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Liberal Studies

Associate in Arts

Minimum of 62 credit hours

An Associate Degree in Arts in Liberal Studies offers an accessible and flexible degree path for students who may be unsure of their major or career path.  Liberal Studies provides a broad foundation for a variety of interests and helps students develop effective communication, writing, problem-solving and critical thinking skills, as well as a sense of civic responsibility.  This program of study prepares students for a wide variety of jobs and four-year degree paths.  Skills cultivated through a Liberal Studies degree can be an asset to employers seeking a well-rounded employee with communication and social proficiency.  Students with an interest in areas such as sociology, psychology, history, art, communications, English, political sciences, modern languages, biological sciences, humanities, or mathematics will find this degree lays the foundation for a myriad of career options through its Liberal Arts focus.

(C) A grade of "C" or higher must be achieved.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Gen Ed  
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to The Civil War OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History Since The Civil War 3 Gen Ed  
    MATH 1503 Contemporary Mathematics OR Gen Ed  
    MATH 1513 College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences OR Gen Ed  
    MATH 2013 Introduction to Statistics 3 Gen Ed  
    BIO Biological Science 3-4 Gen Ed  
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    ENGL 1213 English Composition II 3 Gen Ed  
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    PHYS SC Any Physical Science Chosen From Astr, Phys, Chem, Or Geol Subject Areas 3-4 Gen Ed  
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    GEN ED Gen Ed Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    HUM Humanities Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    SOC Sociology Elective 3 Gen Ed  
    FA MAJOR Faculty Approved Major Elective 9 Major  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    FA MAJOR Faculty Approved Major Elective 15 Major  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (24 credit hours) 24 credit hours from courses in the following programs: Art, Communications, English courses 2123 and higher, Modern Languages, Sociology, Psychology, Humanities, Philosophy, Geography, History, Political Science, Economics, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Mathematics**


    General Education Courses: (37 credit hours) English: ENGL 1113; ENGL 1213; Mathematics: MATH 1503 or MATH 1513 or MATH 2013; History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493; Political Science: POLSC 1113; *Sciences: Three to four credit hours of general education Biological Science; Three to four credit hours of general education Biological Science chosen with Advisor approval; three to four credit hours Physical Science chosen from ASTR, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    **At least one three-hour course must be taken from a minimum of four different disciplines (total of 12 credit hours) and an additional 12 hours of university parallel courses from the following list; Art, Communications, English courses 2123 or higher, Modern Languages, Sociology, Psychology, Humanities, Philosophy, Geography, History, Political Science, Economics, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Mathematics. No course work in Computer Science, Business, or technical degree programs can be used to satisfy major requirements or electives. 

     

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This program is designed for students planning to continue their education at a four-year college or university. See University Parallel/Transfer Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Biological Science

    BIO - Biological Science
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Biological Science

    Electives

    FA MAJOR - Faculty Approved Major Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Faculty approved major elective

    GEN ED - Gen Ed Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    General Education elective

    HUM - Humanities Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Humanities elective

    PHYS SC - Any Physical Science Chosen From Astr, Phys, Chem, Or Geol Subject Areas
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Any Physical Science chosen from ASTR, PHYS, CHEM, or GEOL subject areas

    SOC - Sociology Elective
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Sociology elective

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    ENGL 1213 - English Composition II
    Prerequisites: ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1113 taken within the last year, with strong encouragement for immediate continuation.
    3CREDITS

    In this advanced writing course, students will create essays that explore and evaluate a variety of issues and perspectives suggested by fiction, poetry, drama, essays, and other types of cultural texts. Students will refine and augment the writing techniques they learned in ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103 to develop well- reasoned, well-structured arguments in a clear, fluid, and engaging prose style.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History Since The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1870 to the present in such areas as political reform, industrialization, urbanization, ethnic acculturation and war, the student will be able to identify meaningful changes in his society, identify equal rights in that society, and help resolve conflict in this society based on the students search for change, equal rights and conflicts in the American past.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1503 - Contemporary Mathematics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score. Pre or Co-requisite ENGL 1113 or ENGL 1103
    3CREDITS

    A study of the mathematics needed for critical evaluation of quantitative information and arguments (including logic, critical appraisal of graphs and tables); use of simple mathematical models, and an introduction to elementary statistics. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    MATH 1513 - College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 2013 - Introduction to Statistics
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will solve problems applying the concepts of random sampling, elementary probability, testing hypotheses, descriptive measures, chi-square, regression and correlation, and analysis of variance.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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