General Education

What is the purpose of General Education?

General education is part of the academic experience that builds students’ growth as citizens and professionals. General education instruction engages students in independent, critical, and creative thinking; promotes open mindedness  and understanding; gives confidence and inquisitiveness to challenge assumptions and explore ideas and values; promotes the passing of sound judgment; encourages the consideration of ethical and practical consequences of actions; and facilitates wisdom.

All students pursuing an Associate of Applied Science degree or Associate of Science degree complete a set of General Education core courses as part of their chosen academic program area (i.e. Animal Science, Agronomy, etc.).

Please see courses listed below.



 

Associate of Applied Science Core Courses

Required for Associate of Science degree (20-22 credit hours)


Written Communication & Critical Thinking (3 hours required)

  • ENG 1503 Business and Technical Writing (3 credits)
  • ENG 1903 College Composition (3 credits)


Oral Communication (3-5 credit hours required)

  • SPC 1103 Sales Communication (3 credits)
  • SPC 1113 Speech (3 credits)
  • SPA 1115 Beginning Spanish I (5 credits)


Quantitative Literacy (3 hours required)

  • MTH 1203 Intermediate Algebra (3 credits)
  • MTH 1403 Agricultural Math (3 credits)
  • MTH 1503 College Algebra (3 credits)
  • MTH 2203 Elements of Statistics (3 credits)
  • MTH 2253 Trigonometry (3 credits)
  • VTS 1313 Math for Vet Techs (3 credits)


Problem Solving (7 hours required)

Computers (3 hours required)

  • AIT 1083 Software Productivity (3 credits)


Life & Physical Sciences (4 hours required)

  • ASI 1024 Fundamentals of Animal Biology (4 credits)
  • BIO 1104 General Biology (4 credits)
  • BIO 1313 Plant Science (3 credits) and BIO 1321 Plant Science Lab (1 credit) or BIO 1331 Horticulture Science Lab (1 credit)
  • CHM 1014 Intro to Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHM 1024 Intro to Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • CHM 1104 General Chemistry (4 credits)


Civic Engagement & Information Literacy (4 hours required)

  • PSY 1011 Learning Communities (1 credit)
  • AED 1023 Interpersonal Skills for Leadership (3 credits)
  • PSY 1103 Human Relations (3 credits)



Associate of Science Core Courses

Required for Associate of Science degree (27-29 credit hours)


Written Communication & Critical Thinking (6 hours required)

  • ENG 1903 College Composition (3 credits)
  • ENG 2203 Advanced Composition (3 credits)


Oral Communication (3-5 credit hours)

  • SPC 1103 Sales Communication (3 credits)
  • SPC 1113 Speech (3 credits)
  • SPA 1115 Beginning Spanish I (5 credits)


Quantitative Literacy (3 hours required)

  • MTH 1503 College Algebra (3 credits)
  • MTH 2203 Elements of Statistics (3 credits)
  • MTH 2253 Trigonometry (3 credits)


Problem Solving (11 hours required)

Computers (3 hours required)

  • AIT 1083 Software Productivity (3 credits)

Life Sciences (4 hours required)

  • ASI 1024 Fundamentals of Animal Biology (4 credits)
  • BIO 1104 General Biology (4 credits)
  • BIO 1313 Plant Science (3 credits) and BIO 1321 Plant Science Lab (1 credit) or BIO 1331 Horticulture Science Lab (1 credit)

Physical Sciences (4 hours required)

  • CHM 1014 Intro to Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHM 1024 Intro to Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • CHM 1104 General Chemistry (4 credits)


Civic Engagement & Information Literacy (4 hours required)

  • PSY 1011 Learning Communities (1 credit)
  • AED 1023 Interpersonal Skills for Leadership (3 credits)
  • PSY 1103 Human Relations (3 credits)

Schedule of General Education Courses


Written Communication & Critical Thinking 

  • ENG 1503 Business and Technical Writing - Offered each fall (MW 4:00pm - 5:15pm) and each spring (MW 4:00 pm - 5:15pm)
  • ENG 1903 College Composition - Offered each fall (MWF 3:00pm - 3:50pm) and each spring (MWF 3:00pm - 3:50pm)


Oral Communication

  • SPC 1103 Sales Communication - Offered each fall  (MWF 9:00am - 9:50am), each spring (TR 9:25am - 10:40am), and each summer (TBD)
  • SPC 1113 Speech - Offered each fall (MWF 9:00am - 9:50am), and each spring (TR 9:25am - 10:40am)


Quantitative Literacy 

  • MTH 1403 Agricultural Math  - Offered each spring (MWF 2:00pm - 2:50pm - 2 sections)
  • MTH 1503 College Algebra - Offered each spring (MWF 1:00pm - 1:50pm)
  • MTH 2203 Elements of Statistics - Offered each fall (TR 11:00am - 12:15pm)
  • MTH 2253 Trigonometry - Offered each spring (MW 4:00pm - 5:15pm)
  • VTS 1313 Math for Vet Techs - Offered each fall (MWF 2:00pm - 2:50 pm - 2 sections)


Problem Solving 

Computers

  • AIT 1083 Software Productivity - Offered each fall (MWF 11:00am - 11:50am, MWF 3:00pm - 3:50pm, and TR 2:25pm - 3:40 pm) and each spring (MWF 11:00am - 11:50am and TR 1:00pm and 2:15pm)


Life Sciences

  • BIO 1104 General Biology - Offered each fall (Lecture MWF 4:00pm - 4:50 pm & Lab R 4:00pm - 6:00pm)

Physical Sciences

  • CHM 1014 Intro to Chemistry I - Offered each spring (Lecture MWF 4:00pm - 4:50 pm & Lab R 4:00pm - 6:00pm)


Civic Engagement & Information Literacy (4 hours required)

  • AED 1023 Interpersonal Skills for Leadership - Offered each fall MWF 8:00am - 8:50am and MWF 9:00am - 9:50am) and each spring (1st 8wks MTWRF 3:00pm - 3:50pm)

Other transfer courses

  • HTY 1303: American History After 1877 - Offered each spring (TR 10:50am - 12:05pm)
  • HSL 1053: Landscape Appreciation - Offered each fall (TR 1:00pm - 2:15pm)
  • ENG 2203: Advanced Composition - Offered each spring (TR 1:00pm - 2:15pm)
  • ENG 2223: Introduction to Creative Writing - Offered each spring (Hybrid: F 4:00pm - 5:15pm)


Other non-transfer courses

  • ENG 0103: Introduction to College Reading and Writing - Offered each fall (TR 9:25am - 10:40am) and summer (TBD)