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  Nov 23, 2017
 
 
    
Catawba Valley Community College 2017-2018 General Catalog

Associate in General Education (A10300)


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The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development. Coursework includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition. Opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers will be provided. Through these skills, students will have a sound base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for advancements within their field of interest and become better qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities.

*All courses in the program are college-level courses. Many of the courses are equivalent to college transfer courses; however, the program is not principally designed for college transfer.

General Education Core (15 SHC):


The general education core includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition. Within the core, colleges must include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers (SACS Criteria, 4.2.2).

English Composition (6 SHC):


Humanities/Fine Arts (3 SHC):


Select courses from the following discipline areas: music, art, drama, dance, foreign languages, interdisciplinary humanities, literature, philosophy and religion.

Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 SHC):


Select courses from the following discipline areas: anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.

Natural Sciences/Mathematics (3 SHC):


Mathematics:


Select courses from the following discipline areas: quantitative literacy, trigonometry, calculus, computer science, and statistics.

OR

Natural Sciences:


Select courses from the following discipline areas: astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, and/or general science.

Other Required Hours (49-50 SHC):


Other required hours include additional general education and professional courses. A maximum of 7 SHC in health, physical education, college orientation, and/or study skills may be included as other required hours.

Total Semester Hours Credit (SHC) in Program: 64-65


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