Associate of General Studies Degree (AGS)

The Associate of General Studies degree provides an educational plan for the student to create a personalized program. It allows the blending of both career and technical and transfer courses without the constraints of specialization. Transferability of the AGS depends upon the courses taken and the receiving institution. Courses must not be developmental.

Requirements

  1. 60 credit hours of course work acceptable toward the degree.
  2. 30 credits of general education with 15 credits from State-guaranteed courses.
  3. A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (a C average).
  4. At least 15 of these credit hours must be earned from PPCC.
  5. Students consult with an advisor and select 30 semester hours of open electives. Electives may include general education courses and/or career and technical courses.

I. Communications (minimum 3 credit hours)

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

3

or

 

 

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

II. Art and Humanities (minimum 3 credit hours)

ARA 111

Arabic Language I

5

ARA 112

Arabic Language II

5

ARA 211

Arabic Language III

3

ART 110

Art Appreciation: AH1

3

ART 111

Art History Ancient to Medieval: AH1

3

ART 112

Art History Renaissance to 1900: AH1

3

ART 113

History of Photography

3

ART 242

Alternative Photo Processes

3

CHI 111

Chinese Language I

5

DAN 125

History of Dance I: AH1

3

FRE 111

French Language I

5

FRE 112

French Language II

5

FRE 211

French Language III: AH4

3

FRE 212

French Language IV: AH4

3

GER 111

German Language I

5

GER 112

German Language II

5

GER 211

German Language III: AH4

3

GER 212

German Language IV: AH4

3

HUM 115

World Mythology: AH2

3

HUM 121

Early Civilizations: AH2

3

HUM 122

Medieval to Modern: AH2

3

HUM 123

The Modern World: AH2

3

ITA 111

Italian Language I

5

ITA 112

Italian Language II

5

ITA 211

Italian Language III: AH4

3

ITA 212

Italian Language IV: AH4

3

JPN 111

Japanese Language I

5

JPN 112

Japanese Language II

5

JPN 211

Japanese Language III: AH4

3

JPN 212

Japanese Language IV: AH4

3

LIT 115

Introduction to Literature: AH2

3

LIT 125

Study of the Short Story

3

LIT 201

World Literature to 1600: AH2

3

LIT 202

World Literature after 1600: AH2

3

LIT 211

American Literature to Civil War: AH2

3

LIT 212

American Literature After the Civil War: AH2

3

LIT 221

British Literature to 1770: AH2

3

LIT 222

British Literature since 1770: AH2

3

LIT 268

Celtic Literature: AH2

3

MUS 120

Music Appreciation: AH1

3

MUS 121

Music History Medieval thru Classical Period: AH1

3

MUS 122

Music History Early Romantic Period to the Present: AH1

3

PHI 111

Introduction to Philosophy: AH3

3

PHI 112

Ethics: AH3

3

PHI 113

Logic: AH3

3

PHI 114

Comparative Religions: AH3

3

PHI 214

Philosophy of Religion: AH3

3

RUS 111

Russian Language I

5

RUS 112

Russian Language II

5

RUS 211

Russian Language III: AH4

3

RUS 212

Russian Language IV: AH4

3

SPA 111

Spanish Language I

5

SPA 112

Spanish Language II

5

SPA 211

Spanish Language III: AH4

3

SPA 212

Spanish Language IV: AH4

3

THE 105

Introduction to the Theatre Arts: AH1

3

THE 211

Development of Theatre Greek-Renaissance: AH1

3

THE 212

Development of Theatre to Modern: AH1

3

III. Mathematics (minimum 3 credit hours)

MAT 107

Career Mathematics

3

MAT 108

Technical Mathematics

4

MAT 112

Financial Mathematics

3

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

4

MAT 123

Finite Mathematics: MA1

3

MAT 125

Survey of Calculus: MA1

4

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

3

MAT 120

Mathematics for Liberal Arts: MA1

4

MAT 201

Calculus I: MA1

5

MAT 202

Calculus II: MA1

5

IV. Social and Behavioral Sciences (minimum 3 credit hours)

ANT 101

Cultural Anthropology: SS3

3

ANT 107

Introduction to Archaeology: SS3

3

ANT 111

Physical Anthropology: SS3

3

COM 115

Public Speaking

3

COM 125

Interpersonal Communication

3

COM 217

Group Communication

3

COM 225

Organizational Communication

3

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics: SS1

3

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics: SS1

3

FIN 106

Consumer Economics

3

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

GEO 106

Human Geography: SS2

3

GEO 111

Physical Geography – Landforms: SC1

4

GEO 112

Physical Geography – Weather & Climate: SC1

4

HIS 101

Western Civilization: Antiquity – 1650: HI1

3

HIS 102

Western Civilization: 1650 – Present: HI1

3

HIS 111

The World: Antiquity – 1650: HI1

3

HIS 112

The World: 1650 – Present: HI1

3

HIS 201

U.S. History to Reconstruction: HI1

3

HIS 202

U.S. History since the Civil War: HI1

3

HIS 208

American Indian History: HI1

3

HIS 225

Colorado History: HI1

3

HIS 236

U.S. History Since 1945: HI1

3

HIS 243

History of Modern China: HI1

3

HIS 244

History of Latin America: HI1

3

HIS 247

20th Century World History: HI1

3

HIS 249

History of Islamic Civilization: HI1

3

HIS 255

The Middle Ages: HI1

3

HIS 260

U.S. Foreign Relations History: HI1

3

JOU 105

Introduction to Mass Media: SS3

3

POS 105

Introduction to Political Science: SS1

3

POS 111

American Government: SS1

3

POS 125

American State & Local Government: SS1

3

POS 205

International Relations: SS1

3

PSY 101

General Psychology I: SS3

3

PSY 102

General Psychology II: SS3

3

PSY 106

Human Relations

3

PSY 112

Psychology of Adjustment

3

PSY 226

Social Psychology: SS3

3

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I: SS3

3

SOC 102

Introduction to Sociology II: SS3

3

SOC 205

Sociology of Family Dynamics: SS3

3

SOC 207

Environmental Sociology: SS3

3

SOC 215

Contemporary Social Problems: SS3

3

SOC 218

Sociology of Diversity: SS3

3

SOC 220

Sociology of Religion: SS3

3

SOC 231

The Sociology of Deviant Behavior: SS3

3

V. Physical and Life Sciences (minimum 3 credit hours)

AST 101

Astronomy I: SC1

4

AST 102

Astronomy II: SC1

4

BIO 105

Science of Biology: SC1

4

BIO 111

General College Biology I w/Lab: SC1

5

BIO 112

General College Biology II w/Lab: SC1

5

BIO 201

Human Anatomy & Physiology I: SC1

4

BIO 202

Human Anatomy & Physiology II: SC1

4

CHE 101

Introduction to Chemistry I: SC1

5

CHE 102

Introduction to Chemistry II: SC1

5

CHE 111

General College Chemistry I: SC1

5

CHE 112

General College Chemistry II: SC1

5

GEY 135

Environmental Geology

3

GEY 111

Physical Geology: SC1

4

GEY 121

Historical Geology: SC1

4

HWE 100

Human Nutrition

3

PHY 111

Physics: Algebra-Based I w/Lab: SC1

5

PHY 112

Physics: Algebra-Based II w/Lab: SC1

5

PHY 211

Physics: Calculus-Based I w/Lab: SC1

5

PHY 212

Physics: Calculus-Based II w/Lab: SC1

5

Additional General Education Electives

BUS 115

Introduction to Business

3

CIS 115

Introduction to Computer Information Systems

3

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

3

ENG 122

English Composition II: CO2

3

MAT 112

Financial Mathematics

3

Electives (30 credit hours)

These may include courses from general education courses, AA or AS electives, and/or career and technical courses. The selected courses must not be developmental.