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Liberal Arts - AA

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts teaches effective oral and written communication concepts. Students will gain the ability to identify and define problems and tasks, the ability to think independently and creatively as well as the ability to organize ideas and create solutions. It allows students to use the degree as either a stand-alone or a transfer degree. This AA degree provides students transferring to four-year schools with the curriculum needed for the first two years of a baccalaureate study and will offer the skills and attributes essential in a competitive job market. The general education core completed in the process of this degree meets industry standards and is also accepted by all New Mexico state colleges and universities.

Degree Requirements

The follow degree requirements are for the 2019-2021 Catalog. For other catalogs, please see Catalogs

Minimum of 60 Credit Hours

General Education Core (31 credit hours)
Area I. Communications (9 credit hours)
COMM1130 Public Speaking 3
COMM2120 Interpersonal Communication 3
ENGL1110 Composition I 3
ENGL1120 Composition II 3
Area II. Mathematics (3 credit hours)
MATH1220 College Algebra 4
MATH1350 Introduction to Statistics 3
Area III. Laboratory Science (4 credit hours)
Area IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 credit hours)
Area V. Humanities (3 credit hours)
Area VI. Creative and Fine Arts (3 credit hours)
Area VII. Electives (6 credit hours)
Elective 1 – any additional course from areas III or IV Elective 2 – any additional course from any area in the General Education Core

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

Related Studies (3 credit hours)
BCIS1110 Intro to Information Systems 3

Approved Electives (23 credit hours)
ARTS1610 Drawing I 3
ARTS2610 Drawing II 3
BUSA1110 Introduction to Business 3
CJUS1110 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
COMM2120 Interpersonal Communication 3
CS105 Introduction to Computer Science 3
ENG140 Modern Literature: The AmericanNovel Since 1945 3
ENGL2310 Intro to Creative Writing 3
ENGL2380 Intro to Short Fiction 3
FDMA1545 Intrdctn to Digital Photography& Digital Imaging 3
HIST2110 Survey of New Mexico History 3
MMC101 Intrdn to Mass Media Cmnctns 3
MMC161 Introduction to Film History 3
MUSC1130 Music Appreciation: WesternMusic 3
MUSC1210 Fundamentals of Music forNon-Majors 3
PHIL1115 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PSYC2210 Abnormal Psychology 3
SPAN1110 Spanish I 3
SPAN1120 Spanish II 3
THEA1220 Beginning Acting 3
No more than one credit hour in physical education and no more than one course in Vocational Trades may be used to satisfy the 23 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 I, IV, V and VI of LCC’s General Education Core Curriculum. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their LCC advisor for proper advising and course selection.
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