Nov 21, 2018  
2017-2018 College Catalog 
    
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: Liberal Arts A.A., American Studies 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
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)  or a higher level General Education Math 3
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Controlled Elective three (3) hours.  The following courses are recommended:
HIST 1073 - Twentieth Century World History (H) (I)  
HIST 2523 - History of Oklahoma  
NAMS 2113 - Native American Cultures (H)  
NAMS 2213 - Native American Spiritualities (H)  
Foreign Language, including American Sign Language.  Spanish is recommended.
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
ENGL 2773 - American Literature to 1865 (H)   3
HIST 1483 - U.S. History 1492 to the Civil War Era  or HIST 1493 - U.S. History - Civil War Era to the Present   3
HUMN 2553 - Introduction to American Humanities (H)   3
Controlled Elective.  Select one course from the following:
HUMN 2773 - American Popular Culture (H)  
HUMN 2883 - Cultural Identities and the Arts in America (H)  
PHIL 2143 - Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (H)  
POLS 2023 - Introduction to American Politics  
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.
  • 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
ENGL 2883 - American Literature from 1865 (H)   3
American Culture Elective.  Select one course from the following:
HUMN 2663 - Hollywood's America (H)  
HUMN 2773 - American Popular Culture (H)  
HUMN 2883 - Cultural Identities and the Arts in America (H)  
NAMS 2313 - Native American Literature, Drama, and Film (H)  
3
American Society Elective.  Select one course from the following:
NAMS 2513 - Native American Law  
PHIL 2143 - Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (H)  
POLS 2023 - Introduction to American Politics  
SOCI 2013 - Marriage and Family (S)  
SOCI 2113 - Social Problems in America (S)  
3
General Education Non-Lab Science.  See the General Education Requirements  for course list.  The following are recommended:
ASTR 1104 - General Astronomy  
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  
BIOL 1423 - Microbes and Society  
BIOL 2313 - Principles of Ecology  
3 - 4
(3 required)
Controlled Elective.  Select one course from the following:
HUMN 2443 - Art of Film (H)  
HUMN 2663 - Hollywood's America (H)  
HUMN 2773 - American Popular Culture (H)  
NAMS 2113 - Native American Cultures (H)  
3
Total Credit Hours 15 - 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
RELG 2233 - Religion in America (H)   3
General Education Lab Science.  See the General Education Requirements  for course list.  The following are recommended:
BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)  
BIOL 1404 - General Botany (L) 
GEOL 1014 - General Geology (Physical) (L) 
GEOL 1024 - General Geology (Historical) (L)   
4
American Minorities Elective.  Select one course from the following:
HIST 2333 - African-American History (H)  
NAMS 2343 - Native American History  (may be taken as HIST 2343)
SOCI 2143 - Inequalities in America (S) (D)  
3
Controlled Elective.  Select one course from the following:
NAMS 2343 - Native American History  (may be taken as HIST 2343)
NAMS 2213 - Native American Spiritualities (H)  
NAMS 2513 - Native American Law  
SOCI 2113 - Social Problems in America (S)  
3
Controlled Elective.  Select one course from the following:
HIST 1073 - Twentieth Century World History (H) (I)  
HIST 2333 - African-American History (H)  
HUMN 2883 - Cultural Identities and the Arts in America (H)  
NAMS 2213 - Native American Spiritualities (H)  
SOCI 2113 - Social Problems in America (S)  
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestone

  • Check academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • 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.