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Arizona General Education Curriculum-Science Certificate

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AGEC-S is a minimum 35-credit lower-division General Education curriculum block that fulfills the lower-division General Education requirements of majors with more stringent mathematics and mathematics-based science requirements at all three Arizona State Universities (e.g. Biology or Chemistry).

Program Outcomes

Thinking Skills: Using a variety of inquiry methods, resources, and reasoning skills that support and promote lifelong learning.

  1.             Formulate vital questions and problems in a clear and precise manner
  2.             Systematically and comprehensively explore artifacts, data, events, issues or arguments
  3.             Identify own and others’ assumptions and biases to determine validity of sources
  4.             Apply valid principles and models to develop a logical, consistent plan
  5.             Draw well-reasoned conclusions from analysis and evaluation of material

Communication Skills: Conveying of ideas using one or more methods of expression (written, oral, signed).

  1.             Demonstrate awareness of context, audience, purpose, and the assigned task(s)
  2.             Demonstrate consistent use of conventions particular to a specific discipline and/or writing task(s), including organization, presentation, and stylistic choices
  3.             Demonstrate effective listening skills
  4.             Use appropriate, relevant, and compelling content to explore ideas within the context of the discipline
  5.             Access information using appropriate search strategies, relevant technology, and information sources

Diversity and Global Awareness: An understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures, values, beliefs, and historical perspectives.

  1.             Recognize the complexity of elements important to members of other cultures in relation to their history, values, politics, communication styles, economy, or beliefs and practices
  2.             Describe the relationships between the collective past and present lived experiences of marginalized groups and human systems
  3.             Analyze the interactions between individuals, human systems (global, social, cultural, socio-economic, ethical), and the natural world

Ethical and Civil Values: A better understanding of oneself and others in order to clarify individual and societal responsibilities, needs, and values.

  1.             Recognize ethical issues and grasp the complexities or interrelationships among the issues
  2.             Explore the ethical perspectives of others and themselves
  3.             Engage in the contribution of self and others in creating and maintaining a community (personal responsibility, respect, service, teamwork, and entrepreneurship)

Certificate Requirements

All AGEC coursework must be selected from the approved AGEC list.

Mathematics (3-5)

Arts and Humanities (6)

Two courses from different disciplines.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6)

Two courses from different disciplines.

General Education Options

Any AGEC coursework above calculus and/or 0-6 science from the following content areas to complete 35 credit hours: Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Geography, Physics, or Zoology.

Special Requirements

Must be met within AGEC requirements by a minimum of two courses.

Total Certificate Credit Hours: 35

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