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    Manchester Community College
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

General Education Core Checklist



General Education Mode 1 Courses


Arts Learning Outcomes


By studying the arts, students will:

  1. Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills by engaging in the creative process that is unique to music, theater and the visual arts.
  2. Communicate and cultivate contextual understanding of the arts’ relationship to society, history and culture.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate one’s understanding and knowledge with clarity and persuasively—orally, visually and/or in writing.

Students must earn a minimum of three credits from the following list in order to meet the general education requirement for associate degree programs.


General Education Mode 2 Courses


Students must take ENG* 101  and earn three credits to meet the English Composition general education requirement for associate degree programs.

English Composition Learning Outcomes


ENG* 101 : Composition introduces students to the kinds of reading and writing that they will encounter in the academic world. The main thrust of this course is to enable students to write effective essays that sustain a clear focus and that effectively integrate material from outside readings.

By studying English composition, students will:

  1. Recognize that a successful essay contains a main idea, supporting information (both anecdotal and factual), a logical pattern of development, and the effective attribution of material from outside sources.
  2. Write non-narrative essays that have a clear focus and adequate support drawn from a group of thematically-linked readings.
  3. Arrange the supporting details in a clear, logical pattern.
  4. Formulate sentences in an essay that demonstrate variety in length and emphasis.
  5. Obey the standard conventions of grammar and sentence structure.


General Education Mode 3 Courses


Humanities Learning Outcomes


The humanities are an expression of what humankind over the centuries has felt, thought and created in the search for answers to questions about personal identity, origin and the meaning of life. The humanities prepare students for a lifetime of inquiry, thereby enriching their own life experience now and in the future.

By studying the humanities, students will:

  1. Engage effectively in creative or interpretive skills and processes.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to discover larger patterns or relationships, discriminate among multiple views, and make connections to other times and peoples, their works, beliefs and cultures.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to communicate one’s understanding and knowledge with clarity and persuasiveness—orally, visually and/or in writing.

Students must earn a minimum of three credits from the following list in order to meet the general education requirement for associate degree programs.


General Education Mode 4 Courses


Mathematics Learning Outcomes


Mathematics is a continuously evolving discipline that offers students an increased potential for understanding the world. Issues in diverse areas including medicine, business, science and the arts raise questions that require individuals to have a fundamental knowledge of mathematics. Mathematics enables the individual to make connections, use appropriate technology, formulate mathematical models to analyze real data, and to read and interpret quantitative information in order to make meaningful and appropriate decisions. In an ever-changing and increasingly global community, the mathematically-literate citizen will possess the problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills that will enable him/her to grow and meet its demands.

By studying mathematics, students will:

  1. Analyze and solve problems numerically, graphically and symbolically.
  2. Use mathematical tools and technology, including calculators and computers, to create mathematical models of real-world situations.

Students must earn a minimum of three credits from the following list of courses in order to meet the general education requirement for associate degree programs.


General Education Mode 5 Courses


Natural & Physical Sciences Learning Outcomes


Natural and physical sciences include the study of all living and non-living matter and energy encountered upon and within the earth, planets and stars. Studying the natural and physical sciences improves students’ understanding of biological, chemical and physical principles, and the methods of scientific inquiry. As a basis for life-long learning, students should understand the vocabulary of science and realize that while a set of principles has been developed through the work of previous scientists, ongoing scientific inquiry and new knowledge will bring changes in the ways scientists view the world.

By studying the natural and physical sciences, students will:

  1. Formulate approaches to problem solving that are based on the scientific method.
  2. Apply scientific principles in demonstrating their understanding of natural phenomena.

Students must earn a minimum of three credits from the following list of courses in order to meet the general education requirement for associate degree programs.


General Education Mode 6 Courses


Social Sciences Learning Outcomes


The social sciences are those academic disciplines that deal with aspects of human society. Although different in their approaches, paradigms and perspectives, the social sciences share a concern for the study of human individuals and their thoughts, emotions and behavior. Adhering to the principles of the scientific method, they seek to describe, analyze and interpret individual and collective behavior.

By studying the social sciences, students will:

  1. Demonstrate an awareness of diversity.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of individual and group behavior in various settings.
  3. Examine the impact of social structure in individual and collective behavior.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of world events.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of research.

Students must earn a minimum of three credits from the following list of courses in order to meet the general education requirement for associate degree programs.