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General Education

The General Education Program at American Indian College is based on the following Core Competencies: Biblical and Theological Studies, Oral and Written Communication, Scientific Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis, Social and Human Behavior, Civic and Community Engagement, Technology and Information Literacy, Human Values and Ethical Reasoning and Health and Wellness. The program is designed to develop intellectual skills that will enhance the student’s professional, civic, and personal life. Students will learn how to analyze the world around them from different perspectives, how to communicate their ideas and understand the ideas of others, how to solve problems, and how to apply their knowledge to real-world projects. (42 Credits)

Listed below are the objectives with corresponding courses.

Biblical Studies & Theology – 9 credits

Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the persons, geography, and stories contained within the Biblical text.

  • BIB 113 – Old Testament Survey
  • BIB 123 – New Testament Survey

Students will demonstrate and apply a basic knowledge and comprehension of Pentecostal Biblical doctrine.

  • THE 113 – Essentials of Pentecostal Theology
Communication Skills – 12 credits

Students will produce persuasive and informative oral presentations in diverse settings using an appropriate style and delivery.

  • COM 243 – Fundamentals of Public Speaking

Students will identify and use rhetorical strategies (i.e., invention, arrangement and style) in the processes of analyzing and composing texts; produce effective written, visual and oral texts, given diverse purposes, genres and audiences and explain the importance of ethical communication as practiced within academic, civic and professional communities.

  • ENG 103 – English I
  • ENG 113 – English II

Students will analyze and interpret literary text and support that analysis and interpretation with evidence.

  • LIT/ENG 123 – Introduction to Literature; Or
  • LIT 343 – Native American Literature
Scientific Reasoning and Quantitative Analysis – 7 credits

Students will solve problems using basic mathematical concepts including use of numbers and the structure of number systems, theories of mathematical operations, linear equations, polynomials, factoring, exponents, roots and radicals.

  • MAT 213 – College Algebra; Or
  • MAT 203 – Business

Students will investigate the fundamental principles of the natural sciences and apply scientific methods of inquiry to explain the natural world from a Christian-world perspective.

Students will engage in free and open inquiry that fosters mutual respect across multiple cultures and perspectives.

  • SCI 213 – Biological Science; Or
  • SCI 223 – Physical Science
  • SCI 211 – Biological Science Lab
  • SCI 221 – Physical Science Lab
Social and Human Behavior – 3 credits

Students will describe and explain findings derived from the application of fundamental principles of empirical scientific inquiry which is biblically integrated and culturally relevant to illuminate and analyze social and human behavior.

  • PSY 123 – Introduction to Psychology; Or
  • SOC 113 – Introduction to Sociology
Civic and Community Engagement – 3 Credits

Students will investigate the people and events corresponding to a specific time period of American history (pre-Spanish American War, post Spanish American War, or American Indian History) and relate their findings to current conditions.

  • HIS 113 – American History I; Or
  • HIS 123 – American History II*; Or
  • GOV 213 – American Government*; Or
  • HIS 223 – History of the American Indian

*Elementary Education majors are already required to take HIS 123 and GOV 213 as part of their program of study related to subject matter competency. The General Education choices for Elementary Education majors will therefore be HIS 113 or HIS 223.

Technology and Information Literacy – 3 Credits

Students will use research resources effectively and incorporate the information obtained into their academic and creative endeavors. They will demonstrate their ability to locate, evaluate, organize and use research material from a broad range of sources. Student will be able to format and document source material in properly constructed papers, presentations, and a variety of visual formats.

  • TEC 163 – Business Technology; Or
  • TEC 173 – Educational Technology
Human Values and Ethical Reasoning – 3 Credits

Students will interpret practices and principles that contribute to strong learning, life skills, academic socialization, and integration of Biblical values as practiced within the American Indian College community.

  • PSY 103 – College Success

Students will develop a capacity for active citizenship, ethics, social responsibility, personal growth, and skills for lifelong learning in a global society.

  • PSY 103 – College Success
Health and Wellness – 2 credits

Students will demonstrate knowledge of, participate in, and perform basic physical education and wellness activities.

  • PED 121 – Physical Education I; And
  • PED 141 – Physical Education II; Or
  • PED 202 – Total Wellness