Mission Statement

The Associate of Arts degree in General Studies is offered to students whose educational needs are best served by a broader based curriculum. The General Education component provides the first 42-45 credit hours of the program; the remaining credit hours are to be selected from groups of electives organized so that a student will explore several disciplines in the Humanities and the Social Sciences. 

Learning Outcomes

The successful student will:

  • Communicate effectively
  • Think critically
  • Develop a global perspective
  • Develop an understanding of cultural diversity
  • Develop a social scientific understanding of human behavior
  • Develop an appreciation of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in expressing and analyzing human values and life from multiple perspectives.

Degree Requirements

Associate of Arts – General Studies (9027)
DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
HIS 13103 (TM) World Civilization I3
HIS 13203 (TM) World Civilization II3
Total General Education hours42-45

A. Communication or Humanities courses selected from the following (no more than 2 courses in any one discipline):

DescriptionCredits
Art:
ART 15404 Western Art History I4
ART 25404 Western Art History II4
Communication:
COM 22103 Small Group Communication3
COM 22204 Argumentation and Debate3
COM 25103 Mass Communication3
English: 
Select one of the following three courses:
ENG 24803 Comparative World Literature
ENG 25103 American Literature to the Civil War
ENG 25203 American Literature since the Civil War
3
Select one of the following two courses:
ENG 26103 British Literature to the Romantic Era
ENG 26203 British Literature since the Romantic Era
3
Fine and Performing Arts: 
FPA 10503 (TM) Fine Arts3
Journalism: 
JRN 22103 News Writing for Media Publications3
JRN 22302 Graphics2
Music: 
MUS 10403 (TM) Music Appreciation3
MUS 10703 Fundamentals of Music3
Philosophy: 
PHR 21103 (TM) Philosophical Inquiry3
PHR 21203 Ethics3
PHR 24103 Logic and Critical Thinking3
Spanish:
SPA 11103 Elementary Spanish I3
SPA 11203 Elementary Spanish II3
Total Communication or Humanities hours9-10

B. Social and Behavioral Science courses selected from the following (no more than 2 courses in any one discipline)

DescriptionCredits
Anthropology: 
ATH 12103 (TM) (TAG) Anthropology3
ATH 22103 Native American Anthropology3
ATH 23103 World Archaeology and Prehistory3
Economics:
ECO 11403 Introduction to Microeconomics3
ECO 12403 Introduction to Macroeconomics3
History: 
HIS 12103 American History I3
HIS 12203 (TM) American History II3
HIS 22403 The Westward Movement3
HIS 22503 History of Ohio3
Political Science: 
POL 11103 (TM) American National Government3
POL 12103 American State Government3
Psychology: 
PSY 11103 (TM) General Psychology3
PSY 21103 Human Growth and Development3
PSY 34203 Physiological Psychology3
Sociology: 
SOC 24103 Minority Groups3
SOC 25103 Social Problems3
SOC 25403 Marriage and the Family3
SOC 27102 Death and Dying2
SOC 27203 Introduction to Aging3
Geography: 
SSC 25103 Principles of Geography3
Total Social and Behavioral Science hours9-10
Total hours needed to graduate64

Special Note: On the recommendation of the faculty advisor and with the approval of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, students with special educational objectives may substitute a maximum of twelve (12) hours from disciples which do not appear in Sections A and B above.