Liberal Arts

Associate in Arts

This degree prepares students for transfer to four-year college or university Students are strongly advised to discuss the electives with an advisor. All students shall determine the requirements of the transfer institutions they prefer to attend. Students should also check njtransfer.org for transferability of courses. The degree may be completed part-time or full-time and may be completed during daytime or evening hours or online. Students not immediately preparing to continue degree work find employment in government, human services and business.

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

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Read critically and communicate effectively in both speech and writing;
  • Apply appropriate statistical concepts to interpret data;
  • Utilize the scientific method of inquiry for the acquisition of the scientific knowledge;
  • Analyze human behavior and social, economic, and political institutions through application of social science theories and concepts;
  • Evaluate works in art, music, theater, literature, philosophy;
  • Demonstrate competency in a foreign language;
  • Identify the importance of global perspective and culturally diverse peoples;
  • Examine and explain ethical issues and situations, demonstrating sound ethical reasoning;
  • Prepare research projects by locating, evaluating, and effectively documenting information using MLA/APA guidelines; demonstrating efficiency in the appropriate use of technology.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 51 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
    COMM120-Public Speaking
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (12 credits)  
    MATH122 or MATH220
4
    General Education Science course
4
    General Education Mathematics or Science course
4
Social Science (6 credits)  
    PSYC101-General Psychology
3
    SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
Humanities (15 credits)  
    Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
    Choose ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or  ENGL214
3
    Choose PHIL101, PHIL102, or PHIL110
3

    Select one of the following Foreign Language Sequences (2 courses)*

  • SPAN111 and SPAN112
  • FREN111 and FREN112
  • ITAL111 and ITAL112
6
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
51
PROGRAM COURSES - 9 credits

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

Liberal Arts Electives - Choose up to 9 credits from the following 200-level course alphas: ARTS, COMM, DANC, ECON, ENGL, HIST, HUMT, MATH, PSYC, SOCL, and THEA

9
Computer Literacy: 0-3 Credits
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
60-63

 

*Courses must be taken in a progressive sequence in one language. Students should check transferability. Students may also take a CLEP test to fulfill this requirement.

 
LIBA-Fall 2018  
Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester (15 credits)

ENGL101

Composition I

3

PSYC101

General Psychology

3

Choose

HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, or HIST104

3

Choose

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

3

Choose

FREN111, ITAL111, or SPAN111

3

Second Semester (15 credits)

ENGL102

Composition II

3

COMM120

Public Speaking

3

SOCL101

Principles of Sociology

3

Choose

HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, or HIST104

3

Choose

FREN112, ITAL112, or SPAN112

3

Third Semester  (17  credits)

Choose

MATH122 or MATH220

4

Choose

ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

3

Choose

General Education Science course

4

Choose

PHIL101, PHIL102, or PHIL110

3

Choose

200-level Liberal Arts Elective

3

Fourth Semester  (16 credits)

Choose

General Education Mathematics or Science course

4

Choose

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

3

Choose (2)

200-Level Liberal Arts Electives

6

CISM125

Introduction to Computers

3