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Associate of Arts, AA
Degree Requirements


MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS60

  1. General Education Requirements 42 credits
    1. Complete the following6 credits

      Instruction in composition of expository essays with emphasis on different techniques for organization and development.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Written Communication Requirement
      Prerequisite(s): Appropriate placement on English placement or ENGL 108 completed with a grade of “C” or better.

      Study of speaking with greater ease and listening more effectively in individual and group situations. Improvements in organizing ideas and exchanging thoughts, opinions, information and data. Students practice speaking and listening through group activities and individual speeches.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Oral Communication Requirement
      Prerequisite(s): ENGL 108 with a grade of “C” or higher or equivalent score on placement test.

    2. Select one from the following3 credits

      Instruction in writing based on close analysis of literature. Develops a broad range of expository writing skills. Research paper required.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Written Communication Requirement
      Prerequisite: ENGL 111 completed with a grade of “C” or better.

      The course provides instruction in the basic communicative purposes, forms, styles, and visual elements commonly used by professionals who write and edit technical documents. It provides experience in writing and editing in a collaborative environment and requires a research report. Experience in a business, technical, and/or scientific field is recommended.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Written Communication Requirement
      Prerequisite: ENGL 111 completed with a grade of “C” or better.

      This course provides instruction in writing based on close analysis of reading in various disciplines, primarily the natural or social sciences. It develops a broad range of expository writing skills, including composition of the empirical report. Research paper required.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Written Communication Requirement
      Prerequisite: ENGL 111 completed with a grade of “C” or better.

      This course applies techniques of written communications to situations that require problem solving and an understanding of human relations. Students compose and evaluate various kinds of communications that commonly pass between business associates, and customers and dealers; includes interoffice memos, letters, and reports.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite: ENGL 111

    3. Fine Arts – Select one from the following3 credits

      Survey of theatre with focus on artists who contribute to theatrical production viewed within the context of historical styles and development.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Fine Arts Requirement
      Prerequisite: ENGL 108.

      This course is designed to help the student develop and appreciation of all the visual arts. Course emphasis is on the theories, practice, materials and techniques of the visual arts.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Fine Arts Requirement
      Prerequisite: None.

      This course designed to introduce the students to Western art music; will deal with fundamental musical concepts while exploring historical and social contexts; also investigate the creative processes in composing and performing and will seek to develop the student’s listening abilities.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: GER Fine Arts Requirement.
      Prerequisite: None.

    4. Select one from the following3 credits

      This course is designed to help you create success in college. Methods are given for selecting and developing effective academic strategies, increasing self-awareness, and developing self-management strategies. Elements of college resources and relationships with others are explored in support of students’ educational experiences.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: Required for all new students or students transferring in less than 15 credits.
      Prerequisite: None.

      Designed for first-year students of all ages and backgrounds, this course examines the various ways we relate to the places in which we find ourselves by focusing on both the College and the Alaskan wilderness through a study of issues in the liberal arts. In addition to examining reading in the four course themes, the course will focus on critical thinking about a wide range of social and personal issues that affect college students today. Special Notes: Required for all new students, students transferring in less than 15 credits and places into ENGL 111 or higher.

      Credits: 3.0
      Contact Hours: 3 + 0
      Course Attributes: N/A
      Prerequisite: ENGL 111 with a grade of “C” or higher, or may be taken concurrently.

    5. Complete the following
      • ASL 101Elementary Sign Language I
      • ASL 102Elementary Sign Language II
      • ENGL 201Masterpieces of World Literature I
      • ENGL 202Masterpieces of World Literature II
      • FREN 101Elementary French I
      • FREN 102Elementary French II
      • HIST 101Western Civilization I
      • HIST 102Western Civilization II
      • HIST 131History of the United States I
      • HIST 132History of the United States II
      • HIST 341History of Alaska
      • HUM 211Introduction to Humanities I
      • HUM 212 Introduction to Humanities II
      • PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy
      • PHIL 301Ethics
      • RUSS 101Elementary Russian I
      • RUSS 102Elementary Russian II
      • SPAN 101Elementary Spanish I
      • SPAN 102Elementary Spanish II
      • WS 200Introduction to Women’s Studies

       

      For a list of all classes please contact your academic advisor.
      For course descriptions, please see the course catalog.

      • ANTH 200Natives of Alaska
      • ANTH 202Cultural Anthropology
      • BA 151Introduction to Business
      • ECON 201Principles of Macroeconomics
      • ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics
      • GEOG 101Introduction to Geography
      • HIST 101Western Civilization I
      • HIST 102Western Civilization II
      • HIST 131History of the United States I
      • HIST 132History of the United States II
      • HIST 341History of Alaska
      • HUMS 106Introduction to Social Welfare
      • MEDA 101Introduction to Mass Communication
      • PS 101Introduction to American Government
      • PS 102Introduction to Political Science
      • PSY 111General Psychology
      • PSY 150Human Development
      • SOC 101Introduction to Sociology
      • SOC 201Social Problems and Solutions
      • WS 200Introduction to Women’s Studies

       

      For a list of all classes please contact your academic advisor.
      For course descriptions, please see the course catalog.

      • ASTR 103Introduction to Astronomy/Lab
      • BIOL 103Introduction to Biology/Lab
      • BIOL 104Natural History of Alaska
      • BIOL 111Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab
      • BIOL 112Human Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab
      • BIOL 150Introduction to Marine Biology/Lab
      • CHEM 103Introduction to General/Organic Chemistry/Lab
      • PHIL 101Introduction to Logic
      • PHYS 103Physics I
      • GEOL 111Physical Geology/Lab

      • MATH 105Intermediate Algebra
      • MATH 107College Algebra
      • MATH 108Trigonometry
      • MATH 200Calculus I
      • AS 252Elementary Statistics

       

      * Natural Science with a Lab is required.
      ** Math 105 or above is required for AA and AAS degrees; MATH 107 or above is recommended for transfer to a BA/BS program.
      For a list of all classes please contact your academic advisor.
      For course descriptions, please see the course catalog.

  2. Electives18 credits
    1. Electives include courses from any department at the 100 level or higher.