School of Arts & Sciences


GENERAL EDUCATION CORE OFFERINGS


The purpose of General Education at Southern Regional Technical College (SRTC) is to provide high quality educational courses in humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural science/mathematics, and language arts/communication through both distance and traditional delivery methods to help students develop individual skills and abilities that will enable them to 1) think critically; 2) communicate clearly and effectively in written form; and 3) apply the use of mathematics to solve common problems.

SRTC students with associate degrees and diplomas are required to demonstrate to what extent he/she has mastered appropriate General Education competencies.


COURSE OFFERINGS


All courses are offered a minimum of once per year depending on the program. However, most courses in the School of Business and in the School of Industrial Technology are offered from 2 to 3 times per year. Most General Education courses are offered every semester. Courses are offered when enrollment demand and instructor availability make it feasible. SWGTC reserves the right to cancel or change scheduling elements of any course or program at any time.


Associate Degree Level General Education Core*


The College requires a minimum of 15 semester credit hours of General Education core courses towards an associate degree. These semester hours are to be selected as follows: A minimum of at least one course each from Area I (Language Arts/Communication), Area II (Social/Behavioral Sciences, Area III (Natural Science/Mathematics), and Area IV (Humanities/Fine Arts).


Degree Level Student Learning Outcomes


• Students will think critically.
• Students will write an organized and grammatically correct document.
• Students will solve quadratic equations.
• Students will use statistics to describe a set of data.


Courses

Credit Hours

Area I: Language Arts/Communication

ENGL

1101

Composition and Rhetoric*

3

ENGL

1102

Literature and Composition*

3

ENGL

2110

World Literature

3

SPAN

1101

Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture I

3

SPAN

1102

Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture II

3

SPCH

1101

Public Speaking*

3

Area II: Social/Behavioral Sciences

ECON

1101

Principles of Economics*

3

ECON

2105

Macroeconomics*

3

ECON

2106

Microeconomics*

3

HIST

1111

World History I*

3

HIST

1112

World History II*

3

HIST

2111

U.S. History I*

3

HIST

2112

U.S. History II*

3

POLS

1101

American Government*

3

PSYC

1101

Introductory Psychology*

3

PSYC

2103

Human Development

3

PSYC

2250

Abnormal Psychology

3

SOCI

1101

Introduction to Sociology*

3

Area III: Natural Sciences/Mathematics

Natural Science Courses

BIOL

1111

Biology I*

3

BIOL

1111L

Biology Lab I*

1

BIOL

1112

Biology II*

3

BIOL

1112L

Biology Lab II*

1

CHEM

1211

Chemistry I

3

CHEM

1211L

Chemistry Lab I

1

CHEM

1212

Chemistry II

3

CHEM

1212L

Chemistry Lab II

1

CHEM

1151

Survey of Inorganic Chemistry*

3

CHEM

1151L

Survey of Inorganic Chemistry Lab*

1

CHEM

1152

Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry*

3

CHEM

1152L

Survey of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry Lab*

1

PHYS

1111

Introductory Physics I*

3

PHYS

1111L

Introductory Physics Lab I*

1

PHYS

1112

Introductory Physics II*

3

PHYS

1112L

Introductory Physics Lab II*

1

Mathematics Courses

MATH

1100

Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3

MATH

1101

Mathematical Modeling*

3

MATH

1111

College Algebra*

3

MATH

1112

College Trigonometry

3

MATH

1113

Pre-Calculus*

3

MATH

1127

Introduction to Statistics*

3

MATH

1131

Calculus I

4

Area IV: Humanities/Fine Arts

ARTS

1101

Art Appreciation*

3

ENGL

2110

World Literature

3

ENGL

2130

American Literature*

3

HUMN

1101

Introduction to Humanities*

3

MUSC

1101

Music Appreciation

3

*The Technical College System of Georgia and the University System of Georgia have an articulation agreement that recognizes twenty-seven general education courses taught by Southern Regional Technical College. The recognized courses will be accepted by any University System of Georgia institution and substituted for their USG equivalent course. Courses that are included in the agreement have been noted by an asterisk.


Diploma Level General Education Core


Diploma programs offered through the College also include a required component of 8 semester hours of Basic Skills courses providing background in one Language Arts/Communication course, one Social/Behavioral Sciences course, and one Natural Science/Mathematics course.


Diploma Level Student Learning Outcomes


• Students will think critically.
• Students will write an organized and grammatically correct document.
• Students will add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimal numbers.
• Students will solve linear equations.


Courses offered within the Basic Skills area for Diploma programs are:


Courses

Credit Hours

Language Arts/Communication

ENGL

1010

Fundamentals of English I

3

Social/Behavioral Science Courses

EMPL

1000

Interpersonal Relations and Professional Development

2

PSYC

1010

Basic Psychology

3

Natural Science/Mathematics

MATH

1012

Foundations of Mathematics

3

MATH

1013

Algebraic Concepts

3

MATH

1015

Geometry and Trigonometry

3

*The Paramedicine – Diploma program does not include a social science course and assesses critical thinking skills of students in EMSP 2720.


Learning Support


Courses numbered 0090 to 0099 are classified as learning support. The purpose of learning support courses are:


Learning Support Level Student Learning Outcomes


• Students will construct a basic paragraph.
• Students will demonstrate textbook reading skills.
• Students will find the perimeter, area, and volume of different geometric figures.
• Students will solve systems of equations with two variables using the graphing method, substitution method, and the elimination method.