First Semester Credits
ENL101 M 3
MAT150 M 3
COM103  
Human Communication (or)
Humanities & Fine Arts

COM103 Human Communication

This course fosters and improves competence in intrapersonal, interpersonal, group and public communication situations. Students demonstrate skills necessary to communicate effectively through exercises and presentations that reflect practical, real-world situations. The purpose of the course is to improve the student's skill in communication by providing relevant knowledge and opportunity to apply that knowledge.

Prerequisite: ENL025 or ESL102 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Humanities and Fine Arts general education requirement.

For a complete list of Humanities and Fine Arts general education courses see: General Education Courses

3
PHI130 M 3
    Elective 3
Second Semester Credits
ENL102   3
    Natural or Physical Science 4
HIS119 (or)
HIS160
 
World History I (or)
European History I

HIS119 World History I

This survey course explores the economic, political, cultural, and social developments in world history from the rise of civilization to 1500 Current Era (CE) in Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Americas. The course highlights issues in geography, trade, religious and cultural movements, and social and political change that influenced the historical evolution of various world societies and their interrelationships within a global context.

Prerequisite: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.


HIS160 European History I

This course provides a general overview of major topics of European history from ancient times up to 1600 Current Era (CE). Students focus on cultural, religious, political, and economic developments that formed the basis of modern European culture and society and influenced the Americas and other regions.

Prerequisite: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.

3
   
Concentration Elective
  • ANT107 Introduction to Anthropology
  • SOC106 Principles of Sociology
  • PHI160 Three Great Thinkers
  • PHI210 Ethics
  • PHI241 Selected Topics in Philosophy
  • REL122 Concepts of Western Religion
  • REL123 Concepts of Eastern Religion
3
PHI131   3
Third Semester Credits
    Natural or Physical Science 4
   
Concentration Elective
  • ANT107 Introduction to Anthropology
  • SOC106 Principles of Sociology
  • PHI160 Three Great Thinkers
  • PHI210 Ethics
  • PHI241 Selected Topics in Philosophy
  • REL122 Concepts of Western Religion
  • REL123 Concepts of Eastern Religion
3
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Elective 3
HIS120 (or)
HIS162
 
World History II (or)
European History II

HIS120 World History II

This survey course explores the economic, political, cultural, and social developments in world history from 1500 Current Era (CE) to the present in Asia, Africa, Europe, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Americas. The course highlights issues of geography, trade, religious and cultural movements, and social and political change that influenced the historical evolution of various world societies and their interrelationships within a global context.

Prerequisite: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score

Offered: Fall, Spring

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.


HIS162 European History II

This course provides a general overview of European History from 1600 to the present. Students focus on cultural, religious, political, and economic developments that formed the basis of modern European culture and influenced the United States and other nations.

Prerequisites: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores

Offered: Spring

Note: Satisfies a Behavioral and Social Sciences general education requirement.

3
Fourth Semster Credits
   
Concentration Elective
  • ANT107 Introduction to Anthropology
  • SOC106 Principles of Sociology
  • PHI160 Three Great Thinkers
  • PHI210 Ethics
  • PHI241 Selected Topics in Philosophy
  • REL122 Concepts of Western Religion
  • REL123 Concepts of Eastern Religion
3
PHI201   3
    Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    Elective 3
    Elective (if needed) 1–3
Total Credits 60/62

M Designates a Milestone course. A milestone course must be completed in the semester indicated to ensure that you remain on track to continue on in your program and graduate on time.

The Associate in Arts degree does not indicate a specialized degree in a concentration. Students who complete this concentration will satisfy the requirements of MassTransfer. For additional information pertaining to degree requirements, please refer to Degree Requirements.