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    Augusta University
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Augusta University Catalog

Core Requirements


General Education Statement

From the origins of intellectual study to the present, general education has been a key to a fulfilling life of self-knowledge, self-reflection, critical awareness, and lifelong learning. General education has traditionally focused on oral and written communication, quantitative reasoning and mathematics, studies in culture and society, scientific reasoning, and aesthetic appreciation. Today, general education also assists student in their understanding of technology, information literacy, diversity, and global awareness. In meeting all of these needs, general education provides college students with their best opportunity to experience the breadth of human knowledge and the ways that knowledge in various disciplines is interrelated.

In the University System of Georgia, general education programs consist of a group of courses known as the Core Curriculum as well as other courses and co-curricular experiences specific to each institution. The attainment of general education learning outcomes prepares responsible, reflective citizens who adapt constructively to change. General education programs impart knowledge, values, skills, and behaviors related to critical thinking and logical problem-solving. General education includes opportunities for interdisciplinary learning and experiences that increase intellectual curiosity, providing the basis for advanced study in the variety of fields offered by today’s colleges and universities.

As an institution of the University System of Georgia, Augusta University’s faculty have carefully designed undergraduate programs which incorporate 60 hours of general education requirements approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. The Core Curriculum provides some flexibility in which courses the student takes based on their individual interests; therefore, substitutions of courses from outside core curriculum or from other areas of the core curriculum are generally not permitted except under extraordinary circumstances.

Please confer with your academic advisor to select the courses best suited for your intended major.

General Education Learning Outcomes

Core Area A1: Communication Outcomes

  • The student will present information in written form using Standard English and appropriately cited sources such that the presentation is appropriate for the goals of the communication.
  • The student will comprehend and interpret written communication.

Core Area A2: Quantitative Outcomes

  • The student will solve problems about collegiate-level quantitative relationships using mathematical tools and techniques.

Core Area B: Institutional Options (Oral Communication)

  • The student will present in oral form a communication appropriate to the audience and goal, making reference to information or analysis that supports the presentation.

Core Area C: Humanities, Fine Arts or Ethics

  • The student will apply cultural knowledge to interpret works of literature, music, or the visual arts.

Core Area D: Natural Sciences

  • The student will use scientific principles and knowledge to explain or predict natural phenomena.

Core Area E: Social Sciences

  • The student will understand the complexity and diversity of human behavior.

Core Curriculum


For all Bachelors Degrees

Note:  Students should consult an academic adviser to help find the best core options for their major.

Area A1 Communication Skills: 6 Hours


English 1101 and 1102: Students must enroll in English 1101 in their first semester at Augusta University unless they have received equivalent credit for the course via transfer or credit for prior learning. Students must continue to register for English 1101 each successive semester until they have completed the course with a grade of C or better. Students who complete ENGL 1101 must enroll in English 1102 no later than the first semester they enroll following completion of ENGL 1101. Students must continue to register for English 1102 each successive semester until they have completed the course with a grade of C or better. Both ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 should be completed within the first 30 hours of a student’s undergraduate degree program.

(A grade of C or better is required in all area A1 ENGL courses.)

Area A2 Quantitative Skills: 3 Hours


MATH 1001, 1111, or 1113: Students must enroll in either MATH 1001, MATH 1111 or MATH 1113, depending on placement examinations, in their first semester at Augusta University unless they have received equivalent credit for the course via transfer or credit for prior learning. Students must continue to register for MATH 1001, MATH 1111, or MATH 1113 each successive semester until they have completed the appropriate course with a successful grade depending on degree requirements. MATH 1001, MATH 1111, MATH 1113 should be completed within the first 30 hours of a student’s undergraduate degree program.

Option I Non-Science Majors:


Option II Science Majors:


(Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics.)

Option III Health Science Majors:


Area C Humanities and Fine Arts: 6 Hours


Area D Science, Mathematics and Technology: 11 Hours


Option I Non-Science Majors:


Option II Science Majors:


Option III Health Science Majors:


*with the exception of the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration which follows Option I.

Area E Social Sciences: 12 Hours


Area F Courses Related to the Major (see specific degree programs): 18 Hours


Total Hours: 60