The mission of the Liberal Arts Department is to offer courses and programs that will provide a quality educational experience. The Liberal Arts Department is divided into two areas-Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Humanities area of this department is dedicated to providing valuable learning experiences in the liberal arts tradition. The department is committed to offering those courses which will present the student an excellent opportunity to pursue moral, creative, and philosophical interests. Courses within this curriculum include art, music, religion, and philosophy.
The Social Science area of this department also acknowledges the liberal arts tradition. It is committed to creating a learning environment of self-awareness along with a sense of growth and development. Courses in this curriculum include anthropology, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.
The department strives to:
- Prepare students to continue their education at four-year institutions or to enter the workforce
- Provide access to instruction through distance learning as well as through traditional methods.
- Provide students with a disciplined approach to the theories and methodologies that will assist them in understanding their society.
- Provide for its students an informal and participatory environment which encourages them to adopt a lifestyle of intellectual growth and self-awareness.
- Cultivate qualities of character and leadership in students by developing their analytical skills as well as creating a sensitivity to values essential for people living in an ever-changing world.
- Maintain an informed and professional faculty.
Associate in Arts
Program Code – AA T027
Areas I-IV core courses are to be chosen from the Jefferson State
Approved AGSC General Course Listing.
Note: Students must demonstrate competency in the basic use of the computer as a requirement for graduation. Courses with the computer designation will satisfy this requirement.
- ORI 101 Orientation to College 1
General Courses (60-61 semester hours)
- Area I: Written Communication 6
Area II: Humanities and Fine Arts 12
- *Literature 3
- Arts (A) 3
- Complete one course from the following: 3
- SPH 106 Fundamentals of Oral Communications
- SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Area III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics 11
- Mathematics 3
- +Natural Sciences 8
Area IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 12
- *History 3
- +Additional History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences 9
- (6 hours maximum of history)
*As a part of the General Studies Curriculum, students must complete a six-semester-hour sequence either in literature or in history.
Area V: Pre-Professional, Major & Elective Courses 19
- Additional Hours 19
Complete 19 hours of courses (100 level and above) from the following course prefixes: AFS, ANT, ART, AST, BFN, BIO, BUS, CHM, CIS, CRJ, ECO, ENG, GEO, HED, HIS, HUM, MCM, MSC, MST, MTH, MUL, MUS, OAD, PED, PHL, PHY, POL, PSY, RDG, REL, RER, RTV, SOC, SPA, SPH, THR
+Refer to JSCC’s AGSC Approved Course Listing.
*** ORI 101 Waived if the student currently has 12 or more earned hours or has transferred in 12 or more hours.
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