Associate in Arts General Education & Graduation Requirements

Academic Year 2022-2023

Area 1 Communication (9 Credits)

Take ENC1101 COMPOSITION I, ENC1102 COMPOSITION II and one Oral Communication Course.

Course Title Credits
Composition
ENC1101COMPOSITION I (W) (C1) (C2)3.00
ENC1102COMPOSITION II (W) (C1) (C2)3.00
Oral Communication / Speech (3 credits - select one)
SPC1017INTRODUCTION TO SPEECH COMMUNICATION (I)3.00
SPC1608INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING (I) (C4)3.00
SPC1065SPEAKING FOR PROFESSIONALS3.00
SPC1511ARGUMENTATION AND DEBATE3.00
(C1)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam (CBE) while enrolled at the Postsecondary level.

(C2)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam only available while a student is enrolled in high school.

(C3)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam for certain military personnel while on active duty.

(C4)

May be satisfied by PLA option. Note: Not all CBE or PLA options are available to all students, see www.broward.edu/cpl.

(I)

Satisfies the International/Intercultural requirement.

(W)

Satisfies Writing requirement.

 
 

Area 2 Humanities (6 Credits)

Take a minimum of two courses. At least one of the courses must be from the Core list. Both courses can be from the Core list.

Course Title Credits
Core
Select at least one of the following:
ARH2000ART APPRECIATION (W) (I) (C1) (C2)3.00
HUM1020FOUNDATIONS OF THE HUMANITIES (W) (I)3.00
LIT2000INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE (W) (I) (C2)3.00
MUL2010MUSIC APPRECIATION (I) (C1) (C2)3.00
PHI2010INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY (W) (I) (C2)3.00
THE2000THEATRE APPRECIATION (W) (I) (C2)3.00
Literature
AML2010AMERICAN LITERATURE: COLONIAL TO 1900 (W) (I) (C1)3.00
AML2020AMERICAN LITERATURE 1900-PRESENT (W) (I)3.00
AML2600AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (W) (I)3.00
AML2631US HISPANIC/LATINO LITERATURE (W) (I)3.00
ENG2101THE FILM AS LITERATURE (W) (I)3.00
ENL2012BRITISH LITERATURE TO 1798 (W) (I)3.00
ENL2022BRITISH LITERATURE SINCE 1798 (W) (I)3.00
ENL2330INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE (W) (I)3.00
LIT2020INTRODUCTION TO THE SHORT STORY (W) (I)3.00
LIT2030INTRODUCTION TO POETRY (W) (I)3.00
LIT2110WORLD LITERATURE FROM ANCIENT WORLD THROUGHRENAISSANCE (W) (I) (C2)3.00
LIT2120WORLD LITERATURE FROM ENLIGHTENMENT TO MODERN (W) (I)3.00
LIT2190CARIBBEAN LITERATURE (W) (I)3.00
LIT2310LITERATURE OF THE FANTASTIC: SCIENCE FICTION,FANTASY, AND HORROR (W) (I)3.00
Foreign Languages
ASL2160AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE III (I)4.00
FRE2220INTERMEDIATE FRENCH I (I) (C3)4.00
ITA2220INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN READING & CONVERSATION I (I)4.00
SPN2220INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I (I) (C2) (C3)4.00
SPN2201INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II (I) (C2)4.00
SPN2340BEGINNING SPANISH FOR SPANISH SPEAKERS I (I)4.00
Visual and Performing Art : Art
ARH2050WORLD ART HISTORY (W) (I) (C2)3.00
ARH2051ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN (W) (I) (C)3.00
Visual and Performing Art : Music
MUH2019DEVELOPMENT OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC (I)3.00
MUH2111MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE I: MEDIEVAL-CLASSICAL (I)3.00
MUH2112MUSIC HISTORY AND LITERATURE II ROMANTIC TO MODERN (I)3.00
Visual and Performing Art : Other
DAN2100DANCE APPRECIATION (W) (I)3.00
FIL2000FILM APPRECIATION (W) (I) (C2)3.00
THE2300SCRIPT ANALYSIS (W) (I)3.00
Architecture
ARC1701SURVEY OF ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY (W) (I)3.00
ARC2201THEORY OF ARCHITECTURE (W) (I)3.00
Philosophy
PHI1100INTRODUCTORY LOGIC (W) (C1)3.00
PHI2600INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (W) (I)3.00
Religion
REL2000INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION (W) (I)3.00
REL2300WORLD RELIGIONS (W) (I) (C1) (C2)3.00
(C1)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam (CBE) while enrolled at the Postsecondary level.

(C2)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam only available while a student is enrolled in high school.

(C3)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam for certain military personnel while on active duty.

(C4)

May be satisfied by PLA option. Note: Not all CBE or PLA options are available to all students, see www.broward.edu/cpl.

(I)

Satisfies the International/Intercultural requirement.

(W)

Satisfies Writing requirement.

Area 3 Social/Behavioral Sciences (6 Credits)

Take a minimum of two courses. At least one course must be from the Core list. Both courses can be from the Core list. **Depending on Effective Catalog Year, students may be required to meet the Civic Literacy requirement. See below for more details. Consult with an academic advisor.

Course Title Credits
Core
Select at least one of the following:
AMH2020HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES SINCE 1877 (W) (C1) (C2)3.00
POS2041NATIONAL GOVERNMENT (W) (C1) (C2)3.00
ANT2000INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY (W) (I) (C1)3.00
ECO2013PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (W) (C1) (C2)3.00
PSY2012GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (W) (I) (C1) (C2)3.00
SYG2000PRINCIPLES OF SOCIOLOGY (W) (I) (C1) (C2)3.00
Social Science
AMH2010HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES TO 1877 (W) (C1) (C2)3.00
AMH2091SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY (W) (I)3.00
EUH1000WESTERN CIVILIZATION: ANCIENT THROUGH RENAISSANCE (W) (I) (C1) (C2)3.00
EUH1001WESTERN CIVILIZATION: REFORMATION THROUGH MODERN (W) (I) (C1) (C2)3.00
GEA2000WORLD GEOGRAPHY (W) (I) (C)3.00
GEO1000INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY (W) (I)3.00
GEO2370CONSERVATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES (W) (I)3.00
GEO2420INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN / CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY (W) (I) (C2)3.00
INR2002INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (W) (I)3.00
POS2112STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT (W)3.00
WOH2040WORLD IN THE 20TH CENTURY (W) (I) (C1) (C2)3.00
Behavioral Science
ANT2140INTRO TO ARCHAEOLOGY (W) (I) (C2)3.00
ANT2211INTRODUCTION TO WORLD ETHNOLOGY PEOPLES OF THEWORLD (W) (I)3.00
DEP2002DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY I: CHILD PSYCHOLOGY (W) (I)3.00
DEP2004DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (W) (I) (C1)3.00
DEP2302DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCH II: ADOLESCENT & YOUNG ADULT (W) (I)3.00
ECO2023PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (C1) (C2)3.00
SOP2002SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (W) (I)3.00
SYG2010SOCIAL PROBLEMS (W) (I)3.00
SYG2340SOCIOLOGY OF HUMAN SEXUALITY (W) (I)3.00
(C1)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam (CBE) while enrolled at the Postsecondary level.

(C2)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam only available while a student is enrolled in high school.

(C3)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam for certain military personnel while on active duty.

(C4)

May be satisfied by PLA option. Note: Not all CBE or PLA options are available to all students, see www.broward.edu/cpl.

(I)

Satisfies the International/Intercultural requirement.

(W)

Satisfies Writing requirement.

Area 4 Natural Sciences (6 Credits)

Take a minimum of two science lecture courses. One must be from the Core list. Both courses can be from the Core list. The following courses do not require a lab pre/corequisite: BSC1005, EVR1001, AST1002, CHM1020, ESC1000, BSC1311, BSC1084, BOT2800, ENY1001, CHM1032, GLY1010, GLY1100, OCE1001, PHY1001.

Course Title Credits
Core
Select at least one of the following:
BSC1005BIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES FOR NON-MAJORS (C1) (C2)3.00
BSC2010INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY I (C2)3.00
BSC2085HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I3.00
EVR1001INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE (C2)3.00
AST1002HORIZONS IN ASTRONOMY (C1)3.00
CHM1020CHEMISTRY IN EVERYDAY LIFE (C1) (C2)3.00
CHM1045GENERAL CHEMISTRY 1 (C2)3.00
ESC1000EARTH SCIENCE (C1)3.00
PHY2048GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I (C2)4.00
PHY2053GENERAL PHYSICS I (C2)3.00
PHY1020: PHYSICS FOR LIBERAL ARTS (C1) (C2) *Not offered at BC, but accepted as GE core from other Florida colleges and state universities.3.00
Biological Science
BSC1311INTRODUCTION TO MARINE BIOLOGY (C2)3.00
BSC1084BASIC ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY3.00
BOT2010GENERAL BOTANY3.00
BOT2800PLANTS AND PEOPLE (I)3.00
ENY1001BUGS AND PEOPLE (I)3.00
ZOO2010GENERAL ZOOLOGY3.00
Physical Science
CHM1032CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES 13.00
GLY1010PHYSICAL GEOLOGY3.00
GLY1100HISTORICAL GEOLOGY3.00
OCE1001INTRODUCTORY OCEANOGRAPHY (C2)3.00
PHY1001APPLIED PHYSICS3.00
PHY2049GENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II (C2)4.00
PHY2054GENERAL PHYSICS II (C2)3.00
(C1)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam (CBE) while enrolled at the Postsecondary level.

(C2)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam only available while a student is enrolled in high school.

(C3)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam for certain military personnel while on active duty.

(C4)

May be satisfied by PLA option. Note: Not all CBE or PLA options are available to all students, see www.broward.edu/cpl.

(I)

Satisfies the International/Intercultural requirement.

(W)

Satisfies Writing requirement.

Area 5 Mathematics (3 Credits)

Take one math course from the list below. All students are still required to complete two college-level math courses to meet graduation requirements. At least one of the math courses must be a general education math course from the list below. Consult with an academic advisor.

Course Title Credits
MAC1105COLLEGE ALGEBRA (C) (C1) (C2)3.00
MAC1105CCOREQUISITE COLLEGE ALGEBRA5.00
MAC2311CALCULUS AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY I (C1) (C2)5.00
MGF1106FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICAL REASONING (C1)3.00
MGF1107SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS (C1)3.00
STA2023STATISTICS (C1) (C2)3.00
MAC1114TRIGONOMETRY (C1) (C2)3.00
MAC1140PRE CALCULUS ALGEBRA (C1) (C2)3.00
MAC1147PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY (C1) (C2)5.00
MAC2233CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, SOCIAL AND LIFE SCIENCES (C1) (C2)3.00
(C1)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam (CBE) while enrolled at the Postsecondary level.

(C2)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam only available while a student is enrolled in high school.

(C3)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam for certain military personnel while on active duty.

(C4)

May be satisfied by PLA option. Note: Not all CBE or PLA options are available to all students, see www.broward.edu/cpl.

(I)

Satisfies the International/Intercultural requirement.

(W)

Satisfies Writing requirement.

*

Students may choose to complete a preparatory math course, MAT0022, prior to enrolling in a college-level math course. MAT0022 will not count as elective credit and does not satisfy the college-level math requirement.

Area 6 Additional General Education Options (6 Credits)

If a student has general education credits available after completing the other areas, the courses below and any course from the 5 other areas, can be used to satisfy the required 36 general education credits. Take any two courses from the below list OR from the other 5 areas. Courses must equal to a minimum of 6 credits.

Course Title Credits
Foreign Language
ASL1140AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE I (I)4.00
ASL1150AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE II (I)4.00
FRE1120BEGINNING FRENCH I (I) (C1) (C2) (C3)4.00
FRE1121BEGINNING FRENCH II (I) (C1) (C2) (C3)4.00
GER1120BEGINNING GERMAN I (I) (C1) (C2) (C3)4.00
GER1121BEGINNING GERMAN II (I) (C1) (C2) (C3)4.00
HBR1120BEGINNING HEBREW I (I) (C3)4.00
HBR1121BEGINNING HEBREW II (I) (C3)4.00
ITA1120ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I (I) (C2)4.00
ITA1121BEGINNING ITALIAN II (I) (C2)4.00
SPN1120BEGINNING SPANISH I (I) (C1) (C2) (C3)4.00
SPN1121BEGINNING SPANISH II (I) (C1) (C2) (C3)4.00
Creative Writing
CRW1001CREATIVE WRITING I (W) (I)3.00
College Success
SLS1501COLLEGE SUCCESS SKILLS1.00
SLS1001STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS3.00
SLS1102STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR ACADEMIC SUCESS2.00
Personal Finance
FIN2100PERSONAL FINANCE (C1) (C4)3.00
Biological Science Labs
BOT2010LGENERAL BOTANY LABORATORY1.00
BSC1005LBIOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES FOR NON-MAJORS LAB (C2)1.00
BSC2010LINTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY I LABORATORY (C2)1.00
BSC2085LHUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LABORATORY1.00
ZOO2010LGENERAL ZOOLOGY LABORATORY1.00
Physial Science Labs
AST1022LASTRONOMY LABORATORY1.00
CHM1020LCHEMISTRY FOR EVERDAY LIFE LABORATORY (C2)1.00
CHM1032LCHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES LAB1.00
CHM1045LGENERAL CHEMISTRY I LAB (C2)1.00
ESC1000LEARTH SCIENCE LABORATORY1.00
GLY1010LPHYSICAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY1.00
GLY1100LHISTORICAL GEOLOGY LABORATORY1.00
OCE1001LOCEANOGRAPHY LABORATORY1.00
PHY1001LAPPLIED PHYSICS LAB1.00
PHY2048LGENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS I LAB (C2)1.00
PHY2053LGENERAL PHYSICS I LAB (C2)1.00
PHY2054LGENERAL PHYSICS II LAB (C2)1.00
PHY2049LGENERAL PHYSICS WITH CALCULUS II LAB (C2)1.00
Wellness
HLP1081CTOTAL WELLNESS (I)2.00
HSC2100PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH (C1)3.00
PEM1116CFUNCTIONAL WELLNESS (I)2.00
PEM1131CWEIGHT TRAINING (I)2.00
PEM1141CAEROBIC WELLNESS (I)2.00
(C1)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam (CBE) while enrolled at the Postsecondary level.

(C2)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam only available while a student is enrolled in high school.

(C3)

May be satisfied by a specific credit-by-exam for certain military personnel while on active duty.

(C4)

May be satisfied by PLA option. Note: Not all CBE or PLA options are available to all students, see www.broward.edu/cpl

(I)

Satisfies the International/Intercultural requirement.

(W)

Satisfies Writing requirement.

Program Electives (24 Credits)

Understanding the Elective Courses (24 Credits)

Electives may include any combination of college-level courses recommended/required for a discipline major and/or courses from the General Education offerings in Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences & General Education area 6. Excluded are college preparatory courses and courses designed especially for technical education curricula. When choosing electives, students should give careful attention to their major field of study and to the requirements of the institution to which they plan to transfer. Certain technical/occupational courses can be used to satisfy this area requirement. Please consult with an academic advisor.

Understanding the Graduation Requirements

Writing Requirement (W) (12 credits)

In keeping with the Gordon Rule, all students must take ENC1101 COMPOSITION I, ENC1102 COMPOSITION II, and two additional writing credit courses (6 additional credits) to graduate with the AA. Students must achieve a grade of "C" or higher in the courses to satisfy the writing requirement. Students must be eligible for ENC1101 COMPOSITION I to enroll in designated writing credit courses. Some students who were enrolled in an accredited college or university prior to January 1, 1983, may be exempt from this requirement. Consult with an academic advisor.

(W)

Satisfies Writing requirement.

Math Competency (6 Credits)

To satisfy the mathematics competency for graduation, students will need to successfully complete six (6) credits of college-level math courses with a “C” or higher. This can be accomplished by satisfying either of these two options:

  1. Successfully complete any two of the following Area 5 math courses:
    Course Title Credits
    MAC1105COLLEGE ALGEBRA 13.00
    STA2023STATISTICS3.00
    MGF1106FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICAL REASONING3.00
    MGF1107SURVEY OF MATHEMATICS3.00
    MAC1114TRIGONOMETRY 23.00
    MAC1140PRE CALCULUS ALGEBRA 23.00
    MAC2233CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, SOCIAL AND LIFE SCIENCES3.00
    MAC2311CALCULUS AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY I5.00
     
    1

    Students may complete MAC1105C COREQUISITE COLLEGE ALGEBRA in place of MAC1105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA. Students may not receive credit for both MAC1105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA and MAC1105C COREQUISITE COLLEGE ALGEBRA.

    2

    Students may complete MAC1147 PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY in place of MAC1114 TRIGONOMETRY and MAC1140 PRE CALCULUS ALGEBRA. In this case, completion of a second math course at or above the level of MAC1105 COLLEGE ALGEBRA would be necessary to satisfy graduation requirements for mathematics. Students with credit for MAC1147 PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY may not receive credit for either MAC1140 PRE CALCULUS ALGEBRA or MAC1114 TRIGONOMETRY.

  2.  Successfully complete any one Area 5 math course and any one course from the following list:
    Course Title Credits
    MAC2312CALCULUS AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY II5.00
    MAC2313CALCULUS AND ANALYTICAL GEOMETRY III5.00
    MAP2302DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3.00
    MAD2104DISCRETE MATHEMATICS3.00
    MAS2103LINEAR ALGEBRA3.00

International/Intercultural (I) (1 Course)

Of the 36-credit General Education requirements, three credits must be earned in an approved International/Intercultural course.

(I)

Satisfies the International/Intercultural requirement.

Civic Literacy

In accordance with Florida Statute and Florida Administrative Code, students may need to satisfy the Civic Literacy Graduation Requirement. Visit broward.edu/civicliteracy for more information.

  • If a student’s Effective Catalog Year is Summer 2018 (20183) or prior: No Civic Literacy requirement applies.
  • If a first-time-in-college student’s Effective Catalog Year is Fall 2018 (20191) through Summer 2021 (20213): Pass a Course (POS2041 or AMH2020)  OR  Pass an Approved Assessment: AP Government and Politics: United States, AP United States History, or  CLEP American Government.

  • If a student’s Effective Catalog Year is Fall 2021 (20221) or forward: Pass a Course (POS2041 or AMH2020) AND Pass the Florida Civic Literacy Exam (FCLE) OR Pass an Approved Assessment:*AP Government and Politics: United States, *AP United States History, or  *CLEP American Government.

*Meets both course and assessment requirements.

Digital Literacy

It is recommended that students fulfill the digital literacy requirement within the first 15 credit hours of enrollment at BC by (1) successfully completing the CGS1060C course or by (2) passing an approved digital literacy test, or by (3) credit-by-exam option (Cambridge, AICE, DSST, CLEP or AP), or by (4) earning credit for prior learning (see the College’s website at https://www.broward.edu/admissions/testing/competency_requirements.html).

Foreign Language Competency

Meet foreign language requirement as prescribed in college policy and procedure.

Additional Requirements

  1. Complete prescribed College Preparatory and EAP Program courses, if required (grade of "C" or higher).
  2. Complete 25% of the prescribed college-level semester credit hours at BC.
  3. Earn a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at BC, including transfer credits in courses that comprise the AA degree.
  4. Fulfill all financial and other obligations to the College.

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