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2 Prince George s Community College Catalog All Prince George s Community College degree recipients have satisfied the requirements of their programs of study. The requirements include transferable general education courses that are specified for each program of study and provide the academic background that every student receiving an associate degree should have. If a student changes his or her program of study, the required general education courses also may change, in which case previously taken general education courses may not satisfy the requirements for the new program of study (The approved courses for each category are listed on pages ) Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) The A.A. and A.S. degrees parallel the first two years of bachelor s degree study and transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students who plan to transfer are urged to meet with a Prince George s Community College advisor as early as possible to ensure that all or most of their course credits will transfer to the four-year institution of their choice. For more information about transfer opportunities, see Chapter 10. In addition to the courses in their major area of study, students need to take a minimum of 31 credit hours of general education courses that include the following. Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements or may not require courses in all the categories below. Please check your program s sequence of study for this information. Additionally, a minimum of 18 credits of general education and/or program requirements must be taken at the 2000-level unless otherwise noted in the program sequence. English credits Two English composition courses Humanities credits One specified speech course One course, other than speech, selected from approved Humanities general education list Mathematics credits One specified mathematics course Science credits Two science courses, one of which must carry laboratory credit Social Sciences credits Two courses from two different Social Science disciplines Computer Literacy credits INT-1010 or exemption if not required for program of study Total minimum general education course credit hours needed 31 credits
3 chapter 7 General Education 59 Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Programs of study for an A.A.S. degree are designed for employment and career advancement within a particular area of study. These programs are not designed to parallel the first two years of study for a bachelor s degree, but many of the courses in A.A.S. programs will transfer to four-year institutions. Students should consult with a Prince George s Community College advisor to determine which courses transfer. For more information about transfer opportunities, see Chapter 10. In addition to the courses in their major area of study, students need to take a minimum of 21 to 25 credit hours of general education courses that include the following. Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements or may not require courses in all the categories below. Please check your program s sequence of study for this information. Additionally, a minimum of 18 credits of general education and/or program requirements must be taken at the 2000-level unless otherwise noted in the program sequence. English Composition credits Two English composition courses Humanities credits One 3-credit course from approved Humanities general education list Mathematics credits One from approved Mathematics general education list Science credits One 3- or 4-credit course from approved Science general education list Social Sciences credits One 3-credit course from approved Social Sciences general education list Computer Literacy credits INT-1010 or exemption if not required for the program of study Total minimum general education course credit hours needed 25 credits
4 Prince George s Community College Catalog Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.) A.A.T. degrees are offered in early childhood education, elementary education, and secondary education. An A.A.T. degree provides the first two years of courses and other qualifications that a student needs to meet the entrance requirements to colleges of education in the state of Maryland. For more information about transfer opportunities, see Chapter 10. A 2.75 GPA and a passing score (state of Maryland criteria) on the PRAXIS I exam are required for this degree. Following is the list of required general education courses and credits. Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements or may not require courses in all the categories below. Please check your program s sequence of study for this information. Additionally, a minimum of 18 credits of general education and/or program requirements must be taken at the 2000-level unless otherwise noted in the program sequence. English Composition credits Humanities credits One eligible integrated arts course Interpersonal Communication Mathematics credits Elementary education A.A.T. requires 12 credits Secondary education A.A.T. requires 3 6 credits Science credits Elementary education A.A.T. requires 12 credits Secondary education A.A.T. requires 7 8 credits Social Sciences credits American History General Psychology United States Government Computer Literacy credits INT-1010 or exemption if not required for the program of study Health/Physical Education credits Total minimum general education course credit hours needed credits
5 chapter 7 General Education 61 General Education List General education courses are sufficiently broad in nature and scope to fulfill the intent of the general education requirements. The approved courses for general education are listed here for easy reference. Courses that are not approved for general education use will not be counted toward satisfying the general education requirements. Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements or may not require courses in all the categories below. Please check your program s sequence of study for this information. Note: If a student changes his or her program of study, some general education courses may not be applicable to the new program of study. A student must consult the sequence of study for his or her new program of study to determine which general education courses are required or recommended. Computer literacy Information Technology INT-1010 Introduction to Information Technology 3 Composition English Composition I EGL-1010 Composition I: Expository Writing 1 3 English Composition II Students may select only one of the following courses to meet the general education requirement for Composition II. EGL-1020 Composition II: Writing About Literature 3 EGL-1100 Composition II: Writing About Issues and Ideas 3 EGL-1320 Composition II: Writing for Business 3 EGL-1340 Composition II: Writing About Technical Topics 3 Humanities Courses in this list fulfill General Education Humanities requirements listed in your program of study. They also may fulfill General Education Social Science or Humanities requirements. ART-1010 Introduction to Art 3 ART-2700 Art Survey I 3 ART-2710 Art Survey II 3 ART-2720 African American Art 3 ART-2730 Integrated Arts 3 BMT-2750 Leadership Development 3 MUS-1010 Music Appreciation 3 MUS-2050 Survey of Music Literature 3 PHL-1010 Introduction to Philosophy: The Art of Questioning 3 PHL-1090 Introduction to Logic 3 PHL-1330 Ethics 3 THE-1010 Introduction to the Theatre 3 1 EGL-1011, part of the Accelerated Learning Program, is equivalent to EGL-1010 and fulfills the General Education English Composition I requirement.
6 Prince George s Community College Catalog Foreign Languages ARB-1000 Arabic for Beginners 3 ARB-1010 Elementary Arabic 3 CHN-1000 Chinese for Beginners 3 CHN-1010 Elementary Chinese 3 FRN-1010 French for Beginners 3 FRN-1020 French for Advanced Beginners 3 FRN-2010 Intermediate French I 3 FRN-2020 Intermediate French II 3 FRN-2040 Advanced Conversation 3 SPN-1010 Spanish for Beginners 3 SPN-1020 Spanish for Advanced Beginners 3 SPN-2010 Intermediate Spanish I 3 SPN-2020 Intermediate Spanish II 3 SPN-2040 Advanced Conversation 3 Literature Literature courses must be selected from among the following: EGL-2010, 2030, 2050, 2070, 2090, 2110, 2120, 2130, 2140, 2170, 2210, 2230, 2250, 2320, 2330, 2370, 2390, 2410, 2430, 2440, 2500, 2600 Speech Courses in this list fulfill General Education Speech requirements listed in your program of study. SPH-1010 Introduction to Speech Communication 3 SPH-1050 Group Communication and Leadership 3 SPH-1090 Interpersonal Communication 3 SPH-1110 Public Speaking 3 Mathematics Courses in this list fulfill General Education Math requirements listed in your program of study. MAT-1050 Elements of Mathematics 4 MAT-1120 Finite Mathematics 3 MAT-1130 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts 3 MAT-1140 Introduction to Statistics 3 MAT-1150 Quantitative Modeling and Reasoning 5 MAT-1190 Probability 3 MAT-1340 Trigonometry with Applications to Technology 3 MAT-1350 College Algebra and Trigonometry I 3 MAT-1360 Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry 4 MAT-1370 Precalculus 5 MAT-2160 Applied Calculus I 3 MAT-2210 Statistics 3 MAT-2410 Calculus I 4 MAT-2420 Calculus II 4
7 chapter 7 General Education 63 Science with lab Courses in this list fulfill General Education Lab Science requirements in your program of study. Any of these courses may also be taken to fulfill General Education Science requirements. BIO-1010 General Biology 4 BIO-1020 General Plant Biology 4 BIO-1080 Reproduction Biology 4 BIO-1100 Forensic Biology 4 BIO-1110 Environmental Biology 3 with BIO-1120 Environmental Biology Laboratory 1 BIO-1130 Principles of Biology: Evolution, Ecology and Behavior 4 BIO-1140 Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology 4 BIO-2050 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 BIO-2060 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 CHM-1010 General Chemistry I 4 GEO Physical Geography 3 with GEO-1020 Physical Geography Laboratory 1 PHY-1010 Introductory Physics I 4 PHY-1570 Technical Physics for Engineering Technology 4 PSC-1010 Introduction to Astronomy 3 with PSC-1020 Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory 1 PSC-1050 Introduction to Physical Geology 3 with PSC-1060 Physical Geology Laboratory 1 PSC-1200 Exploring Chemistry and Physics Concepts 4 PSC-1210 Exploring Earth and Space Science Concepts 4 without lab This list contains the selections for General Education Science requirements. BIO-1110 Environmental Biology 3 GEO Physical Geography 3 PSC-1050 Introduction to Physical Geology 3 NTR-1010 Introductory Nutrition 3 NTR-1100 Introduction to Food Science 3 PHY-1030 General Physics I 3 1 Geography 1010 by itself can be used to fulfill either the science or social science general education requirement. If taken with Geography 1020, Geography 1010 can be used to fulfill the general education lab science requirement.
8 Prince George s Community College Catalog Social sciences Courses in this list fulfill General Education Social Science requirements in your program of study. ANT-1010 Introductory Physical Anthropology 3 ANT-1030 Introductory Cultural Anthropology 3 ECN-1030 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 ECN-2040 Principles of Microeconomics 3 GEO-1000 Introduction to Geography as a Social Science 3 GEO Physical Geography 3 POS-1000 Introduction to Politics 3 POS-1010 American National Government 3 POS-1020 State and Local Government 3 PSY-1010 General Psychology 3 PSY-2010 Personality and Adjustment 3 PSY-2030 Child Psychology 3 PSY-2040 Adolescent Psychology 3 PSY-2070 Human Growth and Development 3 PSY-2080 Abnormal Psychology 3 PSY-2130 Forensic Psychology 3 PSY-2190 Social Psychology 3 SOC-1010 Introduction to Sociology 3 SOC-2010 Social Problems 3 WMS-1010 Introduction to Women s Studies 3 History Courses in this list fulfill General Education History requirements listed in your program of study. HST-1310 Ancient and Medieval History 3 HST-1320 Modern History 3 HST-1370 The World in the Twentieth Century 3 HST-1410 History of the United States I 3 HST-1430 History of the United States II 3 HST-1510 History of African Americans I 3 HST-1530 History of African Americans II 3 HST-2160 The Modern Middle East 3 HST-2230 History of Latin America and the Caribbean 3 HST-2470 African History 3 1 Geography 1010 by itself can be used to fulfill either the science or social science general education requirement. If taken with Geography 1020, Geography 1010 can be used to fulfill the general education lab science requirement.
9 chapter 7 General Education 65 Student Core Competencies General education courses support the outcomes of specific degree programs and demonstrate the college s commitment to ensuring that all graduates of these programs have met the Student Core Competencies. Attaining these knowledge, skills, and values identifies an individual as a college graduate. Students who successfully complete degree programs (A.A., A.S., A.A.T., or A.A.S.) at Prince George s Community College will demonstrate college level competency in: These six Student Core Competencies are measured by seventeen measurable outcomes that are embedded in courses across the curriculum, and are directly addressed in general education courses. These measurable outcomes also are our Institutional Learning Goals. For a complete explanation of the Student Core Competencies and measurable outcomes see pages
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