General Education for AAS Degrees


The General Education component of all AAS degrees provides students with a knowledge base of historical, societal, and environmental contexts for succeeding in the changing global community. The General Educa­tion component represents a full spectrum of commu­nication, humanities and fine arts, social and behav­ioral sciences, and natural sciences and mathematics courses.

General education courses facilitate student acqui­sition and sharing of knowledge, encourage social interaction, and promote an educated citizenry. General education courses also develop broad, cross-curriculum knowledge and skill sets that prepare the student to successfully master the challenges of post-graduation endeavors.

General Education Outcomes Assessment

Upon successful completion of an AAS degree, the student will demonstrate competency in four General Education Outcomes. Each outcome is assessed in several General Education courses. General Education Outcomes and the courses where these outcomes are assessed follow. Note that additional General Educa­tion courses beyond those listed here may be required by individual programs. See individual program re­quirements for further details. See the General Educa­tion for Transfer Degrees section for General Education requirements for the AA, AFA, and AS degrees.


Humanities/Fine Arts

Students will appraise meaning contained in significant humanistic and artistic expressions.

Subject Course Number Course Credit Hours
ART 111 Art Appreciation 3
ART 114 Art History Survey I 3
HUM 110 Technology and Society 3
HUM 115 Critical Thinking 3
HUM 120 Cultural Studies 3
HUM 160 Introduction to Film 3
MUS 110 Music Appreciation 3
MUS 112 Introduction to Jazz 3
PHI 215 Philosophical Issues 3
PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics 3
REL 110 World Religions 3

Social/Behavioral Sciences

Students will critically analyze information from the social and historical perspectives to determine their place in society.

Total Required Hours