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Certificate of General Studies
Program OverviewCourse Guide

This certificate is designed to facilitate transfer from one institution to another under the Michigan Transfer Agreement. At least 30 credit hours of 100-200 level general education from the sending institution will be accepted as a block of at least 30 credit hours by the receiving institution. Students may complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement as part of an associate degree or as a certificate.

This 30-credit program, designed for students intending to pursue an associate degree from Glen Oaks Community College, documents the completion of general education requirements.

Program not eligible for federal financial aid

A certificate in General Studies is awarded to those who complete a minimum of 30 credit hours with a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course. A minimum of 15 credit hours must be earned at Glen Oaks.

Required Coursework

Communications (at least 6 hours)

ENG 121 English Composition I 3 credits
OR
ENG 122 English Composition II 3 credits
COM 110 Interpersonal Communication 3 credits
OR
COM 150 Public Speaking 3 credits

 

Mathematics (choose 1 course)

MATH 117 Finite Math 4 credits
OR
MATH 151 College Algebra 4 credits
OR
MATH 201 Statistics 3 credits

 

Humanities (2 courses, 2 different disciplines excluding studio and performance classes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation 4 credits
ART 220 History of Art I 4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II 4 credits
ENG 201 Women in Literature 4 credits
ENG 233 Children’s Literature 4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I 4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II 4 credits
HUM 101 Modern Culture & the Arts 4 credits
HUM 234 World Mythologies 4 credits
LNG 161 Spanish I 4 credits
LNG 162 Spanish II 4 credits
LNG 163 Spanish III 4 credits
LNG 261 Spanish IV 4 credits
MUS 150 Music Appreciation 4 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics 4 credits
PHIL 230 Philosophy 3 credits
REL 231 Comparative Religion 4 credits
REL 232 Old Testament 4 credits
REL 233 New Testament 4 credits

 

Natural Sciences (2 courses, 2 different disciplines – 1 course with a lab)

BIO 101 Human Biology 3 credits
BIO 110 Biological Form & Function 3 credits
BIO 120 Biology 4 credits
BIO 121 Cellular Biology 4 credits
BIO 122 Organismal Biology 4 credits
BIO 125 Environment & Society 3 credits
BIO 201 Ecology 4 credits
BIO 210 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4 credits
BIO 211 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4 credits
BIO 212 Pathophysiology 4 credits
BIO 220 General Genetics 3 credits
BIO 230 Microbiology 4 credits
CHEM 130 Chemistry 4 credits
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I 4 credits
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II 4 credits
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 credits
GEOG 142 Physical Geography 4 credits
GEOL 145 Physical Geology 4 credits
MATH 104 Intermediate Algebra 4 credits
MATH 117 Finite Mathematics 4 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I & Geometry 4 credits
MATH 162 Calculus II & Geometry 4 credits
PHYS 144 Astronomy 4 credits
PHYS 251 Physics I 4 credits
PHYS 252 Physics Lab 1 credit
PHYS 253 Physics II 4 credits
PHYS 254 Physics II Lab 1 credit

 

Social Sciences (2 courses, 2 different disciplines)

ECON 203 Principles of Economics – MICRO 4 credits
ECON 204 Principles of Economics – MACRO 4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I 4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II 4 credits
HIST 201 US History I 4 credits
HIST 202 US History II 4 credits
HIST 204 History of Michigan 4 credits
PSI 110 American Government & Political Science 4 credits
PSI 111 State & Local Government 4 credits
PSY 101 Psychology 4 credits
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality 3 credits
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development 4 credits
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology 4 credits
PSY 250 Human Sexuality 4 credits
PSY 260 Social Psychology 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology 4 credits
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems 4 credits
SOC 220 Marriage & Family 4 credits
Total: 30 credits
*Course has prerequisite(s)

 

Effective: Fall 2017
Current/Revised: 3/01/17

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Associate of Science
Program OverviewCourse Guide

The Associate of Science degree is appropriate for those students who plan to pursue further study in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics or Physics. This degree is also appropriate for those interested in careers in Statistics, Mathematics, Bio-technology, Medical Sciences, Engineering and Secondary Education majors who plan to major in a Science (e.g. Math, Biology, Geology, Chemistry or Physics teachers).

It is required that individuals considering a career in science meet with one of the science faculty to discuss specific courses to meet their academic needs.

Communications (6 credit hours)

ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 credits
COM 150 Public Speaking* 3 credits

 

Humanities and Fine Arts (choose 2 courses (6 credits) from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 credits
ART 220 History of Art I* 4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 credits
ENG 201, 233 or 234 Literature Classes* 4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715* 4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II: Europe c. 1700 to Present* 4 credits
HUM 101 Modern Culture and the Arts* 4 credits
HUM 234 World Mythologies 4 credits
LNG 161 Spanish I 4 credits
MUS 150 Music Appreciation* 4 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics* 4 credits
PHIL 230 Introduction to Philosophy* 3 credits
REL 231 Comparative Religions* 4 credits
REL 232 Old Testament* 4 credits
REL 233 New Testament* 4 credits

 

Social Science (choose 2 courses (6 credits) from 2 different prefixes)

ANTH 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology* 4 credits
ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 credits
HIST 201 U.S. History I: European Colonization to 1877* 4 credits
HIST 202 U.S. History II: Reconstruction to the Present* 4 credits
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 credits
PSI 110 American Government & Political Science* 4 credits
PSI 111 State and Local Government* 3 credits
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 credits
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 credits
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 credits
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 credits
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 credits
Subtotal Credits for Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences 20 to 22 credits

 

General Science (includes MTA requirements for Mathematics and Natural Sciences)

BIO 110 Form and Function# 3 credits
OR
BIO 125 Environment and Society 4 credits
BIO 121 General Biology I* 4 credits
BIO 122 General Biology II* 4 credits
BIO 101 Human Biology 3 credits
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* 4 credits
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 4 credits
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4 credits
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II 4 credits
MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I* 4 credits

 

Plus 6-9 hours of science electives in the following prefixes: BIO, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL, PHYS, or Mathematics at MATH 162 Calculus II or higher

Subtotal Credits for General Science Degree: 38 to 40 credits
Subtotal Credits for Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences: 20 to 22 credits
Minimum Credits needed: 60 credits
NOTE: No courses below the 100 level will be accepted toward this degree.

NOTE: Anyone beginning the Associate of Science Degree at Glen Oaks in Fall 2016 or later must complete MTA requirements in order to qualify for the degree.

*Course has a prerequisite

#Course required for individuals wanting to transfer to Western Michigan University only

Scope & Sequence (General Path)

Fall 1 Winter 1 Fall 2 Winter 2
ENG 121* COM 150* BIO 101 CHEM 211#
BIO 110 or BIO 125 BIO 121 BIO 122 1 – 200 level SCIENCE Elective#
MATH 104 or MATH 151 or MATH 161 CHEM 134 CHEM 210 1 – additional MATH or Science Elective
CHEM 133* Next highest math (if needed) 2 – Humanities or Social Science Electives 2 – Humanities or Social Science Electives
–Science electives may come from BIO, CHEM, GEOG, GEOL or PHYS prefix
#200 level science course includes capstone project
*Meet MTA requirement of 30 credit hours

Effective: Fall 2016
Current/Updated as: 3/23/2017

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Associate of General Studies
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
The Associate of General Studies degree enables students to combine a broad core of basic courses with a program that can be tailored to their personal, academic, or professional goals. This degree may enhance current employment and/or fulfill the requirements for a specific college or university program. Intended as a flexible degree for students who are not pursing a specified curriculum in the transfer or professional-technical area, the degree may also be appropriate for students who are undecided about future educational or career goals. Many General Studies graduates continue their studies at a college or university in such diverse fields as literature, fine and performing arts, education, religion, human services, philosophy, political and social sciences, and sports.

(Can be completed in online format)

Communications (4 courses)

COM 110 Interpersonal Communications 3 credits
COM 150 Public Speaking* 3 credits
ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits

 

Computer Literacy

CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software*  4 credits

 

General Studies

GEN 102 College and Life Strategies for General Education Majors 3 credits
*Must be completed in first or second semester

 

Humanities (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ART 100 Art Appreciation* 4 credits
ART 220 History of Art I*  4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II*  4 credits
ENG 201, 233, or 234  4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715*  4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II: Europe c. 1700 to Present*  4 credits
HUM 101 Modern Culture and the Arts*  4 credits
LNG 161, 162, 163, or 261  4 credits
MUS 150 Music Appreciation*  4 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics*  4 credits
PHIL 230 Introduction to Philosophy*  3 credits
REL 231, 232, or 233  4 credits

 

Mathematics (1 course)

MATH 117 Finite Mathematics* 4 credits
MATH 151 College Algebra* 4 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I and Analytic Geometry* 4 credits
MATH 162 Calculus II and Analytic Geometry* 4 credits
MATH 201 Introduction to Statistics* 4 credits

 

Social Science (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes)

ANTH 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology* 4 credits
ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)* 4 credits
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)* 4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715* 4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II: Europe c. 1700 to Present* 4 credits
HIST 201 U.S. History I: European Colonization to 1877* 4 credits
HIST 202 U.S. History II: Reconstruction to the Present* 4 credits
HIST 204 History of Michigan* 4 credits
PSI 110 American Government and Political Science* 4 credits
PSI 111 State & Local Government* 3 credits
PSY 101 Psychology* 4 credits
PSY 201 Psychology & Personality* 3 credits
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development* 4 credits
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology* 4 credits
PSY 250 Human Sexuality* 4 credits
PSY 260 Social Psychology* 4 credits
SOC 120 Principles of Sociology* 4 credits
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems* 4 credits
SOC 220 Marriage & Family* 4 credits

 

Natural Science (choose 2 courses from 2 different prefixes – 1 must have a lab)

BIO 110 Biological Form and Function*  3 credits
BIO 120 Biology*  4 credits
BIO 121 General Biology I*  4 credits
BIO 122 General Biology II*  4 credits
BIO 125 Environment and Society*  3 credits
BIO 201 Ecology*  4 credits
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I*  4 credits
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II*  4 credits
BIO 212 Pathophysiology*  4 credits
BIO 220 General Genetics*  3 credits
BIO 230 Microbiology*  4 credits
CHEM 130 Chemistry*  4 credits
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I*  4 credits
CHEM 134 General Chemistry II*  4 credits
GEOG 142 Physical Geography*  4 credits
GEOL 145 Physical Geology*  4 credits
PHYS 144 Astronomy*  4 credits
PHYS 251 Physics I* AND  4 credits
PHYS 252 Physics I Lab*  1 credits
PHYS 253 Physics II* AND  4 credits
PHYS 254 Physics II Lab*  1 credits

 

Elective courses as needed to total a minimum of 60 credit hours

Total: 60 credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

Effective: Fall 2016
Current as: 3/15/16

Degree Information

Adult Students

The General Studies degree
offers non-traditional students
an opportunity to meet their
educational goals along with
their busy lifestyles. The
program is designed with
flexibility in mind and may
include day, evening and/or
online classes.

Over the course of the last four
years GOCC graduates have
transferred to 64 different
colleges and universities.

The Associate of General Studies degree allows students to combine a broad core of basic courses with a program tailored to their personal, academic or professional goals. This degree may enhance current employment and/or fulfill the requirements to transfer to a specific college or university program. Intended as a flexible degree for students who are not pursing a specified curriculum in the transfer or professional-technical area, the degree may also be appropriate for students who are undecided about future educational or career goals. Many General Studies graduates continue their studies at a college or university in such diverse fields as literature, fine and performing arts, education, religion, human services, philosophy, political and social sciences and sports.

Transfer agreements between Glen Oaks and other colleges and universities make it possible for students to start their education programs at Glen Oaks and be assured they can earn specialized or advanced degrees at transfer institutions, without loss of time or credit. Students planning to obtain four-year degrees have the advantage of a community college “start.”

The advisors in Student Services will coordinate your transfer plans with the latest information from your target transfer institution. Glen Oaks advisors have access to joint-transfer agreements with various colleges and institutions. The advisors work closely with colleges, receive program information, communicate on a regular basis and attend workshops and seminars at the institutions. It is also wise to discuss these plans with your transfer school.


Current High School Students
To prepare for your first semester of college courses, the college recommends that you complete college preparatory classes provided at many schools. Check with your high school counselor for high school graduation requirements and possible articulation agreements. Courses might include English, mathematics, general science or lab science, basic keyboarding, introduction to computers, history, physical education, foreign language, psychology, sociology and/or geography.
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Associate of Arts
Program OverviewCourse GuideAdditional Information
The Associate of Arts degree is designed for students who desire a rigorous liberal arts education that emphasizes depth of intellectual and academic experience. This degree is designed for students whose educational interests are in the humanities, the creative and performing arts, and the social sciences. The degree can provide the basis for career advancement or for further study. Because transfer credit and degree requirements vary widely, it is important to consult with an advisor if you plan to transfer to a college or university.
Associates of Arts Degree meets MTA requirements

Communications (9 required credit hours)

COM 150 Public Speaking* 3 credits
ENG 121 English Composition I* 3 credits
ENG 122 English Composition II* 3 credits

 

Humanities (8 required credit hours)
One (1) literature course from the following 3 courses must be taken:

ENG 201, 233, or 234 4 credits
AND the following course must be taken:
HUM 101 Modern Culture and the Arts* 4 credits

 

Social Science (16 required credit hours)
The following courses must be taken:

ANTH 201 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology*  4 credits
HIST 201 U.S. History I: European Colonization to 1877*  4 credits
HIST 202 U.S. History II: Reconstruction to the Present*  4 credits
AND
PSY 101 Psychology* or SOC 120 Principles of Sociology*  4 credits

 

Natural Science (12 required credit hours)
8 credit hours of science must be taken in courses with the same prefix.
Select the 8 credit hours from the following sciences:

BIO 121 General Biology I* AND BIO 122 General Biology II* 8 credits
OR
CHEM 133 General Chemistry I* AND CHEM 134 General Chemistry II* 8 credits
OR
PHYS 251 Physics I* AND PHYS 252 Physics I Lab*
AND
PHYS 253 Physics II* AND PHYS 254 Physics II Lab* 10 credits

 

One (1) Mathematics course from the following 6 courses must be taken:

MATH 105 Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers* 4 credits
MATH 117 Finite Mathematics*  4 credits
MATH 151 College Algebra*  4 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I and Analytic Geometry*  4 credits
MATH 162 Calculus II and Analytic Geometry*  4 credits
MATH 201 Introduction to Statistics*  4 credits

 

Elective Courses (17 credit hours)
Select any 17 hours from the following courses:

ART 104–253 3 credits
Note specific course prerequisites for studio courses selected
ART 100 Art Appreciation*  4 credits
ART 160, 260 Photography courses*  3 credits
ART 220 History of Art I*  4 credits
ART 221 History of Art II* 4 credits
BIO 120 Biology*  4 credits
BIO 125 Environment and Society*  3 credits
BIO 201 Ecology*  4 credits
BIO 210 Anatomy & Physiology I*  4 credits
BIO 211 Anatomy & Physiology II*  4 credits
BIO 212 Pathophysiology*  4 credits
BIO 230 Microbiology*  4 credits
CHEM 130 Chemistry*  4 credits
CIS 101 Introduction to Computers & Software*  4 credits
CIS 117 Visual Basic Programming for Microcomputers*  3 credits
COM 110 Interpersonal Communications*  3 credits
COM 140 General Communications: Speech*  3 credits
ECON 203 Principles of Economics (Micro)*  4 credits
ECON 204 Principles of Economics (Macro)*  4 credits
ENG 201, 233, or 234  4 credits
ENG 126 Introduction to Creative Writing*  3 credits
GEOG 142 Physical Geography*  4 credits
GEOL 145 Physical Geology*  4 credits
HIST 101 Western Civilization I: Ancient World to 1715*  4 credits
HIST 102 Western Civilization II: Europe c. 1700 to Present*  4 credits
LNG 161, 162, 163, or 261  4 credits
MUS 150 Music Appreciation*  4 credits
PHED 106 Wellness and Life Style*  2 credits
PHIL 210 Ethics*  4 credits
PHIL 230 Introduction to Philosophy*  3 credits
PHYS 144 Astronomy*  4 credits
PSI 110 American Government and Political Science*  4 credits
PSY 201 Psychology and Personality*  3 credits
PSY 210 Human Growth & Development*  4 credits
PSY 220 Abnormal Psychology*  4 credits
PSY 250 Human Sexuality*  4 credits
PSY 260 Social Psychology*  4 credits
REL 231, 232, or 233  4 credits
SOC 121 Modern Social Problems*  4 credits
SOC 220 Marriage and Family*  4 credits
Total: 62 Credits
*Course has a prerequisite

 

NOTE: No courses under the 100 level will be accepted toward this degree.

NOTE: Anyone beginning the Associate of Arts Degree at Glen Oaks in the Fall, 1990 or later must complete MACRAO requirements in order to qualify for the degree.

Effective: Fall 2011
Current/Updated: 3/17/16

What can I do with my degree?

Degree Information

The Associate of Arts (AA)
degree is designed for students
desiring a rigorous liberal arts
education that emphasizes depth
of intellectual and academic
experience. The 62-credit degree
is designed for students whose
educational interests are in the
humanities, the creative and
performing arts, and the social
sciences. The degree provides
the basis for career advancement
or for further study. Because
transfer credit and degree
requirements vary widely, it is
important to consult with an
advisor to assure credits will
transfer to the desired program at
the transfer school.

Approximately half the students seeking a higher education in America enroll in community colleges or technical institutes. More than 70 percent of all college freshmen take community college classes in order to complete the “core courses” required in your first two years at a university. By doing so, students save in tuition costs, while enjoying smaller class sizes and attentive instructors.

The Associate of Arts degree is typically pursued when transfer to a college or university is likely. For those achieving an Associate of Arts or other transfer degree programs, Glen Oaks Community College has “articulation” and “joint transfer” agreements with area colleges in a number of programs. GOCC advisors can help students understand a target university’s requirements and choose courses that will transfer.

However, students don’t have to participate in an articulation agreement to make a successful transfer. As long as one researches the requirements, plans ahead and meets with a GOCC advisor to discuss academic and career plans, one can transfer to just about any college in the country. In fact, GOCC graduates have successfully transferred their courses to over 54 colleges and universities since 2008.


Transfer Advising

GOCC offers courses which are helpful toward the achievement of many college and university programs of study. Frequently, students secure an associate degree on the way to their bachelor’s degree. Transfer curriculum guides are available for the most popular programs and for many colleges. Transfer guides, which list courses at GOCC that will transfer to a particular school in a specific major, are available in Student Services.

Regular Advising Appointments

The College recommends regular advising appointments to assure the best possible transfer of credits. Completion of core courses at GOCC for this degree qualifies students for the MACRAO Agreement (See GOCC catalog). The MACRAO Agreement is generally not available to students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Business, Allied Health, Nursing, Social Work or Technology.

GOCC students have the advantage of a community college “start” before going to a college or university. GOCC advisors have curriculum guides listing courses that transfer for many specific programs and work closely with four-year institutions to stay current on transfer information which can impact GOCC students.