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Louisiana Transfer - Social Sciences 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:

  • Critical Thinking - Students will integrate knowledge using critical thinking and experience to produce and explore discipline content across a variety of genres.
  • Quantitative Reasoning - Students will use quantitative reasoning to interpret data, and gather statistical information in solving discipline-specific problems.
  • Communication & Expression - Students will communicate clearly to persuade or inform, interpret thoughtfully and logically, and engage actively in dialogue and discussion. Communication and expression may be written or oral, verbal or nonverbal, informational or artistic, print or digital, academic or professional.
  • Interpretation - Students will apply critical interpretation and thinking to the subject matter of any discipline, with the ability to identify and understand both theory and practice of that discipline’s content.
  • Global Awareness - Students will recognize and discuss the complexity of a global environment including its history, scientific processes, global systems, civics, and artistic variety.

Specific Degree Requirements


Students wishing to earn an Associates of Arts Degree in Social Science 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 Credit Hours: 39


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

Major Requirements - Total Credit Hours: 21


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

Degree Plan


Total: 15


Total: 15


Semester 3


Total: 15


Semester 4


Total: 15


Associate of Arts Total Credits: 60


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

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

 

 

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