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Associate in Arts Degree

Associate in Arts

General information for all A.A. degree seekers

Effective Fall 2014 (for students who enrolled before Fall 2014, consult this degree plan)

MCC's Associate in Arts degree provides a well-rounded educational foundation that prepares students to select appropriate majors/career paths, helps them transfer and successfully complete baccalaureate degrees.

Students who plan to earn an Associate in Arts degree should meet with an advisor or counselor to make sure they're taking the right classes. This degree prepares them for further study in any of the following areas:

Anthropology Mass Communications
Art Mathematics
Biology Music
Business Nursing
Chemistry Philosophy
Criminal Justice Physical Education
Economics Physics
Education Political Science
English Psychology
Foreign Language Social Work
Geography Sociology
Geology Communications and Theater Arts
History Teacher Education
  Journalism

    Associate in Arts Degree

                COLL 100 First Year Seminar - 1 credit

General Education Requirements:

American Institutions - 3 credits

Choose one of the following:

HIST 120 United States History to 1865
HIST 121 United States History Since 1865
POLS 136 Introduction to  American National Politics
POLS 137 Introduction to State and Local Politics

If a student has not completed one course which is the equivalent to one of the above courses at a Missouri institution of higher education, the student must satisfy the Missouri Constitution requirement by completing POLS 153.

Communications - 9 credits

Complete the following:

ENGL 101 Composition and Reading I and
ENGL 102 Composition and Reading II

COMM 100 Fundamentals of Speech or
COMM 102 Fundamentals of Human Communication

Humanities - 3 credits

Choose one of the following:

        PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy

        PHIL 200 Logic

        PHIL 203 Ethics

        ENGL 218 Introduction to Literature

        ENGL 220 British Literature to 1750

        ENGL 221 British Literature 1750 - Present

        ENGL 222 American Literature to 1860

        ENGL 223 American Literature 1860 - Present

        ENGL 268 Women's Literature

Mathematics - 3 credits

Complete the following: MATH 115 or MATH 119 or MATH 120 or higher math course

Sciences - 7-10 credits

Complete two courses, one with a lab.

LAB: BIOL 101, 102, 104, 106, 110, 123, 124, 202, 208, 210, 214; CHEM 101, 105, 107, 111, 112, 205, 221, 222; GEOG 104, GEOG 110; GEOL 101, 102; PHYS 101L, 106L, 130, 131, 220, 221

Non LAB: BIOL 132; PHYS 101, 106

 

Western Civilization - 3 credits

Choose one of the following:

HIST 133 Foundations of Western Civilization

HIST 134 Modern Western Civilization

Social Sciences - 3 credits

Choose one of the following:

      ANTH 100 General Anthropology

      ANTH 110 Cultural Anthropology

      PSYC 140 General Psychology

      SOCI 160 Sociology

      ECON 210 Macroeconomics

      ECON 211 Microeconomics

     

Humanities Appreciation - 3 credits

Choose one of the following courses.
ARAB 101; ART 108, 150, 151; CHIN 101; All French; German courses; MUSI 108, MUSI 160; SIGN 101,SIGN 102;  SPAN 101, 102, 203, 204; THEA 106

Common Core Electives -   8 credits --(Missouri Transfer Library): Please connect with an advisor.  Common Core electives may vary.

ANTH 100; ART 108, 110; BIOL 101; COMM 100; ECON 210, 211; FREN 101, 102; HIST 120, 121, 133, 134; MATH 115, 120, 180; MUSI 108;  PHIL 100; PHYS 106L; POLS 136; PSYC 140; SOCI 160; SPAN 101, 102

Total General Education credit hours - 42 credits  

The above requirements constitute the 42-credit hour block that upon completion will transfer by state policy in its entirety to any public college or university in Missouri and to those private colleges or universities that are signatories to the Missouri Credit Transfer Agreement.

General Degree Requirements:

Global Diversity  3 credits

ANTH 110, ANTH 140;ART 108; BIOL 238, 239; COMM 233; ENGL 220, 221, 240, 254, 256, 260, 264, 265, 267, 268; GEOG 105, GEOG 113; HIST 130, 140, 145, 150; HUMN 103, 140, 141, 145, 165; MUSI 116, 160; PHIL 102; POLS 234; PSYC 143, 220; SOCI 163, 164, 210, 171; SOSC 171. SPAN 207,212, 214, 216, 218

Computer Science Requirement:  3 credits (Choose one of the following)

CSIS 115 Computer Concepts and Applications (or test out) or  CSIS 116, 123, 128, 129, 130, 141, 143, 151, 161, 162, 170, 172, 174, 175, 177, 178, 182, 250 and EDUC 280 - 3 credits

 

Recommended Electives in Emphasis Areas for the Associate in Arts Degree (11 credits)

A student may take any 100 level course or above to satisfy the elective requirements for the AA. Courses designated with * could be used to fulfill the general education requirements, or elective requirements, but the same course cannot be used to fulfill both.  Recommended electives are lists of suggested courses designed to help students gain expertise in a specific area of study while pursuing the AA.  These courses are not guaranteed to transfer.  Students should consult with advisors at MCC and the receiving institutions.  No more than 4 credits from PHED and 4 credits from MUSI can be used to fulfill this requirement.

International Studies recommended electives:

*Foreign Language 101 - Any Foreign Language I

*Foreign Language 102 - Any Foreign Language II

HUMN 103 Introduction to International Studies

GEOG 105 World Geography

*Foreign Language: any 2 courses in the same language; courses can begin with 101 or higher.  Choose as many courses from this list as needed to fulfill the elective requirement: ANTH 110; BIOL 238, 239; COMM 228, 233; ENGL 254, 255, 256; HIST 145, 221; MUSI 160; PHIL 102; POLS 234

 Business recommended electives:

BSAD 101 Accounting Principles I

BSAD 102 Accounting Principles II

BSAD 270 Legal Environment of Business

ECON 210 Macroeconomics

ECON 211 Microeconomics

MATH 115

ART recommended electives:

ART 100 Fundamentals

ART 110 Drawing I

ART 150 Art History I

ART 150 Art History II

Choose one COLOR course from the following:

ART 105 Digital Foundations

ART 123 Color Theory

ART 138 Digital Photography

ART 220 Painting I

ART 247 Digital Imaging

ART 250 Printmaking

ART 254 Screen Printing

Choose one 3-Dimensional course from the following:

ART 141 Jewelry

ART 142 Fibers

ART 170 Ceramics

ART 230 Sculpture

Suggested Capstone Course:

ART 263 Art Portfolio (one credit hour)

Social Work recommended electives

SOWK 100 Introduction to Social Work

SOWK 201 Social Work Field Experience

SOWK 203 Social Work Seminar

SOWK 220 Social Welfare: Past and Present

SOWK 275 Dynamics of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

Criminal Justice recommended electives:

CRJU 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice

CRJU 105 American Corrections

CRJU 165 Criminology

CRJU 169 Family Violence & Sexual Abuse

CRJU 203 Criminal Investigation I

CRJU 223 Criminal Law I

 

Total Credit Hours Required - 60

  • All courses must be at least 100 level or higher
  • Courses can only be used once to meet degree requirements
  • Students who are waived from CSIS 115 or COLL 100 will have additional elective hours
  • Students earn a General Education Certificate by completing the Core 42.  These hours are accepted at most Missouri public institutions of higher education as meeting the general education requirements"
  • A student may apply up to four credits selected from music performance courses and up to four hours of credit from physical education activity courses.

Total credits required for the A.A. degree - 60 credits

Last Modified: 10/26/15