2015-2016 Catalog

Western American Studies Emphasis AA Degree

The Western American Studies program at WWCC is interdisciplinary, offering students the opportunity to study the region’s history, literature, culture and environment and to prepare them for living responsibly in the modern West. After taking required basic courses, students may specialize in their areas of interest (science, history, literature) or may select courses which give them a broad range of understanding of the West. Courses suggested for Western American Studies will prepare students to meet the challenges the region faces because of growing population and increased demand for its resources. In addition, the program provides students with a thorough knowledge of the West’s rich historical and literary heritage, with a special emphasis on the contribution of Native American cultures.

The Western American Studies program is flexible enough to allow students to specialize in courses that will prepare them to transfer to four year institution into such majors as American Studies, History, or Environmental Science. Students should work closely with their academic advisors to design a program to meet their individual needs and to meet transfer requirements.

Degree Requirements

Freshman Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 1010ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

US GOVERNMENT

3

LAB SCIENCE

4

WESTERN STUDIES ELECTIVE

3

COMPUTER COURSE

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Lab Science: from list below                                           

Western Studies Elective: from list below

Freshman Year - Spring Semester

ENGL 1020ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

OR

ENGL 2005TECHNICAL WRITING

3

HIST 1290HISTORY OF THE US WEST

3

COLLEGE LEVEL MATH

3-4

WESTERN STUDIES ELECTIVE

3

ELECTIVE

3

Total Credit Hours:15-16
Western Studies Elective: from list below

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester

ENGL 2370WESTERN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3

G&R 1050INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL RESOURCES

3

HUMN 2486WESTERN AMERICAN STUDIES SEMINAR:

3

SPAN 1010FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

4

HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

1

ELECTIVE

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester

ANTH 2210NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS

3

COMM 1010INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH

3

SPAN 1020FIRST YEAR SPANISH II

4

WESTERN STUDIES ELECTIVE

3

HEALTH & HUMAN ACTIVITY

1

ELECTIVES

3

ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT

0-1

Total Credit Hours:17-18
Western Studies Electives: from list below

Total Credit Hours: 65-67

Western Studies Electives, 12 credits from the following:

Humanities: ENGL 2340, ENGL 2370, ENGL 2420 (as approved by Advisor), SPAN 2030, SPAN 2040

Social Science: HIST 1410, HIST 1251, HIST 2290,  G&R 1000, ANTH 1350, ANTH 2210

Lab Science: GEOL 1100, GEOL 1200

Other Science: BIOL 1210, BIOL 1220, BIOL 2450, GEOL 1026

Math: Students transferring to a four year institution may need to use elective credits to meet the mathematics requirements for the university to which they plan to transfer. Courses include, but are not limited to: MATH 1000, 1400 and STAT 2050