Apr 09, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement 
    
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement

Associate of Arts (AA) General Education Core


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Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has a General Education Core designed to fulfill the three institutional goals:

  • The student will develop college-level communication skills.
  • The student will develop general knowledge about and awareness of society.
  • The student will develop fundamental thinking and reasoning skills necessary for academic study and career success.

To graduate with a certificate after 30 credits of study, a student is required to take 6 credits from the General Education Core, one course in Communication and one in Mathematics, thus addressing goals one and three.

To graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree, a student is required to take 15 credits from the General Education Core, including one course in Communication, one in Social & Cultural Awareness, and one in Scientific & Quantitative Reasoning, thus addressing all three institutional goals.

For an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Science degree – which are degrees that typically prepare a student to continue to a four year institution or beyond – 24 credits from the General Education Core are required, including one course in Communication, one in Social & Cultural Awareness, and one in Scientific & Quantitative Reasoning, thus addressing all three institutional goals.

Refer to the Academic Programs  section in the catalog to see which of the General Education Core courses fulfill the requirements for that degree.

 

Communication

Scientific & Quantitative Reasoning

Social & Cultural Awareness

COMM 202 Fundamentals of Speech (3) ++

BIOL 100 Human Body (3)

ART 103 Introduction to Visual Arts (3)++

ENGL 101 Written English (3) ++

BIOL 101 General Biological Science I (4) ++

ECON 123 Contemporary Economics (3)++

ENGL 102 Writing for Arts and Humanities (3) ++

BIOL 102 General Biological Science II (4) ++

ENGL 215 The Art of Literature (3)

ENGL 204 Survey of American Literature (3)

BIOL 120 &121 Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab (4)++

GSPE 210 Fitness for Life (3)

ENGL 208 Survey of World Literature (3)

BIOL 122& 123 Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab (4)++

HIST 101 Wld Hist to 1500:Early Man-Ren (3)

 

BIOL 220&221 Microbiology & Lab (4)++

HIST 102 Wld Hist since 1500:Ren-Prsnt (3)

 

CAHS 210 Human Growth and Development (3)

HIST 210 WV and Appalachian History (3)

 

CHEM 125 Introduction to Chemistry (4)++

MUSC 111 Introduction to Music (3)++

 

CHEM 127 General Organic & Biological Chemistry I (4)++

PHIL 111 Phil of World Religions (3)

 

CHEM 128 General Organic & Biological Chemistry II (4)++

PSCI 100 Intro to Political Ideology (3)

 

MATH 101 Introduction to Mathematics (3)

PSCI 101 American Federal Government (3)

 

MATH 105 Algebra (3)

PSCI 201 Intro to Int'l Relations (3)

 

MATH 106 Trigonometry (3)

PSYC 203 Introduction to Psychology (3)

 

MATH 108 Pre-Calculus (4)

SOCI 203 General Sociology (3)

 

MATH 114 Elementary Probability & Stats (3)

SOCI 215 Human Relations (3)

 

MATH 154 Finite Mathematics (3)

 

 

MECH 102 & 102L Technical Physics & Lab (4)

 

 

PHYS 103 General Physical Science I (4)++

 

 

PHYS 104 General Physical Science II (4)++

 

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