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The core  at Georgia Highlands College consists of nine semester hours in essential skills (English and mathematics), four to five hours of institutional options, six hours in humanities and fine arts, 10 to 11 hours in science, mathematics and technology, 12 hours in social sciences and 18 hours of course work related to the program of study.  There are three variations of the core at GHC— one for non-science and non-mathematics majors; one for students choosing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields; and one for health professions.  Each of the three variations of the core is shown below, along with links to the programs of study that fall under that variation.

 

NON-SCIENCE AND NON-MATHEMATICS TRANSFER PROGRAMS OF STUDY  

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS TRANSFER PROGRAMS OF STUDY

HEALTH PROFESSIONS TRANSFER PROGRAMS OF STUDY

 

CORE CURRICULUM AREAS A-E

 

AREA A1:        ESSENTIAL SKILLS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Hours

REQUIRED:

                                    ENGL 1101  English Composition I (3-0-3)

                                    ENGL 1102  English Composition II (3-0-3)

 

AREA A2:        Choose one of the following:

                                    MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning (3-0-3)

                                    MATH 1111 College Algebra (3-0-3)

                                    MATH 1113 Pre-calculus (3-0-3)

                                    MATH 2040 Applied Calculus (3-0-3)

                                    MATH 2261 Calculus I (4-0-4)

 

Science and Mathematics Programs of Study – Area A2:

Health Professions Programs of Study – Area A2

 

AREA B:           INSTITUTIONAL OPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 5 Hours

                       

REQUIRED:

COMM 1110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (1-2-2) or COMM 1100 Human Communications (3-0-3)

 

Choose from the following courses to complete a total of 4 – 5 hours in Area B:

FCCS 1100 Freshman College Computer Studies (2-0-2)

GHHU 2901 Special Topics in Humanities (variable 1-3)

GHMA 2901 Special Topics in Mathematics (variable 1-3)

GHSC 2901 Special Topics in the Sciences (variable 1-3)

GHSS 2901 Special Topics in the Social Sciences (variable 1-3)

IDIS 1100 Social & Cultural Issues (2-0-2)

IDIS 1101 Social & Cultural Issues (3-0-3)

NSCI 1100 Science in Today’s World (2-0-2)

 

                        Students who take five hours in Area B only need 10 hours in Area D.

 

AREA C:           HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 HOURS

 

REQUIRED:

Choose one of the following:

ENGL 2111 World Literature I (3-0-3)

ENGL 2112 World Literature II (3-0-3)

ENGL 2121 British Literature I (3-0-3)

ENGL 2122 British Literature II (3-0-3)

ENGL 2131 American Literature I (3-0-3)

ENGL 2132 American Literature II (3-0-3)

ENGL 2133 African-American Literature Survey (3-0-3)

 

Choose one three-hour course:

ARTS 1111 Art History to the Renaissance (3-0-3)

ARTS 1112 Art History, Renaissance to the Present (3-0-3)

ARTS 1113 Art Appreciation (3-0-3)

ENGL 2010 Humanities in Drama (3-0-3)

ENGL 2111 World Literature I (3-0-3)

ENGL 2112 World Literature II (3-0-3)

ENGL 2121 British Literature I (3-0-3)

ENGL 2122 British Literature II (3-0-3)

ENGL 2131 American Literature I (3-0-3)

ENGL 2132 American Literature II (3-0-3)

ENGL 2133 African-American Literature Survey (3-0-3)

FREN 1002 Elementary French II (3-0-3)

FREN 2001 Intermediate French I (3-0-3)

FREN 2002 Intermediate French II (3-0-3)

HUMS 2011 Studies in Humanities (3-0-3)

MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation (3-0-3)

PHIL 2010 Introduction to Philosophy (3-0-3)

RELI 1116 Introduction to Religion (3-0-3)

SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II (3-0-3)

SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I (3-0-3)

SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II (3-0-3)

THEA 1100 Theatre Appreciation (3-0-3)

 

AREA D: SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS, AND TECHNOLOGY . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 HOURS

  

CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING SCIENCE SEQUENCES:

(1)     ASTR 1010K Astronomy of the Solar System (3-3-4) and

ASTR 1020K  Stellar & Galactic Astronomy (3-3-4)/lab OR

(2)     BIOL  1010K  Introductory Biology (3-3-4) and one of the following to complete the sequence:

BIOL 2151K  Invertebrate Zoology (3-3-4) or

BIOL 2152K  Introduction to Field Studies (3-3-4) or

BIOL 2153K Botany (3-3-4) or

BIOL 2154K General Zoology  (3-3-4) or

BIOL 2190  Principles of Nutrition (3-0-3) OR

(3)     CHEM 1151K (3-3-4) and CHEM 1152K (3-3-4) Survey of Chemistry I and II OR

(4)     GEOL 1121K Physical Geology (3-3-4) and GEOL 1122K Historical Geology (3-3-4) OR

(5)     PHSC 1011K I (3-3-4) AND PHSC 1012K (3-3-4) Physical Science I and II

 

                 CHOOSE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

MATH 1113 Precalculus  (3-0-3)

MATH 2200 Elementary Statistics  (3-0-3)

MATH 2040 Applied Calculus  (3-0-3)

MATH 2261 Calculus 1 (4-0-4)

 

Science and Mathematics Programs of Study – Area D

Health Professions Programs of Study – Area D

 

AREA E:        SOCIAL SCIENCES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 HOURS

 

REQUIRED:

POLS 1101 American Government (3-0-3)

 

CHOOSE ONE REQUIRED WESTERN/WORLD CIVILATION COURSE:

HIST 1111: World Civilization to 1500 (3-0-3)

HIST 1112: World Civilization since 1500 (3-0-3)

HIST 1121: Western Civilization I (3-0-3)

HIST 1122: Western Civilization II (3-0-3)

 

CHOOSE ONE REQUIRED COURSE IN AMERICAN HISTORY:

HIST 2111 American History I (3-0-3)

HIST 2112 American History II (3-0-3)

 

CHOOSE ONE COURSE FROM THOSE LISTED BELOW:                       

GEOG 1101 Introduction to Human Geography (3-0-3)

ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3-0-3)

HIST 1111 World Civilization to 1500 (3-0-3)

HIST 1112 World Civilization since 1500 (3-0-3)

HIST 1121 Western Civilization I (3-0-3)

HIST 1122 Western Civilization II (3-0-3)

HIST 2111 American History I (3-0-3)

HIST 2112 American History II (3-0-3)

HIST 2154 Minorities in United States History (3-0-3)

POLS 2401 Global Issues (3-0-3)

POLS 2501 Domestic Issues (3-0-3)

PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology (3-0-3)

RELI 1116 Introduction to Religion (3-0-3)

SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3-0-3)

SOCI 1160 Introduction to Social Problems (3-0-3)

 

INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE THE CORE

(Required for Graduation in Transfer Programs)

 

REQUIRED:

PHED 1010 Concepts of Fitness and Health (1-2-2)

Additional two credit hours of physical education are also required. 

A student with Learning Support requirements may satisfy the additional two hour physical education requirement with FCST 1010, The College Experience (1-2-2).

 

INSTITUTIONAL OPTIONS OUTSIDE THE CORE:

            FCST 1010 The College Experience (1-2-2)

            FCST 1020 Career Choices & Decision Making (1-2-2)

 

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