The Associate in Arts degree is designed for transfer to four-year institutions and intended for students majoring in Art/Graphic Arts, Business, Communications, Criminal Justice, Economics, English, Foreign Languages, History, Liberal Arts, Mass Communication, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, and Theatre. Consult with a counselor for specific guidelines on choosing courses.

I. College Requirements

A. Semester Hours
A total of 60 semester hours or more completed as specified in the following sections.

B. Grade Points
A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C average) in all course work taken, regular student status and in good standing.

C. Academic Residency
Meet the college’s academic residency requirement: a minimum of 15 semester hours in courses must have been achieved at Waubonsee, excluding credit by proficiency.

II. General Education Requirements
Waubonsee’s requirements conform to IAI General Education Core Curriculum guidelines. Courses listed in section II match Waubonsee’s IAI website as of March 2017. (Courses are 3 sem hrs unless indicated.)
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A. Communications

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Communications: COM 100
English: ENG 101* and 102*

B. Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select courses from at least two of the following disciplines. Courses in bold identify Non-Western and Diversity options: N indicates non-Western; D indicates diversity.

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Anthropology: ANT 101 (N), 102, 110
Economics: ECN 100, 201, 202
Geography: GEO 120 (N), 220 (N), 235 (N)
History**: HIS 101 (N), 102 (N), 121, 122, 205 (N), 215 (N), 225 (N), 235 (N)
Political Science: PSC 100, 220, 240, 260
Psychology: PSY 100, 205, 215, 220, 226, 235
Sociology: SOC 100, 120 (D), 130, 210, 230 (D)

C. Physical and Life Sciences
Select at least one course from Physical Sciences and one course from Life Sciences. Select at least one lab course. (L indicates lab course.)

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Physical Sciences
Astronomy: AST 100, 105 (4-L)
Chemistry: CHM 100, 101 (1-L), 102, 103 (1-L), 121 (4-L)
Earth Science: ESC 100, 101 (1-L), 110, 120 (4-L), 125, 130
Geography: GEO 121 (4-L)
Geology: GLG 100, 101 (1-L), 102 (4-L),103,120
Physics: PHY 103, 104 (1-L), 111 (4-L), 221 (5-L)

Life Sciences
Biology: BIO 100, 101 (1-L), 102, 103 (1-L), 110, 111 (1-L), 120 (4-L), 122 (4-L)

D. Mathematics

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Mathematics: MTH 101, 102, 107, 131 (4), 132 (4), 202, 210, 211 (4), 233 (4)

E. Humanities and Fine Arts
Select at least one course from Humanities and one course from Fine Arts. Courses in bold identify Non-Western and Diversity options: N indicates non-Western; D indicates diversity

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Humanities
English: ENG 211, 212, 215, 220 (D), 221, 222, 225, 226, 229, 230, 235, 240, 245, 255 (D)
Film Studies: FLM 270***
French: FRE 202
German: GER 202
History**: HIS 111, 112, 125
Humanities***: HUM 101, 102 (N), 201, 202
Philosophy: PHL 100, 101, 105, 110, 120 (N), 201, 202
Religious Studies: RLG 120 (N)
Spanish: SPN 202, 205, 215

Fine Arts
Art: ART 100, 101, 102, 103 (N), 104, 105 (D),106
Film Studies: FLM 250, 260, 270***
Humanities***: HUM 101, 102 (N), 201
Music: MUS 100, 101 (N), 102
Theatre: THE 100, 130 (D)

III. Additional College Requirements
Note: Students should consult with a counselor to determine foreign language requirements at the four-year school to which they intend to transfer. Bachelor of Arts degrees typically require a foreign language for graduation.

A. Social Awareness/Personal Growth

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College Success Topics: COL 100 (2),101 (1),102 (1), 105(2), 110, 131 (1)
Disability Studies: DIS 101, 110
Foreign Language/Sign Language: CHN 101, 102; FRE 101, 102, 201, 202; GER 101, 102, 201, 202; JPN 101, 102; SGN 101, 102; SPN 101, 102, 103, 110, 111, 201, 202, 205, 211, 215
Health Education: HED 100
Kinesiology/Physical Education: activity courses: KPE 108 - 146 (0.5-1)
Music Ensembles: MUS 160 (1), 161 (1), 162 (1), 164 (1), 166 (1), 170 (1), 171 (1), 172 (1), 175 (1), 176 (1.5), 266 (1)
Peace Studies: IDS 210, 220
Sustainability: SUS 101

B. Non-Western and Diversity
One course satisfying degree requirements must have a non-Western (N) or diversity (D) emphasis. These courses are highlighted in bold in the General Education Requirements Social and Behavioral Sciences (item II.B.) and Humanities and Fine Arts (item II.E.). This is not an additional credit hour requirement.

IV. Area of Concentration/Elective Requirements
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