A.A. Degree General Education

Required Courses for Graduation - (A.A. Degree) – 36 Semester Hours

General Education teaches students a broad base of knowledge and develops higher order thinking skills. Through the General Education requirements within the Associate in Arts degree, the student will:

  • communicate with clarity and precision
  • use technology to acquire, organize, and convey information
  • describe a wide range of global, social and cultural points of view and apply various perspectives to analyze human behavior
  • develop awareness of diverse ethical perspectives
  • understand and exhibit civic engagement and social responsibility
  • apply critical thinking through problem-solving.
  • Degree Requirements

    English - 6 credits

    ENC 1101English Composition I

    3 credits

    And

    ENC 1102English Composition II

    3 credits

    ENC 1107Advanced College Writing

    3 credits

    ENC 2210Technical Communications

    3 credits

    AML 2010American Literature to 1865

    3 credits

    AML 2020American Literature after 1865

    3 credits

    ENL 2012English Literature to 1798

    3 credits

    ENL 2022English Literature after 1798

    3 credits

    LIN 2670Linguistics and English Grammar

    3 credits

    LIT 2030Introduction to Poetry

    3 credits

    LIT 2110World Literature: Homer to the Renaissance

    3 credits

    LIT 2120World Literature: Enlightenment to the Present

    3 credits

    In each of the above courses, students will demonstrate college-level writing skills through multiple assignments and complete each course with a grade of "C" or higher.

    Humanities - 6 credits

    AML 2010American Literature to 1865

    3 credits

    AML 2020American Literature after 1865

    3 credits

    ARC 1701Architectural History I

    3 credits

    ARH 1000Art Appreciation

    3 credits

    ARH 2050History of Art (Prehistoric - Gothic)

    3 credits

    ARH 2051History of Art (Renaissance through Modern)

    3 credits

    ENC 1102English Composition II

    3 credits

    ENG 1123History of Film I

    3 credits

    ENG 1124History of Film II

    3 credits

    ENL 2012English Literature to 1798

    3 credits

    ENL 2022English Literature after 1798

    3 credits

    ENL 2330Introduction to Shakespeare

    3 credits

    HUM 1233Humanities Literature: Baroque to Present

    3 credits

    HUM 1533Humanities: Philosophy

    3 credits

    HUM 1541Humanities Literature: Ancient to Renaissance

    3 credits

    HUM 2512Humanities: Fine Arts

    3 credits

    IDS 1110The Pursuit of Knowledge

    3 credits

    IDS 1955Interdisciplinary Study Abroad

    3 credits

    LIT 2110World Literature: Homer to the Renaissance

    3 credits

    LIT 2120World Literature: Enlightenment to the Present

    3 credits

    MUL 2010Survey of Music Literature

    3 credits

    MUL 2012Survey of Music Literature - Musical Theater

    3 credits

    MUY 2100Humanities: Music and Music Therapy

    3 credits

    PHH 2060History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval

    3 credits

    PHH 2403History of Philosophy: Modern

    3 credits

    PHH 2603History of Philosophy: Contemporary

    3 credits

    PHI 1002Philosophical Practice

    3 credits

    PHI 1010Introduction to Philosophy

    3 credits

    PHI 1103Critical and Creative Thinking

    3 credits

    PHI 1113Reason and Emotion

    3 credits

    PHI 1401Science and Society

    3 credits

    PHI 1624Philosophy and Popular Culture

    3 credits

    PHI 1635Ethical Issues in Health Care

    3 credits

    PHI 1801Philosophy of Art

    3 credits

    PHI 2100Introduction to Logic

    3 credits

    PHI 2620Environmental Ethics

    3 credits

    PHI 2630Introduction to Ethics

    3 credits

    PHP 1791Existentialism

    3 credits

    REL 1121Religion and American Public Life

    3 credits

    REL 1300Introduction to World Religions

    3 credits

    THE 1000Introduction to Theatre (Drama)

    3 credits

    THE 2300Survey of Dramatic Literature

    3 credits

    In each of the above courses, students will demonstrate college-level writing skills through multiple assignments and complete each course with a grade of "C" or higher.

    Mathematics - 6 credits

    MAC 1105College Algebra

    3 credits

    MAC 1114Plane Trigonometry

    3 credits

    MAC 1140Precalculus Algebra

    3 credits

    MAC 2233Business Calculus I

    3 credits

    MAC 2311Calculus I with Analytic Geometry

    5 credits

    MAD 2104Discrete Mathematics

    3 credits

    MAP 2302Differential Equations

    3 credits

    MAS 2103Linear Algebra

    3 credits

    MGF 2106Survey in Mathematics

    3 credits

    MGF 2107Explorations in Mathematics

    3 credits

    MTG 2204Elementary Geometry

    3 credits

    STA 2023Elementary Statistics I

    3 credits

    Students must complete each course with a grade of C or higher.

    Science - 6 credits

    AST 1002General Astronomy

    3 credits

    AST 1002LGeneral Astronomy Laboratory

    1 credit

    BSC 1005Life Science

    3 credits

    BSC 1005LLife Science Lab

    1 credit

    BSC 1084Survey of the Human Body

    4 credits

    BSC 1254Tropical Marine Ecology

    3 credits

    BSC 1254LTropical Marine Ecology Lab

    1 credit

    BSC 1421Introduction to Biotechnology

    3 credits

    BSC 1421LIntroduction to Biotechnology Laboratory

    1 credit

    BSC 2010General Biology I

    3 credits

    BSC 2010LGeneral Biology I Lab

    1 credit

    BSC 2011General Biology II

    3 credits

    BSC 2011LGeneral Biology II Lab

    1 credit

    BSC 2093Anatomy and Physiology I

    3 credits

    BSC 2093LAnatomy and Physiology I Lab

    1 credit

    BSC 2094Anatomy and Physiology II

    3 credits

    BSC 2094LAnatomy and Physiology II Lab

    1 credit

    CHM 1020Introduction to Chemistry

    3 credits

    CHM 1045General Chemistry I

    3 credits

    CHM 1045LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

    1 credit

    CHM 1046General Chemistry II

    3 credits

    CHM 1046LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

    1 credit

    CHM 1083Consumer Chemistry

    3 credits

    CHM 2210Organic Chemistry I

    3 credits

    CHM 2210LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

    1 credit

    CHM 2211Organic Chemistry II

    3 credits

    CHM 2211LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

    1 credit

    CHS 1510Introduction to Forensic Science

    3 credits

    GLY 1010Introduction to Geology

    3 credits

    MET 1001Weather and Climate

    3 credits

    OCB 1000Introduction to Marine Biology

    3 credits

    OCB 1000LIntroduction to Marine Biology Lab

    1 credit

    OCB 1630Marine Ecology

    3 credits

    OCB 1630LMarine Ecology Lab

    1 credit

    OCB 2010Marine Biology

    3 credits

    OCE 2001Introduction to Oceanography

    3 credits

    OCE 2001LOceanography Lab

    1 credit

    PCB 1030Introduction to Ecology

    3 credits

    PHY 1020Principles of Physics

    3 credits

    PHY 2048Physics with Calculus I

    3 credits

    PHY 2048LPhysics with Calculus I Lab

    1 credit

    PHY 2049Physics with Calculus II

    3 credits

    PHY 2049LPhysics with Calculus II Lab

    1 credit

    PHY 2053College Physics I

    3 credits

    PHY 2053LCollege Physics I Lab

    1 credit

    PHY 2054College Physics II

    3 credits

    PHY 2054LCollege Physics II Lab

    1 credit

    PSC 1121Survey of Physical Science

    3 credits

    PSC 1341Physical Science

    3 credits

    PSC 1341LPhysical Science Lab

    1 credit

    Consult Educational Services about specific science requirements for major and for university transfer.

    Social Science - Students must take 6 credits from the following

    AMH 2010American History: Discovery through Reconstruction

    3 credits

    AMH 2020American History: Reconstruction to the Present

    3 credits

    EUH 2000Western Civilization: Origins to 1485

    3 credits

    EUH 2001Western Civilization: 1485 to 1815

    3 credits

    EUH 2002Western Civilization: 1815 to the Present

    3 credits

    WOH 2012World History to 1500

    3 credits

    WOH 2022World History Since 1500

    3 credits

    WOH 2040World in the 20th Century

    3 credits

    Students must take 12 credits total of Social Science courses.

    Social Science - Students must take 6 credits from the following

    ANT 2140Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Archaeology

    3 credits

    ANT 2410Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics

    3 credits

    ASN 1010Introduction to East Asia

    3 credits

    CPO 2002Comparative Politics

    3 credits

    DEP 2004Human Development

    3 credits

    ECO 2013Principles of Economics Macro

    3 credits

    ECO 2023Principles of Economics Micro

    3 credits

    GEA 2000World Regional Geography

    3 credits

    INR 2002Introduction to International Relations

    3 credits

    INR 2500Model United Nations

    3 credits

    POS 1041American Government

    3 credits

    PSY 2012Introduction to Psychology

    3 credits

    SPC 1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication

    3 credits

    SYG 2000Introduction to Sociology

    3 credits

    SYG 2010Social Problems

    3 credits

    SYP 1742Sociology of Death

    3 credits

    Students must take 12 credits total of Social Science courses.

    Electives – 24 Credits

    No upper level or courses with the designation (N) are permitted in the Associate in Arts Degree program.

    Required Prerequisites

    (See Program Listings or Advisor)

    To earn the Associate in Arts Degree, certain General Education requirements and elective courses must be satisfactorily completed. Although A.A. students at Indian River State College do not declare majors, students must select prerequisite courses which will best prepare them for transfer into a particular major field at a specific college or university.

    In planning the program of study at Indian River State College, students are advised to seek the aid of an advisor. An advisor can help review selections of courses acceptable for meeting the General Education requirements, since specific General Education courses may be recommended for a particular major. In addition, an advisor can suggest prerequisites and sequences of courses for a specific major.

    The length of programs may vary depending on the major area of study and the college or university the student plans to attend.

    The listings are examples of programs that meet the requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree and include prerequisite electives generally recommended for certain majors at most of the state (public) universities. Students should check, however, that the suggested courses meet the requirement for the major field at the specific college or university that they plan to attend. Choice of program and selection of courses are the student’s responsibility.

    The Program Code required for the IRSC Application for Admission is the five digit number following the Program Title.