2017-2018 Academic Bulletin & Student Handbook

Associate in Arts Degree (AA) A10100

The Associate in Arts degree shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (SHC) of college transfer courses. Within the degree program, the institution shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and basic computer use.

Courses are approved for transfer through the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA). The CAA enables North Carolina community college graduates of two-year associate in arts programs who are admitted to constituent institutions of The University of North Carolina to transfer with junior status.

Community college graduates must obtain a grade of "C" or better in each course and an overall GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in order to transfer with a junior status. Courses may also transfer through bilateral agreements between institutions.

I. General Education Core (45 Semester Hours Credit)

(All Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) courses will transfer for equivalency credit.)

Universal General Education Transfer Component

A. English Composition (6 SHC)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry
3
0

3

ENG 112Writing/Research in the Disciplines
3
0

3

B. Humanities/Fine Arts (9 SHC)

Communications (3 SHC)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
COM 231Public Speaking
3
0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts (6 SHC)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ART 111Art Appreciation
3
0

3

ART 114Art History Survey I
3
0

3

ART 115Art History Survey II
3
0

3

ENG 231American Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 232American Literature II
3
0

3

ENG 241British Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 242British Literature II
3
0

3

MUS 110Music Appreciation
3
0

3

MUS 112Introduction to Jazz
3
0

3

PHI 215Philosophical Issues
3
0

3

PHI 240Introduction to Ethics
3
0

3

C. Social/Behavioral Sciences (9 SHC)

Select three courses from at least two different disciplines.

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ECO 251Prin of Microeconomics
3
0

3

ECO 252Prin of Macroeconomics
3
0

3

HIS 111World Civilizations I
3
0

3

HIS 112World Civilizations II
3
0

3

HIS 131American History I
3
0

3

HIS 132American History II
3
0

3

POL 120American Government
3
0

3

PSY 150General Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 210Introduction to Sociology
3
0

3

D. Natural Sciences (4 SHC)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
BIO 111General Biology I
3
3

4

CHM 151General Chemistry I
3
3

4

GEL 111Geology
3
2

4

 

PHY 110Conceptual Physics
3
0

3

and

PHY 110AConceptual Physics Lab
0
2

1

E. Mathematics (3-4 SHC)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
MAT 143Quantitative Literacy
2
2

3

MAT 152Statistical Methods I
3
2

4

MAT 171Precalculus Algebra
3
2

4

F. Additional General Education (GEN ED) Hours (14 SHC)

Select 14 SHC from the courses listed below classified as general education (GEN ED) or choose from any UGETC courses above within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ANT 210General Anthropology
3
0

3

ANT 220Cultural Anthropology
3
0

3

ASL 111Elementary ASL I
3
0

3

ASL 112Elementary ASL II
3
0

3

ASL 211Intermediate ASL I
3
0

3

ASL 212Intermediate ASL II
3
0

3

BIO 112General Biology II
3
3

4

BIO 140Environmental Biology
3
0

3

BIO 140AEnvironmental Biology Lab
0
3

1

CHM 131Introduction to Chemistry
3
0

3

CHM 131AIntro to Chemistry Lab
0
3

1

CHM 132Organic and Biochemistry
3
3

4

CIS 110Introduction to Computers
2
2

3

COM 110Introduction to Communication
3
0

3

COM 120Intro Interpersonal Com
3
0

3

COM 140Intro Intercultural Com
3
0

3

DRA 111Theatre Appreciation
3
0

3

ENG 114Prof Research & Reporting
3
0

3

ENG 261World Literature I
3
0

3

ENG 262World Literature II
3
0

3

GEO 111World Regional Geography
3
0

3

GEO 112Cultural Geography
3
0

3

GEO 130General Physical Geography
3
0

3

HIS 131American History I
3
0

3

HIS 132American History II
3
0

3

HUM 110Technology and Society
3
0

3

HUM 115Critical Thinking
3
0

3

HUM 160Introduction to Film
2
2

3

MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry
3
2

4

MAT 263Brief Calculus
3
2

4

MAT 271Calculus I
3
2

4

MAT 272Calculus II
3
2

4

MUS 210History of Rock Music
3
0

3

MUS 211History of Country Music
3
0

3

PHI 230Introduction to Logic
3
0

3

PHY 151College Physics I
3
2

4

PHY 152College Physics II
3
2

4

PSY 239Psychology of Personality
3
0

3

PSY 241Developmental Psych
3
0

3

PSY 281Abnormal Psychology
3
0

3

REL 110World Religions
3
0

3

REL 211Intro to Old Testament
3
0

3

REL 212Intro to New Testament
3
0

3

REL 221Religion in America
3
0

3

SOC 213Sociology of the Family
3
0

3

SOC 220Social Problems
3
0

3

SOC 230Race and Ethnic Relations
3
0

3

SOC 240Social Psychology
3
0

3

SPA 111Elementary Spanish I
3
0

3

SPA 112Elementary Spanish II
3
0

3

SPA 211Intermediate Spanish I
3
0

3

SPA 212Intermediate Spanish II
3
0

3

II. Other required hours (15 SHC)

Academic Transition (1 SHC)

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACA 122College Transfer Success
0
2

1

Select an additional 14 SHC from the courses listed below

Classified as pre-major, elective or select from general education (GEN ED) or UGETC courses above that are listed within the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement. Students should select these courses based on their intended major and transfer university.

Course NumberTitleClass HoursLab HoursCredits
ACC 120Prin of Financial Acct
3
2

4

ACC 121Prin of Managerial Acct
3
2

4

ART 113Art Methods and Materials
0
6

3

ART 121Two-Dimensional Design
0
6

3

ART 122Three-Dimensional Design
0
6

3

ART 130Basic Drawing
0
4

2

ART 131Drawing I
0
6

3

ART 132Drawing II
0
6

3

ART 135Figure Drawing I
0
6

3

ART 140Basic Painting
0
4

2

ART 171Computer Art I
0
6

3

ART 212Gallery Assistantship I
0
6

3

ART 214Portfolio and Résumé
2
2

1

ART 231Printmaking I
0
6

3

ART 232Printmaking II
0
6

3

ART 235Figure Drawing II
0
6

3

ART 240Painting I
0
6

3

ART 241Painting II
0
6

3

ART 264Digital Photography I
0
6

3

ART 271Computer Art II
0
6

3

ART 281Sculpture I
0
6

3

ASL 181ASL Lab I
0
2

1

ASL 182ASL Lab II
0
2

1

ASL 281ASL Lab III
0
2

1

ASL 282ASL Lab IV
0
2

1

BIO 155Nutrition
3
0

3

BIO 163Basic Anatomy and Physiology
4
2

5

BIO 168Anatomy and Physiology I
3
3

4

BIO 169Anatomy and Physiology II
3
3

4

BIO 175General Microbiology
2
2

3

BIO 250Genetics
3
3

4

BIO 275Microbiology
3
3

4

BIO 280Biotechnology
2
3

3

BUS 110Introduction to Business
3
0

3

BUS 115Business Law I
3
0

3

BUS 137Principles of Management
3
0

3

CJC 111Intro to Criminal Justice
3
0

3

CJC 121Law Enforcement Operations
3
0

3

CJC 141Corrections
3
0

3

ENG 125Creative Writing I
3
0

3

ENG 126Creative Writing II
3
0

3

ENG 273African-American Literature
3
0

3

HEA 110Personal Health/Wellness
3
0

3

HEA 112First Aid & CPR
1
2

2

HEA 120Community Health
3
0

3

HIS 221African-American History
3
0

3

HIS 226The Civil War
3
0

3

HUM 170The Holocaust
3
0

3

MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry
3
2

4

MAT 263Brief Calculus
3
2

4

MAT 271Calculus I
3
2

4

MAT 272Calculus II
3
2

4

PED 110Fit and Well for Life
1
2

2

PED 111Physical Fitness I
0
3

1

PED 112Physical Fitness II
0
3

1

PED 117Weight Training I
0
3

1

PED 118Weight Training II
0
3

1

PED 120Walking for Fitness
0
3

1

PED 122Yoga I
0
2

1

PED 123Yoga II
0
2

1

PED 216Indoor Cycling
0
3

1

PHI 215Philosophical Issues
3
0

3

PHI 230Introduction to Logic
3
0

3

PHS 110Survey of Physical Science
3
2

4

PSY 211Psychology of Adjustment
3
0

3

PSY 215Positive Psychology
3
0

3

PSY 231Forensic Psychology
3
0

3

PSY 243Child Psychology
3
0

3

PSY 263Educational Psychology
3
0

3

PSY 275Health Psychology
3
0

3

SOC 234Sociology of Gender
3
0

3

SPA 141Culture and Civilization
3
0

3

SPA 161Cultural Immersion
2
3

3

SPA 181Spanish Lab I
0
2

1

SPA 182Spanish Lab II
0
2

1

SPA 221Spanish Conversation
3
0

3

SPA 281Spanish Lab III
0
2

1

SPA 282Spanish Lab IV
0
2

1

(Students must meet the receiving university's foreign language and/or health and physical education requirements, if applicable, prior to or after transfer to the senior institution.)

*One semester hour of credit may be included in a 61 SHC associate of arts program of study. The transfer of this hour is not guaranteed.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION: 60-61*