General Education Information

General Education Vision Statement

In order to lay a broad foundation for students’ education and develop the skills necessary for participation in a free and democratic society, the KCKCC General Education program endeavors to enhance students’ understanding of language and communication, to improve the quality of their reading and writing, to develop analytical and critical thinking skills, to deepen their awareness of our national and global heritage and interconnections, and foster lifelong learning.

Read the General Education Learning Outcomes.

General Education Core Requirements

General education core requirements vary based on the degree the student is seeking.   Please see the degree plan for the desired degree to determine the required general education coursework.  Minimum requirements are as follows: 

  • Associate in Science: 32 hours of general education coursework
  • Associate in Arts: 33 hours of general education coursework
  • Associate in General Studies: 27 hours of general education coursework
  • Associate in Applied Science: 15 hours of general education coursework

Students are sometimes given an opportunity to select a class of interest.  In this case, students must make their selection from the list of General Education core courses below.  If the student has a question about a course that is not listed here, the student should contact an advisor or program coordinator/director in the major area of interest to determine if the course will satisfy the requirement. 

KCKCC general education requirements are considered fulfilled after submission and posting of relevant credits from an official transcript indicating the completion of an Associate in Arts degree, Associate in Science degree, Baccalaureate degree or above from a regionally accredited college or university. Specialized programs may require enrollment in and completion general education courses to fulfill accreditation requirements.  The student should contact an advisor or program coordinator/director in the major area of interest to determine what courses may be required for degree completion.

General Education Core Courses

Basic Skills for Communication

ENGL 0101 Composition I 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR Public Speaking 3
SPCH 0201 Interpersonal Communication 3
*ENGL 0206 Technical Writing may be substituted for ENGL 0102 under certain AAS degrees

Mathematics

MATH 0105* College Algebra with Review 5
MATH 0106 College Algebra 3
MATH 0108 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 5
MATH 0115 Statistics 3
MATH 0120 Calculus I (Non-Engineering) 3
MATH 0122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5
*MATH 0104 Intermediate Algebra – 3 may meet the requirements for certain AAS degrees

Humanities

Art

ARTS 0101 Art Appreciation 3
ARTS 0102 Art History I 3
ARTS 0103 Art History II 3

Literature

ENGL 0104 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 0105 Early World Literature 3
ENGL 0106 Modern World Literature 3
ENGL 0107 Children’s Literature 3
ENGL 0108 Introduction to Poetry 3
ENGL 0109 Introduction to Fiction 3
ENGL 0133 Women in Literature 3
ENGL 0210 Early American Literature 3
ENGL 0211 Modern American Literature 3
ENGL 0212 Drama as Literature: Early to Modern 3
ENGL 0214 Afro-American Literature 3
ENGL 0217 Early English Literature 3
ENGL 0218 Modern English Literature 3

History

HIST 0103 Modern Asia 3
HIST 0104 United States to 1877 3
HIST 0105 United States Since 1877 3
HIST 0106 Black History 3
HIST 0107 Modern Europe 3
HIST 0108 Religion in America 3
HIST 0109 The Bible as History 3
HIST 0115 World Civilization I 3
HIST 0116 World Civilization II 3
HIST 0204 Western Civilization I 3
HIST 0205 Western Civilization II 3
HIST 0211 Contemporary Issues 3

Foreign Language

LANG 0101 French I 5
LANG 0121 German I 5
LANG 0141 Spanish I 5

Music

MUSC 0101 Music Appreciation 3

Philosophy

HUMN 0101 Arts and Culture of the Early World 3
HUMN 0102 Arts and Culture of the Modern World 3
HUMN 0150 Introduction to Women’s Studies 3
HUMN 0151 Men and Masculinities 3
HUMN 0152 Women in Religion 3
HUMN 0207 Comparative World Religions 3
JOUR 0175 Introduction to Mass Communications 3
PHIL 0103 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 0105 Logic 3
PHIL 0206 Ethics 3

Theatre

THTR 0101 Theater Appreciation 3

Natural/Physical Sciences

Biology

BIOL 0116 General Pharmacology 3
BIOL 0119 Life and The Environment with Lab 5
BIOL 0121 General Biology 5
BIOL 0125 Human Biology 4
BIOL 0131 Environmental Science 3
BIOL 0132 Environmental Science Lab 2
BIOL 0135 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 4
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory 4
BIOL 0143 Human Anatomy and Physiology 5
BIOL 0145 Nutrition 3
BIOL/NASC 0250 Climatology 4

Chemistry

CHEM 0101 Introduction to Forensic Science and Laboratory 5
CHEM 0109 General Chemistry 5
CHEM 0111 College Chemistry I and Lab 5

Physical Science

NASC 0103 General Physical Science 5
NASC 0107 Introduction to Astronomy 3
NASC 0108 Introduction to Astronomy Lab 1
NASC 0130 Introductory Physics 3
NASC 0131 Introductory Physics Laboratory 1
NASC 0175 Introduction to Meteorology and Lab 4
NASC 0186 Physical Geology and Lab 4
NASC 0231 General Physics I & Lab 5
NASC 0245 Engineering Physics I 5
NASC/BIOL 0250 Climatology 4

Social and Behavioral Science Courses

Anthropology

ANTH 0100 General Anthropology 3
ANTH 0105 Archaeology 3
ANTH 0106 Native American Indians 3

Economics

ECON 0201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 0202 Principles of Microeconomics 3

Geography

GEOG 0101 Introduction to Cultural Geography 3

Political Science

POSC 0101 Introduction to Political Science 3
POSC 0102 International Relations/Foreign Policy 3
POSC 0111 American Government 3
POSC 0112 State and Local Government 3

Psychology

PSYC 0101 Psychology 3
PSYC 0112 Psychology of Personal Adjustment 3
PSYC 0115 The Grieving Process 3
PSYC 0202 Child Development 3
PSYC 0203 Human Development 3
PSYC 0204 Personality 3
PSYC 0214 Social Psychology 3

Sociology

SOSC 0107 Sociology 3
SOSC 0108 Sociology of the Family 3
SOSC 0109 Diversity Studies 3
SOSC 0134 Criminology 3
SOSC 0207 Urban Sociology 3
SOSC 0209 Social Problems 3
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