2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Curriculum


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The General Education Curriculum provides the key elements of a traditional liberal arts education. Students will learn the foundational skills necessary to be successful in college and will explore the liberal arts through a variety of subcategories designed to offer knowledge across a variety of fields and disciplines.

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FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS (18 hours)


The foundational skills required below are essential for students to be successful in college and in the career paths they choose.

Introducation to College Success (3 hours)


Mountain Lion 1000 will facilitate students’ transition to Young Harris College and encourage the development of foundational skills for academic and personal success. Students will learn how to become members of the college community and engaged citizens in a broader world. By the end of the course, students will explore their personal, geographic, and cultural contexts; identify personal goals and values; develop core literacies and critical thinking skills for scholarly inquiry; and establish organizational and time-management habits.

Student Learning Outcome (SLO1): Students will demonstrate efforts to explore connections with diverse members of the college and local communities.

Student Learning Outcome (SLO2): Identify personal goals and values.

Student Learning Outcome (SLO3): Demonstrate information literacy skills necessary for scholarly inquiry.

Student Learning Outcome (SLO4): Explain how the academic services and policies of Young Harris College support the liberal arts approach to education.

Students must take the following:

Communicate Effectively (9 hours)


Communicate effectively is concerned with creating coherent arguments through both written and verbal methods.

Student Learning Outcome (SLO): Students will construct well-supported, logical arguments.

Students must take the following:

Quantitative Analysis (3 hours)


Quantitative analysis is concerned with solving theoretical and applied problems through mathematical methods. 

Student Learning Outcome (SLO): Students will solve problems by analyzing relationships between quantities.

Students must choose one from the following:

History and Constitution (3 hours)


The state of Georgia requires all candidates for college degrees to possess and demonstrate a reasonable mastery of United States history, Georgia history, the United States Constitution and the Georgia Constitution. 

Student Learning Outcome (SLO):  Students will demonstrate knowledge of the history and constitution of the United States and Georgia by course work or examination.

Students must choose one from the following:

EXPLORING THE LIBERAL ARTS (13 hours)


The required courses below are part of a liberal arts education that provides exposure to and interaction with a broad arrangement of fields and disciplines. 

Natural Sciences (4 hours)


The Natural Sciences seek to understand the physical world and universe through use of the scientific method and the accumulated body of knowledge.

Student Learning Outcome (SLO 1):  Students will demonstrate an understanding of how to apply the methods of scientific inquiry to gain knowledge of the physical world and universe through laboratory experiences.

Student Learning Outcome (SLO 2): Students will demonstrate knowledge of concepts and principles particular to a chosen scientific discipline.

Students must choose one from the following:

Humanities (3 hours)


Humanities are concerned with the understanding of literature, history, philosophy, and religious thought. 

Student Learning Outcome (SLO):  Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of one manner in which literature, philosophy, history, or religious thought has contributed substantially to shaping their own experience and/or the experiences of their fellow human beings.

Students must choose one from the following:

Engage Art (3 hours)


Fine Arts are concerned with the understanding of art, music, and theatre. 

Student Learning Outcome (SLO)Students will conduct historical, contextual, and/or critical analysis of the Fine Arts.

Students must choose one course from the following:

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


Social and Behavioral Sciences use scientific methods to understand and explain social phenomena. 

Student Learning Outcome (SLO):  Students will demonstrate an understanding of concepts that shape social phenomena.

Students must choose one course from the following:

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