General Education Requirements for A.A., A.S., A.F.A., A.E.S., and A.A.S. Degrees

SSC Purpose Statements for General Education Requirements

A.A. A.S. A.F.A. Art A.F.A. Music A.E.S
Group I – Communication 9 9 9 9 6
Group II – Humanities and Fine Arts 9 9 6 6 3-9
Group III – Social and Behavioral Sciences 9 6 6 3-6 3-9
Group IV – Mathematics 3-5 3-5 3 3 17
Group V – Physical and Life Sciences 7-8 7-8 7 7 13-17
Minimum General Education Hours
from GROUP I – VI must total 37-41 31-35 31 28-31
GROUP VII. – Area of Concentration 21-25[1] 21-25[1] 24 35 10-16
Total 62[2] 62[2] 64[2] 64[2] 62[2]

C1. Students will compose written English in a grammatically correct, well-organized and coherent manner for a variety of purposes.
C2. Students will compose, develop and deliver effective, English, language-based oral presentations for a variety of purposes.
C3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the various forms of rhetoric.
C4. Students will integrate library/research skills into various areas of study.

  • ENG 101-Composition and Rhetoric (must be completed with a grade of “C” or better)
  • ENG 102 Composition and Research (must be completed with a grade of “C” or better)
  • SPE 108-Oral Communication
H1. Students will identify and analyze ideas, movements, civilizations and cultures.
H2. Students will critically assess and express ideas about cultural diversity and individual roles in society.
Three courses (9 semester credits) with at least one course selected from humanities and at least one course from the fine arts.

  • DRM 152-Plays and Playwrights
  • ENG 103-Introduction to American Literature I, 1607-Civil War
  • ENG 104-Introduction to American Literature II, Civil War to Present
  • ENG 111-Introduction to Literature I
  • ENG 202-Introduction to British Literature I
  • ENG 203-Introduction to British Literature II
  • ENG 204-Shakespeare
  • ENG 206-World Literature I
  • ENG 208-Introduction to Women’s Literature
  • HFA 158-Drama Into Film
  • HFA 201-General Humanities I
  • HFA 202-General Humanities II
  • HFA 203-Humanities of Eastern Asia
  • HUM 210-World Mythology
  • PHL 101-Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 102-Ethics
  • PHL 103-World Religions
  • PHL 105-Logic
  • SPN 204-Intermediate Spanish II

Fine Arts
FA1. Students will apply aesthetic reasoning for the expression, analysis, and interpretation of art forms.
FA2. Students will express themselves by creating or performing works of verbal or non-verbal Art.

  • ART 105-History of Art, Survey I
  • ART 105-History of Art, Survey II
  • ART 107-Art Appreciation
  • ART 219-Non-Western Art
  • DRM 151-Theatre Appreciation
  • DRM 155-Ethnic Traditions in American Theatre
  • HFA 108-Intro to Film Appreciation
  • HFA 109-Intro to Film History
  • HFA 158-Drama Into Film
  • HFA 201-General Humanities I
  • HFA 202-General Humanities II
  • HFA 203-Humanities of Eastern Asia
  • MUS 123-Music Appreciation
  • MUS 223-Introduction to African American Music
SB1. Students will examine human thought processes and behaviors in diverse populations, cultures and settings.
SB2. Students will use the principles of Social and Behavioral Science to analyze and interpret individual and world issues.
Three courses (9 semester credits) with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

  • ANT 101-Anthropology
  • ECO 201-Principles of Economics, Macro
  • ECO 202-Principles of Economics, Micro
  • GEO 103-Geography of the Developed World
  • GEO 104-Geography of the Emerging World
  • HIS 109-Europe to the 19th Century
  • HIS 110-History of Modern Europe (19th and 20th Centuries)
  • HIS 203-Early American History
  • HIS 204-Later American History
  • HIS 271-History of Modern African Civilization
  • PSC 101-American National Government
  • PSC 102-American Local and State Governments
  • PSC 210-Comparative Governments
  • PSY 101-Introduction to Psychology (Science of Human Behavior)
  • PSY 204-Social Psychology
  • PSY 211-Human Growth and Development (Life-span)
  • PSY 212-Adolescent Psychology
  • SOC 101-Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 102-Social Problems
  • SOC 205-Marriage and the Family
M1. Students will demonstrate analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills.
M2. Students will integrate mathematical relationships with other fields of study.

  • MTH 115-General Education Mathematics
  • MTH 126-Fundamentals of Statistics
  • MTH 146-Math Concepts & Structures II
  • MTH 161-Finite Mathematics
  • MTH 180-Calculus for Business and Social Science
  • MTH 190-Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MTH 203-Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • MTH 204-Calculus and Analytic Geometry III
  • MTH 211-Statistics
PS1. Students will demonstrate an ability to effectively use scientific terminology.
PS2. Students will apply fundamental scientific conceptual frameworks for understanding and evaluating natural phenomena and their causes and effects.
Life Sciences

  • BIO 101-Concepts of Biology
  • BIO 102-Introductory Biology
  • BIO 103-Environmental Biology
  • BIO 104-Microbes and Society
  • BIO 105-General Biology I
  • BIO 152-Man and His Environment

Physical Sciences

  • AST 101-Introduction to Astronomy
  • CHM 101-Chemistry and Society
  • CHM 111-Introductory Chemistry I
  • CHM 113-General Chemistry I
  • GLG 101-Physical Geology
  • PHS 101-Physical Science
  • PHY 101-Mechanics, Heat and Sound
  • PHY 210-University Physics I