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 dean of instruction, Dr. Ron McArthur at (609) 343-5007/mcarthur@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 understand scientific vocabulary and social institutions;
  • Apply mathematical concepts and models.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.  
ENGL101-Composition I
3
ENGL102-Composition II
3
COMM110 or COMM120
3
MATH121 or higher General Education Mathematics course
4
General Education Science course
4
General Education Mathematics or Science course
4
Choose PSYC101 or PSYC135
3
SOCL101-Principles of Sociology
3
Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110
3
Choose ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214
3
General Education Humanities course
3
Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104
6
Choose ANTH103, ENGL201, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106, PHIL/RELG111 or RELG110
3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
45
PROGRAM COURSES

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, MATH070, MATH073, MATH074)

19
Computer Literacy: 0-3 Credits
Is fulfilled with CISM125, testing out or reviewed departmental portfolio.
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIIRED FOR DEGREE
64
If you are interested in one of the following options to the Liberal Arts degree, refer to that Web page: Business Administration, Child Development/Child Care, Elementary/Middle School Education, History, Literature, Performing Arts, Psychology, Secondary Education, Social Science, Sociology and Studio Art.  
LIBA-Fall 2010