General Education Courses

Each associate degree program consists of a basic core of general education courses requiring a minimum of 15 credit semester hours. While programs may use different courses to meet general education core requirements, each core includes at least one course from each of the following areas: the humanities/fine arts, the social/behavioral sciences, and the natural sciences/mathematics.

Within this core, the institution provides components designed to reinforce the college’s general education competencies to communicate effectively, apply mathematic skills appropriate to an occupation, employ effective processes for resolving problems and making decisions, and demonstrate the basic computer skills necessary to function in a technological world.

Each diploma program consists of a basic core of general education courses requiring at least eight semester hours. These courses are specified by the program.

Note: Some courses require prerequisites. Check for course prerequisites in the Course Description section of this catalog.

Humanities/Fine Arts

Courses Course Title Credit Hours
ART 101Art History and Appreciation3
ENG 201American Literature I3
ENG 202American Literature II3
ENG 205English Literature I3
ENG 206English Literature II3
ENG 208World Literature I3
ENG 209World Literature II3
ENG 235Southern Literature 13
HSS 105Technology and Culture 13
MUS 105Music Appreciation3
PHI 101Introduction to Philosophy3
PHI 105Introduction to Logic3
PHI 110Ethics3
REL 103Comparative Religion 13
SPA 107Hispanic Culture and Communication 13
THE 101Introduction to Theatre3

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Courses Course Title Credit Hours
ECO 210Macroeconomics3
ECO 211Microeconomics3
HIS 101Western Civilization to 16893
HIS 102Western Civilization Post 16893
HIS 115African-American History 1 3
HIS 201American History : Discovery to 18773
HIS 202American History : 1877 to Present3
PSC 201American Government3
PSC 215State and Local Government3
PSY 103Human Relations 1 3
PSY 201General Psychology3
PSY 203Human Growth and Development3
PSY 210Educational Psychology 1 3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 205Social Problems3
SOC 210Juvenile Delinquency3
SOC 220Sociology of the Family3

Lab Sciences/ Mathematics

Courses Course Title Credit Hours
AST 101Solar System Astronomy4
AST 102Stellar Astronomy4
BIO 101Biological Science I4
BIO 102Biological Science II4
BIO 112Basic Anatomy and Physiology 1 4
BIO 210Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 211Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO 225Microbiology4
CHM 106Contemporary Chemistry I 1 4
CHM 107Contemporary Chemistry II 1 4
CHM 110College Chemistry I4
CHM 111College Chemistry II4
EVT 155Introduction to Earth Science 1 4
EVT 156Introduction to Environmental Science 1 4
MAT 102Intermediate Algebra 1 3
MAT 110College Algebra3
MAT 111College Trigonometry3
MAT 120Probability and Statistics3
MAT 122Finite College Mathematics3
MAT 123Contemporary College Mathematics 1 3
MAT 130Elementary Calculus3
MAT 140Analytical Geometry and Calculus I4
MAT 141Analytical Geometry and Calculus II4
MAT 155Contemporary Mathematics 1 3
MAT 170Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I 1 3
MAT 171Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry II 1 3
MAT 220Advanced Statistics3
MAT 240Analytical Geometry and Calculus III4
MAT 242Differential Equations4
PHI 105Introduction to Logic3
PHS 101Physical Science I 1 4
PHS 102Physical Science II 1 4
PHY 201Physics I4
PHY 202Physics II4
PHY 221University Physics I4
PHY 222University Physics II4
PHY 223University Physics III4

Candidates for certificate and diploma programs may substitute transfer-level English or math courses for those required by their programs with departmental approval.