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,
COM 120, or COM 231.
Objective: Communicate effectively through writing, reading, and speaking
Competency 3: Computational and/or Scientific Reasoning
Students will meet this competency through the completion of objectives 3a, 3b, or 3c.
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.
Objective 3c: Demonstrate knowledge of the role and function of computers to solve problems
Competency 4: Humanities and Fine Arts
Students will meet this competency through the completion of objectives 4a, 4b, or 4c.
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.
Objective 4c: Demonstrate knowledge of literary works within a historical and cultural context.
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.