Nov 18, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog

General Education Courses


General Education at Grand Rapids Community College is comprised of two goals. The first is to expand and deepen our students’ understanding of the intellectual traditions that constitute the liberal arts and sciences. To that end, General Education courses at GRCC combine content knowledge with broadly-applicable academic skills such as critical thinking and communication. The second is to provide students with a set of courses that help meet their educational and career goals. In keeping with this goal, GRCC recognizes the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) and includes General Education coursework in its transfer and workforce Associates degree programs. General Education at GRCC builds knowledge, skills, and attitudes that every college-educated person should possess.

The GRCC General Education Program is comprised of English Composition and Communications, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The courses that fall within the distribution groups are listed below:


General Education


 

 

English Composition and Communications


Humanities


Select two (2) Humanities courses from two (2) different disciplines (subjects) from the list below.

 

Foreign Language


Only one (1) Foreign Language course may be used as a Humanities General Education Elective.

History


For students who are in the 2016-2017 catalog year and after, a History course can now meet either a Humanities or Social Sciences requirement.  Please note each History course can only count as either a Humanities or Social Science, not both.

Theater


Social Sciences


Select two (2) Social Sciences General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.

Gender Studies


History


For students who are in the 2016-2017 catalog year and after, a History course can now meet either a Humanities or Social Sciences requirement.  Please note each History course can only count as either a Humanities or Social Science, not both.

Psychology


Natural Sciences and Mathematics


Math (Does not meet MTA Requirement)


Natural Science (with Lab)