Completion of course work in the General Studies Associate degree signifies that the student is broadly educated in the major divisions of higher learning: humanities, natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and fine arts. The student has acquired methods of study and habits of thought which are demonstrated by an ability to analyze problems, make appropriate value judgments, and express conclusions in cogent style. The student devotes a portion of study within at least one career education course to explore career, employment, or other educational advancement opportunities.
Students in the General Studies Associate Degree should select electives to reflect both the student’s interests and the requirements of the intended transfer institution. Students are encouraged to consult the transfer guide sheets located in the University, Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center.
- Civil Society and Culture: Compare and contrast the United States globally with other nations or regions, addressing one or both of the following: (1) social, economic, political and cultural issues or (2) patterns of diversity or inequality, including racial, ethnic, religious or gender differences.
- Communication: Effectively communicate ideas appropriate to their discipline using Standard English, through written and verbal communication.
- Computer Technology: Demonstrate skills for computer technology, including internet, network and advanced file operations. Skills will include organizing, managing, and presenting data using office productivity software. Students will also identify security and integrity threats and identify unethical actions within their social or professional environments.
- Critical Thinking/Information Literacy: Demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate information and identify the need for research to draw conclusions, formulate inferences, solve problems and make decisions. Students will also demonstrate information literacy skills by locating, evaluating, selecting, organizing, synthesizing, and ethically documenting information from multiple sources using both informal and formal formats, as appropriate for diverse writing situations.
- Quantitative Literacy: Apply quantitative skills to analyze situations and make decisions in a variety of contexts.
See General Education Requirements for details.
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Career Education: Complete one course from any of the following areas:
Complete additional 100-level, or higher, courses to complete the requirements for this degree.