Mar 23, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, A.S.

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The associate degree in general studies is structured to offer students a broad, general base upon which to build. This curriculum is designed to serve the student who is seeking a two-year degree with a course of study that can be customized to personal or career objectives as well as the student who is undecided in his or her career objectives. Students who plan to continue for a bachelor’s degree should consult with their academic advisor regarding the most appropriate choice of electives.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary to communicate effectively.
  2. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary for basic numeric competence.
  3. Demonstrate the knowledge necessary for basic algebraic competence.
  4. Demonstrate flexible strategies for generating, revising, editing verbal texts.
  5. Practice appropriate means of documenting written work and understand the ethics and legalities of proper documentation.
  6. Limit errors in surface features as syntax grammar, punctuation, spelling and diction.
  7. Define and demonstrate conventions of format and structure, and adopt voice, tone and level of formality to the rhetorical situation.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with estimation and approximation, percents, ratio and proportion, simple and compound interest, simple formulas.
  9. Demonstrate proficiency with algebraic manipulations of variable expressions, solving equations, exponents, slope and equation of a line, linear equations, simultaneous equations.
  10. Demonstrate proficiency with word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software.

Required Courses

General Education Core

Total Credits Required: 36

Approved Electives: 24 Credits

  • Approved - Electives Credit(s): 24

Preparatory Core 1

Total Credits Required: 60

** Students may test out by placement exam. Credits do not count toward degree.

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