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General Education Courses at Palm Beach State College

Florida Statute 1007.25 specifies that General Education courses come from five core areas: communications, humanities, mathematics, natural science and social science. In accordance with the state articulation agreement (Florida Administrative Code 6A- 10.024), each college and/or university shall honor the completion of the General Education program if such completion is noted on the student’s transcript. The State of Florida requires all public colleges and universities to include a specified amount of writing and computation in their curriculum to ensure students have achieved substantial competency in these areas as specified in Florida Administrative Rule, Gordon Rule, 6A-10.30. Courses that satisfy Gordon Rule are indicated in each general education area.

 

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher to apply to any B.A.S., B.S.N., A.A., or A.S. degree program. Each degree offered by the College has its own General Education requirements. Presented below are the General Education course requirements for the B.A.S., B.S.N. and the A.A. degree. Please consult with the FloridaShines.org website or a Palm Beach State academic advisor to determine which general education courses will fulfill the common prerequisite courses needed for your major in the state university system.

A.S. students should refer to their specific program of study to determine which general education courses from the list below are required for their program.

General Education Courses by Area

Florida Statute 1007.25 specifies that General Education courses come from five core areas: communications, humanities, mathematics, natural science and social science. In accordance with the state articulation agreement (Florida Administrative Code 6A- 10.024), each college and/or university shall honor the completion of the General Education program if such completion is noted on the student’s transcript. The State of Florida requires all public colleges and universities to include a specified amount of writing and computation in their curriculum to ensure students have achieved substantial competency in these areas as specified in Florida Administrative Rule, Gordon Rule, 6A-10.30. Courses that satisfy Gordon Rule are indicated in each general education area.

 

General Education courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher to apply to any B.A.S., B.S.N., A.A., or A.S. degree program. Each degree offered by the College has its own General Education requirements. Presented below are the General Education course requirements for the B.A.S., B.S.N. and the A.A. degree. Please consult with the FloridaShines.org website or a Palm Beach State academic advisor to determine which general education courses will fulfill the common prerequisite courses needed for your major in the state university system.

A.S. students should refer to their specific program of study to determine which general education courses from the list below are required for their program.

Area I - Communications (9 Credits)

TIER 1 - Select one of the following courses:

ENC1101College Composition 1 (AA)

3 Credits

Note: The course listed in TIER 1 meets the Gordon Rule requirement.

TIER 2 - Select one of the following courses:

ENC1102College Composition 2 (AA)

3 Credits

ENC1141Writing About Literature (AA)

3 Credits

Note: All courses listed in TIER 2 meet the Gordon Rule requirement.

TIER 3 - Students must take the following course:

SPC1017Fundamentals of Speech Communication (AA)

3 Credits

Note: The course listed in TIER 3 meets the Gordon Rule requirement.

Approved Transfer Composition or Speech: Verify course credit with an advisor

Area II - Humanities (6 Credits)

TIER 1 – Select one of the following courses:

ARH1000Art Appreciation (AA)

3 Credits

MUL1010Music Appreciation (AA)

3 Credits

PHI1010Introduction to Philosophy (AA)

3 Credits

THE1000Theatre Appreciation (AA)

3 Credits

LIT1000Introduction to Literature (AA)

3 Credits

Note: All courses listed in TIER 1 meet the Gordon Rule requirement.

TIER 2

If LIT 1000 is not selected in Tier 1, either an AML, ENL or LIT course must be selected in Tier 2

If LIT 1000 is selected in Tier 1, then any other course other than AML, ENL or LIT must be selected from either Tier 1 or Tier 2

AML2010American Literature to 1865 (AA)

3 Credits

AML2020American Literature after 1865 (AA)

3 Credits

AML2600African American Literature (AA)

3 Credits

AML2631Hispanic American Literature (AA)

3 Credits

AML2660Jewish American Literature (AA)

3 Credits

ARH2050Art History: Ancient to Renaissance (AA)

3 Credits

ARH2051Art History: Renaissance to Contemporary (AA)

3 Credits

ENL2012English Literature Before 1800 (AA)

3 Credits

ENL2022English Literature after 1800 (AA)

3 Credits

FIL2000Film Appreciation (AA)

3 Credits

LIT2050Survey of Literary Humor (AA)

3 Credits

LIT2370The Bible As Literature (AA)

3 Credits

LIT2090Contemporary Literature (AA)

3 Credits

LIT2110World Literature Before the Renaissance (AA)

3 Credits

LIT2120World Literature after the Renaissance (AA)

3 Credits

LIT2190Introduction to Afro-Caribbean Literature (AA)

3 Credits

LIT2380Women In Literature (AA)

3 Credits

MUH2018History and Appreciation of Jazz (AA)

3 Credits

MUT1001Fundamentals of Music (AA)

3 Credits

Note: All courses listed in TIER 2 meet the Gordon Rule requirement.

Approved Transfer Humanities or Literature: Verify course credit with an advisor

Area III - Mathematics (6 Credits)

TIER 1 - Select one of the following courses:

MAC1105College Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

MAC2311Calculus With Analytic Geometry 1 (AA)

4 Credits

MGF1106Liberal Arts Mathematics (AA)

3 Credits

MGF1107Finite Mathematics (AA)

3 Credits

STA2023Statistics (AA)

3 Credits

Note: All courses listed in TIER 1 meet the Gordon Rule requirement.

TIER 2 - Select one of the following courses OR select another course from Tier 1:

MAC1114Trigonometry (AA)

3 Credits

MAC1140Precalculus (AA)

3 Credits

MAC1147Precalculus Algebra and Trigonometry (AA)

5 Credits

MAC2233Survey of Calculus (AA)

3 Credits

MAC2312Calculus With Analytic Geometry 2 (AA)

4 Credits

MAC2313Calculus With Analytic Geometry 3 (AA)

4 Credits

MAP2302Differential Equations (AA)

3 Credits

MAS2103Linear Algebra (AA)

3 Credits

Note: All courses listed in TIER 2 meet the Gordon Rule requirement.

MAC2233 (for Business Majors)

Approved Transfer Mathematics: Verify course credit with an advisor

Area IV - Natural Sciences (9 Credits)

TIER 1 - Select one of the following courses:

AST1002Descriptive Astronomy (AA)

3 Credits

And

AST1002LDescriptive Astronomy Lab (AA)

1 Credit

BSC1005Concepts In Biology (AA)

3 Credits

And

BSC1005LConcepts In Biology Lab (AA)

1 Credit

BSC1010Principles of Biology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

And

BSC1010LPrinciples of Biology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

BSC2085Anatomy and Physiology 1 (AA)

3 Credits

And

BSC2085LAnatomy and Physiology 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

CHM1045General Chemistry 1 (AA)

3 Credits

And

CHM1045LGeneral Chemistry 1 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

ESC1000Earth Science (AA)

3 Credits

EVR1001Introduction to Environmental Science (AA)

3 Credits

PHY2048General Physics With Calculus 1 (AA)

4 Credits

And

PHY2048LGeneral Physics 1 and General Physics With Calculus 1 Laboratory (AA)

1 Credit

PHY2053General Physics 1 (AA)

4 Credits

AST1002L and BSC1005L: optional

TIER 2 - Select one of the following courses OR select another course from Tier 1:

BOT1010General Botany (AA)

3 Credits

And

BOT1010LGeneral Botany Lab (AA)

1 Credit

BSC1011Principles of Biology 2 (AA)

3 Credits

And

BSC1011LPrinciples of Biology 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

BSC1311Marine Biology (AA)

3 Credits

BSC2086Anatomy and Physiology 2 (AA)

3 Credits

And

BSC2086LAnatomy and Physiology 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

BSC2421Introduction to Biotechnology (AA)

3 Credits

And

BSC2421LIntroduction to Biotechnology Lab (AA)

2 Credits

CHM1025Introductory Chemistry (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1032Principles of Chemistry (AA)

3 Credits

And

CHM1032LPrinciples of Chemistry Lab (AA)

1 Credit

CHM1046General Chemistry 2 (AA)

3 Credits

And

CHM1046LGeneral Chemistry 2 Lab (AA)

1 Credit

GLY1000Descriptive Geology (AA)

3 Credits

HUN1201Elements of Nutrition (AA)

3 Credits

MCB2010Microbiology (AA)

3 Credits

And

MCB2010LMicrobiology Lab (AA)

1 Credit

OCE1001Introduction to Oceanography (AA)

3 Credits

PHY1001Applied Physics (AA)

3 Credits

PHY2049General Physics With Calculus 2 (AA)

4 Credits

And

PHY2049LGeneral Physics 2 and General Physics With Calculus 2 Laboratory (AA)

1 Credit

PHY2054General Physics 2 (AA)

4 Credits

PSC1341Physical Science for Today's World (AA)

3 Credits

CHM1032L: Optional

TIER 3 - Select one of the following courses:

HSC1101Contemporary Issues In Health (AA)

3 Credits

HSC2100Health Concepts and Strategies (AA)

3 Credits

Or
Select ANY OTHER 3-5 credit general education course from among the five categories of general education

Note: HSC1101 and HSC2100 meet the Gordon Rule requirement.

Approved Transfer Science: Verify course credit with an advisor

Area V - Social Science (6 Credits)

Select courses from Group 1 or Group 2 based on your enrollment status as defined below.

 

Group 1

You are seeking an AA or baccalaureate degree, are enrolled for the first time (including by dual enrollment) in a Florida public college or university in Fall 2018 or later, and you have no prior college credits. You must complete the requirements of both tiers shown below.

TIER 1 - Select one of the following courses:
AMH2020United States History from 1865 to Present (AA)

3 Credits

POS1041Introduction to American Government (AA)

3 Credits

Note: All course listed in TIER 1 meet the Gordon Rule and Civic Literacy requirements.
TIER 2 - Select one of the following courses:
ANT2000Anthropology (AA)

3 Credits

ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (AA)

3 Credits

GEA1000Principles of Geography and Conservation (AA)

3 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

SYG1230American Minorities Today (AA)

3 Credits

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology (AA)

3 Credits

SYG2010American Social Problems (AA)

3 Credits

Note: All courses listed in TIER 2 meet the Gordon Rule Requirement.

Group 2

You are seeking an AA or baccalaureate degree and have earned college credits prior to Fall 2018 (including those earned by dual enrollment); you earned credit at PBSC or transferred in from another institution. You must complete the requirements of both tiers shown below.

TIER 1 - Select one of the following courses:
AMH2020United States History from 1865 to Present (AA)

3 Credits

ANT2000Anthropology (AA)

3 Credits

ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics (AA)

3 Credits

POS1041Introduction to American Government (AA)

3 Credits

PSY2012Introduction to Psychology (AA)

3 Credits

SYG2000Introduction to Sociology (AA)

3 Credits

Note: All courses listed in TIER 1 meet the Gordon Rule requirement.
TIER 2

If you selected AMH or POS in Tier 1, select ANT, ECO, GEA, PSY, or SYG from Tier 1 or Tier 2. If you selected ANT, ECO, PSY, or SYG in Tier 1, select AMH or POS from Tier 1 or Tier 2.

AMH2010United States History to1865 (AA)

3 Credits

GEA1000Principles of Geography and Conservation (AA)

3 Credits

SYG1230American Minorities Today (AA)

3 Credits

SYG2010American Social Problems (AA)

3 Credits

POS1001Introduction to Political Science (AA)

3 Credits

POS2112American State and Local Government (AA)

3 Credits

Note: All courses listed in TIER 2 meet the Gordon Rule requirement.

Approved Transfer Social Science: Verify course credit with an advisor