Jun 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 2 
2020-2021 Catalog Volume XXX Ver 2 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Department

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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.

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