Statewide Articulation & Reporting System (STARS)

AREAS I - IV: Recognized AA & AS AcademicTransfer Courses/Electives

Colleges must offer degree programs that reflect coherent courses of study that are compatible with their own missions, that are based upon fields of study appropriate to higher education, and that include general education components ensuring a breadth of knowledge that promotes intellectual inquiry and critical thinking. Thus, each degree must consist of coursework from each of the following five areas as defined by the Alabama Articulation and General Studies Committee (AGSC):

AREA I: Written Composition (6 SH)

ENG 101 Written Composition I: 3 SH

ENG 102 Written Composition II: 3 SH

AREA II: Humanities and Fine Arts (12 SH)

Students must complete a 6 SH sequence in either literature (AREA II) or history (AREA IV):

ENG 251 American Literature I: 3 SH

ENG 252 American Literature II: 3 SH

ENG 261 English Literature I: 3 SH

ENG 262 English Literature II: 3 SH

ENG 271 World Literature I: 3 SH

ENG 272 World Literature II: 3 SH

Students must complete a 3 SH course in the ARTS: Please see program of study.

ART 100 Art Appreciation: 3 SH

ART 203 Art History: 3 SH

ART 204 Art History II: 3 SH

MUS 101 Music Appreciation I: 3 SH

THR 120 Theatre Appreciation: 3 SH

THR 126 Introduction to Theatre: 3 SH

Any remaining hours in AREA II should be chosen from the approved list below: Please see program of study. Some of these may be used as Humanities Electives.

HUM 299-01 PTK Honors Course I: 1 SH

HUM 299-02 PTK Honors Course II: 1 SH

HUM 299-03 PTK Honors Course III: 1 SH

IDS 115 Forum: 1 SH

PHL 106 Introduction to Philosophy: 3 SH

PHL 206 Ethics and Society: 3 SH

REL 100 World Religion: 3 SH

REL 151 Survey of Old Testament: 3 SH

REL 152 Survey of New Testament: 3 SH

SPA 101 Introductory Spanish I: 4 SH

SPH 102 Introductory Spanish II: 4 SH

SPH 107 Fundamentals of Public Speaking: 3 SH

Students must complete a 6 SH sequence in either literature (AREA II) or history (AREA IV)

AREA III: Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 SH)

BIO 101 Introduction to Biology I: 4 SH

BIO 102. Introduction to Biology II: 4 SH

BIO 103. Principles of Biology I: 4 SH

BIO 104. Principles of Biology II: 4 SH

CHM 104. Introduction to General Chemistry: 4 SH

CHM 105. Introduction to Organic Chemistry: 4 SH

CHM 111. College Chemistry I: 4 SH

CHM 112. College Chemistry II: 4 SH

PHS 111. Physical Science I: 4 SH

PHS 112. Physical Science II: 4 SH

PHY 201. General Physics I: 4 SH

PHY 202. General Physics II: 4 SH

PHY 213. General Physics w/Calculus I: 4 SH

PHY 214. General Physics w/Calculus II: 4 SH

Select 3 SH from the following courses: Please see program of study.

MTH 110. Finite Mathematics: 3 SH

MTH 112. Precalculus Algebra: 3 SH

MTH 113. Precalculus Trigonometry: 3 SH

MTH 115. Precalculus Algebra & Trigonometry: 4 SH

MTH 120. Calculus and Its Applications: 3 SH

MTH 125. Calculus I: 4 SH

MTH 126. Calculus II: 4 SH

MTH 227. Calculus III: 4 SH

MTH 237. Linear Algebra: 3 SH

MTH 238. Applied Differential Equations I: 3 SH

AREA IV: History, Social, and Behavioral Sciences (12 SH)

Students must complete a 6 SH sequence in either literature (AREA II) or history (AREA IV):

HIS 101. History of Western Civilization I. 3 SH

HIS 102. History of Western Civilization II. 3 SH

HIS 121. World History I. 3 SH

HIS 122. World History II. 3 SH

HIS 201. U.S. History I. 3 SH

HIS 202. U.S. History II. 3 SH

Students must complete a 6 SH sequence in either literature (AREA II) or history (AREA IV)

The remaining hours in AREA IV should be chosen from the following courses: Please see program of study.

ANT 200. Introduction to Anthropology: 3 SH

ECO 231. Principles of Macroeconomics: 3 SH

ECO 232. Principles of Microeconomics: 3 SH

GEO 100. World Regional Geography: 3 SH

POL 200. Introduction to Political Science: 3 SH

POL 211. American National Government: 3 SH

PSY 200. General Psychology: 3 SH

PSY 210. Human Growth & Development: 3 SH

SOC 200. Introduction to Sociology: 3 SH

SOC 210. Social Problems: 3 SH

AREA V: Pre-Professional/Major Electives: ( 19-23 SH)

The courses taken in this AREA are specific to a student’s major. Students should consult their program of study and the requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer.