ACC DEGREE TRACKING WORKSHEET
Associate of Arts Degree
The Associate Degree program in Social Work is designed to prepare students for entry into the social service profession as a caseworker. In addition, it provides
students with the first two years of college for transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution.
Program Course # Course Title Sem Sem Grade College (If
Hrs. Taken not ACC)
SOCW 2361 Introduction to Social Work 3
ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
MATH 1332+ College Mathematics OR
MATH 1314+ College Algebra
PSYC 2301 Introduction to Psychology OR
SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology
BIOL 1309 Life on Earth OR
BIOL 1408 Introductory Biology -- Unity of Life
ENGL 1302+ English Composition II 3
SOC 2743+ Social Statistics 3
BIOL 1409 Introductory Biology -- Diversity of Life 3-4
SOC 2653+ Research Methods in Sociology 3
GOVT 2305 United States Government 3
SOCW 2362+ Social Welfare as a Social Institution 3
Foreign Language5 4-5
Oral Communication 3
GOVT 2306 Texas State and Local Government 3
Foreign Language 4-5
Visual and Performing Arts 3
Select from: HIST 1301, HIST 2301, HIST 2327, or HIST 2381. HIST 2301 and HIST 2381 may only be taken once.
College Algebra (MATH 1314) is recommended for students pursuing a four-year degree.
Select from the appropriate section of the Core Curriculum Course List. At least one Natural Sciences course chosen must have a lab component.
Select from: HIST 1302, HIST 2301, HIST 2328, or HIST 2381. HIST 2301 and HIST 2381 may only be taken once.
Foreign language hours must be in the same language. Spanish is strongly recommended.
Select a Speech course from Communications in the Core Curriculum Course List.
+ Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions.
Final approval of degree plan for graduation is provided by the Admissions Office. Application for graduation must be on file in the Admissions Office before the
published deadline of the student’s final semester. The ACC Catalog contains important information about graduation.
ACC COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
BIOL 1309 LIFE ON EARTH (3-3-0). A survey of the living organisms on our planet for the non-science major. Emphasis on evolutionary and
natural history, structural and behavioral adaptations, biological diversity and co-evolution. Skills: E
BIOL 1408 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY -- UNITY OF LIFE (4-3-3). Introductory biology course designed for non-science majors who desire a
conceptual approach to biological topics. An introduction to the nature of science, the characteristics of life, the molecular and cellular basis of life,
genetics, reproduction, and development. An emphasis will be placed on how these topics are related to current issues such as genetic engineering,
biotechnology, and problems facing modern society. BIOL 1406 and 1408 may not both be counted toward graduation.
Unity of Life Honors -- For more information please contact the Honors Department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills: G
BIOL 1409 INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY -- DIVERSITY OF LIFE (4-3-3). Introductory biology course designed for non-science majors who
desire a conceptual approach to biological topics. An introduction to the diversity of life: viruses, prokaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals.
Topics will include structures and functions, evolution, environmental and human interactions, and origin of life. BIOL 1407 and 1409 may not
both be counted for graduation. Fee: $24 Insurance: $3.50 Skills: G
ENGL 1301 ENGLISH COMPOSITION I (3-3-0). A study of the principals of composition with emphasis on language, the mechanics of writing, the
types of discourse, and research and documentation.
English Composition I: ESL - English 1301 ESL is a study of the principles of composition with emphasis on language, the mechanics of writing,
documentation and research, and the types of discourse. ENGL 1301 ESL is the equivalent of ENGL 1301 and is designed to help students who are
non-native speakers of English develop the skills they will need to succeed academically.
English Composition I: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or email@example.com for additional information.
English Composition I: Self Paced - This course is designed for students with strong writing skills who can complete the course assignments with
only one class meeting per week. Skills: E
ENGL 1302 ENGLISH COMPOSITION II (3-3-0). A continuation of English 1301 with emphasis on analysis of readings in prose fiction.
English Composition II: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
English Composition II: Self Paced - This course is designed for students with strong writing skills who can complete the course assignments with
only one class meeting per week.
Skills: E Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 or equivalent with minimum grade of "C".
GOVT 2305 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT (3-3-0). This course is an introduction to United States national government. The course includes a
framework for understanding United States government and politics and the constitutional basis for the processes, the institutions, and the policies of
United States government and politics. The government department strongly recommends that students complete ENGL 1301 or the equivalent with
a grade of C or higher prior to enrolling in GOVT 2305.
Minorities Specialization - This course views national government through the perspectives of its political cultures. Four groups are identified and
studied: African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, and Native Americans. Study of the United States Constitution and the institutions and
processes of the United States government are an integral part of this course. However, students do not attend scheduled classes, but study a textbook
and use web-based resources to complete assignments. Students must complete an online orientation during the first week of classes, take all exams
in ACC testing centers, and maintain satisfactory progress in the course to remain enrolled. Students are required to have an Internet account to take
this course. ACC does not provide Internet accounts.
United States Government: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or email@example.com for additional information.
GOVT 2306 TEXAS STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT (3-3-0). This course is an introduction to Texas state and local government. The course
includes a framework for understanding Texas government and politics and the constitutional basis for the processes, the institutions, and the policies
of Texas government and politics. The government department strongly recommends that students complete ENGL 1301 or the equivalent with a
grade of C or higher prior to enrolling in GOVT 2306.
Land Use Specialization - This course is an introduction to Texas state and local government with an emphasis on land use policy. The course
includes the powers and practices of local governments in controlling land use. Topics include annexation, extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), the
legal issue of "takings," eminent domain, zoning, Municipal Utility Districts (MUDs), environmental impact considerations, subdivision ordinances,
and deed restrictions. This course substitutes for GOVT 2306 for degree and graduation requirements.
Texas State and Local Government: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional
MATH 1314 COLLEGE ALGEBRA (3-3-0). A course designed for students majoring in business, mathematics, science, engineering, or certain
engineering-related technical fields. Content includes the rational, real, and complex number systems; the study of functions including polynomial,
rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and related equations; inequalities; and systems of linear equations and determinants. Skills: S
Prerequisites: MATD 0390 with a C or better or satisfactory score on the ACC Mathematics Assessment Test taken before enrolling in ACC
mathematics courses. An ACC Mathematics Assessment Test score (COMPASS, ASSET, or THEA) is required for all students who do not have
credit for ACC'S MATD 0390, including those who have met the TSI math requirement in some other way than one of those three tests.
MATH 1332 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (3-3-0). A topics-based course, with a variety of possible topics chosen by individual instructors. The
selected topics may include: sets, logic, number theory, geometry, probability and statistics, and the mathematics of finance and social choice. This
course is not algebra-intensive, and is designed for non-technical majors. Skills: S Prerequisites: A satisfactory score on the ACC Mathematics
Assessment Test. A second option is an appropriate secondary school course (Algebra II) and completion of TSI requirements in mathematics.
PSYC 2301 INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY (3-3-0). Survey of introductory topics such as learning, memory, sensation and perception,
personality, life-span development, physiological basis of behavior, stress and health, psychological disorders, social psychology, and research
methods. Additional topics such as language development, states of consciousness, and psychotherapy may also be included as determined by the
Introduction to Psychology: Honors - The Honors course provides a more in-depth introduction to the science and profession of psychology with
emphasis on developing oral and written communication skills as they relate to the analysis and discussion of research and controversial issues in
psychology. Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or email@example.com for additional information.
SOC 2653 RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIOLOGY (3-3-0). This course provides an overview of the case study, survey, observational,
correlation, quasi-experimental, and experimental research methods and designs. Emphasis is given to the experimental, quasi-experimental, and
correlational designs as well as to methods of collecting, analyzing, and interpreting sociological and psychological data. Other topics include
validity, reliability, sampling, evaluation of research, writing research proposals and reports, ethics, etc. Students read research articles from
professional journals and are introduced to more advanced statistical procedures such as MANOVA-F test, post-hoc measures, planned comparisons,
multiple correlations, and multiple regressions. Credit may not be earned for both this course and PSY 2663. Skills: S Prerequisites: SOC 2743 or
PSYC 2317 or equivalent. Prerequisite courses should have been completed with a grade of C or better.
SOC 2743 SOCIAL STATISTICS (3-3-0). Designed for social and behavioral science students, this course covers measurement scales, graphing,
measures of central tendency and variability, transformed scores, correlation and regression, normal distribution, sampling distributions, hypothesis
testing, t and z tests, introduction to ANOVA-F test, and certain nonparametric statistics. Emphasis is on the conceptual understanding of statistics
within the context of research and the interpretation of statistical results. Relevant research topics are included. Calculations are required. Credit may
not be earned for both this course and PSYC 2317. Skills: S Prerequisites: SOCI 1301 or PSYC 2301 or equivalent, and MATH 1332 or MATH
1314 or equivalent.
SOCI 1301 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (3-3-0). Introduction to theoretical perspectives and research pertaining to society and to the
relationship between society and the individual. Covers the basic elements of society, such as culture, social structure, social groups, social class,
race, gender, social institutions, social processes, and social change.
Introduction to Sociology: Honors - Please contact the Honors Department at 223-3255 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information. For the
Honors course, there will be an in-depth examination of these topics and the underlying theories, with emphasis on developing oral and written
communication skills. Skills: E
SOCW 2361 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK (3-3-0). Development of the philosophy and practice of social work in the United States. A
survey of the fields and techniques of social work with attention given to requirements for graduate training in the field of social work. Skills: E
SOCW 2362 SOCIAL WELFARE AS A SOCIAL INSTITUTION (3-3-0). An introduction to the study of social work and the underlying philosophy
and ethics of social work. Also looks at special populations and how the social welfare institution has responded to their needs. Skills: E
Prerequisites: SOCW 2361.
Last Updated: March 09, 2010