General Education Common Core

I. A common core consists of 15 credit hours of courses from the following disciplines which address the institutional learning outcomes: written communications, social sciences, humanities, mathematics and natural sciences. All degree-seeking students must successfully complete the common core with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. NOTE: Any honors section of core courses will be accepted.

II. Requirements for the General Education Common Core. Total: 15 Credits.

Discipline

Course

Credits

Institutional Learning Outcomes Addressed

Written Communications

ENC 1101 Freshman Composition Skills I

3 credits

Communications, Computer and Information Skills

Social Sciences*

A. Introduction to Social Sciences (ISS 1013) and Introduction to Humanities (HUM 1020)
B. World Civilizations I (WOH 2012) and either Introduction to Humanities (HUM 1020) or Introduction to Humanities: Since the Renaissance (HUM 1230)

3 credits

Communications, Global Socio-Cultural Responsibility

Humanities*

C. World Civilizations II (WOH 2022) and either Introduction to Humanities (HUM 1020) or Introduction to Humanities: To the Renaissance (HUM 1210)

3 credits

Communications, Global Socio-Cultural Responsibility

Mathematics

Any approved course beyond college preparatory level

3 credits

Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning

Natural Sciences**

Any biological or physical science

3 credits

Critical Reasoning, Quantitative and Analytical Reasoning, Computer and Information Skills

*Select Option A, B or C to meet the six-hour social sciences/humanities requirement. Humanities and social science may be taken in any order. One is not a prerequisite for the other.

**At least one hour of science lab courses should be included for A.A. degree seeking students, either in the General Education Common Core or from the General Education course requirements.