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    Aug 14, 2018  
2018-19 Gaston College Catalog 
    
2018-19 Gaston College Catalog

General Education Competencies


Upon successful completion of any associate degree program at Gaston College, students will demonstrate general education competencies in the following areas:

Competency 1:  Information Literacy and Educational Technology

Students will meet this competency through the completion of both objectives 1a and 1b.

Objective 1a:  Access, use, and evaluate information in a variety of formats.

Objective 1b:  Use educational technologies to achieve academic and work-related goals.

Competency 2:  Communication

Students will meet this competency through assessments in both ENG 111 and ENG 112 or ENG 114.

Objective:  Communicate effectively through writing, reading, and speaking

Competency 3:  Mathematical and Scientific Reasoning

Students will meet this competency through the completion of objectives 3a or 3b.

Objective 3a:   Analyze mathematical problems and quantitative data to make logical decisions.

Objective 3b:  Demonstrate knowledge of the natural sciences and use this knowledge to analyze problems and make rational decisions.

Competency 4:  Humanities and Fine Arts

Students will meet this competency through the completion of objectives 4a or 4b.

Objective 4a:  Demonstrate knowledge of philosophical and/or religious beliefs, assumptions, and values.

Objective 4b:  Demonstrate knowledge of cultural and artistic significance within the fine arts.

Competency 5:  Social and Behavioral Sciences

Students will meet this competency through the completion of objectives 5a or 5b.

Objective 5a:  Demonstrate knowledge of the historical patterns in political, cultural, and economic life and their impact on human societies.

Objective 5b:  Demonstrate knowledge of the reciprocal interactions among self, society, and the environment.