AGEC-A is a 35-credit lower-division General Education curriculum block that fulfills the lower-division General Education requirements of liberal arts majors at all three Arizona State Universities. (e.g., Anthropology, Social Science, Fine Arts, and Humanities).
Minimum credit hours required: 35
General Education Requirements:
35 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition I (3)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3)
MAT 142 College Mathematics (3) or a higher course
selected from the approved AGEC courses in the Mathematics category.
Courses from two or more disciplines must be selected from the approved General Education courses in the Arts/Humanities category.
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6–9
Courses from two or more disciplines must be selected from the approved General Education courses in the Social/Behavioral Sciences category.
Physical/Biological Sciences 8–10
Any two courses may be taken from the Physical/Biological Sciences category.
General Education Options may be selected from the above categories or from the Options category.
*0–6 hours may be taken in the Options category as needed to complete the minimum 35 hours required for the AGEC.
Each Special Requirement must be met within the General Education Requirements:
• Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry
• Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness
• Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness
The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets
that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.
1. Communication Skills
a. Plan, construct, and present logical, coherent, well-supported arguments with consideration of target audience.
b. Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, at a college-level
c. Demonstrate listening and comprehension skills for effective communications
d. Use appropriate technology for communication and information gathering
2. Thinking Skills
a. Formulate vital questions and problems in a clear and precise manner
b. Gather, assess, and interpret information within a theoretical framework
c. Develop well-reasoned conclusions and solutions to problems
d. Recognize and assess the assumptions, implications, and consequences of various theoretical frameworks
3. Diversity and Global Awareness
a. Analyze the complexity of humanity and its significance for the individual and for society
b. Describe the interaction between individuals, their culture, and the physical environment
c. Evaluate the continuity of events/issues over time
4. Ethical and Civil Values
a. Recognize the consequences and significance of one’s actions
b. Understand social values and the implications of those values
This catalog was prepared on the basis of the best information available at the time of publication. All information is subject to change without notice, obligation, or liability.