2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
  
    Oct 28, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Liberal Arts and Sciences (HB57)


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Liberal education is intended to sharpen intelligence and to foster growth of personal values. The suggested liberal arts and sciences sequences outlined below provide the broad foundation for those students who plan to transfer for a bachelor’s degree. The program may also be used as a basis in professional studies such as education, medicine and health, dentistry, pharmacy, law, or business administration. For graduation, students must complete coursework totaling not less than sixty-one (61) credit hours.

Because students need to be aware of specific requirements of those colleges to which they hope to transfer, the Liberal Arts and Sciences Program requires that students seek the advice of a college counselor and faculty advisor, and they must obtain a current catalog from the four-year institution of their choice.

General Education Core course listings and definitions appear on General Education Core . Placement testing will determine the sequencing of courses. Additional courses may be required.

Liberal Arts graduates may successfully continue their studies at colleges and universities with majors such as:

Anthropology
Biology
Chemistry
Communications
Economics
Education
English
Fine Arts
Geography
History
Languages
Mathematics
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Physics
Sociology

With good planning, students may transfer into many other majors as well. Students will work primarily on Core Requirements of transfer colleges, and may also begin to fulfill course requirements in a major, by choosing liberal arts and general electives in their chosen discipline. As a first step, students should refer to the Liberal Arts and Sciences definitions, “General Education Core ,” and then to the appropriate course descriptions.

It is very important to work closely with an advisor when selecting these courses. The concentration may serve your immediate interest or needs, but the college to which you are transferring makes the final determination as to which courses it will accept.

Curriculum


Program Requirements


  • Additional Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking course Credits:3
  • Any Philosophy course Credits:3
  • ENG 2XX Literature course (excludes ENG* H202 , ENG* H281 , ENG*H282) Credits:3
  • Modern Language 1 Credits:6
  • Liberal Arts Elective Credits:3 from any course in the General Education Core  
  • General Electives Credits:12 from any credit bearing courses

Competency Requirement


Aesthetic Dimensions/Written Communication Credits: 3


Continuing Learning and Information Literacy/ Ethical Credits: 3


Critical Analysis and Logical Thinking/Written Communication Credits: 3


Historical Knowledge and Understanding Credits: 3


Oral Communications Credits: 3


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Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 3


MAT* H137  and courses numbered lower than MAT* H137  will not transfer to Connecticut State Universities as Quantitative Reasoning courses.

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Scientific Knowledge and Understanding Credits: 3-4


At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

Scientific Reasoning Credits: 3-4


At least one Scientific Knowledge and Understanding OR Scientific Reasoning course must have a lab component.

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Social Phenomena Credits: 3


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Written Communication Credits: 3


Total Credits: 61-62


Any given course may only be used to satisfy one of the competency areas even if it is listed under more than one.

1 Student may substitute general education elective credits for 3 years of Modern Language in high school. Some four-year colleges may require a language proficiency exam. ESL students may use up to six credits of Intermediate and Advanced levels of ESL courses to fulfill the Modern Language and/or Arts/Humanities elective requirements. However, transfer of ESL credits from NVCC to other institutionsor from institutions to NVCC is governed by the policies of the receiving institution.

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