General Studies/Liberal Arts

Graduation Requirements

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  • 60 successfully completed hours
  • 2.00 GPA
  • At least 15 semester hours taken at Iowa Central
  • Pay $25 graduation fee

Course Schedule

The following schedule is a guide to obtain an Associate in Arts Degree from Iowa Central Community College in General Studies/Liberal Arts. Check with transfer institutions on specific requirements. Additional courses may be required before you can take a college-level English or Mathematics course.

I. Communication: English/Speech (9 hours required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
SPC-112 Public Speaking
3.0
 

II. Math and Science (8 hours required - 1 course from each of the following 2 areas)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-111 Math for Liberal Arts
4.0
MAT-120 College Algebra
3.0
MAT-127 College Algebra and Trigonometry
5.0
MAT-130 Trigonometry
3.0
MAT-140 Finite Math
3.0
MAT-156 Statistics
3.0
MAT-157 Statistics I
4.0
MAT-158 Statistics II
3.0
MAT-159 Statistics Laboratory
1.0
MAT-165 Business Calculus
3.0
MAT-210 Calculus
4.0
Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BIO-102 Introduction to Biology
3.0
BIO-103 Introduction to Biology Lab
1.0
BIO-112 General Biology I
4.0
BIO-113 General Biology II
4.0
BIO-163 Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology
4.0
BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology I
4.0
BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II
4.0
CHM-110 Introduction to Chemistry
3.0
CHM-111 Introduction to Chemistry Lab
1.0
CHM-165 General Chemistry I
4.0
CHM-175 General Chemistry II
4.0
ENV-111 Environmental Science
4.0
PHS-120 Exploring Physical Science
4.0
PHS-125 Physical Science
4.0
PHS-172 Physical Geology
4.0
PHY-162 College Physics I
4.0
PHY-212 Classical Physics I
5.0
 

III. Social Science (9 hours required - 1 course from each of the following 2 areas)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ANT-105 Cultural Anthropology
3.0
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology
3.0
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
3.0
PSY-251 Social Psychology
3.0
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology
3.0
SOC-115 Social Problems
3.0
SOC-120 Marriage and Family
3.0
SOC-200 Minority Group Relations
3.0
Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
GEO-121 World Regional Geography
3.0
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics
3.0
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics
3.0
POL-111 American National Government
3.0
POL-112 American State and Local Government
3.0
POL-121 International Relations
3.0
Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HIS-112 Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern
4.0
HIS-113 Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present
4.0
HIS-151 U.S. History to 1877
3.0
HIS-152 U.S. History since 1877
3.0
HIS-251 U.S. History 1945 to Present
3.0
 

IV. Humanities (9 hours required - 1 course from the following 4 areas)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ART-101 Art Appreciation
3.0
ART-133 Drawing
3.0
ART-151 Design I
3.0
ART-203 Art History I
3.0
ART-204 Art History II
3.0
DRA-101 Intro to Theatre
3.0
DRA-130 Acting I
3.0
ENG-221 Creative Writing
3.0
HUM-113 Exploring the Humanities
3.0
LIT-101 Intro to Literature
3.0
LIT-114 American Literature
3.0
LIT-155 Modern World Fiction
3.0
MUS-104 Exploring Music
3.0
SPC-140 Oral Interpretation
3.0
Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HUM-185 Technology & Social Change
3.0
PHI-101 Introduction to Philosophy
3.0
PHI-145 Intro to Ethical Conflicts
3.0
REL-105 Intro to Religion
3.0
Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CLS-130 African Cultures
3.0
CLS-141 Middle Eastern History and Culture
3.0
CLS-150 Latin American History and Culture
3.0
CLS-165 Understanding Culture: Modern Japan
3.0
CLS-167 Understanding Culture: Modern China
3.0
CLS-170 Russian History and Culture
3.0
CLS-181 American Diversity
3.0
CLS-210 Cultures in Transition
3.0
Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ASL-131 American Sign Language I
3.0
ASL-161 American Sign Language II
3.0
FLC-141/142 Elementary Chinese I/Elementary Chinese II
4.0
FLF-141/142 Elementary French I/Elementary French II
4.0
FLG-141/142 Elementary German I/Elementary German II
4.0
FLG-241/242 Intermediate German I/Intermediate German II
4.0
FLS-141/142 Elementary Spanish I/Elementary Spanish II
4.0
FLS-241/242 Intermediate Spanish I/Intermediate Spanish II
4.0
FLS-271/272 Advanced Spanish I/Advanced Spanish II
4.0
   

V. Distributed Requirements (5 additional hours from categories I through IV)

VI. Institutional Requirement (1 hour required)

SDV-107 Health Science College Experience
1.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
SDV-116 Strategies for Online Success
1.0
SDV-118 The Online Experience
3.0
 

VII. Computer Literacy (3 hours required)

CSC-110 Introduction to Computers
3.0
CIS-162 C++
4.0
EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom
3.0
NET-110 Microcomputer Fundamentals
3.0
 

VIII. Electives
(16 hours required - Please visit your advisor for elective options)

Advisors

Joshua Howell
Advisor
515-574-1250
howell@iowacentral.edu
Jennifer Shivers
Advising Director
515-574-1252
shivers@iowacentral.edu
Jennifer Condon
Dean
515-574-1190
condon@iowacentral.edu