General Studies (A.A.)

Campuses that Offer this Program: 
Chattanooga State Community College
Columbia State Community College
Cleveland State Community College
Dyersburg State Community College
Jackson State Community College
Motlow State Community College
Nashville State Community College
Northeast State Community College
Pellissippi State Community College
Roane State Community College
Southwest Tennessee Community College
Volunteer State Community College
Walters State Community College

 

Course Requirements

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
COL 101 Orientation: The College Experience 3

RODP Required General Education Core (41 hours)

Communication (9 hours)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech communication 3
History (choose two courses - 6 hours)
*HIST 1110 Survey of World History I 3**
*HIST 1120 Survey of World History II 3**
HIST 2010 U.S. History I 3**
HIST 2020 U.S. History II 3**
HIST 2030 Tennessee History 3**
**intended for students planning to graduate from TBR schools
Humanities (choose 9 hours including 3 hours of Literature)
*ARTH 2010 Survey of Art History I 3
*ARTH 2020 Survey of Art History II 3
*ART 1030 Art Appreciation 3
*ENGL 2010 Introduction to Literature I: Fiction 3
ENGL 2030 Experience of Literature 3
ENGL 2110 American Literature I 3
ENGL 2120 American Literature II 3
*ENGL 2210 English Literature I 3
*ENGL 2220 English Literature II 3
*ENGL 2410 Western World Literature I 3
*ENGL 2420 Western World Literature II 3
HUM 1010 Introduction to Humanities I 3
HUM 1020 Introduction to Humanities II 3
*MUS 1030 Music Appreciation 3
*PHIL 121 Elementary Ethics 3
*PHIL 201 Introduction to World Religions 3
*PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy 3
*THEA 1030 Introduction to Theater 3
Sciences (choose two courses - 8 hours)
ASTR 1030 Astronomy and Lab 4
BIOL 1010 Biology I & Lab 4
BIOL 1020 Biology II & Lab 4
BIOL 2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL 2020 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM 1010 Introduction to Chemistry I and Lab 4
CHEM 1020 Introduction to Chemistry II and Lab 4
*ESC 1110 Introduction to Environmental Science I 4
*ESC 1120 Introduction to Environmental Science II 4
PHYS 1030 Concepts of Physics and Lab 4
PSCI 1010 Survey of Physical Science I 4
Mathematics (choose one - 3 hours)
MATH 1130 College Algebra 3
MATH 1530 Probability/Statistics (non-calculus based) 3
MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics 3
MATH 1710 Precalculus I 3
MATH 1720 Precalculus II (Trigonometry) 3
MATH 1830 Intuitive Calculus 3
MATH 1910 Calculus I 4
MATH 1920 Calculus II 4
Social Science (choose two courses - 6 hours)
ECON 2010 Economics I 3
ECON 2020 Economics II 3
*GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography 3
POLS 1030 American Government 3
POLS 1020 Introduction to Political Science 3
PSYC 1030 General Psychology 3
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOCI 1020 Social Problems 3
*SOCI 1120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3
SOCI 2010 Marriage and Family 3

Language (6 hours)

*FREN 1010 Beginning French I 3
*FREN 1020 Beginning French II 3
SPAN 1010 Spanish I 3
SPAN 1020 Spanish II 3

Electives (10 hours)

Electives may be chosen from the list of freshman/sophomore courses.
Total Hours for Associate's of Arts Degree = 60 credits
*Courses containing at least one component of international content

 

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