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Liberal Arts A.A. (LIBA)

Attention This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.

The Liberal Arts degree is a program of study designed to foster capacities of analysis, critical reflection, problem solving, communication, computation and synthesis of knowledge from different disciplines. The goal of the degree program is to provide students with an intellectual, historical, and social context for recognizing the continuity between the past and future and for drawing on the human capacity of reason to understand human experience, to question the values dimension of human enterprise, and to articulate the results of this process of thinking.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • analyze intricate problems involving unclear possibilities.
  • employ effective methods of research.
  • apply information literacy skills.
  • effectively use written and oral communication skills.
  • discuss the differences in human cultures.
  • develop and apply problem solving skills.
  • interpret how systems work in the natural world.
  • evaluate ethical aspects of decision-making.

Students intending to transfer and major in a particular discipline, such as English, history, political science or sociology, should seek advisement from their academic advisor and from faculty in that field.

Students should consult the catalog of the four year college or university to which he or she plans to transfer to ensure that degree requirements are being properly met. Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information contact an advisor or counselor.

*An exception to the physical education requirement is available for students who have a physician complete an official LCCC medical waiver form. Waivers are granted solely on the basis that a physical limitation makes even very moderate activity non-beneficial to the participant. Waiver forms must be completed at least one full semester prior to the student’s graduation. A request for a waiver should be directed to the Dean of Professional Accreditation and Curriculum, if necessary, before issuing the required waiver form.

Only courses numbered 101 or above may be used to fulfill program requirements.

The LCCC document “Course Comparison Summaries” is available in Student Services to assist students enrolling at LCCC with courses equivalent to those offered at numerous colleges and universities in central and eastern Pennsylvania.

Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.

First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 105 Research and Compstition 3
CIS 105
or CIS 155
Introduction to Computers and Applications
Introduction to Computer Science C++
Elective Mathematics* 3
Elective Laboratory Science 4-5
PSY 140
or SOC 150
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Semester Total 16-17.5
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 106 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 111
or CMN 105
or CMN 112
or CMN 120
Interpersonal Communication
Professional Presentations
Small Group Communication
Elective Mathematics * 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities (100 level) 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities
Semester Total 15
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
Elective Social Science/Humanities (numbered 201 or above)♦ 3
Elective Literature (ENG course numbered 201 or above)° 3
Elective Social Science Elective• 3
Elective General Education◊ 3
Elective Humanities# 3
Semester Total 15
Fourth Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
Electives Social Science/Humanities/Science/Math♦ 6
Elective Physical Education 1
Elective Science 3-5
Elective Free Electives◊ 6
Semester Total 16-18
Credit Total 62-65.5

*MAT 120, 150 or higher (Recommended: MAT150)

+Recommended: HIS 123, 124, 130, 131, GEO 110, 115 or PSC 130

♦Recommended: 200-Level course that builds upon 100 level SS/HUM elective taken previously

°200-Level courses only; ENG 225 and ENG 235 may not be used to fulfill this requirement

•Recommended: PSC 235, PSC/ECO 237 or ECO 201

◊Recommended: World Language or 200-Level course.

#ART 101, MUS 101, 107, PHI 201, 203, 205, 210