The UAF Faculty Senate passed the following at its Meeting #139 on November 6, 2006:

MOTION: 
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The UAF Faculty Senate moves to amend the Associate of Arts degree requirements (2006-2007 UAF catalog, page 83) to the following:

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CAPS = Addition

General Associate Degree Requirements

You must have completed at least 60 semester hours, including transfer credits, to earn a UAF associate degree.

At least 15 credits applicable to any associate degree must be UAF resident credits.

Associate of Arts Requirements

The Associate of Arts degree represents the completion of broad-based college study. This degree may serve as a starting point for your career or as a stepping-stone to a baccalaureate program. You may earn only one A.A. degree.

THE CURRICULUM OF THE ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE CONSISTS OF ALL COURSES REQUIRED TO MEET THE UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS BACCALAUREATE CORE, WITH THE FOLLOWING EXCEPTIONS:

1. THE UPPER DIVISION WRITING AND ORAL INTENSIVE COURSES ARE NOT REQUIRED

2. IN PLACE OF THE UPPER DIVISION ETHICS COURSE A HUMANITIES OR SOCIAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED

All credits for the A.A. degree must be at the 100-level or above with at least 20 credits at the 200-level or above and be distributed as follows:

BACCALAUREATE CORE CREDITS..............38-44 CREDITS

GENERAL ELECTIVES ....................................16-22 CREDITS

[[Communication (9 credits)

ENGL 111X--Introduction to Academic Writing (3)

Complete one of the following:

Complete one of the following:

Mathematics or natural science (10 credits)

Complete one of the following:

One natural science course, with lab, from the baccalaureate core (4)

Mathematics (computer science, mathematics or statistics course at the 100-level or above) or natural science elective (3)

Humanities and social science (18 credits)

Complete one of the following:

Two semester-length courses in a single Alaska Native language or other non-English language or three semester-length courses (9 credits) in American Sign Language taken at the university level may substitute for two of the courses above.

Library and information Research (0–1 credit)

Successful completion of library skills competency test or LS 100X or LS 101X (0–1)

Successful completion of the library skills competency test satisfies this requirement of the core curriculum, but does not carry degree credit.
(It is strongly recommended that this requirement be completed before enrolling in the 200-level English course requirement or that it be completed concurrently with enrollment in the 200-level English core requirement.)]]

[[General electives (22–23 credits)

Any combination of courses. (Students planning to go on to the baccalaureate degree are advised to select courses meeting remaining core requirements and courses designated within baccalaureate majors and minors.) (22–23)

Electives to total (60 credits) ]]

STUDENTS PLANNING TO GO ON TO THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE ARE ADVISED TO SELECT COURSES MEETING REMAINING CORE REQUIREMENTS AND COURSES DESIGNATED WITHIN BACCALAUREATE MAJORS AND MINORS.

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED  ................60 CREDITS.

 [[* ENGL 212 does not fulfill the second half of the written communication requirement for the baccalaureate degree.

** No credit may be earned for more than one of MATH 107X or 161X.]]

EFFECTIVE:              Fall 2007, Upon Chancellor's Approval

RATIONALE:            The AA degree should directly articulate with the baccalaureate core degree requirements. Students should be able to move seamlessly from the AA degree to a four year degree. There should not be wasted credits or exceptions that will confuse the student’s ability to move to a four year degree. The current AA degree requirements are different from the baccalaureate core degree requirements. The catalog description and the degree checklist are also different from the current baccalaureate core requirements. The AA degree should articulate directly with the baccalaureate core. By linking the degree requirements for the Associate of Arts program directly to the baccalaureate core, the AA program requirements will always be consistent with the baccalaureate core requirements.