Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts area of study is designed for students planning to transfer to a senior college or university for completion of a baccalaureate degree. This course sequence intends to provide a strong, general foundation in the humanities. It provides breadth in a variety of disciplines rather than aiming at depth in any one. This area of study is especially appropriate for students who have as their educational goals: (1) transferring to a liberal arts college, (2) undecided plans for a major in transferring to any senior college or university, (3) a desire to understand more thoroughly the underlying principles of individual and social behavior in the environment.

Degree

Associate in Arts (Transfer Program)
Total Credit Hours: 60

Program Requirements

Select a course number below to see a course description.

Required General Education Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 110 COMPOSITION I  3
ENGL 111 COMPOSITION II   3
COMMUNICATION * 3
SOCIAL SCIENCE * 9
MATHEMATICS * 3
LIFE SCIENCE/PHYSICAL SCIENCE * 7
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 9

Elective Courses

Course Name Credit Hours
FOREIGN LANGUAGE  8
ELECTIVES  9 to 10

* See specific requirements for Associate in Arts Degree.

Recommended Course Sequence

Semester Courses
Fall Semester 1ENGL 110; Foreign Language; Mathematics; Social Science
Spring Semester 1ENGL 111; Foreign Language; Humanities/Fine Arts; Life Science
Fall Semester 2Communications; Humanities/Fine Arts; Physical Science; Elective
Spring Semester 2Humanities/Fine Arts; Social Science; Social Science; Elective; Elective

Program Contact Information

English, Humanities, and Language Studies Department
Room 314C
(309) 694-5342

Illinois Career Cluster

Education and Training

Career Pathway:
Teaching/Training