Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2016-2017

Palm Beach State College
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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR DEGREES

General Education is a grouping of courses selected from five different areas to ensure that students receive a well-balanced and rich education. Each degree offered by Palm Beach State College requires General Education courses. The B.A.S., B.S.N. and the A.A. degrees require 36 hours of General Education. A.S. degrees typically require 15 to 18 hours of General Education, but some degrees may have more General Education courses to meet program learning outcome requirements. The student should locate the desired degree program in the catalog or on the College’s website at www.palmbeachstate.edu/AreasofStudy. The appropriate General Education courses are listed within the course listing for the program.

General Education Philosophy

The General Education program at Palm Beach State College prepares students for lifelong intellectual pursuits and responsible participation in a complex global society through a core curriculum that encourages examination of diverse values and perspectives and offers students a depth and breadth of learning that transcends the content of any one specific discipline.

General Education Learning Outcomes

  • Communications: Demonstrate effective communication skills for a variety of audiences.
  • Humanities: Demonstrate an awareness of and an ability to effectively analyze creative works.
  • Mathematics: Demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems.
  • Natural Sciences: Demonstrate comprehension of fundamental concepts, principles or processes about the natural world.
  • Social Sciences: Understand and apply sociological, cultural, political, psychological, historical and economic principles to a global environment.

Florida Statute 1007.25 specifies that General Education courses come from five core areas: communications, humanities, mathematics, natural science and social science. In accordance with the state articulation agreement (Florida Administrative Code 6A- 10.024), each college and/or university shall honor the completion of the General Education program if such completion is noted on the student’s transcript. The State of Florida requires all public colleges and universities to include a specified amount of writing and mathematics in their curriculum to ensure students have achieved substantial competency in these areas as specified in Florida Administrative Code 6A-10.30. The courses that satisfy this requirement are marked with GR in the listing on this page.

General Education Courses at Palm Beach State College

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher to apply to any B.A.S., B.S.N., A.A., or A.S. degree program. Each degree offered by the College has its own General Education requirements. Presented below are the General Education course requirements for the B.A.S., B.S.N. and the A.A. degree. Please consult with the FloridaShines.org website or a Palm Beach State academic advisor to determine which general education courses will fulfill the common prerequisite courses needed for your major in the state university system.

A.S. students should refer to their specific program of study to determine which general education courses from the list below are required for their program.

AREA I - COMMUNICATIONS    9 CREDITS

TIER 1 - Select one of the following courses:

  • ENC 1101    College Composition 1 (GR) (3)

TIER 2 - Select one of the following courses:

  • ENC 1102    College Composition 2 (GR) (3)
  • ENC 1141    Writing About Literature (GR) (3)

TIER 3 - Students must take the following course:

  • SPC 1017    Fundamentals of Speech Communication (GR) (3)

Approved Transfer Composition or Speech*
*(Verify course credit with an advisor)

AREA II  - HUMANITIES    6 CREDITS

TIER 1 – Select one of the following courses:

  • ARH 1000    Art Appreciation     (GR) (3)
  • MUL 1010    Music Appreciation    (GR) (3)
  • PHI 1010    Introduction to Philosophy    (GR) (3)
  • THE 1000    Theatre Appreciation     (GR) (3)
  • LIT 1000    Introduction to Literature    (GR) (3)

TIER 2 - If LIT 1000 is not selected in Tier 1, either an AML, ENL or LIT course must be selected in Tier 2
              If LIT 1000 is selected in Tier 1, then any other course other than AML, ENL or LIT must be selected from
        
     either Tier 1 or Tier 2

  • AML 2010    American Literature to 1865    (GR) (3)
  • AML 2020    American Literature after 1865    (GR) (3)
  • AML 2600    African American Literature    (GR) (3)
  • AML 2631    Hispanic American Literature    (GR) (3)
  • AML 2660    Jewish American Literature    (GR) (3)
  • ARH 2050    Art History: Ancient to Renaissance    (GR) (3)
  • ARH 2051    Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary    (GR) (3)
  • ENL 2012    English Literature before 1800    (GR) (3)
  • ENL 2022    English Literature after 1800    (GR) (3)
  • FIL 2000    Film Appreciation    (GR) (3)
  • LIT 2050    Survey of Literary Humor    (GR) (3)
  • LIT 2370    The Bible as Literature    (GR) (3)
  • LIT 2090    Contemporary Literature    (GR) (3)
  • LIT 2110    World Literature before the Renaissance    (GR) (3)
  • LIT 2120    World Literature after the Renaissance    (GR) (3)
  • LIT 2190    Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Literature    (GR) (3)
  • LIT 2380    Women in Literature    (GR) (3)
  • MUH 2018    History and Appreciation of Jazz    (GR) (3)
  • MUT 1001    Fundamentals of Music    (GR) (3)

Approved Transfer Humanities or Literature*
*(Verify course credit with an advisor)

AREA III - MATHEMATICS    6 CREDITS

TIER 1 - Select one of the following courses:

  • MAC 1105    College Algebra    (GR) (3)
  • MAC 2311    Calculus with Analytic Geometry 1    (GR) (4)
  • MGF 1106    Liberal Arts Mathematics    (GR) (3)
  • MGF 1107    Finite Mathematics    (GR) (3)
  • STA 2023    Statistics    (GR) (3)

TIER 2 - Select one of the following courses OR select another course from Tier 1:

  • MAC 1114    Trigonometry    (GR) (3)
  • MAC 1140    Precalculus    (GR) (3)
  • MAC 1147    Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry    (GR) (5)
  • MAC 2233    Survey of Calculus (for Business Majors)    (GR) (3)
  • MAC 2312    Calculus with Analytic Geometry 2    (GR) (4)
  • MAC 2313    Calculus with Analytic Geometry 3    (GR) (4)
  • MAP 2302    Differential Equations    (GR) (3)
  • MAS 2103    Linear Algebra    (GR) (3)

Approved Transfer Mathematics*
*(Verify course credit with an advisor)

AREA IV - NATURAL SCIENCES    9 CREDITS

TIER 1 - Select one of the following courses:

  • AST 1002    Descriptive Astronomy    (3)
                        (Lab AST 1002L optional)    (1)
  • BSC 1005    Concepts of Biology (Non-Science Major)    (3)
                        (Lab BSC 1005L optional)    (1)
  • BSC 1010 and BSC 1010L    Principles of Biology 1 and Lab    (4)
  • BSC 2085 and BSC 2085L    Anatomy and Physiology 1 and Lab    (4)
  • CHM 1045 and CHM 1045L    General Chemistry 1 and Lab    (4)
  • ESC 1000    Earth Science    (3)
  • EVR 1001    Introduction to Environmental Science     (3)
  • PHY 2048 and PHY 2048L    General Physics with Calculus 1 and Lab    (5)
  • PHY 2053    General Physics 1    (4)


TIER 2 - Select one of the following courses OR select another course from Tier 1:

  • AST 1003    Planetary Astronomy    (3)
  • AST 1004    Stellar and Galactic Astronomy    (3)
  • BOT 1010 and BOT 1010L    General Botany and Lab    (4)
  • BSC 1011 and BSC 1011L    Principles of Biology 2 and Lab    (4)
  • BSC 2086 and BSC 2086L    Anatomy and Physiology 2 and Lab    (4)
  • BSC 2421 and BSC 2421L    Introduction to Biotechnology and Lab    (5)
  • CHM 1025    Introductory Chemistry    (3)
  • CHM 1032    Principles of Chemistry    (3) (Lab CHM 1032L optional)     (1)
  • CHM 1046 and CHM 1046L    General Chemistry 2 and Lab     (4)
  • GLY 1000    Descriptive Geology    (3)
  • HUN 1201    Elements of Nutrition    (3)
  • MCB 2010 and MCB 2010L    Microbiology and Lab    (4)
  • OCE 1001    Introduction to Oceanography    (3) (Lab OCE 1001L Optional)    (1)
  • PHY 1001    Applied Physics    (3)
  • PHY 2049 and PHY 2049L    General Physics with Calculus 2 and Lab    (5)
  • PHY 2054    General Physics 2    (4)
  • PSC 1341    Physical Science for Today’s World    (3)


TIER 3 - Select one of the following courses:

  • HSC 1101    Contemporary Issues in Health    (GR) (3)
  • HSC 2100    Health Concepts and Strategies    (GR) (3)

       OR

  • Select ANY OTHER 3-5 credit general education course from among the five categories of general education

Approved Transfer Science*
*(Verify course credit with an advisor)

AREA V - SOCIAL SCIENCE    6 CREDITS

TIER 1 - Select one of the following courses:

  • AMH 2020    US History from 1865 to Present    (GR) (3)
  • ANT 2000    Anthropology    (GR) (3)
  • ECO 2013    Principles of Macroeconomics    (GR) (3)
  • POS 1041    Introduction to American Government    (GR) (3)
  • PSY 2012    General Psychology    (GR) (3)
  • SYG 2000    Introduction to Sociology    (GR) (3)


TIER 2 – If you selected AMH or POS in Tier 1, select SYG, PSY, ANT, ECO or GEA in Tier 1 or Tier 2
             If you selected ANT, ECO, PSY or SYG in Tier 1, select AMH or POS in Tier 1 or Tier 2

  • AMH 2010    US History to 1865    (GR) (3)
  • GEA 1000    Principles of Geography & Conservation    (GR) (3)
  • SYG 1230    American Minorities Today    (GR) (3)
  • SYG 2010    American Social Problems    (GR) (3)
  • POS 1001    Introduction to Political Science    (GR) (3)
  • POS 2112    American State and Local Government    (GR) (3)

Approved Transfer Social Science*
*(Verify course credit with an advisor)