Liberal Arts, A.A.

The Liberal Arts curriculum provides the core liberal arts component of most bachelor's degree programs and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges or universities. This program offers a course of study for students whose goal is an undergraduate degree in areas such as: education, foreign language, communications, the social and behavioral sciences, philosophy and the arts. Since curriculum requirements of other institutions vary, students should meet with a transfer advisor at DCCC to obtain information concerning entrance requirements for the specific school and program in which they are interested.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

  • Evaluate, analyze and synthesize ideas interaction with a variety of sources..
  • Use research methods and documentation skills to collect, organize and present data.
  • Organize a series of logically developed ideas with a thesis leading to a reasonable conclusion.
  • Employ standard English usage to present assertions in oral and written form.
  • Apply critical thinking and information literacy skills to understand concepts in the arts, literature, natural and social sciences, business and mathematics.

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First Semester (15-16 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 100 - Composition I 3
MAT 120 - Modern College Mathematics 3
COMM 100 - Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
OR
COMM 111 - Public Speaking
3
OR
3
HIS 110 - American History I
OR
HIS 120 - American History II
3
OR
3
Electives
Humanities Elective (3 credits)
Notes

May take MAT 120 or above

May take HIS 110, 120, 130, 140, 150 or 160

 

 

Second Semester (15-16 credits)

CoursesCredits
ENG 112 - English Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
HIS 130 - Western Civilization I
OR
HIS 140 - Western Civilization II
3
OR
3
Electives
Humanities Elective (3 Credits)
Social Science Elective (3 Credits)
*Natural Science with Lab ( 4 Credits)
Notes

May take HIS 110, 120, 130, 140, 150 or 160

Math, Science and Elective courses should be selected from college transfer courses with aid of an advisor.

Third Semester (15-16 credits)

CoursesCredits
HIS 150 - World Civilization I
OR
HIS 160 - World Civilization II
3
OR
3
Electives
Humanities Elective ( 3 Credits)
MAT/Natural Science Elective (4 Credits)
Humanities Elective (3 Credits)
Social Science Elective (3 Credits)
Open Elective
Notes

Math, Science and Electives courses should be selected from college transfer courses with the aid of an advisor.

Fourth Semester (15 credits)

Electives
Social Science Elective ( 3 Credits)
Social Science Elective (3 Credits)
Humanities Elective (3 Credits)
Open Elective 6 Credits

Total Credits: 61-63

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