General Education

 

General Education Purpose

General education's purpose is to help students develop habits of mind that lead to thoughtful and productive global citizenship. The College includes general education requirements in each degree intended to prepare students to transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree; general education is divided into foundational requirements (writing, oral communication, mathematics, and health/wellness/fitness) and discipline studies (cultural literacy, arts and letters, social sciences, and science/math/computer science). All courses in these categories have been approved as meeting the statewide general education student learning outcomes at the time of approval.

 

STATEWIDE GENERAL EDUCATION STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Upon successful completion of general education courses, students will be able to:

Writing and Information Literacy

  1. Read actively, think critically, and write purposefully and capably for academic and, in some cases, professional audiences;
  2. Recognize and articulate the need for information, and then locate, evaluate, and ethically utilize that information to communicate effectively; and
  3. Demonstrate appropriate reasoning in response to complex issues.

Mathematics

  1. Use appropriate mathematics to solve problems; and
  2. Recognize which mathematical concepts are applicable to a scenario, apply appropriate mathematics and technology in its analysis, and then accurately interpret, validate, and communicate the results.

Oral Communication

  1. Engage in ethical communication processes that accomplish goals;
  2. Respond to the needs of diverse audiences and contexts; and
  3. Build and manage relationships.

Health

  1. Explain the relationship between human behavior and health.

Arts & Letters

  1. Interpret and engage in the arts & letters, making use of the creative process to enrich the quality of life; and
  2. Critically analyze values and ethics within a range of human experience and expression to engage more fully in local and global issues.

Social Science

  1. Apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior; and
  2. Apply knowledge and experience to foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social world in which we live.

Science / Mathematics

  1. Gather, comprehend, and communicate scientific and technical information in order to explore ideas, models and solutions and generate further questions;
  2. Apply scientific and technical modes of inquiry, individually, and collaboratively, to critically evaluate existing or alternative explanations, solve problems, and make evidence-based decisions in an ethical manner; and
  3. Assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific studies and critically examine the influence of scientific and technical knowledge on human society and the environment.

Cultural Literacy

  1. Identify and analyze complex practices, values, and beliefs and the culturally and historically defined meanings of difference.

Institutional Requirements

Students seeking Associate degrees will complete a total of 90 credits of college-level coursework; 18 credits of General Education courses are required, with 72 credits of general electives.

  • College-level courses are numbered 100 or higher. Courses numbered 001-099 are considered developmental.
  • To graduate, students must complete at least 24 credits at Clatsop Community College.
  • Specific courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or better. A maximum of 24 credits of "P" (Pass) may be used toward a degree.
  • A student's cumulative GPA must be at least 2.0 at the time when their degree is awarded.

Elective Limitations

Complete any college courses numbered 100 or higher that would bring total credits to 90 quarter-hours.
The following limitations apply:

  • Maximum 18 credits Cooperative Work Experience.
  • Maximum 6 credits Physical Education (PE). Cannot repeat the same PE185 course for additional credit toward a two-year degree.
  • A maximum of 12 credits in Individual Music Lessons (MUP) will apply to a two-year degree with courses numbered MUP 171-192 and 271-292. A total of 18 credits of MUP courses are allowed.
    • 12 credits on a primary instrument can be taken.
    • 6 credits on a secondary instrument can be taken.
    • Students may combine primary and secondary instrument MUP courses totaling 12 credits.

Foundational Requirements

Writing

WR121English Composition

4

WR122Advanced Composition

4

WR227Technical Writing

4

Oral Communication

COM111Fundamentals of Public Speaking

4

COM112Persuasion

4

COM115Intercultural Communication

4

COM218Interpersonal Communication

4

COM219Small Group Discussion

4

Mathematics

MTH105Math in Society

4

MTH111College Algebra

4

MTH112Elementary Functions - Trigonometry

4

MTH116Pre-Calculus

4

MTH211Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I

4

MTH212Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II

4

MTH213Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III

4

MTH243Introduction to Probability and Statistcs I

4

MTH244Introduction to Probability and Statistcs II

4

MTH251Calculus I

5

MTH252Calculus II

4

MTH253Calculus III

4

Health/Wellness/Fitness

HPE295Health and Fitness for Life

3

PE185AADance Fitness - Beginning

1

PE185ABDance Fitness - Intermediate

1

PE185BABasketball - Beginning

1

PE185BBBasketball - Intermediate

1

PE185CACross Training Fitness - Beginning

1

PE185CBCross Training Fitness - Intermediate

1

PE185HAHatha Yoga - Beginning

1

PE185HBHatha Yoga - Intermediate

1

PE185PAPersonal Fitness - Beginning

1

PE185PBPersonal Fitness - Intermediate

1

PE185RAWalking or Running for Fitness - Beginning

1

PE185RBWalking or Running for Fitness - Intermediate

1

PE185TARacquet Sports - Beginning

1

PE185TBRacquet Sports - Intermediate

1

PE185VAVolleyball - Beginning

1

PE185VBVolleyball - Intermediate

1

PE185WAWeight Training - Beginning

1

PE185WBWeight Training - Intermediate

1

Discipline Requirements

Arts and Letters

ARCH215History of Pacific Northwest Architecture

3

ARCH216Northwest Architects

3

ART115Basic Design I

3

ART116Basic Design II

3

ART117Basic Design III

3

ART131Fundamentals of Drawing

3

ART132Life Drawing

3

ART133Expressive Drawing

3

ART161Intro to Photography I

3

ART162Intro to Photography II

3

ART163Intro to Photography III

3

ART204History of Western Art I

3

ART205History of Western Art II

3

ART206History of Western Art III

3

ART225Graphic Design I

3

ART226Graphic Design II

3

ASL201American Sign Language - Conversational Skills

3

COM111Fundamentals of Public Speaking

4

COM112Persuasion

4

COM115Intercultural Communication

4

COM130Business and Professional Speaking

3

COM218Interpersonal Communication

4

COM219Small Group Discussion

4

ENG104Introduction to Literature - Fiction

3

ENG106Introduction to Literature - Poetry

3

ENG110Introduction to Film Studies

4

ENG201Introduction to Shakespeare

4

ENG204English Literature - Medieval

4

ENG205English Literature - Renaissance

4

ENG206English Literature - Victorian and Modern

4

ENG220Multi-Cultural American Literature

4

ENG221Introduction to Children's Literature

4

ENG253Survey of American Literature: Pre-Civil War

4

ENG254Survey of American Literature: Post-Civil War

4

ENG263Autism in Literature

4

ENG265Gothic Literature

4

ENG271World Literature: Ancient World

4

ENG272World Literature: Medieval-Renaissance

4

ENG273World Literature Africa Asia South America

4

FR201Second Year French

4

FR202Second Year French

4

FR203Second Year French

4

HUM101Introduction to Humanities I

4

HUM102Introduction to Humanities III

4

HUM103Introduction to Humanities III

4

MUS105Music Appreciation

3

MUS206Introduction to the History of Rock Music

3

PHL101Philosophical Problems

3

PHL102Ethics

3

PHL103Critical Reasoning

3

R201Great Religions of the World I

3

R202Great Religions of the World II

3

R203Great Religions of the World III

3

SPAN201Second Year Spanish I

4

SPAN202Second Year Spanish II

4

SPAN203Second Year Spanish III

4

WR240Creative Writing - Nonfiction

3

WR241Creative Writing - Fiction

3

WR242Creative Writing - Poetry

3

WR249Writing Children's Books

4

WR270Literary Publishing

4

WR271Advanced Literary Publications

4

Social Science

ANTH101Introduction to Biological Anthropology

4

ANTH102Introduction to Archaeology

4

ANTH103Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

4

EC201Principles of Economics I

4

EC202Principles of Economics II

4

HST101History of Western Civilization I

3

HST102History of Western Civilization II

3

HST103History of Western Civilization III

3

HST104World History I: Ancient and Early Middle Ages

4

HST105World History II: Late Middle and Early Modern Ages'

4

HST106World History III: The Modern and Contemporary World

4

HST201History of The United States I

3

HST202History of The United States II

3

HST203History of the United States III

3

HST218Native American History

3

HST245Lewis & Clark Course of Discovery

3

HST277History of the Oregon Trail

3

PHL208Political Philosophy

3

PS201American Government I

3

PS202American Government II

3

PS203State and Local Government

3

PS205International Politics

3

PSY101Psychology of Human Relations

3

PSY190Stress Theory and Management

3

PSY201General Psychology I

3

PSY202General Psychology II

3

PSY203General Psychology III

3

PSY215Introduction to Developmental Psychology

3

PSY216Social Psychology

3

PSY219Introduction to Abnormal Psychology

3

SOC204Introduction to Sociology

4

SOC205Social Issues

4

SOC225Global Issues

4

WGS111Gender and Beauty Ideals

4

WGS201Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

4

WGS210Cultural Perspective of Women of Color

4

WGS230Women and Social Action

4

Science/Mathematics

ANTH217Shipwreck Archaeology

4

BI101General Biology - Emphasis on Ecology

4

BI102General Biology - Emphasis on Biological Diversity

4

BI103General Biology - Emphasis on Behavior

4

BI143Marine Biology

4

BI211Principles of Biology I

5

BI212Principles of Biology II

5

BI213Principles of Biology III

5

BI222Human Genetics

3

BI231Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BI232Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BI233Human Anatomy and Physiology III

4

BI234Introduction to Microbiology

4

BOT101Botany

4

CH104Introductory Chemistry

4

CH105Introductory Chemistry II

4

CH221General Chemistry I

5

CH222General Chemistry II

5

CH223General Chemistry III

5

ES160Techniques in Environmental Information Analysis

4

ES202Applied Environmental Studies: Prepartation for Problem Solving

4

GS104Physical Science - Physics

4

GS105Physical Science - Chemistry

4

GS106Physical Science - Geology

4

GS108Physical Science - Oceanography

4

GS109Physical Science - Meteorology

4

GS112Chemistry & Cell Biology

5

GS120Physical Science - Atmospheric

4

GS161Field Biology of Oregon

3

MTH105Math in Society

4

MTH111College Algebra

4

MTH112Elementary Functions - Trigonometry

4

MTH116Pre-Calculus

4

MTH211Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I

4

MTH212Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II

4

MTH213Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III

4

MTH243Introduction to Probability and Statistcs I

4

MTH244Introduction to Probability and Statistcs II

4

MTH251Calculus I

5

MTH252Calculus II

4

MTH253Calculus III

4

PH201General Physics I

5

PH202General Physics II

5

PH203General Physics III

5

PH211General Physics with Calculus I

5

PH212General Physics with Calculus II

5

PH213General Physics with Calculus III

5

Science with Labs

BI101General Biology - Emphasis on Ecology

4

BI102General Biology - Emphasis on Biological Diversity

4

BI103General Biology - Emphasis on Behavior

4

BI143Marine Biology

4

BI211Principles of Biology I

5

BI212Principles of Biology II

5

BI213Principles of Biology III

5

BI231Human Anatomy and Physiology I

4

BI232Human Anatomy and Physiology II

4

BI233Human Anatomy and Physiology III

4

BI234Introduction to Microbiology

4

BOT101Botany

4

CH104Introductory Chemistry

4

CH105Introductory Chemistry II

4

CH221General Chemistry I

5

CH222General Chemistry II

5

CH223General Chemistry III

5

ES160Techniques in Environmental Information Analysis

4

ES202Applied Environmental Studies: Prepartation for Problem Solving

4

GS104Physical Science - Physics

4

GS105Physical Science - Chemistry

4

GS106Physical Science - Geology

4

GS108Physical Science - Oceanography

4

GS109Physical Science - Meteorology

4

GS112Chemistry & Cell Biology

5

GS120Physical Science - Atmospheric

4

PH201General Physics I

5

PH202General Physics II

5

PH203General Physics III

5

PH211General Physics with Calculus I

5

PH212General Physics with Calculus II

5

PH213General Physics with Calculus III

5

Cultural Literacy

ANTH102Introduction to Archaeology

4

ANTH103Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

4

ANTH217Shipwreck Archaeology

4

COM111Fundamentals of Public Speaking

4

COM112Persuasion

4

COM115Intercultural Communication

4

COM219Small Group Discussion

4

ENG201Introduction to Shakespeare

4

ENG204English Literature - Medieval

4

ENG205English Literature - Renaissance

4

ENG206English Literature - Victorian and Modern

4

ENG220Multi-Cultural American Literature

4

ENG221Introduction to Children's Literature

4

ENG253Survey of American Literature: Pre-Civil War

4

ENG254Survey of American Literature: Post-Civil War

4

ENG263Autism in Literature

4

ENG265Gothic Literature

4

ENG271World Literature: Ancient World

4

ENG272World Literature: Medieval-Renaissance

4

ENG273World Literature Africa Asia South America

4

FR201Second Year French

4

FR202Second Year French

4

FR203Second Year French

4

HST101History of Western Civilization I

3

HST102History of Western Civilization II

3

HST103History of Western Civilization III

3

HST104World History I: Ancient and Early Middle Ages

4

HST105World History II: Late Middle and Early Modern Ages'

4

HST106World History III: The Modern and Contemporary World

4

HST201History of The United States I

3

HST202History of The United States II

3

HST203History of the United States III

3

HUM101Introduction to Humanities I

4

HUM102Introduction to Humanities III

4

HUM103Introduction to Humanities III

4

MUS206Introduction to the History of Rock Music

3

PHL208Political Philosophy

3

SOC204Introduction to Sociology

4

SOC205Social Issues

4

SOC225Global Issues

4

SPAN201Second Year Spanish I

4

SPAN202Second Year Spanish II

4

SPAN203Second Year Spanish III

4

WGS111Gender and Beauty Ideals

4

WGS201Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

4

WGS210Cultural Perspective of Women of Color

4

WGS230Women and Social Action

4

Human Relations

BA206Management Fundamentals

3

BA285Human Relations in Business

3

BLD207Project Management

3

COM115Intercultural Communication

4

COM219Small Group Discussion

4

MAS207Leadership and Managerial Skills

4

PSY101Psychology of Human Relations

3

PSY190Stress Theory and Management

3