SECTION TWO

ASSOCIATE DEGREE CURRICULUM

Associate majors lead to the following degrees: Associate in Arts, Associate in Engineering Technology, or Associate in Science. (SR:9/13/88)

Procedures for preparing proposals to add, change, or drop associate degree majors, options, and minors, are the same as those for baccalaureate programs (see Section One, Item I. Baccalaureate Degree Curriculum).

In the Bulletin listing for associate degree majors, the offering unit must indicate a minimum of 9 credits that require a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

 

A. United States Cultures (US) and International Cultures (IL) Course Requirement

 

On April 27, 2004, the University Faculty Senate adopted legislation that replaced the Intercultural and International Competence Requirement. Associate degree students enrolling Summer Session 2005 and thereafter must complete a 3-credit course designated as United States Cultures (US), designated as International Cultures (IL), or designated as both United States Cultures and International Cultures (US;IL). For additional information on United States Cultures and International Cultures courses refer to Section 1, Item G--United States Cultures and International Cultures Requirements.

B. General Education

On April 28, 1987, the University Faculty Senate established a General Education program for associate degree students to become effective Summer Session 1988. On April 26, 1994, the legislation was modified eliminating references to the Breadth and Depth categories. This action became effective Summer Session 1994. In addition, the University Faculty Senate, at its meeting on December 2, 1997, mandated an integration of key competencies and emphasis on active learning (writing, speaking, quantitative skills, information and computer literacy, problem solving and critical thinking, team-work, and intercultural and international competence), as appropriate, in all General Education courses. For additional information on General Education refer to Section 1, Item F--General Education Component.

The Associate Degree General Education Program consists of 21 credits:

Skills (6 credits)

WRITING/SPEAKING (3 credits) Courses designated with the suffix GWS satisfy this component.

QUANTIFICATION (3 credits) Courses designated with the suffix GQ satisfy this component.

Knowledge Domains (12 credits)

NATURAL SCIENCES (3 credits) Courses designated with the suffix GN satisfy this component.

ARTS (3 credits) Courses designated with the suffix GA satisfy this component. HUMANITIES (3 credits) Courses designated with the suffix GH satisfy this component.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (3 credits) Courses designated with the suffix GS satisfy this component.

Additional 3 credits in any General Education area.

 

C. Writing Across The Curriculum

On April 18, 1989, the University Faculty Senate established a Writing Across the Curriculum graduation requirement. Effective Summer Session 1992, all students entering the University as associate degree candidates must complete at least 3 credits of writing intensive (W) courses offered within General Education or the major.

Refer to Section One, Item H "Writing Across the Curriculum," of the Guide for additional information on the writing requirement.

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