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Liberal Arts - AA

The hallmark of a liberal arts education is the preparation it gives the student for lifelong learning and personal enhancement. While technical skills may become obsolete over time, skills gained through liberal arts coursework will not. Almost every profession requires the student to communicate, write, solve social problems, adapt to new situations, analyze information, and interact with a variety of people. These are skills assembled through liberal arts and are of great value to any employer.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2015-2018 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 61 Credit Hours

General Education Core (36 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (9 credit hours)
ENG111 Freshman Composition I 3
ENG115 Freshman Composition II 3
SPCH111 Public Speaking 3
Area II. Mathematics (4 credit hours)
MATH180 College Algebra 4
Area III. Laboratory Science (8 credit hours)
CHEM111 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM112 General Chemistry II 4
BIO111 General Biology II 4
BIO201 Medical Microbiology 4
BIO217 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO110 General Biology I 4
BIO218 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO105 Biology for Non-Majors 4
CHEM105 Introduction to Chemistry 4
ENVS102 Environmental Science 4
GEOL101 Survey of Earth Science 4
GEOL202 Earth History 4
PHYS111 Introduction to Physics 4
PHYS115 General Physics I 4
PHYS116 General Physics II 4
PHYS161 Calculus Physics I 4
PHYS162 Calculus Physics II 4
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credit hours)
ANTH103 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANTH221 Cultures of the World 3
ECON208 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON209 Principles of Microeconomics 3
POLS151 American National Government 3
POLS167 State and Local Government 3
PSYC101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area V. Humanities and Fine Arts (9 credit hours)
ART110 Introduction to Art 3
HIST220 History of New Mexico 3
HIST101 Western Civilization to 1500 3
HIST102 Western Civilization from 1500 3
HIST161 American History to 1865 3
ART210 Art History 3
HIST162 American History from 1865 3
MUS108 Music Appreciation 3
MUS208 Music History 3
PHIL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
THEO222 History of Christianity 3
THEO232 World Religions 3
THTR110 Introduction to Theater 3
Any 100 or 200 level literature course is accepted.

Program Requirement (3 credit hours)
HD260 Critical Thinking & Prob Solving 3

Related Studies (3 credit hours)
CSA150 Computer Fundamentals 3

Approved Electives (19 credit hours)
MUS208 Music History 3
ART106 Introduction to Drawing 3
ENG121 Intro to Creative Wrtng/Fiction 3
ENG140 Modern Literature: The American 3
ENG220 Short Fiction 3
ART146 Drawing II 3
HIST220 History of New Mexico 3
MUS108 Music Appreciation 3
PSYC258 Abnormal Psychology 3
SPAN101 Beginning Spanish I 3
SPAN102 Beginning Spanish II 3
SPCH112 Interpersonal Communication 3
SPCH212 Organizational Communication 3
THTR125 Acting I 3
Note: No more than one credit hour in physical education may be used to satisfy the 22 credit hour approved electives requirement. Courses may only be used once to satisfy any general education core, program and approved elective requirements. Additional approved elective courses can be selected from Area IV and V of LCC’s General Education Core Curriculum. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their LCC advisor for proper advising and course selection.