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Liberal Arts

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2017
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
Faculty Contact
Jennifer Ernst: 313-845-6385, jlernst@hfcc.edu, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-208

Program Description

Description

Completion of course work in the Liberal Arts Associate of Arts degree signifies that the student is broadly educated in the major divisions of higher learning: humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and fine arts. The student has acquired methods of study and habits of thought which are demonstrated by an ability to analyze problems, make appropriate value judgments, and express conclusions in cogent style. The student devotes a portion of study to in-depth concentration of one subject.

Students in the Liberal Arts Associate of Arts degree should select electives to reflect both the student’s interests and the requirements of the intended transfer institution. Students are encouraged to consult the transfer guide sheets located in the University, Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Civil Society and Culture: Compare and contrast the United States globally with other nations or regions, addressing one or both of the following: (1) social, economic, political and cultural issues or (2) patterns of diversity or inequality, including racial, ethnic, religious or gender differences.
  • Communication: Effectively communicate ideas appropriate to their discipline using Standard English, through written and verbal communication.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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, from different disciplines.
Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any two, 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

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours
5.00

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course name Credit Hours

Associate in Arts (AA) degrees require a minimum of 60 credits for graduation. Complete additional 100-level, or higher, courses to complete the requirements for this degree.

25.00
Credit Hours: 25
Minimum Total Credit Hours
60.00