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Associate of Arts Degree Requirements

The A.A. (Associate of Arts) degree carries a major of Liberal Arts. A student can earn an A.A. degree by completing the college’s general education and elective requirements. The courses listed below are available through the Aims Online Campus, although they may not be offered every semester.  Online students should work with an advisor to ensure that they can reach their educational goals. Courses for this degree can be taken online or in the classroom in any combination.

 A.A. Degree Requirements:

1. COMMUNICATION: 2 courses (6 credits)

Both courses are required.

Course Course Title Credits
ENG 121 English Composition I 3
ENG 122 English Composition II 3

 

2. ARTS & HUMANITIES: 3 courses (9 credits)

Select three courses.

Course Course Title Credits

Arts:
ART 110 Art Appreciation 3
ART 111 Art History I 3
MUS 120  Music Appreciation 3
MUS 121 Introduction to Music History I  3

Literature and Humanities:
HUM 121 Survey Of Humanities I 3
LIT 115 Introduction to Literature 3
LIT 202 Masterpieces of Literature II 3
LIT 205 Ethnic Literature 3

Ways of Thinking:
PHI 111 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHI 112  Ethics 3

 

3. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: 3 courses (9 credits)

Select three courses, one of which must be History

Course Course Title Credits

History:
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I 3
HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II 3
HIS 111 World Civilization I   3
HIS 201 U.S. History I  3
HIS 202 U.S. History II 3
HIS 247 Contemporary World History   3

Economic and Political Systems:
POS 105 Introduction to Political Science  3
POS111 American Government 3
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics  3
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3

Geography:
GEO 105 World Geography 3

Human Behavior and Social Systems:
ANT 101 Cultural Anthropology 3
PSY 101 General Psychology I  3
PSY 102 General Psychology II 3
PSY 235 Human Growth & Development 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology I 3
SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology II 3

 

4. MATHEMATICS: 1 course (3 credits)

Select one course:

Course Course Title          Credits
MAT 120 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts  4
MAT 121 College Algebra  4
MAT 135 Introduction to Statistics 3

 

5. PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES: 2 courses (8 credits)

Select two courses.

Course Course Title Credits
AST 101 Astronomy I  4
PHY 105 Conceptual Physics  4
BIO 105 Science of Biology 4

 

6. ORAL COMMUNICATIONS OR TECHNOLOGY: 1 course (3 credits)

Select one of the following courses:

Course Course Title Credits
SPE 115 Public Speaking 3
CIS 118 Introduction to PC Applications  3

 

7. ELECTIVES:  (20-22 credits)

Online students may choose additional courses from the lists above to apply to their elective course requirements. Electives courses/credits may be chosen from the general education curriculum, other arts and sciences courses and specific Career and Technical courses. Below is a list of currently available online courses that may also be used for elective credits in an A.A. degree program. Online students should work with an advisor to determine which electives are most appropriate for their educational goals.

Course Course Title Credits

Arts & Humanities:
ART 131 2-D Design 3
ART 132 3-D Design  3

Business:
BUS 115 Introduction to Business 3
BUS 216 Legal Environment of Business 3

Communication:
ENG 131 Technical Writing I     3

Communications Media:
JOU 105 Introduction to Mass Media 3
JOU 106 Fundamentals of Reporting 3
JOU 206 Intro to Newswriting/Editing  3
RTV 103  Writing for TV and Radio 3

Computer Information Systems:
CIS 155 PC Spreadsheet Concepts/Excel 3

Early Childhood Education
ECE 101  Intro to Early Childhood Ed. 3
ECE 103 Guidance Strategies for Children 3
ECE 205   Nutrition, Health & Safety 3
ECE 238  Child Growth & Development 3
ECE 241  Admin: Human Relations for ECE  3
Education:
EDU 221 Introduction to Education 3
EDU 261  Teaching, Learning & Technology

Mathematics
MAT 175 Special Topics: Intro to Geometry 1

Social and Behavioral Sciences:
HIS 225   Colorado History  3
HIS 249 History of Islamic Civilization  3
COM 101 Employment Strategies 1
PSY 100  Psych of Workplace Relationships 3
PSY 215  Psychology of Adjustment 3
PSY 227    Psychology of Death and Dying 3
PSY 238 Child Development  3
PSY 258 Intro to Neuropsychology  3
PSY 275 Special Topics 1-6
WST 200  Introduction to Women’s Studies  3