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Associate of Arts Degree (AA)

2012-13 Online

The Associate in Arts Degree provides the course of study equivalent to those offered to freshman and sophomore-level students in attending any four-year college/university. If students receive the AA form DMACC, this degree, in most cases, will meet the lower division requirements and will admit them to the junior status level.

Students should contact the specific institution to which they wish to transfer regarding any unique requirements of that institution. The DMACC Advising and Counseling staff can also assist students with the transfer process.

AA Degree requirements

The following list of courses meet the Core requirements of the AA degree. See the DMACC Program Information Brief for complete AA curriculum.

Communications: 9 credits
Student must take three courses:

Course # Course Name
Credits
Online
Web Blended
ENG105 Composition I
3
ENG106 Composition II or
3
ENG108 Comp II: Technical Writing
3

Choose one speech course:

Course # Course Name
Credits
Online
Web Blended
SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communications
3
SPC126 Interpersonal and Small Group Communications
3

Note: Speech is not currently available online at DMACC. Click here for a list of online speech classes through other educational institutions Consult with an academic advisor for options in completing this requirement.

Social & Behavioral Sciences: (6 credits + 3 credits for ECN120)
Note: See the AS Program Information Brief for a complete listing of courses that meet the Social and Behavioral Science Requirements.

Course # Course Name
Credits
Online
Web Blended
ANT100 Introduction to Anthropology
3
ANT105 Cultural Anthropology
3
ECN120 Principles of Macroeconomics
3
ECN130 Principles of Microeconomics
3
GEO111 Intro to Geography
3
GEO124 Reg. Geography of the Non Western World
3
GEO125 Reg. Geography of the Developed World
3
HIS112 Western Civ: Ancient to Early Modern
4
HIS113 Western Civ: Early Modern to Present
4
HIS150 U.S. History to 1877
4
HIS153 U.S. History 1877 to Present
4
HIS257 African American History
3
POL111 American National Government
3
POL121 American State & Local Government
3
POL125 Comparative Government & Politics
3
POL171 Intro to Public Administration
3
PSY111 Intro to Psychology
3
PSY121 Developmental Psychology
3
PSY241 Abnormal Psychology
3
PSY251 Social Psychology
3
PSY261 Human Sexuality
3
SOC110 Intro to Sociology
3
SOC115 Social Problems
3
SOC120 Marriage & Family
3
SOC200 Minority Group Relations
3

Mathematics and Science*: 9 credits
Students must take one laboratory science course from BIO, CHM, ENV, PHS, or PHY AND one MAT course (or BUS211).

Course # Course Name
Credits
Online
Web Blended
BIO156 Human Biology
3
ENV115 Environmental Science
3
ENV116 Environmental Science Lab
1
MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts
3
MAT141 Finite Math
4
MAT157 Statistics
4
MAT162 Principles of Business Statistics
4
MAT166 Calculus for Business/Social Sciences
4
MAT211 Calculus I
5
MAT217 Calculus II
5
PHS152 Astronomy
4

*Students should check with a DMACC advisor or an advisor at the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer before selecting math and science course, distributive courses, electives and courses inother areas because certain courses are course prerequisites and/or admission requirements in the College of Business at different colleges and universities.

Humanities: 9 credits
Note: See the AA Program Information Brief for a complete listing of courses that meets the Humanities Requirements

Course # Course Name
Credits
Online
Web Blended
ART101 Art Appreciation
3
DRA101 Intro to Theater
3
HIS112 Western Civ: Ancient to Early Modern
4
HIS113 Western Civ: Early Modern to Present
4
HUM116 Encounters in Humanities
3
HUM120 Introduction to Film
3
LIT101 Intro to Literature
3
LIT111 American Literature Since Mid 1800
3
LIT166 Science Fiction
3
LIT185 Contemporary Literature
3
LIT188 Detective Fiction
3
LIT 193 Humor in Literature
3
MUS100 Music Appreciation
3
MUS202 World Music
3
PHI101 Intro to Philosophy
3
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics
3
PHI110 Introduction to Logic
3
REL101 Survey of World Religions
3

Distributive Requirement*: 10 credits

  1. SDV108 or HON101 (1 credit)
  2. Students must select the remaining 9 credits from any of the courses in the above categories.

*Students should check with a DMACC advisor or an advisor at the four-year institution to which you plan to transfer before selecting math and science courses, distributive courses, electives and courses in other areas because certain courses are course prerequisites and/or admission requirements into the College of Business at different colleges and universities.

Diversity Requirement: 3 credits
One course is required, but this course may count in the areas above. Students must earn a grade of "C" or above for the course that is used to fulfill the Diversity Requirement. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) will satisfy the Diversity Requirement and will also fulfill requirements in Communications, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Humanities and Distributive areas. The courses that are not marked with as asterisk will satisfy the Diversity Requirement and will count as electives.

Note: If the studetn completes BUS220 with a grade of "C" or higher, the course will meet the Diversity Requirement.

Course # Course Name
Credits
Online
;
Web Blended
*ANT100 Introduction to Anthropology
3
*ANT105 Cultural Anthropology
3
ASM150 Communication with the Elderly
1
ASM155 Impact of Demographics
1
ASM160 Aspects of Aging
1
ASM165 Healthy Aging (Three ASM courses must be taken because the courses are one credit.)
1
BUS220 Intro to International Business
3
*GEO111 Intro to Geography
3
*GEO124 Reg. Geography of the Non Western World
3
GLS200 Country Study
3
GLS220 The Middle East and Islam
3
GLS230 Latin America
3
*HIS112 Western Civ: Ancient to Early Modern
4
*HIS113 Western Civ: Early Modern to Present
4
*HIS150 U.S. History to 1877
4
*HIS153 U.S. History Since 1877
4
HIS201 Iowa History
3
*HIS257 African American History
3
*HUM116 Encounters in Humanities
3
*HUM120 Intro to Film
3
*LIT101 Intro to Literature
3
LIT111 American Literature since Mid 1800
3
*POL111 Intro to Political Science
3
*POL121 International Relations
3
POL129 Politics of Terrorism
3
*PSY241 Abnormal Psychology
3
*PSY251 Social Psychology
3
*REL101 Survey of World Religions
3
*SOC110 Intro to Sociology
3
*SOC115 Social Problems
3
*SOC200 Minority Group Relations
3
SOC225 Social Gerontology
3
SPC120 Intercultural Communications
3

Electives: 19 Credits