Rock Valley College

Associate in Science (A.S.)

General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) (37-41 Credit Hours total)

Communications (9 credits):

Students whose first semester of postsecondary education is after Summer 1999 must earn grades of "C" or higher in ENG 101 and 103.

Number Title
  ENG-101 Composition I
  ENG-103 Composition II
  SPH-131 Fundamentals of Communication

* must earn minimum of "C"

Humanities/Fine Arts (9 credits):

Note: To fulfill the IAI GECC Humanities and Fine Arts requirement, students should select a minimum of three courses, selecting at least one from the Humanities and one from the Fine Arts. Interdisciplinary courses encompassing both the Humanities and the Fine Arts may be used for either category.


Humanities:


Fine Arts:

Number Title
  ART-131 Introduction Visual Art
  ART-141 Introduction to Non-Western Visual Art
  ART-251 History of Art I
  ART-252 History of Art II
  ART-253 History of Art III
  COM-251 Film History and Appreciation
  COM-252 International History of Film
  HUM-117 Ethnic Traditions in American Theatre
  HUM-210 Cult.Exp. Gender in Visual/Perform. Arts
  LIT-141 Film and Literature
  MUS-102 Introduction to Music Literature
  MUS-104 Introduction to American Music
  MUS-106 Introduction to Non-Western Music
  MUS-251 Music Literature I
  MUS-252 Music Literature II
  MUS-253 Music Literature III
  THE-133 Introduction to the Theater

* Non-Western Culture course. One 3-credit Non-Western Culture course is required for A.A. and A.S. degree.

 

Interdisciplinary Humanities & Fine Arts:

Interdisciplinary humanities courses listed below may be used for either Humanities or Fine Arts credit.

Number Title
  HUM-111 Introduction to Humanities I
  HUM-112 Introduction to Humanities II
  HUM-114 Intro Hum III: Contemp Western World
  HUM-125 Introduction to Non-Western Humanities
  HUM-211 War & West Humanities Thru Middle Ages
  HUM-212 War & W. Human - Renaissance to Present

* Non-Western Culture course. One 3-credit Non-Western Culture course is required for A.A. and A.S. degree.

Physical & Life Sciences (7-8 credits)

Note: Select at least one Life Science and one Physical Science course. At least one of the two courses must have a lab.

Life Sciences:

Number Title
  BIO-100 Introductory Human Biology
  BIO-103 Introductory Life Science
  BIO-104 Introductory Life Science Laboratory
  BIO-106 Environmental Science
  BIO-106 Environmental Biology
  BIO-107 Environmental Biology Laboratory
  BIO-107 Environmental Science Laboratory
  BIO-113 Plants and Society
  BIO-140 Introduction to Evolution
  BIO-150 Microbes and Society
  BIO-162 Human Heredity

* Non-Western Culture course. One 3-credit Non-Western Culture course is required for A.A. and A.S. degree.

 

Physical Sciences:

Mathematics (3-6 credits)

Note: For students seeking state certification as elementary teachers, both MTH 216 and 217 must be satisfactorily completed to fulfill the three-hour mathematics requirement.

Social & Behavioral Sciences (9 credits)

Note: Select courses from at least two areas.

Anthropology:

Number Title
  ANP-102 Intro Biological Anthro & Archaeology
  ANP-103 Intro to Cultural Anthropology

* Non-Western Culture course. One 3-credit Non-Western Culture course is required for A.A. and A.S. degree.

 

Economics:

 

Geography:

Number Title
  GEO-130 World Regional Geography

 

History:

 

Political Science:

Number Title
  PSC-160 American National Government
  PSC-161 State and Local Government
  PSC-269 International Relations

* Non-Western Culture course. One 3-credit Non-Western Culture course is required for A.A. and A.S. degree.

 

Psychology:

Number Title
  PSY-170 General Psychology
  PSY-225 Child Development
  PSY-270 Life-Span Developmental Psychology
  PSY-275 Social Psychology

 

Sociology:

Number Title
  SOC-190 Introduction to Sociology
  SOC-290 Social Problems
  SOC-295 Racial and Ethnic Relations
  SOC-298 Sociology of Sex and Gender
  SOC-299 Sociology of the Family

* Non-Western Culture course. One 3-credit Non-Western Culture course is required for A.A. and A.S. degree.

Additional College requirements to be completed

For the Associate in Science Degree, students need to complete the following:

  • Mathematics – (additional credits for a total of 8)
Select from: Any course listed as an IAI approved mathematics course and/or any other math course (MTH) numbered 100 or above.

Note: If needed, it is strongly recommended that students complete all calculus courses at the same institution.

  • Physical and Life Sciences –(additional credits for a total of 16)
Two courses with labs from the same discipline (Example: Two BIO'S or 2 CHM's).

Select from: Any course listed as an IAI GECC approved Life or Physical Science course and/or any course from AST, ATS, BIO, CHM, GEL, PGE, or PHY.

  • Non-Western Culture – one 3-credit course
Select from: Any course listed as an IAI approved Non-Western Culture. Course is indicated by (#); or SPH 202.
  • STU 100 - Planning for Success – one credit
  • Electives – 12 additional credits
Note: Electives for A.S. Degree completion:

The electives taken at RVC may serve as prerequisites for majors at baccalaureate institutions. Students should meet with an academic advisor to verify course selection based on major and transfer institution. Students should also check with the college or university they plan to transfer to and confirm course selection. Students are responsible for knowing the specific requirements of the institution they are considering for transfer and should consult with those institutions directly.

Please see further information about the IAI at: www.itransfer.org.

Disclaimer: This information is only a tool that will be updated periodically. Please check with Academic & Transfer Advising Office for updates.