Liberal Arts Core Courses

All Associate Degrees have a Liberal Arts core. That core draws not from specific occupational or professional objectives but from thought processes of the mathematician, the scientist, the writer, the humanist, and the social scientist. Grappling with universal questions, students learn how to critically think about the past present and future. 

The Liberal Arts core consists of courses that are drawn from English, mathematics, the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities/fine arts/world languages disciplines. They are essential elements in the achievement of identified College outcomes and together create a coherent liberal arts education.

Regularly Scheduled Offerings

The following table provides a guideline for course offerings in Liberal Arts. Courses marked with an asterisk (*) have prerequisites (see course descriptions). Courses may be offered during semesters and locations different to those published, and are subject to change. 

ENGLISH

ENGL011R Reading Strategies *
ENGL098R Introduction to College Composition *
ENGL102R College Composition *
ENGL113R Public Speaking *
ENGL122R Professional Writing and Communications *
ENGL201R The Research Essay *
ENGL203R American Literature *
ENGL206R Creative Writing *
ENGL232R Reading Short Fiction *
ENGL235R Poetry Workshop *
ENGL236R Fiction Writing Workshop *
ENGL244R World Literature *
ENGL286R Children’s Literature *

FINE ARTS

ARTS101R Introduction to Drawing
ARTS102R Introduction to Painting: Thematic Development
ARTS103R Introduction to 3D printing: An Art Perspective

HUMANITIES

HUMA102R Art Appreciation
HUMA103R Music Appreciation
HUMA109R Intro to Philosophy
HUMA110R Humanities in Western Culture
HUMA140R Myth in US Culture 
HUMA142R Topics in US History to 1877
HUMA143R Topics in US History: 1877 to Present
HUMA204R Topics in World Culture 
HUMA210R Filming the Vietnam War
HUMA245R Native People: An Ethnohistorical Perspective *

MATHEMATICS

MATH016R Fundamentals of Mathematical Literacy
MATH106R Statistics I *
MATH107R Statistics II *
MATH110R Functions & Modeling I *
MATH115R Finite Mathematics *
MATH120R Functions & Modeling II *
MATH210R Calculus I *
MATH211R Calculus II *
MATH212R Multivariate Calculus *
MATH215R Linear Algebra *
MATH216R Math Language, Logic & Proof *
MATH217R Probability and Statistics *
MATH221R Ordinary Differential Equations with
Linear Algebra

SCIENCE

BIOL101R Biology: Chemical and Cellular Basis of Life *
BIOL102R Biology: Adaptation, Evolution and Ecosystems *
BIOL103R Human Biology *
BIOL116R Field Botany
BIOL117R Environmental Science *
BIOL162R Nutrition: the Science of Sustenance *
BIOL201R Anatomy & Physiology I *
BIOL202R Anatomy & Physiology II *
BIOL205R Microbiology *
BIOL210R Genetics *
CHEM030R Introduction to Chemical Principles
CHEM140R Chemistry I *
CHEM141R Chemistry II *
PHYS105R Investigations in Natural Science 
PHYS115R Astronomy 
PHYS130R Physics I *
PHYS131R Physics II *

SOCIAL SCIENCE

ECON102R Macroeconomics
GEOG101R Intro to Geography
HIST134R Topics in African History
POLS102R Survey of American Govt
PSYC101R Introduction to Psychology
PSYC114R Human Development
PSYC200R Educational Psychology *
PSYC210R Abnormal Psychology *
PSYC211R Social Psychology *
PSYC212R Forensic Psychology *
PSYC214R Counseling Theories and Techniques
SOSC101R Introduction to Sociology
SOSC110R Cultural Anthropology
SOSC201R Contemporary Social Problems *

WORLD LANGUAGE

LANG105R Spanish I
LANG106R Spanish II *
LANG120R Sign Language I
MATH112R Mathematical Investigations:
Great Ideas in Mathematics *
MATH114R Mathematics for the Environment *