General Education Template

The General Education program at Seminole State College of Florida is designed to foster student academic excellence and prepare Seminole State graduates to succeed in the global marketplace.  Seminole State's General Education program is designed to achieve the following Collegewide Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Student Learning Outcome #1
    • Communication:  Read, write, speak and listen effectively.
  • Student Learning Outcome #2
    • Critical Thinking:  Observe, analyze and synthesize information and apply problem-solving skills.
  • Student Learning Outcome #3
    • Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning:  Understand and appropriately apply mathematics and scientific principles and methods.
  • Student Learning Outcome #4
    • Information Literacy:  Find, evaluate, organize and use appropriate information.
  • Student Learning Outcome #5
    • Global Sociocultural Responsibility:  Prepare to participate actively as informed and responsible citizens in social, cultural, global and environmental matters.

Seminole State's General Education program consists of the following academic disciplines:

  • Communication
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

All General Education courses must address at least two of the Collegewide Student Learning Outcomes.  In addition, the following discipline-specific criteria will be used to determine General Education courses:

Criteria for Communication General Education courses

  • Communication General Education courses should focus on fundamental concepts, principles and processes to support student's ability to read, write, speak and listen effectively.
  • Must include ENC1101 English I.
  • English General Education courses must include a writing component to support the State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030 also known as the Gordon Rule. Students must pass English General Education Courses with a grade of "C" or higher.
  • Communication courses must address Collegewide Student Learning Outcome 1: Communication and at least one additional Collegewide Student Learning Outcome. 

Criteria for History General Education courses

  • History General Education courses should focus on developing breadth and depth of historical knowledge. 
  • History General Education courses must include a writing component to support the State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030 also known as the Gordon Rule. 
  • History General Education courses must have ENC 1101 English I as a prerequisite or corequisite. 
  • History General Education courses must be designed to achieve at least two of the Collegewide Student Learning Outcomes.

Criteria for Humanities General Education courses

  • Humanities General Education courses should focus on developing breadth and depth in the humanities disciplines.  Humanities Area A courses are broad in scope.  Humanities Area B courses focus on developing depth of integrated knowledge in a specific Humanities area.
  • Humanities General Education courses must include a writing component to support the State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030 also known as the Gordon Rule. 
  • Humanities General Education courses must have ENC 1101 English I as a prerequisite. 
  • Humanities General Education Courses must be designed to achieve at least two of the Collegewide Student Learning Outcomes.

Criteria for Mathematics General Education courses

  • Mathematics General Education courses focus on understanding and applying mathematical principles and knowledge.
  • Mathematics General Education courses must support the State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030 also known as the Gordon Rule. 
  • Mathematics General Education courses must be designed to achieve Collegewide Student Learning Outcome 3: Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning and at least one additional Collegewide Student Learning Outcome.

Criteria for Science General Education courses:

  • Science General Education courses focus on understanding and appropriately applying scientific principles and methods.
  • Science General Education courses must be designed to achieve Collegewide Student Learning Outcome 3: Scientific and Quantitative Reasoning and at least one additional Collegewide Student Learning Outcome.
  • Science General Education courses must fall into one of three areas:  Biological Science, Earth Science and Physical Science. 

Criteria for Social Sciences General Education courses

  • Social Science General Education courses focus on preparing students to participate actively as informed and responsible citizens in social, cultural, global and environmental matters. 
  • Social Science General Education courses must be designed to achieve Collegewide Student Learning Outcome 5: Global Sociocultural Responsibility and at least one additional Collegewide Student Learning Outcome.
  • Social Science General Education courses must fall into one of six areas: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology.
  • Social Science General Education courses must include a writing component to support the State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030 also known as the Gordon Rule. 
  • Social Science General Education courses must have ENC 1101 English I as a prerequisite or corequisite.

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