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. [Spanish for Business]
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Spanish for Business: Demonstrate proficiency in Spanish in reading, writing, listening, and speaking at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language’s Intermediate Mid level.
- Spanish for Business: Develop written and oral arguments in Spanish using research from authentic sources.
- Spanish for Business: Analyze cultural differences between various Spanish-speaking communities and American mainstream culture.
- Spanish for Business: Explain general business administration concepts and practices.
- Spanish for Business: Describe the complexity of international relations and American foreign policy, giving specific examples.
See General Education Requirements for details.