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General Studies

General Studies

The general studies transfer program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university as juniors. While pursuing a liberal arts background, general studies students also have the opportunity to explore an occupational area through their electives. At least 60 credit hours are needed to obtain an associate of arts degree. To ensure maximum transferability, students should familiarize themselves with the program requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer.

Intended Learning Goals

Graduates of this program should be able to:
  1. Express ideas effectively through written text;
  2. Demonstrate a command of oral communication that is accurate, ethical and audience-centered;
  3. Analyze and/or evaluate texts within and across disciplines;
  4. Apply critical analysis and reasoning skills to evaluate evidence and draw conclusions;
  5. Access, evaluate and appropriately use information and technology to accomplish tasks and communicate ideas;
  6. Use and apply quantitative concepts and methods to calculate and interpret numerical problems;
  7. Apply the process of scientific inquiry and analysis;
  8. Identify the influences of a variety of cultural contexts on social interactions and demonstrate civic engagement with the college and local community; and
  9. Recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings and consider the consequences of alternative actions.

For additional information about the general studies program, contact Dr. Elizabeth Jones, Arts and Humanities Department Head.

Program Outline

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