General education is the core and foundation of the American educational experience, defining a set of values, skills and ideas that give a sense of coherence and connectedness to the learning process. Yavapai College recognizes that general education is essential for personal and intellectual growth, an effective and innovative workforce, and a successful and vibrant civic society; and is committed to providing students with both curricular and co-curricular experiences that facilitate these important ends. Yavapai College’s General Education program is designed to encourage curiosity and an active interest in the world; practical, disciplined thinking; the development of personal and civic values; and a willingness to acknowledge and appreciate diverse cultural and historical perspectives.
There are two aspects to Yavapai College’s General Education program: the AGEC (Arizona General Education Curriculum) and the YC GECCO (Yavapai College General Education Core Curriculum Outcomes.) The former, mandates by the state of Arizona, ensures that transfer students encounter the topics and disciplines of a traditional liberal arts education. The latter is Yavapai College’s own articulation of the values, skills and knowledge that higher education should address, and applies to all degrees granted by the college.
Completed: January, 2013
Approved by the Curriculum Committee: December, 2012
Last date to submit Quick Start Proposals for 2013-14 is May 13, 2013.