Jul 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Gaston College Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
2024-2025 Gaston College Catalog and Student Handbook

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,

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.