Associate in Arts (AA)

Program Description

Catalog Year: 2019

These requirements are effective for new students admitted to ECC beginning summer 1998 or later. The degree is designed for transfer to four year institutions and intended for students majoring in Art/Commercial Art, Behaviorial Sciences, Communications, Criminal Justice, Education, Foreign Languages, Home Economics (Consumer and Family Studies), Humanities, Liberal Arts, Music, Pre-Law, Social Sciences and Theatre. Graduates earning this degree meet the requirement for coursework on improving human relations as defined in 110 ILCS 205/9.21 (formerly Ill.Rev. Stat. 1991 Ch. 144 sec. 189.21) or PA-87-581. The college recommends all students create an Education Plan with an academic & transfer advisor in the ECC Student Success Center (B120) prior to registering. Students with previous academic, career and life experiences are encouraged to have a transcript analysis completed and to investigate CLEP and ECC Proficiency Credit to fulfill prerequisite, course, and/or degree requirements. Each of the courses listed below has an Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) equivalent number. Refer to the Course Description for course titles, IAI numbers, and specifics.

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Program Requirements

Communications : Communications

Take:
  • ENG-101 - English Composition I
  • ENG-102 - English Composition II

Take:
  • CMS-101 - Fundamentals of Speech

Mathematics : Math Requirement

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • MTH-104 - Liberal Arts Mathematics
  • MTH-102 - General Education Statistics
  • MTH-113 - Math for Elementary Teaching II
  • MTH-120 - Statistics I
  • MTH-125 - Finite Math for Business & Managmt
  • MTH-126 - Calculus for Business/Social Science

Physical and Life Sciences : PHYSICAL SCIENCE

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ATY-100 - Astronomy
  • CHM-101 - Preparatory Chemistry
  • CHM-112 - Elements of Chemistry: General
  • CHM-142 - General Chemistry I
  • GEO-115 - Intro to Physical Geography
  • GLY-105 - Environmental Geology
  • GLY-112 - Physical Geology
  • PHY-101 - General Physics
  • PHY-211 - Engineering Physics I
  • APS-111 - Applied Physical Science
  • APS-101 - Earth Science

Physical and Life Sciences : LIFE SCIENCE

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • BIO-105 - Survey of Environmental Biology
  • BIO-108 - Biology for Contemporary Society
  • BIO-110 - Principles of Biology
  • BIO-113 - Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • BIO-114 - Organismal Bio, Evolution, Ecology
  • BIO-115 - Environmental Biology

Physical and Life Sciences : LAB COMPONENT

Take 1 course from:
  • BIO-108 - Biology for Contemporary Society
  • BIO-110 - Principles of Biology
  • BIO-113 - Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • BIO-115 - Environmental Biology
  • CHM-101 - Preparatory Chemistry
  • CHM-112 - Elements of Chemistry: General
  • CHM-142 - General Chemistry I
  • GLY-112 - Physical Geology
  • PHY-101 - General Physics
  • PHY-211 - Engineering Physics I
  • APS-111 - Applied Physical Science
  • APS-101 - Earth Science

Humanities and Fine Arts : HUMANITIES

Take 1 course from:
  • FRN-202 - Intermediate French II
  • GRM-202 - Intermediate German II
  • SPN-202 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • HIS-118 - Foundations of Civilization
  • HIS-160 - American Civilization
  • HUM-110 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • HUM-112 - Western Philosophy I
  • HUM-113 - Western Philosophy II
  • HUM-115 - Critical Reasoning
  • HUM-116 - Logic
  • HUM-170 - Introduction to Asian Philosophies
  • HUM-202 - Philosophy of Religion
  • HUM-203 - Comparative Religions
  • HUM-204 - Introduction to Religious Studies
  • HUM-205 - Introduction to Mythology
  • HUM-216 - Ethics
  • LIT-201 - Introduction to Literature:Fiction
  • LIT-202 - Introduction to Literature:Drama
  • LIT-203 - Introduction to Literature:Poetry
  • LIT-205 - Introduction to Shakespeare
  • LIT-210 - Multicultural American Literature
  • LIT-211 - Introduction to Literature by Women
  • LIT-220 - LGBTQ Literature
  • LIT-223 - International Literature
  • LIT-225 - Children's Literature
  • LIT-229 - Novel and Film
  • LIT-230 - Masterpieces of World Lit
  • LIT-241 - Great Books Seminar I
  • LIT-243 - Great Books Seminar III
  • LIT-245 - Great Books Seminar V
  • LIT-242 - Great Books Seminar II
  • LIT-244 - Great Books Seminar IV
  • LIT-229 - Novel and Film
  • LIT-235 - Bible as Literature
  • HUM-101 - Introduction to Western Humanities I
  • HUM-102 - Introduction to Western Humanities II
  • HUM-103 - Intro to Non-Western Humanities

Humanities and Fine Arts : FINE ARTS

Take 1 course from:
  • ART-115 - Art Appreciation
  • ART-130 - Art of Film
  • ART-151 - History of Art I
  • ART-152 - History of Art II
  • ART-154 - Survey of Non-Western Art
  • ART-155 - History of Photography
  • MUS-104 - Musics of the World
  • MUS-105 - Music Appreciation
  • MUS-106 - Music Literature From 1400 to 1750
  • THE-100 - Theatre Appreciation
  • THE-122 - Intro-Theater History & Literature
  • THE-124 - American Drama
  • MUS-107 - Music Liter. From 1750 to Present
  • CMS-106 - Introduction to Film Appreciation
  • HUM-101 - Introduction to Western Humanities I
  • HUM-102 - Introduction to Western Humanities II
  • HUM-103 - Intro to Non-Western Humanities
  • LIT-229 - Novel and Film

Humanities and Fine Arts : MINIMUM CREDIT REQ'D

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ART-115 - Art Appreciation
  • ART-130 - Art of Film
  • ART-151 - History of Art I
  • ART-152 - History of Art II
  • ART-154 - Survey of Non-Western Art
  • ART-155 - History of Photography
  • FRN-202 - Intermediate French II
  • GRM-202 - Intermediate German II
  • SPN-202 - Intermediate Spanish II
  • HIS-118 - Foundations of Civilization
  • HIS-160 - American Civilization
  • HUM-101 - Introduction to Western Humanities I
  • HUM-102 - Introduction to Western Humanities II
  • HUM-103 - Intro to Non-Western Humanities
  • HUM-110 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • HUM-112 - Western Philosophy I
  • HUM-113 - Western Philosophy II
  • HUM-115 - Critical Reasoning
  • HUM-116 - Logic
  • HUM-170 - Introduction to Asian Philosophies
  • HUM-202 - Philosophy of Religion
  • HUM-203 - Comparative Religions
  • HUM-204 - Introduction to Religious Studies
  • HUM-205 - Introduction to Mythology
  • HUM-216 - Ethics
  • LIT-201 - Introduction to Literature:Fiction
  • LIT-202 - Introduction to Literature:Drama
  • LIT-203 - Introduction to Literature:Poetry
  • LIT-205 - Introduction to Shakespeare
  • LIT-210 - Multicultural American Literature
  • LIT-211 - Introduction to Literature by Women
  • LIT-220 - LGBTQ Literature
  • LIT-223 - International Literature
  • LIT-225 - Children's Literature
  • LIT-229 - Novel and Film
  • LIT-230 - Masterpieces of World Lit
  • LIT-235 - Bible as Literature
  • LIT-241 - Great Books Seminar I
  • LIT-242 - Great Books Seminar II
  • LIT-243 - Great Books Seminar III
  • LIT-244 - Great Books Seminar IV
  • LIT-245 - Great Books Seminar V
  • MUS-104 - Musics of the World
  • MUS-105 - Music Appreciation
  • MUS-106 - Music Literature From 1400 to 1750
  • CMS-106 - Introduction to Film Appreciation
  • THE-100 - Theatre Appreciation
  • THE-122 - Intro-Theater History & Literature
  • THE-124 - American Drama
  • MUS-107 - Music Liter. From 1750 to Present

Social and Behavioral Science Requirement : Social Sciences

Take 1 course from:
  • ECN-101 - Fundamentals of Economics
  • GEO-116 - Human Geography
  • GEO-216 - Geography of the Developing World
  • HIS-101 - History of Western Civilization I
  • HIS-102 - History of Western Civilization II
  • HIS-115 - History of World Civilizations I
  • HIS-116 - History of World Civilizations II
  • HIS-120 - History of the Non-Western World I
  • HIS-121 - History of the Non-Western World II
  • HIS-130 - History of Latin America I
  • HIS-131 - History of Latin America II
  • HIS-140 - History of Asia & Pacific I
  • HIS-141 - History of Asia & Pacific II
  • HIS-151 - U S History to 1870
  • HIS-152 - U S History Since 1865
  • POS-150 - Amer Government - National
  • POS-151 - Amer Govt State Local
  • POS-152 - Principles of Political Science
  • POS-250 - Comparative Political Systems
  • POS-251 - International Relations
  • POS-253 - Non-Western Comparative Government

Social and Behavioral Science Requirement : Behavioral Sciences

Take 1 course from:
  • ATR-120 - Introduction to Anthropology
  • ATR-210 - General Prehistoric Archeology
  • ATR-220 - Cultural Anthropology
  • ATR-250 - Human Evolution
  • PSY-100 - Intro to Psychology
  • PSY-212 - Child Psychology
  • PSY-214 - Adulthood and Aging
  • PSY-215 - Social Psychology
  • PSY-218 - Human Growth and Development
  • SOC-100 - Principles of Sociology
  • SOC-201 - Social Problems
  • SOC-209 - Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC-210 - Marriage and Family
  • SOC-220 - Gender Roles and Social Change

Social and Behavioral Science Requirement : Min Credits Required

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ATR-120 - Introduction to Anthropology
  • ATR-210 - General Prehistoric Archeology
  • ATR-220 - Cultural Anthropology
  • ATR-250 - Human Evolution
  • ECN-101 - Fundamentals of Economics
  • GEO-116 - Human Geography
  • GEO-216 - Geography of the Developing World
  • HIS-101 - History of Western Civilization I
  • HIS-102 - History of Western Civilization II
  • HIS-115 - History of World Civilizations I
  • HIS-116 - History of World Civilizations II
  • HIS-120 - History of the Non-Western World I
  • HIS-121 - History of the Non-Western World II
  • HIS-130 - History of Latin America I
  • HIS-131 - History of Latin America II
  • HIS-140 - History of Asia & Pacific I
  • HIS-141 - History of Asia & Pacific II
  • HIS-151 - U S History to 1870
  • HIS-152 - U S History Since 1865
  • POS-150 - Amer Government - National
  • POS-151 - Amer Govt State Local
  • POS-152 - Principles of Political Science
  • POS-250 - Comparative Political Systems
  • POS-251 - International Relations
  • POS-253 - Non-Western Comparative Government
  • PSY-100 - Intro to Psychology
  • PSY-212 - Child Psychology
  • PSY-214 - Adulthood and Aging
  • PSY-215 - Social Psychology
  • PSY-218 - Human Growth and Development
  • SOC-100 - Principles of Sociology
  • SOC-201 - Social Problems
  • SOC-209 - Racial and Ethnic Relations
  • SOC-210 - Marriage and Family
  • SOC-220 - Gender Roles and Social Change
  • SOC-215 - Social Psychology

Major Field & Elective Courses : ARTS.AA ELECTIVES

But not:
  • ENG-101 - English Composition I
  • ENG-102 - English Composition II

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