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General Education 2 Learning Outcomes Defined/Required

Students must complete 14 general education categories.  No course used by an individual student to satisfy the Humanities category may be used to satisfy another subject category except Writing Skills and Oral Skills; no single course may be used to satisfy more than two subject categories. Gen Ed categories met at one SUNY will meet the same Gen Ed categories at SUNY Oneonta.  Note: Where courses/credits are listed, it is possible a requirement may be met via exam.  In such a case, credit is not earned, but the requirement is considered to be met.

Mathematics (M2) Students will show competence in the following quantitative reasoning skills: arithmetic, algebra, geometry, data analysis, and quantitative reasoning. (required: one course; minimum 3sh total or equivalent)

Basic Communication (BC2/WS2/OS2) Students will produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms; demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts; research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details; develop proficiency in oral discourse; and evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria. (required: three courses, one with each attribute; minimum 9sh total or equivalent)

Science (N2/NL2) Students will demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis; and application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences. (required: two courses, different subjects, at least one with a lab; minimum 6sh total or equivalent)

Social Sciences (S2) Students will demonstrate an understanding of the methods scientists use to explore social phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical and interpretive analysis; and knowledge of major concepts, models and issues of at least one discipline in the social sciences. (required: two courses, different subjects, minimum 6sh total or equivalent)

American History (HA2) Students will demonstrate knowledge of a basic narrative of American history: political, economic, social, and cultural, including knowledge of unity and diversity in American society; knowledge of common institutions in American society and how they have affected different groups; and an understanding of America’s evolving relationship with the rest of the world. (required: one courses; minimum 3sh total or equivalent)

Western Civilization (HW2) Students will demonstrate knowledge of the development of the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc., of Western civilization, and relate the development of Western civilization to that of other regions of the world. (required: one courses; minimum 3sh total or equivalent)

Other World Civilizations (HO2) Students will demonstrate knowledge of either a broad outline of world history, or the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, etc., of one non-Western civilization. (required: one courses; minimum 3sh total or equivalent)

Humanities (AH2) Students will demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods of at least one of the humanities in addition to those encompassed by other knowledge areas required by the General Education program. (required: one courses; minimum 3sh total or equivalent)

The Arts (AA2) Students will demonstrate an understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein. (required: one courses; minimum 3sh total or equivalent)

Foreign Language (FL2) Students will demonstrate basic proficiency in the understanding and use of a foreign language and knowledge of the distinctive features of culture(s) associated with the language they are studying. (required: one courses; minimum 3sh total or equivalent)

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