Liberal Arts: International Studies Specialization, A.A.

Associate of Arts
Campuses: Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, NOVA Online, Woodbridge

This program is designed to prepare students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree in international studies. This specialization will broaden the student's education to include more emphasis on other cultures and countries in recognition of the increasing interdependence of today's world.

Transfer Information

Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
Choose One
101  World Language or ASL 3 - 4
General Education Elective
2 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Choose One
 MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
SDV 100 College Success Skills
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
Total 14-15
2nd Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
Choose One
102  World Language or ASL 3 - 4
General Education Elective
4HIS Elective 3
3MTH 245 Statistics I 3
5 Transfer Elective 3
6CST 229 Intercultural Communication 3
Total 15-16
3rd Semester
ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Choose One
1 201  World Language or ASL 3 - 4
General Education Elective
7 Global Understanding 3
Choose One
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
General Education Elective
PLS 241 Introduction to International Relations 3
Total 15-16
4th Semester
ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
202  World Language or ASL 3 - 4
General Education Elective 3 - 4
8ENG 2__  Literature Elective 3
7 Global Understanding 3
9 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
HUM 298 Seminar and Project Liberal Arts 1
Total 16-17
Total credits for the Associate of Arts = 60-64
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
Choose One
101  World Language or ASL
3 - 4
General Education Elective
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
2
4
Choose One
 MTH
154
3
SDV
100
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
Total 14-15
2nd Semester
ENG
112
3
Choose One
102  World Language or ASL
3 - 4
General Education Elective
Elective
4HIS
3
3MTH
245
3
Transfer Elective
5
3
6CST
229
3
Total 15-16
3rd Semester
Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO
201
3
Choose One
201  World Language or ASL
1
3 - 4
General Education Elective
Global Understanding
7
3
Choose One
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
4
General Education Elective
Introduction to International Relations
PLS
241
3
Total 15-16
4th Semester
Principles of Microeconomics
ECO
202
3
202  World Language or ASL
3 - 4
General Education Elective
3 - 4
2__  Literature Elective
8ENG
3
Global Understanding
7
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
9
3
Seminar and Project Liberal Arts
HUM
298
1
Total 16-17
Total credits for the Associate of Arts = 60-64

1 Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students who place directly into intermediate level foreign language or ASL may take any General Education course to meet the required number of credits. Waivers or credit by exam for previous experience is available for some languages. See the 'World Language Credit and Waiver' section of the [Credit for Prior Learning Manual]. Students must take sufficient General Education Electives courses so that they can apply at least 60 credits toward the degree.

2 See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

May substitute any higher-level mathematics course. See transfer requirements. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 261 and MTH 263. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262 and MTH 264.

Select any HIS course listed under social/behavioral sciences in General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Select any course listed under General Education Electives or any Global Understanding course from footnote #7. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

Select from the following: CST 100, CST 110, CST 126, or CST 229.

7 Select from ART 103, ART 105, HIS 203 , HIS 231, HIS 232, HIS 241, HIS 251, HIS 255, HIS 256, REL 231,REL 232.

8 Any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix satisfies this requirement.

9 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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