LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES: INTERNATIONAL STUDIES EMPHASIS / A.A. DEGREE

Ammerman - Eastern - Grant
Hegis Code: 5622

Program Learning OutcomesCurriculum Code: LAIS-AA
 
     This curriculum is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a baccalaureate degree in some area of international studies. The program is part of a larger education movement which recognizes the need to respond to the globalization of the economy, the interdependence of nations and peoples, and the growth of international political institutions. Students in this program will ultimately seek careers in government or the private sector with an international orientation or emphasis.

     There are three options or areas of specialization within the program: business, humanities and social science. The study of foreign languages is an important component of the program. Foreign travel and learning about foreign cultures are also encouraged.

Admission Procedures and Requirements

     For entering students, the minimum requirement for admission is an 80 high school average. Students already enrolled in college need 12 credits with a 3.0 GPA or better.

FIRST SEMESTER: 17.5 credits Credits
  COL101: Freshman Seminar 1.5
  COM101: Introduction to Human Communication
or COM105:Public Speaking
3
  CST101: Introduction to Computing 4
  ENG101: Standard Freshman Composition 3
* Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum, see information below Foreign Language Elective 3
  MAT103: Statistics I 3
       
SECOND SEMESTER: 17 credits  
ANT101:Culture Anthropology 3
  ENG102:Introduction to Literature 3
* Courses that constitute the major in this curriculum, see information below Foreign Language Elective 3
  Laboratory Science Elective 4
  Option Elective (see below) 3
  Physical Education 1
       
THIRD SEMESTER: 19 credits  
BUS141: Fundamentals of International Business 3
  ECO112: Microeconomics: Prices And Markets 3
* Foreign Language Elective 3
GEO101:World Regional Geography 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
Option Elective (see below) 3
  Physical Education 1
       
FOURTH SEMESTER: 15 credits  
* Foreign Language Elective 0-3
HIS118: Major World Culture 3
*** International Placement 3
Option Elective (see below) 3
** Restricted Social Science Elective 3
       
BUSINESS OPTION
9 credits
 
BUS143: Fundamentals of Exporting and Importing 3
  MKT101: Marketing 3
MKT220: International Marketing 3
       
HUMANITIES OPTION
9 credits
 
ENG212: Contemporary Global Literature 3
Humanities Elective 3
PHL111: World Philosophies 3
       
SOCIAL SCIENCE OPTION
9 credits
 
HIS101: Western Civilization I or
HIS102:Western Civilization II
3
HIS107: Modern World History 3
POL107: World Politics 3
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 68.5


* Students must complete 12 credits in a foreign language sequence, at least to the level of Intermediate II (i.e.. FRE202, GER202, ITL202, JPN202 and SPN202). Students who enter with advanced placement beyond Intermediate II must take advanced courses in the same language. An exception applies to students who have achieved a high school diploma (or equivalent) or a more advanced degree in a non-English speaking country, in which event they may be eligible to substitute other humanities courses for the foreign language requirement, pending department approval. Students who have completed a foreign language sequence/course at SCCC for which the college does not offer more advanced courses must take the remaining required language credits in another foreign language.

**The restricted Social Science elective must be chosen from the following: HIS101, HIS102, HIS107, POL107, ANT211.

*** Business Option students fulfill the international placement requirement with BUS150. If funds or arrangements are not available, students in the Business Option may meet the requirement with business electives approved by the business administration academic chair. Students in the Humanities and Social Sciences Options may meet the requirement with restricted electives in their respective disciplines upon consultation with an academic advisor.

†Humanities electives must be chosen from the following: COM202, ENG143, ENG144, ENG211, ART111, ART112, ART113, MUS206, MUS210.

These courses constitute the major courses in this curriculum.

NOTES:
1) If a student has already taken all the restricted electives in a option, then he or she my take any elective in liberal arts or business to fulfill curriculum requirements.
(2) This curriculum is currently not offered in its entirety at the Eastern Campus.
(3) Students planning to transfer to SUNY four-year institution should check the SUNY core General Education Requirements in the college catalog for information on selection of elective courses.
(4) See Transfer Opportunities for articulation agreements with four-year colleges and universities.

REQUIRED CREDIT DISTRIBUTION
English 6-9 credits
Foreign Language 12 credits
Social Sciences 12-15 credits
Humanities 3-9 credits
History 3-9 credits
Mathematics and Science 7 credits
Business and Computer Sciences 7-16 credits
International Placement 3 credits
Liberal Arts Elective 3 credits
Freshman Seminar 1.5 credits
Physical Education 2 credits