Arts, Design, Humanities, and Communication Pathway

Academic Focus Plans are a suggested semester-by-semester course schedule with classes designed to help you transfer into your desired major at your chosen 4-year college. Focus plans do not substitute for academic advising. Contact an advisor for further information regarding placement based on Placement exam scores, scheduling, degree requirements, and graduation requirements. Your official degree that you will be pursuing at St. Louis Community College with this focus plan is the Associate in Arts - General Transfer Studies.

Missouri Civics Examination.  Students entering college for the very first time in fall 2019 and who intend to complete an associate’s degree must successfully complete a civics examination. Information on who is eligible for a waiver can be found on the STLCC website.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you originally enrolled at STLCC prior to Spring 2023, you may need to view an archived catalog for your correct program requirements.  Please speak with an advisor or the program coordinator for more information.

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3Placement score or ENG 030 or ENG 070 with a grade of "C" or better or recommendation of department and Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079Meet with Academic Success Advisor/Career Development Advisor
MTH 161 Quantitative Reasoning (MOTR MATH 120)3Satisfactory score on placement test and Reading Proficiency
PSY 200 General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)
or Communication Between Cultures (MOTR SBSC 101)
or Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)
or Introduction to Economics (MOTR ECON 100)
3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079
Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement3 ARA 101, CHI 101, DCS 104, FRE 101, GER 101, ITL 103, JPN 101, SPA 101, ART 100, MCM 130, MUS 114, THT 101
Credit Hours12
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
ENG 102 College Composition II (MOTR ENGL 200)3ENG 101 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading ProficiencyMeet with Academic Success Advisor/Career Development Advisor
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement: Civics3 Declare major
COM 107 Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)3Reading Proficiency
Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement3 ARA 101, CHI 101, DCS 104, FRE 101, GER 101, ITL 103, JPN 101, SPA 101, CHI 102, DCS 105, FRE 102, GER 102, ITL 104, JPN 102, SPA 102, ART 100, MCM 130, MUS 114, THT 101
Credit Hours12
Summer Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
PSY 200 General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)
or Communication Between Cultures (MOTR SBSC 101)
or Introduction to Sociology (MOTR SOCI 101)
or Introduction to Economics (MOTR ECON 100)
3Reading Proficiency or concurrent enrollment in RDG 079Explore transfer institutions and contact transfer advisors.
Elective3 See elective options listed below.
Credit Hours6
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Natural Science Elective with Lab4 Meet with Academic Success Advisor/Career Development Advisor, ensure preparation for spring graduation, meet with transfer institution advisor.
Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement3 PHL 101, PHL 102, PHL 103, PHL 104, ENG 201, ENG 231
Elective3 See elective options listed below.
Elective3 See elective options listed below.
Elective3 See elective options listed below.
Credit Hours16
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
Natural Science Elective3 Any MOTR Natural Sciences course that is a different discipline that MOTR science lab.
CORE 42 Elective5 See elective options listed below. Ensure preparation for spring graduation and meet with transfer institution advisor.
Elective3 See elective options listed below.
Elective3 See elective options listed below.
Credit Hours14
Total Credit Hours60

Recommended Electives for Arts, Design, Humanities and Communication Pathway

ART 100Art Appreciation (MOTR ARTS 100)3
COM 112Argumentation and Debate (MOTR COMM 220)3
COM 201Interpersonal Communication (MOTR COMM 120)3
ENG 201Introduction to Fiction (MOTR LITR 100F)3
ENG 231World Literature (MOTR LITR 200)3
HST 115Ancient and Medieval History to 1500 (MOTR WCIV 101)3
HST 128Western Civilization from 1500 to the Present (MOTR WCIV 102)3
HUM 109Arts and Ideas in the Ancient World (MOTR WCIV 101)3
HUM 110The Middle Ages and the Renaissance (MOTR WCIV 101)3
MCM 130Film Appreciation (MOTR FILM 100)3
MUS 114Music Appreciation (MOTR MUSC 100)3
PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy (MOTR PHIL 100)3
PHL 103World Religions (MOTR RELG 100)3
THT 101Introduction to Theatre (MOTR THEA 100A)3

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**Students completing a course that has been assigned a MOTR number may transfer that course to any public institution in Missouri. Those who complete CORE 42 requirements will have that verification on their transcript.

*** It is your responsibility to verify that the courses listed above will transfer to the four-year institution of your choice.  Maximize your transfer credits/classes by meeting with an academic advisor.