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Associate of Arts - Associate of Arts Degree

60 Credits
NA 3805/NA 8005
Degree Description

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is awarded for successful completion of a 60 semester credit program in Liberal Arts & Sciences and is intended primarily for students who plan to transfer to another college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree.  Although no specific major is listed in conjunction with this degree, students may choose to concentrate in a particular field of study in preparation for a planned major or professional emphasis at a four-year college or university.  An AA degree must include the entire 40-credit Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC) specified below, which, pursuant to Minnesota statute, must transfer to any institution in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System or to the University of Minnesota.  Students are strongly encouraged to develop an educational plan with their academic advisor and the Transfer Specialist to assure that AA degree and pre-major requirements are fulfilled.

To view the Associate in Arts website, please browse to:

http://www.southcentral.edu/liberal-arts-and-sciences/liberal-arts-a-sciences-program-description.html

General Requirements

MINNESOTA TRANSFER CURRICULUM

Completing the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) requirement alone satisfies the lower division general education requirement at all Minnesota two and four-year public colleges and universities.

To complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum students must:

  1. Complete all ten goals.
  2. Complete at least 40 college-level credits from courses listed within the ten goal areas MnTC.
  3. Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and a 67% completion rate in coursework completed at South Central College.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE / GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

Complete a total of 60 semester credits numbered 100 and above (college level) as described below:

  1. Complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
  2. Complete the FYE 100 First Year Experience course (1 credit) within the first three semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer) of attendance at South Central College. This course is required for all A.A. students unless the student has:
    • Completed 24 college level credits at another institution or in another SCC program before transferring to the AA program
    • Taken a First Year Experience course at another accredited college
  3. Complete the Capstone course after the completion of at least 40 credits (1 credit)
  4. Complete electives to meet 60 semester credits (Up to 16 credits can be from technical/career courses)
  5. Complete at least one (1) credit in a health and wellness course
  6. Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a 67% completion rate
  7. Earn a GPA of 2.0 or higher in MnTC coursework.

NOTE: Credits from repeated courses count only once

Admission Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester


Offered on the Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
The course requirements listed below are specific to the 2018-2019 school year. If you need to view the program from previous years view our Catalog Archive.

Goal Area 1 - Oral and Written Communication

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 1. To complete the goal, students must complete ENGL 100 and one COMM course from COMM 100, 110, 120 or 140.

PART A
ENGL100 Composition (4 Credits)

PART B
COMM100 Introduction to Human Communication (3 Credits)
Or
COMM110 Public Speaking (3 Credits)
Or
COMM120 Small Group Communication (3 Credits)
Or
COMM140 Interpersonal Communication (3 Credits)

Goal Area 2 - Critical Thinking

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 2. Complete all 9 other MNTC goal areas OR select one course.
CHEM101 The Chemistry of Everything (3 Credits)
CHEM110 Chemistry for the Health Sciences (4 Credits)
CRTK100 Critical Thinking (3 Credits)
HUM 100 Critical Thinking (3 Credits)
PHIL130 Logic (4 Credits)
PHIL150 Medical Ethics (3 Credits)
PHIL215 Business Ethics (3 Credits)
MASS110 Introduction to Mass Communication (4 Credits)
CAP 250 Associate of Arts Capstone Class (1 Credit)

Goal Area 3 - Natural Sciences

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 3. To compelte the goal, students must select at least two courses from two different disciplines.
BIOL100 Introduction to Biology (4 Credits)
BIOL101 Introduction to Ecology (4 Credits)
BIOL106 Introduction to Cell Biology (3 Credits)
BIOL110 Biology of Disease (3 Credits)
BIOL115 General Biology I (4 Credits)
BIOL116 General Biology II (4 Credits)
BIOL152 Tropical Rain Forest Ecology (4 Credits)
BIOL162 Human Biology (4 Credits)
BIOL220 Human Anatomy (4 Credits)
BIOL225 Anatomy and Physiology I (4 Credits)
BIOL230 Human Physiology (4 Credits)
BIOL235 Anatomy and Physiology II (4 Credits)
BIOL240 Pathophysiology (3 Credits)
BIOL270 Microbiology (4 Credits)
CHEM101 The Chemistry of Everything (3 Credits)
CHEM108 Introduction to Chemistry (4 Credits)
CHEM110 Chemistry for the Health Sciences (4 Credits)
CHEM120 Principles of Chemistry I (5 Credits)
CHEM121 Principles of Chemistry II (5 Credits)
GEOG101 Introduction to Physical Geography (3 Credits)
GEOG104 Introduction to Weather and Climate (3 Credits)
PHYS101 Introductory Physics (3 Credits)
PHYS211 Principles in Physics I (4 Credits)
PHYS212 Principles in Physics II (4 Credits)
PHYS221 General Physics I (4 Credits)
PHYS222 General Physics II (4 Credits)

Goal Area 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 4. To complete the goal, students must complete one course.
MATH115 Concepts in Math (4 Credits)
MATH120 College Algebra (4 Credits)
MATH125 Trigonometry (3 Credits)
MATH130 Pre-Calculus (4 Credits)
MATH131 Calculus I (4 Credits)
MATH132 Calculus II (4 Credits)
MATH154 Elementary Statistics (4 Credits)
MATH231 Ordinary Differential Equations (4 Credits)
MATH233 Multivariable Calculus (4 Credits)
MATH240 Elementary Linear Algebra (4 Credits)
PHIL130 Logic (4 Credits)

Goal Area 5 - History and Social Sciences

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 5. To complete the goal, students must complete at least two courses from two different disciplines.
ANTH100 Introduction to Anthropology (4 Credits)
ANTH121 Cultural Anthropology (4 Credits)
ECON110 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
ECON120 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credits)
ECON130 Economics of Public Issues (3 Credits)
ETHN101 American Racial Minorities (3 Credits)
ETHN110 The Immigrant Experience (3 Credits)
GEOG100 Elements of Geography (3 Credits)
GEOG103 Introduction to Cultural Geography (3 Credits)
GEOG200 Special Topics in Geography: (3 Credits)
HIST120 U.S. History I (4 Credits)
HIST121 U. S. History II (4 Credits)
HIST160 World History I (4 Credits)
HIST161 World History II: The Rise of the West (4 Credits)
HIST162 World History III: The Twentieth Century (4 Credits)
HIST205 Special Topics in History: (1 - 4 Credits)
POL 110 American Government (3 Credits)
PSYC100 Introduction to Psychology (4 Credits)
PSYC110 Lifespan Psychology (3 Credits)
PSYC140 Psychology of Positive Adjustment (4 Credits)
PSYC210 Social Psychology (4 Credits)
PSYC220 Health Psychology (4 Credits)
PSYC230 Abnormal Psychology (4 Credits)
PSYC240 Child and Adolescent Psychology (4 Credits)
PSYC250 Industrial Organizational Psychology (4 Credits)
PSYC280 Special Topics in Psychology: (4 Credits)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 Credits)
SOC 106 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4 Credits)
SOC 110 Social Problems (3 Credits)
SOC 201 Marriage and Family (3 Credits)
SOC 205 Special Topics in Sociology: (3 Credits)
SOC 206 Juvenile Delinquency (3 Credits)
SOC 210 Social Stratification - Who Gets What and Why? (3 Credits)
SOC 251 Criminology and Criminal Behavior (4 Credits)
SOC 259 Drugs and Society (3 Credits)
SOWK100 Introduction to Social Work (3 Credits)
SOWK105 Social Welfare Services (3 Credits)
SOWK110 Community Social Service Projects (3 Credits)
SOWK115 Social Welfare Services (4 Credits)

Goal Area 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 6. To complete the goal, students must select at least two courses from two different disciplines.
ART 100 Art Appreciation (3 Credits)
ART 110 Art Structure (3 Credits)
ART 115 Three Dimensional Design (3 Credits)
ART 120 Metal Art (3 Credits)
ART 125 Sculpture (3 Credits)
ART 130 Painting (3 Credits)
ART 135 Introduction to Watercolor (3 Credits)
ART 140 Digital Photography (3 Credits)
ART 145 Mixed-Media (3 Credits)
ART 150 Drawing I (3 Credits)
ART 155 Visual Narrative (3 Credits)
ART 165 Public Art (3 Credits)
ART 170 Digital Video Production (3 Credits)
ART 180 Digital Photography 2 (3 Credits)
ART 201 Art History I (3 Credits)
ART 202 Art History II (3 Credits)
ART 240 Digital Photography 2 (3 Credits)
ART 250 Drawing II (3 Credits)
ART 270 Digital Video Production 2 (3 Credits)
ENGL110 Introduction to Literature (4 Credits)
ENGL111 Introduction to Film (4 Credits)
ENGL120 Human Diversity in Literature and Film (4 Credits)
ENGL130 World Literature and Film (4 Credits)
ENGL140 British Literature (4 Credits)
ENGL150 Introduction to Poetry (4 Credits)
ENGL160 Introduction to Short Story (4 Credits)
ENGL205 Special Topics in Literature & Film: (4 Credits)
ENGL206 Children's Literature (4 Credits)
ENGL208 African American Literature (4 Credits)
ENGL210 Introduction to Creative Writing (4 Credits)
ENGL220 Creative Writing: Fiction (4 Credits)
ENGL230 Creative Writing: Screen Writing (4 Credits)
HUM 111 Introduction to Film (4 Credits)
HUM 121 Introduction to the Humanities (4 Credits)
HUM 122 Introduction to Humanities II (4 Credits)
HUM 130 China: Cultural Tradition and Change (3 Credits)
HUM 150 Global Connections Travel Seminar (1 Credit)
HUM 205 Special Topics in the Humanities: (1 - 4 Credits)
HUM 250 Global Connections Travel Seminar II (1 - 3 Credits)
PHIL105 World Religions (4 Credits)
PHIL110 Philosophy and Popular Culture (3 Credits)
PHIL115 Global Philosophies (3 Credits)
PHIL205 Special Topics in Philosophy: (1 - 3 Credits)
MUSC100 Music in the Global Culture (3 Credits)
MUSC121 Class Guitar (2 Credits)
MUSC131 Music Theory 1 (2 Credits)
And
MUSC141 Vocal Ensemble - Concert Choir (1 Credit)
THTR100 Introduction to Theater (3 Credits)
THTR110 Introduction to Acting I (3 Credits)

Goal Area 7 - Human Diversity

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 7. To complete the goal, students must complete one course.
AIS 112 Native American Perspectives (4 Credits)
AIS 120 Dakota Culture, History and Language (3 Credits)
ANTH121 Cultural Anthropology (4 Credits)
ART 155 Visual Narrative (3 Credits)
ASL 101 American Sign Language 1 (3 Credits)
COMM130 Intercultural Communication (3 Credits)
ENGL120 Human Diversity in Literature and Film (4 Credits)
ENGL208 African American Literature (4 Credits)
ETHN110 The Immigrant Experience (3 Credits)
HIST120 U.S. History I (4 Credits)
HIST121 U. S. History II (4 Credits)
PHIL100 Ethics in Society (3 Credits)
PSYC110 Lifespan Psychology (3 Credits)
PSYC230 Abnormal Psychology (4 Credits)
PSYC240 Child and Adolescent Psychology (4 Credits)
PSYC250 Industrial Organizational Psychology (4 Credits)
SOC 110 Social Problems (3 Credits)
SOC 201 Marriage and Family (3 Credits)
SOWK100 Introduction to Social Work (3 Credits)
SOWK105 Social Welfare Services (3 Credits)
SOWK110 Community Social Service Projects (3 Credits)
SOWK115 Social Welfare Services (4 Credits)

Goal Area 8 - Global Perspective

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 8. To complete the goal, students must complete one course.
ANTH100 Introduction to Anthropology (4 Credits)
ART 201 Art History I (3 Credits)
ART 202 Art History II (3 Credits)
ASL 101 American Sign Language 1 (3 Credits)
COMM130 Intercultural Communication (3 Credits)
ENGL130 World Literature and Film (4 Credits)
GEOG100 Elements of Geography (3 Credits)
GEOG103 Introduction to Cultural Geography (3 Credits)
GEOG105 World Regional Geography (3 Credits)
HIST160 World History I (4 Credits)
HIST161 World History II: The Rise of the West (4 Credits)
HIST162 World History III: The Twentieth Century (4 Credits)
HIST205 Special Topics in History: (1 - 4 Credits)
HUM 122 Introduction to Humanities II (4 Credits)
HUM 130 China: Cultural Tradition and Change (3 Credits)
HUM 150 Global Connections Travel Seminar (1 Credit)
HUM 250 Global Connections Travel Seminar II (1 - 3 Credits)
MUSC100 Music in the Global Culture (3 Credits)
PSYC210 Social Psychology (4 Credits)
PHIL105 World Religions (4 Credits)
PHIL115 Global Philosophies (3 Credits)
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 Credits)
SOC 210 Social Stratification - Who Gets What and Why? (3 Credits)
SOLA100 Somali Language I (4 Credits)
SOLA102 Somali Language II (4 Credits)
SPAN105 Elementary Spanish I (4 Credits)
SPAN110 Elementary Spanish II (4 Credits)
SPAN205 Intermediate Spanish (4 Credits)

Goal Area 9 - Ethical and Civic Responsibility

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 9. To complete the goal, students must complete one course.
AIS 120 Dakota Culture, History and Language (3 Credits)
COMM110 Public Speaking (3 Credits)
ECON110 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 Credits)
ECON120 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credits)
ECON130 Economics of Public Issues (3 Credits)
ENGL115 Global Peace and Social Justice (4 Credits)
ETHN101 American Racial Minorities (3 Credits)
ETHN110 The Immigrant Experience (3 Credits)
MASS110 Introduction to Mass Communication (4 Credits)
PHIL100 Ethics in Society (3 Credits)
PHIL150 Medical Ethics (3 Credits)
PHIL210 Environmental Ethics (3 Credits)
PHIL215 Business Ethics (3 Credits)
POL 110 American Government (3 Credits)
PSYC140 Psychology of Positive Adjustment (4 Credits)
SOC 106 Introduction to Criminal Justice (4 Credits)
SOC 205 Special Topics in Sociology: (3 Credits)
SOC 206 Juvenile Delinquency (3 Credits)
SOC 251 Criminology and Criminal Behavior (4 Credits)
SOC 259 Drugs and Society (3 Credits)

Goal Area 10 - People and the Environment

The following courses apply to MNTC Goal 10. To complete the goal, students must complete one course.
AIS 112 Native American Perspectives (4 Credits)
BIOL101 Introduction to Ecology (4 Credits)
BIOL152 Tropical Rain Forest Ecology (4 Credits)
GEOG101 Introduction to Physical Geography (3 Credits)
GEOG104 Introduction to Weather and Climate (3 Credits)
GEOG105 World Regional Geography (3 Credits)
HHP 101 Health and the Environment (3 Credits)
PHIL210 Environmental Ethics (3 Credits)
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.