Sep 17, 2021  
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog 
  
PVCC 2021-2022 College Catalog

Liberal Arts (AA)


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Associate of Arts Degree

Purpose: The associate of arts in liberal arts degree program is designed for those who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree program, usually the Bachelor of Arts degree, in the liberal arts or social sciences, especially in the fields of economics, education, English, foreign languages, political science, history, humanities, international relations, journalism, literature, philosophy, pre-law, psychology, religion, and sociology.

Admission Requirement: Admission to the College. There are no additional admission requirements for this program.

The following high school units or equivalent are recommended: four units of English, two units of college preparatory mathematics, one unit of laboratory science, one unit of history, and at least two units of a foreign language. Students with deficiencies in reading, writing or math will be required to take developmental studies.

Program Requirements: This curriculum consists of courses in the humanities (including a foreign language), natural sciences, and social sciences that are usually required in the first two years of a baccalaureate liberal arts curriculum. The student is urged to become familiar with the requirements of the major department in the institution to which transfer is contemplated. The student is also urged to check the mathematics requirements of the four-year college or university to which he or she plans to transfer to determine the proper mathematics courses to be taken at PVCC. Upon satisfactory completion of the four-semester program, the graduate will be awarded the associate of arts in liberal arts degree.

Graduation Requirement: Students must take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC).

Although a course fulfills a requirement for a PVCC program, it is possible the course will not fulfill a requirement at a four-year institution. Students who plan to transfer need to be aware of the four-year institution’s requirements.

First Year


Second Year


Fall Semester


Total Credits: 16


Spring Semester


Total Credits: 14


Total minimum credits: 61


Foreign language Elective: Students who have satisfactorily completed two years of foreign language in high school may test for advanced placement into the second year of the foreign language.

Literature Transfer Elective: Choose one course from teh following options:  ENG 241 , ENG 242 ENG 243 , ENG 244 , ENG 246, ENG 250, ENG 251 , ENG 252 , ENG 253 , ENG 254 , or ENG 255 . This course will meet the Writing Intensive Course (WIC) requirement for this degree.

Introductory (101 or 102 level) foreign language courses will not meet the humanities elective requirement for this program.

History Elective:  History Electives include:  HIS 101, 102, 111, 112, 121, 122, 127. 141, and 142.  

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