Liberal Arts Associate in Arts

Program Info

Year Established
1985
Program Code
GENRL.AA
Degree Type
Associate in Arts
Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624, lainfo@hfcc.edu, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201 and F-138
Faculty Contact
Robert Yahrmatter: 313-845-6389, rayahrmatter@hfcc.edu, Campus Safety, Room: N-224

Program Description

Description

The Associate of Arts degree is designed to assist students preparing to transfer to a four-year bachelor’s degree. Completing HFC's Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts degree helps students transfer to a four-year degree program while providing a broad sampling of academic disciplines typical in the first two years of undergraduate study. By studying these disciplines -- humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, and social sciences -- to meet the requirements of the Michigan Transfer Agreement, students gain a solid foundation for continued study at the bachelor's degree level. Students may choose one of several pathways to focus on a particular discipline, or they may select classes that fulfill specific requirements at an intended transfer institution. Please consult with an advisor or counselor to learn more about transfer opportunities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate readiness to transfer into a Bachelor’s Degree program through completion of the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).
  2. Civil Society and Culture: Compare and contrast the United States with other nations or world regions, addressing social (economic, political and cultural) issues, patterns of diversity, or aspects of inequality.
  3. Communication: Effectively communicate ideas appropriate to their discipline using Standard English, through written and verbal communication.
  4. Computer Technology: Demonstrate skills for computer technology, including internet, network and advanced file operations. Skills will include organizing, managing, and presenting data using office productivity software. Students will also identify security and integrity threats and identify unethical actions within their social or professional environments.
  5. Critical Thinking/Information Literacy: Demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate information and identify the need for research to draw conclusions, formulate inferences, solve problems and make decisions. Students will also demonstrate information literacy skills by locating, evaluating, selecting, organizing, synthesizing, and ethically documenting information from multiple sources using both informal and formal formats, as appropriate for diverse writing situations.
  6. Quantitative Literacy: Apply quantitative skills to analyze situations and make decisions in a variety of contexts.

General Education

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one course from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list.
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any two courses from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list, from different disciplines.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any two courses from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list, from different disciplines.
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any two courses, from the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) list, including one with laboratory experience, from different disciplines.
Category 7
Complete any additional General Education course to meet the 30 hour General Education requirement.
Credit Hours
30.00

See General Education Requirements for details.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours
3.00

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course name Credit Hours

Complete the courses within one of the following pathways. Complete electives as needed to meet the 60 credit hour degree requirement.

27.00
Credit Hours: 27
Minimum Total Credit Hours
60.00
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2022 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.