General Studies, AA

Associate of Arts

This degree is designed for students undecided on a particular field of study or a career path, for students planning to pursue majors not offered at Dalton State, for students planning to transfer to private or out-of-state institutions, or for students wishing to earn the general associate's degree only.  The Associate of Arts in general studies provides students a solid foundation for further academic or professional achievement.  For students planning to enter a baccalaureate degree program, coursework allows them to explore a variety of fields including psychology, history, literature, natural sciences, mathematics, and communication toward selection of an academic major of interest.  For students preferring to enter the workforce, the acquisition of communication and interactive skills prepares them for successful careers in such diverse fields as management, health care, sales, and marketing.  Whether pursuing academic or professional goals, students following the Associate of Arts in general studies program develop foundational knowledge and skills in communication, problem solving, and critical thinking that will enable them to be successful in whatever endeavors they engage.

Area A: Essential Skills
ENGL 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1001Quantitative Skills/Reasoning3
or MATH 1101 Intro to Mathematical Modeling
or MATH 1111 College Algebra
Area B: Institutional Options
COMM 1110Fundamentals of Speech3
One of the following electives: 1
Argumentation and Advocacy
Intro to Greek Mythology
Creative Writing
Natural Hazards
Appalachian Hist-Special Topic
Sports Hist & Amer Character
Mystery Fiction in Pop Culture
Political and Social Rhetoric
Christian Fiction/Pop Culture
Health & Wellness Concepts
Race and Ethnicity in America
Area C: Humanities/Fine Arts
Choose one or two ENGL course(s):3-6
World Literature I
World Literature II
British Literature I
British Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Intro to Film as Literature
If only one ENGL course chosen, add one of the following:0-3
Art Appreciation
Expressions of Culture I
Expressions of Culture II
Music Appreciation
World Music
American Music
Theatre Appreciation
Area D: Science/Mathematics/Technology
Two of the following Lab Science Electives: 8
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
One of the following electives: 3-4
Astronomy of the Solar System
Stellar and Galactic Astronomy
Environmental Studies
Principles of Biology I
Principles of Biology II
Principles of Botany
Entomology
Survey of Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
Principles of Chemistry II
Computer Concepts/Programming
Principles of Programming I
Principles of Programming II
Principles of Geology
Historical Geology
Precalculus Mathematics
Applied Calculus
Introduction to Statistics
Calculus and Analytic Geom I
Calculus and Analytic Geom II
Introductory Physics I
Introductory Physics II
Principles of Physics I
Principles of Physics II
Area E: Social Sciences
HIST 2111United States History to 18773
or HIST 2112 United States Hist since 1877
POLS 1101American Government3
Two of the following electives: 6
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
Intro to Human Geography
Intro to Physical Geography
World Civilization to 1650 CE
World Civilization since 1650
United States History to 1877
United States Hist since 1877
Intro to World Religions
Intro to Philosophical Issues
Logic and Critical Thinking
Intro to Political Science
State and Local Government
Comparative Politics
International Relations
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology of Adjustment
Human Development
Introduction to Sociology
Social Problems
Area F: Major Related18
18 credit hours chosen from Areas B-F. Courses previously used to satisfy other Area B-F requirements cannot be shared here.
Please note that courses from Area B are one credit hour.
Physical Education
PHED Activity Elective1
Total Hours61-62