Jan 28, 2020  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts (648), Associate of Arts Degree


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 (3 credits) 2,3
  • Social Science (3 credits) 2,3
  • Laboratory Science (4 credits) 2,3
  • ENG - Literature Survey I (3 credits) 2,3,5
  • 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 requirements are listed under General Education and Wellness Courses . 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.

Program Information (CHSS)


For additional information about this program visit the Communications, Humanities, and Social Sciences Division web page, stop by room 857 Templin Hall, phone 757-825-2799, or email chss@tncc.edu.