A.A. Degree General Education

In compliance with Rule 6A-14.0303, General Education Core Course Options, prior to the award of an Associate in Arts degree, students must complete at least one course from each of the General Education subject areas listed in this section. www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/5444.urlt/0074884-140303.pdf

  • Communication:
    •     ENC X101 English Composition 1; or
    •     Any student who successfully completes a course with and ENC prefix for which ENC X101 is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the communication core.
  • Humanities:
    •     ARH X000 Art Appreciation;
    •     HUM X020 Introduction to Humanities;
    •     LIT X000 Introduction to Literature;
    •     MUL X010 Music Literature/Music Appreciation;
    •     PHI X010 Introduction to Philosophy; or
    •     THE X000 Theatre Appreciation
  • Mathematics:
    •     MAC X105 College Algebra;
    •     MAC X311 Calculus I;
    •     MGF X106 Liberal Arts Mathematics I
    •     MGF X107 Liberal Arts Mathematics II
    •     STA X023 Statistical Methods; or
    •     Any student who successfully completes a mathematics course for which one of the general education core courses options in mathematics is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the mathematics core.
  • Natural Science:
    •     AST X002 Descriptive Astronomy;
    •     BSC X005 General Biology
    •     BSC X010 General Biology I;
    •     BSC X085 Anatomy and Physiology I;
    •     CHM X020 Chemistry for Liberal Studies;
    •     CHM X045 General Chemistry I;
    •     ESC X000 Introduction to Earth Science;
    •     EVR X001 Introduction to Environmental Science;
    •     PHY X020 Fundamentals of Physics;
    •     PHY X048 General Physics with Calculus;
    •     PHY X053 General Physics I; or
    •     Any student who successfully completes a natural science course for which one of the general education core course options in natural science is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the natural science core.
  • Social Sciences:
    •     AMH X020 Introduction to Survey Since 1877;
    •     ANT X000 Introduction to Anthropology;
    •     ECO X013    Principles of Macroeconomics;
    •     POS X041 American Government;
    •     PSY X012 Introduction to Psychology; or
    •     SYG X000 Principles of Sociology.

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:

  • demonstrate essential skills in verbal, performative, and written communication, to include the articulation of content clearly and precisely
  • demonstrate critical thinking skills in the analysis of key values and ideas presented in areas such as philosophy, history, information literacy, literature, music, theatre, visual arts, and religious studies
  • demonstrate scientific reasoning in the analysis of various human phenomena such as human nature, human behavior, human diversity, and human social systems
  • demonstrate scientific or mathematical reasoning in problem solving

Degree Requirements

English - 6 credits

Students must complete ENC 1101 to comply with General Education Core Course Options.
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

LIT 2110World Literature: Homer to the Renaissance

3 credits

LIT 2120World Literature: Enlightenment to the Present

3 credits

MMC 2100Writing for Mass Communications I

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

Students must complete at least one course from ARH 1000, HUM 1020, LIT 1000, MUL 2010, PHI 1010, THE 1000 to comply with General Education Core Course Options.
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

ENL 2012English Literature to 1798

3 credits

ENL 2022English Literature after 1798

3 credits

ENL 2330Introduction to Shakespeare

3 credits

HUM 1020Introduction to Humanities

3 credits

HUM 1233Humanities Literature: Baroque to Present

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 1000Introduction to Literature

3 credits

LIT 2110World Literature: Homer to the Renaissance

3 credits

LIT 2120World Literature: Enlightenment to the Present

3 credits

MMC 2100Writing for Mass Communications I

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

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

Students must complete at least one course from MAC 1105, MAC 2311, MGF 2106, MGF 2107, STA 2023 to comply with General Education Core Course Options.

Effective Fall 2017, Associate in Arts degree-seeking students must enroll in the first required math course appropriate for their degree by the time they have earned fifteen college credits or reached the 25% benchmark toward degree. These students must enroll in a math course each subsequent semester until the math General Education requirement has been met.
MAC 1105College Algebra

3 credits

MAC 1114Plane Trigonometry

3 credits

MAC 1140Precalculus Algebra

3 credits

MAC 1147Precalculus/Trigonometry

5 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

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

Students must complete at least one course from AST 1002, BSC 1005, BSC 2010, BSC 2085, CHM 1020, CHM 1045, ESC 1000, EVR 1001, PHY 1020, PHY 2048, PHY 2053 to comply with General Education Core Course Options. IRSC does not offer BSC 2085, ESC 1000, or EVR 1001, but does accept the courses as Natural Science General Education.
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 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 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

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

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

Social Science - Students must take 6 credits from the following

Students must take at least one course from the following AMH 2020, ANT 1000, ECO 2013, POS 1041, PSY 2012, SYG 2000 to comply with General Education Core Course Options.

Students must take 12 credits total of Social Science courses.

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

Social Science - Students must take 6 credits from the following

ANT 1000Introduction to Anthropology

3 credits

ANT 2140Anthropology and Human Origins

3 credits

ANT 2149Archaeology in Popular Culture

3 credits

ANT 2410Introduction to Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics

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 1361Sociology of Death

3 credits

SYG 2000Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

SYG 2010Social Problems

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.