Associate of Arts Degree Core

Degree Requirements: 60 credits

General Education Requirements: 37 credits

English and Communication

(9 credits – GT-CO1, GT-CO2)

English – take both courses; Communication – select 1 course

ENG 121English Composition I (GT-CO1)

3

AND

ENG 122English Composition II (GT-CO2)

3

 

OR

 

ENG 122English Composition II (GT-CO2)

3

AND

One gtPathways approved CO3 Course

3

AND

COM 115Public Speaking

3

OR

COM 125Interpersonal Communication

3

OR

COM 220Intercultural Communication (GT-SS3)

3

Mathematics

(3 credits – MA1)

Select one course: Credits over 3 will be applied to electives.

MAT 120Mathematics for Liberal Arts: GT-MA1

4

MAT 121College Algebra: GT-MA1

4

MAT 122College Trigonometry: GT-MA1

3

MAT 123Finite Mathematics: GT-MA1

4

MAT 125Survey of Calculus: GT-MA1

4

MAT 135Introduction to Statistics: (GT-MA1)

3

MAT 166Pre-Calculus: (GT-MA1)

5

MAT 201Calculus I: GT-MA1

5

MAT 202Calculus II: GT-MA1

5

MAT 203Calculus III: GT-MA1

4

MAT 204Calculus III with Engineering Applications: GT-MA1

5

MAT 215Discrete Mathematics: (GT-MA1)

4

MAT 261Differential Equations with Engineering Applications: GT-MA1

4

MAT 265Differential Equations: GT-MA1

3


Arts and Humanities

(6 Credits GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, or GT-AH4)

Select 2 courses from 2 different categories:

Category I (GT-AH1)

ART 110Art Appreciation (GT-AH1)

3

ART 111Art History - Ancient to Medieval (GT-AH1)

3

ART 112Art History – Renaissance to Modern (GT-AH1)

3

ART 207Art History - 1900 to Present (GT-AH1)

3

DAN 125History of Dance I (GT-AH1).

3

MUS 120Music Appreciation (GT-AH1)

3

MUS 121Music History: Medieval through Classical Period (GT-AH1)

3

MUS 122Music History Early Romantic Period to the Present (GT-AH1)

3

MUS 123Survey of World Music (GT-AH1)

3

MUS 125History of Jazz (GT-AH1)

3

THE 105Theatre Appreciation (GT-AH1)

3

THE 108Theater Script Analysis (GT-AH1)

3

THE 211Development of Theater Greek-Reniassance (GT-AH1)

3

THE 212Development of Theatre Restoration to Modern (GT-AH1)

3

THE 215Playwriting (GT-AH1)

3

Category II (GT-AH2)

HUM 103Introduction to Film Art (GT-AH2)

3

HUM 115World Mythology (GT-AH2)

3

HUM 121Humanities: Early Civilizations (GT-AH2)

3

HUM 122Humanities: Medieval-Modern (GT-AH2)

3

HUM 123The Modern World (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 115Introduction to Literature (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 201World Literature to 1600 (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 202World Literature after 1600 (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 205Ethnic Literature (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 211American Literature to Civil War (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 212American Literature after Civil War (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 221British Literature to 1770 (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 222British Literature since 1770 (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 225Introduction to Shakespeare (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 246Literature of Women (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 259Survey of African American Literature (GT-AH2)

3

LIT 268Celtic Literature (GT-AH2)

3

Category III (GT-AH3)

PHI 111Introduction to Philosophy (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 112Ethics (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 113Logic (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 114Comparative Religions (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 115World Religions-West (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 116World Religions-East (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 214Philosophy of Religion (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 218Environmental Ethics (GT-AH3)

3

PHI 220Philosophy of Death and Dying (GT-AH3)

3

Category IV (GT-AH4)

FRE 211French Language III (GT-AH4)

3

FRE 212French Language IV (GT-AH4)

3

GER 211German Language III (GT-AH4)

3

GER 212German Language IV (GT-AH4)

3

ITA 211Italian Language III (GT-AH4)

3

ITA 212Italian Language IV (GT-AH4)

3

JPN 211Japanese Language III (GT-AH4)

3

JPN 212Japanese Language IV (GT-AH4)

3

RUS 211Russian Language III (GT-AH4)

3

RUS 212Russian Language IV (GT-AH4)

3

SPA 211Spanish Language III (GT-AH4)

3

SPA 212Spanish Language IV (GT-AH4)

3

History

(3 credits – GT-HI1)

Select one gtPathways course:

Category I (GT-HI1)

HIS 101Western Civilization: Antiquity - 1650 (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 102Western Civilization: 1650 - Present (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 111The World: Antiquity - 1500 (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 112The World: 1500 - Present (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 121US History to Reconstruction (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 122US History Since Civil War (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 203Civil War Era in American History (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 205Women in World History (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 207American Environmental History (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 208American Indian History (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 215Women in U.S. History (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 218History of Science and Technology (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 225Colorado History (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 235History of the American West (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 236U.S. History Since 1945 (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 243History of Modern China (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 244History of Latin America (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 245U.S. in the World (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 24720th Century World History (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 249History of Islamic Civilization (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 250African American History (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 251The History of Christianity in the World (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 255The Middle Ages (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 259Modern Middle East (GT-HI1)

3

HIS 260U.S. Foreign Relations History (GT-HI1)

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

(6 credits – GT-SS1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3)

Select two guaranteed transfer courses from any category:

Category I (GT-SS1)

AGE 102Agriculture Economics (GT-SS1)

3

ECO 101Economics of Social Issues (GT-SS1)

3

ECO 201Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1)

3

ECO 202Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1)

3

ECO 211Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1)

3

ECO 245Issues in Environmental Economics (GT-SS1)

3

POS 105Introduction to Political Science (GT-SS1)

3

POS 111American Government (GT-SS1)

3

POS 125American State and Local Government (GT-SS1)

3

POS 205International Relations (GT-SS1)

3

POS 215Current Political Issues (GT-SS1)

3

POS 225Comparative Government (GT-SS1)

3

Category II (GT-SS2)

GEO 105World Regional Geography (GT-SS2)

3

GEO 106Human Geography (GT-SS2)

3

Category III (GT-SS3)

AGR 260World Interdependence - Population and Food (GT-SS3)

3

ANT 101Cultural Anthropology (GT-SS3)

3

ANT 102Cultural Anthropology Lab (GT-SS3)

1

ANT 103Archaeology Lab (GT-SS3)

1

ANT 104Physical Anthropology Lab (GT-SS3)

1

ANT 107Introduction to Archaeology (GT-SS3)

3

ANT 108Archaeology of World Rock Art (GT-SS3)

3

ANT 201Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (GT-SS3)

3

ANT 215Indians of North America (GT-SS3)

3

ANT 250Medical Anthropology (GT-SS3)

3

COM 220Intercultural Communication (GT-SS3)

3

CRJ 110Introduction to Criminal Justice (GT:SS3)

3

ETH 200Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3)

3

JOU 105Introduction to Mass Media (GT-SS3)

3

PSY 101General Psychology I (GT-SS3)

3

PSY 102General Psychology II (GT-SS3)

3

PSY 205Psychology of Gender (GT-SS3)

3

PSY 217Human Sexuality (GT-SS3)

3

PSY 226Social Psychology (GT-SS3)

3

PSY 227Psychology of Death and Dying (GT-SS3)

3

PSY 235Human Growth and Development (GT-SS3)

3

PSY 238Child Development (GT-SS3)

3

PSY 240Health Psychology (GT-SS3)

3

PSY 249Abnormal Psychology (GT-SS3)

3

PSY 265Psychology of Personality (GT-SS3)

3

SOC 101Introduction to Sociology I (GT-SS3)

3

SOC 102Introduction to Sociology II (GT-SS3)

3

SOC 205Sociology of Family Dynamics (GT-SS3)

3

SOC 207Environmental Sociology (GT-SS3)

3

SOC 215Contemporary Social Problems (GT-SS3)

3

SOC 216Sociology of Gender (GT-SS3)

3

SOC 218Sociology of Diversity (GT-SS3)

3

SOC 220Sociology of Religion (GT-SS3)

3

SOC 231Sociology of Deviant Behavior (GT-SS3)

3

SOC 237Sociology of Death and Dying (GT-SS3)

3

WST 200Introduction to Women's Studies (GT-SS3)

3

WST 225Women and Social Action (GT-SS3)

3

WST 240Goddesses and Women in the Ancient World (GT-SS3)

3

WST 249Women's Sexuality (GT-SS3)

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

(7 credits-GT-SC1, GT-SC2)

2 guaranteed transfer Natural and Physical Sciences courses, including at least one lab course Category I (GT-SC1):

Category I (GT-SC1)

AGY 240Introductory Soil Science with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

ANT 111Biological Anthropology w/Lab (GT-SC1)

4

AST 101Astronomy I with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

AST 102Astronomy II with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

BIO 104Biology: A Human Approach (GT-SC1)

4

BIO 105Science of Biology with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

BIO 111General College Biology I with Lab (GT-SC1)

5

BIO 112General College Biology II with Lab (GT-SC1)

5

BIO 201Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

BIO 202Human Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab(GT-SC1)

4

BIO 204Microbiology with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

BIO 208General College Microbiology with Lab (GT-SC1)

5

BIO 220General Zoology with Lab (GT-SC1)

5

BIO 221Botany with Lab (GT-SC1)

5

BIO 224Genetics (GT-SC1)

4

CHE 101Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab (GT-SC1)

5

CHE 102Introduction to Chemistry II with Lab (GT-SC1)

5

CHE 105Chemistry in Context (GT-SC1)

5

CHE 111General College Chemistry I with Lab (GT-SC1)

5

CHE 112General College Chemistry II with Lab (GT-SC1)

5

ENV 101Environmental Science w/Lab (GT-SS1)

4

GEO 111Physical Geography-Landforms with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

GEO 112Physical Geography-Weather and Climate with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

GEY 111Physical Geology, with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

GEY 112Historical Geology, with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

GEY 135Environmental Geology,with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

MET 150General Meteorology, with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

NRE 251General Oceanography, with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

PHY 105Conceptual Physics, with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

PHY 107Energy Science and Technology, with Lab (GT-SC1)

4

PHY 111Physics: Algebra Based I with Lab (GT-SC1)

5

PHY 112Physics: Algebra Based II with Lab (GT-SC1)

5

PHY 211Physics: Calculus Based I with Lab (GT-SC1)

5

PHY 212Physics: Calculus Based II with Lab (GT-SC1)

5

SCI 155Integrated Science I - Physics and Chemistry (GT-SC1)

4

SCI 156Integrated Science II - Earth and Life Science (GT-SC1)

4

Note: students MUST successfully pass BOTH SCI 155 and SCI 156 to satisfy the gtPathways science requirement.

Category II (GT-SC2)

AST 155Astronomy of Ancient Cultures (GT-SC2)

3

AST 160Cosmology: The Big Bang the End of Time (GT-SC2)

3

BIO 103Principles of Animal Biology (GT-SC2)

3

BIO 116Introduction to Human Disease (GT-SC2)

3

ENV 110Natural Disasters (GT-SC2)

3

GEY 108Geology of U.S. National Parks (GT-SC2)

3

SCI 105Science in Society (GT-SC2)

3

Additional General Education Courses

Arts and Humanities, History, or Social and Behavioral Sciences

(3 credits any GT-AH, GT-HI, GT-SS)

Select one additional course from the courses listed above from any of the following gtPathways categories:

GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4, GT-HI1, GT-SS2, GT-SS3, GT-SS3

Electives: 23 credits

Electives may be chosen from any gtPathway course or from the following list of non-gtPathway courses:

Academic Achievement Strategies

Any course 100 or above

AAA

Accounting

ACC 121Accounting Principles I

4

ACC 122Accounting Principles II

4

ACC 135Spreadsheet Applications for Accounting

3

American Sign Language

ASL 121American Sign Language I

5

ASL 122American Sign Language II

5

ASL 123American Sign Language III

5

ASL 125Fingerspelling

3

ASL 221American Sign Language IV

3

ASL 222American Sign Language V

3

Anthropology

ANT 275Special Topics in Anthropology

0-6

ANT 275: Study Abroad

Art

ART 117Fiber Design I

3

ART 121Drawing I

3

ART 128Figure Drawing I

3

ART 131Visual Concepts 2-D Design

3

ART 132Visual Concepts 3-D Design

3

ART 133Jewelry and Metalwork I

3

ART 134Visual Concepts 4-D Design

3

ART 139Digital Photography I

3

ART 151Painting I

3

ART 161Ceramics I

3

ART 221Drawing II

3

ART 228Advanced Figure Drawing

3

ART 239Digital Photography II

3

American Sign Language

ASL 121American Sign Language I

5

ASL 122American Sign Language II

5

ASL 123American Sign Language III

5

ASL 125Fingerspelling

3

ASL 221American Sign Language IV

3

ASL 222American Sign Language V

3

Biology

BIO 106Basic Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIO 160Introduction to Biotechnology

3

BIO 216Human Pathophysiology

4

BIO 268Cell Biology and Immunology

4

BIO 269Nucleic Acid Techniques and Molecular Cloning

4

Business

BUS 115Introduction to Business

3

BUS 216Legal Environment of Business

3

BUS 217Business Communication and Report Writing

3

BUS 226Business Statistics

3

ENP 105Intro to Entrepreneurship

3

ENP 106E-ship Opp.Feasibility Study

3

ENP 206Entrepreneurship Legal Issues

3

ENP 207Entrepreneurship Financial Topics

3

ENP 209Entrepreneurship Business Plan

3

Chemistry

CHE 211Organic Chemistry I with Lab

5

CHE 212Organic Chemistry II with Lab

5

Communication

COM 115Public Speaking

3

COM 125Interpersonal Communication

3

Computer Information Systems

CIS 115Introduction to Computer Information Systems

3

CIS 118Introduction to PC Applications

3

CIS 267Management of Information Systems

3

Computer Networking

CNG 101Network Fundamentals

3

Computer Science

CSC 119Introduction to Programming

3

Engineering

Any EGG course 100 level or above

English

ENG 221Creative Writing I

3

ENG 222Creative Writing II

3

ENG 231Literary Magazine

3

Entrepreneurship

ENP 105Intro to Entrepreneurship

3

ENP 106E-ship Opp.Feasibility Study

3

ENP 206Entrepreneurship Legal Issues

3

ENP 207Entrepreneurship Financial Topics

3

ENP 209Entrepreneurship Business Plan

3

French

FRE 111French Language I

5

FRE 112French Language II

5

German

GER 111German Language I

5

GER 112German Language II

5

Health Wellness

HWE 100Human Nutrition

3

Literature

LIT 275Special Topics: Survey of Chicano/a Literature

3

Management

MAN 156Problem Solving-Business Environment

3

MAN 200Human Resources Management I

3

MAN 201Human Resources Management II

3

MAN 212Negotiation/Conflict Resolution

3

MAN 225Managerial Finance

3

MAN 226Principles of Management

3

MAN 288Practicum

3

Marketing

MAR 216Principles of Marketing

3

MAR 240International Marketing

3

Mathematics

MAT 136Computer Applications for Statistics

1

Multimedia Graphic Design

MGD 102Introduction to Multimedia

3

Music

MUS 100Introduction to Music Theory I

3

MUS 106Intro to Songwriting

3

MUS 107Entrep/Artistry for Musicians

3

MUS 110Music Theory I

3

MUS 112Ear Training/Sight Singing Lab I

1

MUS 113Ear Training/Sight Singing Lab II

1

Physical Education

Any Course 100 or above

Physics

PHY 213Physics: Calculus Based III Modern Physics

3

Spanish

SPA 111Spanish Language I

5

SPA 112SpanishLanguage II

5

SPA 235Spanish Reading-Writing

3

Theatre

THE 106Cross Cultural Storytelling

4

THE 111Acting I

3

THE 112Acting II

3

THE 115Stage Movement for Actors

3

THE 116Technical Theatre

3

THE 126Auditioning for Musical Theatre

3

THE 131Theatre Production I

3

THE 132Theatre Production II

3

THE 204Voice and Articulation

2

THE 213Intermediate Acting I

3

Note: These courses will meet the requirements for an A.A. degree granted by CCA. However, transferring requirements vary by receiving institutions. See an advisor for help with choosing electives.

NOTE: Senate Bill 10-088 (Two-Year College Degree Designations) authorized Colorado community colleges to offer two-year degree programs with academic designations. CCCS agreed to restrict two-year degree designations to only those programs for which valid statewide articulation agreements exist.

In collaboration with the four-year public institutions and the Department, the Colorado Community College System has designed and implemented 28 associate degrees with designations, thus allowing seamless transfer within the majors identified by the designations to any Colorado public four-year institution that offers a comparable baccalaureate degree program in the major field. The CCCS offers degrees with designations in the following areas:

  • Agriculture Business (Approved: 4/5/13; Effective: Fall 2013)
  • Animal Science (Approved: 4/5/13; Effective: Fall 2013)
  • Anthropology (8/1/2012)
  • Art History (Approved 12/4/2014; Effective: Spring 2015)
  • Biology (Approved 12/4/2014; Effective: Spring 2015)
  • Business (4/1/2011)
  • Chemistry (Approved 12/4/2014; Effective: Spring 2015)
  • Communication (Approved 11/6/2014; Effective: Spring 2015)
  • Criminal Justice (1/22/2013)
  • Economics (4/1/2011)
  • English (Approved 12/4/2014; Effective: Spring 2015)
  • French (8/1/2012)
  • Geography (Approved 9/4/2012; Effective: Fall 2014)
  • Geology (Approved 12/4/2014; Effective: Spring 2015)
  • History (4/1/2011)
  • Horticulture Business Management (Approved 12/4/2014; Effective: Spring 2015)
  • Mathematics (4/1/2011)
  • Music (Approved 12/4/2014; Effective: Spring 2015)
  • Philosophy (Approved 9/4/2014; Effective: Fall 2014)
  • Physics (Approved 12/4/2014; Effective: Spring 2015)
  • Political Science (8/1/2012)
  • Psychology-BA (4/1/2011)
  • Psychology-BS (4/1/2011)
  • Sociology (8/1/2012)
  • Soil & Crop Sciences (Approved: 4/5/13; Effective: Fall 2013)
  • Spanish (4/1/2011)
  • Studio Art (Approved 12/4/2014; Effective: Spring 2015)
  • Theater (Approved: 12/4/2015; Effective: Spring 2015

Note: Not all courses are available at each of the 13 CCCS colleges but may be transferred from one institution to another and/or the student may elect to earn credit via CCCOnline.

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