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General Education Information

Associate of Arts* and Associate of Science Degrees

Major: University Parallel

General Education Core Courses That Fulfill Minimum Degree Requirements

The general education core curriculum is designed to assist the student in attaining the knowledge and outcomes represented by the General Education Goals of the College. The program of study listed below leads to the Associate of Science Degree. Students who desire to earn the Associate of Arts Degree must complete two semesters of the same college level foreign language. Foreign language taken at the high school level will not count toward the language requirement for the Associate of Arts.

Oral and Written Communications 9 hours
  • SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
  • or SPCH 103 Public Speaking 3
  • ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
  • ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
Literature 3 Hours

Any one course from the following list may be taken:

  • ENGL 2010 Introduction to Poetry and Drama 3
  • ENGL 2020 Introduction to Fiction 3
  • ENGL 2030 Experience of Literature 3
  • ENGL 2110 Survey of American Literature I 3
  • ENGL 2120 Survey of American Literature II 3
  • ENGL 2310 Survey of World Literature I 3
  • ENGL 2320 Survey of World Literature II 3
Computer Literacy 3 Hours
  • INFS 1010 Microcomputer Literacy & Applications 3 or successfully complete the CCE(Computer Competency Exam)
Fine Arts 6 Hours

Any two of the following courses:

  • ART 1030 Introduction to Art 3
  • ENGL 1030 Introduction to Film 3
  • HUM 1030 Introduction to Art and Music 3
  • MUS 1030 Music Appreciation 3
  • PHIL 1030 Introduction to Philosophy 3
  • PHIL 121 Ethics 3
  • THEA 1030 Introduction to Theater 3
History 6 Hours

Choose 2 of the following courses:

  • HIST 2010 Survey of American History I 3
  • HIST 2020 Survey of American History II 3
  • HIST 2030 Tennessee History 3

or both of the following:

  • HIST 1110 World Civilization: Primitive to 1650 3
  • HIST 1120 World Civilization: 1650 to Present 3
Mathematics 3 Hours

If a 5-hour math course is used to satisfy this requirement, the extra credit hours will count as elective credit toward graduation. Students should consult their advisor and the catalog of the institution to which they wish to transfer to determine the level of general education mathematics required.

  • MATH 1010 Math for Liberal Arts 3
  • MATH 1130 College Algebra 3
  • MATH 1410 Structure of Mathematical Systems I 3
  • MATH 1530 Elementary Statistics 3
  • MATH 1630 Finite Mathematics 3
  • MATH 1710 Pre-Calculus I (College Algebra) 3
  • MATH 1720 Pre-Calculus II(Trigonometry) 3
  • MATH 1830 Intuitive Calculus 3
  • MATH 1910 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5
Natural Sciences Credits: 8 Hours

A sequence specified in the curriculum guide or from the catalog of the institution to which the student wishes to transfer.

  • BIOL 1010, 1020 Introduction to Biology I, II Credits: (8)
  • BIOL 1050, 1060 Introduction to Environmental Studies, Environmental Science Credits: (8)
  • BIOL 1110, 1120 General Biology I, II Credits: (8)
  • BIOL 2010, 2020 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, II Credits: (8)
  • CHEM 1110, 1120 General Chemistry I, II Credits: (8)
  • GEOL 1040, 1050 Physical Geology, Historical Geology Credits: (8)
  • GEOL 1040, 1060 Physical Geology, Earth's Environment Credits: (8)
  • PHYS 2010, 2020 Non-Calculus Based Physics I, II Credits: (8)
  • PHYS 2110, 2120 Calculus-Based Physics I, II Credits: (8)

Credit toward graduation cannot be received for both courses in any of the following pairs: (BIOL 1030, BIOL 1010); (BIOL 1030, BIOL 2010); (BIOL 1030, BIOL 1110); (BIOL 1010, BIOL 2010); (BIOL 1010, BIOL 1110); (BIOL 2010, BIOL 1110); (CHEM 1030, CHEM 1110); (GEOL 1030, GEOL 1040); (GEOL 1030, GEOL 1050); (MATH 1130, MATH 1710); (MATH 1830, MATH 1910); (PHYS 1030, PHYS 2010); (PHYS 1030, PHYS 2110); (PHYS 2010, PHYS 2110). OR two non-sequential survey courses

  • ASTR 1030 - Astronomy Credits: (4)
  • BIOL 1030 - Essentials of Biology Credits: (4)
  • BIOL 1050 - Introduction to Environmental Studies Credits: (4)
  • CHEM 1030 - Fundamentals of Chemistry Credits: (4)
  • GEOL 1030 - Essentials of Geology Credits: (4)
  • ISCI 1030 - Science, Society and Sustainability Credits: (4)
  • PHYS 1030 - Introductory Physics Credits: (4)
  • PSCI 1030 - An Introduction to Physical Science Credits: (4)
Social/Behavioral Sciences Credits: 6 Hours

Choose 2 of the following:

  • ECON 2010 - Macroeconomics Credits: (3)

  • ECON 2020 - Microeconomics Credits: (3)
  • EDU 2200 - Educational Psychology Credits: (3)
  • GEOG 101 - Physical Geography Credits: (3)
  • GEOG 1030 - Cultural Geography Credits: (3)
  • GEOG 2010 - World Regional Geography Credits: (3)
  • HED 120 - Introduction to Wellness Credits: (3)
  • POLS 110 - Introduction to Political Science Credits: (3)
  • POLS 1030 - American Government Credits: (3)
  • POLS 2010 - State and Local Government Credits: (3)
  • PSYC 1030 - General Psychology Credits: (3)
  • PSYC 2110 - Psychology of Adjustment  Credits: (3)
  • PSYC 2120 - Social Psychology  Credits: (3)
  • PSYC 2130 - Life Span Psychology Credits: (3)
  • SOCI 1010 - Introduction to Sociology Credits: (3)
  • SOCI 1020 - Social Problems Credits: (3)

*Students wishing to graduate with an Associate of Arts Degree must have two semesters of the same college-level foreign language.