Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: Guam Community College 2015-2016 Catalog Program: Liberal Studies, A.A. (Formerly Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Liberal Studies, A.A. (Formerly Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences)

Program Mission

The Liberal Studies program aims to provide students with the means to engage in critical insight, reasoning, mature judgment, and independent thinking; awakens students to a sense of the importance of values, self-awareness, and responsibility; and prepares students for scholarly excellence.

Program Description

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies is designed to provide a broad-based interdisciplinary education to prepare students who want to pursue a four-year degree. Courses include core subjects such as English, Math, Science, Social Sciences, the Arts, and languages.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):

Upon successful completion of the AA in Liberal Studies program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to connect knowledge of human culture and the natural world to a variety of disciplines and perspectives.
  2. Demonstrate effective reasoning, problem solving, critical thinking, and creative achievement, and an inclination to life-long inquiry and the pursuit of learning.
  3. Identify and articulate the intellectual, ethical, cultural, and social qualities essential for leadership in a changing global community through awareness and respect for cultures diverse in thought, values, and beliefs.

A. General Education Requirements

Please refer to the new General Education requirements in this catalog.

Note:  Liberal Studies students must take EN 110, SI 103 & SI 103L or SI 110 & SI 110L, CS 151, SO 130 or PY 120 as part of their General Education requirements.  For the Humanities and Fine Arts requirement, one of the modern language choices must be taken (ASL 100, JA 110 or CH 110)

Minimum Total General Education Requirements - 20

B. Technical Requirements

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed

1.  English Writing Skills (3)

EN 111 - Writing for Research (3) +


2.  Communication Skills (3)

EN 125 - Introduction to Speech (3) +


3.  The Arts (6)

EN 210 - Introduction to Literature (3) +
TH 101 - Introduction to the Theater (3)


4.  Global Studies (3 credits from the following list)

HI 121 - History of World Civilization I (3)
HI 122 - History of World Civilization II (3)
HM 201 - Social Welfare and Development: Global Challenges (3)


5.  The Individual and Society (3)

EC 110 - Principles of Economics (3)


6.  Modern Languages  (The degree requires a total of 8 credits in the same language)

ASL 110 - American Sign Language II (4)
JA 111 - Beginning Japanese II (4)
CH 111 - Chamorro II (4)


7.  Personal Development  (3 credits from the following list)

HL 202 - Nutrition (3)
PY 100 - Personal Adjustment (3)


8.  Regional Studies   (3 credits from the following list)

HU 120 - Pacific Cultures (3)
HM 110 - Introduction to Community Services (3)


9.  The Sciences (4 credits from the following list)


SI 103 - Introduction to Marine Biology (3) AND
SI 103L - Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)
SI 110 - Environmental Biology (3) AND
SI 110L - Environmental Bio Lab (1)


10.  Search for Meaning (3)

PI 101 - Introduction to Philosophy (3)


Total Technical Requirements - 35

C. Electives

The student’s advisor must approve elective courses.

Total Elective Requirements - 6

Minimum Total Credits Required - 61