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The Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)

 

2014-2015 AA Degree Checklist


The Associate of Arts Degree is designed for students who wish to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degree and transfer to a senior institution. The Associate of Arts Degree requires successful
completion of 60 credit hours with a minimum cumulative 2.0 G.P.A... and the completion of the General
Education Requirements. The last fifteen (15) hours of regular course work (excluding credit-by-examination,
independent study, and CLEP credit) must be completed at the College unless a student has completed 30
or more credit hours at the College. In that case, an exception may be granted based upon the
recommendation of the Petitions Committee and the approval of the Vice President of Instruction.
Students planning to complete graduation requirements at the end of any given semester will be required to
file an application for graduation with the Registrar’s Office no later than the end of the 6th week of that
semester.


* Note: Students must earn a “C” or better in English Composition I, English Composition II, and College Algebra to receive an Associate degree from ANC.


General Education Mission: To offer programs in general education that provide the students with the skills and knowledge to succeed in their academic and career paths.

 


Students who are successful in the general education program will be able to:

  • Speak, listen, write, and read competently in a critical and organized manner.

  • Use mathematical skills appropriate to the task.

  • Reason logically, develop independent thinking, use creative processes and scientific inquiry to analyze and make decisions.

  • Use information technology to locate, process, and present information effectively and ethically.

  • Set goals, learn independently, and develop human relation skills.

  • Understand the social, political, economic, and cultural diversities of a global society.

  • Recognize the essential worth of the individual person as a responsible and active participant in social and political change.

  • Understand the creative process, aesthetic principles and the historical and cultural perspective of the literary and fine arts.

  • Develop lifelong attitudinal and recreational skills for maintaining physical and mental fitness.


Arkansas Northeastern College has developed a rationale and a program of General Education that is
appropriate to the curriculum and directly related to the mission of the College. These courses were
approved through the General Education Review and the Quality Review Project. It is an ongoing process to
guarantee that these courses shall provide for the establishment of “common knowledge, intellectual
concepts, and attitudes that every educated person should possess.” (Executive Board of the Commission
on Higher Education for the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools).


GENERAL EDUCATION CORE REQUIREMENTS:


ENGLISH COMPOSITION AND MATHEMATICS……………………..9 HOURS
Rationale: General education skills in writing and mathematics will provide students with the competencies
that are required in academic and professional careers. To write and read competently in a critical and
organized manner are necessities in the world of college and work. To perform computations, reason
logically, and think independently are also essential skills that will aid the student in every college or career
endeavor. Students must earn a “C” or better in English Composition I, English Composition II, and College
Algebra to receive a degree from ANC.


English Composition (6 hrs): (Grade of C or above in each)
EN 12003 English Composition I
EN 12013 English Composition II


Mathematics: (3 hrs) (Grade of C or above)
MA 14043 College Algebra or higher level math

 

NATURAL SCIENCES.........................................................................8 HOURS
(A minimum of 4 semester hours of life science and 4 semester hours of physical science.)
Rationale: The Natural Sciences provide the opportunity for the development of independent, creative, and
logical thinking while they enhance one’s understanding of the effects of the sciences upon the individual,
society, and the environment. The information gained from studies in the biological and physical sciences is
based upon acute observations, experimentation, and arriving at logical conclusions. The decision-making
processes that are used daily in coping with life in a modern society are basically those practiced in all
science classes. The historical development of this logical process is an integral part of each science class
and, as such, provides the individual with a foundation for continued personal growth.


Life Sciences (Choose one)

BI 14033/14041 General Biology and Lab

BI 14053/14061 Botany and Lab

BI 14073/14081 Zoology and Lab

BI 24003/24011 Anatomy & Physiology I and Lab

BI 24023/24031 Anatomy & Physiology II and Lab

BI 24043/24051 Microbiology and Lab

 

Physical Sciences (Choose one)
PS 14003/14011 Physical Science and Lab
CH 14023/14031 General Chemistry I and Lab
CH 14043/14051 General Chemistry II and Lab
PS 24023/24031 General Physics I and Lab
PS 24043/24051 General Physics II and Lab
PS 14043/14051 Physical Geology and Lab


FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES....... ......................................................6 HOURS
(Select a 3 semester hour integrative course and a 3 semester hour appreciation course)
Rationale: The Humanities provide an integrated view of civilization and society. The universal aspects of
human emotions, self-preservation, and self-identity are studied as they have been expressed through the
arts to supply answers to the basic questions, “Who am I?” and “Why am I here?” Such study results in
flexibility, tolerance, and acceptance of other points of view and allows students to see themselves and their
time in perspective. The Humanities also develop appreciation for aesthetic and creative endeavors through
active participation in the areas of art, music, and theatre.


Integrative (Choose one):

EN 22003 World Literature I

EN 22013 World Literature II

HU 22003 Humanities through the Arts

 

Appreciation (Choose one):
AR 22003 Art Appreciation
MU 22003 Music Appreciation
SP 22013 Fine Arts Theatre
PH 22003 Introduction to Philosophy


U.S. HISTORY/GOVERNMENT (Choose one)……………………………………..3 HOURS
Rationale: History and social sciences provide the student the opportunity to develop an appreciation of the
essential worth of the individual person as a viable and active instrument of change, socially and politically,
in the affairs of life. This can be accomplished through an integrated view of civilization, economic
development, and social evolution.


HI 23003 The U.S. to 1876
HI 23013 The U.S. since 1876
PO 23003 American National Government


SOCIAL SCIENCES…………………………………………………9 HOURS
(Select 3 hours of World Civilization and 6 hours of Social Sciences not already chosen.)


World Civilization (3 hours): Choose one.
HI 13003 World Civilization to 1600
HI 13013 World Civilization since 1600


Social Science (6 hours): Choose two.
HI 13003 World Civilization to 1600
HI 13013 World Civilization since 1600
HI 23003 The U.S. to 1876
HI 23013 The U.S. since 1876

PO 23003 American National Government

PY 23003 General Psychology

EC 21003 Macroeconomics

SO 23013 Introduction to Sociology

 

INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS (7 HOURS)


INTRO TO COMMUNICATION……………………………………………………….3 HOURS
Rationale: Speaking, listening, and interpreting competently are necessary skills for the successful
communication of ideas. This course provides a firm knowledge of how people send, receive, and perceive
messages in everyday life.


SP 12103 Introduction to Speech Communication


PHYSICAL FITNESS AND RECREATION......................................................2 HOURS
Rationale: Physical fitness and recreation provide students the opportunity to understand and participate in
physical fitness and health maintenance while exploring the lifelong leisure and recreational options. Such
opportunities help develop lifelong attitudinal and recreational skills for maintaining physical and mental
fitness.


PE 17112 Fitness for Life or two one-hour activity courses


ACADEMIC & CAREER ENRICHMENT..................................................................2 HOURS
Rationale: This course provides the necessary survival skills for academic and career success as well as
lifelong learning. The course enhances the learning, success, satisfaction, retention, and graduation of
college students in transition to a four year institution.


PY 13002 Academic and Career Enrichment


Directed Electives (18 HOURS)
Select courses, not already taken, from the following areas to fulfill requirements:

 

Prefix Elective Credit
AN, AR, BI, CH, EC, HI, HU, LA, MU,
PH, PO, PS, PY, SO, SP, GE
All courses with these prefixes are
applicable.
EN Technical Communications and
Fund. Of Comp may not be
selected. All other EN courses are
applicable.
MA Applied Math, Math for Bus and TP,
Math for Health Science, Technical
Math, Math Apps, Math for Teachers
I and II may not be selected. All
other MA courses are applicable.
CJ Only CJ 15003 Intro to CJ is
applicable. No other CJ courses
may be selected.


Total Hours............................................................................................................60 HOURS
Summary of Associate of Arts Degree Requirements:


General Education Core Requirements
English Composition and Mathematics……..9 hours
Natural Sciences…………………….…….…. 8 hours
Fine Arts/Humanities…………………………. 6 hours
U.S. History or Government…………………. 3 hours
Social Sciences……………………………….. 9 hours
Institutional Requirements
Speech Communications……………………..3 hours
Physical Fitness and Recreation…………….. 2 hours
Academic and Career Enrichment…. 2 hours
Directed Electives…………………….……… 18 hours
Total Hours………………….…………….……60 hours

 

Minimum Scores Required
  Math English Reading
ACT 15 15 15
COMPASS (A) 18
(P) 27
49 70

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