Nov 15, 2018  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
  
College Catalog 2018-2019

Liberal Arts and Science Option, Arts and Science, A.A.


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CONTACT

Mónica Torregrosa, 413.552.2363, mtorregrosa@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Meets the freshman and sophomore requirements of most colleges and universities. Suggested for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution and who contemplate a major within the liberal arts and sciences. Also excellent preparation for the workplace, civic engagement, and a successful, meaningful life in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Students will choose from a broad range of courses across the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and will be challenged by free inquiry and intellectual rigor. Students will examine assumptions, frame searching questions, and consider great ideas from a variety of academic and cultural perspectives. The program strives to produce life long learners who can think critically; have the ability to locate, evaluate and utilize information; communicate effectively; have an intellectual awareness of the enriching aspects of cultural pluralism and diversity; and have the ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 35-36 CREDITS


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 19 CREDITS


See note 1

  • Liberal Arts Program Course Credit(s): 3
  • Liberal Arts Program Course Credit(s): 3
  • Liberal Arts Program Course Credit(s): 3
  • Liberal Arts Program Course Credit(s): 3
  • Liberal Arts Program Course Credit(s): 3
  • Liberal Arts Program Course Credit(s): 3
  • Liberal Arts Program Course Credit(s): 3

GENERAL ELECTIVES: 6 CREDITS


Any course listed in the catalog is acceptable.* (Sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement)

  • General Elective Credit(s): 1-3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 1-3

INTEGRATIVE LEARNING REQUIREMENT: 6 CREDITS


A minimum of 6 credit hours of an Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) is a requirement for graduation for students enrolled in the Liberal Arts and Sciences Program. Courses that fulfill this requirement can be Learning Communities, courses that require Service Learning and Honors courses. Other courses may apply.

Note: These 6 credits are not in addition to the total credits. ILE courses can also satisfy the General Education and Program Requirements.

  • ILE Courses Credit(s): 6

TOTAL: 60-61 CREDITS


NOTES

Only six non-Arts and Science credits may be taken towards an A.A. degree.

1Select from any course with the following prefix:

Humanities: ART, ASL, COM, EMS, DFS, ESL, ENG, FRH, GER, HIS (for MassTransfer), HON, HUM, MUS, PHI, SPA, SPE, THE.

Social Sciences: ANT, DVD, ECN, GEO, GRT, HSV, HIS (HCC only - counted as Humanities for Transfer Compact and MassTransfer), POL, PSY, SOC, SSN, WST.

Lab Sciences: AST, BIO, CHM, ENV, ESC, FRS, PHS, PSC, SEM, SUS.

Miscellaneous: EGR, ENV, MTH.

Interdisciplinary Learning Community courses are highly recommended.

Some baccalaureate programs require a Foreign Language. Check with the transfer counselor to find out if yours does.

Depending on the course selection 100% of this program can be completed online.

(H010)

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