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2012-13 Catalog 
2012-13 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Modes

The liberal arts/general education core is an integral part of every degree program. Through a variety of courses, students are exposed to the modes of thought in the arts, the humanities, the social sciences, mathematics, and the natural sciences. These courses help the student to think logically, flexibly and critically. They provide the opportunity to develop skills in written and oral communication, and to gain an awareness and understanding of both the human and natural worlds around us. The liberal arts/general education core helps prepare students for changes in the world of work, and for meeting the challenges of the world outside of work - the world of self, of family, of society and of the physical universe.

Manchester Community College’s General Education core consists of six modes of study.  Students need to complete 21-23 credits of general education to earn a degree.  Programs of study will indicate which courses fulfill the general education modes.  In some cases, the student will be able to choose a course which meets the general education outcomes from the lists provided with each mode.  Students should consult with an academic advisor or program coordinator for advice regarding the general education requirements for a particular program of study.

The General Education Modes are: