Strengthen your communication and critical-thinking skills and gain an insightful world view when you earn an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts major from Southern New Hampshire University. An associate of arts degree can be a meaningful milestone on your journey toward a college degree or a springboard into the working world. Graduates with associates degrees in liberal arts are eligible for entry-level administrative and managerial positions in a wide range of fields - from business to social services, retail and more.
Your associate degree coursework in liberal arts at SNHU will expose you to a broad range of topics and help you develop skills that will be of great value both in the workplace and in furthering your education, among them:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your liberal arts associate degree at SNHU include:
A liberal arts education helps students develop a sense of social responsibility, strong and transferable intellectual and practical skills such as communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills in real-world settings.
In short, you can go almost anywhere - professionally and personally - with a liberal arts degree. Your liberal arts degree studies at SNHU give you knowledge and skills you can build on throughout life.
An Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts launches a lifetime of learning. The degree allows students to explore and find their direction while giving a solid preparation for continuing in a four-year program or moving into a new career. By questioning, making connections and integrating knowledge, students develop the professional skills so essential for success.
A core of seven courses provides the writing, computational and technical skills that would serve a student in any field. The core courses also include a serious introduction into the arts and culture that helps everyone begin to understand their place in the world.
The remaining eight courses in the 20-course program encourage a student’s exploration of many possibilities for majors in the arts and sciences. At the same time, the courses broaden their knowledge in areas that attract them.
Through small classes and personal attention, the SNHU Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts provides an individualized higher educational experience that stimulates personal innovation and creativity – two elements that form the best recommendation for today’s workplace.
Gain a solid foundation in general knowledge and enjoy exposure to a range of subjects when you earn a liberal arts major at SNHU. Seven core courses prepare you for further study and deliver a solid set of skills. Because these courses are part of the SNHU four-year degree core curriculum, they smoothly integrate with any of the four-year degree programs if you choose to continue your studies. Courses in this program satisfy some requirements of the university's four-year degree programs.
The two remaining core courses help you begin your search for a major in areas such as political science, psychology, sociology, history, literature and science. An additional six elective courses allow you to further focus your studies in an area of concentration, even within the two-year liberal arts degree program. If you're a transfer student, these electives may align with many of the courses that you wish to transfer from another institution.
This course is designed to help students develop abilities, including organization and delivery skills, for all speaking situations. The evaluation and improvement of voice, diction, articulation and posture also are studied. May not be used as literature elective.
ENG-120 is a college-level writing course that introduces students to various forms of academic discourse. Students are required to prepare essays in a variety of rhetorical modes, including exposition, description and argumentation. In addition to out-of-class writing assignments, students will be required to compose in-class essays in response to readings and other prompts. ENG 120 introduces students to process-writing techniques, library research and MLA documentation procedures. The primary focus of ENG 120 is to help students acquire the writing skills they need to succeed in an academic environment. Enrollment is kept intentionally small, typically 15 students per section, to assure maximum benefit.
This is a theme-based seminar that builds on the skills learned in SNHU-101 and ENG-120, focusing on information literacy (the ability to locate and evaluate information) as well as written and oral communication skills. The theme of the course will vary according to the instructor, but in all sections, students will conduct extensive research on the topic and communicate their knowledge in a variety of oral presentations and writing assignments that will culminate in a research paper. To be taken during the student's sophomore year.
Assuming little or no previous exposure to its content, this course offers vocabulary, understanding, and appreciation of the visual arts in their cultural contexts of history, religious settings, literature and ideas. It focuses on the achievements of ancient Greece and Rome, the medieval period and the Renaissance, while also exploring related issues in non-European cultures. May be taken independently of HUM 202.
Assuming little or no previous exposure to its content, this course offers vocabulary, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in their cultural contexts of history, music, literature, and ideas. It focuses on the cultural periods of the Baroque, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism and Early Modernism, while also exploring related issues in non-European cultures. May be taken independently of HUM 201.
This is the fundamental computer fluency course. It is designed to promote a working knowledge and understanding of computer information technology concepts, skills and capabilities that support academic and professionally related goals and requirements. Students learn about the application and science of information technology. Concepts to master include the fundamentals of computer information technologies along with issues that affect people today such as : Internet and other network technologies, web publishing, digital media, hardware, software, file and database management, information security, viruses, and spyware, social impact, as well as algorithmic thinking and the limits of computation. Students develop capabilities such a managing complexity, assessing the quality of information, collaborating and communicating using IT, anticipating technological change and thinking abstractly and critically about IT. Students develop computer-related skills in support of their college studies and career goals. This is accomplished, in part, by the mastery of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database software.
Total Credits: 61
Our Manchester campus aims to keep tuition and related costs low for our students so that you can pursue your degree and your goals. More than 90% of our students receive some form of financial aid, and students who qualify could receive up to $20,000 in grants and scholarships.
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