 101and RHT 102.

Social and Behavioral Science: Three courses (nine semester credits), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity which may be taken as a Social and Behavioral Science or a Humanities and Fine Arts course. These courses are notated with an (*).

 

ANT 101

*Introduction to Anthropology

3

 

ANT 102

Introduction to Physical Anthropology

3

 

ANT 103

*Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

 

ANT 105

Introduction to Archaeology

3

 

ANT 150

*Cultural Contexts

3

 

ECO 100◊

Principles of Economics

3

 

ECO 102

Macroeconomics

3

 

ECO 103

Microeconomics

3

 

GEO 104

*Contemporary World Cultures

3

 

GEO 105

*Introduction to Economic Geography

3

 

GEO 106

*Regional Geography of Africa and Asia

3

 

HIS 121

History of Western Civilization I

3

 

HIS 122

History of Western Civilization II

3

 

HIS 141

*World History I

3

 

HIS 142

*World History II

3

 

HIS 151

History of the United States to 1877

3

 

HIS 152

History of the United States Since 1877

3

 

HIS 156

*African History

3

 

HIS 171

*History of Latin American I

3

 

HIS 172

*History of Latin American II

3

 

HIS 191

*History of Asia and the Pacific I

3

 

HIS 192

*History of Asia and the Pacific II

3

 

PSC 120

Principles of Political Science

3

 

PSC 150

American National Politics

3

 

PSC 151

American State and Urban Politics

3

 

PSC 184

Global Politics

3

 

PSY 100

Introduction to Psychology

3

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PSY 201

Introduction to Social Psychology

3

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PSY 216

Child Psychology

3

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PSY 222

Adolescent Psychology

3

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PSY 228

Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

3

 

SOC 100

Introduction to Sociology

3

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SOC 120

Social Patterns of Courtship & Marriage

3

 

SOC 131

Social Problems

3

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SOC 225

*Racial and Cultural Minorities

3

 

SSC 190

Contemporary Society

3

Humanities and Fine Arts: Three courses (nine semester credits), with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts. Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course. These courses are notated with an (*).

Humanities

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ENG 101

Introduction to Poetry

3

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ENG 103

Introduction to Fiction

3

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ENG 105

Literature of the Western World

3

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ENG 113

Classic American Authors Before Civil War

3

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ENG 114

Classic American Authors, Civil War to Present

3

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ENG 202

Introduction to Drama

3

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ENG 231

Introduction to Shakespeare

3

 

HUM 104

Humanities Through the Arts

3

 

HUM 151

Great Books of the West I

3

 

HUM 152

Great Books of the West II

3

 

HUM 165

*Introduction to the Latin American Experience

3

 

IDS 101

The Arts in Western Culture I

3

 

IDS 102

The Arts in Western Culture II

3

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ITL 104

Intermediate Italian II

4

 

PHL 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

 

PHL 102

Logic

3

 

PHL 103

Ethics

3

 

PHL 105

*World Religions

3

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SPN 104

Intermediate Spanish II

4

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SPN 151

Introduction to Spanish-American Literature I

3

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SPN 152

Introduction to Spanish-American Literature II

3

Fine Arts

 

ART 110

Looking at Art

3

 

ART 111

Ancient to Medieval Art

3

 

ART 112

Renaissance to Modern Art

3

 

ART 114

*Survey of Asian Art

3

 

HUM 104

Humanities Through the Arts

3

 

IDS 101

The Arts in Western Culture I

3

 

IDS 102

The Arts in Western Culture II

3

 

MCM 150

Film History and Appreciation

3

 

MUS 110

Listening to Music

3

 

MUS 215

Introduction to Music History

3

 

MUS 216

Music in America

3

 

SPE 130

Introduction to Theater

3

 

VIC 160

History of Photography

3

Mathematics: One course (three semester credits)

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ECO 170

Statistics for Business and Economics

3

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MAT 101

Quantitative Literacy

3

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MAT 102

Liberal Arts Mathematics

3

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MAT 117

Math for Elementary School Teachers II

3

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MAT 124

Finite Mathematics

3

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MAT 131

Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

5

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MAT 133

Calculus & Analytic Geometry II

5

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MAT 134

Introduction to Calculus for Business and Social Science

5

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MAT 135

Calculus & Analytic Geometry III

3

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MAT 170

Elementary Statistics

3

Physical and Life Science: Two courses (seven to eight semester credits), with one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences including at least one laboratory course.

Physical Science

 

AST 100

Introduction to Astronomy

4

 

AST 101

Astronomy of the Solar System

4

 

AST 102

Astronomy of the Stars and Beyond

4

 

CHM 100

Chemistry and Society

4

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CHM 110

Fundamentals of Chemistry

4

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CHM 140

General Chemistry I

5

 

GEO 200

Physical Geography: Weather and Climate

4

 

GEO 201

Physical Geography: Maps and Land Forms

4

 

GOL 101

Physical Geology

4

 

GOL 102

Historical Geology

4

 

PHS 100

Introduction to Earth Science

4

 

PHS 141

Applications of Physical Science Concepts

4

 

PHS 142

Science of Light and Music

4

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PHY 100

General Physics

4

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PHY 101

General Physics (Mechanics, Heat & Sound)

5

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PHY 106

General Physics (Mechanics)

4

Life Science

 

BIS 100

General Biology

4

 

BIS 101

Human Biology

4

 

BIS 102

Human Heredity and Society

4

 

BIS 104

Issues in Modern Biology

4

 

BIS 105

Environmental Biology

4

 

BIS 108

Biology of Humans

3

 

BIS 114

Microbes and Society

3

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BIS 150

Principles of Biology I

4

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BIS 222

Principles of Microbiology

4

 

HRT 125

Plants and Society

4

General Education Core:12 to 13 courses (37 to 41 semester credits)

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

64

  • No more than two courses from any one discipline can be used to fulfill General Education Core curriculum requirements.
  • While few baccalaureate institutions require a foreign or second language in their campus-wide general education requirements, competency through two, three, or four college semesters (or the high school equivalent) in a single foreign/second language is required for the Bachelor of Arts degree at some universities, for all bachelor’s degrees in some colleges (such as Colleges of Liberal Arts), and for some bachelor’s degree majors.
  • Community college students who intend to transfer should complete the foreign language courses required by their intended transfer institution, college within a university, and /or major, prior to transferring.
  • Students must earn a passing letter grade in each course used to fulfill requirements. Passing scores (based on national norms) on appropriate AP and CLEP exams may be used to fulfill requirements for students who earn an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree prior to transfer. For other transfer students, receiving institutions will follow established credit policies.

Transfer Major and Electives (23-27 credit hours)

  • It is recommended that students select the remaining courses from their major area of study of the IAI approved or articulated courses with a counselor.
  • It is highly recommended that students enroll in COL 101◊, COL 102◊, CSG 150◊ and HTH 104◊ or HTH 281◊.

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General Education electives must be selected from AA/AS applicable course list and must adhere to the requirements of the Illinois Articulation Initiative for graduation if planning to transfer within Illinois. AA Degree Requirements pages explain needed courses in detail. Students are required to select at least one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts, a Physical and a Life Science, and courses in Social and Behavior Sciences from at least two disciplines*. See catalog with AA Degree Requirements for required hours and number of courses in each discipline.

*discipline: a subject or field of activity, for example, an academic subject