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Associate of Arts General Education Requirements | Print |

A candidate for the Associate of Arts degree must complete the following core degree requirements which meet the general education definition:

General Education Requirements

l: Communications: 9
Objectives: Writing and speaking clearly and concisely using edited American English.

Written Communications:
    ENG101, ENG101H English Composition I
    ENG102, ENG102H English Composition II

Oral Communications:
    SPD105, 105H Oral Communications or
    SPD175 Public Speaking

ll: Humanities: 9
Objectives: Analyzing the themes of human experiences through exploration of great works and ideas.
Three courses from at least two disciplines

    ART101 Art Appreciation
    ART103 Survey of Art I
    ART105 Survey of Art II
    ART107 Modern Art

    HST201 Ancient/Medieval Civilization
    HST202 Renaissance to Early Modern Europe
    HST203 Modern Europe
    HST210 Asian Civilization
    HST235 Women in History

Foreign Language Literature:
    FRN253 French Reading
    SPN253 Spanish Reading

    HUM125 Seminar in World Cultures
    HUM250H Honors Humanities
    HUM260, 260H Liberal Arts Seminar
    HUM270, 270H Leadership Development Studies

    ENG105, 106 Literature Appreciation  
    ENG122 Film Appreciation
    ENG215, 215H, 216, 216H World Literature
    ENG225, 226 English Literature
    ENG228, 229 American Literature
    ENG235, 235H The Shakespeare Plays
    ENG250, 250H Mythology
    ENG255H Honors Literary Types: Poetry

    MSC101 Fundamentals of Music
    MSC103 Music Theory
    MSC131, 133, 135, 137, 231, 232 Music Literature/Appreciation 

    PHL101 Logic
    PHL102, 102H Intro to Philosophy
    PHL201 World Religions
    PHL202, 202H Ethics

    SPD120, 120H Theatre Appreciation 

lll: Mathematics and Natural Sciences: 10
Objectives: Analyzing scientific and mathematical concepts and their uses and impact in the modern world.

Mathematics: 3

Completion of one course is required from this list or higher.

    MTH131 Survey of College Mathematics
    MTH134 College Algebra

Natural Sciences: 7

1 course with a laboratory is required*

Biological Sciences (1 course required):
    BIO101*, BIO101H* General Biology
    BIO102 Concepts of Biology
    BIO109 Ecology & Environmental Conservation
    BIO113*, BIO215* Microbiology
    BIO120*, BIO211* Human Anatomy
    BIO205* General Botany
    BIO206* General Zoology
    BIO207* Vertebrate Anatomy
Physical Sciences (1 course required):
    CHM101* Introductory Chemistry
    CHM102 Concepts in Chemistry
    CHM111* General Chemistry I
    PHY101* Survey Physical Science
    PHY102 Topics in Physical Science
    PHY105* Physical Geology
    PHY106* Introduction to Astronomy
    PHY111* Elementary College Physics I
    PHY223* General Physics I

IV: Social and Behavioral Sciences: 12

Objectives: Examining diverse historical and social events, as well as personal experiences, in order to determine possible sequences, relationships and causes. Four courses are required from at least two disciplines. Two three-hour history and/or political science courses are required, which include the United States and Missouri Constitutions.

U.S. and Missouri Constitutions: 6
Choose one course from:
    HST103, HST103H U.S. History I
    PSC102, PSC102H US and MO Governments and Constitutions
Choose one course from:
    HST103, 103H U.S. History I
    HST104, 104H U.S. History II
    PSC102, 102H US and Missouri Governments and Constitutions
    PSC103 Current Political Issues

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6

    ECO100 Intro Economics
    ECO101 Macroeconomics
    ECO102 Microeconomics
    GEO103 World Regional Geography 
    GEO120 Seminar in Global Studies
    HST103, 103H U.S. History I
    HST104, 104H U.S. History II
    HST205 African-American History
    HST230 Women in History 
    HST240 Missouri History
Political Science:
    PSC102, 102H US and MO Governments and Constitutions
    PSC103 Current Political Issues
    PSC155 International Relations
    PSC250, 250H Model United Nations
    PSY101, 101H General Psychology
    PSY120 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
    PSY201 Child Development
    PSY202 Adolescent Psychology
    PSY205 Human Development
    SOC101 General Sociology
    SOC240 Marriage & Family
    SOC250 Social Disorganization

V: General Education Option: 2 

Student choice from any general education course.



Associate of Arts Institutional Requirements

I: Computer Literacy: 0 - 4
Objective:  Demonstrating the use of computer information systems for personal, cultural, intellectual, occupational or social development. Computer literacy proficiency skills are demonstrated through examination or course completion with a grade of "C" or better.  The following courses apply as electives:

BIT138  Word Processing Applications I 
CIS122  Basic Computer Skills
CIS125  Introduction to Information Systems
CIS133  Microcomputer Software Applications
EDU205 Technology for Teachers
PHY223  General Physics I

II. First Year Experience: 1-3 

Objective: Addressing the issues of proper preparation of first year students in the areas of academic skills, reasonable expectations, and behaviors. This course will also explain how to navigate the processes and procedures of Jefferson College.

COL101 Introduction to College: Strategies for Success
GUD136 Mastering the College Experience 

General Education* Area Totals: 42 hours

Courses Recommended for Major and Electives: 20 hours

Grand Total: 62 hours

 *General Education is an aspect of the College's instructional program which enables a student to acquire general knowledge and intellectual skills; to achieve some level of basic competencies; to prepare for advanced work; and to develop the skills and knowledge needed to function in society.

Last Updated ( Monday, 10 October 2011 )
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