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ACC DEGREE TRACKING WORKSHEET

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General Studies
GENERAL STUDIES IN LIBERAL ARTS
Associate of Arts Degree
2005-2006 Catalog
The General Studies program is designed for students desiring a liberal arts education and those who are planning to
transfer to a fouryear institution to major in a liberal arts or education field.

Program Course Sem Hrs. Sem Grade College


Course # Title Taken (If not
ACC)
1301 English 3
Compositi
on I
History1 3
1300 Effective OR
Learning--
Strategies
for College
Success
1310 Career
Exploratio
n/Planning
Natural 4
Science2
Oral 3
Communic
ation3
1302+ English 3
Compositi
on II
1302 United OR
States
History II
2301 History of
Texas
1301 Personal 3
Computing
Natural 4
Science2
Visual and 3-4
Performing
Arts2
2305 United 3
States
Governme
nt
Foreign 4-5
Language4
Mathemat 3
ics2
2301 Introducti OR
on to
Psycholog
y
1301 Introducti
on to
Sociology
Humanitie 3-4
s2
2306 Texas 3
State and
Local
Governme
nt
Foreign 4-5
Language4
Humanitie 3
s2
Unrestrict 3
ed Elective

1
Select from: HIST 1301, HIST 2301, HIST 2327, or HIST 2381. HIST 2301 and HIST 2381 may only be taken once.
2
Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List.
3
Select any Speech course from Communications in the Core Curriculum Course List.
4
Must be from the same language taken in the previous semester.
+ Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions.

Final approval of degree plan for graduation is provided by the Admissions Office. Application for graduation must be
on file in the Admissions Office before the published deadline of the student’s final semester. The ACC Catalog
contains important information about graduation.

ACC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

COSC 1301 PERSONAL COMPUTING (3-2-2). A hands-on course for the development of skills needed to
use personal computer systems for business, individual, and educational applications. Learn word
processing, database management, spreadsheet development, and how to use the operating system.
Keyboarding skills are not required, but are helpful. May not be applied toward a CSC degree. Fee: $12
Skills: R

EDUC 1300 EFFECTIVE LEARNING--STRATEGIES FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS (3-3-0). This course teaches
learning and self-management principles and practices that increase a student's success in college and
life. Drawing from cognitive, affective, and behavioral theories in psychology, students examine the factors
which impact their learning, select relevant methods of deepening their learning and thinking processes,
and developing self-regulation strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of their efforts. Formerly titled
Creative Learning: Keys to College Success. Skills: E
ENGL 1301 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (3-3-0). A study of the principles of composition with emphasis on
language, the mechanics of writing, the types of discourse, and research and documentation. Skills: E

ENGL 1302 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (3-3-0). A continuation of English 1301 with emphasis on analysis
of readings in prose fiction. Skills: E Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or equivalent with minimum grade of "C".

GOVT 2305 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT (3-3-0). This course is an introduction to United States
national government. The course includes a framework for understanding United States government and
politics and the constitutional basis for the processes, the institutions, and the policies of United States
government and politics.

Minorities EmphasisThis course views national government through the perspectives of its political
cultures. Four groups are identified and studied: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and
Native Americans. Study of the United States Constitution and the institutions and processes of the United
States government are an integral part of this course. Skills: E

GOVT 2306 TEXAS STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (3-3-0). This course is an introduction to Texas
state and local government. The course includes an introduction to a framework for analyzing Texas
government and politics and the constitutional basis for the processes, the institutions, and the policies of
Texas government and politics.

Land Use Emphasis This course is an introduction to Texas state and local government with an emphasis
on land use policy. The course includes the powers and practices of local governments in controlling land
use. Topics include annexation, extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), the legal issue of "takings," eminent
domain, zoning, Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs), environmental impact considerations, subdivision
ordinances, and deed restrictions. This course substitutes for GOVT 2306 for degree and graduation
requirements. Skills: E

HIST 1302 UNITED STATES HISTORY II (3-3-0). A study of the history of the United States from 1877 to
present. Skills: E

HIST 2301 HISTORY OF TEXAS (3-3-0). A survey of the political, economic, social, cultural, and
intellectual development of Texas from prehistoric time to the present with attention given to ethnic
minorities. Counts toward U.S. History requirement or as an elective. Skills: E

POFT 1310 CAREER EXPLORATION/PLANNING (3-3-0). An introduction to the process of career decision-
making, educational planning, and job searching. Topics include analyzing personal career interests,
values, and aptitudes; surveying and researching career fields with related educational and training
requirements; practicing the decision-making process; and basic job search skills such as completing
applications, writing letters of application, developing and using resumes and interviewing. Skills: R

PSYC 2301 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (3-3-0). Survey of introductory topics such as learning,
memory, sensation and perception, personality, life-span development, physiological basis of behavior,
stress and health, psychological disorders, social psychology, and research methods. Additional topics
such as language development, states of consciousness, and psychotherapy may also be included as
determined by the instructor. The Honors course provides a more in-depth introduction to the science and
profession of psychology with emphasis on developing oral and written communication skills as they relate
to the analysis and discussion of research and controversial issues in psychology. Skills: E

SOCI 1301 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3-3-0). Introduction to theoretical perspectives and research
pertaining to society and to the relationship between society and the individual. Covers the basic
elements of society, such as culture, social structure, social groups, social class, race, gender, social
institutions, social processes, and social change. For the Honors course, there will be an in-depth
examination of these topics and the underlying theories, with emphasis on developing oral and written
communication skills. Skills: E
Last Updated: February 20, 2007