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    Salt Lake Community College
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 SLCC General Catalog [**** ATTENTION: YOU ARE VIEWING AN ARCHIVED CATALOG **** ]

General Studies: AA


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Associate of Arts l 61 credits minimum

Taylorsville Redwood Campus
General Information, (801) 957-4073

www.slcc.edu/gened
Academic and Career Advising

Program Description: The General Studies Associate of Arts degree is a flexible transfer program that is designed for students who complete or test out of a two-semester foreign language series and either have not decided upon a major or need to customize their courses for transfer to a specific baccalaureate degree program. Students who have not yet chosen a major are encouraged to explore their interests by selecting courses from a variety of disciplines. Students who have identified a future major may select classes that satisfy specific prerequisite and pre-major requirements for their intended baccalaureate degree. Since different universities have different degree requirements, students are encouraged to select appropriate courses that will satisfy requirements at their anticipated transfer institution.

The General Studies Associate of Arts degree requires a minimum of 61 semester hours of transferable credit with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or better (2.5 or better is recommended). The AA degree also requires successful completion of any language course at the 1020 level or higher as part of the 27 credits beyond general education. These courses are listed as (LN). This requirement may also be fulfilled by taking the second-year courses 2010 and/or 2020 or through experiential language credit options.

Transfer/Articulation Information: Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution’s requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information, also available at www.slcc.edu/academicadvising/transfercenter.

Students should also be advised that a Bachelor of Arts (BA) will require four semesters or more of a foreign language and many four-year institutions may require those courses to be taken consecutively. SLCC also offers a wider selection of languages than many transfer institutions; it may not be possible to continue study of a specific language after transfer. Students should check with the institution to which they plan to transfer.

Estimated Cost for Students: There is no additional cost for this program beyond SLCC tuition and fees.

Estimated Time to Completion: If students follow the suggested sample schedule, time to completion is four semesters.

Program Student Learning Outcomes Related College-Wide Student Learning Outcomes
Acquire substantive knowledge throughout the General Education Core and Distribution areas 1 - Acquire substantive knowledge throughout the General Education Core and Distribution areas
Communicate effectively 2 - Communicate effectively
Develop quantitative literacies necessary for student’s chosen field of study 3 - Develop quantitative literacies necessary for student’s chosen field of study
Think critically and creatively 4 - Think critically and creatively
Develop the knowledge and skills to be a community engaged learner and scholar 5 - Develop the knowledge and skills to be a community engaged learner and scholar
Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner 6 - Develop the knowledge and skills to work with others in a professional and constructive manner
Develop computer and information literacy 7 - Develop computer and information literacy
Develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness 8 - Develop the attitudes and skills for lifelong wellness

General Education Requirements: (34 Credits)


Core Skills:


Institutional Requirements


Distribution Areas: 18 Credits


Choose one course (three credit hours) from each of the following distribution areas. Once of the courses must also be a Diversity course (DV).

Life Sciences (LS)   3-4
Fine Arts (FA)   3-4
Humanities (HU)   3
Interdisciplinary (ID)   3
Physical Science (PS)   3
Social Science (SS)   3

Required Courses: (27 Credits)


Language (LN) - 5 Credits


  • LANG 1020 (LN) 5

Note:


*LANG prefix does not exist-that prefix would be replaced by the prefix for the individual language chosen: ARB, CHI, FRN, GER, ITL,JPN, NAV, POR, RUS, SAM, SPN, TNG

Electives - 22 Credits


Complete twenty-two (22) credit hours from any college course numbered 1000 or above and not duplicative of General Education courses above or other college courses.

A maximum of two credits from Health and Lifetime Activities (HLAC) beyond the Lifetime Wellness (LW) requirement may be applied to required courses.

Sample Schedule


Fall Semester


Total: 15-16


Spring Semester


Total: 16


Fall Semester


  • Distribution (2) 6
  • LANG 1020 5
  • REG 4

Total: 15


Spring Semester


  • Distribution (2) 6
  • REQ (3) 9

Total: 15


Advising Notes:


Students who need to take preparatory classes to meet prerequisites of first semester courses should plan extra time to complete the program. Students wishing to transfer to a specific program at a four-year institution should check with that institution to ensure that all courses are taken.

Students pursuing a degree in General Studies should consult with academic advisors and/or receiving institutions in selecting core mathematics courses. Usually MATH 1050  is appropriate for students intending to major in physical, computational and biological sciences, engineering and other applied science fields; MATH 1030  is appropriate for liberal arts students, MATH 1040  is appropriate for students intending to major in social sciences, behavioral sciences, humanities and the health sciences; MATH 1090  is appropriate for students intending to major in Business.

It is the student’s responsibility to examine each course description for details on prerequisite classes. Those prerequisites must be satisfied before the designated class may be taken.

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