Elective courses are other general education courses in addition to the core that are taken as part of the requirements for the associate degree.
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English / Communications – 7 credits minimum
In this group, students demonstrate their ability to communicate effectively through the written and oral format. In literature courses, students demonstrate the ability to interpret and analyze selected works. All students are required to take: ENGL101N College Composition (4 credits) Any one of the other courses listed below will satisfy the remaining requirements for this group.
General Education Core Requirement: English / Communications
General Education Electives: English / Communications
General Education: Science
Through study in this group, students will investigate the laws, scientific methods of inquiry, and theories used to explain the universe, life forms within the universe, and natural phenomena.
General Education Core Requirement: Science
General Education Electives: Science
General Education: Behavioral Social Science
In this group, students learn about the interrelationship of individuals with the larger society in which they live. Emphasis is placed on an understanding of the forces within society that help shape the individual.
General Education Core Requirement: Behavioral Social Science
General Education Electives: Behavioral Social Science
General Education: History / Political Science
Study in this group will help students understand and appreciate divergent views with respect to local, national and international issues. In addition, students will appreciate the nature of cultural and national identity within a growing multicultural setting.
General Education Core Requirement: History / Political Science
General Education Electives: History / Political Science
General Education: Quantitative Literacy
Through study in this group, students will learn to appreciate logical reasoning, abstraction of ideas, and the analytical approach to problem solving.
General Education Core Requirement: Quantitative Literacy
General Education: Humanities / Fine Arts
In this group, students will explore the disciplines of art, music, and philosophy. Students will be exposed to creative expressions of the imagination and the human intellect.
General Education Core Requirement: Humanities
General Education Electives: Humanities / Fine Arts
General Education: Global Awareness and Diversity
Through study in this group, students will understand what it means to be a global citizen in today’s world and develop a greater awareness of the range of diversity in human society.
General Education Core Requirement: Global Awareness and Diversity
While a minimum of 20 credits must be earned to meet the General Education Core Requirements, it is important to note that courses must be completed in the above groups. With approval of the Vice President of Academic Affairs or designee, other courses may be used to satisfy General Education Core Requirements. The most obvious example in this regard is the transfer of General Education courses from other institutions of higher education.