Nov 22, 2019  
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog 
  
2019-2020 NOVA Catalog

Liberal Arts: International Studies Specialization, A.A.


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CIP Code: 24.0103
NOVA Code: 6486 

Offered through AL, AN, LO, MA, NOL, WO

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 16 credits


4th Semester


Total 15 credits


Total credits for the A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts with a Specialization in International Studies: 60-62 credits


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 take sufficient General Education Elective courses so that they can apply at least 60 credits toward the degree.

2 May substitute any higher-level mathematics course. See transfer requirements. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 261  and MTH 263 . Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262  and MTH 264 .

3 See biology, chemistry, ENV 121 -ENV 122 , physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives . Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence.

See HIS courses listed under social/behavioral sciences under General Education Electives  . HIS 101 -HIS 102  or HIS 111 -HIS 112  are recommended.

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

6 Select from ART 103 , HIS 203  , HIS 231 HIS 232 HIS 241 HIS 251 HIS 254 HIS 255 HIS 256 REL 231 ,REL 232 , or Global Understanding courses approved by advisor.

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

8 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives . Elective should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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