Jul 20, 2024  
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog 
2024-2025 WNCC College Catalog

General Studies (Language and Fine Arts), AA

Location(s): Alliance, Scottsbluff, Sidney

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AA.2401 (60 credits)

A general studies degree is designed to provide a well-rounded education for students who want to follow a general course of study in the liberal arts. It may be useful to the student who wishes to attend only two years of college or to the student who plans to transfer to another institution but still needs the broad background of coursework in the freshman and sophomore years

Program Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Write unified and well-supported essays with coherent paragraphs and effective thesis statements.
  • Incorporate outside/secondary sources with proper citation in both written and verbal communications.
  • Choose topics, convey purpose, and employ research and organizational skills appropriate for specific planned communication events.
  • Analyze readings for social and cultural context.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and appreciation of other cultures including language, arts, and cultural values.


  • Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university should consult their faculty and transfer advisors early in their WNCC career to determine a curriculum best suited to their transfer goals.
  • Students who desire a particular academic focus should talk with their advisor to select elective courses relevant to the student’s interests and/or intended future profession.

Program Requirements

AA General Education Core: 31 Credits

View listing of General Education Courses.  

  •  Written Communication Credits: 6
  • Oral Communication Credits: 3
  • Humanities Credits: 6 (from two different alphas)
  • Math Credits: 3
  • Lab Sciences Credits: 4
  • Personal Development Credits: 3
  • Social Science Credits: 6 (from two different alphas)

Note: Some general education requirements may be satisfied by program requirements. Please consult with an advisor for details.

Electives: 15 Credits

Total AA Requirements: 60 Credits

Recommended Plan of Study

1st Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

2nd Semester

Total Semester Credits: 15

Total Semester Credits: 14

4th Semester

  • Credits: 4 (with lab)
  • Humanities Core elective Credits: 3
  • Social Science GE elective Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 6

Total Semester Credits: 16

Total AA Credits: 60

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