Nov 28, 2020  
2018-2019 College Catalog 
    
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degree Map: General Studies Concentration for Liberal Arts AA


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/Science 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
General Education Recommended Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ART 1113 - Art Appreciation (H)  
GEOG 1043 - Introduction to Cultural Geography (S,I,H)  
MUSC 1113 - Music Appreciation (H)  
THEA 1093 - Introduction to Theatre (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
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ART 1053 - Art History Survey I (H)  
CRIM 1013 - Introduction to Criminal Justice  
HIST 1053 - Ancient and Medieval Western Civilization (H)  
HSVC 1113 - Principles of Human Services  
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
MATH 1473 - Quantitative Reasoning (A)   3
General Education Humanities.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)  
3
General Education Required Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
PHIL 1113 - Introduction to Philosophy (H)  
PSYC 1113 - Introduction to Psychology (S)  
SOCI 1113 - Introduction to Sociology (S)  
SOCI 2123 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (H) (S)  
3
General Education Recommended Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
Any ENGL Literature course
HUMN 2113 - Humanities I: Prehistory through the Middle Ages (H)  
HUMN 2223 - Humanities II: Renaissance to the Early 20th Century (H)  
Any World Language course
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
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ART 1063 - Art History Survey II (H)  
HIST 1063 - Modern Western Civilization (H)  
RELG 1113 - Introduction to Religious Studies (H)  
World Language course (2nd semester of same language)
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ECON 2013 - Principles of Macroeconomics (S)  
HIST 1073 - Twentieth Century World History (H) (I)  
HUMN 2323 - Humanities III: Early 20th Century to the Present (H)  
PHIL 2133 - Introduction to Ethical Thinking (H)  
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
ECON 2023 - Principles of Microeconomics (S)  
HUMN 2883 - Cultural Identities and the Arts in America (H)  
PHIL 2163 - Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science (H)  
SOCI 2113 - Social Problems in America (S)  
3
General Education Humanities.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2333 - Humanities: Literature and Film (H)  
HUMN 2443 - Art of Film (H)  
HUMN 2613 - International Film (H,I)  
HUMN 2663 - Hollywood’s America (H)  
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
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 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
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
HUMN 2553 - Introduction to American Humanities (H)  
NAMS 2113 - Native American Cultures (H)  
RELG 1213 - Religions of the World: The Eastern Tradition (H) (I)  
SOCI 2713 - Aging, Death and Dying (S)  
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
COMM 2053 - Intercultural Communication (H) (I)  
HIST 2333 - African-American History (H)  
HUMN 2773 - American Popular Culture (H)  
POLS 2013 - Introduction to Comparative Governments  
3
Elective.  The following courses are recommended:
NAMS 2343 - Native American History (H)  
PSYC 2023 - Developmental Psychology  
PHIL 2143 - Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy (H)  
RELG 2173 - Religion and Society (H)  
3
Elective.  The following coures are recommended:
Any ENGL Literature course
ENGL 2493 - Introduction to Creative Writing  
PSYC 2053 - Social Psychology  
RELG 2233 - Religion in America (H)  
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.