Programs and Courses

General Education Requirements for the AA Program

Additional courses may be required for nonexempt students based on placement test scores.

Note: Developmental education courses are not considered to be college-credit courses, and do not count toward a degree.

A grade of "C" or higher is required for all General Education courses, whether they are being used to fulfill program or elective requirements.

English/Reading Developmental Education Courses (0-8 Hours)

ENC 0021Modularized Developmental Writing

4 cr.

ENC 0022Compressed Developmental Writing

4 cr.

ENC 0056Corequisite Writing

2 cr.

and/or

REA 0011Modularized Developmental Reading

4 cr.

REA 0019Compressed Developmental Reading

4 cr.

REA 0056Corequisite Reading

2 cr.

Math Developmental Education Courses (0-6 Hours)

MAT 0022Developmental Math Combined

6 cr.

MAT 0056Supplemental Topics for Intermediate Algebra

2 cr.

AREA I.

Communications: 9 Semester Credit Hours

The following course is required for all students:

ENC 1101English Composition I

3 cr.

Note(s): Students are encouraged to enroll in English Composition I, (ENC 1101) during the first term of their enrollment at the College.

Select one of the following courses:

AML 2010American Literature: Exploration to the Late 19th Century

3 cr.

AML 2020American Literature: The Late 19th Century Through the Modern Era

3 cr.

ENC 1102English Composition II

3 cr.

ENG 2103World Cinema

3 cr.

ENG 2670Documentary Film Studies

3 cr.

ENL 2012British Literature: The Middle Ages through the Late 17th Century

3 cr.

ENL 2022British Literature: The Late 17th Century through the Modern Era

3 cr.

ENL 2330Introduction to Shakespeare

3 cr.

LIT 1020Introduction to Short Fiction

3 cr.

LIT 2110World Literature: The Ancient World through the Renaissance

3 cr.

LIT 2120World Literature: The Renaissance through the Modern Era

3 cr.

LIT 2203Poetry, Peace and Social Justice

3 cr.

LIT 2380Women in Literature

3 cr.

The following course is required for all students:

SPC 2608Introduction to Public Speaking

3 cr.

Note(s): Credit earned in courses not offered by PHSC but awarded via transfer evaluations, examinations and other external credit mechanisms also may be used to meet the Area I requirement. Courses must begin with the following prefixes: AML, ENC, ENG, ENL or LIT. The credit-hour requirement noted above must still be met.

AREA II.

Mathematics: 6 Semester Credit Hours

Select two of the following courses:

MAC 1105College Algebra

3 cr.

MAC 1147Precalculus Algebra/Trigonometry

5 cr.

MAC 2233Applied Calculus

4 cr.

MAC 2311Calculus and Analytic Geometry I

5 cr.

MAC 2312Calculus and Analytic Geometry II

5 cr.

MAC 2313Calculus and Analytic Geometry III

4 cr.

MAP 2302Differential Equations

3 cr.

MGF 1106Mathematics for Liberal Arts

3 cr.

MGF 1107Explorations in Mathematics

3 cr.

MTG 2206College Geometry

3 cr.

STA 2023Introduction to Statistics

3 cr.

Note(s): Credit earned in courses not offered by PHSC but awarded via transfer evaluations, examinations and other external credit mechanisms also may be used to meet the Area II requirement. Courses must begin with the following prefixes: MAC, MAP, MGF, MTG or STA. The credit-hour requirement noted above must still be met.

AREA III.

Natural Sciences: 6 Semester Credit Hours

Select courses from either Option One or Option Two.

Option One

Choose one three (3) or four (4) semester credit-hour course from Category A and one three (3) or four (4) semester credit hour course from Category B. This option usually is selected by students who do not intend to major in natural sciences, engineering or health-related professions. Some courses have a corequisite laboratory. Courses with the suffix of C have the lecture and laboratory combined into one course.

Category A
BSC 1005Introduction to Biology

3 cr.

BSC 1020Human Biology

3 cr.

BSC 1050Introduction to Environmental Science

3 cr.

 

BSC 1085Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 cr.

and

BSC 1085LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

1 cr.

 

BSC 1311Marine Biology

3 cr.

 

BSC 2010Biology I

3 cr.

and

BSC 2010LBiology I Laboratory

1 cr.

 

MCB 2010Microbiology

3 cr.

and

MCB 2010LMicrobiology Laboratory

1 cr.

Category B
AST 1002Introduction to Astronomy

3 cr.

CHM 1020Chemistry in Your Life

3 cr.

 

CHM 1025Introductory Chemistry

3 cr.

and

CHM 1025LIntroductory Chemistry Laboratory

1 cr.

 

CHM 2045General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I

3 cr.

and

CHM 2045LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Laboratory

1 cr.

 

GLY 2010Introduction to Geology

3 cr.

MET 2010Introduction to Meteorology

3 cr.

OCE 2001Introduction to Oceanography

3 cr.

 

PHY 1053General Physics I

3 cr.

and

PHY 1053LGeneral Physics I Laboratory

1 cr.

 

PHY 2048CGeneral Physics I with Calculus

4 cr.

PSC 1121Survey of the Physical Sciences

3 cr.

PSC 1341Introduction to the Physical Sciences

3 cr.

Option Two

Choose two courses with their corequisite laboratories. Both the course and corresponding laboratory course must be passed to receive credit in Option Two. This option usually is selected by students who intend to major in the natural sciences, engineering or health related professions. Courses with the suffix of C have the lecture and laboratory combined into one course.

BSC 1085Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3 cr.

and

BSC 1085LHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

1 cr.

 

BSC 1086Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3 cr.

and

BSC 1086LHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

1 cr.

 

BSC 2010Biology I

3 cr.

and

BSC 2010LBiology I Laboratory

1 cr.

 

BSC 2011Biology II

3 cr.

and

BSC 2011LBiology II Laboratory

1 cr.

 

CHM 1025Introductory Chemistry

3 cr.

and

CHM 1025LIntroductory Chemistry Laboratory

1 cr.

 

CHM 2045General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I

3 cr.

and

CHM 2045LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis I Laboratory

1 cr.

 

CHM 2046General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II

3 cr.

and

CHM 2046LGeneral Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis II Laboratory

1 cr.

 

CHM 2210COrganic Chemistry I

5 cr.

CHM 2211COrganic Chemistry II

5 cr.

 

MCB 2010Microbiology

3 cr.

and

MCB 2010LMicrobiology Laboratory

1 cr.

 

PHY 1053General Physics I

3 cr.

and

PHY 1053LGeneral Physics I Laboratory

1 cr.

 

PHY 1054General Physics II

3 cr.

and

PHY 1054LGeneral Physics II Laboratory

1 cr.

 

PHY 2048CGeneral Physics I with Calculus

4 cr.

PHY 2049CPhysics II with Calculus

4 cr.

Note(s): Credit earned in courses not offered by PHSC but awarded via transfer evaluations, examinations and other external credit mechanisms also may be used to meet the Area III requirement. Courses must begin with the following prefixes: AST, BOT, BSC, CHM, GLY, MCB, MET, OCE, PHY or PSC. The credit-hour and laboratory requirements noted above still must be met.

AREA IV.

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 Semester Credit Hours

Select two of the following courses:

AMH 2010History of the United States I

3 cr.

AMH 2020History of the United States II

3 cr.

AMH 2070History of Florida

3 cr.

AMH 2091Survey of African American History

3 cr.

ANT 2000Introduction to Anthropology

3 cr.

ANT 2100Introduction to Archaeology

3 cr.

ANT 2410Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3 cr.

ANT 2511Introduction to Physical Anthropology

3 cr.

CLP 2140Abnormal Psychology

3 cr.

CPO 2002Introduction to Comparative Politics

3 cr.

DEP 2002Child Psychology

3 cr.

DEP 2004Lifespan Development

3 cr.

DEP 2302Adolescent Psychology

3 cr.

DEP 2402Psychology of Adulthood and Aging

3 cr.

ECO 2013Principles of Macroeconomics

3 cr.

ECO 2023Principles of Microeconomics

3 cr.

EDP 2002Educational Psychology

3 cr.

EUH 1000Western Civilization I: 700 BC to 1200 CE

3 cr.

EUH 1001Western Civilization II: 1200 to 1763

3 cr.

EUH 1002Western Civilization III: 1763 to Present

3 cr.

GEA 2000World Regional Geography

3 cr.

GEA 2210Geography of North America

3 cr.

HIS 2300War and Society

3 cr.

INR 1015World Perspectives

3 cr.

INR 2002Introduction to International Relations

3 cr.

ISS 2160Contemporary Ethnic Diversity Issues

3 cr.

ISS 2263Psychosocial Aspects of the Holocaust

3 cr.

POS 2041American Federal Government

3 cr.

POS 2112State and Local Government

3 cr.

PPE 2001Introduction to Personality

3 cr.

PSY 1012Introduction to Psychology

3 cr.

SOP 2640Consumer Psychology

3 cr.

SOP 2721Cross-Cultural Psychology

3 cr.

SOP 2772Human Sexuality

3 cr.

SYG 1361Death in America

3 cr.

SYG 1420Families in Transition

3 cr.

SYG 2000Introduction to Sociology

3 cr.

SYG 2010Social Problems

3 cr.

SYG 2221Women in American Society

3 cr.

SYG 2430Marriage and The Family

3 cr.

SYG 2809Gender Violence in Global Perspectives

3 cr.

SYO 2201Sociology of Religion

3 cr.

Note(s): Credit earned in courses not offered by PHSC but awarded via transfer evaluations, examinations and other external credit mechanisms may also be used to meet the Area IV requirement. Courses must begin with the following prefixes: AMH, ANT, CLP, DEP, ECO, EDP, EUH, GEA, HIS, INR, ISS, POS, PPE, PSY, SOP, SYG or SYO. The credit-hour requirement noted above must still be met.

AREA V.

Humanities: 6 Semester Credit Hours

Select two of the following courses:

ARH 1000Art Appreciation

3 cr.

HUM 1020Introduction to Humanities

3 cr.

HUM 2210Humanities: The Ancient World to the Middle Ages

3 cr.

HUM 2230Humanities: The Renaissance to the Modern Day

3 cr.

MUL 1110Music Appreciation

3 cr.

PHI 1630Applied Ethics

3 cr.

PHI 1010Introduction to Philosophy

3 cr.

PHI 2070Introduction to Non-Western Philosophy

3 cr.

PHI 2100Introduction to Logic

3 cr.

REL 2000Introduction to Religion

3 cr.

REL 2300World Religions

3 cr.

THE 2010Survey of Drama: Ancient Greece to the Early Renaissance

3 cr.

THE 2011Survey of Drama: High Renaissance to Present

3 cr.

THE 1000Theatre Appreciation

3 cr.

Note(s): Credit earned in courses not offered by PHSC, but awarded via transfer evaluations, examinations and other external credit mechanisms also may be used to meet the Area V requirement. Courses must begin with the following prefixes: ARH, HUM, MUL, PHI, REL or THE. The credit-hour requirement noted above must still be met.

AREA VI.

Information Literacy and Technological Fluency: 3 Semester Credit Hours

The following course is required for all students:

CGS 1100Microcomputer Applications

3 cr.

Note(s): Students are encouraged to enroll in Microcomputer Applications (CGS 1100), during the first term of their enrollment at the College.

All courses used to meet General Education Requirements must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.

Electives 24 cr.

Additional Information

Sixty (60) hours of college-level work are required in the AA program. Beyond the 36 hours of General Education Requirements, the remaining 24 hours may be completed from courses at the 1000 or 2000 level listed in the PHSC Catalog and Student Handbook .

Students must satisfy all college preparatory requirements before completing 12 credit hours.

Students who do not meet the foreign language requirement set by the State University System (SUS) of Florida (See "Foreign Language Requirement") are urged to take these courses. See an advisor for details.

Exceptions to Mathematics Requirement:

Successful completion of any of the following combinations of courses will not satisfy the mathematics requirement for the AA degree:
MAC 1102

and

MAC 1105College Algebra

3 cr.

or

MAC 1104MAC 1104

and

MAC 1105College Algebra

3 cr.

or

MAC 1114

and

MAC 1147Precalculus Algebra/Trigonometry

5 cr.

or

MGF 1202

and

MGF 1106Mathematics for Liberal Arts

3 cr.

Students are urged to select electives relevant to their proposed major. If the major is undecided, advisors are prepared to provide assistance in the selection process. Common course prerequisites for students transferring to the State University System (SUS) of Florida have been established for all degree programs. Students should consult an advisor to determine the required prerequisites for transfer to a specific degree program within the Florida College System (FCS) or State University System (SUS).