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Associate of Arts - AA | Volunteer State Community College

Associate of Arts - AA

Major: University Parallel - AA
Volunteer State Community College
Credit Hours Required: 60

Courses

General Studies Area of Emphasis for AA Degree 

The following list of degree requirements is for informational purposes only and may be subject to change. Upon acceptance to the institution, you should work closely with an academic advisor to ensure that your degree and course plans are current and accurate.

General Education - 41 credit hours

Communications - 9 credit hours
ENGL 1010 - English Composition I - 3 credit hours 
ENGL 1020 - English Composition II - 3 credit hours 
SPCH 1010 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication - 3 credit hours 
OR
SPCH 103 - Public Speaking - 3 credit hours 

History6 credit hours
HIST 2010 - Survey of U.S. History I - 3 credit hours
HIST 2020 - Survey of U.S. History II - 3 credit hours
HIST 2030 - Tennessee History - 3 credit hours 
OR both of the following: 
HIST 1110 - World Civilization from Primitive Culture to 1650 - 3 credit hours 
HIST 1120 - World Civilization from 1650 to Present - 3 credit hours
Students transferring to a TBR university should take U.S. History; students transferring to other universities should take the sequence required at the university to which they are transferring. Students who lack the required one unit (one year) of American History from high school as an admissions requirements must complete six (6) semester hours of U.S. History or three (3) semester hours of U.S. History and three (3) semester hours of Tennessee History to fulfill the history requirement in general education.

Humanities/Fine Arts - 9 credit hours (At least one course must be a Literature course)
ART 1030 - Art Appreciation  - 3 credit hours
ARTH 2010 - Survey of Art History I - 3 credit hours
ARTH 2020 - Survey of Art History II - 3 credit hours 
ENGL 1030 - Introduction to Film - 3 credit hours 
ENGL 2030 - Experience of Literature - 3 credit hours 
ENGL 2055 - African American Literature - 3 credit hours
ENGL 2110 - American Literature to 1865 - 3 credit hours 
ENGL 2120 - American Literature Since 1865 - 3 credit hours 
ENGL 2310 - Survey of World Literature I - 3 credit hours 
ENGL 2320 - Survey of World Literature II - 3 credit hours 
MUS 1030 - Music Appreciation - 3 credit hours 
PHIL 121 - Ethics - 3 credit hours 
PHIL 1030 - Introduction to Philosophy - 3 credit hours 
PHIL 2430 - Philosophy of Religion - 3 credit hours
THEA 1030 - Introduction to Theater - 3 credit hours 

Mathematics - 3-4 credit hours
MATH 1010 - Math for Liberal Arts - 3 credit hours 
MATH 1130 - College Algebra - 3 credit hours
MATH 1410 - Number Concepts for Elementary Education - 3 credit hours 
MATH 1530 - Probability and Statistics - 3 credit hours
MATH 1630 - Finite Mathematics - 3 credit hours 
MATH 1710 - Pre-Calculus I - 3 credit hours 
MATH 1720 - Pre-Calculus II - 3 credit hours 
MATH 1730 - Pre-Calculus - 3 credit hours
MATH 1830 - Calculus for Business - 3 credit hours 
MATH 1910 - Calculus I - 4 credit hours
 
Credit toward graduation cannot be received for both courses in any of the following pairs:
MATH 1130 & MATH 1710
MATH 1710 & MATH 1730
MATH 1720 & MATH 1730
MATH 1830 & MATH 1910

Natural Sciences - 8 credit hours
Students should take a sequence specified in the curriculum guide or from the catalog of the institution to which the student wishes to transfer. 
BIOL 1010 - Introduction to Biology I - 4 credit hours AND BIOL 1020 - Introduction to Biology II - 4 credit hours 
BIOL 1110 - General Biology I - 4 credit hours AND BIOL 1120 General Biology II - 4 credit hours 
BIOL 2010 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I - 4 credit hours AND BIOL 2020 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II - 4 credit hours
CHEM 1110 - General Chemistry I - 4 credit hours AND CHEM 1120  - General Chemistry II - 4 credit hours
GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology - 4 credit hours AND GEOL 1050 - Historical Geology - 4 credit hours
GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology - 4 credit hours AND GEOL 1060 - Earth's Environments - 4 credit hours
PHYS 2010 - Non-Calculus Based Physics I - 4 credit hours AND PHYS 2020 - Non-Calculus Based Physics II - 4 credit hours
PHYS 2110 - Calculus-Based Physics I - 4 credit hours AND PHYS 2120 - Calculus-Based Physics II - 4 credit hours 
 
OR two non-sequential survey courses
ASTR 1030 - Astronomy - 4 credit hours
BIOL 1030 - Essentials of Biology - 3 credit hours
BIOL 1050 - Introduction to Environmental Studies - 4 credit hours
BIOL 1060 - Environmental Science - 4 credit hours
CHEM 1030 - Fundamentals of Chemistry - 4 credit hours
GEOL 1030 - Essentials of Geology - 4 credit hours OR GEOL 1040 - Physical Geology - 4 credit hours
ISCI 1030 - Science, Society and Sustainability - 4 credit hours
PHYS 1030 - Introductory Physics - 4 credit hours
PSCI 1030 - An Introduction to Physical Science  - 4 credit hours
 
Credit toward graduation cannot be received for both courses in any of the following pairs unless specifically required by a Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP) or an agreement with another higher education institution.
BIOL 1030 AND BIOL 1010
BIOL 1030 AND BIOL 2010
BIOL 1030 AND BIOL 1110
BIOL 1010 AND BIOL 2010
BIOL 1010 AND BIOL 1110
BIOL 1110 AND BIOL 2010
CHEM 1030 AND CHEM 1110
GEOL 1030 AND GEOL 1040
GEOL 1030 AND GEOL 1050
PHYS 1030 AND PHYS 2010
PHYS 1030 AND PHYS 2110
PHYS 2010 AND PHYS 2110

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 credit hours
ECON 2010 - Macroeconomics - 3 credit hours 
ECON 2020 - Microeconomics - 3 credit hours 
GEOG 101 - Physical Geography - 3 credit hours
GEOG 1030 - Cultural Geography - 3 credit hours 
GEOG 2010 - World Regional Geography - 3 credit hours 
HED 120 - Introduction to Wellness - 3 credit hours 
POLS 110 - Introduction to Political Science - 3 credit hours
POLS 1030 - American Government - 3 credit hours 
POLS 2010 - State and Local Government - 3 credit hours 
PSYC 1030 - General Psychology - 3 credit hours 
PSYC 2120 - Social Psychology - 3 credit hours 
PSYC 2130 - Lifespan Psychology - 3 credit hours 
SOCI 1010 - Introduction to Sociology - 3 credit hours
SOCI 1020 - Social Problems - 3 credit hours 

Area of Emphasis Requirements: 19 credit hours including Foreign Language

General Electives: 13 credit hours 
Courses must be appropriate to the program in which the student plans to major upon transfer as listed under the program of study.
Foreign Language Requirement - 6 credit hours (proficiency equivalent to a minimum completion of one year of college-level work).
 

Total hours for an Associate of Arts Degree = 60 credit hours


NOTE: See the institution's current year school catalog for additional information on program/degree requirements and academic policies and procedures.