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 Comp I Honors
Freshman Composition II
ENC 1102Freshman Comp II +*~3
or ENC 1102H Freshman Comp 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 Comm - 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 ~
Intro To Humanities ~
Intro to Humanities - Honors
Intro to Lit
MUSIC APPRECIATION +*~ (GR)
Philosophy ~
INTRODUCTION TO THEATER ~
Institutional
Hum Greek/Roman +*~ (GR)
Humanities Greek and Roman Hon
Hum Late Roman And Medieval +*~ (GR)
Late Roman/Med Honors
Hum Renaissance and Baroque +*~ (GR)
Hum Renaissnce and Barque Hon
Hum Enlightnmnt and Romantcsm +*~ (GR)
Hum Enlghtmnt and Romntcsm Hon
Humanities 20th Century +*~ (GR)
Humanities 20th Century Honors
Mythology +*~ (GR)
Mythology Honors
MIDDLE EASTERN HUMANITIES +*~ (GR)
Asian Humanities +*~ (GR)
Latin American Humanities +*~ (GR)
LATIN AMERICAN HUMANITIES - HONORS
AFRICAN - AMERICAN HUMANITIES +*~ (GR)
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)
Calc/Analytic Geometry I Honor
Statistical Methods +*~ (GR)
Statistical Methods - Honors
Institutional
College Trigonometry +*~ (GR)
Precalculus Algebra +*~ (GR)
CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II +*~ (GR)
Calc/Analytic Geometry II-Hnrs
Calc For Busn and Soc Scien +*~ (GR)
Calc for Busin and Soc Sci H

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
Astronomy ~
Astronomy-Honors
Biological Science ~
Lab Applied Biology ~
Biological Science Combined ~
Biological Science - Honors
GENERAL BIOLOGY I *~
GENERAL BIOLOGY I HONORS
Chemistry In Everyday Life ~
GENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS *~
GENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS I -HONORS
Earth Science ~
Intro to Environ Science ~
Intro to Environ Science Hon
Conceptual Physics ~
GEN PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I *~
GEN PHYSICS WITH CALC I-HONORS
COLLEGE PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA *~
Institutional
Botany ~
GENERAL BIOLOGY II *~
General Biology II Honors
Human Biology ~
HUMAN BIOLOGY COMBINED ~
Biology of Human Sexuality ~
Biol of Human Sexuality Honors
INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I *~
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II *~
Intro To General Chemistry *~
Gen Chem Qual Analysis II *~
Gn Chm Qul Analysis II-Honors
Physical Geology ~
Geology of National Parks ~
Intro To Meteorology ~
Intro to Marine Biology ~
Intro To Oceanography ~
Intro to Oceanography-Honors
GEN PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II *~
GEN PHYSICS WITH CALC II HONOR
COLLEGE PHYSICS II WITH ALGEBR *~
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 US Government Honors
AMH 2020U.S. History 1877 to Present ~3
or AMH 2020H US Hist 1877 to Pres Honors
ANT 2000Introductory Anthropology ~3
or ANT 2000H Introductory Anthropology Hon
ECO 2013Principles of Economics-Macro3
or ECO 2013H Prin of Economics-Macro-Honors
PSY 2012General Psychology ~3
or PSY 2012H General Psychology-Honors
SYG 2000Introductory Sociology3
or SYG 2000H Introductory Sociology-Honors
Institutional
ASL 2510DEAF CULTURE +*~ (GR)3
EUH 2000Ancient and Medieval West Civ +*~ (GR)3
EUH 2001Modern Western Civ +*~ (GR)3
INR 2002International Politics +*~ (GR)3
or INR 2002H International Politics Honors
POS 2112STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT +*~ (GR)3
or POS 2112H STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT - HONORS
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 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