Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jan 23, 2022  
Catalog 2021-2022

DWD-AA :Liberal Arts-English (2 Years)

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Associate of Arts Degree


The English Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement is designed for the student who is planning to transfer to a participating public four-year Colorado college or university that offers this program within the minimum number of credits designated by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education.

Courses with a 3-character bracketed code (for example, “English Composition I [CO1]” ), in which a student earns the final grade of “C” or better are guaranteed to transfer to every public Colorado college or university. Although courses in which a “D” grade is earned may apply toward the AA degree at Aims, they are not guaranteed to transfer. Students may want to check with the next school they plan to attend in order to determine transferability, or may want to repeat those courses to receive a better grade.

Please view the Colorado Department of Higher Education web site for participating institutions and any additional degree requirement details (CDHE Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreements/Degrees with Designation). Students should contact receiving institution for course transferability or additional requirements when selecting courses.

Degree Requirements for the English (Literature Emphasis) Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement:


Total Communication Credits: 6


Select one Mathematics course from the GT-MA-1 category. *MAT120, Mathematics for Liberal Arts is preferred.

Total Mathematics Credits: 3

Arts & Humanities:

Select three Arts & Humanities courses from the following lists.

**Literature (LIT) courses will NOT be accepted to fulfill this requirement

Total Arts & Humanities Credits: 9


Select one History course.

Total History Credits: 3

Social & Behavioral Sciences:

Select two GT Pathways Social & Behavioral Sciences courses from the following lists.

Total Behavioral & Social Sciences Credits: 6

Physical & Life Sciences:

Select two Physical & Life Sciences courses from the following list.  One course must be with a laboratory.

GT-SC1 (Natural & Physical Sciences w/Req Lab)


In order to receive General Education credit for Integrated Science courses, students must complete both SCI 155 and SCI 156. Successful completion of both SCI 155 and SCI 156 will satisfy all General Education requirements in the Physical and Life Sciences category for the A.A. degree.

Total Physical & Life Sciences Credits: 7

(Credits above the minimum of 7 will be counted towards the elective category.)

Additional Required Courses:

Note:  If these credits are not required for the major at a receiving 4-year institution, they will be applied to the Bachelor’s degree as elective credit towards graduation. Please check with the receiving institution to determine in which way these courses will be applied.

Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications:

Select one Communications course.

Total Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications Credits: 3


Select five Literature courses, four of which must be at the 200-level, from the following list. Please consult with your receiving institution regarding best choices for Literature courses.

Total Literature Credits: 15


Students must take an additional 8 credits of electives. Electives may be chosen from the general education curriculum, other arts and science courses, and specific Career and Technical courses (see Approved Degree Electives 2021-2022   ). A maximum of 3 credits of Physical Education courses are allowed in the A.A. degree electives.  Recommended elective: ENG 221   Creative Writing I (3 credits).

Total Elective Credits: 8

Total Credits for A.A. Degree: 60

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