Liberal Arts-History

Program Info

Effective Term
Fall 2019
Year Established
2019
Program Code
GENRLHISTORY.AA
Degree Type
Associate in Arts

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 [History].

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

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

  1. 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.
  2. Communication: Effectively communicate ideas appropriate to their discipline using Standard English, through written and verbal communication.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Quantitative Literacy: Apply quantitative skills to analyze situations and make decisions in a variety of contexts.
  6. History: Analyze a current issue or challenge from a historical perspective.

General Education

See General Education Requirements for details.

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
3.00

Program Requirements

Elective Hours
15.00
Minimum Total Credit Hours
60.00