The College offers a comprehensive list of General Education courses that meet statewide requirements. All degree-seeking students must successfully complete the necessary General Education courses as identified under their specific program of study.
The General Education Program at Carroll Community College introduces students to the fundamental knowledge, skills, and values essential to the further exploration of academic disciplines; encourages intellectual curiosity and the pursuit of life-long learning; and fosters personal and social responsibility in a diverse, complex, and changing world.
The General Education Learning Goals should be interpreted within the context of the College’s Mission, Vision, and Values. As such, the Learning Goals encourage students to value diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religious or sexual preference; cultivate global awareness; and explore new ways of thinking and learning.
Carroll’s General Education Learning Goals are achieved through completion of the general education core course requirements combined with further coursework in programs and majors and in concert with engaging and innovative academic and cocurricular experiences. In meeting the General Education Learning Goals, students will gain fundamental skills and core knowledge considered basic to all college-level work.
Students will communicate effectively in writing and in speech, and interpret the written and oral expression of others. Toward attaining this goal, students will:
Students will practice analytical and evaluative thinking with a view toward continuous improvement. Toward attaining this goal, students will:
Students will apply mathematical and scientific concepts and theories to identify and analyze problem solving situations. Toward attaining this goal, students will:
Students will research, create, and communicate information through appropriate technology or media. Toward attaining this goal, students will:
Students will explore and appreciate the creative processes that shape the human experience. Toward attaining this goal, students will:
Students will acknowledge and comprehend the beliefs, behaviors, and values of diverse populations within a global environment. Toward attaining this goal, students will:
Students will recognize and engage in personal and social behaviors responsible for the wellness of self and community. Toward attaining this goal, students will:
In acknowledgement of the effectiveness of writing as a method of learning and of the importance of writing in the academic and business world, Carroll Community College requires the inclusion of a writing component in all General Education courses. In addition, whenever possible faculty will incorporate writing into their other courses. Writing will be an integral part of these General Education courses. It will be used both as a means of learning and a means of evaluating learning. Students will complete various writing assignments appropriate to the particular discipline and the particular course objectives. Instructors will explain writing assignments and assist students with the writing process when appropriate. Students enrolled in these General Education courses will be held responsible for producing writing that is clear, concise, and correct. Students’ assignments and course grades may be affected by the quality of their writing.
Carroll Community College is an innovative center of learning that focuses on the intellectual and personal development needs of the learner and promotes effective teaching. As part of our mission the college community is involved in an ongoing process to endeavor to help us improve the quality of learning and programs/services. In order to help us maintain a successful outcomes assessment process, students will routinely be asked to participate in departmental assessments as well as institution wide surveys and assessments.
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