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General Education Courses

Division of Arts and Sciences

Apply your coursework to everyday life and work by taking general-education courses that support your field of study. Improve professional practice through action, reflection, and adaption. 

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PHI2000
Ethics

Learners in this course explore major philosophical approaches to evaluating moral actions and apply them to contemporary issues. Learners reflect on their own moral beliefs and the ways these beliefs influence and inform their moral judgments and behavior.

6 quarter credits
COM2000
Intercultural Communications

Learners in this course demonstrate and apply knowledge of cultural differences associated with values, norms, social interaction, and code systems. Learners also analyze the effects those differences have on inter- and cross-cultural communication.

6 quarter credits
MAT1050
College Algebra

Learners in this course evaluate and perform linear, exponential, logarithmic, and other mathematical functions that include algebraic, graphic, and numeric properties. Learners then apply these concepts to the social and natural sciences, business, and everyday life.

6 quarter credits
HUM1000
Introduction to the Humanities

This course focuses on a variety of humanities-associated fields, including arts, philosophy, and religion. Learners develop and demonstrate an understanding of the uniqueness and interrelatedness of these fields. Learners also examine the ways the humanities significantly shape the cultures in which they are found and assess the cultural values and vision of the human condition.

6 quarter credits
PHI3200
Ethics in Health Care

Learners in this course gain a better understanding of the ethical issues associated with the health care profession and the conceptual framework health care professionals use to make ethical decisions. Learners examine current and emerging ethical health care issues related to the various stages of the lifecycle and the quality of life. Learners also explore ethical issues associated with patient care from the perspectives of various health care professionals, including physicians, nurses, and administrators through the use of authentic, real-world examples.

6 quarter credits
SOC2000
Cultural Diversity

Learners in this course gain and demonstrate an understanding of cultural diversity from a sociological perspective and identify the ways the societal structure affects micro-level experience. Learners evaluate theories that explain the cultural foundations of prejudice and discrimination, analyze the differences between majority and minority groups and racial and ethnic groups, and investigate the role of power in creating and supporting these differences at the structural level. Learners also assess the relationship between race, gender, and economics by examining past and current experiences of American minority groups.

6 quarter credits
ENG1000
English Composition

This course is an introduction to writing research techniques and various forms of writing, including expository writing. Learners strengthen and demonstrate their ability to think critically; to develop and organize writing topics; and to revise their writing for clarity of purpose, readability, and style.

6 quarter credits
MAT2001
Statistical Reasoning

This course introduces fundamental concepts of elementary statistics, including descriptive statistics, methods of counting, probability distributions, approximations, estimation, and hypothesis testing. Learners use these concepts to apply and interpret statistical results.

6 quarter credits
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COM3700
Conflict Resolution

In this course, learners identify and analyze the factors that promote conflict and apply the fundamental skills and tools used to resolve conflict in personal and professional situations.

6 quarter credits
BIO1000
Human Biology

In this course, learners develop and demonstrate their knowledge of fundamental biological principles as they relate to human beings. Course topics include the molecular and cellular basis of life, genetics, organ systems, and the impact of nutrition and exercise on human health. The course also includes lab experience.

6 quarter credits
HUM1055
Approaches to Studying Religions

In this course, learners apply analytical concepts to discuss the subject of religion. Learners examine terminology related to the study of religions, examine the characteristics of different religions, and explore the function of religion in peoples’ lives.

3 quarter credits
BIO2000
Environmental Health

In this course, learners use a multidisciplinary approach to identify and describe the environmental factors impacting individual and community health. Learners analyze the effects of various physical, biological, and chemical agents on the body and identify strategies to minimize the negative effects. Learners also assess and apply ways to protect and promote health and positively influence the quality of the environment.

6 quarter credits
SOC3400
Social Deviance

In this course, learners gain and apply an understanding of the fundamental concepts and theories of the sociological study of deviance. Learners evaluate deviant behavior from historical and social perspectives and identify contemporary issues involving deviance. Learners also analyze informal and formal means of controlling deviance, including the role of the criminal justice system as a form of social control of deviant behavior.

6 quarter credits
ENG3300
Business and Technical Writing

In this course, learners write common business genres for a variety of purposes and audiences. Learners focus on principles of ethical, group, and supervisory written communication in the 21st century workplace.

6 quarter credits
COM4100
Media and Culture

In this course, learners analyze communication processes and the influence of broadcast and social media on society. Learners assess key economic, political, ethical, and social issues in intrapersonal, interpersonal and mass communication; and develop skills needed to critically consume and produce media.

6 quarter credits

All Division of Arts and Sciences individual courses* are offered online and available for degree-seeking and nondegree-seeking students. 

*See the Capella University Catalogue for the full course description for your course.

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