Nov 14, 2019  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
  
College Catalog 2019-2020

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 an 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.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • examine assumptions 
  • frame searching questions
  • consider great ideas from a variety of academic and cultural perspectives.
  • think critically
  • locate, evaluate, and utilize information
  • communicate effectively
  • have an intellectual awareness of the enriching aspects of cultural pluralism and diversity
  • 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: 21 CREDITS


  • Arts and Science Elective  Credit(s): 31
  • Arts and Science Elective  Credit(s): 31
  • Arts and Science Elective  Credit(s): 31
  • Arts and Science Elective  Credit(s): 31
  • Arts and Science Elective  Credit(s): 31
  • Arts and Science Elective  Credit(s): 31
  • Arts and Science Elective  Credit(s): 31

GENERAL ELECTIVES: 4 CREDITS


sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement; any course listed in the catalog is acceptable

  • General Elective Credit(s): 4

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 Course Credit(s): 32
  • ILE Course Credit(s): 32

TOTAL: 60-61 CREDITS


NOTES

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.

2Learning Community courses are highly recommended.

Only 6 non-Arts and Science credits may be taken towards an A.A. degree.

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

Depending on course selection, 100% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.

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