Oct 15, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2018-2019 Catalog and Student Handbook

General Studies


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Humanities offers general courses of study devoted to the concerns of human thought and culture. Emphasis is placed upon the investigation and discovery of past, present and future civilizations through the process of critical thinking.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Arts

Emphasis: General Studies

Recommended Full-Time Schedule


The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.ws.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, completion of computer competency and your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

3This A.A. degree requires six (6) hours of proficiency in the same foreign language.  Students should check with senior institutions for specific language requirements.  Courses used to remove a high school foreign language deficiency may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

4Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.

Notes:

• Walters State students are required to meet computer competency during the first 30 hours of coursework. Students must take INFS 1010, BUSN 1360 or AGRM 2630/2631 or successfully complete a Computer Competency Exam. The Computer Competency Exam does not provide course credit. Consult your advisor. See www.ws.edu/academics/technical-ed/computer-competency/ for additional information.

•Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year


Fall Term (14 semester credit hours)


Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)


  • ENGL 1020 - English Composition II (3 hrs.)
  • COMM 2025 - Fundamentals of Communication (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Natural Science Elective with lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    1 Behavioral/Social Science Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    1 Humanities/Fine Arts/Studio Arts/Performing Arts Elective (3 hrs.)4

Second Year


Fall Term (15 semester credit hours)


  • HIST 2310 - Early World History (3 hrs.)2
  • or

  • HIST 2010 - Early United States History (3 hrs.)2
  • 1 Foreign Language Elective (3 hrs.)3

    1 Behavioral/Social Science Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    1 English Literature Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)1

    1 Approved Elective (3 hrs.)4

Spring Term (15 semester credit hours)


  • HIST 2320 - Modern World History (3 hrs.)2
  • or

  • HIST 2020 - Modern United States History (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Foreign Language Elective (3 hrs.)3

    1 English Literature Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State approved general education list)(must complete Literature sequence)

    1 Humanities/Fine Arts/Studio Arts/Performing Arts Elective (3 hrs.)4

    1 Approved Elective (3 hrs.)4

Program Degree Requirements - A.A. General Studies


General Education Requirements (41 hours)


Behavioral/Social Sciences (6 hours)


    Approved Behavioral/Social Science General Education electives1 6 credits

Natural Science (8 hours)


    Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives1 8 credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements (19 hours)


        Foreign Language electives3 6 credits
        Humanities/Fine Arts/Studio Arts/Performing Arts electives4 6 credits
        Approved electives4 7 credits

Total Credit Hours 60


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