General Education Requirements
The remaining six (6) semester hours of general education are designated in the model schedules of the individual programs. These six semester hours must be taken in a minimum of two (2) of the following areas: communication skills, social science, mathematics, science, health, physical education, recreation or humanities. Students enrolled in an associate in applied science technology degree now have the option of a health elective, a PE elective or Strategies for Success as a general education requirement.
The purpose of general education is to provide all students with learning experiences that are necessary to enable them to maintain responsible and satisfying relationships to society and the environment. To that end, the Board of Trustees of Lake Land College has adopted the following as specific goals of general education:
Students will communicate professionally and effectively through
Students will apply critical thinking skills through
Students will demonstrate scientific and quantitative problem-solving skills through
Students will recognize the unique characteristics of others through
Students will demonstrate civic responsibility by
Students will demonstrate foundational knowledge in the liberal arts and sciences.
Improving Human Relations
It is the policy of Lake Land College to include in its General Education requirements course work on improving human relations. This policy includes improvement in understanding about race, ethnicity, gender and diversity issues.
Each general education course will address the issues of race, ethnicity, gender and other issues as they relate to racism and sexual harassment as a part of the discipline. Each discipline will, as a part of the course, develop course work which is appropriate to that area of study.
General Education Requirements for Transfer Degrees
Lake Land College has adopted the General Education Core Curriculum
of the Illinois Articulation Initiative as the general education requirement for the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees effective with students entering the College summer 1998 or thereafter. Associate in Engineering Science The AES degree is designed for students to complete some of the General Education requirements at the senior institution.