Liberal Arts

This degree prepares students for transfer to four-year college or university. Students are strongly advised to discuss the electives with an advisor. All students shall determine the requirements of the transfer institutions they prefer to attend. Students should also check njtransfer.org for transferability of courses. The degree may be completed part-time or full-time and may be completed during daytime or evening hours or online. Students not immediately preparing to continue degree work find employment in government, human services and business.

For information, contact Dean of Liberal Studies, Dr. Denise Coulter, at (609) 343-4961 or dcoulter@atlantic.edu.

 

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Read critically and communicate effectively in both speech and writing.
  • Apply appropriate statistical concepts to interpret data.
  • Utilize the scientific method of inquiry for the acquisition of the scientific knowledge.
  • Analyze human behavior and social, economic, and political institutions through application of social science theories and concepts.
  • Evaluate works in art, music, theater, literature, philosophy.
  • Demonstrate competency in a foreign language.
  • Identify the importance of global perspective and culturally diverse peoples.
  • Examine and explain ethical issues and situations, demonstrating sound ethical reasoning.
  • Prepare research projects by locating, evaluating, and effectively documenting information using MLA/APA guidelines; demonstrating efficiency in the appropriate use of technology.

(LIBA-Fall 2021)

 

General Education Courses

When a course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.

Communication

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
9

Mathematics-Science-Technology

Choose: MATH122-College Algebra or MATH220-Statistical Methods

General Education Mathematics or Science course

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
12

Social Science

Course #
Title
Credits
Sub-Total Credits
6

Humanities

Choose: ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

Choose: ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

Choose PHIL101, PHIL102 or PHIL110

Select one of the following Foreign Language Sequences (2 courses)*

  • SPAN111 and SPAN112
  • FREN111 and FREN112
  • ITAL111 and ITAL112
Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Foreign Language Sequence Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Foreign Language Sequence Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

History

Choose two: HIST101, HIST102, HIST103, HIST104

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
6

Diversity

Choose: ANTH103, ENGL201, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106, PHIL111 or RELG110

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
3

Liberal Arts Electives

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with an academic advisor prior to making their course selections.

Choose up to 9 credits from the following 200-level course alphas: ARTS, COMM, ECON, ENGL, HIST, HUMT, MATH, PSYC and SOCL

Course #
Title
Credits
Liberal Arts Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Liberal Arts Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Liberal Arts Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
9

*Technological Competency: 0-4 Credits

(Is fulfilled with CISM125, CISM132, testing or reviewed departmental portfolio.)

*Courses must be taken in a progressive sequence in one language. Students should check transferability. Students may also take a CLEP test to fulfill this requirement.

Total credits:
60

Recommended sequence of courses:

First Semester

Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Choose ARTS103, ARTS108, ARTS109, ARTS115, DANC170, MUSC100 or THEA110

Choose FREN111, ITAL111 or SPAN111

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Foreign Language Sequence Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Second Semester

Choose HIST101, HIST102, HIST103 or HIST104

Choose FREN112, ITAL112 or SPAN112

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Foreign Language Sequence Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
15

Third Semester

Choose MATH122 or MATH220

Choose ENGL104, ENGL201, ENGL205, ENGL206, ENGL213 or ENGL214

Choose PHIL101, PHIL102 or PHIL110

Choose 200-level Liberal Arts Elective

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Liberal Arts Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
17

Fourth Semester

Choose General Education Mathematics or Science course

Choose ANTH103, ENGL201, GEOG102, GEOG110, PHIL105, PHIL106, PHIL111 or RELG110

Choose (2) 200-level Liberal Arts Electives

Course #
Title
Credits
Choice of Course (4 Credits)  +
4
Choice of Course (3 Credits)  +
3
Liberal Arts Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Liberal Arts Elective (3 credits)  +
3
Sub-Total Credits
13

Overview

Program

Liberal Arts

Type

Associate in Arts