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The Associate of Arts degree is awarded for completion of college-level coursework that is transferable toward a baccalaureate degree. The degree plan includes a 35-hour state minimum general education core curriculum approved by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. In order to receive an Associate of Arts from EACC, students must fulfill all General Degree Requirements listed in the catalog. In addition, the Associate of Arts requires completion of at least 15 semester hours of sophomore (2000) level courses, with at least 6 of the 15 hours of sophomore credit earned at EACC.
General education course(s) listed within the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS) will be accepted for transfer to the receiving institution. ACTS provides information regarding guaranteed transfer of courses between Arkansas public institutions. ACTS is beneficial for students, parents, and academic advisers because it provides accurate, up-to-date comparable course information for educational planning and informed decision-making.
Transfer credit policy under Arkansas Act 182 from 2009 requires a four-year public institution of higher education in Arkansas to accept all credits earned from students earning an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Arts in Teaching degree from a state-supported public institution in Arkansas.
Major stipulations of Act 182 are outlined below:
The transfer degree contains the curriculum that is approved by the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
The four-year public institution of higher education is to admit a transfer student to junior status in a baccalaureate degree program at the four-year public institution of higher education.
A four-year public institution of higher education receiving a transfer student shall not require additional lower division coursework if the additional course is considered a general education lower division course.
The receiving four-year public institution of higher education may only require the additional lower division course if the additional lower division course is:
A prerequisite for courses in the transfer student’s baccalaureate degree program;
A discipline-specific course that is required by the transfer student’s baccalaureate degree program and the student has not completed a course at the two-year public institution of higher education that is comparable to the discipline-specific course at the four-year public institution of higher education in the Arkansas Course Transfer System;
A requirement of an independent licensing or accrediting body
Act 182 does not remove the requirement that a transfer student must meet total baccalaureate degree program credit hour and course requirements in order to be eligible for a baccalaureate degree.
The receiving four-year public institution of higher education shall determine whether to accept a grade of “D” for academic course credit for a student transferring from a two-year public institution of higher.
Students should be prepared to submit course descriptions and syllabi of transfer work if there is any question concerning acceptance of credit toward a degree program.
English Objective 1
Achieve familiarity with their own and other cultures.
English Objective 2
Analyze, interpret, and respond to instructive, expositive, and imaginative writing.
English Objective 3
Communicate effectively in writing.
Fine Arts Objective 1
Understanding of cultural, historical, and global references as applied to the arts.
Fine Arts Objective 2
Understanding and demonstrating application of artistic techniques in the fine and performing arts.
Fine Arts Objective 3
Ability to analyze and critique artistic performances and products.
Health and Physical Education Objective 1
Develop comprehensive lifetime fitness program to achieve a better way of life.
Health and Physical Education Objective 2
Understand and apply physical techniques within various sports activities.
Health and Physical Education Objective 3
Recognize symptoms, behaviors, and history that lead to poor health.
Language Objective 1
Read, comprehend, and follow written directions at a level appropriate for college-level coursework and the professional workplace.
Language Objective 2
Analyze texts in a variety of writing styles as a means to increase knowledge relevant to multiple college disciplines and professions.
Language Objective 3
Improve information fluency by developing reading comprehension skills that increase self-awareness and familiarity with global issues and varied cultures.
History, Geography, and Government Objective 1
Communicate significant events to a diverse population and society
History, Geography, and Government Objective 2
Demonstrate an analytic comprehension of the connecting threads that tie the past, present, and future together.
History, Geography, and Government Objective 3
Demonstrate an understanding of global awareness and diversity across time and space.
Psychology Objective 1
Demonstrate an understanding about major schools of thought within psychology.
Psychology Objective 2
Develop the ability to comprehend and apply research methods.
Psychology Objective 3
Demonstrate an ability to understand and apply trenchant concepts of mental processes and behavior.
Social Science Objective 1
Illustrate basic knowledge relevant to fundamental issues and concepts within the social science realm.
Social Science Objective 2
Demonstrate understanding of methodologies and approaches that are employed in social science investigations.
Social Science Objective 3
Develop awareness of cultural/social diversity and cultivate tolerance and appreciation of this diversity.
Math Objective 1
Use mathematics as a medium of communication that integrates numeric, graphical, and symbolic representations.
Math Objective 2
Develop the ability to solve real life situations using mathematical principles and use deductive reasoning to apply mathematical principles to other disciplines.
Math Objective 3
Use technology in the solution of mathematical problems as appropriate
Science Objective 1
Use scientific method and explain its purpose in scientific investigations.
Science Objective 2
Apply scientific knowledge to possible real-world situations.
Science Objective 3
Perform activities, make observations, and organize data in laboratory settings.
Science Objective 4
Interpret laboratory data and formulate conclusions based upon the data.
Science Objective 5
Discuss the history and probable future of scientific discovery.