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2016-2017 College Catalog 
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts (648), Associate of Arts Degree

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Purpose: This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. By exposing students to a variety of academic disciplines, the Liberal Arts program seeks to foster an appreciation of many areas of knowledge and to lay  the foundation for students to become life-long learners. The program emphasizes communication, analytical, computational, and critical thinking skills, all of which provide versatility in an ever-expanding global job market. Liberal Arts graduates become teachers, librarians, journalists, Foreign Service officers, medical doctors, and lawyers, among many other types of professionals.

General Education and Transfer: For general education requirements, electives, and transfer information see the General Program Information section in this catalog. Computer and information literacy competencies are infused throughout the courses in this curriculum, which does not require an additional computer course.

Foreign Language Competency: A core requirement for majors in the liberal arts at Thomas Nelson and at most four-year schools is competency in a foreign language through the 200 level. Liberal Arts students who do not have this intermediate level competency are strongly encouraged to  enroll in a foreign language in their first semester and to complete all required semesters of foreign language before transfer. Students should map out their semester schedules with this foreign language requirement in mind.

♦ Course requires pre/co-requisites.

Fall I

Semester Total Credits 15

Spring I

Semester Total Credits 16

Fall II

  • HIS - History I (3 credits) 2,3
  • Social Science (3 credits) 2,3
  • Laboratory Science I (4 credits) 2,3
  • ENG - Literature Survey I (3 credits) 2,3
  • Approved Elective (3 credits) 2,3

Semester Total Credits 16

Spring II

Semester Total Credits 13

Total Minimum Credits 60

1Students who studied World Languages in high school are encouraged to take the Placement Test. Four-year colleges require completion of one language through the intermediate level (201/202) for all Liberal Arts majors.
2Courses in history, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and lab sciences may or may not be sequential.
3Recommended courses to meet general education requirements are listed under General Program Information . In selecting transfer courses, students should consult the catalog of their intended transfer institution.
4Choose from MTH 158 -MTH 240 , MTH 163 -MTH 164  or MTH 163 -MTH 270 .
5Literature course must be at 200-level.

NOTE: For courses listed in footnotes, prerequisites are included in parentheses.

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