Dec 11, 2019  
2019-2020 College Catalog 
    
2019-2020 College Catalog

Degree Map: International Studies Concentration for Liberal Arts AA


International Studies Concentration Description

The Liberal Arts International Studies concentration encourages students to combine interests in fields as varied as art history, cultural studies, education, government, international business, museum studies, and public history with language study.  Acquiring cross-cultural knowledge and learning to analyze diverse aesthetic products enhances students’ ability to live, work, and prosper in a global environment.  Learning to respect perspectives and practices not their own is key.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this concentration you will be able to:

  • Analyze global issues from multiple disciplinary perspectives.
  • Compare worldviews and ethical systems across a range of cultures.
  • Outline political and economic policies at the global level.
  • Examine American politics and culture within a global context.
  • Communicate the intellectual and ethical responsibilities of active global citizenship.

Degree Map

The degree map below is an example of how a full-time student can complete this degree in two years.  You should see an academic advisor for a customized degree map that works for you.  To be recommended for an 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
HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (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
POLS 1113 - American Federal Government   3
Recommended Elective.  World Language (1st of 4 semesters in same language) or (1st of 2 semesters in two different languages) 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office 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.
  • Meet with an academic advisor before enrolling for the next semester.

Second Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1213 - Composition II   3
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)   3
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)   3
General Education Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ART 1113 - Art Appreciation (H)  
ECON 2013 - Principles of Macroeconomics (S)  
MUSC 1113 - Music Appreciation (H)  
3
Recommended Elective.  World Language (2nd semester of 4 in the same language) or (2nd semester of two in first language) 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.70 during the first 30 credit hours attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office 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.
  • Visit Career Services by your 20th credit hour to explore career opportunities associated with this degree.

Third Semester

Course Number and Title Credit Hours
General Education Required Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
COMM 2053 - Intercultural Communication (H) (I)  
HIST 1063 - Modern Western Civilization (H)  
SOCI 2123 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (H) (S)  
3
General Education Science with lab.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1114 - General Biology for Non-Majors (L)  
GEOG 1014 - Geography (Physical) (L)  
GEOL 1014 - General Geology (Physical) (L)  
PHSC 1114 - General Physical Science (L,N)  
4
Recommended Elective.  World Language (3rd semester of 4 in same language) or (1st semester of two in second language) 3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
GEOG 1043 - Introduction to Cultural Geography (S,I,H)  
HIST 1073 - Twentieth Century World History (H) (I)  
HUMN 2323 - Humanities III: Early 20th Century to the Present (H)  
3
Elective.  The following coures are recommended:
NAMS 2113 - Native American Cultures (H)  
HUMN 2323 - Humanities III: Early 20th Century to the Present (H)  
POLS 2013 - Introduction to Comparative Governments  
3
Total Credit Hours 16

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor for a graduation check and to complete a Petition for Computer Proficiency if needed.
  • 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
General Education Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ECON 2123 - International Economic Issues (S,I)  
GEOG 2033 - World Regional Geography (S,I,H)  
NAMS 2343 - Native American History (H)  
PHIL 2133 - Introduction to Ethical Thinking (H)  
3
General Education Science without lab.  The following courses are recommended:
BIOL 1113 - Introduction to Environmental Science  
BIOL 1383 - Nutrition  
BIOL 2213 - Brain and Behavior  
BIOL 2313 - Principles of Ecology  
3
Recommended Elective.  World Language (4th semester of same language) or (2nd semester of two in second language) 3
Elective. The following courses are recommended:
ECON 2013 - Principles of Macroeconomics (S)  
HUMN 2773 - American Popular Culture (H)  
POLS 2203 - Introduction to International Relations  
3
Elective. The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2613 - International Film (H,I)  
RELG 1213 - Religions of the World: The Eastern Tradition (H) (I)  
POLS 2203 - Introduction to International Relations  
3
Total Credit Hours 15

Milestones

  • Check the academic calendar for important dates and deadlines impacting classes and financial aid.
  • To maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 if 31 or more hours have been attempted and complete 67% of the courses attempted.  Review your Financial Aid Dashboard or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine your financial aid status.
  • Meet with an academic advisor to file for graduation.

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.