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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the Associate of Arts in General Education degree will be able to:

Effective Communication

  • Analyze/evaluate information.
  • Communicate ideas clearly and effectively in written format.
  • Communicate ideas clearly and effectively in verbal format.

Information Literacy

  • Retrieve information through printed or electronic sources.
  • Analyze information through the use of appropriate technologies.

Ethics and Values

  • Demonstrate characteristics of a strong work ethic/accountability (soft skills/plagiarism issues).
  • Evaluate ethical dilemmas.

Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

  • Apply mathematical reasoning to quantitative information.
  • Solve problems verbally, graphically, symbolically, or numerically.
  • Distinguish between cause and effect.

Natural Sciences/Intellectual Inquiry

  • Design an experiment to test a scientific hypothesis and interpret the results.
  • Identify the unifying principles of science.
  • Apply scientific concepts in real-world decision-making.

Human Cultures

  • Identify and describe past and current forms of inquiry into changing human cultures across time and place.
  • Evaluate current cultural and societal activities in light of their historical roots.
  • Discuss the origins and processes of political, social, and/or economic institutions in the context of the global community.

Human Society

  • Explain how social, cultural, and political institutions influence individuals or groups.
  • Articulate attitudes, beliefs, and values from multiple perspectives in a civil manner.
  • Evaluate the evolution of issues related to social justice.

Teamwork – Collaboration

  • Demonstrate teamwork fundamentals through participation and mutual accountability.
  • Evaluate and communicate strengths and weaknesses of their teamwork.

Creative Expression

  • Explain at least one major form of artistic expression and the creative process.
  • Perceive that interpretation of works of art may be influenced by the social and cultural environment and change through time.
  • Engage in a creative process through application and/or expression.

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UACCM is authorized to award an Associate of Arts in General Education degree. The AA in General Education degree provides a foundation to prepare students for a bachelor’s degree program. Your advisor can help you select courses for focus areas in art, history, psychology, secondary education, etc. Only the listing of Associate of Arts in General Education will appear on the transcript and diploma.

Transfer Agreements

Hints

  • Students required to take remedial courses must follow the UACCM Student Success Plan.
  • Take classes when offered as some classes are only offered certain semesters.
  • Plan electives early to ensure completion of courses within the desired time frame.
  • General education electives should be chosen with the transfer degree and college in mind. Visit with your advisor about where you are transferring and what your field of interest or major will be. This will help your advisor guide you in the correct course selections.

After UACCM

The Associate of Arts in General Education is the most versatile transfer degree.