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Sample Schedule (2 year plan)

First Semester
SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h.
ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h.
SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h.
MAT-156 Intro to Statistics a 3 s.h.
JOU-115 Intro to Journalism 3 s.h.
JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h.
Total 14 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
LIT-101 Intro to Literature 3 s.h.
JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h.
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology 3 s.h.
Science 3-4 s.h.
Elective c d e 2-3 s.h.
Total 15-17 s.h.
Third Semester
LIT-150 World Literature I 3 s.h.
LIT-131 Native American Literature 3 s.h.
JOU-245 Logos 1 s.h.
POL-111 Amer. Natl. Govt. 3 s.h.
Natural Science 3-4 s.h.
Elective c d e 2 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.
Fourth Semester
LIT-151 World Literature II 3 s.h.
LIT-130 African American Literature 3 s.h.
LIT-170 Poetry/Drama 3 s.h.
JOU-245 Logos 1 s.h.
Social Science b c d 3 s.h.
Elective c d e 3 s.h.
Total 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.
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-254/260, American Indian History/Latin American History and Culture (Non-Western Culture requirement).

Suggested electives and additional General Education courses:

Intro to Teaching
Short Story/Novel
Oral Interpretation
Intro to Computers
Strategies for Academic
Success
Educational Psychology
Group Communication
U.S. History
Computer Business Apps
Creative Writing
Interpersonal Communication
Social Problems
College Reading Strategies
    • 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

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