Northwest Community College

General Studies

Mission | Faculty | Outcomes | Coursework
Mission
The wide range of electives available in the General Studies curriculum permits the student who has not decided on a vocational or academic goal to explore various areas of study under the guidance of an academic advisor. With such advising, a student may create a program of study suitable as a foundation for transfer to a four year college or university, or may concentrate gradually in a particular vocational area, or may select those courses of personal intellectual stimulation. This program’s outcome is especially aligned with the General Education Outcomes for the College. Electives to meet the needs and desires of the student, are planned through counseling. It is strongly recommended that at least one course be taken in the non-liberal arts to explore careers.

Faculty
Assigned according to student’s area of interest.

Outcomes
The General Education component in all programs of study at NCCC, including the General Studies degree program, encompasses the following competency or knowledge-based learning outcomes: 
1. Critical thinking skills.
2. Effective verbal, written, oral and visual communication skills.
3. Familiarity with multiple areas of traditional knowledge supporting intellectual excellence and openness.
4. Integrated studies among disciplines. 5. Commitment to social accountability and responsibility.
6. Awareness of the world at large.
7. Information literacy.
8. Appreciation for lifelong learning.

Coursework
SEMESTER 1
ENG* 101 Composition
- 3 credits
COM* Communication Elective - 3 credits
MAT* Mathematics Elective - 3 credits
Elective ♦ - 3 credits
Elective ♦ - 3 credits
SEMESTER 2
ENG* 102 Literature & Composition
- 3 credits
Behavioral Science Elective - 3 credits
Social Science Elective - 3 credits
Elective ♦ - 3 credits
Elective ♦ - 3 credits
SEMESTER 3
Computer Science Elective
- 3 credits
Natural Science Elective - 3/4 credits
Elective ♦ - 3 credits
Elective ♦ - 3 credits
Elective ♦ - 3 credits
SEMESTER 4
HIS* History Elective
- 3 credits
Humanities and Arts Elective - 3 credits
Elective ♦ 
- 3 credits
Elective ♦ - 3 credits
Elective ♦ - 3 credits
TOTAL CREDITS 60(61) 
No more than 15 credits in one subject area.