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 a major.
Students in the General Studies Associate Degree should select electives to reflect both the student’s interests and the requirements of a prospective employer.
- Civil Society and Culture: Compare and contrast the United States with other nations or world regions, addressing social (economic, political and cultural) issues, patterns of diversity, or aspects of inequality.
- 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.
Note: Not all HFC General Education courses meet the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) requirements.
English Composition: Complete any one course.
Mathematics: Complete any one course.
Social Sciences: Complete any one course.
Humanities and Fine Arts: Complete any one course.
Natural Sciences: Complete any one course.
Complete additional 100-level, or higher, courses to complete the requirements for this degree.