Liberal Arts Transfer Plan


Program Outcomes

Students taking liberal arts courses at Hawkeye are not only equipped with a strong foundation for most programs offered by four-year colleges or universities, but they are also able to develop attitudes, values, and skills that will allow them to become constructive adults, both individually and within their communities.

Students receiving an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from Hawkeye will have developed the following skills:

  • Communication: Students will develop speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills.

  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Students will acquire, evaluate, and analyze information; develop sound reasoning skills; and apply the principles of the scientific method.

  • Quantitative Reasoning: Students will develop skills in problem-solving, logical thinking, and application of mathematical processes.

  • Community and Global Awareness: Students will recognize and appreciate diversity, historical viewpoints, and the global perspective.

  • Individual Development: Students will cultivate ethical values, personal wellness, and personal learning strategies.

  • Artistic Expression: Students will acquire a global and cultural understanding of the role of the arts, instilling the personal curiosity and skills for creative expression and endeavors.

  • Information Management: Students will apply technological methods to retrieve, process, and communicate information.

Transfer Tip Sheets

Hawkeye has established articulation agreements with many four-year public and private colleges within Iowa including:

* This list is only a small representation of the colleges and universities to which you may choose to transfer.

When planning your transfer, be sure you are working with an Academic Advisor at Hawkeye and an advisor at the college or university you plan to transfer too to help ensure a smooth transfer.

Planning Your Transfer

Liberal Arts Core Coursework

I. Natural Science and Mathematics

A. Biological Sciences: Establishes a framework of key concepts that deal with health issues, ethical controversies, social responsibility, and environmental quality. The laboratory experience allows the student to be introduced to the process of science.

B. Physical Sciences: Explores the chemical and physical nature of our universe. The laboratory experience introduces the student to the world of scientific technology.

C. Mathematics: Establishes an understanding of various mathematical concepts, such as finances, statistics, algebra, and geometry so that students can use them effectively in their lives.

II. Humanities

A. Western Civilization: Provides the framework for the common origins and meaning of European and American ways of life by studying their development throughout history.

B1. Humanities—Literature and Fine Arts: Introduces dynamic and holistic ways of viewing the human condition.

B2. Humanities—Philosophy and Religion: Provides a basis of concepts and values that have influenced numerous cultures around the world.

B3. Humanities—Non-Western Cultures: Raises awareness of other cultures, including their diverse economic, political, family, and religious structures.

III. Social Sciences

A. People and Their Relationships: Provides a foundation for understanding mental processes, individual behavior, and social interaction.

B. American Society: Explores the evolution of U.S. government and society and the meaning of these developments to today’s world.

C. Other Social Sciences: Examines the impact of time, place, and major life events on individual behavior and social interaction.

IV. Communications

A. Written Communications: Enhances student ability to study and scrutinize issues while also broadening their reading and writing skills.

B. Oral Communications: Explores ways to improve critical thinking, idea articulation, public speaking, and attentive listening in order to increase understanding and productivity.

V. Social Diversity

Considers ideas of difference and inequality in contemporary U.S. society.

VI. Elective Courses

Courses beyond general education requirements. May include courses from any Category I, II, III or V. Up to 16 technical credit hours may be used as electives.

For more information, see Liberal Arts Associate of Arts (AA) Degree Requirements or Liberal Arts Associate of Science (AS) Degree Requirements.

Program Contacts

Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor
Student Services Email Student Services 319-296-4014 Hawkeye Center 208
Administrative Assistant
Kate Childers Email Kate Childers 319-296-4007 Black Hawk Hall 258
Catharine Freeman Email Catharine Freeman 319-296-4041 Black Hawk Hall 258B

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