Liberal Arts (LIBA) – Community College of Rhode Island

Liberal Arts (LIBA)

Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts (AS_LIBA)

studentThe Liberal Arts program provides the first two years of a traditional liberal arts curriculum. Most CCRI students who enroll in this program plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

The Liberal Arts program offers students the opportunity to acquire a perspective on world cultures and language while developing essential skills in critical reading, organization, effective writing, analysis and research. Students who successfully complete this program and/or a Liberal Arts concentration receive an Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree.

Students may concentrate in English, foreign languages, or liberal arts. All Liberal Arts students must complete six sequential credits of foreign language under the general education requirements. Liberal Arts students who wish to pursue a Liberal Arts degree with a concentration in foreign languages are required to take an additional six sequential credits of the same language at the Intermediate 1 and 2 levels (2010 and 2020) or Advanced 1 and 2 levels (2210 and 2220) as well as complete three credits in a second foreign language at the elementary level or above. See the following pages for concentration requirements.

Note: Many courses require prerequisites, corequisites and/or testing. See course descriptions for details.

Major Requirements
ENGL 1010 Composition I English – Placement test required. Those required to take ENGL 1005 will then have to take ENGL 1010. ENGL 1005 may be used as an elective credit. 3
ENGL 2015 Advanced Writing for the Liberal Arts   3
Literature   Recommended that Liberal Arts candidates take two literature courses. See this page for a complete list of courses that fulfill the LITR attribute. 6
MATH 1139 AND 1145
MATH 1139 AND 1138
MATH 1139 AND 1155
MATH 1139 AND 1175
  Math requirements may be fulfilled by any sequence of math courses EXCEPT MATH 0099, 0100, 0101, 1025, 1005 and 1015 which CANNOT be used to fulfill math requirements. 6
Science   Take two courses from the following: ASTR 1010, 1020; BIOL 1001, 1002, 1005, 1010, 1020, 1060; CHEM 1000, 1010, 1030, 1100; GEOL 1010, 1020; OCEN 1010 AND 1030 (both required); PHYS 1000, 1030, 1040 8
Social Science
  Select six sequential credits in history (e.g. HIST 1010 and 1020 or HIST 1210 and 1220) AND three credits in: Sociology, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, History, Geography 9
Foreign Language
Fine Arts
  Select two sequential foreign language courses AND at least one course from: Art, Music, Drama.

Foreign Language/Fine Arts – Basic spoken and specialized introductory foreign language courses do not fulfill or substitute for required foreign language credits at the elementary level as they fulfill elective credit. A student may begin a new language or continue a language started in secondary school. Students should consult the Foreign Language department chair to be sure they choose the correct course level. Intermediate foreign language courses 2010–2020 will normally satisfy the language requirements of transfer institutions that require six credits of language at the intermediate level.
Electives   Electives vary based on concentration choice. Select courses from any instructional program. 16

Total Major Requirements Credits 60

Total Program Credits 60

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Last Updated: 4/14/20