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General Studies Requirements
 

General Studies Progress Sheet for BS/BA | General Studies Progress Sheet for BAS

General Studies Transfer Program

 

The General Studies Program is designed to support student development in the context of the goals of the College, and ultimately enhance the capacity for continued life-long learning and effective citizenship by encouraging breadth of perspective regardless of vocation.  Each program area has specific learning objectives as well. Courses may satisfy both major and general studies program requirements simultaneously.

Collegiate Skills  .................................................................... 15 hours

Effective Communication

Eng

101

English Composition

3

Eng

201

Advanced English Composition

3

Spch

152

Fundamentals of Speech

3

 

 

   or

 

Bus

201

Organizational Communications

3

 

Effective Communication Objectives - Students will be able to research a topic, introduce it in a compelling fashion, develop it accurately and creatively, and convey information effectively both orally and in writing.

 

Quantitative Reasoning

Math

110

Elements of Mathematics

3

Math

112

College Algebra (or higher)

3

Stat

210

Statistics

3

 

Quantitative Reasoning Objectives - Students will be able to gather and evaluate data, develop and apply mathematical models, solve practical problems, and know the power and limitations of the techniques employed.

 

Technology and its Application  ................................................3 hours

Art

112

Introduction to Graphic Design

3

Art

203

2D Design Foundation

3

Art

215

Type and Design Concepts

3

Art

313

Digital Illustration

3

Art

314

Digital Imaging

3

Art

315

Digital Layout

3

Art

320

Design for Internet Art

3

Art

321

Animation for the Web

3

CMIS

101,

210, 300, 310, 360, 410, and 420

3

Educ

315

Educational Technology

3

Eng

310

Technical Communication

3

 

Technology and its Application Objectives - Students will be able to purposefully employ technology toward achieving objectives and/or understand the impact of technology on society.

 

Perspectives on Values, Thought, and Aesthetics .....................6 hours

Two courses in art, literature, modern languages, music, philosophy, and/or theater. The courses must be in different areas.

 

Perspectives on Values, Thought, and Aesthetics Objectives - Students will be able to effectively engage with creative and intellectual expressions of culture, and analyze and evaluate them in their social context.

 

Methods of Inquiry and Explanatory Schema ........................ 13 hours

Four courses total, two courses each in the Natural and Social Science areas.

 

Natural Science - one physical science course and one biological science course, at least one of which must include a lab.

 

Physical and Natural Science Objectives - Students will be able to: describe important physical and natural systems and their interaction; apply the scientific method to draw and communicate reasoned conclusions; consider the evolving role and impact of science in society.

 

Social Science - Two courses in anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology, at least one of which must involve the study of formal social systems (economics, history, or political science).

 

Social Science Objectives - Students will be able to describe critical political, economic and social systems, their evolution and interrelationship, and their role in social change.

 

Community, Regional and Global Studies .................................3 hours

One interdisciplinary upper division course covering: a community’s culture, issues and development, or global issues and development, or comparative culture studies.

 

Ant

380

World Mythology

3

Art

319

Art and Design Today

3

Bus

480

International Business

3

Bus

481

International Field Experience: Business Principles and Practices

3

CJus

490

Comparative Justice and Human Services Systems

3

Eng

335

Non-Western Literature

3

Hist

351

Modern Africa

3

Hist

371

Modern Middle East

3

HP

315

Global Studies and Development

3

HP

330

Public Education: Universal Right or Wrong

3

Musc

310

World Musics

3

PSci

312

Engagement in the Legislative Process

3

Soc

300

Contemporary Social Problems

3

Soc

395

Community Development

3

Soc

396

International Field Experience: Community Development

3

 

Community, Regional, and Global Studies Objectives - Students will be able to analyze, from a socio-cultural perspective, issues of community, regional, or global significance; evaluate and synthesize relevant interdisciplinary research; develop supported conclusions and describe their implications; and effectively present the results.

 

Total ................................................................................................ 40