A.S. General Education Requirements

The general education program at Valencia is designed to contribute to the student’s educational growth by providing a basic liberal arts education. A student who completes the general education program should have achieved the following outcomes:

Cultural and Historical Understanding: Demonstrate understanding of the diverse traditions of the world, and an individual’s place in it.

Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning: Use processes, procedures, data, or evidence to solve problems and make effective decisions.

Communication Skills: Engage in effective interpersonal, oral and written communication.

Ethical Responsibility: Demonstrate awareness of personal responsibility in one’s civic, social and academic life.

Information Literacy: Locate, evaluate and effectively use information from diverse sources.

Critical Thinking: Effectively analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and apply information and ideas from diverse sources and disciplines.

Area 1. Communications (3 Credits)

Required Course - There are 3 required credits. Students must take three credit hours of  ENC 1101 FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I or ENC 1101H Freshmen Comp I Honors. The Freshman Composition course must be completed with a minimum grade of C to fulfill the Gordon Rule requirement.

Freshman Composition I (Required)
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
or ENC 1101H FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I - HONORS
Freshman Composition II
ENC 1102FRESHMAN COMPOSITION II +*~3
or ENC 1102H FRESHMAN COMPOSITION II - HONORS
Fundamentals of Speech
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
or SPC 1608H FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH - HONORS
SPC 1017INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION ~3
or SPC 1017H INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION HONORS
New Student Experience
SLS 1122NEW STUDENT EXPERIENCE ~3
or SLS 1122H New Student Experience-Honors

Area 2. Humanities (3 Credits)

Required Courses – There are 3 required credits.  Students should take three credit hours from the Core offerings unless otherwise noted in the A.S. degree program. The Institutional offerings must be completed with a minimum grade of C to fulfill the Gordon Rule proficiency (exception MUT 1111; MUL 1010 requires a minimum grade of C to fulfill the Gordon Rule proficiency).

Core
Art Appreciation ~
INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES ~
INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES - HONORS
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
MUSIC APPRECIATION +*~ (GR)
PHILOSOPHY ~
Introduction To Theater ~
Institutional
HUMANITIES - GREEK AND ROMAN +*~ (GR)
HUMANITIES- GREEK AND ROMAN- HONORS
HUMANITIES - LATE ROMAN AND MEDIEVAL +*~ (GR)
HUMANITIES - LATE ROMAN AND MEDIEVAL HONORS
HUMANITIES - RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE +*~ (GR)
HUMANITIES - RENAISSANCE AND BAROQUE - HONORS
HUMANITIES - ENLIGHTENMENT AND ROMANTICISM +*~ (GR)
HUMANITIES - ENLIGHTENMENT AND ROMANTICISM - HONORS
HUMANITIES - TWENTIETH CENTURY +*~ (GR)
HUMANITIES - TWENTIETH CENTURY - HONORS
MYTHOLOGY +*~ (GR)
MYTHOLOGY - HONORS
ASIAN HUMANITIES +*~ (GR)
LATIN AMERICAN HUMANITIES +*~ (GR)
LATIN AMERICAN HUMANITIES - HONORS
World Religions +*~ (GR)
World Religions - Honors
HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE I +*~ (GR)
INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY II +*~ (GR)
INTRODUCTION TO ART HISTORY II - HONORS
MUSIC THEORY I ~
ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING +*~ (GR)

Area 3. Mathematics or Area 4. Science (3 Credits)

Required Courses – There are 3 required credits of either math or science,and students should select from the core, unless otherwise noted in the degree A.S. degree program. Any student who successfully completes a mathematics course for which one of the general education core course options in mathematics is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the mathematics core. 

Core
COLLEGE ALGEBRA +*~ (GR)
COLLEGE ALGEBRA - HONORS
COLLEGE MATHEMATICS +*~ (GR)
MATH FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS +*~ (GR)
CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I +*~ (GR)
CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I - HONORS
STATISTICAL METHODS +*~ (GR)
STATISTICAL METHODS - HONORS
Institutional
COLLEGE TRIGONOMETRY +*~ (GR)
PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA +*~ (GR)
CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II +*~ (GR)
CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II - HONORS
CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE +*~ (GR)
CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE

Any student who successfully completes a natural science course for which one of the general education core course options in natural science is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the natural science core. 

Valencia does not require a science course with a laboratory; however, university majors determine if the student must take one or more laboratory science courses at Valencia. To select the most appropriate science courses for your major or transfer plan, complete an education plan through Atlas.

Core
AST 1002ASTRONOMY ~3
or AST 1002H ASTRONOMY - HONORS
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE ~
LAB IN APPLIED BIOLOGY ~
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE COMBINED ~
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE - HONORS
GENERAL BIOLOGY I *~
GENERAL BIOLOGY - HONORS
CHEMISTRY IN EVERYDAY LIFE ~
CHM 1045CGENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS *~4
or CHM 1045H GENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS I -HONORS
EARTH SCIENCES ~
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ~
INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE HONORS
CONCEPTUAL PHYSICS ~
GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I *~
GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I - HONORS
COLLEGE PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY *~
Institutional
BOTANY ~
GENERAL BIOLOGY II *~
GENERAL BIOLOGY II - HONORS
HUMAN BIOLOGY ~
HUMAN BIOLOGY COMBINED ~
BIOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY ~
BIOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY - HONORS
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I *~
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II *~
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL CHEMISTRY *~
GENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS II *~
GENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS II HONORS
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY ~
GEOLOGY OF NATIONAL PARKS ~
INTRODUCTION TO METEORLOGY ~
INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY ~
INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY ~
INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY-HONORS
GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II *~
GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II HONORS
COLLEGE PHYSICS II WITH ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY *~
MICROBIOLOGY *~

Area 5. Social Science (3 Credits)

Required Courses - There are 3 required credits.  Students should take course from the core offerings unless otherwise noted in the A.S. degree program.

Core
POS 2041U.S. GOVERNMENT. ~3
or POS 2041H U.S. GOVERNMENT - HONORS
AMH 2020U.S. HISTORY 1877 TO PRESENT ~3
or AMH 2020H UNITED STATES HISTORY 1877 TO PRESENT - HONORS
ANT 2000INTRODUCTORY ANTHROPOLOGY ~3
or ANT 2000H INTRODUCTORY ANTHROPOLOGY HON
ECO 2013PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS-MACRO3
or ECO 2013H PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS-MACRO-HONORS
PSY 2012GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY ~3
or PSY 2012H GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - HONORS
SYG 2000INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY.3
or SYG 2000H INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY- HONORS.
Institutional
ASL 2510DEAF CULTURE +*~ (GR)3
EUH 2000ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL WESTERN CIVILIZATION +*~ (GR)3
EUH 2001MODERN WESTERN CIVILIZATION +*~ (GR)3
INR 2002INTERNATIONAL POLITICS +*~ (GR)3
or INR 2002H INTERNATIONAL POLITICS HONORS
POS 2112STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT +*~ (GR)3
+

 This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

*

 This course has a prerequisite; check description in the Valencia catalog.

~

 This is a General Education course.

(GR)

 Denotes a Gordon Rule course