Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 College Catalog

General Education Core


A Statement of Purpose

The CF General Education basic core will consist of the following components: communications, humanities, mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences which address student achievement of learning outcomes. In addition, students are expected to complete college advisement/orientations, and to achieve skills in basic computer use. The purpose of the common core is to expose all degree-seeking students to a diversity of disciplines while meeting the institutional learning outcomes to provide for the following:

  1. minimum level of adult literacy
  2. foundation for advanced study
  3. inquiry and scholarship through the improvement of basic and critical thinking skills
  4. increased knowledge and appreciation of human experiences and achievements in the arts and sciences
  5. better understanding of individuals and their cultures, both in the United States of America and abroad.

Requirements


A State Core consists of 15 credit hours of courses from the following disciplines: Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences which address the Institutional Learning Outcomes. All degree recipients of CF must successfully complete the State Core with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Communications


Studies that improve student abilities to exchange information through written or spoken communication. Completion of this course with a grade of “C” or better is linked to earning the Fundamentals of Written Communication digital badge.

Social Sciences


Interdisciplinary study of society and the relationships among people within a society and between societies.

Mathematics


Studies that teach students to represent, interpret and analyze quantitative information symbolically, numerically, verbally and graphically.

Note: 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.

Note(s):


An Institutional Core of 21 credit hours of courses from the following disciplines: Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences which address the Institutional Learning Outcomes. All Associate in Arts degree recipients must complete the Institutional Core with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Gordon Rule coursework requires a passing grade of C or better. Gordon Rule courses are noted with ** throughout the catalog.