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Liberal Arts

LIBERAL ARTS PROGRAM ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE

The Liberal Arts Associate of Arts Degree provides for the ease of transferring credits for the purpose of entering a baccalaureate study. Additionally, the Liberal Arts curriculum supports degree program requirements throughout other SIPI instructional departments.
The Liberal Arts program provides education in a variety of disciplines; including Communications, Mathematics, Laboratory Science, Social Behavioral Science, Humanities and Fine Arts, Technology, Health, and Physical Education.
 
Mission Statement
The mission of the Liberal Arts degree program is to prepare students to live in and contribute to a complex and multicultural world as productive life-long learners in an ever-changing global environment. The Liberal Arts program is committed to providing student learning experiences meant to develop and enhance such abilities as critical thinking, communication (written and oral), interpersonal skills, cultural appreciation, and analysis of the world through mathematics and science. Those students who complete the Liberal Arts requirements will possess the knowledge and the mental acuity essential to their development as individuals, tribal members, and global citizens.

Goals and Program Outcomes
  • The Liberal Arts program will prepare students for transfer to a four-year college with two years, 63 hours of undergraduate credit.
  • Students will be able to use their education to find gainful employment.

Liberal Arts Outcomes:
Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Program graduates will be able to demonstrate effective communication skills.
  • Program graduates will be able to make effective use of information and technology.Program graduates will be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills in the analysis of data.
  • Program graduates will be able to demonstrate an awareness of local and global issues
 
Liberal Arts 
Associate of Arts Degree (CIP: 24.0101)

First Trimester  
ENGL 101 Composition 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
COSC 107 Computer Literacy 3
XXXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science or Humanities Elective
CHOOSE FROM ANY OF THE COURSES BELOW:
AREA IV: SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT:
ANTH 101, 130, SOSC 101, SOSC 210, SOSC 212, PSYC 105, POSC 110, 200, ECON 200, ECON 201
AREA V: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS REQUIREMENT:
ARTH 101, 102, 131, GEOG 101, HIST 101, 161, 162, 181, 260,
LIT 211, 270, 296, SPAN 101, 102, NAVA 101, 102
3
Total Credits   12
Second Trimester    
ENGL 102 Critical Reading & Writing 3
MATH XXX College-Level Math Elective ( Math 111, 123, 129, 145, 150, 162, 180) 3
XXXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science or Humanities Elective 3
XXXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science or Humanities Elective
CHOOSE FROM ANY OF THE COURSES BELOW:
AREA IV: SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT:
ANTH 101, 130, SOSC 101, SOSC 210, SOSC 212, PSYC 105, POSC 110, 200, ECON 200, ECON 201
AREA V: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS REQUIREMENT:
ARTH 101, 102, 131, GEOG 101, HIST 101, 161, 162, 181, 260, LITR 211, 270, 296, SPAN 101, 102, NAVA 101, 102
3
PHED XXX PE Elective
CHOOSE FROM ANY PHED COURSES
1
Total Credits   13
Third Trimester    
LBSC XXX Laboratory Science Elective
CHOOSE FROM ANY OF THE COURSES BELOW:
AREA III: LABORATORY SCIENCE
BIOL 121/L Introduction to General Biology & Lab
BIOL 123/L Biology for Health Sciences & Lab
BIOL 220/L General Zoology & Lab
CHEM 111/L Elements of General Chemistry & Lab
CHEM 121/L General Chemistry & Lab ASTR 101/L Introduction to Astronomy & Lab
GEOL 101/L Physical Geology & Lab
PHYS 151/L General Physics & Lab
4
SPCH 130 Public Speaking 3
XXXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science or Humanities Elective
CHOOSE FROM ANY OF THE COURSES BELOW:
AREA IV: SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT:
ANTH 101, 130, SOSC 101, SOSC 210, SOSC 212, PSYC 105, POSC 110, 200, ECON 200, ECON 201
AREA V: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS REQUIREMENT:
ARTH 101, 102, 131, GEOG 101, HIST 101, 161, 162, 181, 260, LITR 211, 270, 296, SPAN 101, 102, NAVA 101, 102
3
ELEC XXX Approved College-level Elective 3
    CHOOSE FROM ANY COURSES 101 OR ABOVE:  
PHED XXX PE Elective
CHOOSE FROM ANY PHED COURSES
1
Total Credits   14
Fourth Trimester   
 LBSC  XXX Laboratory Science Elective
CHOOSE FROM ANY OF THE COURSES BELOW:
AREA III: LABORATORY SCIENCE
BIOL 121/L Introduction to General Biology & Lab
BIOL 123/L Biology for Health Sciences & Lab
BIOL 220/L General Zoology & Lab
CHEM 111/L Elements of General Chemistry & Lab
CHEM 121/L General Chemistry & Lab
ASTR 101/L Introduction to Astronomy & Lab
GEOL 101/L Physical Geology & Lab
PHYS 151/L General Physics & Lab
 4
XXXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science or Humanities Elective
CHOOSE FROM ANY OF THE COURSES BELOW:
AREA IV: SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT:
ANTH 101, 130, SOSC 101, SOSC 210, SOSC 212, PSYC 105, POSC 110, 200, ECON 200, ECON 201
AREA V: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS REQUIREMENT:
ARTH 101, 102, 131, GEOG 101, HIST 101, 161, 162, 181, 260, LITR 211, 270, 296, SPAN 101, 102, NAVA 101, 102
3
HLTH 164 First Aid & Safety 2
ELEC XXX Approved College-level Elective
CHOOSE FROM ANY COURSES 101 OR ABOVE
3
Total Credits   12
Fifth Trimester  
ENGL 219 Technical Writing 3
XXXX XXX Social/Behavioral Science or Humanities Elective
CHOOSE FROM ANY OF THE COURSES BELOW:
AREA IV: SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE REQUIREMENT:
ANTH 101, 130, SOSC 101, SOSC 210, SOSC 212, PSYC 105, POSC 110, 200, ECON 200, ECON 201
AREA V: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS REQUIREMENT:
ARTH 101, 102, 131, GEOG 101, HIST 101, 161, 162, 181, 260, LITR 211, 270, 296, SPAN 101, 102, NAVA 101, 102
3
ELEC XXX Approved College-level Elective
CHOOSE FROM ANY COURSES 101 OR ABOVE
3
ELEC XXX Approved College-level Elective
CHOOSE FROM ANY COURSES 101 OR ABOVE
3
Total Credits   12
Total Credit Hours Required 63