Liberal Arts/Environmental Studies Associate in Arts

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This program is designed to provide Liberal Arts A.A. students with a foundation in environmental studies, in addition to the broad range of general education courses associated with the Liberal Arts degree. It is intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year institution, to pursue a degree in environmental studies, environmental policy, environmental science, ecology, natural resources management, or related fields. It is configured as an environmental studies concentration rather than a more narrowly focused environmental science concentration, and is designed to provide a solid scientific and social scientific foundation for students with a broad range of interests related to the environment.

Requirements

Students enrolling in Liberal Arts Environmental Studies degree program must, in addition to meeting the specific pre-requisite requirements for each course, meet the following general, technical standards:

  • Students must be able to comprehend the English language, both oral and written, and must have sufficient manual dexterity to produce legible written documents in a timely manner
  • Students must be able to sit or stand at a desk/ laboratory bench, and also be able to conduct work in the field.
  • Students must possess the necessary focus to stay on task for extended periods of time.
  • Students must be able to comprehend and follow instructions in the classroom and laboratory in a timely manner.
  • Students must possess the necessary manual dexterity to carry out assigned laboratory and field work tasks.
  • Students must be able to perform required classroom, field and laboratory operations, including mathematical operations, without reference to notes, as directed.

Core Courses

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101 First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
ENGL214 College Composition II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HUMA150 Critical Thinking 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BIOL109 General Biology II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
CHEM115 General Chemistry I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
MATH150 College Algebra 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
MATH225 Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
GEOG110 World Geography 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Political Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Social Science Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Classroom , Lab , Total 3
Total Credits 42

Concentration

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
CIS110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
BIOL160 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
NATR100 Natural Resources Stewardship 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
NATR105 Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
BIOL230 General Ecology 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
BTEC205 Bioethics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
NATR299 Environmental Studies Capstone 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Total Credits 26

First Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101 First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
BIOL160 Introduction to Environmental Science 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
CIS110 Introduction to Computers 2 2 3
Classroom 2, Lab 2, Total 3
ENGL110 College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
GEOG110 World Geography 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 15

First Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BIOL109 General Biology II 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
NATR105 Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
MATH150 College Algebra 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
Political Science Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
HUMA150 Critical Thinking 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 18

Second Year - Fall Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
NATR100 Natural Resources Stewardship 3 2 4
Classroom 3, Lab 2, Total 4
CHEM115 General Chemistry I 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
MATH225 Probability and Statistics 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
ENGL214 College Composition II 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 18

Second Year - Spring Semester

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
BIOL230 General Ecology 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
NATR299 Environmental Studies Capstone 3 3 4
Classroom 3, Lab 3, Total 4
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Social Science Elective 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
BTEC205 Bioethics 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Total Credits 17

Total Overall Credits : 68

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