Associate in Arts/Associate in Science

General education provides students the knowledge and abilities necessary for future growth as lifelong learners. The abilities of a generally educated person include, but are not limited to, reading, writing, listening, speaking, observing, calculating, and using technology.

The goals of general education aim toward development of general knowledge and intellectual concepts; a system of personal values; higher level skills in communication, quantification, and thinking; and understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures and environments; and personal responsibility.

General Education objectives are divided into four broad categories: Foundation Knowledge, Thinking Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Social Integration. A complete list of the General Education Objectives are available from the Dean of Arts/Communications/Social Science, the Dean of Math/Education/Science and Health, or the Vice President of Instruction.

Kishwaukee College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows transfer of the completed General Education Core Curriculum between participating institutions. Completion of the General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois assures transferring students that general education requirements for an associate or bachelor degree have been satisfied. A receiving institution may require admitted transfer students to complete an institution-wide and/or mission-related graduation requirement beyond the scope of the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum.

These requirements are effective for students entering Kishwaukee College or any participating Illinois college or university in summer 1998 or later. Students who entered Kishwaukee College prior to summer 1998 may choose to complete the requirements listed below or choose to follow the requirements listed in a prior catalog according to the choice of catalog policy.

A minimum of 64 semester hours are required for the Associate in Arts degree or the Associate in Science degree. In fulfilling the required hours for the degree, no more than four hours of physical education activity courses may be used to fulfill the minimum hours required. Please see cataglog for degree requirements.

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