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.
Area 2. Humanities (3 Credits)
Required Courses – There are 3 required credits. Students must take three credit hours from the core offerings.
Area 3. Mathematics (3 Credits)
Required Courses – There are 3 required credits of math, and students should select from the core. 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.
Area 4. Science (3 Credits)
Required Courses - There are 3 required credits of Science, and students should select from the core. 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.
Area 5. Social Science (3 Credits)
Required Courses - There are 3 required credits. Students must take three credits from the core offerings.
|POS 2041||U.S. GOVERNMENT ~||3|
|or POS 2041H|| U.S. GOVERNMENT - HONORS|
|AMH 2020||U.S. HISTORY 1877 TO PRESENT ~||3|
|or AMH 2020H|| UNITED STATES HISTORY 1877 TO PRESENT - HONORS|
|ANT 2000||INTRODUCTORY ANTHROPOLOGY ~||3|
|or ANT 2000H|| SAME AS ANT 2000. IN ADDITION, COURSE CONTENT WILL SATISFY ONE HONORS PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME. HONORS PROGRAM PERMISSION REQUIRED.|
|ECO 2013||PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS-MACRO||3|
|or ECO 2013H|| PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS-MACRO-HONORS|
|PSY 2012||GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY ~||3|
|or PSY 2012H|| GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY - HONORS|
|SYG 2000||INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY||3|
|or SYG 2000H|| INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY- HONORS|