Academics

Communication

Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-102 Composition & Speech I 4 s.h.
JOU-115 Intro to Journalism 3 s.h.
JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h.
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts* 3 s.h.
Humanities** # 3 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
BCA-101 Intro to Comp/Info Sys 3 s.h.
Total 18 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-103 Composition & Speech II 4 s.h.
JOU-121 News Writing/Reporting 3 s.h.
JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h.
Social Science class ** 3 s.h.
Group Communication 2 s.h.
Elective ** # $ 3 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Third Semester
Humanities** # 3 s.h.
PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics 3 s.h.
JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h.
Science class 3-4 s.h.
Social Science class ** 3 s.h.
MKT-110 Intro to Marketing 3 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.
Fourth Semester
POL-111 Amer. Nat’l Government OR
POL-112 Amer. St. & Local Govn.
3 s.h.
MKT-150 Principles of Advertising 3 s.h.
JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h.
SPC-111 Public Speaking 2 s.h.
Natural Science class 3-4 s.h.
Elective ** # $ 3 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.

Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning.

* Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. Recommended MAT-156, Intro to Statistics, if transferring to ISU.  Consider MAT-156, Intro to Statistics, if research-focused major area of study or transferring to UNI. See NIACC catalog for list of Life and Physical Science courses.

** Consider courses from U.S. Diversity/International Perspectives if transferring to ISU.

# Consider courses from the General Education lists of International & Global Issues; Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; and Values, Society, and Diversity if transferring to University of Iowa.

$ Consider HIS-254, American Indian History if transferring to UNI (Non-Western Culture requirement).

Suggested electives and additional General Education courses:

College Reading Strategies
Creative Writing
Literature classes
Intro to Sociology
Intro to Psychology
Creative Photography
Strategies for Academic Success
Computer Business Applications
Principles of  Macroeconomics

    • AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions.
    • Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement.
    • Admission requirements vary from institution to institution.  Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance.
    • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.

ISU Plan of Study
UI Plan of Study
UNI Plan of Study