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2017 - 2018 Catalog Year
Associate of Arts (Full-time)

Degree: Associate of Arts
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: In English Composition I students learn reflective, analytical and argumentative writing strategies, incorporating sources and personal experience. Students will negotiate between public and private rhetorical situations and purposes to achieve academic literacy. They will write multiple drafts using a recursive writing process as they work toward fluency in style and mechanics.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Placement Test Score)

Description:

Use word processing, spreadsheet, database and presentation software applications to create reports, spreadsheets, databases and presentations for business and other applications.

Notes: Program elective - Choose any college level course. Work with your advisor to choose the best elective for your program.

Description: Exploration of the development, maintenance and termination of interpersonal relationships. The focus is on effective verbal and nonverbal interactions between two people, highlighting methods of initiating and maintaining effective communication with, and understanding of, others through learning and applying interpersonal communication theory.

Notes: Communication Elective: Choose from COM 2206, COM2211, COM2225.

Prerequisites: DEV 0035 or Other (Any other college level English course)

Description: The course will explore various applications of mathematics in the social, finance, health and environmental fields with emphasis on developing informational, technological, logical, and visual reasoning skills. Topics from numeracy, probability and statistics, finance, mathematical modeling with linear, statistical, and exponential functions, and other areas of mathematics will be covered. Note: Students who have not completed the required pre-requisite courses listed, but have successfully completed MAT 0100 with a grade of "C" or better, can register for MAT 1445 together with the co-requisite course MAT 0445, Quantitative Reasoning Booster. Traditional testing (proctored or in Testing Center) is used in all online sections.

Notes: Or any OTM Math Course - see complete list http://www.sinclair.edu/about/offices/provost/articulation-transfer/ohio-transfer-module/

Prerequisites: MAT 0200 and Other (With a grade of C or better or satisfactory score on math placement test)

Description: Basic parameters of music through a survey of styles from Gregorian Chant to jazz and current popular styles focusing on melody, rhythm, harmony, performance media and form.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List (2 disciplines required). View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Spring Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: English Composition II, building on the skills in English Composition I, develops rhetorical literacy through research, critical reading and multigenre writing tasks. Through major and minor, cumulative and stand-alone assignments, students construct arguments and analyses, ethically incorporating academic sources while developing their own voices as writers and citizens.

Prerequisites: ENG 1101

Description: Emphasis on Charles Darwin, speciation, fossils, radiometric dating, natural selection, mutations, macroevolution, mass extinctions, coevolution, sexual reproduction, human evolution and religious issues.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements, from prehistory to the seventeenth century.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List (2 disciplines required). View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Description: University-parallel course covering history and systems of psychology, behavioral research methods, physiology of behavior, sensation, perception, learning, memory, consciousness, cognition, personality, lifespan development, gender, social psychology, motivation, emotion, stress, mental disorders and therapies.

Notes: Any Social & Behavioral Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: DEV 0035

Description: A critical analysis of contemporary American society with review of major sociological theories, research methods, culture, socialization, groups, social structure, social institutions, deviance, social inequalities, social processes and social change.

Notes: Any Social & Behavioral Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Prerequisites: DEV 0015

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

Summer Semester (First Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: General concepts in ecology and application to current environmental issues. Focus on evolutionary ecology, populations, communities, ecosystems and global ecology. Field experiences and lab techniques emphasizing data collection, analysis and interpretation. Three classroom, three lab hours per week.

Notes: Any Natural & Physical Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Description: Explores the nature and content of the humanities by examining and analyzing various cultures from the past. In addition, this course provides an introduction to human thought, creativity and human forms of expression by examining the links between historical realities and human culture.

Notes: Any Arts and Humanities elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List (2 disciplines required). View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Description: Research and theory concerning the physical, cognitive and social development of a person from conception to death, including prenatal and child development, adolescence, adult life crises, marriage, family, work, leisure and senescence.

Notes: Program elective - Choose any college level course. Work with your advisor to choose the best elective for your program.

Prerequisites: PSY 1100

Description: Introduction to Far Eastern religions and cultural traditions, including beliefs, practices, stories and rituals, and historical context.

Notes: Program elective - Choose any college level course. Work with your advisor to choose the best elective for your program.

Description: An examination of what is meant by culture and a review of the various theories and methods in Cultural Anthropology. Includes a comparison of the similarities and differences among world cultures as well as comparative analysis of family organization, religious beliefs, educational systems, economics and governmental systems.

Notes: Multicultural elective. Choose from one of the following courses: AFR1100, ART2236, GEO1101, GEO1201, HUM1130, LIT2217, LIT2234, PLS2200, PLS2220, PSY1160, PSY2225, REL1111, REL1112, SOC1145, SOC1219, SOC2215

 

Term hours subtotal:

16

Fall Semester (Second Year)
Elective course signified by
Hours
 

Description: Emphasis on the language of art, exposure to many different art forms, formulative ideas about what is viewed and exploration of specific media.

Notes: Program elective - Choose any college level course. Work with your advisor to choose the best elective for your program.

Description: Major trends in the development of Western culture, emphasizing political, economic, social and cultural achievements from the seventeenth century to the present.

Notes: Program elective - Choose any college level course. Work with your advisor to choose the best elective for your program.

Description: Basic nature of philosophy, its relationship to physical and social sciences and theology and its value to the individual.

Notes: Program elective - Choose any college level course. Work with your advisor to choose the best elective for your program.

Description: American political system at the national level, including process of government; democratic theory and development of the U. S. Constitution; citizen participation through voting; interest groups and political parties; structure, functions and powers of legislative, executive and judicial branches; issues of civil liberties and equal rights.

Notes: Any Social & Behavioral Science elective from the approved Ohio Transfer Module List. View electives at: http://www.sinclair.edu/transfer/gened/module/

Description: Theatre as an art form presented from the historical, literary and production points of view. Includes an exploration into the creative processes associated with the production of plays and the collaborative contributions of the actor, director, designers, playwright, critic and audience.

Notes: Program elective - Choose any college level course. Work with your advisor to choose the best elective for your program.

 

Term hours subtotal:

15

This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances. View current catalog.