General Studeies/Liberal Arts

Graduation Requirements:

  • 60 successfully completed hours
  • 2.00 GPA
  • At least 12 semester hours taken at Iowa Central
  • Enrolled during the semester of graduation and pay $25 graduation fee

Course Schedule

A.A. Degree

I. Communication: English/Speech (9 hours required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
3.0
 

II. Math and Science (8 hours required - 1 course from each of the following 2 areas)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-111 Math for Liberal Arts
4.0
MAT-130 Trigonometry
3.0
MAT-140 Finite Math
3.0
MAT-156 Statistics I
3.0
MAT-158 Statistics II
3.0
MAT-159 Statistics Laboratory
1.0
Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BIO-102 Introduction to Biology
3.0
BIO-103 Introduction to Biology Lab
1.0
BIO-112 General Biology I
4.0
BIO-113 General Biology II
4.0
CHM-110 Introduction to Chemistry
3.0
CHM-111 Introduction to Chemistry Lab
1.0
CHM-165 General Chemistry I
4.0
PHS-120 Exploring Physical Science
4.0
PHS-125 Physical Science
4.0
PHS-172 Physical Geology
4.0
PHY-162 College Physics I
4.0
ENV-131 Environmental Science: Future Alternatives
1.0
ENV-133 Environmental Science: Population Problems
1.0
ENV-135 Environmental Science: Pollution Problems
1.0
 

III. Social Science (9 hours required - 1 course from each of the following 2 areas)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ANT-105 Cultural Anthropology
3.0
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology
3.0
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology
3.0
PSY-251 Social Psychology
3.0
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology
3.0
SOC-115 Social Problems
3.0
SOC-120 Marriage and Family
3.0
SOC-200 Minority Group Relations
3.0
Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
GEO-121 World Regional Geography
3.0
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics
3.0
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics
3.0
POL-111 American National Government
3.0
POL-112 American State and Local Government
3.0
POL-121 International Relations
3.0
 

IV. Humanities (9 hours required - 1 course from the following 4 areas)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ART-101 Art Appreciation
3.0
ART-203 Art History I
3.0
ART-204 Art History II
3.0
DRA-101 Intro to Theatre
3.0
HUM-113 Exploring the Humanities
3.0
LIT-101 Intro to Literature
3.0
LIT-114 American Literature
3.0
LIT-155 Modern World Fiction
3.0
MUS-104 Exploring Music
3.0
SPC-140 Oral Interpretation
3.0
Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
HUM-185 Technology & Social Change
3.0
PHI-145 Intro to Ethical Conflicts
3.0
REL-105 Intro to Religion
3.0
Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CLS-181 American Diversity
3.0
CLS-210 Cultures in Transition
3.0
HIS-112 Western Civilization: Ancient to Early Modern
4.0
HIS-113 Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present
4.0
HIS-151 U.S. History to 1877
3.0
HIS-152 U.S. History since 1877
3.0
HIS-211 Modern Asian History
3.0
Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
FLG-141/142 Elementary German I/Elementary German II
4.0
FLG-241/242 Intermediate German I/Intermediate German II
4.0
FLS-141/142 Elementary Spanish I/Elementary Spanish II
4.0
FLS-241/242 Intermediate Spanish I/Intermediate Spanish II
4.0
FLS-271/272 Advanced SpanishI/Advanced Spanish II
4.0
   

V. Distributed Requirements (5 additional hours from categories I through IV)

VI. Institutional Requirement (1 hour required)

SDV-107 Health Science College Experience
1.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
SDV-116 Strategies for Online Success
1.0
 

VII. Institutional Requirement (3 hours required)

CSC-110 Introduction to Computers
3.0
EDU-255 Technology in the Classroom
3.0
NET-110 Microcomputer Fundamentals
3.0
 

VIII. Electives
(16 hours required - 16 hours may be selected from Arts & Sciences courses or 16 hours of vocational courses may be used)

ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting
3.0
ACC-142 Financial Accounting
3.0
ACC-146 Managerial Accounting*
3.0
ART-163 Sculpture
3.0
ART-143 Painting
3.0
ART-144 Painting II
3.0
ART-111 Exploring Design
3.0
ART-115 Graphic Design
3.0
ART-116 Graphic Design II*
3.0
ART-120 2-D Design
3.0
ART-133 Drawing
3.0
ART-134 Drawing II
3.0
ART-168 Introduction to Ceramics
3.0
ART-173 Ceramics
3.0
ART-174 Ceramics II
3.0
ART-179 Introduction to Photography
3.0
ART-184 Photography
3.0
ART-185 Photography II*
3.0
BIO-125 Plant Biology
4.0
BIO-130 Animal Biology
4.0
BIO-151 Nutrition
3.0
BIO-163 Essentials of Anatomy & Physiology
4.0
BIO-168 Human Anatomy & Physiology with Lab
4.0
BIO-173 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab*
4.0
BIO-186 Microbiology
4.0
BUS-102 Introduction to Business
3.0
BUS-112 Business Math
3.0
BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
3.0
BUS-185 Business Law I
3.0
BUS-186 Business Law II
3.0
MGT-101 Principles of Management
3.0
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing
3.0
FIN-121 Personal Finance
3.0
CHM-130 Introduction to Organic & Biochemistry
3.0
CHM-131 Introduction to Organic & Biochemistry Lab
1.0
CHM-175 General Chemistry II*
4.0
CHM-261 Organic Chemistry I*
4.0
CHM-271 Organic Chemistry II*
4.0
EDU-213 Introduction to Education
3.0
EDU-235 Children's Literature
3.0
EDU-115 Education and the Teaching Process
4.0
ENG-220 Creative Writing
2.0
SPC-132 Group Communication
3.0
COM-157 Newspaper Production
1.0
DRA-130 Acting I
3.0
DRA-152 Play Production
2.0
DRA-132 Acting II*
3.0
MAT-117 Math for Elementary Teachers*
3.0
MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra*
4.0
MAT-120 College Algebra*
3.0
MAT-165 Business Calculus*
3.0
MAT-127 College Algebra & Trigonometry*
5.0
MAT-210 Calculus I*
4.0
MAT-216 Calculus II*
4.0
MAT-219 Calculus III*
4.0
MAT-180 Engineering Problems
2.0
MUS-120 Music Theory I
4.0
MUS-121 Music Theory II*
4.0
MUS-220 Music Theory III*
4.0
MUS-221 Music Theory IV*
4.0
MUS Music Participation Courses
PEC-121 Body Structure & Function
1.0
PET-105 Basic Athletic Training
3.0
PEC-177 Sports Officiating: Football
1.0
PEC-170 Sports Officiating: Basketball
1.0
PEC-171 Sports Officiating: Softball
1.0
PEC-172 Sports Officiating: Baseball
1.0
PEC-110 Coaching Ethics, Tech. & Theory
1.0
PEC-111 Tech. & Theory of Coaching
2.0
PEH-141 First Aid
2.0
PEH-185 Contemporary Health Issues
3.0
PEC-115 Athletic Development and Human Growth
1.0
PEC-127 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
2.0
PEC-107 Sports and Society
2.0
PEH-175 Sports Psychology
2.0
PEC-123 Anatomy for Coaching
1.0
PEV Athletic Participation
PHY-172 College Physics II*
4.0
PHY-212 Classical Physics I*
5.0
PHY-222 Classical Physics II*
5.0
POL-221 Contemporary Affairs
1.0
PSY-112 Psychology of Human Relations
3.0
PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology
3.0
PSY-281 Educational Psychology
3.0
SOC-185 Contemporary American Issues
3.0
SOC-130 Introduction to Gerentology
3.0
SDV-195 Student Government
1.0
SDV-196 Getting Involved
1.0
* = A prerequisite course required

You may also take courses with the following prefixes:

ACC
Accounting
AG
All Agricultural Courses
AVI
Aviation
BPT
Bioprocess Technology
MMS
Mass Media Studies
ADM
Administrative Assistant
BCA
Business Computer Applications
CRJ
Criminal Justice
EMS
Emergency Medical Services
FIR
Fire Science
HSC
Health Services
HSV
Human Services
CIS
Computer Programming
MTR
Medical Transcription
MUA
Applied Music
AUT
Automotive Technology
CAD
Computer Aided Drafting
CON
Carpentry
CRR
Automotive Collision
DSL
Diesel
ELE
Electrical Technology
ENV
Sustainable Energy
GRA
Graphics Technology
IND
Industrial Technology
MFG
Manufacturing Technology
NET
Computer Networking/Repair
WEL
Welding

Staff

Jennifer Condon Dean, Liberal Arts 515-574-1190 condon@iowacentral.edu
Tracy Crippin-Haake Associate, Liberal Arts 515-574-1192 crippin@iowacentral.edu
Jenny Shivers Associate, Liberal Arts 515-574-1252 shivers@iowacentral.edu