AA : Colorado Plateau Studies
The Associate of Arts in Colorado Plateau Studies degree is designed for transfer to all Arizona public universities.This is an inter-disciplinary degree that includes courses from the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences in its core.
The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets
that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.
• Describe and evaluate contemporary issues pertaining to the Colorado Plateau region with an historical perspective.
• Demonstrate and explain the need for stewardship for the natural resources and human populace of the region.
• Analyze and discuss historical, geographical, and cultural aspects of the Colorado Plateau.
• Analyze and discuss the art and art history of the Colorado Plateau.
• Discuss and analyze literature of the Colorado Plateau and the influences on the writers.
• Describe the unique geology of the Colorado Plateau utilizing theories and concepts of historical and structural geology.
• Describe, discuss and summarize contemporary issues affecting the Colorado Plateau.
• Document their observations and responses to the land, cultures and future concerns of the Colorado Plateau region
Minimum credit hours required: 60
AGEC Requirements: 35 credit hours
See General Education Courses that can be used to satisfy AGEC requirements.
ENG 101¹ College Composition I (3)
ENG 102¹ College Composition II (3)
MAT 142¹ College Mathematics (3) or a higher course selected from the approved AGEC courses in the Mathematics category.
ART 221 ¹ Art History of the Southwest (3)
ENG 238¹ Literature of the Southwest (3)
Additional course may be selected from the approved General Education course list.
Social/Behavioral Sciences (6)
ANT 110 Exploring Archeolo (3)
SOC 215 Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
Physical/Biological Sciences (8-10)
BIO 109 ¹Natural History of the Southwest (4)
or a course selected from the approved General Education courses in Physical and Biological Sciences.
Any course from the approved General Education course list
Required 25 credit hours
Emphasis Area Core Requirements: 16 credit hours
CPS 100 Overview of Colorado Plateau (3)
GLG 232 Geology of the Colorado Plateau (4)
ENG 220 Writers on the Colorado Plateau (3)
ANT 230 Peoples of the Southwest (3)
CPS 290 Capstone Seminar (3)
Colorado Plateau Studies Recommended Electives Course list: 9 credit hours
ANT 101 Intro. to Physical Anthropology (4)
ANT 102 Intro. to Cultural Anthropology (3)
ART 201/202¹ Art History I/II (3)
BIO 105¹ Environmental Biology (4)
ENG 270/271/272¹ Creative Writing (3)
ENV 111 Local Environmental Issues (4)
GLG 101 Physical Geography (4)
GLG 102¹ Historical Geology (4)
GLG 112 Geology of the Grand Canyon (2)
HIS 131 U. S. History to 1877 (3)
HIS 132 U.S. History from 1877 (3)
HUM 241/242¹ Humanities I/II (3)
PHY 253¹ Archeoastronomy (4)
SOC 101 Intro. to Sociology (3)
¹ Placement test and/or prerequisite required.
² 0-6 hours may be taken in the Options category as needed to complete the minimum 35 hours required for the AGEC.
³ The Arizona General Education Curriculum courses are attached. Any credits over the 35 minimum must be in accordance with the degree core requirements in order to be counted towards graduation.
This catalog was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication. All information is subject to change without notice, obligation, or liability.