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GENERAL EDUCATION CORE OFFERINGS


The purpose of General Education at Southwest Georgia Technical College (SWGTC) 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.

SWGTC 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 for the 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).

Semester Offerings

Most courses are offered every term. Courses that are not offered every term are noted by the placement of a diamond prior to the course designation. Courses are noted as follows:

Fall Term Only;
= Spring Term Only;
= Summer Term Only;
= Fall and Summer Term Only;
= Spring and Summer Term Only;
= Fall and Spring Term Only;
= As Enrollment Warrants.

 

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
    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 Southwest Georgia 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.

 

Semester Offerings

Most courses are offered every term. Courses that are not offered every term are noted by the placement of a diamond prior to the course designation. Courses are noted as follows:

Fall Term Only;
= Spring Term Only;
= Summer Term Only;
= Fall and Summer Term Only;
= Spring and Summer Term Only;
= Fall and Spring Term Only;
= As Enrollment Warrants.


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.


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