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Louisiana Transfer - Humanities Concentration, AALT

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Program Description

The Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer (AALT) is a transfer program. It provides opportunities to acquire knowledge in a broad range of subjects, with an emphasis on the social sciences, humanities, and fine arts. A degree will be awarded upon the completion of a 39 credit hours General Education block, which is the core of the Louisiana Transfer Degree, as well as an additional 21 credit hours block of related courses, for a total of 60 credit hours. The courses required for the general education block are listed below. The remaining 21 credit hours should be completed within the subject areas of social sciences, humanities, and fine arts, respectively. Students who have completed this degree (AALT) will be granted upper division (junior) status at a Louisiana four-year public university. In summary, the Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree guarantees:

  • Admission to a Louisiana 4-year public university
  • Transfer of all 60 credit hours; Junior-level standing
  • Completion of General Education block requirements at any Louisiana public university
  • Equal opportunity to compete against ‘native’ students for admission to limited access programs.

The Louisiana Transfer Associate Degree does not guarantee:

  • Admission to every university or degree program; A student must meet institutional or degree program admission requirements (e.g., GPA, specific course completions, etc.)
  • That the courses taken for the transfer degree will meet specified course requirements of the major.
  • All students who might be considering an eventual transfer from one institution to another should develop, with an advisor’s assistance, a written degree plan of courses to take. It is the student’s responsibility to choose courses that will best prepare the student for a specific college and major and to complete the baccalaureate in a timely manner.

Program Goals

  • To enable students to acquire the general education competencies and cultural relevance expected of an Associate of Arts graduate.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to concentrate in social sciences, humanities, or fine arts, thereby connecting core knowledge and skills to discipline-specific information
  • To offer coursework that will allow students to transfer with minimal or no loss of credit to a variety of baccalaureate degree programs offered by public senior institutions in the state

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Associate of Arts Louisiana Transfer Degree will:

  • Apply analytical and critical thinking skills in order to effectively participate in written and oral communication at a level consistent with four-year institutions
  • Display the ability to access, evaluate, and use information from various sources in order to manage communication and research tasks at a level consistent with four-year institutions
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the complexity, significance, and interdependence of science, culture, and the arts.

Specific Degree Requirements

Students wishing to earn an Associates of Arts Degree in Humanities from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Have a degree program adjusted SLCC cumulative average of 2.0.   ​
  • Have earned at least 25 percent of the credit hours required for the degree through SLCC courses.
  • Have earned at least a “C” in each course unless stated by a specific program.
  • Have no more than one-third credit hours in required major courses and no more than 50 percent of credit hours total from non-traditional sources, Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), to meet the degree requirements, unless required by a specific program.
  • Have completed at least the number of credits stipulated in the degree program.

General Education Requirements

(Total 39 credit hours)

  • English 6 Credits
  • Mathematics 6 Credits
  • GEN.ED. XXX1   Natural/Physical Science 9 Credits
  • GEN. ED. XXX1 Humanities 6 Credits1
  • ENGL 2XXX English Literature 3 Credits4
  • GEN.ED. XXX1   Social/Behavioral Science 6 Credits
  • GEN.ED. XXX1   Fine Arts 3 Credits

Other Requirements

(21 credit hours)

Choose electives from Fine Arts, Humanities, and the Social Sciences

Semester 1

Total: 15

Semester 2

Total: 15

Semester 3

Total: 15

Total: 15

Associate of Arts Total Credits: 60

A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses.

Choose History (HIST), Communications (CMCN), French (FREN), Spanish (SPAN) or ENGL Literature (ENGL 2XXX) except ENGL 2070.

Choose from ENGL Literature (ENGL 2XXX) except ENGL 2045 and ENGL 2070.

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