Programs And Courses

Core Knowledge Areas/General Education Goals

Many HACC students must register for core knowledge area courses. Below is information on core knowledge area courses.

 

What is the purpose of core knowledge area courses?

Core knowledge area courses provide the foundation for essential knowledge and skills.

 

What are the core knowledge areas?

The core knowledge areas are:

  • Humanities and arts
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Natural and physical science
  • Wellness
  • Written communication
  • Oral communication

 

Are the core knowledge areas the same for all students?

It determines how many credits a student needs to complete of the core knowledge requirements to graduate. Associate in Arts graduates will complete more courses in the Humanities and the Arts rather than in the math or sciences. In contrast, graduates of an Associate in Science degree will have completed more courses in the math or sciences rather than in the Humanities and the Arts.
 

Effective Fall 2019:

  • Arabic 101, 102
  • Art 121, 131, 181, 182
  • Chinese 101
  • English 107, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 207H, 217
  • French 101, 102, 201, 202
  • German 101, 102, 201, 202
  • Spanish 101, 102, 104, 201, 202
  • Humanities 101, 101H, 115, 117, 118, 201, 201H, 202, 202H
  • Music 102, 102H, 104
  • Philosophy 101, 101H, 102, 200, 225, 225H
  • Theatre 101, 110

Effective Fall 2019:

  • Anthropology 101, 201, 205
  • Communication 120, 253, 253H
  • Economics 201, 202
  • Geography 201, 230
  • Geographic Information Systems 141, 141H
  • Government and Politics 201, 202
  • History 101, 101H, 102, 102H, 103, 103H, 104, 107, 201, 202, 214
  • Psychology 101, 213, 221, 229
  • Sociology 201, 201H, 202, 203, 205

Effective Fall 2019:

  • Mathematics 100, 103, 104, 110, 111, 111H, 113, 119, 121, 122, 202

Effective Fall 2019:

  • Astronomy 103, 104
  • Biology 101, 103*, 103H*, 108, 111, 121, 122, 221
  • Biotechnology 101*
  • Chemistry 100, 101, 102, 113, 203
  • Environmental Science 201
  • Geology 101, 101H, 102, 201, 201H
  • Meteorology 101
  • Physical Science 113, 114
  • Physics 105, 201, 202, 211

*Notes courses that do not contain a laboratory component & they are abbreviated as (Sci).

Effective Fall 2019:

  • Health 101
  • Nursing 150
  • Physical Education 109, 119, 130, 131, 132, 135, 137, 138, 139, 141, 142, 143, 165, 166, 169, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 201

Effective Fall 2019:

  • Allied Health 140 (AH 140)
  • Architecture 111 (ARCH 111)
  • Business 101 (BUSI 101)
  • Cardiovascular Technology 100 (CVT 100)
  • Communication 110 (COMM 110)
  • Dental Hygiene 101 (DH 101)
  • Education 110, 111 (EDUC 110, 111)
  • Emergency Medical Services 231 (EMS 231)
  • Engineering 102 (ENGR 102)
  • Foundational Studies 100 (FS 100)
  • Foundational Studies 101 (FS 101)
  • Foundational Studies 102 (FS 102)
  • Foundational Studies 103 (FS 103)
  • Geographic Information Systems 201 (GIS 201)
  • Honors Studies 101H (HONS 101H)
  • Medical Laboratory Technology 100 (MLT 100)
  • Nursing 143 (NURS 143)
  • Paralegal 101 (PLGL 101)
  • Science 100 (SCI 100)


What will I be able to achieve after receiving my general education?

In addition, you will obtain knowledge and skills through our General Education Goals. These are integrated within your associate degree coursework. Through those courses you will achieve:

  • Quantitative literacy - Quantitatively literate students appropriately and correctly use numerical data specific to the task.
  • Communication - Effective student communicators create and express ideas in speaking and writing in a clear, organized manner appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Critical thinking - Critical thinkers problem solve, create and evaluate. Critical thinking encompasses and is assessed through the following general education goals: information literacy, technology literacy, cultural awareness, communication and quantitative literacy.
  • Technology literacy - Technologically literate students effectively use and apply technology appropriate to the task.
  • Information literacy - Information literate students access, evaluate and cite sources to meet information needs.
  • Cultural Awareness - Culturally aware students investigate issues related to global interdependence and reflect upon their impact as global citizens.
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