Elective Courses

Students who begin the AA program with zero credits will take 18 credits of elective courses to complete the degree requirements.  Students entering the program with previously earned college credits will take sufficient elective credits to meet degree requirements.


  • Principles of Marketing
  • Essentials in Economics
  • Introduction to Relational Communication
  • Group Communication & Leadership
  • Health Promotion and Empowerment
  • Introduction to Music

Course Descriptions

HSCI 200  Health Promotion and Empowerment (3 credits)
This course includes attitudes and life-style practices as they influence healthy lifestyles. Personal health issues, such as personal health practices, fitness, nutrition, safety and emergency measures, mental health, sexuality and family living, will be addressed. Also, aging and wellness will be included.

FAPA 110  Introduction to Music (3 credits)
This course traces the evolution of musical style through history. It includes the basic elements of music, the instruments of the orchestra, important forms and types of music and representative works of great composers. The course is designed to promote greater enjoyment in music listening.

BUSA 202 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
Basic principles and practices involved in the distribution of goods and services, market surveys, advertising and salesmanship.

ECON 205 Essentials of Economics (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles and tools of microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, emphasizing the importance of economic literacy in being a responsible citizen and addressing key social issues.  Students will become familiar with basic characteristics of market economies, the interaction of supply and demand, the role of government in regulating the economy, the concept of elasticity, marginal analysis in production, an overview of market cycles, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, the national debt, inflation, fractional-reserve banking and the role of the Federal Reserve System.

COMM 104 Introduction to Relational Communication (3 credits)
An introduction to the study of human communication.  The nature of communication, how it works and the role it plays in human social relations is introduced and applied to the major contexts of communication: interpersonal, small group and organizations.

COMM 203 Group Communication & Leadership (3 credits)
The focus of this course is on the theories and skills related to the initiation, development and effective conduct of task-focused small groups.  The theory and skills of leadership appropriate to small task groups is also emphasized.

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