General Education Courses

While CBE has already been functioning in the School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialities and the BioTech Program for a few years, we are pleased to now offer the following General Education CBE courses.

The General Education courses provide students with a broad exposure to a variety of disciplines and forms the basis for important intellectual and civic capacities.

The following CBE courses will be offered in Fall of 2021.

3 Credits

Introduction to Biology for non-science majors. A survey of living diversity from bacteria to plants and animals. Introduces cell structure and physiology, inheritance, evolution and classification. Three hours of lecture per week. Pre-Requisite: ENGL 0900 w/C or better, or appropriate placement score.

3 credits

This course explores theories, concepts, and methods used to facilitate understanding, predicting, and responding to issues of deviance and crime in America. Also includes development and evolution of components of American Criminal Justice System, including the history of racial, ethnic, and gender discrimination on charging, sentencing, conviction, incarceration, and employment.

3 Credits

Communication theory, principles, and practice of communication behavior in interpersonal, group problem-solving, interviewing in the workplace, and public-speaking contexts.

3 Credits

This course engages with rhetorical concepts, and gives practice with close, critical reading and writing. Students develop analytical and rhetorical habits of mind necessary for successful reading and writing in academic, civic, and personal contexts in and beyond college. Student learn to think about texts as purpose-driven, audience-centered, and socially, culturally, and historically situated. Pre-Requisite(s): English 0990 with a C or better, or appropriate SLCC placement.

3 Credits

Designed to provide students with training in elementary math skills and work place applications of various vocational areas. Intent is to increase and enhance the math skills that are necessary.

3 Credits

This course is an appropriate culminating mathematics course for the general studies or liberal arts student majoring in humanities or other programs not related to math and science. The course covers a broad scope of mathematical topics as they apply to real-world problems. Topics include reasoning and number sense, finance matters, probability and statistics, and modeling. Pre-Requisite: ENGL 0900 w/C grade or better AND within last year MATH 0980 w/C grade or better Or SLCC placement into MATH 1010.

3 Credits

This course is recommended particularly for students in programs desiring statistical literacy, including (but not limited to) Social Science, Behavioral Science, and Nursing. This course includes descriptive and inferential statistical methods. Emphasis on sampling design; descriptive statistics; linear regression and correlation; probability; sampling distributions; hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. Pre-Requisite: ENGL 0900 w/C grade or better AND within last year MATH 0980 w/C grade or better Or SLCC placement into MATH 1010.

3 Credits

Professionalism in Business develops professional skills in human relations, leadership, team-building, diversity, communication and more. Activities are designed to teach students how to conduct themselves as professionals in the workplace, providing students practical, hands-on experiences in a professional environment, and preparing them for successful careers in a variety of fields.

3 Credits

This introductory survey of philosophy examines the historical development of Western philosophy and philosophical problems concerning truth, reality, and values. The course introduces philosophical methods of inquiry and argumentation.

3 Credits

This course teaches the use of technology to improve the utility of mathematics for a student. Students will extend their mathematical literacy, problem-solving skills, and enthusiasm for the power and beauty of mathematics as a tool for quantifying their world. This course will help a student master mathematical techniques and concepts through exposure to important problems they are likely to encounter in technology based fields.On Campus lab time throughout the semester required for this course. Contact instructor for more information.

Seats are limited, so be sure to register today!