General Education Course Requirement

2018-2019 Catalog

In addition to the state General Education core courses, each A.A. degree-seeking student MUST complete the following requirements (21 credits).

A.A. degree-seeking students must select courses from the General Education Institutional core course requirements. Each course addresses institutional competencies and outcomes, and satisfies the Florida State Board of Education standards to meet the Gordon Rule requirements for writing and mathematics. All Gordon Rule writing and mathematics courses must be passed with a grade of C or better. General Education core courses (36 hours in total) must be passed with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Gordon Rule courses are noted with ** throughout the catalog.

Note: A.A. degree-seeking students who plan to transfer to a four-year program should be aware that a D grade may not transfer to the institution of their choice.

ENC 1101 is a prerequisite for all courses used to satisfy the Gordon Rule writing requirement. Courses used to satisfy the Gordon Rule requirement must be passed with a grade of C or better.


9 Credit Hours Required

(3 hours from State Core, 3 hours from Institutional Core and 3 hours from Oral Communications)

Required State General Education Core Course

ENC 1101Freshman Composition Skills I**3

Choose One Communications Institutional General Education Core Course

ENC 1102Freshman Composition Skills II**3
ENC 2210Technical Communications**3
OST 2335Business Communications**3

Choose One Course to Satisfy Oral Communications Requirement

IDH 2106HHonors Oratory: Speech, Argumentation and Debate 1
SPC 2594Intercollegiate Forensic Speech1
SPC 2608Effective Speaking3
SPC 2608HHonors Effective Speaking3
SPC 2601Intermediate Effective Speaking3
THE 1925Play Production3
TPP 2100Acting I3


6 Credit Hours Required

(3 hours from State Core, 3 hours from Institutional Core)

Choose One Humanities State General Education Core Course

ARH 1000Art Appreciation3
HUM 1020Introduction to the Humanities3
HUM 1020HHonors Introduction to the Humanities3
LIT 1000Introduction to Literature3
MUL 1010Music Appreciation3
PHI 2010Introduction to Philosophy3
THE 1000Theatre Appreciation3

Choose One Humanities Institutional General Education Core Course

ARH 2050The History of Art I (Prehistory to 1500 A.D.)**3
ARH 2051The History of Art II (1500 A.D. to 20th century)**3
FIL 2000Introduction to Film**3
FIL 2000HHonors Introduction to Film**3
HUM 2310Mythology and the Humanities**3
HUM 2310HHonors Mythology and the Humanities**3
HUM 2532Western Ideologies**3
HUM 2532HHonors Western Ideologies**3
LIT 2110World Literature I (Eighth Century BC-17th Century AD)**3
LIT 2110HWorld Literature I Honors (Eighth Century B.C.-17th Century A.D.)**3
LIT 2120World Literature II (17th-20th Century)**3
LIT 2120HWorld Literature II Honors (17th - 21st Century)**3
LIT 2330Introduction to Children's Literature**3
REL 2300Comparative Religions**3
REL 2300HHonors Comparative Religions**3

Social Sciences

9 Credit Hours Required

(3 hours from State Core, 3 hours from Institutional Core, 3 hours from Personal Development)

Choose One Social Sciences State General Education Core Course

AMH 2020United States History Since 18773
ANT 2000Introduction to Anthropology3
ECO 2013Principles of Economics - Macro3
ECO 2013HPrinciples of Economics - Macro Honors3
POS 2041American National Government3
PSY 2012General Psychology3
PSY 2012HHonors General Psychology3
SYG 2000Introductory Sociology3

Choose One Social Sciences Institutional General Education Core Course

CCJ 2010Criminology**3
CPO 2001Comparative Politics3
ECO 2023Principles of Economics - Micro**3
EDF 2005Introduction to the Teaching Profession3
DEP 2004Human Growth and Development**3
INR 2002International Relations**3
ISS 1013Introduction to the Social Sciences**3
WOH 2012World Civilizations I**3
WOH 2012HHonors World Civilizations I**3
WOH 2022World Civilizations II**3
WOH 2022HHonors World Civilizations II**3

Choose One Personal Development Institutional General Education Core Course

HLP 1081Personal Wellness Appraisal and Improvement3
PHI 1100Introduction to Logic3
PHI 2600Introduction to Ethics3
PSY 2861Positive Psychology: Strategies for Personal Effectiveness3
SLS 1122First Year Seminar3
SLS 1501College and Career Success3
SLS 2261Leadership Development3


6 Credit Hours Required

(3 hours from State Core and3 hours from either State Core or Institutional Core)

Choose One Mathematics State General Education Core Course

MAC 1105College Algebra**3
MAC 2311Calculus I with Analytic Geometry**5
MGF 1106Liberal Arts Mathematics**3
MGF 1107Mathematical Explorations**3
STA 2023Elementary Statistics**3
STA 2023HHonors Elementary Statistics**3

Choose One Mathematics Institutional General Education Core Course

MAC 1114Trigonometry3
MAC 1140Precalculus (Algebra)**3
MAC 1147Precalculus Algebra/Trigonometry**5
MAC 2233Calculus for Business and Social Science3
MAC 2312Calculus II with Analytic Geometry**5
MAC 2313Calculus III with Analytic Geometry**4
MAP 2302Elementary Differential Equations**3

Note: Any Student who successfully completes a mathematics course for which one of the general education core course options in mathematics is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the mathematics core.

Natural Science

6 Credit Hours Required

(3 hours from State Core and 3 hours either State Core or Institutional Core)

Choose One Natural Sciences State General Education Core Course

AST 1002Descriptive Astronomy3
BSC 1005Introduction to Biology3
BSC 2010Integrated Principles of Biology I3
BSC 2085Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
CHM 1020Chemistry for Liberal Studies4
CHM 2045General Chemistry I3
ESC 1000Earth Science3
EVR 1001Introduction to Environmental Science3
EVR 1001HIntroduction to Environmental Science Honors3
PHY 1020Elementary Physics for the Nonscience Majors3
PHY 1053CGeneral Physics I with Lab4
PHY 2048CGeneral Physics with Calculus I with Lab5

Choose One Natural Sciences Institutional General Education Core Course

BSC 1080Basic Anatomy and Physiology3
BSC 2011Integrated Principles of Biology II3
BSC 2086Human Anatomy and Physiology II3
BOT 1000Plant Science3
CHM 1025Introductory Chemistry3
CHM 1032Chemistry for the Health-Related Fields3
CHM 2046General Chemistry II3
CHM 2210Organic Chemistry I3
CHM 2211Organic Chemistry II3
ESC 1200CEarth Science for Educators4
EVR 1264Environmental Health3
GLY 1102Age of Dinosaurs3
ISC 1004HIntegrated Natural Sciences I - Honors3
MCB 2010Microbiology3
OCB 1630Introduction to Marine Ecology3
OCE 1001Introductory Oceanography3
PHY 1054CGeneral Physics II With Lab4
PHY 2049CGeneral Physics with Calculus II with Lab5

Electives — 24 Credit Hours

You may choose any of the General Education courses or the General Electives on the following pages.

See an A.A. advisor for preprofessional course requirements for your area of interest.

Completion of Computer Literacy Requirement

Refer to the list of options.

Summary of Associate in Arts Degree

English 9 Hours
Humanities 6 Hours
Social Science 9 Hours
Mathematics 6 Hours
Natural Science 6 Hours


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