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Liberal Studies

Degree Offered: Associate in Arts

Credits Required: 61/63 (2017-2018 Academic Year)

As a Liberal Studies  major, you will be prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete your studies in a wide range of majors. Because this program contains several elective options, you have the freedom to explore a variety of courses in search of a particular major.

Our most flexible program of study, Liberal Studies  serves best students who are still unsure of their career path.

Program Outcomes:  

Graduates will be able to

  1. Use evidence and logic to support conclusions.
  2. Access, evaluate, and appropriately utilize information from credible sources.
  3. Identify, discuss, and apply theories.

 

Curriculum - 1st Year

First Semester - 15/16 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
CIST 100
Introduction to Information Tech
3.00
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Honors Option Available Introduction to Information Technology honors introduces concepts related to global computing concepts together with MicroSoft Office to develop documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. Through a series of projects students will learn how to develop integrated applications correlated other honors courses. 3-0-3
PSYC 101
General Psychology
3.00
This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics include the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion and psychological disorders. 3-0-3 Honors Option Availaible This course examines the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and provides a survey of the major areas of psychology. Important topics and findings from psychology are reviewed. Topics included the role of science in the study of behavior, the biological foundations of behavior, learning, information processing, stress and health, social interaction, development, motivation, emotion, and psychological disorders. 3-0-3
WRIT 101
English Composition
3.00
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director. Honors Option Available English Composition Honor students will practice expository and persuasive discourse in writing and learning the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of a sound thesis for projects concerning topics of global or international significance. 3-0-3
 
TAOC Category Five OR Six
 
 
TAOC Category Six (LITR)
 

Second Semester - 16 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
 
TAOC Category Four - 4 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Five (HIST) - 3 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Five (PSYC) - 3 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Five or Six - 3 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Six (LITR)
 

Curriculum - 2nd Year

Third Semester - 15/16 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
SOCI 101
Principles of Sociology
3.00
This course provides the student with a general survey of the theories, concepts and research methods utilized in the field of sociology which contribute to a basic understanding of the social behavior, group processes, and institutional structure of contemporary societies. 3-0-3 Honors Option Available This is an honors course which provides the student with a general survey of the theories, concepts, and research methods utilized in the field of sociology which contribute to a basic understanding of the social behavior, group processes, and institutional structure of contemporary societies. All students enrolled in this course will be required to participate in a required class activity which explores the relationship between the process of globalization and the social world. 3-0-3
 
TAOC Category Three - 3/4 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Five - 3 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Five or Six - 3 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Six - 3 credits
 

Fourth Semester - 15 Credits

Code
Title
Credits
COMM 201
Public Speaking
3.00
The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. Honors Option Available Public Speaking Honors emphasizes speech preparation, and delivery, with special attention paid to crafting effective academic and professional presentations on global and international issues. Speeking experiences and presentations will be designed by individuals and groups and presented to the CCBC community, the public and other appropriate audiences. 3-0-3
 
TAOC Category Five - 3 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Five or Six - 3 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Six - 3 credits
 
 
TAOC Category Six - 3 credits