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GENERAL EDUCATION

 

DEFINITION

General education is the foundation of a student’s education. It is intended to impart core knowledge, intellectual skills, and attitudes that every educated person should possess and integrate into their personal and professional lives.

 

PHILOSOPHY

While students graduating from North Central State College must be educated within their chosen technical field, they must also have an educational experience that enables them to be conversant and interested in areas beyond the scope of their technical areas. 

In addition to sparking an interest in self-directed and lifelong learning, general education should enable students to think about their technical areas in relation to what is going on in the society around them, make them more involved in developing their own sense of self, and think about their role as an educated person in society.

There are three major and equally important components of general education:

  1. Core areas of knowledge – A broad base of concepts outside of the student’s chosen technical field including, but not limited to, the arts, humanities, philosophy, and science.

  2. Intellectual skills – The personal and professional skills required to understand, apply, and communicate general and technical concepts.

  3. Attitudes – Concepts needed for the development of positive, personal perspectives as related to self and others.

General education courses should be introduced as early as possible in the curriculum and in a manner which is educationally sound. They should develop skills and/or knowledge that is common to and permeates all other courses within the degree program.

 

GOALS

General education at North Central State College is designed to provide all students the opportunity to achieve each of the following goals.

Core Knowledge

  • To understand concepts of ethics, philosophy, history, and aesthetics.

  • To understand concepts of social science, law, politics, and economics.

  • To understand concepts of literature, performing arts, and visual arts.

  • To understand concepts of science and technology.

Intellectual Skills

  • To develop the ability to read with comprehension, to communicate effectively in writing and speech, and to work effectively in groups.

  • To develop the ability to comprehend and apply mathematical concepts.

  • To develop the ability to research a problem or a topic by using library skills, computer skills, and community resources.

  • To become independent planners, creative problem solvers, effective decision makers, and independent critical thinkers, using mathematics, computers, and communication skills as appropriate.

Attitudes

  • To develop self-respect, personal responsibility, and social responsibility.

  • To develop sensitivity to other people by recognizing the common elements of the human condition.

  • To develop the desire to be lifelong and self-directed learners. 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES

Written Communication

Course

Course Title

Credit

ENGL1010

English Composition I

3

ENGL1030

English Composition II

3

ENGL2010

Introduction to Literature

3

ENGL2050

American Literature I

3

ENGL2070

American Literature II

3

ENGL2090

Introduction to Fiction

3

ENGL2110

Creative Writing

3

ENGL2130

Introduction to Film

3

ENGL2150

Technical Writing

3

ENGL9101

Argument Writing Bridge Course

1

ENGL9114

Resume Writing Bridge Course

2

 

Oral Communication

Course

Course Title

Credit

COMM1010

Speech

3

 

Science Electives

Course

Course Title

Credit

BIOL1050

Principles of Biology

3

BIOL1070

Lifetime Wellness

3

BIOL1101

Nutrition

2

BIOL1230

Biology I

4

BIOL1550

Microbiology

3

BIOL1710

Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology

3

BIOL1730

Basic Anatomy and Physiology

4

BIOL2751

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BIOL2752

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

CHEM1010

Introduction to Chemistry

3

CHEM1030

Chemistry

3

PHYS1010

Introductory Physics

3

PHYS1050

Physics for Artists

4

PHYS1110

General Physics I

4

PHYS1130

General Physics II

4

 

Humanities Electives

Course

Course Title

Credit

ARTS1010

Drawing I

3

ARTS1030

Art Appreciation

3

ARTS1070

Digital Photography

3

HIST1010

American Culture and History to 1877

3

HIST1030

American Culture and History from 1877

3

HUMA1010

Introduction to Humanities

3

HUMA1030

Leadership and the Classics

3

HUMA2999

Special Topics in Humanities

1-6

MUSC1010

Music Appreciation

3

PHIL1010

Western Philosophy

3

PHIL1030

Philosophy of Religion

3

PHIL1050

American Philosophy

3

PHIL1070

Science, Art and Literature

3

PHIL1090

The History of the Future

3

PHIL1110

Ethics

3

PHIL1130

Philosophy and Science

3

PHIL1170

Eastern Philosophy

3

PHIL2999

Special Topics in Philosophy

1-6

POLT2999

Special Topics in Political Philosophy

1-6

THEA1010

Introduction to Theatre

3

 

Social Science Electives

Course

Course Title

Credit

COMM2010

Group Communication

3

COMM2030

Interpersonal Communication

3

COMM2250

Interviewing

3

COMM2999

Special Topics in Communication

1-6

POLT1010

American Politics and Issues

3

PSYC1010

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSYC1030

Personal Adjustment

3

PSYC1070

Introduction to Women’s Studies

3

PSYC1090

Death, Grief and Recovery

3

PSYC2010

Human Growth and Development

3

PSYC2030

Child Psychology

3

PSYC2050

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC2070

Human Sexuality

3

PSYC2090

Social Psychology

3

PSYC2100

Personality Theory

3

PSYC2130

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

3

PSYC2150

Educational Psychology

3

PSYC2170

Forensic Psychology

3

PSYC2999

Special Topics in Psychology

1-6

SOCY1010

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOCY2010

Cultural Diversity and Racism

3

SOCY2030

Marriage and Family

3

SOCY2999

Special Topics in Sociology

1-6

 

 

 

 

 

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