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Liberal Arts - Mathematics & Science (A.A.) (non transfer option)

Courses emphasize the natural sciences which examine the physical universe, its life forms and its natural phenomena. Courses in mathematics emphasize the development of mathematical and quantitative reasoning skills beyond the level of intermediate algebra. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the methodologies of science as investigative tools. Students will also examine the influence that the acquisition of scientific knowledge has on the development of the world’s civilizations.

The graduate of the AA program liberal arts (non transfer) - mathematics & sciences will:

  • Demonstrate an ability to think logically and criticaly in solving problems; explalining conclusions; and evaluating, supporting or critiquing the thinking of others.
  • Students will develop the set of logical thought, clear and precise expression, and require critical evaluation of communication in whatever symbol system the student uses.
  • Understand the facts and principles that form the foundations of living and non-living systems.
  • Understand experimental methodology, the testing of hypothesis, the power of systematic questioning and the influence of the scientific method on the world’s civilizations.

Biological Sciences

ANTH 101, 110
BIOL 100, 120, 124, 125, 128, 132, 135, 150, 154, 155

Mathematics

MATH 100, 105, 121, 123, 131, 135, 141, 181, 182, 183, 184

Physical Sciences

ASTR 100
CHEM 110, 120, 150, 151
GEOG 101
GEOL 100, 114, 131, 141
PHSC 111, 112
PHYS 100, 110, 141, 142, 161, 162, 163

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