AGEC-S is a 35-credit lower-division General Education curriculum block that fulfills the lower-division General Education requirements of majors with more stringent mathematics and mathematics-based science requirements at all three Arizona State Universities. (e.g. Biology or Chemistry).
Minimum credit hours required: 35
General Education Requirements:
35 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition I (3)
ENG 102 College Composition II (3)
MAT 220 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (5) or higher AGEC math course (3).
Courses from two or more disciplines must be selected from the approved general education courses in the Arts/Humanities category.
Social/Behavioral Sciences 6
Courses from two or more disciplines must be selected from the approved General Education courses in the Social/Behavioral category.
Physical/Biological Sciences 8
BIO 181 – Unity of Life I: Life of the Cell (4) &
BIO 182 – Unity of Life II: Multi–cellular Organisms(4)
CHM 151 – General Chemistry I (5) &
CHM 152 – General Chemistry II (5)
PHY 161 – University Physics I (4) &
PHY 262 – University Physics II (4)
Subject based on Major – Using a transfer guide, select two courses in Mathematics above calculus
and/or Science from the following content areas to complete 35 credit hours: Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geology, Physical Geography, Physics, or Zoology.
Each Special Requirement must be met within the General Education Requirements:
• Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry
• Ethnic/Race/Gender Awareness
• Contemporary Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness
The outcomes identified below define the knowledge and skill sets
that graduates will possess at the end of their program of study.
1. Communication Skills
a. Plan, construct, and present logical, coherent, well-supported arguments with consideration of target audience.
b. Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing, at a college-level
c. Demonstrate listening and comprehension skills for effective communications
d. Use appropriate technology for communication and information gathering
2. Thinking Skills
a. Formulate vital questions and problems in a clear and precise manner
b. Gather, assess, and interpret information within a theoretical framework
c. Develop well-reasoned conclusions and solutions to problems
d. Recognize and assess the assumptions, implications, and consequences of various theoretical frameworks
3. Diversity and Global Awareness
a. Analyze the complexity of humanity and its significance for the individual and for society
b. Describe the interaction between individuals, their culture, and the physical environment
c. Evaluate the continuity of events/issues over time
4. Ethical and Civil Values
a. Recognize the consequences and significance of one’s actions
b. Understand social values and the implications of those