General Education requirements provide the liberal arts tradition, the intellectual foundation that enables students to expand their perspectives beyond the focus of a major. UMass Global graduates will be intellectually flexible, creative, articulate, and prepared for active and life-long participation in the knowledge-based world of the 21st century. UMass Global GE requirements are comprised of 6 Subdomains and 13 Competencies:
COMC 410 Interpersonal Communications
Understand the skills required to interact effectively with others.
COMC 101 Oral Communications
Deliver a well-organized oral presentation using delivery techniques and supporting materials appropriate for the audience
ENGC 103 Written Communications Level A
Identify and apply key components of effective writing skills and APA.
ENGC 104 Written Communications Level B
Compose written arguments that are coherent, grammatically correct, and rhetorically aware.
PHLC 110 Creative and Critical Thinking
Develop a creative solution to a historical, social, ethnic, economic, technological, and/or geographic problem.
HUMC 110 Disciplinary Relationships
Analyze relationships between disciplines such as history, literature, religion, philosophy, and the fine arts.
HUMC 115 Human Experience
Analyze the ways in which the human experience is influenced by historical, social, ethnic, economic, technological, and/or geographic contexts.
SUBDOMAIN: Information Literacy
LBSC 320 Information Literacy Level A
Evaluate and cite various information resources to understand ethical research practices.
LBSC 321 Information Literacy Level B
Apply academic research practices to complete an academic research project.
SUBDOMAIN: Natural Sciences
NSCC 115 Methods and Applications
Apply the principles, concepts, and methods of the natural sciences.
NSCC 111 Principles and Concepts, Level A
Understand the Scientific Method as a process and master the fundamental principles, concepts, and methods of biology.
NSCC 112 Principles & Concepts Level B
Master the fundamental principles, concepts, and methods of chemistry and environmental science.
SUBDOMAIN: Quantitative Reasoning
MATC 203 Quantitative Fluency, Level B
Apply the concepts of statistical reasoning, data analysis, modeling, and interpretation.
MATC 103 Quantitative Literacy, Level A
Explain accurate calculations and symbolic operations used to interpret social and economic trends.
SUBDOMAIN: Social Sciences
SOSC 110 Behavior and Cognition
Evaluate individual, organizational, and social behavior.
SOSC 115 Social Systems
Using a social systems perspective, investigate global problems and develop possible solutions.