The Liberal Arts and Sciences program parallels the first two years of most four-year colleges. The academic experiences in this area provide the foundation for later specialization, graduate study, and professional school. In addition to completing their pre-professional work, future lawyers, teachers, and business people develop their appreciation for the liberal arts before transferring to another institution. Students are advised to review the requirements of the transfer institution prior to course selection. The program also provides enrichment in liberal arts for those wishing to acquire only an associate degree.
Recognize and explain the relationship between individual and group psychological behavior and sociological conditions.
Identify and explain basic theories of social and psychological behavior.
Explain the scientific methodology used for behavioral scientific research.
Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the United States and the western world to understand life and events in the past and how they relate to one's own life experiences.
Demonstrate an understanding of the key institutions of American government, and the process by which people in the American polity create rules and laws to regulate the dynamic relationships of individual rights and societal needs.
Demonstrate an understanding of the American constitution and of the rights, obligations, and privileges associated with living in a representative democracy.
Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Recognize situations that present ethical issues and understand the personal and social responsibilities of decisions involving ethical issues.
Suggested Sequence of Courses: Prerequisite or parallel courses may be required. Please check individual course descriptions for details.