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Associate of Arts

East Georgia State College, in cooperation with other institutions of the University System of Georgia (USG) has adopted a core curriculum to allow the transfer of credit from one USG institution to another without penalty to the student. The Core Curriculum is subdivided into five areas: A – E as outlined below.

Areas A, B, C, D, and E totaling 42 credit hours are composed of general education courses. Students successfully completing an Area A – E course at one USG institution will receive full credit, even if the area has not been completed, as long as the course is within the area hour limitations of either the sending or the receiving institution and the student does not change from a non-science to a science major.

Program Curriculum

Area A1 Communication Skills
6 hours
*ENGL 1101 Composition 3
*ENGL 1102 Composition II 3
Area A2 Quantitative Skills
3 hours*

(Choose one)*

MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills & Reasoning 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus 3

*NOTE: Pre-Calculus or higher is required for transfer pathway in architecture, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering technology, forestry, geography (B.S.), geology, mathematics, pharmacy, physical therapy and physics. Minimum passing grade is ā€˜Cā€™ or higher

Area B Institutional Options
4 hours

(Choose one)

COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3
COMM 1010 Intercultural Communication 3


CRIT 1101Introduction to Critical Thinking 1
Area C Humanities/Fine Arts
6 hours

(Choose one)

ENGL 2111/2112 World Literature I, II 3 each

(Choose one)

ART 1100 Introduction to Art 3
ART 2030/2031 Art History I/II 3 each
ENGL 2111/2112 World Literature I, II 3 each
ENGL 2120 British Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
FILM 1100 Introduction to Film 3
FREN 1002 Elementary French II 3
FREN 2001/2002 Intermediate French I, II 3 each
MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation 3
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPAN 2001/2002 Intermediate Spanish I, II 3 each
THEA 1100 Theatre Appreciation 3
Area D Science, Mathematics and Technology
11-12 hours

(Choose two)

BIOL 1103/1104 Introductory Biology I, II 4 each
BIOL 1107/1108 Principles of Biology I, II 4 each
*CHEM 1211/1212 Principles of Chemistry I, II 4 each
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology 4
ISCI 1101 Integrated Science 4
*PHYS 2211 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 4
*PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, Optics 4

*NOTE: (1) Science and Non-Science Majors may fulfill Area D, at East Georgia State College, by taking two four hour lab science courses, a sequence is not required, and three hours of mathematics. (2) Allied Health Professional Majors, including Nursing, are required to complete a sequence of two four hour lab science courses in either Chemistry or Physics. (3) Students cannot satisfy Area D with combinations of BIOL 1103 and 1107 or BIOL 1104 and 1108.

(Choose one)

MATH 1113 Pre-calculus 3
MATH 1121 Introduction to Statistics 3
CSCI 1301 Programming Principles I 4
*MATH 1540/2012/2013Calculus I, II, III 4 each

NOTE: CSCI and each Calculus course is 4 hours, 1 hour of which can be included in the transfer pathway (if applicable). MATH 1540 is required in Area D for transfer pathway in the Math Science.

Area E Social Science
12 hours
POLS 1101 American Government 3

(Choose one)

HIST 2111 U.S. History to 1865 3
HIST 2112 U.S. History since 1865 3

(Choose two)

ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST 1111/1112 Western Civilization to/since 1648 3 each
HIST 2111/2112 U.S. History to/since 1865 3 each
HIST 2200 Black History 3
HIST 2300 History of Science 3
POLS 2301 Comparative Politics 3
POLS 2401 Global Issues 3
PSYC 1101 General Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area F Transfer Pathway
18 hours

*NOTE: Refer to your selected Transfer Pathway, following this section, for specific course requirements used to satisfy Area F.

Additional Institutional Requirements*
5 hours

*NOTE: These hours are not a part of the Core Curriculum, but are required to satisfy requirements for the Associate of Arts degree at East Georgia State College. Most institutions will have similar additional requirements and these courses are typically transferable

EGAC 1100 Student Success 1
HLTH 2051 Health 2

(Choose two)*

HLTH 2181 First Aid 1
PHED (course number) Please reference the 'Course Descriptions' 1 each
section for complete listing of all activity courses
1 each

* Students may choose to take 2 physical activity courses or they may choose to take 1 physical activity course and the First Aid course HLTH 2181.

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