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2016-2017 College Catalog 
    
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, A.S.


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Program Mission

The Associate Degree in General Studies is a transfer program. It is designed to meet the needs of students who have a variety of backgrounds and interests. This program appeals to students who have identified distinct careers but find no matching curricula available and to those who need to explore interests and test their potential for satisfactory performance in selected areas of a curriculum. Students, in conjunction with an advisor, can design a unique program by selecting courses from among several different disciplines while fulfilling the basic degree requirements of the College.

Program Goals

  • To provide an opportunity for students to acquire the general education competencies expected of an Associate of General Studies graduate
  • To provide coursework that will allow students to transfer with minimal or no loss of credit to a variety of baccalaureate degree programs offered by public 4-year institutions
  • To provide an opportunity for students to develop unique career goals and marketable skills for the chosen concentration area in order to complete their four year degree or enter the workplace.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the Associate of General Studies degree will

  • Demonstrate competence in written and verbal communication skills, quantitative reasoning and critical thinking
  • Be able to use information technology in their personal and professional lives
  • Acquire and demonstrate knowledge and skills delivered through the content of concentration area courses
  • Be a critical thinker who connects core knowledge and skills to discipline-specific information at a higher level of study

Specific Degree Requirements


Students wishing to earn an Associate of General Studies degree from South Louisiana Community College must:

  • Earn a grade of “C” or higher in each of the following General Education courses:
    ENGL 1010 , ENGL 1020 , and MATH 1105  and the core general education
    courses.
  • Complete one Concentration Area (18 credits chosen from one of five areas)
  • Earn a minimum of 25% of the credits toward the degree in residence at SLCC
  • Earn at least one-half of the credits in the major through courses taken at SLCC
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on all courses applied to the degree as well as an adjusted SLCC cumulative grade point average of 2.0

General Education Requirements


(27 Total credit hours)

  • English 6 Credits
  • Mathematics 3 Credits
  • Natural Science 6 Credits
  • Social/Behavioral Science 6 Credits *
  • Fine Arts 3 Credits
  • Humanities 3 Credits

*3 hours must be at the sophomore level

Elective Credit Requirements


(33 Total Credit Hours)

Note:


Students who plan to transfer after completion of the degree should discuss their plans with an advisor from the college of intended transfer to assure transferability of credits.

Curriculum Guide


Semester 1


Total: 15


Semester 2


CSG Total: 16


Semester 3


  • Social/Behavioral Sci. 3 Credits 4
  • Elective 3 Credits 5
  • Elective 3 Credits 5
  • Elective 3 Credits 5
  • Elective 3 Credits 5

Total: 15


Semester 4


  • Elective 3 Credits 5
  • Elective 3 Credits 5
  • Elective 3 Credits 5
  • Elective 3 Credits 5
  • Elective 3 Credits 4

Total: 14


Associate of General Studies Total Credits: 60


1 Humanities options: CMCN, ENGL, FREN, HIST, SPAN, SPCH

2 Choose from BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHSC, PHYS. Most science lecture courses have an associated lab course, which is a required co-requisite. Students planning to continue their education at a baccalaureate institution are encouraged to complete courses in the same science discipline.

3 Fine Arts options: ARTS, MUSC, THEA

4 Social/Behavioral Science options: ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOCI

5 Electives should be selected with the assistance of an advisor. Students planning to continue their education at a baccalaureate institution are encouraged to consult that institution to maximize transferability.

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