Associate of Arts – General Studies

Concentration: Liberal Arts

The Patten University Associate of Arts degree program is recommended for students who plan to further their education in vocational field, seek entry-level employment, or pursue a four-year degree program. Degree-seeking students progress through the 60-unit curriculum by completing a specified number of General Education units in each content area and 15 units in a concentration. The A.A. degree is intended to meet the personal and academic goals of students while also preparing them for entry-level and generalist positions or for continuation into a four-year degree program.

Summary of Associate of Arts Degree Requirements

General Education Requirement 45
Concentration Courses 15
Total Semester Units 60

General Education Requirements

Course         Title Units
CIS 101        Computer Literacy 3
COM 146     Communication 3
ENG 101A    Reading and Composition 3
ENG 101B    Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing 3
HIS 101        American History 3
MTH 115      College Algebra 3
PHL 263       Social Ethics 3
PHL 271       Philosophy 3
PHY 155       Physics 3
POL 241       American Government 3
PSC 152       Physical Science 3
PSS 100       Academic Strategies 3
PSY 221       Psychology 3
SSC 304       World Religions 3
SOC 230      Sociology 3
Total Units 45

Liberal Arts Concentration Requirements

Course      Title Units
ART 220    Introduction to Film 3
BIO 151     Introduction to Biology 3
ENG 204   Interdisciplinary Reading, Writing, and Research 3
ENG 348   Modern American Literature 3
HIS 227     Ancient World History 3