AGEC-S is a 35-37 semester-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. The block will transfer without loss of credit from any Arizona public community college to any other Arizona public community college or university, and is for students who intend to transfer into majors with more stringent mathematics and mathematics-based science requirements.
I. Subject Area Distribution:
A. First-Year Composition 6 semester credits
B. Mathematics: 3 semester credits
C. Arts and Humanities 6 semester credits
D. Social and Behavioral Sciences 6 semester credits
E. Physical and Biological Sciences 8 semester credit
F. AGEC- S Options: Mathematics or Science appropriate to major 6-8 semester credits
35-37 semester credits
II. Subject Area Requirements
A. FRESHMAN COMPOSITION: The Freshman Composition requirement must be fulfilled by completion of a one-year lower division English Composition sequence. Courses designed exclusively for satisfaction of preparatory composition cannot be counted toward fulfillment of this requirement.
B. MATHEMATICS: Acceptable courses include the first course in the calculus sequence or any mathematics course for which that course is a prerequisite.
C. ARTS AND HUMANITIES: Courses that can be used to fulfill this requirement may include art, dance, humanities, literature, music, philosophy, religion, theatre arts, or western civilization. Students are encouraged to choose course work from more than one discipline.
D. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: Courses in this requirement may include anthropology, economics, ethnic/race/gender studies, history, political science, psychology, cultural geography, linguistics, or sociology. Students are encouraged to choose course work from more than one discipline.
E. SCIENCE: 8 credits of university chemistry, or 8 credits of university physics, or 8 credits of university biology. Students should select the science appropriate the major.
AGEC S -OPTIONS: Includes additional courses approved for subject area or special requirements which enhance the AGEC-S and expand the preparation of students prior to transfer. Courses in this area should be selected according to major. Courses in this requirement include mathematics courses above Calculus I and/or science courses from astronomy, biology, botany, environmental science, chemistry, geology, physics, physical geography, or zoology.
III. Special Requirements
An approved AGEC-S must contain an intensive writing and critical inquiry component and specified awareness area components.
A. Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry
At least one course after the completion of one semester of the English Composition requirement shall involve the development of competence in written discourse and involve the gathering, interpretation, and evaluation of evidence
B. Awareness Areas
1. One course emphasizing ethnic/race/gender awareness is required.
2. One course emphasizing contemporary global/international awareness or
historical awareness is required
IV. Special Requirement Structures
The requirements for the intensive writing and critical inquiry component and the specified awareness area components may be met through one of the alternatives listed below.
A. Alternative 1 - Specific Course Alternative
a. At least 3 semester credits of course work in intensive writing and critical inquiry.
b. At least 3 semester credits of course work in ethnic/race/gender awareness.
c. At least 3 semester credits of course work emphasizing contemporary global/international awareness or historical awareness.
B. Alternative 2 - Program Alternative
Requirements embedded in total general education course work program.
C. Alternative 3 - Any combination of Alternative 1 and Alternative 2.