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ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE WITH AN EMPHASIS IN SAMOAN STUDIES

The Associates of Arts Degree with emphasis in Samoan Studies provides courses to students interested in pursuing a career in education, the public service, social services, private enterprise, journalism, language teaching, Samoan research, interpreting and translation. The Samoan courses promote critical thinking in contemporary and cultural settings. An overview of the complexities in the Fa’asāmoa and Samoan values is pertinent in the discussions. Students will also be enriched with the understanding of cultural diversity locally and internationally.

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Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements

Class Description Credits
Communication
ENG 150 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG 151 Freshman Compostion 3
SPH 153 Introduction to Speech 3
Total: 9
Information & Technology Literacy
ICT 150 Introduction to Computers 3
Total: 3
Critical Thinking
MAT 151 Intermediate Algebra 3
PHSCI 150/150L Physical Science 4
Total: 7
Global Awareness & Cultural Competence
(Select HIS 162 and any other course for a total of six (6) credits)
HIS 150 American History I 3
HIS 151 American History II 3
HIS 170 World Civilization I 3
HIS 171 World Civilization II 3
HIS 162 Pacific History
(required)
3
Total: 6
Personal Development & Responsibility
PSY 150 Introduction to Psychology 3
OR
HEA 150 Introduction to Health Science 3
Total: 3
Total GER Credits: 28

Co-Foundational Requirements

Class Description Credits
Select four courses from the following options
SAM 152 Introduction to Samoan Culture 3
SAM 154 Introduction to Samoan Literature 3
SAM 172 Samoan Traditional Political Organization 3
SAM 204 Samoan Mythology 3
SAM 244 Theatrical Arts 3
SAM 251 Sophomore Samoan Composition 3
SAM 261 Samoan Oratory 3
SAM 271 Samoan Creative Writing 3
SAM 281 Translation 3
Total Co-Foundational Credits: 12

Core Foundational Requirements

Class Description Credits
Arts & Humanities
Select one 3 credit course from the following
PHIL 150 Introduction to Philosophy 3
REL 150 World Religions 3
ENG 250 Survey of Literature 3
Total: 3
English
ENG 251 Sophomore Composition 3
Total: 3
Mathematics
MAT 250 College Algebra & Trigonometry 4
Total: 4
Physical Education
Select any 1 credit P.E. Course 1
Total: 1
Samoan & Pacific Studies
SAM 151/151L Freshman Samoan 4
Total: 4
Science
Select one 4 credit course from the following
BIO 150/150L Introduction to Biological Science 4
MSC 170/170L Introduction to Marine Biology 4
Total: 4
Social Science
Select one 3 credit course from the following
ANT 154 Cutural Anthropology 3
SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology 3
Total: 3
History
HIS 160 Samoan History I 3
Total: 3
Total Core Requirement Credits: 25

Total Credits

Class Credits
General Education Requirements 28
Core Foundational Requirements 25
Co-Foundational Requirements 12
Total Credits: 65