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Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies
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Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

Total Credit Hours: 61-62


About Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies


The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies is designed to provide a broad-based interdisciplinary education to prepare students who want to pursue a four-year degree. Courses include core subjects such as English, Math, Science, Social Sciences, the Arts, and languages.


General Education Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

MA___

Mathematics Requirement

3-4

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

SI103/    103L

Introduction to Marine Biology/ Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory

4

Social and Behavioral Sciences (Choose 1)

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

Humanities and Fine Arts (Choose 1)

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese

CH 110

Chamorro I

Total

20-21

Technical Requirements

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 111

Writing for Research

3

EN 125

Introduction to Speech

3

EN 210

Introduction to Literature

3

TH 101

Introduction to Theater

3

PI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

SI 110/ 110L

Environmental Biology/ Environmental Biology Laboratory

4

EC 110

Principles of Economics

3

Global Studies (Choose 1)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HI 121

History of World Civilizations I

3

HI 122

History of World Civilizations II

HM 201

Social Welfare & Development

Modern Language (Choose 1 - must be continuation of General Education language choice)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

JA 111

Intermediate Japanese

CH 111

Chamorro II

Personal Development (Choose 1)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HL 202

Nutrition

3

PY 100

Personal Adjustment

Regional Studies (Choose 1)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

HM 110

Introduction to Community Services

Electives (6 credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

 

Elective

6

 

Elective

Total

41

Program Total

61-62


Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.
 
Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.
 
The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.
 
Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.
 
Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the technical requirements of a student’s specific degree program.
 
The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.
 

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

 

General Education Requirements

English Composition (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

EN 110

Freshman Composition

3

EN 111

Writing for Research

Mathematics (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

MA 110A

Finite Mathematics

3

MA 161A

College Algebra & Trigonometry I

4

MA 161B

College Algebra & Trigonometry II

4

Natural & Physical Sciences (4-6 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SI 101/101L

Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1)

4

SI 103/103L

Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 105/105L

Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 110/110L

Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)

4

SI 130A/B

Anatomy & Physiology I (3) Anatomy & Physiology II (3)

6

SI 141

Applied Physics I

4

Social &Behavioral Sciences (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

SO 130

Introduction to Sociology

3

PY 120

General Psychology

PY 125

Interpersonal Relations

PY 100

Personal Adjustment

HI 121

History of World Civilization I

HI 122

History of World Civilization II

Computer Literacy (3 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

CS 151

Windows Applications

3

CS 152

Macintosh Applications

Humanities and Fine Arts (3-4 Credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

ASL 100

American Sign Language I

4

ASL 110

American Sign Language II

4

CH 110

Chamorro I

4

CH 111

Chamorro II

4

JA 110

Beginning Japanese I

4

JA 111

Beginning Japanese II

4

EN125

Introduction to Human Communication and Speech

3

EN 210

Introduction to Literature

3

HU 120

Pacific Cultures

3

HU 220

Guam Cultures & Legends

3

PI 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

VC 101

Introduction to Visual Communications

3

TH 101

Introduction to the Theater

3

Minimum General Education Requirements

19




Upon successful completion of the AA in Liberal Studies program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an ability to connect knowledge of human culture and the natural world to a variety of disciplines and perspectives.
  2. Demonstrate effective reasoning, problem solving, critical thinking, and creative achievement, and an inclination to life-long inquiry and the pursuit of learning.
  3. Identify and articulate the intellectual, ethical, cultural, and social qualities essential for leadership in a changing global community through awareness and respect for cultures diverse in thought, values, and beliefs.

TH101 Introduction to Theater

This course is designed to provide a basic introduction to the study of theatre. It explores theatre as a fine art and how theatre practitioners work.  Course lectures include theatre history and production practices.  Attendance at a local theatre production is recommended. Students will collaborate in the making of a short, fully-realized production.

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EN111 Writing for Research

This course builds on the content covered in EN 110.  Emphasis is placed on academic research processes and writing.  Students will develop information literacy skills to access both primary and secondary sources. Students will also engage in critical analyses of print, electronic, and observational data.  

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EN210 Introduction to Literature

This course is designed to familiarize students with the major division of literature: fiction, poetry, and drama. Students will develop an understanding of and appreciation for literary elements.

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Associate of Science in Visual Communications

The Associate of Science in Visual Communications focuses on the creative elements in the world of technology. Three major areas are addressed in this program: print, video and interactive media. Although the areas of study are different in delivery, they incorporate skills that are common to all.  The curriculum is geared towards training students to enter the professional industry.

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Associate of Science in Supervision & Management

The Supervision and Management program prepares students for entry-level positions and employment in the field of supervision and management. The program is designed for students who want to learn, update and augment existing knowledge and skills and/or acquire cutting-edge technical and managerial skills; it is also designed for current and future leaders, supervisors, and managers who desire the latest skills to be effective and productive in their respective fields.

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Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting

The Certificate in Sign Language Interpreting is designed to train individuals to become Sign Language Interpreters and facilitators of communication for the Deaf. The program combines theoretical and practical learning experiences that will further develop the students’ linguistic knowledge and understanding of American Sign Language (ASL), as well as their awareness of Deaf culture

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