Nov 26, 2022  
2020-2022 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 3 
    
2020-2022 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 3

General Education Requirements


Mission

The South College General Education Department appreciates the diversity of learners attending the institution and strives to encourage and enable students through the development of knowledge building skills and habits of personal and professional self-examination. Through general education courses that introduce a breadth of knowledge, the faculty are committed to helping students become autonomous learners and thinkers, to develop foundational skills that promote successful academic study, and to inspire life-long learning.

General education is a component of all undergraduate degree programs.  For each associate and baccalaureate degree program, associated faculty members have determined general education requirements to include course and credit hour requirements in specified areas.  Associate degree programs require a minimum of 28 quarter credit hours in general education and baccalaureate degree programs require a minimum of 48 quarter credit hours in general education; however, additional general education courses may be required.  For some programs and general education areas, specific courses have been designated.  Otherwise, elective requirements have been indicated and courses from the table below may be chosen to meet these requirements. While promoting skills for success in college-level courses, general education courses are not specific to any particular occupation or profession.

The following are expected outcomes for students completing the South College general education requirements:

  1. Demonstrate effective communication through writing.
  2. Demonstrate effective communication through speaking and demonstrate an understanding of the basic theory of oral communication.
  3. Demonstrate effective quantitative computational and reasoning skills.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to read and think critically to evaluate and solve problems.


Students pursuing undergraduate degree programs have required general education courses in the following areas (South College courses listed - students may receive acceptable transfer credit to satisfy requirements for each area):

Written Communication Courses


Associate Programs
(minimum required) 2 courses

Baccalaureate Programs
(minimum required) 2 courses

Oral Communication Course


Associate Programs
(minimum required) 1 course

Baccalaureate Programs
(minimum required) 1 course

Mathematics Courses


Associate Programs
(minimum required) 1 course
Additional courses may be designed by program

Baccalaureate Programs
(minimum required) 2 courses
Additional courses may be designed by program

Options


Humanities Offered at South College


Associate Programs
(minimum required) 1 course
Additional courses may be designated by program

Baccalaureate Programs
(minimum required) 2 courses
Additional courses may be designated by program

Social Sciences Offered at South College


Associate Programs
(minimum required) 1 course
Additional credits may be designated by program

Baccalaureate Programs
(minimum required) 3 courses
Additional credits may be designated by program

Natural/Basic Science Offered at South College


Associate Programs
(minimum required) 1 course
Additional credits may be designated by program

Baccalaureate Programs
(minimum required) 1 course
Additional credits may be designated by program

Notes


*Where elective requirements in general education areas are listed for academic programs, the above courses are offered by South College and may be used to fulfill the requirements. Other courses in the designated areas taken at other institutions that are not offered by South College will be evaluated for satisfaction of requirement and if approved, may be used to fulfill elective requirements.

The completion of a general education outcomes assessment examination is required by all degree-seeking undergraduate students during their last quarter of enrollment.

South College-specific designed courses not designed for transfer include


Challenge exams are available for the following courses relating to general education: AHS 1010 ,  MAT 1100 , and SCC 1031 .