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At SWC there are three General Education Plans.

  1. Southwestern College Associate Degree General Education Requirements
  2. California State University General Education Breadth
  3. Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum

Each plan contains categories of courses centering on a general area of study.  For example, areas of study common to all three plans include a mathematics requirement and writing requirement.  Specific General Education Student Learning Outcomes (GESLOs) for each plan are as follows:

Southwestern College Associate Degree General Education Breadth Requirements GESLOs
A. Language and Analytical Thinking: Demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing and creating central arguments and lines of reasoning.
B. Natural Science: Examine issues related to the natural sciences from an evidence-based perspective and use in applied contexts.
C.  Humanities: Evaluate and critique the influence of artistic techniques and expression on culture and society.
D.  Social, Political and Economic Institutional and Behavior, Historical Background: Identify and analyze data, perspectives, trends, concepts or issues pertaining human social function and experience.

California State University General Education Breadth GESLOs
A.  English Language, Communications and Critical Thinking: Demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing and creating central arguments and lines of reasoning.
B.  Scientific Inquiry Quantitative Reasoning: Analyze and apply mathematical concepts and scientific methods to interpret and to evaluate data in order to effectively problem-solve issues in a variety of contexts.
C.  Art and Humanities: Evaluate and critique the influence of artistic techniques and expression on culture and society.
D.  Social Sciences: Identify and analyze data, perspectives, trends, concepts, and issues pertaining to human social function and experience.
E. Lifelong Learning and Self-Development:  TBD

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum GESLOs
Area 1.  English Communication: Demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing and creating central arguments and lines of reasoning.
Area 2.  Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning: Analyze and apply mathematical concepts and scientific methods to interpret and to evaluate data to effectively problem-solve issues in a variety of contexts.
Area 3.  Arts and Humanities: Evaluate and critique the influence of artistic techniques and expression on culture and society.
Area 4.  Social and Behavioral Sciences: Analyze and critique data, perspectives, trends, concepts and issues pertaining to human social function and experience.
Area 5.  Physical and Biological Sciences: Examine and evaluate issues related to the physical and biological sciences from an evidence-based perspective and use in applied contexts.
Area 6.  Languages Other Than English:
Acquire proficiency using the vocabulary, syntax and semantics of a foreign language to effectively speak, read, and write using that language. 

GESLO results are aggregated in eLumen.  GESLO reports are provided through the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.






Last updated: 5/1/2014 8:56:28 AM