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liberal_artsAssociate in Arts in Liberal Arts

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The mission of the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts Degree Program is to encourage students to develop an understanding of self and to enrich their knowledge and skills to enjoy life in a changing global environment. To achieve this purpose, the liberal arts program provides students with a broad academic experience in fundamental areas of human knowledge, and it endeavors to orient them to the intellectual, social, and natural world. In the degree program students will study a coherent and substantive balance of English, mathematics, the sciences, the arts and the humanities, and the social sciences. To graduate, students must successfully complete the College's requirements for all associate degree programs and a minimum of 64 credits of coursework in the distribution areas described below.

The Liberal Arts Program is representative of the first two years in a four-year baccalaureate degree program. By identifying early the four-year college to which they wish to transfer, and with the assistance of academic advisors, students will develop a program of study that meets their future plans. Requirements of the four-year college will guide some of the course selections chosen by students, but future plans and areas of personal interest will also contribute to students' program design.

In addition to the transfer function of the Liberal Arts Program, the liberal arts have a practical application by providing specific skills and abilities needed by students to be effective in their professional lives and in their communities:

  1. The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;

  2. The ability to think critically;

  3. The ability to analyze, apply, and synthesize ideas;

  4. The ability to use technology as an information resource;

  5. The ability to research and solve problems;

  6. The ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

Associate in Arts - Liberal Arts
FIRST YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
BCPN101 Computer Technology and Applications 2 2 3
ENGN101 College Composition 4 0 4
General Education: Group C Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group E Elective* 4 0 4
General Education: Group A-G Elective* 3 0 3
      17
SPRING SEMESTER
ENGNxxx Literature Elective** 3 0 3
General Education: Group D Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group E Elective* 3/4 0 3/4
General Education: Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
XXXXxxx Open Elective 3/4 0 3/4
  15/17
SECOND YEAR
FALL SEMESTERCLLABCR
General Education: Group B Elective 3 2 4
General Education: Group C or D Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group A - G Elective 3 0 3
XXXXxxx Open Elective 3/4 0 3/4
  16/17
SECOND YEAR
SPRING SEMESTERCLLABCR
General Education: Group B Elective 3 2 4
General Education: Group F or G Elective 3 0 3
General Education: Group A - G Elective 3/4 0 3/4
General Education: Group A - G Elective 3/4 0 3/4
XXXXxxx Open Elective (as needed) 3/4 0 3/4
XXXXxxx Open Elective (as needed) 3/4 0 3/4
  19/22
 
Minimum Total Credits 64
*MTHN103 does not meet this requirement.
**Choices are ENGN105, ENGN215, ENGN230, ENGN231, ENGN240, or ENGN241.
A minimum of 64 credits must be earned in the required categories to complete the program of studies.  A minimum of 16 credits must be earned at Nashua Community College, and 8 of the 16 credits must be earned at the 200 level.
Program Outcomes