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  Oct 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Associate in Arts Degree


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Associate in Arts

(60 credit hours)


A student wishing to transfer to an upper division university should be enrolled in courses leading to the Associate in Arts degree (A.A.). The Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree is the freshman and sophomore years of a four-year bachelor’s degree. Florida Gateway College offers a wide range of preprofessional courses designed to prepare students to transfer to upper division universities.

General Education - 36 credits


 It is highly recommended that students verify that a course is designated as General Education if choosing a prefix shown below without a specific course number. Courses designated with “GE” and the specific General Education Area in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog are acceptable General Education Courses for that area

1. Communications ‑ 9 college credits


Learning Outcome: Communications & Critical Thinking


Statewide Learning Outcome:

  • Students will demonstrate the abililty to communicate effectively.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze communication critically.

ENC 1101:


 English (6,000 words):

and one course from:


Communications Group 2 (6,000 words):

and one course from:


Communications Group 3 (3,500 words):

2. Mathematics ‑ 6 college credits


Learning Outcome: Quantitative Reasoning & Critical Thinking


 Statewide Learning Outcome: 

  • Students will determine appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving, and demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts.
  • Students will apply appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving.

Your first course toward the general education requirement in mathematics depends on your meta-major.
Please refer to the list of meta-majors to determine your placement.
 

For Business: MAC 1105 - College Algebra  (or higher), or STA 2023 - Elementary Statistics .
For Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics: MAC 1105 - College Algebra  (or higher).
For all other meta-major academic pathways (Arts; Humanities; Communication and Design; Education; Health Sciences; Industry/Manufacturing and Construction; Public Safety; or Social and Behavioral Sciences and Human Services): MAC 1105 - College Algebra  or higher, MGF 1106 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts I MGF 1107 - Mathematics for Liberal Arts II  or STA 2023 - Elementary Statistics .

One course from:


  •  Any General Education mathematics course for your meta-major as listed above 3 credits

and one course from:


  • Any General Education mathematics course 3 credits

3. Science ‑ 6 college credits


Learning Outcome: Scientific Reasoning & Critical Thinking


 Statewide Learning Outcome:  

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to critically examine and evaluate scientific observation, hypothesis, or model construction, and the use of scientific method to explain the natural world.
  • Students will successfully recognize and comprehend fundamental concepts, principles, and processes about the natural world.

Note:


Note: At least one course must have a lab component. Science credit may exceed 6 credit hours. If student achieves more than 6 credit hours in science from the approved list, credit hour overage will count as elective credit.

Complete Option 1 or Option 2


Option 1


and one course from:

Option 2


One course from:

and one course from:

4. Social Science ‑ 9 college credits


Learning Outcome: Information Literacy & Critical Thinking


 Statewide Learning Outcome: 

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to examine behavioral, social, and cultural issues from a variety of points of view. 
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic social and behavioral science concepts and principles used in the analysis of behavioral, social, and cultural issues, past and present, local and global.

and complete Option 1 or Option 2


Option 1


One course from:

 Social Science Group 2 (3,500 words):

and one course from:

Social Science Group 1 (3,500 words):

Option 2


One course from:

Social Science Group 1 (3,500 words):

and one course from:

Social Science Group 2 (3,500 words):

5. Humanities ‑ 6 college credits


Learning Outcome: Cultural Awareness & Critical Thinking


 Statewide Learning Outcome: 

  • Students will demonstrate interpretive abillity and cultural literacy.
  • Students will demonstrate competency in reflecting critically upon the human condition.

Complete Option 1 or Option 2


Option 1


and one course from:


Humanities Group 2 (3,500 words):

  • HUM 2551 - Philosophy and Religion 3 credits
  • Any General Education PHI or REL prefixed course. (PHI 2910 is not a General Education course.)
  • LIT X000 - Intro to Literature (not offered at FGC) 3 credits

Option 2


One course from:


Humanities Group 2 (3,500 words):

and one course from:


Humanities Group 1 (3,500 words):

A course may satisfy only one area of General Education requirements.


Total General Education Credits Required – 36 semester hours


Electives ‑ 24 semester hours


Complete 24 credit hours of courses designated as AA transferable. Electives are prerequisites, background, or specialization courses required for junior and senior year work. These must be individually determined based upon the student’s transfer goals, transfer institution, etc. It is highly recommended that you contact your academic advisor and Advising Services to get needed information specific to your educational goals. Any General Education credit hours in excess of 36 will be applied as elective credit. Courses designated with an “AATR” in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog are acceptable A.A. elective credits.

GR indicates a Gordon Rule course which has specific writing or math requirements (see Gordon Rule ).

General Education Core Course Requirement


Complete at least one core course from each of the general education subject areas of communication, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences, and social sciences. General Education core course options are identified in Rule 6A-14.0303.

Foreign Language Requirement


Completion of a postsecondary course at the elementary 2 level (meaning the second course in a foreign language sequence) in one foreign language or American Sign Language (ASL) or two credits of the same foreign language in high school, or passing scores on the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) for the elementary 2 level course. A detailed high school transcript showing two earned credits in the same foreign language must be on file in the Office of Enrollment Services. Contact the Office of Enrollment Services to request review of your high school foreign language credit. FGC offers the following foreign language courses:

Computer Competency Requirement


Students in the Associate in Arts degree are required to demonstrate computer competency by passing SLS 1501  with a grade of “C” or higher or satisfactory completion of a college-wide computer competency test.

Associate in Arts A.A. Total 60 Credit Hours


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