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Associate in General Studies (AGS)
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The Associate in General Studies (AGS) degree is designed for students who wish to explore their individual interests within an academic structure. Acceptance of credit for the AGS degree is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Requirements for the Associate in General Studies degree are: General Education 19 sem. hrs. Area of concentration 12 sem. hrs. Electives 33 sem. hrs. Total 64 sem. hrs. Any general life or physical science or mathematics course 5 sem. hrs. Any general humanities course 3 sem. hrs. Any general social science course 3 sem. hrs. Total General Education Requirements 19 sem. hrs. II. Area of Concentration A minimum of 12 semester hours must be successfully completed in one (1) of seven (7) areas of concentration listed. Courses which are not college level, including, but not limited, to community education, remedial education, adult basic education, and adult secondary education, may not be used to satisfy the area of concentration requirements. Only course numbers with a 1 or 2 in the first position and a 1, 2, or 6 in the second position are eligible for the area of concentration requirements. Courses used to satisfy the General Education requirements may not be counted toward “area of concentration” requirements. • Communications Skills English, composition, communications, journalism, and speech. • Mathematics College algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, liberal arts, and technical mathematics. • Science Life or physical science courses such as biology, microbiology, botany, zoology, anatomy, chemistry, and physics. • Humanities Advanced speech, literature, art, music, philosophy, drama, French, German, Spanish, etc. • Social Science Anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. • General Business Management, marketing, accounting, advertising, bookkeeping, and general business. • Technical Skills Course work may be selected from any one (1) technical certificate or degree program. Eligible courses are listed in the catalog under programs and curricula. III. Elective Course Work Thirty-three (33) semester hours of the Associate in General Studies degree may be elective course work. Courses eligible as electives are those courses which have a 1 or 2 in the first position and a 1, 2, or 6 in the second position. Courses which are not college level, including community education, remedial education, and adult secondary education, are not eligible. Courses taken to satisfy general education and area of concentration requirements may not be used to satisfy elective course work. College Orientation (highly recommended) 1 sem. hr.

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General Education
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ENG 1101
Introduction to Composition
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A portfolio-based, preparatory course in reading, writing, reflection, and discussion, emphasizing rhetorical analysis and strategies for focusing, developing, and organizing writing. Special attention is given to strategies for revising and editing writing.

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ENG 1111
Composition I
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Composition I is an introductory course in composition and rhetoric emphasizing expository prose. Major focus is on organization, paragraph structure, and elimination of mechanical errors. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used for humanities credit)

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ENG 1121
Composition & Analysis
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ENG 1121 provides further training and practice in the comprehension and expression of written English. It focuses on organization, logic, and correct research techniques and format, including American Psychological Association and/or Modern Language Association parenthetical noting and bibliographic citations. It also includes an introduction to one genre of literature and the writing of a critical analysis of a piece of literature. The writing course sequence will (1) develop awareness of the writing process; (2) provide inventional, organizational, and editorial strategies; (3) stress the variety of uses for writing; and (4) emphasize critical skills in reading, thinking, and writing. PREREQUISITE: ENG 1111 Composition I. Grade of C or better is required for IAI transfer credit. (Not to be used as humanities credit)

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ENG 1201
Communications
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This course is designed to develop the student's appreciation of the value of communication between individuals and between business and industries. It is to provide a practical application for today's trades, business, and industrial workers, particularly in the comprehension and expression of written English as it applies to business letters, reports, and memoranda.

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ENG 1211
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ENG 1212
Technical Writing
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This course contains the basic principles of writing technical reports for business and industry. The students will receive training and practice in the preparation, writing, and the revising of technical reports, as well as develop skills in the comprehension of industry documents (reports, procedural plans, etc. ). Topics covered include:basic grammatical rules, the organization and presentation of technical information, and the role of technical report writing. PREREQUISITE: College level reading and writing placement scores or consent of instructor.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

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SPE 1111
Interpersonal Communications
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This is an introductory course in interpersonal and intrapersonal communication. Verbal and nonverbal communication are emphasized as they relate to conversation between individuals, small group discussions, short speeches, and oral reports.

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Any general life or physical science or mathematics course marked
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We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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