General Studies

The General Studies degree program offers students the opportunity to explore their own educational and professional pathways and discover the benefits of life-long learning. The program offers students the widest range of electives available and allows students to tailor a program and explore a broad range of career or intellectual interests to suit their individual needs. In order to ensure program coherence, students will meet each semester with program advisors who will assist in course selection.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon completion of the program the student should be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively
    • 1.1 Display a command of the English language
    • 1.2 Utilize current communication technology
    • 1.3 Present ideas and information orally and in writing in accordance with standard usage
    • 1.4 Organize and present ideas and information (including those gained from research) effectively
  2. Reason scientifically and or quantitatively
    • 2.1 Demonstrate understanding of mathematical and or scientific principles
    • 2.2 Apply these principles to the solution of problems in academic work and everyday life
    • 2.3 Interpret numeric information presented in graphic forms
    • 2.4 Apply scientific methods to the inquiry process
  3. Think critically
    • 3.1 Read, analyze and understand complex ideas
    • 3.2 Use information technology appropriately
    • 3.3 Locate, evaluate and apply research information
    • 3.4 Draw inferences from facts
    • 3.5 Evaluate and present well-reasoned arguments
  4. Develop a global perspective
    • 4.1 Recognize differences and relationships among cultures
    • 4.2 Recognize the role diversity plays in the development of the United States and in everyday social life
    • 4.3 Recognize the relationships among events and values in different eras
  5. Demonstrate a clear connection among their elective choices and their personal, occupational, or academic ambitions

Courses may not fulfill more than one requirement.

FIRST SEMESTER (15-16 Credits)
CREDITS
† ENG* 101 Composition  3
IDS* 105 College Success  3
 ___ ___ Free Elective  3
 ___ ___ Free Elective  3
SECOND SEMESTER (15-16 Credits)
CREDITS
† ENG* 102 Composition and Literature 3 3
HIS* __  History Elective  3
 ___ ___ Science Elective  3-4
 ___ ___ Free Elective 3  3
 ___ ___ Free Elective 3  3
THIRD SEMESTER (15 Credits)
CREDITS
  ___ ___ Social Science Elective  3
  ___ ___ Math Elective  3
  ___ ___ Humanities Elective  3
  ___ ___ Free Elective  3
  ___ ___ Free Elective  3
FOURTH SEMESTER (15 Credits)
CREDITS
 ___ ___ Humanities Elective  3
 ___ ___ Social Science Elective  3
 ___ ___ Fine Arts Elective  3
 ___ ___ Free Elective  3
 ___ ___ Free Elective  3
 ___ ___
TOTAL CREDITS
 60-61
The symbol (†) indicates a prerequisite needs to be met

CONTACT
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C. Raymond Hughes
Division Director of General Studies and Developmental Education
Room 1013
chughes@capitalcc.edu
(860) 906-5012

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