General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree

GENR-AS



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 Science 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 better (excluding American Sign Language).

II. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE

The general education requirements for the Associate in Science degree consist of a minimum of 17 transferable semester hours of credit. The minimum area requirements for the 17 transferable semester hours are as follows:

A. COMMUNICATIONS - Grade of "C" or higher required (6-9 credits)
Complete either 1, 2 and 3 OR 1 and 3 below:
1. Choose one: (3 credits)
  ENC 1101 Composition I or ENC 1121H
 
NOTE: ENC 1101 or ENC 1121H must be completed within the first 24 semester hours of coursework in the AS Program at SPC.
 
And, if required by program:
2. Choose one: (3 credits)
  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
  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 in the AS Program at SPC.
 
3. Choose one: (3 credits)
  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 (3 credits)
1. Choose one:
  ARH 1000 Understanding Art
  ARH 2050 Art History I
  ARH 2051 Art History II
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
* 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
* 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 (3 credits)
 
Any course with MAC, MAP, MAS, MGF, MTG or STA prefix.
 
D. NATURAL SCIENCES
(no minimum credits required for general education for the A.S. degree, except by the specific A.S. articulated programs)
 
E. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES - Grade of "C" or higher required (3 credits)
Choose one:
  AMH 1091 African-American History
  AMH 2010 History of the United States I
  AMH 2020 History of the United States II
  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
  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 2041 American National Government or POS 2050H
  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)
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

Programs may limit the options available under Mathematics, Humanities/Fine Arts, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Effective 0480 (Spring 2014)