Southwest Studies

Associate of Arts Course of Study

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The Southwest Studies program provides an interdisciplinary view of different social, cultural, artistic, and environmental aspects of the regions of the Southwest.

Courses marked with an asterisk [*] are not currently offered at PPCC.

Written Communication

Six (6) credit hours

GT-CO1: ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

and

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

GT-CO2: ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

(3)

and

 

 

 

GT-CO3:

Approved GT-CO3 course*

(3)

Oral Communication

Three (3) credit hours

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

or

 

 

 

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

(3)

or

 

 

 

COM 220

Intercultural Communication

(3)

Mathematics

Three (3) credit hours minimum (credit hours over three [3] will be applied to the electives category). Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

MAT 120

Mathematics for the Liberal Arts: MA1

4

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

3

Art and Humanities / Social and Behavioral Sciences

Eighteen (18) credit hours. Full list of requirements.

Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from two different areas (AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4)

Two guaranteed transfer Social & Behavioral Sciences courses from two different areas (SS1, SS2, or SS3)

One guaranteed transfer course from History (HI1)

One additional course from Arts & Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences (AH1, AH2, AH3, AH4, HI1, SS1, SS2, or SS3)

Suggested Courses

GT-AH2

LIT 205

Ethnic Literature: AH2

3

GT-SS2

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

GT-SS3

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

GT-HI1

HIS 102

Western Civilization: 1650-Present: HI1

3

HIS 201

U.S. History to Reconstruction: HI1

3

Natural and Physical Sciences

Seven (7) credit hours. Two (2) guaranteed transfer courses including at least one (1) lab course (SC1, SC2*). Additional credit hours over seven (7) will be applied to the electives category. Full list of requirements.

Suggested Courses

BIO 105

Science of Biology: SC1

4

BIO 111

General College Biology I w/Lab: SC1

5

GEY 111

Physical Geology: SC1

4

GEY 121

Historical Geology: SC1

4

Electives

Twenty-three (23) credit hours selected from the AA approved course list.

Suggested Courses

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 107

Introduction to Archaeology: SS3

3

ANT 111

Physical Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 215

Indians of North America: SS3

3

ANT 280

Southwest Field Exploration

2

HIS 209

History of the American Southwest

3

HIS 225

Colorado History: HI1

3

HUM 131

The Arts & Cultures of Mexico

3

HUM 236

North American Indian Arts

3

HUM 237

Hispanic Arts of Southwest

3

HUM 238

Sacred Images, Sacred Spaces

3

SPA 111

Spanish Language I

5

SPA 112

Spanish Language II

5

SPA 211

Spanish Language III: AH4

3

SPA 212

Spanish Language IV: AH4

3

Total Credit Hours

60