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2024-2025 NOVA Catalog 
    
2024-2025 NOVA Catalog

Liberal Arts: International Studies Specialization, A.A.

Location(s): AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO


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CIP Code: 24.0103

NOVA Code: 6486 

Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree in international studies. This specialization will broaden the student’s education to include more emphasis on other cultures and countries in recognition of the increasing interdependence of today’s world.

Transfer Information: Students are advised to work closely with the faculty and counseling staff for program and course scheduling. Electives should be chosen carefully to meet requirements of the transfer institution. The responsibility for proper course selection rests with the student.

Total 14-15 credits


Total 15-16 credits


Total 15-16 credits


Total 16-17 credits


Total credits for the A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts with a Specialization in International Studies: 60-63 credits


Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of the transfer institution.

1 Placement testing determines initial foreign language level. Students who place directly into intermediate level foreign language or ASL may take any General Education course to meet the required number of credits. Waivers or credit by exam for previous experience is available for some languages. See the ‘World Language Credit and Waiver’ section of the [Credit for Prior Learning Manual]. Students must complete enough General Education Electives  courses to accumulate a minimum of 60 credits applicable to the Liberal Arts degree. 

2 See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives .

Students who plan to take MTH 245  should take MTH 154  or MTH 161   first. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 155  and MTH 245 , or for both MTH 261  and MTH 263 , or for both MTH 262  and MTH 264 . Students should consult with an advisor to ensure mathematics courses meet their intended transfer institution requirement.

Select any HIS course listed under social/behavioral sciences in General Education Electives .

Select any course listed under General Education Electives  or any Global Understanding course from footnote #7.

Select from the following: CST 100 , CST 110 , CST 126 , or CST 229 .

7 Select from ART 103 ART 200 HIS 203  , HIS 231 HIS 241 HIS 251 HIS 254 ,  REL 237 , REL 238 .

8 Any 200-level literature course with an ENG prefix satisfies this requirement.

9 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives .

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