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General Studies Associate Degree program curriculum

Our General Studies Associate Degree program curriculum is highly customizable. Combining core courses with your choice of electives in a wide range of topics, you can tailor your program to fit not only your interests but also your career goals.

Semester 1

OR110 - Achieving Academic Excellence 

Achieve your true potential! This course will help you sharpen existing skills, build on your strengths, and discover the best ways to learn. You will identify your learning styles, learn new behaviors to ensure college success and maximize your learning as you complete your program of study.
Credit Hours: 3

C10 - Introduction to Computers  

Introduction to Computers provides students with foundational skills and knowledge needed for today's technology-based careers. Students learn the components of systems—from the CPU and memory to input devices and peripherals—and how these components interact with an operating system to perform critical tasks. Keeping current with fast-changing computer technologies, this course will discuss the computer technologies today that are allowing the creation of a virtualized mobile workforce. It will explore how computers connect to the Internet, what services can be found online, and what dangers exist in the form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware. The course will also familiarize the student with the basics of today's office productivity applications and help to establish a foundation for working with these different types of applications, including spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation-creation tools.
Credit Hours: 3

EN120 - English Composition I  

This course offers an introduction to basic writing skills that is especially relevant to academic assignments. It focuses on paragraph development and organization in conjunction with a review of basic grammar and mechanics. The course also covers the construction of multi-paragraph essays, the development of writing style and tone, and techniques for critically editing and revising one's work.
Credit Hours: 3

SO245 - Social Impact of Technology  

This course examines the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues. Topics covered include technological progress within society, issues of energy use and creation, positive and negative environmental impacts of technology, the use of technology in war and politics, social responsibility, personal health, and economic development.
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (Math/Computer Science 100-200 Level)  

Semester 2

EN130 - English Composition II  

This course provides an introduction and extensive guidelines for writing multi-paragraph essays in a college environment. In this way, EN130 will help you to better comprehend and assimilate the wide range of written communications that are vital to professional callings in commerce, industry, government, law enforcement, and healthcare—not to mention reports, documents, essays, and books associated with the universe of academic disciplines and the various areas of scientific research. For, as it turns out, the basics of the writing process apply to all forms of academic and professional communications.
Prerequisite for C02
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (Science 100-200 Level)   General Education Elective (Behavioral/Social Science 100-200 Level)   Electives (100-200 Level)   Electives (100-200 Level)  

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Program Description

The Associate of Arts in General Studies program is designed to provide students with a well- rounded education by combining a core set of general education courses with courses from several career-related disciplines. The program lays the foundation for a broad base of knowledge with general education courses in a variety of subject areas. In addition, students can select courses from various disciplines such as business management, criminal justice, healthcare management, marketing, and psychology to customize the program to meet their professional and personal goals.

Program Objectives

After completing the General Studies Associate Degree program, students will be able to:

  1. Display the skills of time management, critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, written comprehension, communication, and research.
  2. Apply behavioral principles to fact situations, and reason to sound conclusions based on theory and practicality of solution.
  3. Identify and apply the fundamental principles of public speaking,speechcriticism, audience analysis, and effective delivery techniques.
  4. Express knowledge pertaining to a customized program of discovery that spans multiple disciplines.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the broad implications of technological innovationon social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues.
  6. Demonstrate the basic writing skills that are especially relevant to academic assignments.
  7. Demonstrate a foundation of computer and information systems knowledge, technical skills, and a basic understanding of computer applications.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with English composition, including the ability to use appropriate style, grammar, and mechanics in writing assignments.
  9. Demonstrate basic mathematical skill by describing mathematical reasoning and logic as the basis for data analysis, and by applying the major concepts of college-level algebra.
  10. Be prepared to enter Ashworth College’s bachelor’s degree programs without any additional academic preparation.

Prepare for possibilities

The Associate Degree in General Studies program can help you develop the knowledge and confidence you need to reach for your career goals. By integrating job search prep into your studies, Ashworth College gives you a hand along the way. Take a closer look at how we help you get there by visiting the Career Services page.

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