Associates Degrees AA and AS GER

The new requirements facilitate students achieving the  learning outcomes  approved by faculty senate.

A comparison between the new proposal and the current core is available.

Learning Outcome 1:  Build knowledge of Human Institutions, Socio-Cultural Processes, and the Physical and Natural World

Fulfilled by taking the following:

  • One course in the Natural Sciences (4 credits; includes a lab); draft  course  list
  • One course in Mathematics (3-4 credits); draft  course  list
  • One course in the Arts (3 credits; combines theory and practice); draft  course  list
  • Two courses in the Social Sciences (6 credits); draft  course  list
  • Two courses in the Humanities (6 credits); draft  course  list
Total credits to satisfy Learning Outcome 1:  22-23 credits.

Learning Outcome 2:  Develop intellectual and practical skills across the curriculum.

Fulfilled by taking the following:

Total credits to satisfy Learning Outcome 2:  12 – 13 credits.

Learning Outcome 3:  Acquire tools for effective civic engagement

Fulfilled by taking one course per attribute  anywhere across the curriculum  with each of the following  attributes:

Note: Courses whose attributes satisfy Learning Outcome 3 may also satisfy Learning Outcomes 1 or 2; they may satisfy a student’s specific degree requirements; they may satisfy a student’s major requirements.

These requirements will not necessitate taking additional credits to satisfy a student’s general education requirements, although depending on the choices, the courses may increase that total.

We expect that many students will choose to take courses for Outcomes 1 and 2 that also are marked A, E, or D, thus satisfying the requirements for Outcome 3 with the same courses.

Total credits to satisfy Learning Outcome 3:  0 – 9 credits.

Total credits to satisfy the new GER: 34 — 45 credits, depending on attribute choices.