LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES

Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Liberal Arts and Sciences major is designed for students planning to transfer to either the California State University or University of California. To earn the Associate in Arts degree with a Liberal Arts and Sciences major, students must complete either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) UC or CSU option or the CSU General Education Certification pattern and one of the three areas of emphasis. The areas of emphasis are: Mathematics and Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences or Humanities. The area of emphasis requires a minimum of 18 units with a grade of "C" or better in all courses in the area of emphasis. The courses identified for each area of emphasis fulfill major preparation requirements as demonstrated through ASSIST articulation. A minimum of six units must be within a single discipline and in the case of the Mathematics and Science area of emphasis at least one mathematics course must be completed. Select courses based on ASSIST data for major preparation articulation with selected transfer institutions. Consult a counselor for specific information regarding the intended major at the college the student is choosing.

Courses used to complete a student's area of emphasis can double count for general education just as they may for any other major.

Although the associate degree recognizes the completion of lower division general education requirements, it does not guarantee admission to a specific campus in the CSU or UC system, nor does it guarantee admission to a specific major. Some majors and schools require a higher GPA than is necessary for the associate degree. Students should meet with a counselor to determine the lower division major preparation needed for their intended transfer school.

To meet requirements for the CSU General Education Breadth associate degree program, students must:

¨Complete CSU General Education Breadth for Certification, including the American Institutions and Diversity requirements. Consult with the Counseling Office for the appropriate list of applicable courses.
¨Earn a “C” or “CR” grade or higher in all CSU Breadth course.
¨Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable CSU transferable semester units.
¨Earn a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in all college coursework completed.
¨Meet College of the Canyons residency requirements for graduation.
¨Note: No Physical Education and/or Wellness courses are required.

To meet requirements for the IGETC - CSU associate degree program, students must:

¨Complete IGETC - CSU Certification pattern. Consult with the Counseling Office for the appropriate list of applicable courses.
¨Meet the American Institutions and Diversity requirements.
¨Earn a “C” or “CR” grade or higher in all IGETC courses.
¨Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable CSU transferable semester units.
¨Earn a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in all college coursework completed.
¨Meet College of the Canyons residency requirements for graduation.
¨Note: No Physical Education and/or Wellness courses are required.

To meet requirements for the IGETC - UC associate degree program, students must:

¨Complete IGETC - UC Certification pattern.
¨Meet the American Institutions and Diversity requirements.
¨Earn a “C” or “CR” grade or higher in all IGETC courses.
¨Complete a minimum of 60 degree applicable UC transferable semester units.
¨Earn a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0 in all college coursework completed.
¨Meet College of the Canyons residency requirements for graduation.
¨Note: No Physical Education and/or Wellness courses are required.

Associate in Arts Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences

Student Learning Outcome:

Students will be able to analyze concepts from the liberal arts and sciences.

Program Requirements:

Units Required: 54
 

    Units
Mathematics and Science Emphasis - Minimum 18 units. Select six units from a single discipline and at least one mathematics course.
     
BIOSCI-106 Organismal & Environmental Biology 4.0
BIOSCI-107 Molecular and Cellular Biology 4.0
OR    
BIOSCI-107H Molecular and Cellular Biology - Honors 4.0
BIOSCI-215 General Zoology 4.0
BIOSCI-216 General Botany 4.0
CHEM-151 Preparatory General Chemistry 4.0
OR    
CHEM-151H Preparatory General Chemistry - Honors 4.0
CHEM-201 General Chemistry I 6.0
CHEM-202 General Chemistry II 5.0
CHEM-255 Organic Chemistry I 5.0
CHEM-256 Organic Chemistry II 5.0
GEOG-101 Physical Geography 3.0
OR    
GEOG-101H Physical Geography - Honors 3.0
GEOG-101L Physical Geography Lab 1.0
GEOL-100 Physical Geology Lab 1.0
GEOL-101 Physical Geology 3.0
MATH-211 Calculus I 5.0
MATH-212 Calculus II 5.0
MATH-213 Calculus III 5.0
MATH-214 Linear Algebra 3.0
MATH-215 Differential Equations 3.0
PHYSIC-110 General Physics I 4.0
PHYSIC-111 General Physics II 4.0
PHYSIC-220 Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Mechanics of Solids and Fluids 4.0
PHYSIC-221 Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Electricity and Magnetism 4.0
PHYSIC-222 Physics for Scientists and Engineers: Wave Motion, Heat, Optics, and Modern Physics 4.0
     
  OR  
     
Social and Behavioral Sciences Emphasis - Minimum 18 units. Select at least six units from one discipline.
     
ANTHRO-103 Cultural Anthropology 3.0
OR    
ANTHRO-103H Cultural Anthropology - Honors 3.0
ANTHRO-105 Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory 3.0
ECON-201 Macroeconomics 3.0
OR    
ECON-201H Macroeconomics - Honors 3.0
ECON-202 Microeconomics 3.0
OR    
ECON-202H Microeconomics - Honors 3.0
GEOG-102 Cultural Geography 3.0
HIST-101 History of Western Civilization: The Pre-Industrial West 3.0
OR    
HIST-101H History of Western Civilization: The Pre-Industrial West - Honors 3.0
HIST-102 History of Western Civilization: the Modern Era 3.0
HIST-111 United States History I 3.0
OR    
HIST-111H United States History I - Honors 3.0
HIST-112 United States History II 3.0
HIST-161 World History I 3.0
JOURN-100 Mass Media and Society 3.0
OR    
MEA-100 Mass Media and Society 3.0
POLISC-150 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3.0
OR    
POLISC-150H Introduction to American Government And Politics - Honors 3.0
POLISC-250 Comparative Government and Politics 3.0
POLISC-270 International Relations 3.0
PSYCH-101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
OR    
PSYCH-101H Introduction to Psychology - Honors 3.0
PSYCH-102 Physiological Psychology 3.0
PSYCH-103 Introduction to Behavioral Research Methods 3.0
PSYCH-172 Developmental Psychology 3.0
OR    
PSYCH-172H Developmental Psychology - Honors 3.0
PSYCH-104 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 3.0
OR    
SOCI-137 Statistics for the Social Sciences 3.0
SOCI-207 Social Problems 3.0
SOCI-101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
OR    
SOCI-101H Introduction to Sociology - Honors 3.0
SOCI-102 Introduction to Sociological Research Methods 3.0
     
  OR  
     
Humanities Emphasis - Minimum 18 units. Select at least six units from one discipline.
     
ART-110 Art History: Ancient to Medieval 3.0
ART-111 Art History: Renaissance to Modern 3.0
ART-124A Drawing I 3.0
ART-140 Beginning Design: Two-Dimensional Media 3.0
ENGL-102 Intermediate Composition, Literature and Critical Thinking 3.0
OR    
ENGL-102H Intermediate Composition, Literature and Critical Thinking - Honors 3.0
ENGL-250 British Literature I 3.0
ENGL-251 British Literature II 3.0
ENGL-260 American Literature I 3.0
ENGL-261 American Literature II 3.0
FRNCH-101 Elementary French I 4.0
FRNCH-102 Elementary French II 4.0
FRNCH-201 Intermediate French I 4.0
FRNCH-202 Intermediate French II 4.0
GERMAN-101 Elementary German I 4.0
GERMAN-102 Elementary German II 4.0
HIST-101 History of Western Civilization: The Pre-Industrial West 3.0
OR    
HIST-101H History of Western Civilization: The Pre-Industrial West - Honors 3.0
HIST-102 History of Western Civilization: the Modern Era 3.0
MUSIC-120 Tonal Harmony 3.0
MUSIC-121 Chromatic Harmony 3.0
PHILOS-101 Introduction to Philosophy 3.0
PHILOS-110 History of Early Philosophy 3.0
PHILOS-111 History of Philosophy: Renaissance Through the 19th Century 3.0
PHILOS-112 History of Philosophy - 20th Century Philosophy 3.0
PHILOS-120 Introduction to Ethics 3.0
SPAN-101 Elementary Spanish I 4.0
OR    
SPAN-101A Spanish for Heritage Speakers I 4.0
SPAN-102 Elementary Spanish II 4.0
OR    
SPAN-102A Spanish for Heritage Speakers II 4.0
SPAN-201 Intermediate Spanish I 4.0
SPAN-202 Intermediate Spanish II 4.0
SIGN-101 American Sign Language I 4.0
SIGN-102 American Sign Language II 4.0
SIGN-103 American Sign Language III 4.0
SIGN-104 American Sign Language IV 4.0
THEATR-110 Understanding Theatre 3.0
THEATR-140 Acting Fundamentals 3.0
THEATR-141 Scene Performance 3.0
THEATR-220 Theatre History I 3.0
THEATR-221 Theatre History II 3.0


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