General Studies

Academic Division of Liberal Arts

The focus of the Liberal Arts Program is to provide the student with a breadth of program offerings in a chosen field of study.

Liberal Arts students may focus their program in the following concentration areas: Behavioral Science, English, History/Government, Humanities, Mathematics, Psychology, Social Science or Sociology. All concentration electives must be selected in the chosen area of study.

The courses tab only lists the core curriculum. For more information about this program, please speak with an Academic Advisor.

Download the General Studies Associate in Arts Degree overview sheet.

Degrees

The focus of the Liberal Arts Program is to provide the student with a breadth of program offerings in a chosen field of study.

Liberal Arts students may focus their program in the following concentration areas: Behavioral Science, English, History/Government, Humanities, Mathematics, Psychology, Social Science or Sociology. All concentration electives must be selected in the chosen area of study.

Program Outcomes
At the completion of the program the student should be able to:

  • Think critically
  • Think quantitatively
  • Communicate effectively
  • Use logic to acquire, assess, and integrate new information
  • Explain the nature and societal implications of global relationships among diverse cultures
  • Apply ethical criteria to a variety of intellectual, social, and personal situations
  • Apply aesthetic criteria to a variety of intellectual, natural, artistic, and social phenomena
  • Demonstrate a broad theoretical and practical knowledge of one field of study from among the liberal arts and science concentrations

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Quincy

General Studies Courses
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    • Code
    • Course
    • Credits
    • IDS 167
    • First Year Seminar
    • 3
    This experiential course welcomes students into the academic learning community of Quincy College. It provides students with the information and strategies they need to be successful in college and beyond. The course focuses on topics such as students’ rights and responsibilities, intellectual integrity, academic policies and procedures, support services, educational planning and transfer information. In addition, students will begin to explore majors and career options and in the process will learn and practice a series of academic skills that are transferable to the workplace and continued education. The course is mandatory for all students who are seeking associate’s degrees and who have fewer than 12 college credits. It is expected that students will take this course in their first semester at Quincy College.
    • ENG 101
    • English Composition I
    • 3
    A required course for all students who have demonstrated acceptable writing proficiency as measured by a standard test or satisfactory completion of ENG 090. This course will emphasize developing the student’s ability to articulate his/her thoughts in writing a coherent, unified, and well-structured composition. The student will write a series of papers. The student will also learn the techniques needed to produce a library research paper. The required research paper is a major component of the course.
    • CSI 101
    • Introduction to Computers
    • 3
    This course introduces the student to the theory, structure, and application of computers. Topics include word processing, spread sheeting, presentation, and database management (software).
    • ENG 102
    • English Composition II
    • 3
    A required course, which introduces the student to themes and techniques in the basic genres of literature: the short story, drama, and poetry. Expository papers may be written in response to ideas embodied in literature. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or permission of instructor.

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