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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-110 Math for Liberal Arts a 3 s.h.
JOU-115 Intro to Journalism 3 s.h.
SDV-195 Student Senate 1 s.h.
Total 14 s.h.
Second Semester
ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h.
LIT-170 Poetry/Drama 3 s.h.
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology 3 s.h.
SDV-195 Student Senate 1 s.h.
SPC-122 Interpersonal Communication 3 s.h.
OR General Education course
Elective b c d 3 s.h.
Total 16 s.h.
Third Semester
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology 3 s.h.
SDV-295 Student Senate II 1 s.h.
SPC-132 Group Communication 3 s.h.
OR General Education course
Science 3-4 s.h.
Humanities b c d 3 s.h.
Electives b c d 2 s.h.
Total 15-16 s.h.
Fourth Semester
SDV-295 Student Senate II 1 s.h.
SPC-140 Oral Interpretation 3 s.h.
OR General Education course
Natural Science 3-4 s.h.
Social Science b c 3 s.h.
Humanities b c d 3 s.h.
Electives b c d 3 s.h.
Total 16-17 s.h.

a – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. If you are planning in majoring in speech Pathology, Business Communication, or a politically-based speech major, you will need to take a research based mathematics that may include the following: MAT-156 (Intro to Statistics), MAT-161 (Business Statistics), MAT-140 (Finite Math), or MAT-165 (Calculus).
b – If transferring to ISU, consider courses from U.S. Diversity/International Perspectives.
c – 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.
d – If transferring to UNI, consider HIS-254, American Indian History or HIS-260, Latin American History and CultureĀ  (Non-Western Culture requirement).

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

    • 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.

Suggested electives and additional General Education courses:

    • Short Story/Novel
    • Native American Literature
    • African American Literature
    • World Literature I/II
    • Intro to TV/Theater/Film
    • Social Problems
    • U.S. History
    • Principle of Marketing
    • College Reading Strategies
    • Computer Business Apps
    • Intro to Computers/Info Sys
    • Strategies for Academic Success

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