Liberal Arts AA (Transfer)
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Liberal Arts

Associate of Arts

SPECIALIZATION
American Sign Language/Deaf Studies
Teacher Preparation

PURPOSE:  The Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts lays the foundation for a Bachelor of Arts degree in art and art history, ASL-English Interpretation, communication, Deaf studies, English/literature, history, humanities, journalism, music, philosophy, pre-law, social sciences, speech-language pathology, religious studies, and world languages. The liberal arts promote a broad background of knowledge across the arts, humanities, languages, and social sciences to develop students' abilities in analytical and critical thinking, written and oral communication, and understanding global cultural awareness. The Liberal Arts degree is a two-year program designed for those students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree.  While the program is designed to provide transfer paths that will match the requirements of four-year colleges and universities, the requirements may differ. Therefore, students are strongly urged to work with their assigned advisor and to acquaint themselves with the requirements of the major department in the college or university to which they plan to transfer. This program requires intermediate proficiency (two years of coursework or its equivalent) in a language other than English.

Each student admitted to the program is assigned an academic advisor to help plan the appropriate course of studies to transfer to the student's choice of a four-year college or university.  Students who complete the program generally transfer as juniors.

THE TEACHER PREPARATION SPECIALIZATION is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in a major that requires a background in the liberal arts, and who plan to teach at the elementary, middle, or secondary school level. The Teacher Preparation specialization enables the student to participate in two field experiences in area schools.

THE ASL/DEAF STUDIES SPECIALIZATION is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in a major that requires a background in American Sign Language and Deaf persons as a cultural group.  These expanding fields include speech-language pathology, deaf education, ASL instruction, interpretation, interpreter education, linguistics, and Deaf studies (e.g., history, literature, and research).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

PROGRAM NOTES: The following high school units are strongly recommended: three units of college preparatory mathematics and two years of a foreign language.

NOTE TO PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS: Students who wish to be licensed to teach in Virginia should earn a baccalaureate degree in a liberal arts, science, or mathematics field. Students should consult with their advisor regarding elective choices that match their desired teaching endorsement area(s). While enrolled at the community college, students should prepare for and successfully complete Praxis Core (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics), the initial teacher licensure examination.

COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT: Students in the Liberal Arts degree program will meet the college’s computer competency requirement by successfully completing ITE 115 or CSC 155. Students can also meet this requirement by passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115 or CSC 155. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES:
Upon successful completion of the AA degree in Liberal Arts, the student will be able to demonstrate:

  • An interdisciplinary understanding of the human experience from different global, cultural, sociological, and historical perspectives;
  • An awareness of how social and cultural contexts shape and influence forms of human expression; and
  • An understanding of the interdependence of academic disciplines and how an interdisciplinary perspective contributes to understanding the human experience.

Liberal Arts — Associate of Arts

Order

Course

Title

Credits

1

SDV 100 College Success Skills 1

2

ENG 1111 College Composition I 3

3

ITE 115
or
CSC 155
   

4

ASL 101
or
FRE 101
or
SPA 1012
World Language Elective 101 4

5

MTH 154
or
MTH 1613
Quantitative Reasoning or Precalculus I 3

6

______4 Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

7

ENG 1125 College Composition II 3

8

ASL 102
or
FRE 102
or
SPA 1022
World Language Elective 102 4

9

______6 Personal Wellness Elective 1

10

HIS 111
or
HIS 112
or
HIS 253
or
HIS 254
or
HIS 203
Non-U.S. History Elective 3

11

MTH 245
or
MTH 2612
Statistics I or Applied Calculus I 3

12

______7 English Literature Elective 3

13

ASL 201
or
FRE 201
or
SPA 2012
World Language Elective 201 3

14

______8 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

15

HIS 121
or
HIS 122
U.S. History Elective 3

16

______ Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

17

ASL 202
or
FRE 202
or
SPA 2022
World Language Elective 202 3

18

______7 English Literature Elective 3

19

 ______ Approved Transfer Elective 3

20

______ Social Behavioral Elective 3

TOTAL

Liberal Arts Associate of Arts

60

02.28.20

 
1 There are numerous ENG 111 + EDE 011 6-credit cohorts where students are enrolled in both courses at the same time.  These cohorts are offered at various campuses.  

2 Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

3 Program-declared students possessing a current Comptia Network + Certification will be granted credit by prior knowledge. 

4 For approved Laboratory Science Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

5 Program-declared students possessing a current Comptia Security + Certification will be granted credit by prior knowledge. 

6 For Personal Wellness Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

 7 For English Literature Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information

8 For Humanities/Fine Arts Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

 

CURRICULUM:
Liberal Arts — Associate of Arts
American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Specialization 

Order

Course

Title

Credit

1

SDV 101 Orientation to American Sign Language and Interpreter Education 3

2

ENG 1111 College Composition I 3

3

ITE 115
or
CSC 155
Computer Literacy Elective 3

4

ASL 101 American Sign Language I 4

5

MTH 154
or
MTH 1612
Quantitative Reasoning
or
Precalculus I
3

6

______3 Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

7

ENG 1124 College Composition II 3

8

ASL 102 American Sign Language II 4

9

______5 Personal Wellness Elective 1

10

HIS 111
or
HIS 112
or
HIS 253
or
HIS 254
or
HIS 203
Non-U.S. History Elective 3

11

ASL 201 American Sign Language III 3

12

______6 English Literature Elective 3

13

ASL 125 History and Culture of the Deaf Community 3

14

ASL 220 Comparative Linguistics:  ASL and English 3

15

HIS 121
or
HIS 122
U.S. History Elective 3

16

______ Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

17

ASL 2027 American Sign Language IV 3

18

______6 English Literature Elective 3

19

ASL 225 Literature of the U.S. Deaf Community 4

20

______ Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3

TOTAL

Liberal Arts Associate of Arts-American Sign Language/Deaf Studies Specialization

63


02.28.20

1 There are numerous ENG 111 + EDE 011 6-credit cohorts where students are enrolled in both courses at the same time.  These cohorts are offered at various campuses.

2 Program-declared students possessing a current Comptia Network + Certification will be granted credit by prior knowledge.

3 For approved Laboratory Science Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

4 Program-declared students possessing a current Comptia Security + Certification will be granted credit by prior knowledge.

5 For Personal Wellness Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

6 For English Literature Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

7 Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

 

CURRICULUM:

Liberal Arts — Associate of Arts
Teacher Preparation Specialization

Order

Course

Title

Credit

1

SDV 101 Orientation to Teacher Preparation 1-2

2

ENG 1111 College Composition I 3

3

ITE 115
or
CSC 1552
Computer Literacy Elective 3

4

ASL 101
or
FRE 101
or
SPA 1013
World Language Elective 101 4

5

MTH 154
or
MTH 1614
Quantitative Reasoning or Precalculus I 3

6

______5 Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

7

ENG 1126 College Composition II 3

8

ASL 102
or
FRE 102
or
SPA 1023
World Language Elective 102 4

9

______7 Personal Wellness Elective 1

10

HIS 111
or
HIS 112
or
HIS 121
or
HIS 122
History Elective 3

11

MTH 245
or
MTH 2613
Statistics I
or
Applied Calculus I 
3

12

______8 English Literature Elective 3

13

ASL 201
or
FRE 201
or
SPA 2013
World Language Elective 201 3

14

______ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3

15

HIS 121
or
HIS 122
U.S. History Elective 3

16

______ Approved Laboratory Science Elective 4

17

ASL 202
or
FRE 202
or
SPA 2023
World Language Elective 202 3

18

EDU 200 Introduction to Teaching as a Profession 3

19

GEO 210 People and the Land:  Introduction to Cultural Geography 3

20

ECO 120
or
ECO 201
or
ECO 202
Economics Elective 3

TOTAL

Liberal Arts Associate of Arts-Teacher Preparation Specialization

60-61


08.03.20

1 There are numerous ENG 111 + EDE 011 6-credit cohorts where students are enrolled in both courses at the same time.  These cohorts are offered at various campuses..

2 Program-declared students possessing a current Certiport Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification will be granted credit by prior knowledge.

3 Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information..

4 Program-declared students possessing a current Comptia Network + Certification will be granted credit by prior knowledge.

5 For approved Laboratory Science Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.

6 Program-declared students possessing a current Comptia Security + Certification will be granted credit by prior knowledge.

7 For Personal Wellness Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

8 For English Literature Electives, please see the General Education Electives section of the catalog.  Some classes offered via hybrid class.  Check specific schedule for further information.

 


Name Program Email Phone
Elizabeth Bensen Liberal Arts AA EBensen@reynolds.edu 804/523-5754
Stephen Brandon Liberal Arts AA SBrandon@reynolds.edu 804/523-5496
Wendy Gray Liberal Arts AA WGray@reynolds.edu 804/523-5621
Jennifer Hitchcock Liberal Arts AA JHitchcock@reynolds.edu 804/523-5263
Rachel Jasiczek Liberal Arts AA RJasiczek@reynolds.edu 804/523-5603
Donna Levy Liberal Arts AA DLevy@reynolds.edu 804/523-5944
Barbara Lytton Liberal Arts AA BLytton@reynolds.edu 804/523-5253
James Mullins Liberal Arts AA TMullins@reynolds.edu 804/523-5507
John Negri Liberal Arts AA JNegri@reynolds.edu 804/523-5534
Karyn Pallay Liberal Arts AA kpallay@reynolds.edu 804/523-5040
Linda Pinney Liberal Arts AA LPinney@reynolds.edu 804/523-5744
Mark Plume Liberal Arts AA MPlume@reynolds.edu 804/523-5745
Apryl Prentiss Liberal Arts AA APrentiss@reynolds.edu 804/523-5607
Ernesto Quintero Liberal Arts AA EQuintero@reynolds.edu 804/523-5608
Maria Ramos Liberal Arts AA MRamos@reynolds.edu 804/523-5601
Jane Rosecrans Liberal Arts AA JRosecrans@reynolds.edu 804/523-5599
Jason Sampson Liberal Arts AA JSampson@reynolds.edu 804/523-5504
David Stern Liberal Arts AA DStern@reynolds.edu 804/523-5263
Christopher Thomas Liberal Arts AA CCThomas@reynolds.edu 804/523-5291
Joshua Watson Liberal Arts AA JWatson@reynolds.edu 804/523-5295
Scott Weaver Liberal Arts AA SWeaver@reynolds.edu 804/523-5602
Thomas de Mayo Liberal Arts AA TdeMayo@reynolds.edu 804/523-5918
Mary Larue Liberal Arts AA - Teacher Preparation Specialization Mlarue@reynolds.edu 804/523-5339