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.