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Liberal Studies

Associate of Arts Degree

AA-GR 60000

Advisors:

 

 

Sharon Allen

Gwen Lewis

Dona Schreur

Hopi Fitz-William

Ida Nunley

Adam Stinchcombe

Joyce Flamm

Ray Orr

 

Richard Green

Lee Russell

 

A Liberal Studies Associate of Arts Degree is appropriate if you plan to continue your education at a college or university and major in Liberal Arts. If you have not yet decided on a major but know you want to transfer to a four-year college or a university, this degree will fulfill the general education requirement for many different programs of study. Liberal Studies Faculty Advisors are available to assist you in the selection of courses.  Since program requirements differ between universities, the official transfer guide of the school which you plan to attend upon leaving EAC should be consulted in order to adjust this program to your personal needs.

 

General Education Requirements

AGEC-A

To complete your General Education requirements, one of the courses taken to fulfill degree requirements must be designated as an Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry course and another must be designated as a Global/International/Historical Awareness course.

English

ENG 101 Written Communications I

3 credits

 

ENG 102 Written Communications II

3 credits

Mathematics

Select from list

3 credits

Lab Science

Select from list

8 credits

Humanities

Select from the list. Choose courses from at least two different departments and at least one course must have the prefix ART, MUS, SPC or THC.

9 credits

Social Science

Select from the list. Choose courses from at least two different departments.

9 credits

 

Total General Education Requirements

35 credits

 

Courses listed in Curriculum Requirements that qualify for General Education credit (see the General Education section of the catalog) may fulfill both General Education and Curriculum Requirements unless General Education Requirements are specified in the major. 

 

Elective and Foreign Language Requirements

To obtain this degree you must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at the 202 course level. To do this select from the following options:

  1. If you have no foreign language coursework completed, take the French or Spanish 101, 102, 201, 202 course sequence offered at EAC. This option will fulfill your foreign language requirement. You will need to select 13 credits of elective courses from the approved list to obtain the 64 credits required for this degree.
  2. If you have completed two years of high school French or Spanish courses, take the 201, 202 course sequence at EAC. These two courses will fulfill your foreign language requirement. You will need to select 21 credits of elective courses from the approved list to obtain the 64 credits required for this degree.
  3. If you have completed four years of high school foreign language courses or have obtained foreign language ability at the 202 course level in some other manner, testing options are available to demonstrate your proficiency. Contact the Records and Registration Office for more information. If you demonstrate foreign language proficiency by testing, you will need to complete 29 credits of elective courses from the approved list to obtain the 64 credits required for the degree.

 

Total Elective and
Foreign Language Requirements

29 credits

 

Total Minimum Degree Requirements

64 credits

 

In addition to completing the required courses listed above with a grade of "C" or better, you must meet the following general graduation requirements to obtain this degree:

  • Complete at least 16 degree credits at Eastern Arizona College.
  • Attain a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or higher.
  • Demonstrate a reading competency at the twelfth grade level or above by one of the following methods:
    1. EAC COMPASS reading assessment test score of 76 or higher*
    2. EAC ASSET reading assessment test score of 40 or higher*
    3. ACT Assessment Reading score of 18 or higher*
    4. SAT verbal score of 530 or higher*
    5. Completion of ENG 113, College Reading, with a grade of "C" or better
    6. Grade equivalency score of 12 or higher as demonstrated by the Nelson Denny, TABE, or ABLE tests*

*Your EAC COMPASS reading assessment test score is available on Student Information System terminals or from your advisor. If you took the ASSET test or submitted an ACT, SAT, Nelson Denny, TABE, or ABLE score, a derived EAC Compass score has been placed in your record and is available on Student Information System terminals or from your advisor.

  • File a Graduation Petition at least 60 calendar days prior to the end of the semester in which graduation is anticipated and pay the Graduation Fee of $25.
  • Remove any indebtedness to the College.
  • Complete the Sophomore Qualifying Examination that is administered each semester to students who have petitioned to graduate. The Sophomore Qualifying Examination is used as a measure of EAC's institutional effectiveness, and your score has no effect on your graduation status.