A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts

FRC Graduation

This degree is designed for transfer students pursuing an area of study requiring only introductory lower-division major preparation courses within a broader liberal arts breadth pattern and transferring to a California State University (CSU),

University of California (UC). Students seeking to transfer to a CSU or UC are strongly advised to visit assist.org and to contact an advisor at their destination university to ensure to ensure that their chosen pattern of coursework will satisfy the major and admissions requirements.

A minimum of 60.0 transferable semester units must be completed with a grade of “C” or better in all area-of-emphasis applicable units.

To earn a Liberal Arts A.A.Degree:

  1. Complete Major Core Requirements and Major Electives, as outlined.
  2. Complete one of the following General Education (GE) patterns; FRC GE, CSU Breadth or IGETC.
  3. Complete electives so that major units, plus GE units, plus elective units total sixty (60) units or higher.

Choose a single area of emphasis: Arts and Humanities, or Social and Behavioral Sciences

Arts and Humanities

The humanities include, but are not limited to, history; literature; philosophy and ethics; foreign languages and cultures; linguistics; jurisprudence or philosophy of law; archaeology; comparative religion; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; and those aspects of the social sciences (anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, government, and economics) that use historical and interpretive rather than quantitative methods. The humanities enable us to reflect upon our lives and ask fundamental questions of value, purpose, and meaning in a rigorous and systematic way.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Social sciences refer to any discipline or branch of science that deals with the social and cultural aspects of human behavior. The social sciences generally include Economics, Political Science, Sociology, and may include Cultural Anthropology, Geography, Psychology, and Social Psychology. This area of emphasis is designed to give students a broad foundation in the related fields of the social and behavioral sciences, and prepare students to think critically, analyze evidence effectively, and understand the different approaches of the various disciplines that examine people as members of society and how societies and social groups operate.

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