General Education (A10300)

Associate in General Education

The Associate in General Education curriculum is designed for the academic enrichment of students who wish to broaden their education, with emphasis on personal interest, growth and development.

Course work includes study in the areas of humanities and fine arts, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences and mathematics, and English composition. Opportunities for the achievement of competence in reading, writing, oral communication, fundamental mathematical skills, and the basic use of computers will be provided.

Through these skills, students will have a sound base for lifelong learning. Graduates are prepared for advancement within their field of interest and become better qualified for a wide range of employment opportunities.

This program is designed for students who wish to complete two years of college and are not planning to transfer to four-year institutions. Many of the courses may, however, transfer depending on the senior institution and the degree major on a course-by-course basis.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information. 

 Required General Education Courses (6 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Discipl

3

0

0

0

3

Humanities/Fine Arts (Select 3 semester credit hours from the following)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ART 111 Art Appreciation

3

0

0

0

3

DRA 111 Theater Appreciation

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 231 American Literature I

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 232 American Literature II

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 241 British Literature I

3

0

0

0

3

ENG 242 British Literature II

3

0

0

0

3

FRE 111 Elementary French I

3

0

0

0

3

FRE 181 French Lab 1*

0

2

0

0

1

PHI 210 History of Philosophy

3

0

0

0

3

PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

3

0

0

0

3

REL 110 World Religions

3

0

0

0

3

SPA 111 Elementary Spanish I

3

0

0

0

3

SPA 181 Spanish Lab 1*

0

2

0

0

1

Social/Behavioral Sciences (Select 3 semester credit hours from the following)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

3

0

0

0

3

ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

3

0

0

0

3

GEO 111 World Regional Geography

3

0

0

0

3

HIS 131 American History I

3

0

0

0

3

HIS 132 American History II

3

0

0

0

3

POL 120 American Government

3

0

0

0

3

PSY 150 General Psychology

3

0

0

0

3

SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

3

0

0

0

3

SOC 220 Social Problems

3

0

0

0

3

Mathematics/Natural Sciences (Select at least 3 semester credit hours from the following)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

BIO 111 General Biology I

3

3

0

0

4

CHM 131 Introduction to Chemistry

3

0

0

0

3

CHM 131A Introduction to Chemistry Lab* 

0

2

0

0

1

CIS 110 Intro to Computers

2

2

0

0

3

MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy

2

2

0

0

3

MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra

3

2

0

0

4

PHY 151 College Physics I

3

2

0

0

4

Oral Communication (3 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

COM 231 Public Speaking

3

0

0

0

3

Other Required Hours (46-47 semester credit hours)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skills

0

2

0

0

1

Note: ACA 122 Success and Study Skills is a required course for all degree and diploma programs at Blue Ridge Community College but is not part of the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability. Students should take this course their first semester or in the semester required by their particular program. Students who are enrolled as special credit students should take this course before they have completed 12 semester hours.

Other required hours include additional general education and professional courses. Select courses from any associate degree program offered at Blue Ridge Community College. Prerequisites and corequisites must be met.

A maximum of 7 semester credit hours from the following may be included:

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

PED 110 Fit and Well for Life

1

2

0

0

2

PED 111 Physical Fitness I

0

3

0

0

1

PED 117 Weight Training I

0

2

0

0

1

PED 118 Weight Training II

0

2

0

0

1

PED 119 Circuit Training

0

3

0

0

1

PED 120 Walking for Fitness

0

3

0

0

1

PED 122 Yoga I

0

2

0

0

1

PED 123 Yoga II

0

2

0

0

1

PED 217 Pilates I

0

2

0

0

1

PED 218 Pilates II

0

2

0

0

1

*Denotes a corequisite, course cannot be taken by itself.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 64-65