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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The Learning Environment

Lake Erie College recognizes that education occurs in a wide range of settings. The institution is supportive of a variety of teaching and learning styles. The College's size allows for personal attention to the educational experience and the institution views itself as a community of learners where interaction of disciplines is encouraged. It seeks to provide students with an environment which promotes the development of personal values, individual responsibility for action and a recognition that learning continues throughout life.

The Educational Process

The College's course of study is built upon basic proficiencies in written expression, speech, mathematical computation, computer applications and familiarity with a second language. These basic proficiency courses may be waived through the placement process.

Courses designated to fulfill the basic proficiencies are listed below:

Basic Proficiencies: (20 Semester Hours)
Goal: To enhance the basic academic skills necessary for success in college and beyond. To facilitate this goal, it is expected that all students will enroll in both the required English and mathematics courses during their first year of attendance and complete all basic proficiency requirements early in their educational career.

EN 101 Principles of Composition and Research (4 SH)
CI 101 Computers and Information Processing (2 SH)
CM 105 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (2 SH)
FR/GR/IT/SP/LA 101 and 102: Beginning Language I and II (4, 4 SH)
MT 106 Geometry and Statistics for Education (3 SH) *For Early Childhood Education and Intervention Specialist Majors Only
MT 107 Applied College Algebra (4 SH) OR MT 109 Pre-Calculus I (4 SH)

Beyond these proficiencies, the curriculum is focused on the acquisition of that information and those abilities and experiences which enable students to be successful in college and lead to a liberal arts education. The College seeks to equip students with the abilities necessary for careers, the flexibility to face change and the habits and values conducive to lifelong learning. Many of the courses in the general education core are interdisciplinary. Others may employ interdisciplinary components within the process of teaching, learning and research. Students are encouraged to think how each general education choice relates to other courses within the core curriculum and in their major. The core requirements are designed to meet a series of specific educational goals; these goals and the courses designated to fulfill them are listed below:

Core Requirements: (24 Semester Hours)
Goal: The ability to exercise skills in critical thinking through an interdisciplinary approach to the liberal arts. (4 SH)
One of the following:
HU 120 Travels Through Time and Space (4 SH)
HU 125 Critical Thinking through Controversy (4 SH)

Goal: The ability to carry out careful analysis of sophisticated texts. (4 SH) One of the following:
EN 140 Principles of Critical Analysis (4 SH)
PO 201 Introduction to Political Ideologies (4 SH)
PR 111 Issues in Western Culture (4 SH)
PR 101 Introduction to Philosophy (4 SH)

Goal: An awareness of the foundations of cultures and values, both of their own and those of other societies. (4 SH)
One of the following: FR/GR/IT/SP 201 Intermediate Language (4 SH)
FR/GR/IT/SP 220 Conversation (4 SH)
HI 122 World History III: 1815 to Present (4 SH)
IS 200 Peoples and Cultures in Contrast (4 SH)
IS 300, 301 Intercultural Relationships (2, 2 SH)
PR 238 World Religions (4 SH)
Note: The requirement for this goal may also be fulfilled by an approved overseas experience or study abroad tour of four semester credits.

Goal: Experiences with aesthetic forms both in theory and practice. (4 SH)
One of the following:
AT 104 Experiencing the Visual Arts (4 SH)
DN 104 Dance in its Time (4 SH)
FA 101 Arts and Their Interrelations (4 SH)
MU 104 Introduction to the Art of Music (4 SH)
TH 104 Introduction to Theater (4 SH)

Goal: Experiences with the principles and applications of scientific inquiry. (4-5 SH)
One of the following:
BI 100 Concepts of Biology (4SH)
BI 101/BI 101L Introductory Biology I (3, 1 SH)
BI 104 Introduction to Environmental Science (4 SH)
CH 100 Chemistry in Context (4 SH)
CH 103/CH 103L General Chemistry (3, 2 SH)
PC 106/PC 106L Physical Science (3, 1 SH)
PC 201/PC 201L General Physics I (3, 1 SH)

Goal: An understanding of the techniques and strategies appropriate to analysis within the behavioral or social sciences. (4 SH)
One of the following:
EC 200 Principles of Economics (4 SH)
PO 101 Introduction to Political Science (4 SH)
PS 101 General Psychology (4 SH)
SO 111 Introduction to Sociology (4 SH)
SO 112 Contemporary Social Issues (4 SH)


 
   
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