General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements

General Education Course Requirements

St. Louis Community College’s Associate in Arts degree requires 42 credit hours of general education courses. These courses provide an opportunity for students to develop skills and knowledge that will enhance their lives far beyond graduation. The ability to communicate effectively, solve problems, understand values, and demonstrate quantitative literacy are skills that are important whether the student is pursuing further education, is active in the workforce, or participates in the civic and cultural life of the community. Courses that provide general knowledge in science, social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and cultural diversity serve to broaden each student’s perspective in an increasingly complex world. A one-credit hour capstone course serves as an intentional opportunity for students to demonstrate their ability to integrate skill and knowledge areas while investigating a topic of interest.

Students who complete the 42-credit hour block of general education courses will have “Missouri General Education Requirement completed” noted on their transcripts. Students who complete this block will have satisfied all general education at any Missouri public college or university to which they may transfer, except the University of Missouri-Columbia. Students wishing to transfer to UM-C should consult an advisor for specific requirements. Many private institutions also accept the 42-credit hour block to satisfy their general education requirements.

Foundation Courses (FND)13
Select both ENG 101 and ENG 102
Select either COM 101 or COM 107
Select one MTH course
Main Floor Courses (must include one Global/Intercultural course)28
Humanities and Fine Arts (HFA) (9 credit hours)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) (9 credit hours, must include one Missouri State Requirement course)
Life and Physical Sciences (LPS) (7 credit hours, must include one laboratory course)
Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS) (3 credit hours)
Capstone1
Total Credit Hours42
 

Foundation Courses

13 Credits Required

  • Select both ENG 101 and ENG 102
  • Select either COM 101 or COM 107
  • Select one MTH course
COM 101Oral Communication I3
COM 107Public Speaking3
ENG 101College Composition I3
ENG 102College Composition II3
MTH 160College Algebra4
MTH 161Applications of College Mathematics4
MTH 170Trigonometry3
MTH 180Introductory Statistics4
MTH 185Precalculus5
MTH 186Survey of Calculus4
MTH 210Analytic Geometry and Calculus I5
MTH 212Discrete Mathematics3
MTH 215Linear Algebra3
MTH 220Analytic Geometry and Calculus II5
MTH 230Analytic Geometry and Calculus III5
MTH 240Differential Equations3

Humanities and Fine Arts

9 Credits Required

ARC 126Architectural History I3
ARC 127Architectural History II3
ART 100Art Appreciation3
ART 101Art History I3
ART 102Art History II3
ART 103History of Modern Art3
ART 128Survey of African American Art3
ART 168History of Photography3
ART 169Visual Language3
CHI 101Elementary Chinese I4
COM 104Persuasion3
COM 114Oral Interpretation of Literature3
DCS 104American Sign Language I5
DCS 105American Sign Language II5
ENG 110Creative Writing3
ENG 114Writing Plays and Film Scripts3
ENG 201Introduction to Fiction3
ENG 204American Literature Before 18653
ENG 211British Literature After 18003
ENG 213The Short Novel3
ENG 214Contemporary Literature3
ENG 215Gothic, Horror and Fantasy3
ENG 216Women in Literature3
ENG 217Major Black Writers3
ENG 224Fiction Writing3
ENG 225Poetry Writing3
ENG 228Studies in Literature3
ENG 230Environmental Literature3
ENG 231World Literature3
ENG 233Writing Memoirs and Creative Nonfiction3
FRE 101Elementary French I4
FRE 102Elementary French II4
GER 101Elementary German I4
HUM 101Humanities: Pre-History to 16004
HUM 102Humanities: 1600 to the Present4
HUM 106Black Humanities3
HUM 109Arts and Ideas in the Ancient World3
HUM 110The Middle Ages and the Renaissance3
HUM 113Introduction to Irish Studies3
ITL 103Elementary Italian I4
ITL 104Elementary Italian II4
JPN 101Modern Japanese I4
JPN 102Modern Japanese II4
MCM 102Media Literacy3
MCM 130Film Appreciation3
MCM 131History of Film3
MCM 132Major Themes in Film3
MCM 134Filmmaking3
MCM 209Black Cinema3
MCM 218Advanced Filmmaking3
MUS 113History of Jazz3
MUS 114Music Appreciation3
MUS 128History of Rock and Roll3
PHL 101Introduction to Philosophy3
PHL 102Introduction to Logic3
PHL 103World Religions3
PHL 104Ethics3
PHL 105Black Philosophy3
PHL 109Bio-Medical Ethics3
PHL 111Environmental Ethics3
PHL 112Business Ethics3
PHL 114Philosophy of Religion3
RUS 101Elementary Russian I4
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I4
SPA 102Elementary Spanish II4
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I4
THT 101Introduction to Theatre3
THT 110History of Theatre3

Global/Intercultural Requirement

1 Course Required

ARC 126Architectural History I3
ARC 127Architectural History II3
ART 100Art Appreciation3
ART 101Art History I3
ART 102Art History II3
ART 128Survey of African American Art3
ART 168History of Photography3
COM 110Organizational Communication in a Global Age3
COM 120Gender Communication3
COM 200Communication Between Cultures3
ENG 211British Literature After 18003
ENG 215Gothic, Horror and Fantasy3
ENG 216Women in Literature3
ENG 217Major Black Writers3
ENG 230Environmental Literature3
ENG 231World Literature3
GEG 101Regional Geography3
GEG 106World Geography3
HST 115Ancient and Medieval History to 15003
HST 119The Modern World3
HST 128Western Civilization from 1500 to the Present3
HST 201History of East Asia3
HUM 101Humanities: Pre-History to 16004
HUM 102Humanities: 1600 to the Present4
HUM 106Black Humanities3
HUM 109Arts and Ideas in the Ancient World3
HUM 110The Middle Ages and the Renaissance3
HUM 113Introduction to Irish Studies3
IDS 103Topics in Arab Culture3
IDS 109Global Dimensions of Race, Ethnicity and Religion in America3
IDS 112Sex Trafficking in Global Perspective3
IDS 113Global Encounters in the Visual Arts3
IDS 116Historical, Social, and Cultural Constructions of Youth3
PHL 103World Religions3
PHL 105Black Philosophy3
PSC 201International Relations3
PSC 211United States Foreign Policy, 1898 to Present3
SOC 202Social Problems3
SOC 203Crime and Society3
SOC 212Race and Ethnicity3
SPA 201Intermediate Spanish I4
THT 110History of Theatre3
WMS 100Introduction to Women's Studies3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

9 Credits Required

AT 242History of Graphic Communications3
COM 110Organizational Communication in a Global Age3
COM 120Gender Communication3
COM 200Communication Between Cultures3
ECO 140Introduction to Economics3
ECO 151Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECO 152Principles of Microeconomics3
GEG 101Regional Geography3
GEG 106World Geography3
HST 101United States History to 18653
HST 102United States History from 1865 to the Present3
HST 105United States in the Twentieth Century3
HST 107The African American Experience, 1619 to the Present3
HST 115Ancient and Medieval History to 15003
HST 117Early Modern Europe3
HST 119The Modern World3
HST 128Western Civilization from 1500 to the Present3
HST 137African American History through Reconstruction3
HST 138African American History from Reconstruction to the Present3
HST 141United States History, 1945-Present3
HST 201History of East Asia3
HST 205The United States and the Middle East, 1776-Present3
HST 206Women in United States History3
HST 207America in Vietnam3
MCM 101Introduction to Mass Communications3
PSC 101Introduction to American Politics3
PSC 103State and Local Politics3
PSC 201International Relations3
PSC 205Constitutional Issues3
PSC 211United States Foreign Policy, 1898 to Present3
PSY 200General Psychology3
PSY 203Child Psychology3
PSY 205Human Growth and Development3
PSY 206Introduction to Social Psychology3
PSY 208Abnormal Psychology3
PSY 214Adolescent Psychology3
PSY 216Psychology of Gender3
SOC 100The Sociology of Human Relations3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 202Social Problems3
SOC 203Crime and Society3
SOC 204Family and Society3
SOC 212Race and Ethnicity3
WMS 100Introduction to Women's Studies3

Missouri State Requirement

1 Course Required

HST 101United States History to 18653
HST 102United States History from 1865 to the Present3
HST 105United States in the Twentieth Century3
HST 107The African American Experience, 1619 to the Present3
HST 137African American History through Reconstruction3
HST 138African American History from Reconstruction to the Present3
HST 141United States History, 1945-Present3
HST 206Women in United States History3
PSC 101Introduction to American Politics3
PSC 103State and Local Politics3
PSC 205Constitutional Issues3

Life and Physical Sciences

7 Credits Required (at least one laboratory course required)

Laboratory Courses
BIO 106Human Heredity4
BIO 110General Zoology4
BIO 111Introductory Biology I4
BIO 124General Botany I4
CHM 101Fundamentals of Chemistry I5
CHM 102Fundamentals of Chemistry II4
CHM 105General Chemistry I5
CHM 106General Chemistry II5
CHM 109Chemistry and the Environment4
GEO 111Physical Geology5
GEO 123Geologic Field Experiences in North America4
PSI 125Introduction to Atmospheric Science4
Non-Laboratory Courses
BIO 105Topics in Evolution3
BIO 109Human Biology3
BIO 113Modern Aspects of Biology3
BIO 117Conservation and Ecology3
BIO 123Animal Behavior3
BIO 151Biology of Human Health and Disease3
BIO 154The Biology of Human Sex3
GEG 103Physical Geography3
GEO 100Earth Science3
GEO 103Environmental Geology3
GEO 104Prehistoric Life3
GEO 113Oceanography3
PSI 101Physical Science3
PSI 111Introduction to Astronomy I3
PSI 123Meteorology3

Interdisciplinary Studies

3 Credits Required

IDS 102Urban Legends and American Society3
IDS 103Topics in Arab Culture3
IDS 104Equity in Education3
IDS 105Law Goes to the Movies3
IDS 106The Artist in Society3
IDS 107Representations of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in U.S. Society3
IDS 108Movement Culture of 1960s America3
IDS 109Global Dimensions of Race, Ethnicity and Religion in America3
IDS 112Sex Trafficking in Global Perspective3
IDS 113Global Encounters in the Visual Arts3
IDS 114Leadership in the 21st Century3
IDS 115The Science and Value of Happiness3
IDS 116Historical, Social, and Cultural Constructions of Youth3
IDS 117Sport and Society3
IDS 118Environmental Conflicts and Consequences3
IDS 119Reel Life vs. Real Life: Movies, History, and Historical Truth3
IDS 120Science, Sci-Fi, Society and Cinema3

Capstone

1 Credit Required

GEN 200Capstone1