Colorado Plateau Studies (AA Degree)

Degree Description

The Associate of Arts in Colorado Plateau Studies degree is designed for transfer to all Arizona public universities. This is an inter-disciplinary degree that includes courses from the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences in its core.

AGEC Requirements (35 credits)

All General Education coursework must be selected from approved AZ General Education Curriculum.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Composition (6 credits)

 

 

ENG 101

College Composition I

3

ENG 102

Collge Composition II

3

Mathematics (3 credits)

 

 

MAT 140 or higher.

College Mathematics

5

Arts/Humanities (6 credits)

 

 

ART 221

Art History of the Southwest

3

ENG 238

Literature of the Southwest

3

Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

 

 

ANT 110

Exploring Archeology

3

SOC 215

Race & Ethnic Relations

3

Physical/Biological Sciences (8 credits)

 

 

Two courses, excluding BIO 100.

Recommended:  

BIO 109 Natural History of the Southwest or a higher BIO course

 

8

General Education Options (0-6 credits) 

 

 

Any AGEC coursework to complete 35 credits.

0-6

Special Requirements

 

Must be met within the General Education requirements by a minimum of 2 courses.

Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry

"W"

Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness

"E"

Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness

"C"

Degree Core Requirements (13 credits)

Course

Course Title

Hours

ANT 230

Peoples of the Southwest

3

CPS 100

Overview of the Colorado Plateau

3

CPS 290

Capstone Seminar

3

GLG 102 or GLG 232

Historical Geology or Geology of the Colorado Plateau

4

Electives (12 credits)

Any transferable coursework to complete 12 credit hours.

Course

Course Title

Hours

Recommended

 

 

ANT 101

Introduction to Physical Anthropology

4

ANT 102

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

ART 201

Art History I

3

ART 202

Art History II

3

BIO 105

Environmental Biology

4

ENG 270

Creative Writing: Fiction

3

ENG 271

Creating Writing: Poetry

3

ENG 272

Creating Writing: Non-Fiction

3

ENV 111

Local Environmental Issues

3

GLG 101

Physical Geography

4

GLG 102 

Historical Geology (4) 

4

GLG 112                            

Geology of the Grand Canyon

2

GLG 232

Geology of the Colorado Plateau

4

HIS 131

U.S History to 1877    

3

HIS 132

U.S. History from 1877

3

HUM 241

Humanities I

3

HUM 242

Humanities II

3

PHY 253

Archeoastronomy

4

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

Outcomes

The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.

  • To give students an inter-disciplinary overview of the people, arts, and ecology of the Colorado Plateau.

  • Transfer to academically relevant university degree programs.

  • Professional and occupational preparation and workforce development.

  • New levels of qualified, educated personnel in the regional workplace.

  • To give students the opportunity for collaboration with public and private entities, organizations, and agencies (i.e. The Museum of Northern Arizona, Northern Arizona University, Grand Canyon Trust, National Park Service, Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association, local artists and scientists, United States Geological Survey, etc., per development and suggested membership of CPS advisory council).