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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Arts Degree

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College Policy 6Hx23-4.32


I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAMS

 * To provide students with an enhanced world view in light of an increasingly globalized economy, students must include at least one of the following courses as part of the general education requirements for the Associate in Arts degree.

A grade of "C" or higher is required.
Satisfies
Communications #2
LIT 2110 World Literature I or LIT 2110H
LIT 2120 World Literature II or LIT 2120H
Satisfies
Humanities / Fine Arts #2
HUM 2270 Humanities (East-West Synthesis) or HUM 2270H
REL 2300 World Religions
Satisfies
Social & Behavioral Sciences #2
INR 2002 International Relations or INR 2002H
WOH 2040 The Twentieth Century or WOH 2040H
This enhanced world view requirement may be satisfied with the completion of a 3 credit hour college-level foreign language course with a grade of "C" or higher (excluding American Sign Language).

II. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE

The general education requirements for the Associate in Arts degree consist of a minimum of 36 semester hours of credit. The minimum area requirements for the 36 semester hours are as follows:

A. COMMUNICATIONS - Grade of "C" or higher required (9 credits) - 14,000 words
Complete 1, 2 and 3 below:
1. Choose one: (3 credits) - 6,000 words
  ENC 1101 Composition I or ENC 1121H
 
NOTE: ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H must be completed within the first 24 semester hours of coursework at SPC in the AA Degree Program.
 
2. Choose one: (3 credits) - 6,000 words
  AML 1600 African-American Literature
  AML 2010 American Literature I or AML 2010H
  AML 2020 American Literature II or AML 2020H
  ENC 1102 Composition II or ENC 1122H or
  ENL 2012 British Literature I or ENL 2012H
  ENL 2022 British Literature II
* LIT 2110 World Literature I or LIT 2110H
* LIT 2120 World Literature II or LIT 2120H
 
NOTE: ENC 1102 or its equivalent course from the list above must be completed within the first 36 semester hours of coursework at SPC in the AA Degree Program.
 
3. Choose one: (3 credits) - 2,000 words
  SPC 1017 Introduction to Speech Communication or SPC 1017H
  SPC 1065 Business and Professional Speaking
  SPC 1608 Public Speaking or SPC 1608H
 
B. HUMANITIES / FINE ARTS - Grade of "C" or higher required (6 credits) - 4,000 words
Complete 1 and 2 below:
1. Choose one: (3 credits) - 2,000 words
1 HUM 2210 Western Humanities I (Ancient through Renaissance) or HUM 2210H
1 HUM 2233 Western Humanities II (Baroque to the Present) or HUM 2233H
2 HUM 2250 Humanities (Western Man) or HUM 2250H
2. Choose one: (3 credits) - 2,000 words
  ARH 1000 Understanding Art
  ARH 2050 Art History I
  ARH 2051 Art History II
  HUM 2210 Western Humanities I (Ancient through Renaissance) or HUM 2210H
  HUM 2233 Western Humanities II (Baroque to the Present) or HUM 2233H
* HUM 2270 Humanities (East-West Synthesis) or HUM 2270H
  MUH 1110 Introduction to Music
  MUL 1010 Introduction to Music History
  PHI 1010 Introduction to Philosophy or PHI 1010H
* REL 2300 World Religions
  1 Students who received credit for HUM 2250 cannot also receive credit for HUM 2210 or HUM 2233.
2 For students who completed HUM 2250 prior to Session I, 1996-97.
 
C. MATHEMATICS - Grade of "C" or higher required (6 credits)
 
Complete a minimum of two courses with MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, or MTG prefix. STA 2023 may be substituted for any one course.
 
D. NATURAL SCIENCES
(A minimum of 6 credits including at least one laboratory course shown with an "L" in the prefix OR a laboratory/lecture course shown with a "C" in the prefix.)
Complete 1 and 2 below (at least one from Biological Sciences and one from Physical Sciences);
OR 9 semester hours (if not including laboratory experience) from a combination of 1 and 2 below;
OR a minimum of 12 semester hours from either Biological or Physical Sciences:
 
1. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES: (3 credits)
  Any course with a BSC (Biology) prefix
  HUN 1201 Science of Nutrition
  MCB 2010 Microbiology and Lab MCB 2010L
  OCB 1000C Biology of Marine Life
 
2. PHYSICAL SCIENCES: (3 credits)
  Any course with a AST (Astronomy) prefix
NOTE: Students taking AST 1002 cannot also receive credit for AST 1003 and AST 1004.
  Any course with a CHM (Chemistry) prefix
  Any course with a GLY (Geology) prefix
  Any course with a PHY (Physics) prefix
  Any course with a PSC (Physical Science) prefix
  ESC 1000 Earth Science
  ESC 1000L Earth Science Lab
  EVS 1001 Introduction to Environmental Science
  MET 2010 Introductory Meteorology
  OCE 2001 Introduction to Oceanography
  OCE 2001L Oceanography Laboratory
 
E. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - Grade of "C" or higher required (6 credits) - 4,000 words
Complete 1 and 2 below::
1. Choose one: (3 credits) - 2,000 words
  POS 2041 American National Government or POS 2050H
2. Choose one: (3 credits) - 2,000 words
  AMH 1091 African-American History
  AMH 2010 History of the United States I or AMH 2010H
  AMH 2020 History of the United States II or AMH 2020H
  AMH 2059 The United States in Vietnam
  ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology
  ANT 2003 Survey of Anthropology
  ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology
  ECO 2000 Introduction to Economics
  ECO 2013 Principles of Macroeconomics or ECO 2013H
  ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics or ECO 2023H
  EUH 1000 Development of Western Civilization I
  EUH 1001 Development of Western Civilization II
  GEA 2172 Geography of the Developing World
  GEA 2174 Geography of the Developed World
* INR 2002 International Relations or INR 2002H
  POS 2112 State and Local Government
  PSY 1012 General Psychology or PSY 1020H
  SYG 2000 Introductory Sociology
  SYG 2010 Social Problems
  SYG 2221 Woman and Society
  SYG 2430 Marriage and Family
* WOH 2040 The Twentieth Century or WOH 2040H
 
F. ETHICS - Grade of "C" or higher required (3 credits) - 2,000 words
Choose one:
  PHI 1600 Studies in Applied Ethics or PHI 1602H
  OR by completing: PHI 1603 and either PHI 2621 or PHI 2622
  Starting in Spring 2014, the only 3 credit Ethics courses that will be offered to satisfy the General Education Requirement are PHI 1600 and PHI 1602H. The content covered in PHI 1631 (Studies in Professional Ethics), PHI 2635 (Health Care Ethics Applied), and PHI 2649 (Applied Ethics in Public Safety Professions), is now covered as topicis in sections of PHI 1600.
 
G. COMPUTER / INFORMATION LITERACY COMPETENCY (no minimum credit hours required)
Computer / information literacy competency may be demonstrated by completing one of the following:
 
  1. Passing a College-approved Basic Computer/Information Skills Competency Test; or
  2. Successful completion of at least one of the following:
    1. CGS 1070 Basic Computer and Information Literacy
    2. CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications (as revised in 2002)
    3. EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology (as revised in 2002), preferred for Education majors

III. ALTERNATIVE PLAN FOR COLLEGE WRITING REQUIREMENTS IN THE ASSOCIATE IN ARTS DEGREE PROGRAM - INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

[SBE Rule 6A-010.30(2)(a)]
The Board of Trustees of St. Petersburg College has submitted to the State Board of Education and had approved an alternative to the provision of this Rule requiring students to produce written work of at least 24,000 words in 12 semester hours of English coursework. Students who are eligible for honors courses or who have the permission of a dean may enroll in this option to the regular general education program. The alternative requires a grade of "C" or higher in each course, and the minimum area requirements for this 24-27 credit hour option are as follows:

A.  
  A, B, and E above:

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (a minimum of 24 semester hours).
This requirement may be met by completing 1, 2 and 3 below:
 
  1. IDS 1101H - Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: Ancient to Renaissance * (9 semester hours)
  2. IDS 1102H - Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: Baroque to Modern * (9 semester hours)
  3. IDS 2103H - Honors Interdisciplinary Studies: The American Experience * (6 semester hours) OR
  4. IDS 2106H - America and the World * (9 semester hours)
  * A grade of "C" or higher is required for each of these courses.
  Students partially completing the Interdisciplinary Studies will receive advanced standing credit toward the completion of the general education program, Section II above, as follows:
 
  1. IDS 1101H - ENC 1121H, HUM 2210H, and SPC 1017H
  2. IDS 1102H - LIT 2120H, HUM 2233H and AMH 2020H
  3. IDS 2103H - POS 2050H and AMH 2010H or
  4. IDS 2106H - POS 2050H, ECO 2013H and AMH 2010H
B.  
  C, D, and G above:

No general education alternatives for IDS Studies.

DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT
 
The College recognizes that communities are comprised of, and enriched by, people of diverse backgrounds. The study of diversity is encouraged to promote an understanding of the needs of individuals, the College, and society. Thus students pursuing a degree in education must complete 6 credit hours from the following list:
 
  AMH 1091 African-American History
  AML 1600 African-American Literature
  ANT 2000 Introduction to Anthropology
  ANT 2003 Survey of Anthropology
  ANT 2410 Cultural Anthropology
  ASL 1140C Basic American Sign Language with Lab
  ASL 1150C Intermediate American Sign Language with Lab
  ASL 1160C Advanced American Sign Language with Lab
  ASL 1300 Structure of American Sign Language
  ASL 1430 Fingerspelling
  EUH 1000 Development of Western Civilization I
  EUH 1001 Development of Western Civilization II
  FRE 1120 Elementary French I
  FRE 1121 Elementary French II
  FRE 2200 Intermediate French I
  FRE 2201 Intermediate French II
  GEA 2174 Geography of the Developed World
  HUM 2210 Western Humanities I or HUM 2210H
  HUM 2233 Western Humanities II or HUM 2233H
  HUM 2270 Humanities (East-West Synthesis) or HUM 2270H
  REL 2300 World Religions
  RUS 1120 Elementary Russian I
  RUS 1121 Elementary Russian II
  SPN 1120 Elementary Spanish I or SPN 1120H
  SPN 1121 Elementary Spanish II or SPN 1121H
  SPN 2200 Intermediate Spanish I
  SPN 2201 Intermediate Spanish II
  SYG 2221 Women and Society
  WOH 2040 The Twentieth Century or WOH 2040H

Effective 0480 (Spring 2014)