The Liberal Arts Associate of Arts with a Concentration in English serves as a launch pad for transferring into four-year programs! This program helps to develop strong college-level writing, analysis, and research skills applicable to upper-level courses in four-year degree programs across a wide variety of disciplines. English-centered degrees develop highly transferrable skills including the ability to analyze and interpret complex information, the ability to communicate cohesively and logically across media, and the ability to think creatively and independently.
We have just expanded our Liberal Arts Associate of Arts degree to include areas of concentration. This flexibility aligns with students exploring various academic pathways in their first two years of college.
Liberal Arts at River Valley caters to each students’ passions to help them succeed in the job field or in their next academic steps.
- Transfer to any four-year institution!
The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts aspires to create a community of inspired learners by offering challenging courses designed to cultivate scholarly inquiry, social responsibility and academic integrity. Liberal Arts faculty create a rigorous academic environment, characterized by mutual respect and collegiality, in which students are encouraged to discover their true potential and purpose.
The goal of the Liberal Arts program is to engage students in study across multiple disciplines with the goal of cultivating a broad knowledge base and strong skill set that prepares students for the workforce or continued study towards a bachelor’s degree. Through study in the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and sciences, students learn to think critically, communicate in multiple mediums, conduct research, solve complex problems, demonstrate ethical reasoning and system thinking, and grow as globally responsible citizens.
Upon completion of the Liberal Arts program, students will be able to:
- Synthesize and apply knowledge from multiple perspectives to evaluate social, ethical, cultural and global issues
- Assimilate a variety of intellectual and practical skills to solve sophisticated problems
- Communicate complex ideas and concepts both orally and in writing across multiple disciplines
- Address real-world problems by exercising mental agility, analytical and creative thinking and interpersonal negotiation
- Develop a foundation sufficient for transfer to a four-year college or university
(*Students should consult their content advisors for appropriate major courses which are dependent upon their career and transfer goals and objectives.)