General education courses teach basic skills and broaden students’ knowledge of a wide range of subjects. Education is much more than the acquisition of facts; it is gaining the strategies and skills to use information in meaningful ways in order to enrich one’s life. Students become truly educated through making connections across disciplines.
General Education Course Five-Year Review Process
Every general education course at SLCC is required to be reviewed every five years. The five-year review is conducted and certified complete by the department or division, passed by the appropriate School Curriculum Committee(s), and ratified by the General Education Committee. These entities work together to verify that the course is fulfilling the intent and purpose as listed in the Course Curriculum Outline (CCO), that changes in the CCO are warranted by experience in offering the course, and that the criteria for listed designations continue to be satisfied.