The Associate of Arts (A.A.) in General Education is designed to introduce students to the challenges and rewards of college level work and to the core skills of professional careers. Its courses expose students to a broad range of subjects, including written and oral communication, liberal studies, mathematics, history, art, philosophy, social sciences, and natural sciences. The program’s outcomes emphasize key intellectual skills which transcend disciplinary boundaries and which are essential for the successful college undergraduate. Upon successful completion of the A.A. program, students will have a solid preparation for further undergraduate study at the bachelor’s level and for the baseline needs and expectations of the contemporary American workplace.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Written Fluency: Compose written arguments that are coherent, grammatically correct, and rhetorically aware.
- Oral Fluency: Present effective, audience-appropriate oral presentations that develop and support a point.
- Quantitative Fluency: Explain how accurate calculations and symbolic operations are used in interpreting social and economic trends.
- Applied Learning: Evaluate a scenario in which academic knowledge and skills could be applied to a work or community issue.
- Innovation and Creativity: Discuss a novel or unique idea, question, format, or product.
- Global Cultures/Engaging Diverse Perspectives: Explain how knowledge from different cultural perspectives would affect one’s interpretation of prominent problems in politics, society, the arts, and/or global relations.
- Information Literacy: Evaluate and cite various information resources necessary to complete an academic research essay.
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