KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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KIRKWOOD COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Arts & Sciences Associate of Arts (AA) Degree Requirements
CORE REQUIREMENTS
A.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
G.
H.
CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED
COMMUNICATION – WRITING
COMMUNICATION – SPEECH
HISTORY/CULTURES
HUMANITIES
SOCIAL SCIENCE
MATHEMATICS
SCIENCE
ELECTIVES
5
3
6
9
9
3
6
21
DEGREE TOTAL
62
*It is your responsibility to be certain that the degree requirements you are following are appropriate to the catalog year you are
under. Use your degree audit to confirm course selection, as some courses listed here may not be applicable to your AA degree if
you enrolled prior to the Fall of 2012.
 Students seeking an AA degree from Kirkwood Community College must complete one approved Diversity (D) course.
A. COMMUNICATION - WRITING
5 c.h.
Students are REQUIRED to provide one of the following:
1. ACT scores, not older than three years
2. COMPASS scores (writing and reading components),
not older than three years
3. College transcript to show successful completion
of appropriate prerequisite
____ENG120
____ENG105
____ENG106
____ENG108
College Writing (Comp l-ll equivalent) OR
Composition l AND
Composition ll OR
Composition ll: Technical Writing
B. COMMUNICATION - SPEECH
5
3
3
3
3 c.h.
Select one course
____SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication OR
____SPC112 Public Speaking
C. HISTORY/CULTURES
3
3
6 c.h.
 Select two courses, one of which must be from group 1
1. Introductory Courses
(D)____ FLF142
(D)____ FLF241
(D)____ FLF242
(D)____ FLS142
(D)____ FLS241
(D)____ FLS242
(D)____ FLG142
(D)____ FLG241
(D)____ FLG242
(D)____ ASL171
(D)____ ASL241
(D)____ ASL271
____ HIS121
____ HIS122
____ HIS123
____ HIS124
____ HIS151
____ HIS152
____ HIS291
(D)_____REL101
(D)_____REL120
(D)_____REL130
(D)_____ANT105
(D)_____CLS140
(D)_____CLS151
(D)_____CLS159
(D)_____CLS162
(D)_____CLS165
(D)_____CLS167
(D)_____CLS171
Elementary French ll
4
Intermediate French l
4
Intermediate French ll
4
Elementary Spanish ll
4
Intermediate Spanish l
4
Intermediate Spanish ll
4
Elementary German ll
4
Intermediate German l
4
Intermediate German ll
4
American Sign Language II
4
American Sign Language III
3
American Sign Language IV
3
Ancient Mediterranean World
3
Europe-Age of Monarchy
3
Europe-Age of Revolution
3
Europe-Age of Nationalism
3
U.S. History to 1877
3
U.S. History since 1877
3
History of Science
3
Survey of World Religions
3
Judaism, Christianity & Islam
3
Introduction to Religions of the East
3
Cultural Anthropology
3
Understanding Cultures-Mideast * OR
3
Understanding Cultures-Latin America * OR
3
Und. Cultures-Indigenous Central America* OR 3
Understanding Cultures-Pacific Societies * OR 3
Understanding Cultures-Modern Japan * OR
3
Understanding Cultures-Modern China* OR
3
Understanding Cultures-Sub-Saharan Africa* 3
*Only one Understanding Cultures course can count as
History/Cultures credit.
2. Other Courses
____HIS135
(D)____ HIS221
(D)____ HIS254
(D) ____REL125
(D)____ REL140
(D)____ REL160
Modern World Military History
Holocaust/Genocide: Memory & Lit.
American Indian History
Introduction to Islam
Religion in the United States
Religions of China
D. HUMANITIES
3
3
3
3
3
3
9 c.h.
Select a total of 3 courses:
One course from group 1, one course from group 2
and one course from group 1, 2 OR 3.
1. Introductory Arts & Humanities (must select one)
____ART101
____ART173
____ART184
____ART203
____ART204
____ART163
____DRA101
____DRA116
____DRA125
____HUM190
____HUM105
____HUM116
____HUM123
____HUM124
___ MUS100
____PHI101
____PHI105
____PHI111
____PHI130
Art Appreciation
Ceramics
Photography
Art History I
Art History II
Sculpture
Introduction to Theatre
Film Analysis
Introduction to Play Analysis
Culture and Technology
Working In America
Encounters in Humanities
U.S. Film History
World Film History
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
Basic Reasoning
Philosophy of Human Nature
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
2. Literature (Prereq: ENG105 or ENG120) (must select one)
____LIT203
____LIT204
____LIT205
____LIT206
____LIT207
____LIT208
____LIT209
(D)___ LIT222
(D)___ LIT224
____LIT225
____LIT226
(D)___ LIT227
Forms of Literature: Story Cycle
Forms of Literature: Nonfiction
Forms of Literature: Drama
Forms of Literature: Fiction
Forms of Literature: Poetry
Forms of Literature: New Media
Forms of Literature: Film Adaptation
Literature & Culture: American Dreams
Literature & Culture: Women and Work
Lit. Themes: Beyond Bartelby
Literary Themes: Search for Identity
Literature & Culture: World Poetry
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3. Topics in Arts & Humanities
(D)___ CLS180
____DRA117
____HUM142
(D)____HUM200
____MUS208
____MUS209
(D)___ PHI125
(D)___ PHI126
____ PHI132
____ PHI150
____ PHI160
American Pluralism
Film Topics
Popular Culture
International Study in Humanities
American Popular Music & Jazz
Topics in Western Music History
Native American Philosophy
Chinese Philosophy
Philosophy of Education
Social and Political Philosophy
Environmental Ethics
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
E. SOCIAL SCIENCE
9 c.h.
Select three courses
____CRJ100
Introduction to Criminal Justice
____CRJ200
Criminology
____CRJ201
Juvenile Delinquency
(D)____ DSV200
Exceptional Persons
____ECE170
Child Growth & Development
____ECN120
Principles of Macroeconomics
____ECN130
Principles of Microeconomics
(D)____ECN210
Asian Economic Systems
____EDU240
Educational Psychology
____GEO115
Human Geography
(D)____ GEO121
World Regional Geography
____ GEO162
Geography of Iowa
____HSV110
Human Service Policy & Programs
(D)____ITP130
Social Aspects of Deaf Culture
____MMS101
Mass Media
____POL111
American National Government
____POL121
International Relations
(D)____POL125
Comparative Government and Politics
____POL150
Introduction to U.S. Foreign Policy
____PRL101
Paralegal Studies Orientation
____PSY111
Intro to Psychology
____PSY121
Developmental Psychology
____PSY241
Abnormal Psychology
____PSY251
Social Psychology
____SOC110
Introduction to Sociology
____SOC115
Social Problems
____SOC120
Marriage and Family
____SOC132
Sociology of Loss, Grieving & Growth
____SOC284
Sociology of The Environment
(D)____SOC200
Minority Group Relations
(D)____SOC265
Intro to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual &
____SOC270
Transgender Studies
Social and Behavioral Research Methods
F. MATHEMATICS
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Students are REQUIRED to provide one of the following:
1. ACT scores, not older than two years
2. COMPASS mathematics scores,
not older than two years
3. College transcript to show successful
completion of appropriate prerequisite
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
4
3
5
4
4
4
4
4
 Students seeking an AA degree from Kirkwood Community College must
complete one approved Diversity (D) course.
Courses marked on this form with (D) fulfill both Diversity and core requirements.
The following courses meet the Diversity requirement, but count
as electives not as core courses:
(D)____Cultural Awareness for Criminal Justice
Practitioners
(CRJ202 - 3 credit hours)
(D)____Literature of the African Peoples
(LIT158 - 3 credit hours)
(D)____Language & Society
(CLS125 - 3 credit hours)
(D)____Education Experience Abroad
(GLS 120 – 3 credit hours)
ADVISING & TRANSFER CENTER
108 Iowa Hall, 398-5540
[email protected]
May, 2012
Biological
____BIO104
____BIO112
____BIO113
____BIO124
____BIO154
____BIO189
____BIO190
Introductory Biology w/ Lab
General Biology I
General Biology II
Botany for Non-Majors
Human Biology
Microbes & Society
Introduction to Biotechnology
3
4
4
4
3
3
3
Environmental Studies
____ENV115
Environmental Science
3
Earth Science and Interdisciplinary Science
____PHS170
____PHS175
____PHS171
____PHS176
____PHS180
____PHS181
____BIO195
Physical Geology * OR
Environmental Geology *
Physical Geology Lab
Environmental Geology Lab
Evolution of the Earth
Evolution of the Earth Lab
Human Evolution
3
3
1
1
3
1
3
Introduction to Chemistry
Introduction to Chemistry Lab
Intro to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry l
General Chemistry ll
Introductory Physics
Introduction to Astronomy
College Physics l
College Physics ll
Classical Physics l
Classical Physics ll
Forensic Science
Forensic Science Lab
3
1
4
4
4
3
3
4
4
5
5
3
1
Physical
____CHM110
____CHM111
____CHM132
____CHM165
____CHM175
____PHY120
____PHS151
____PHY162
____PHY172
____PHY212
____PHY222
____SCI120
____SCI122
*Only one Geology course can count as Science credit.
3 c.h.
Mathematics and Society
Math For Elementary Teachers
College Algebra
Finite Math
Linear Algebra
Discrete Math
Statistical Ideas
Statistics
Business Statistics
Business Calculus
Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
College Algebra with Limits
Calculus l
Calculus ll
Calculus lll
Differential Equation / Laplace
6 c.h.
Select two courses
Select one course
____MAT115
____MAT117
____MAT120
____MAT140
____MAT149
____MAT150
____MAT155
____MAT157
____MAT162
____MAT165
____MAT136
____MAT138
____MAT210
____MAT216
____MAT219
____MAT227
G. SCIENCE
H. ELECTIVES
21 c.h.
Electives are courses that go beyond core requirements in providing
an opportunity to pursue subjects of special interest. All students are
encouraged to fulfill their electives by taking courses that are not
listed as core requirements. It is recommended that you work closely
with your advisor as you select electives that could fulfill prerequisite
requirements toward the major you wish to pursue at the four year
institution.
Electives may include:
~all "Code A" (transfer) credits
~up to 16 "Code B" (technical) credits
~two (2) "Code D" (developmental) credits
Elective Course
Credit Hours
It is important that you work closely with your academic advisor
to appropriately choose electives and/or core courses so as to_
meet_additional requirements placed upon students by the____
four year institutions. For information specific to an Iowa_____
college, please contact your advisor for more detailed_______
recommendations.____________________________________ __
--Minimum grade point average required for degree - -2.00
--KCC residency requirement - - - - - - - 16 credit hours
--Degree total - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 62 credit hours
*It is your responsibility to be certain that the degree
requirements you are following are appropriate to the catalog
year you are under. Use your degree audit to confirm course
selection, as some courses listed here may not be applicable
to your AA degree if you enrolled prior to the Fall of 2012.
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