Liberal Arts

Associate in Arts

This degree prepares students for transfer to four-year liberal arts programs. In the core General Education courses, emphasis is on major fields of academic inquiry, their approaches to creating knowledge, important developments in these fields and the implications that these fields have for decision-making in our private and public lives.

For information, contact area coordinator, Richard Russell, at (609)343-4971/rrussell@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Develop written and oral communication skills as well as problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Practice critical thinking aimed at fostering independent thought;
  • Develop an awareness of other cultures;
  • Demonstrate ethical awareness, including fostering increased understanding of human behavior and social institutions;
  • Recognize and explain scientific vocabulary and social institutions;
  • Apply mathematical concepts and models.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 45 credits  
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.  
Communication (9 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
    COMM110 or COMM120
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    General Education Mathematics course
4
    General Education Science course
4
    General Education Mathematics or Science course
4
Social Science (6 credits)  
    Choose PSYC101 or PSYC135
3
    SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
Humanities (9 credits)  
    Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
    Choose ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or   ENGL214
3
    General Education Humanities course
3
History (6 credits)  
    Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104
6
Diversity (3 credits)  
    Choose ANTH103, ENGL201, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106, PHIL111 or RELG110
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
45
PROGRAM COURSES - 19 credits

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor prior to making their course selections.

Liberal Arts Electives - choose 19 credits from the following course alphas:

ANTH, ARTS, BIOL, CHEM, COMM, DANC, ECON, ENGL, ESCI, FREN, GEOG, GOVT, HIST, HUMT, ITAL, MATH, MUSC, PHIL, PHYS, PSYC, RELG, SOCL, SPAN, SPCH and THEA

(Exceptions: ENGL065, ENGL070, ENGL080, ENGL099, MATH070, MATH071, MATH073, MATH074, MATH099)

19
Computer Literacy: 0-3 Credits
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
64
If you are interested in one of the following options to the Liberal Arts degree, refer to that Web page:  Child Development/Child Care, Preschool-Grade 3 Education, Elementary/Middle School Education, Secondary Education, English, Performing Arts, Psychology, Social Science, Sociology.  
LIBA-Fall 2017  
Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester (16-17 credits)

ENGL101

Composition I

3

Choose

PSYC101 or PSYC135

3

Choose

HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, or HIST104

3

Gen Ed

Mathematics course

4

Choose

Liberal Arts elective

3/4

Second Semester (15 credits)

ENGL102

Composition II

3

Choose

COMM110 or COMM120

3

SOCL101

Principles of Sociology

3

Choose

HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, or HIST104

3

Choose

ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

3

Third Semester  (16-18  credits)

Gen Ed

Science course

4

Choose

ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

3

Choose

ANTH103, ENGL201, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106, PHIL111 or RELG110

3

Choose

Liberal Arts Electives

6-8

Fourth Semester  (16-19 credits)

Gen Ed

Mathematics or Science course

4

Gen Ed

Humanities course

3

Choose

Liberal Arts Electives

9-12