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Humanities and Social Sciences, A.A.

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Requirements

The AA/AS  in Humanities and Social Sciences is designed to (a) allow students to explore different majors and career paths within the humanities and social sciences, (b) provide a completion point for students who do not want to pursue a bachelor’s  degree, and (c) facilitate transfer to another institution for students who would like to finish their bachelor’s  degree elsewhere. The curriculum consists of 35 credits of general education, 12 credits of electives in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and 1 free electives from any college within the university.

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing     3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Contexts (5)      
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following: 3
  MAT 1030 Quantitative Reasoning (3) (recommended for Humanities or Arts majors)
 
  MAT 1035 Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra (6)  
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (3) (recommended for Social Science majors)  
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)  
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4) (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions Majors)
 
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)
 
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3) (recommended for Business Majors)
 
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 1700 American Civilization (3)  
  HIST 1740 US Economic History (3)  
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877 (3)  
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877 (3)  
  POLS 1000 American Heritage (3)  
  POLS 1100 American National Government (3)  
Complete the following:  
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness (2.0)  
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life 2
Distribution Courses:  
  Biology 3
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities 3
  Fine Arts 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 12 Credits

Any additional Humanities and Social Sciences Course 1000 or 2000 level with the following prefix: AIST, AMST, ANTH, ASL, BESC, CHIN, CHST, CINE, CLST, CNST, COMM, ENGL, FAMS, FREN, GER, GRK, HIST, HUM, IS, LATN, PHIL, POLS, PORT, PSY, RUS, SOC, SOSC, SPAN, SW

12
Elective Requirements: 13 Credits
 Same foreign :anguage 8
Complete 5 credits in any course 1000 level and above 5

  Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above (departments may require a higher GPA).
  3. Residency hours: minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU,
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  5. For the AA degree, completion of 8 credit hours of course work from one language.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track. (Note: This graduation plan has not been updated, please contact the department for the most updated plan.)

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010  Introduction to Academic Writing 3
MAT 1030 OR MAT 1035 or STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090  
Quantitative Reasoning or Quantitative Reasoning with Integrated Algebra or Introduction to Statistics or Introduction to Statistics with Algebra or College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries or College Algebra for Business
 
 3
Language 1 4
HLTH 1100 or PE 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
Humanities and Social Sciences Course (any)
3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research 3
Physical Science Distribution
3
Biological Science Distribution 3
Humanities and Social Sciences Course (any)
3
Language 2 4
  Semester total: 16
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Third Science Distribution 3
Physical Science 3
Humanities and Social Sciences Course (any) 3

General Elective Course

(Any course 1000 level and above)
3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Fine Arts Distribution
3
Humanities Distribution
3
HIST 1700 or HIST 1740 or POLS 1000 or POLS 1100 or HIST 2700 and HIST 2710
American Civilization or US Economic History or American Heritage or American National Government or US History to 1877 and US History since 1877
 
3
Humanities and Social Sciences Course (any)
3

General Elective Course

(Any course 1000 level and above)
2
  Semester total: 14
  Degree total: 60

Department

Communication

The Communication department is in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. To find the most up-to-date information from the Communication department, visit their website.

Communication department