General Studies Curriculum

General Studies



Core Curriculum

General Studies Requirements for Associate Degree in Applied Science

Associate degree programs are developed to assist persons preparing for, or advancing in, an occupation. Curricula of associate degree programs are designed to reflect statewide competency requirements for a target job(s) which define the occupational program. The General Studies category includes general education program courses which relate to the effective functioning of the individual in both occupational and community settings.

The credit requirement range for General Studies is 21 to 30 credits. Some programs have specifically designated all General Studies requirements for a program, while other programs have designated 15 -20 credits, allowing students to choose from the General Studies list to fulfill the remainder of their General Studies course work. It is further defined by the course categories shown below.

  • Communications 6 credits
  • Social Science 3 credits
  • Behavioral Science 3 credits
  • Math and/or Science 3 credits
  • Additional General Education 6 to 15 credits

* Denotes prerequisite required

Communications

  • 10801195 Written Communication* 3
  • 10801197 Technical Reporting* 3
  • 10801198 Speech 3

Social Science

  • 10809122 Intro to American Government 3
  • 10809128 Marriage & Family 3
  • 10809166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & Application 3
  • 10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3
  • 10809174 Social Problems* 3
  • 10809195 Economics 3
  • 10809196 Introduction to Sociology 3

Behavioral Science

  • 10809159 Abnormal Psychology* 3
  • 10809188 Developmental Psychology (Intro to Psych highly recommended) 3
  • 10809198 Introduction to Psychology* 3
  • 10809199 Psychology of Human Relations 3

Science

  • 10806114 General Biology* 4
  • 10806134 General Chemistry* 4
  • 10806154 General Physics 1* 4
  • 10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology* 4
  • 10806179 Advanced Anatomy & Physiology* 4
  • 10806186 Introduction to Biochemistry* 3
  • 10806197 Microbiology* 4

Mathematics

  • 10804106 Introduction to College Mathematics* 3
  • 10804110 Elementary Algebra with Applications* 3
  • 10804113 College Technical Mathematics 1A* 3
  • 10804114 College Technical Mathematics 1B* 2
  • 10804116 College Technical Mathematics 2* 4
  • 10804123 Math with Business Applications 3
  • 10804189 Introductory Statistics* 3
  • 10804198 Calculus 1* 4

revised date 2/7/07