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2020 - 2021 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Requirements - AA Degree

All students pursuing an Associate of Arts degree must fulfill general education requirements as outlined here. The courses that will fulfill these requirements are listed below.

General Education Requirements

Communications (9 credits required)

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Arts and Humanities (9 credits required)

Select one Humanities course:

Select one course in the Fine Arts:

Cultural/Historical Perspectives (6 credits required)

Select one course from an Intercultural perspectives or language:

Social Sciences (6 credits required)

Select one Economics or Political Science course:

Select one Psychology or Sociology course:

Natural Sciences (8 credits required)

Select one course in the Life Sciences:

Select one course in the Physical Sciences:

Mathematics (3 credits required)

Computer Skills (3 credits or demonstrated proficiency* required)

* Students may choose to demonstrate computer skills proficiency by exam and complete an elective in lieu of a computer skills course.

Electives (Up to 19 credits required)

AA Total: 62.00 Credits


Students should choose electives according to their needs and interests and the requirements of their intended transfer college to complete the 62 credit hours required of an Associate of Arts Degree. While electives generally are chosen from any Arts and Science course numbered above 100, a maximum of 16 credit hours in career technical courses may be applied toward an AA. A maximum of four credit hours of Human Development courses may be applied toward an AA degree.

Concentration Electives

To complete an Associate Degree within a specific concentration, choose electives from at or above the 100 level courses in one of the following areas: Agriculture; Banking; Biology; Business Administration/ Accounting; Chemistry; Computer Science; Conservation; Criminal Justice; Education; English; Fine Arts - Art, Drama and Music; History; Journalism; Management and Supervision; Marketing/Sales/Retailing; Mathematics; Physical Education/Recreation; Physics; Political Science; Pre-Chiropractic; Pre-Engineering; Pre-Health Professional; Pre-Law; Psychology; Social Work; Sociology; Speech.

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Debora J. Sullivan, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-3487, djsullivan@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475, Chicago, Illinois  60661-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.