Mar 01, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Liberal Arts & Sciences, AA (LASC-AA)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis


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CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Liberal Arts and Science Associate in Arts degree program provides students with a broad background that prepares them for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university. Students will take a wide range of courses with an emphasis on fulfilling general education or similar requirements at four-year colleges and universities. The Associate of Arts (A.A.) emphasizes courses in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Communicate clearly and persuasively both in written and oral forms, including in ways that involve and document outside sources. 
  • Analyze literary, artistic, or philosophical works of world cultures. 
  • Analyze changes and developments in history, including their causes and effects.
  • Apply social scientific theories to understand human behavior and world events.
  • Use mathematical tools and technology to create mathematical models. 
  • Describe scientific principles and apply them to understand the physical world.
  • Identify the various ways in which diversity exists in our world, such as through analyzing artistic and literary works, historical examples, statistical information, or present-day cases.

Program Courses (30-32 credits)


All courses must be at the 1000 level or above.

      Choose one additional course in Arts: ART, ARTH, MUS, or THR Credits: 3

      Choose one additional course in Social/Behavioral Science: Credits: 3
      ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, SOC, WGS

      Choose one additional course in Humanities: Credits: 3
      ENG, HIST, PHIL, HUM, COMM

      Choose two additional Liberal Arts courses at the 1000 level or above:
      ANTH, ART, ARTH, ASTR, BIO, CHEM, COMM, DGA, ERTH, ECON, ENG, ENV, GEOG, GEOL,
      GRA, HIST, HUM, INTD, MATH, METR, MUS, OCEN, PHIL, PHYS, POLS, PSY, SOC,
      THTR, ARAB, CHNS, FREN, GERM, ITAL, JAPN, LATN, RUSN, SPAN, ASL

      Choose 6-8 credits of ARAB, CHI, FRE, GERM, ITA, JAPN, LATN, RUSN, SPAN,
      ASL, or the two upper-level courses of ESOL

      The completion of three years of study up to the third level in a single
      language at the high school level waives the language requirement for
      the Liberal Arts and Science, A.A. Degree. If a student can waive the
      required 6-8 credits of a language, they must substitute 6-8 credits of
      free elective courses.
      Transfer institutions can vary widely in their foreign language
      requirements. Additionally, Sign language courses do not transfer in this
      requirement at all schools. For example, Sign language courses fulfill this
      requirement at CCSU, but not ECSU. Before selecting a language
      sequence, check the specific transfer requirements for the colleges and
      universities to which you are considering transferring and/or consult an
      advisor. 
  

    Choose 9 Credits of 1000-level or Above Free Electives Credits: 9

Total Credits: 60-66


Diversity Requirement


Students must take two courses totaling 6 credits or more designated to meet the CT State Diversity requirements. This requirement can be met with General Education courses and/or with Liberal Arts & Science program or elective courses.

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