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AA Degree Requirements

AA Degree Requirements

  • 60 credits, all in courses numbered 100 or above, at least 12 of which are earned at Leeward
  • A maximum of 48 transfer credits earned at other colleges may be applied towards the degree
  • Cumulative grade point average: 2.0 or higher for all courses numbered 100 or above completed at Leeward
  • General Education Core Requirements and Graduation Requirements, as detailed below.

The 60 credits are composed of:

  • 31 credits in General Education Core requirements
  • 26 credits of electives
  • plus Leeward Gradustion Requirements
    • 2 Writing Intensive courses in any discipline
    • 1 Hawaiian, Asian, Pacific (HAP) focus course
    • 3 credits Oral Communication (OR)
Foundation Written Communication (FW)  (3 credits required)
ENG 100 or ESL 100/ENG 100E
3
Foundation Symbolic Reasoning (FS)  (3 credits required)
Information and Computer Sciences 141, 241
Mathematics 100, 103, 112, 135, 140, 140X, 203, 205
Philosophy 110
3

Foundation Global Multicultural Perspectives (FG)  (6 credits)
Select Two courses each from a different group.

GROUP A: Anth 151, Art 175, Hist 151
GROUP B: Art 176, Hist 152, Anth 152
GROUP C: Geog 151, Mus 107, Rel 150

6
Oral Communication (OR)  (3 credits required)
Communication 210HON
Speech 151, 200, 231, 251
3
Diversification Arts, Humanities, and Literature
6 total credits required, one course from two separate sub-categories. Each course must be taken from a different discipline.
6

Diversification Arts (DA)
(Mainly Theory)
Art 101
Drama 101
Music 108, 253, 281, 282, 283, 284

(Mainly Practice)
Art 104, 104D, 105B, 105C, 106, 107, 107D, 112, 113, 113D, 114, 115, 123, 202, 213, 243, 244
Dance 121, 131, 132, 160, 180
Drama 221, 222, 240, 260
Music 103, 104, 112, 113, 114, 121B/C/D/E/F/Z, 122B/C/D/E/F/Z, 180, 201, 221B/C/D/G/H, 222C, 232

 

Diversification Literature (DL)

East Asian Languages & Literature 271, 272
English 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257H, 257N
Humanities 261, 262 [note: HUM 261 will be HWST 261 effective Spring 2012)

 

Diversification Humanities (DH)

American Studies 201, 202
Art 171, 172, 180
Asian Studies 203, 204
Geography 122
Hawaiian Studies 107
History 231, 232, 241, 242, 260, 281, 282, 284, IS 250H
Ling 102
Music 106
Philosophy 100, 101, 102, 200, 201, 211, 212, 213
Religion 151, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 207, 210

 

Diversification Social Sciences (DS)  (6 credits required from two different disciplines.)

American Studies 211, 212
Anthropology 150, 200, 210
Economics 120, 130, 131
Geography 102
Interdisciplinary Studies 221
Political Science 110, 120, 130, 180
Psychology 100, 180, 202, 240, 260
Sociology 100, 214, 218, 231, 250, 251
Women's Studies 151, 290

6
Diversification Natural Sciences   (2 courses and a lab for a total of 7 credits.)
Two courses and a lab required for a total of 7 credits. The 2 courses must include a biological science (DB for 3 cr.) and a physical science
(DP for 3 cr.). One of the 2 courses must include a lab (DY for 1 cr.).
7

Diversification Biological (DB)
Anthropology 215
Biology 100, 124, 130, 171, 172, 201, 275
Botany 101
Food Science & Human Nutrition 185 (formerly FSHN 285)
Microbiology 130
Science 107

 

Diversification Biological + Lab  (DB, DY)
Biology 101, 200
Botany 130
Horticulture 110
Zoology 101, 200, 240, 241

 

Diversification Physical (DP)
Astronomy 110, 111
Biochemistry 241, 251
Geology/Geophysics 101, 103
Geography 101
Oceanography 201
Physics 151, 152, 170,  272
Science 225

 

Diversification Physical + Lab (DP, DY)
Chemistry 100B, 151B, 152B, 161B, 162B, 272B, 273B
Physics 100B
Science 121

 

Diversification Other (DO): for AAT degree only
ICS 100, 111, 130, 135, 151

 

Diversification Laboratory (DY)
Biology 124L, 130L, 171L, 172L , 275L
Botany 101L
Microbiology 140
Geology/Geophysics 101L
Geography 101L
Oceanography 201L
Physics 151L, 152L, 170L, 272L
Science 225L

 
Elective Courses (26 credits required; courses numbered 100 level and above) 26

Graduation Requirements

Writing Intensive Courses (two courses)
Focus: Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific (HAP) (one course)

 
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NOTES:**IS 297 course for 9 credits fall under the following categories: 3 credits in DH, 3 credits elective(Phil 297 and Hist 297), and 3 credits in DS (American Studies 297).

 
Oral Communication is a Leeward Community College requirement. This is not the same as UH Manoa's "O" requirement.
Important Note: Appropriate course substitutions for the AA degree may be made with the prior written approval of both the appropriate Division Chair and Dean.

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