Oct 22, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: Liberal Arts A.A., International Option


If you are a full-time student taking 15-16 hours per semester and follow this degree map, you can complete this associate degree in two years.  See an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for the Associate in Arts degree, you must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 as a minimum on all coursework attempted (minimum of 60 hours).

Note the Milestones below each semester.  Milestones are reminders of actions you should take during that semester to help keep you on track for degree completion.

First Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1113 - Composition I   3
GEOG 1023 - World Geography (Economic) (S)  or GEOG 1043 - Introduction to Cultural Geography (S,I,H)  or
GEOG 2033 - World Regional Geography (S,I,H)  
3
HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)   3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Download MS Office from MyTCC.
  • Form a study group, join a student organization, or volunteer at a community service site.
  • Visit the writing, math and science, or technology learning centers for free individual tutoring support services.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
HIST 1063 - Modern Western Civilization (H)  or HIST 1073 - Twentieth Century World History (H) (I)   3
HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)   3
Required General Education Elective. Select one course from the following:
ART 1113 - Art Appreciation (H)  
MUSC 1113 - Music Appreciation (H)  
SOCI 2123 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (S)  
3
General Education Non-Lab Science.  See the General Education Requirements  for a course list.  The following courses are recommended:
ASTR 1104 - General Astronomy  
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  
BIOL 1383 - Nutrition  
BIOL 1423 - Microbes and Society  
BIOL 2313 - Principles of Ecology 
GEOG 2013 - Meteorology   
3-4
(3 required)
Total Credit Hours 15-16

Milestones

  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.
  • Schedule a campus visit with your transfer institution’s student recruitment office.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
Foreign Language.  Six (6) hours of the same language are required. 3
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: From the Renaissance to the Present (H)   3
POLS 2013 - Introduction to Comparative Governments  or POLS 2203 - Introduction to International Relations   3
General Education Science (with lab).  See the General Education Requirements  for a course list.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)  
GEOG 1014 - Geography (Physical) (L)  
GEOL 1014 - General Geology (Physical) (L)  
4
Controlled Electives.  Choose one course from the following:
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  
HUMN 2613 - International Film (H,I)  
NAMS 2113 - Native American Cultures (H)  
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestone

  • Consult with an academic advisor to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.
  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • Complete applications for admission and financial aid for the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer.
  • Visit Career Services to build your resume.

Fourth Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
Foreign Language.  Six (6) hours of the same language are required. 3
ECON 2013 - Principles of Macroeconomics (S)  or ECON 2023 - Principles of Microeconomics (S)  or ECON 2123 - International Economic Issues (S,I)   3
PHIL 1213 - Religions of the World: The Eastern Tradition (H,I)  (may be taken as RELG 1213) or PHIL 1223 - Religions of the World: The Western Tradition (H)  (may be taken as RELG 1223) 3
Controlled Elective.  Select one course from the following:
ASNS 1103 - East Asian Philosophy and Culture  
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  
HUMN 2613 - International Film (H,I)  
NAMS 2113 - Native American Cultures (H)  
3
Controlled Elective.  Select one course from the following:
COMM 2053 - Intercultural Communication (H) (I)  
CSCI 1203 - Computer Concepts and Applications  
ENGL 2673 - World Literature to 1700 (H)  
ENGL 2683 - World Literature from 1700 (H)  
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestone

  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted.  See a financial aid counselor to determine your financial aid status.

Transfer Information

This degree is intended for transfer to a four-year university for completion of a baccalaureate degree.  You should work closely with an academic advisor each semester to make certain you are enrolled in the correct courses for a seamless transfer process and you are encouraged to begin a dialogue with your intended transfer school as early as possible. Early coordination between TCC academic advisors and advisors from selected four-year institutions can streamline the transfer process. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that he/she understands the program/admission/transfer requirements for the transfer school.