2021-22 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]
Associate in General Education (A10300)
The Associate in General Education degree shall be granted for planned programs of study consisting of a minimum of 64 and a maximum of 65 semester hours.
Within the degree programs, the college shall include opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communications, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers.
The Associate in General Education is a non-transfer degree.
Program Learning Outcomes
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, 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.