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Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
ENG-102 Composition & Speech I 4 s.h.
MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts a 3 s.h.
LIT-131 Native American Literature 3 s.h.
Social Science class b 3 s.h.
Elective c d e 3 s.h.
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
Total 17 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-103 Composition & Speech II 4 s.h.
LIT-130 African American Literature 3 s.h.
Science class 3-4 s.h.
Social Science class b 3 s.h.
Elective c d e 3 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.
Third Semester
DRA-145 Oral Interpretation 3 s.h.
LIT-150 World Literature I 3 s.h.
Social Science class b 3 s.h.
Elective c d e 6 s.h.
Total 15 s.h.
Fourth Semester
LIT-151 World Literature II 3 s.h.
Natural Science class 3-4 s.h.
Elective c d e 6 s.h.
ENG-221 Creative Writing 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.

a – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class.
b – PSY-121, Developmental Psychology if transferring to Iowa State University.
c – If transferring to ISU, consider courses from U.S. Diversity/International Perspectives. Also recommend SPC-111, Public Speaking.
d – If transferring to the University of Iowa, consider courses from the General Education lists of International & Global Issues; Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; and Values, Society, and Diversity.
e – If transferring to UNI, consider HIS-254, American Indian History (Non-Western Culture requirement). Also recommend JOU-115, Intro to Journalism.

Suggested electives and additional General Education courses:

Intro to Journalism
Public Speaking
Poetry/Drama
Short Story/Novel
U.S. History
American Indian History
Social Problems
Intro to Computers
Computer Business Apps
College Reading Strategies
Strategies for Academic Success
    • 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 counsel or/advisor for assistance.
    • Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student.

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

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