The courses in the chart below meet the college's general education requirements for the Associate of Applied Science degree. General education studies at St. Charles Community College guide students into a deeper understanding of themselves and of their responsibilities as citizens and provide the knowledge and skills on which to build a richer appreciation of their world. Some career programs will dictate which general education courses to take.
NOTE: Some academic programs may require a specific course within a discipline. Please see the Degrees and Certificates section for details.
|COMMUNICATION||To develop students' effective use of the English language and quantitative and other symbolic systems essential to their success in school and in the world. Students should be able to read and listen critically and to write and speak with thoughtfulness, clarity, coherence, and persuasiveness.||9||ENG 101
ENG 102, 115 or 125
|SOCIAL SCIENCE||To develop students' understanding of themselves and the world around them through study of content and the processes used by historians and social and behavioral scientists to discover, describe, explain, and predict human behavior and social systems. Students must understand the diversities and complexities of the cultural and social world, past and present, and come to an informed sense of self and others.||3||
HIS 101, 102, 115, 202,203,270
POL 101, 102
|MATHEMATICS||To develop students' understanding of fundamental mathematical concepts and their applications. Students should develop a level of quantitative literacy that would enable them to make decisions and solve problems and which could serve as a basis for continued learning.||3||MAT 105 or higher|
|HUMANITIES||To develop students' understanding of the ways in which humans have addressed their condition through imaginative work in the humanities and arts; to deepen their understanding of how that imaginative process is informed and limited by social, cultural, linguistic, and historical circumstances; and to appreciate the world of the creative imagination as a form of knowledge.||3||Any ART
BUS 105 or CPT 105
DAN 196, 197, 198, 199
Any Foreign Language
|NATURAL SCIENCE||To develop students' understanding of the principles and laboratory procedures of life and physical sciences and to cultivate their abilities to apply the empirical methods of scientific inquiry. Students should understand how scientific discovery changes theoretical views of the world, informs our imaginations, and shapes human history. Students should also understand that science is shaped by historical and social contexts.||3||Any BIO
CPT/BAS 103, CPT 115, or EDU 125,220