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.
Students will demonstrate a basic knowledge of the persons, geography, and stories contained within the Biblical text.
Students will demonstrate and apply a basic knowledge and comprehension of Pentecostal Biblical doctrine.
Students will produce persuasive and informative oral presentations in diverse settings using an appropriate style and delivery.
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.
Students will analyze and interpret literary text and support that analysis and interpretation with evidence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
*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.
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.
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.
Students will develop a capacity for active citizenship, ethics, social responsibility, personal growth, and skills for lifelong learning in a global society.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of, participate in, and perform basic physical education and wellness activities.