Red Rocks Community College

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AA-Psychology Degree Requirements

General Education and Major Course Requirements (54-56 credits). Approved Electives (4-6 credits) Total Credits (60 required).

Psychology Major Requirements - 3 courses (9 credits)

PSY 101 General Psychology I (3)

PSY 102 General Psychology II (3)

COM 115 Public Speaking (3)


COM 125 Interpersonal Communication (3)

Additional Psychology Requirements - 3 courses (9 credits)

PSY 205 Psychology of Gender (3)

PSY 217 Human Sexuality (3)

PSY 226 Social Psychology (3)

PSY 227 Psychology of Death and Dying (3)

PSY 235 Human Growth & Development (3)

PSY 238 Child Development (3)

PSY 240 Health Psychology (3)

PSY 249 Abnormal Psychology (3)

Communication - 2 courses - (6 credits)

ENG 121 English Composition I (3)

ENG 122 English Composition II (3)

Mathematics - 1 course - (4 credits)

MAT 121 College Algebra (4)

Arts and Humanities - 3 courses - (9 credits)

No more that 2 courses from any one category

• Arts and Expression

ART 110 Art Appreciation (3)

ART 111 Art History Ancient to Medieval (3)

ART 112 Art History Renaissance to Modern (3)

ART 207 Art History 1900 – Present (3)

DAN 125 History of Dance I (3)

MUS 120 Music Appreciation (3)

MUS 121 Music History Medieval thru Classical (3)

MUS 122 Music History Romantic to Present (3)

MUS 123 Survey of World Music (3)

MUS 125 History of Jazz (3)

THE 105 Theatre Appreciation (3)

THE 211 Development of Theatre I (3)

THE 212 Development of Theatre II (3)

• Literature & Humanities

HUM 115 World Mythology (3)

HUM 121 Humanities: Early Civilization (3)

HUM 122 Humanities: Medieval to Modern (3)

HUM 123 Humanities: The Modern World (3)

LIT 115 Introduction to Literature (3)

LIT 201 World Literature to 1600 (3)

LIT 202 World Literature after 1600 (3)

LIT 205 Ethnic Literature (3)

LIT 211 American Literature to Civil War (3)

LIT 212 American Literature after Civil War (3)

LIT 221 British Literature to 1770 (3)

LIT 222 British Literature since 1770 (3)

LIT 225 Introduction to Shakespeare (3)

LIT 268 Celtic Literature (3)

• Ways of Thinking

PHI 111 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

PHI 112 Ethics (3)

PHI 113 Logic (3)

PHI 114 Comparative Religions (3)

PHI 214 Philosophy of Religion (3)

PHI 218 Philosophy of the Environment (3)

• Foreign Languages

(Must be intermediate/200-level)

FL 211 Second Year Foreign Language (3) FRE, GER, ITA, JPN, RUS, SPA

FL 212 Second Year Foreign Language (3) FRE, GER, ITA, JPN, RUS, SPA

History - 1 course - (3 credits)

HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I (3)

HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II (3)

HIS 111 World Civilization I (3)

HIS 112 World Civilization II (3)

HIS 201 U.S. History I (3)

HIS 202 U.S. History II (3)

HIS 215 Women In U.S. History (3)

HIS 225 Colorado History (3)

HIS 244 History of Latin America (3)

HIS 247 Contemporary World History (3)

Social and Behavioral Science - 2 courses - (6 credits)

• Economic & Political Systems

ECO 101 Economics of Social Issues (3)

ECO 201 Macro Economics (3)

ECO 202 Micro Economics (3)

ECO 245 Environmental Economics (3)

POS 105 Introduction to Political Science (3)

POS 111 American Government (3)

POS 125 American State and Local Gov. (3)

POS 205 International Relations (3)

POS 225 Comparative Government (3)

• Geography

GEO 105 World Regional Geography (3)

GEO 106 Human Geography (3)

• Human Behavior, Cultural & Social Frameworks

ANT 101 Cultural Anthropology (3)

ANT 107 Introduction to Archaeology (3)

ANT 111 Physical Anthropology (3)

ANT 215 Indians of North America (3)

COM 220 Intercultural Communication (3)

JOU 105 Introduction to Mass Media (3)

PSY 101 General Psychology I (3)

PSY 102 General Psychology II (3)

PSY 205 Psychology of Gender (3)

PSY 217 Human Sexuality (3)

PSY 226 Social Psychology (3)

PSY 227 Psychology of Death and Dying (3)

PSY 235 Human Growth & Development (3)

PSY 238 Child Development (3)

PSY 240 Health Psychology (3)

PSY 249 Abnormal Psychology (3)

SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology I (3)

SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology II (3)

SOC 205 Sociology of Family Dynamics (3)

SOC 207 Environmental Sociology (3)

SOC 215 Contemporary Social Problems (3)

SOC 216 Sociology of Gender (3)

SOC 218 Sociology of Diversity (3)

SOC 220 Sociology of Religion (3)

SOC 231 Sociology of Deviant Behavior (3)

Natural & Physical Sciences - 2 courses - (8-10 credits)

One Biology course required

AST 101 Astronomy I (4)

AST 102 Astronomy II (4)

BIO 105 Science of Biology (4)

BIO 111 General College Biology I w/Lab (5)

BIO 112 General College Biology II w/Lab (5)

BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I (4)

BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II (4)

BIO 204 Microbiology (4)

BIO 220 General Zoology (5)

BIO 221 Botany (5)

CHE 101 Introduction to Chemistry I (5)

CHE 111 General College Chemistry I (5)

CHE 112 General College Chemistry II (5)

ENV 101 Environmental Science (4)

GEO 111 Physical Geography: Land (4)

GEO 112 Physical Geography: Weather and Climate (4)

GEY 111 Physical Geology (4)

GEY 121 Historical Geology (4)

GEY 135 Environmental Geology (4)

MET 150 General Meteorology (4)

PHY 105 Conceptual Physics (4)

PHY 107 Energy Science and Technology (4)

PHY 111 Physics: Algebra-Based I w/Lab (5)

PHY 112 Physics: Algebra-Based II w/ Lab (5)

PHY 211 Physics: Calculus-Based I w/Lab (5)

PHY 212 Physics: Calculus-Based II w/Lab (5)

SCI 155/156 Integrated Science I/II (4/4) (Both must be taken to satisfy science credit. Recommended for Teacher Education only.)

Additional AA-Psychology Catalog Requirements

The State-Guaranteed Colorado Community College General Education requirements and the Approved Elective Transferable courses have been incorporated into this AA degree. Completion of the degree with a "C" or higher in every course, guarantees that the student can transfer, upon admission, to any Colorado public 4-year college or university with the appropriate 60 transferable credits. Grades "C" or higher are required for all general education coursework. "D" grades for elective courses will count for degree completion, but will not transfer. In addition, a minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for degree completion. This excludes designations and articulations in Business, Economics, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Engineering, Mathematics, Psychology, and Spanish because special articulation agreements or designations exist for these fields of study.

When choosing general education requirements and electives, it is important to contact an advisor and the college or university where you intend to transfer. You will graduate under the catalog requirements listed for the semester in which you were first enrolled. If you interrupt attendance for two consecutive semesters (excluding summer term) or more, and then return, the catalog pertaining to the semester of re-admission is the governing document. You may also choose to use the catalog that is in effect the semester you graduate. Be sure to obtain and keep a copy of the catalog governing your degree.

The Statewide Articulation Agreement for Psychology can be found at the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Approved AA-Psychology Electives

These courses transfer to one or more of the public four-year colleges or universities in Colorado. All courses will count toward the AA degree. However, transferability depends on the four-year institution. Additional courses may be transferable. For specific information, please consult an advisor in the Advising Center.


ACC 121 and 122


ANT-All courses


ART-All courses


AST-All courses


BIO-All courses


BUS 115, 216, 217 and 226


CHE-All courses

Communication Disorders

CMD-All courses


COM-All courses

Computer Information Systems

CIS 118, 240, 251, 268

Computer Science

CSC 119, 160, 161, 165, 240, 261

Criminal Justice

CRJ-All courses above 109


DAN-All courses

(Some Dance courses may transfer as physical education courses.)

Early Childhood Education

ECE 101, 205, 238, 241 and 260


ECO-All courses


EDU-All courses above 200


ENG-All courses above 122

Environmental Science

ENV 101

Foreign Language

All courses except 101 and 102


GEO-All courses


GEY-All courses

Health and Wellness

HWE 100


HIS-All courses


HUM-All courses


JOU 105


LIT-All courses


MAN 226


MAR 216


MAT-All courses 120 and above


MET 150


MUS-All courses


PHI-All courses

Physical Education

PED-All courses

(Maximum 3 credits from PED apply toward degree)

Physical Ed. and Recreation

PER 128, 252, and 253


PHY-All courses

Political Science

POS-All courses


PSY 101, 102, 110, 205, 215, 217, 226, 227, 235, 238, 240, 245, 249, and 265


SCI 155, 156


SOC-All courses


THE-All courses

Other AA-Psychology Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum of 60 credits is required for the Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology. This must include 36-38 credits in general education transfer courses, 18 credits in additional required courses, and 4-6 credits in the areas specified above in approved electives.
  2. You must complete 6-11 semester elective credits. These must be college-level transfer courses and may include no more than 3 credits in physical education (PED) – see approved electives above. Please see an advisor in your area of emphasis for specific course suggestions.
  3. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, you should consult an advisor for assistance in planning your program of study. Also consult the Transfer Guide for GPA requirements of the college to which you are planning to transfer.
  4. You must complete a minimum of 15 credits through Red Rocks Community College.
  5. You must file an Application for Graduation during the term in which you intend to graduate, according to the deadline published in the Class Schedule for that term. You must apply to graduate within one year of completing requirements.
  6. No more than 6 credits of independent study course work may be applied toward this degree.
  7. There is no limit on special-topic courses allowed to count toward an AA degree. In individual cases, the limit will be determined by the program area. If you are taking special-topic courses, you should consult with your advisor regarding how these credits will apply toward a degree.
  8. To earn multiple Red Rocks degrees, you must complete an additional 15 credits of coursework (above and beyond the original 60 credits required for the first degree) for each successive degree. These 15 credits must all apply toward the additional degree and must be completed through Red Rocks.
  9. With the approval of a faculty advisor and the instructional vice president, up to 3 credits of internship may apply toward this degree.

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Academic Catalog

Welcome to Red Rocks Community College (RRCC)

Academic Calendar Fall 2012 – Summer 2013

Welcome From the President

About Red Rocks Community College


Financing Your Education

Tuition Rates

International Students

Scheduling Options (Red Rocks Options)

Student Services

Student Rights

Academic Standards

Associate Degrees

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degrees


Noncredit Continuing Education

Degree Requirements



Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration


Applied Technology


Auto Collision Repair

Automotive Customization

Automotive Service Technology






Computer Information Systems

Computer Science

Construction Management and Technology Programs

Construction Management and Technology


Criminal Justice

Culinary Arts


Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Early Childhood Education


Electricity Commercial-Industrial-Residential

Elementary Education

Emergency Management and Planning

Emergency Medical Services

Energy Technology Programs

Engineering Graphics Technology

Engineering - Pre-Engineering


Fine Woodworking

Fire Science Technology

Foreign Languages



Holistic Health

Industrial Maintenance Technology – Energy Maintenance

Law Enforcement

Management and Marketing


Mechanical Trades

Medical Imaging

Medical Office Technology

Multimedia Graphic Design


Outdoor Recreation

Park Ranger Technology




Physical Education-Outdoor Education

Physician Assistant



Political Science

Power Equipment and Sport Vehicle Technology

Precision Machining Technology

Process Technology – Energy Operations


Radiologic Technology

Real Estate

Renewable Energy Technology

RN Refresher

Secondary Education



Speech and Communication

Teacher Education

Theatre Arts

Water Quality Management Technology


Wind Energy Technology


Course Descriptions

AAA – Academic Achievement Courses

ACC – Accounting Courses

ACT – Automotive Collision Technology Courses

AEC – Architecture, Engineering and Construction Courses

ANT – Anthropology Courses

ARA – Arabic Courses

ARM – Military Science Courses (U.S. Army ROTC)

ART – Art Courses

ASE – Automotive Service Technology Courses

ASL – American Sign Language Courses

AST – Astronomy Courses

AUT - Auto Motorsports Technology Courses

BIO – Biology Courses

BTE– Business Technology Courses

BUS – Business Courses

CAD – Computer-Aided Drafting Courses

CAR – Carpentry Courses

CHE – Chemistry Courses

CIS – Computer Information Systems Courses

CMD – Communication Disorders Courses

CNG – Computer Networking Courses

COM – Communication Courses

CON – Construction Technology Courses

COS – Cosmetology Courses

CRJ – Criminal Justice Courses

CSC – Computer Science Courses

CUA – Culinary Arts Courses

CWB – Computer Web Courses

DAN – Dance Courses

DEA - Dental Assisting Courses

DMS – Diagnostic Medical Sonography Courses

DPM – Diesel Courses

ECE – Early Childhood Education Courses

ECO – Economics Courses

EDU – Education Courses

EGT – Engineering Graphics Technology Courses

EIC – Electricity Industrial/Commercial/Residential Courses

EMP – Emergency Management and Planning Courses

EMS – Emergency Medical Services Courses

ENG – English Courses

ENT – Engineering Technology Courses

ENV – Environmental Science Courses

ENY – Energy Technology Courses

ESL – English as a Second Language Courses

EST – Esthetician Courses

FIW – Fine Woodworking Courses

FRE – French Courses

FST – Fire Science Technology Courses

GED – General Education Courses

GEO – Geography Courses

GER – German Courses

GEY – Geology Courses

GIS – Geographic Information Systems Courses

HEM – Heavy Equipment Mechanics Courses

HHP – Holistic Health Professional Courses

HIS – History Courses

HPR – Health Professional Courses

HUM – Humanities Courses

HVA – Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Courses

HWE – Health and Wellness Courses

IND – Interior Design Courses

IMA – Industrial Maintenance Technology Courses

ITA – Italian Courses

JOU – Journalism Courses

JPN – Japanese Courses

LEA – Law Enforcement Academy Courses

LIT – Literature Courses

MAC – Machining Courses

MAN – Management Courses

MAR – Marketing Courses

MAT – Mathematics Courses

MET – Meteorology Courses

MGD – Multimedia Graphic Design Courses

MIL – Milwright Courses

MOT – Medical Office Technology Courses

MUS – Music Courses

NAT – Nail Technician Courses

NRE – Natural Resources Courses

NUA – Nurse Aide Courses

NUR – Nursing Courses

OSH – Occupational Safety Technician Courses

PAP – Physician Assistant Program Courses

PED – Physical Education Courses

PER – Physical Education and Recreation Courses

PHI – Philosophy Courses

PHO – Photography Courses

PHY – Physics Courses

PLU – Plumbing Courses

POS – Political Science Courses

PPT – Power Plant Technology Courses

PRA – Park Ranger Courses

PRO – Process Technology Courses

PSY – Psychology Courses

REA – Reading Courses

REE – Real Estate Courses

RTE – Radiologic Technology Courses

RUS – Russian Courses

SBM – Small Business Management Courses

SCI – Science Courses

SOC – Sociology Courses

SPA – Spanish Courses

SVT – Sport Vehicle Technology Courses

TEC – Technical Courses

THE – Theatre Arts Courses

WEL – Welding Courses

WQM – Water Quality Management Technology Courses

WTG Wind Turbine Generation Courses

WTG 100 Introduction to Wind Industry

Guide To Catalog Terms

Staff & Faculty Directory