CPCC General Education Goals

The General Education Foundation refers to the general education course requirements within all programs of study, which serve to:

  • provide a foundational exposure to disciplines,
  • develop a sense of self, society, global issues and civic engagement, and
  • provide exposure to and attainment of proficiency in CRITICAL CORE skills.
Critical Core Competency General Eucation Foundation Course Offerings Student Learning Outcome
COMMUNICATION
The ability to develop and effectively express in written and oral form ideas that are appropriate to audience and purpose.ENG 111Student collects, organizes, and analyzes subject-relevant information that results in written communication with minimal errors.
COM 110/COM 231Student orally communicates in a clear, organized manner, which demonstrates awareness of audience.
Critical Core Competency General Eucation Foundation Course Offerings Student Learning Outcome
CRITICAL THINKING
The ability to interpret, analyze, synthesize, or evaluate information, issues and ideas and apply creative though tto formulate an opinion, solve a problem or reach a conclusion.ECO 251/ECO 252/POL 120/PSY 150/SOC 210Student selects and uses information appropriately to investigate a point of view or conclusion.
HIS 111/HIS 112/HIS 131/HIS 132Student formulates and articulates a position.
Critical Core Competency General Eucation Foundation Course Offerings Student Learning Outcome
PERSONAL GROWTH AND CULTURAL LITERACY
The ability to understand and manage self, to function effectively in social and professional environments, and to make reasoned judgments based on an understanding of the diversity of the world community.ART 111/ART 114/ART 115/MUS 110/MUS 112Student demonstrates cultural awareness.
PHI 215/PHI 240/HUM 120/HUM 130/REL 110Student demonstrates ethical self-awareness.
Critical Core Competency General Eucation Foundation Course Offerings Student Learning Outcome
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND QUANTITATIVE LITERACY
The ability to locate, understand, evaluate, and synthesize information and data in a technology and data-driven society.MAT 110/MAT 121/MAT 152/MAT 263Student applies quantitative concepts to interpret data.
MAT 143/MAT 171/MAT 271Student applies quantitative concepts to analyze data.