2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 11, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

General Studies, AA


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Program Description:

The Associate of Arts in General Studies is a two-year program that includes 38 credits of general education courses in communication, mathematics, global traditions, arts/humanities, social science, and natural science (Wright State Core) that “provide you with the breadth of skills, knowledge, and understanding expected of university graduates.” The remaining 22 credits are courses that (ideally) can be applied towards a baccalaureate degree. These courses are typically more specialized and allow you to explore a particular area of interest in some depth. 
 
The Associate of Arts in General Studies is a flexible and practical program that can result in a standalone degree or an intermediate credential en route to a Bachelor's degree.
 
Program Learning Objectives
Students pursuing an Associate of Arts in General studies will learn to:
• Communicate effectively through various means.
• Develop information literacy
• Develop foundational knowledge in a specific discipline or area of interest.
 
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates with an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies can:
• Communicate effectively through various means.
• Demonstrate information literacy.
• Demonstrate foundational knowledge in a specific discipline or area of interest.
 

Program Requirements:


I. Wright State Core: 38 Hours


Element 1: Communication: 6 Hours


Element 2: Mathematics: 3 Hours


Element 3: Global Traditions: 6 Hours


Element 4: Arts/Humanities: 3 Hours


Element 5: Social Sciences: 6 Hours


Element 6: Natural Sciences: 8 Hours


Additional Core Courses: 6 Hours


Multicultural Competence (MC)


Two Multicultural Competence (MC) Core courses are required from the courses above.

Writing Across the Curriculum (IW)


Two Integrated Writing (IW) Core courses are required from the courses above.

II. Degree Requirements: 22 Hours


Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies should take intermediate language courses 2010 and 2020 prior to matriculation.

Students should choose courses related to their desired bachelor degree.  

Total: 60 Hours


Graduation Planning Strategy


The Graduation Planning Strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a particular time frame. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs, or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.

 

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