Johnson State College’s General Education Curriculum (GEC), a program of integrative learning, addresses the accelerating pace of change in all areas of society at the local, national and global levels. The goals and outcomes of the GEC are designed to equip graduates with the skills to flourish in a world marked by constant innovation and global interdependence.
As the mission statement for the College’s GEC states, “In order to help students enrich their lives and become fully engaged citizens of their world, the Johnson State College General Education Program strengthens the foundations of written and oral communication, mathematics and quantitative reasoning, and understanding of the scientific method. It complements the depth of the [student’s chosen] major with a breadth of experiences that cross disciplinary boundaries and emphasize connections between the student and the community.”
Essential Learning Outcomes for Students:
- Broad knowledge of human cultures and the natural and physical world, including social sciences, natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, histories and the arts;
- Intellectual and practical skills, including effective writing, inquiry, quantitative and information literacy, and teamwork and problem solving;
- Integrative learning, including the capacity to adapt knowledge, skills and responsibilities to new settings and questions.
(Adapted from College Learning for the New Global Century, Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2007)
There are two General Education programs in place at Johnson State College: