Academic Catalog

College Academic Learning Goals

Delaware County Community College has instituted nine College Academic Learning Goals as the core of our general education program. Since the focus is on skills, knowledge and abilities rather than courses, there is no mandatory set of courses that every graduate will take to complete the general education portion of a degree program. Each degree program, career and transfer, has been designed by the College’s faculty to meet these goals. The goals are met either by general education courses or by required program courses that have been designed to meet one or more of the learning goals. Each degree program guides its graduates to achieve the College Academic Learning Goals in the way that is most reasonable and helpful to students in that field of study. Some certificates also include CALG-designated courses. The courses that meet the College Academic Learning Goals are part of, not in addition to, the program.

The nine College Academic Learning Goals are:

Critical Reasoning: Graduates will demonstrate critical reasoning. Course List

Diversity and Social Justice: Graduates will demonstrate an understanding of inequality, oppression, power, privilege and the struggle for social justice faced by historically marginalized people. Course List

Global Understanding: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to recognize and analyze global topics and issues. Course List

Information Literacy: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to find, evaluate, and communicate information found in the course of their research. Course List

Information Technology: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to use information technology. Course List

Oral Communication: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to communicate orally by delivering and receiving messages competently. Course List

Quantitative Reasoning: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to apply mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning to solve problems. Course List

Scientific Inquiry: Graduates will demonstrate a conceptual and a quantitative understanding of natural science disciplines and develop scientific inquiry skills. Course List

Written Communication: Graduates will demonstrate the ability to compose coherent, evidence-based academic writing. Course List

College Academic Learning Goal (CALG) Designated Courses

As of Fall 2020. Please check the Delaware County Community College website for the most up-to-date list.

Critical Reasoning

Critical Reasoning (CR)
Computing
DPR 101Introduction to Computer Science *3
Humanities
ENG 100English Composition I *3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature *3
HUM 160Introduction to World Religions *3
PHI 100Introduction to Philosophy *3
Social Science
ECE 121Early Childhood Education Laboratory II *4
HIS 110American History I *3
HIS 120American History II *3
HIS 150World Civilizations I *3
HIS 160World Civilizations II *3
HIS 200Civil War and Reconstruction *3
HIS 224History of the First World War *3
HIS 225History of the Second World War *3
HIS 23520th Century World History *3
PSY 130Personal and Career Development3
PSY 140General Psychology3
PSY 200Personality Theories3
PSY 205Human Sexuality *3
PSY 210Lifespan Human Development *3
PSY 220Abnormal Psychology *3
PSY 235Educational Psychology *3
PSY 241Child Development *3
PSY 242Adolescent Psychology *3
SWO/PSY 203Counseling Skills *3
Not intended for transfer
NUS 110Concepts and Practice I8
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Multiple College Academic Learning Goals Designations

Diversity and Social Justice

Diversity and Social Justice (DJ)
Humanities
ENG 230American Literature I3
ENG 231American Literature II3
ENG 240World Literature I *3
ENG 241World Literature II *3
HUM 120Renaissance Humanism to Twenty-First Century Globalism *3
HUM 121Myth *3
HUM 160Introduction to World Religions *3
Social Science
HIS 110American History I *3
HIS 120American History II *3
HIS 150World Civilizations I *3
HIS 160World Civilizations II *3
HIS 200Civil War and Reconstruction *3
HIS 23520th Century World History *3
POL 120American National Government3
PSY 205Human Sexuality *3
PSY 210Lifespan Human Development *3
PSY 220Abnormal Psychology *3
PSY 221/SOC 220Social Psychology3
PSY 235Educational Psychology *3
PSY 241Child Development *3
PSY 242Adolescent Psychology *3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology *3
SOC 120Social Problems *3
SOC 180Marriage and The Family3
SOC 210Cultural Anthropology *3
SOC 215/PSY 225Experiences in Diversity3
SOC 219The Sociology of Race And Immigration3
SWO/PSY 203Counseling Skills *3
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Multiple College Academic Learning Goals Designations

Global Understanding

Global Understanding (GU)
Business
ADJ 202Terrorism3
ECO 210Macroeconomic Principles3
ECO 220Microeconomic Principles3
Humanities
ART 110Art from the Ancient Worlds through the Middle Ages3
ART 111Art from the Renaissance through Contemporary Times3
ART 112Art From Africa, Asia and Beyond3
ART 115History of Graphic Design3
ART 116History of Photography3
ENG 240World Literature I *3
ENG 241World Literature II *3
HUM 120Renaissance Humanism to Twenty-First Century Globalism *3
HUM 121Myth *3
HUM 160Introduction to World Religions *3
PHI 100Introduction to Philosophy *3
SPA 101Elementary Spanish I3
SPA 102Elementary Spanish II3
Science
BIO 102Humans and the Environment *4
Social Science
HIS 110American History I *3
HIS 120American History II *3
HIS 150World Civilizations I *3
HIS 160World Civilizations II *3
HIS 224History of the First World War *3
HIS 225History of the Second World War *3
HIS 23520th Century World History *3
PSY 210Lifespan Human Development *3
PSY 235Educational Psychology *3
PSY 241Child Development *3
PSY 242Adolescent Psychology *3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology *3
SOC 120Social Problems3
SOC 210Cultural Anthropology *3
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Multiple College Academic Learning Goals Designations

Information Literacy

Information Literacy (IL)
Humanities
ENG 100English Composition I *3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature *3
Social Science
EDU 206Teaching with Technology *3
SOC 260Research Methodology3
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Multiple College Academic Learning Goals Designations.

Oral Communication

Oral Communication (OC)
Business
BUS 130Business Communication3
Humanities
COMM 100Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 111Public Speaking3

Quantitative Reasoning

Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
Business
BUS 220Elementary Statistics3
Mathematics
MAT 120Modern College Mathematics3
MAT 121Introduction to Probability and Statistics3
MAT 125Mathematics for Teachers of Children I3
MAT 128Algebra4
MAT 135Business Precalculus3
MAT 151College Algebra4
MAT 152Precalculus4
MAT 160Calculus I4
MAT 210Statistics3
Not intended for transfer
BUS 104Mathematics for Business3

Scientific Inquiry

Scientific Inquiry (SI)
Science
BIO 100Biological Sciences4
BIO 102Humans and the Environment *4
BIO 110General Biology I4
BIO 150Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
CHE 101Introduction to General Chemistry4
CHE 110General Chemistry I4
ESS 100Earth Science4
ESS 105Astronomy4
ESS 110Physical Geology4
PHY 110College Physics I4
PHY 131University Physics I4
Not intended for general transfer but may be accepted in related curricula via articulation
Allied Health
AHM 104Body Structure and Function I (bundled w/ AHM 105,220)3
Science
PHY 107Technical Physics4
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Multiple College Academic Learning Goals Designations

Information Technology

Information Technology (TC)
Computing
DPR 100Introduction to Information Technology3
DPR 101Introduction to Computer Science *3
DPR 110Introduction to C++3
Humanities
ART 211Digital Imaging3
ART 236Digital Photography I3
Social Science
ECE 111Methods and Materials for Teaching (bundled w/ ECE 112,121,130,140,201)3
EDU 206Teaching with Technology *3
Not intended for general transfer but may be accepted in related curricula via articulation
Business
NET 110Network Communications3
Not intended for transfer
Business
PLG 130Technology in the Law3
Other
EMTP 200Summative Field Clinical8
NUS 110Concepts and Practice I *8
RTH 104Respiratory Therapy Summer Clinical I (bundled w/ RTH 105)5
TCC 111Technical Communications3
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Multiple College Academic Learning Goals Designations

Written Communication

Written Communication (WC)
Humanities
ENG 100English Composition I *3
ENG 112English Composition II: Writing About Literature *3
HUM 121Myth *3
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Multiple College Academic Learning Goals Designations


Diversity and Social Justice and Global Understanding

Some programs may require a course selection with dual Diversity and Social Justice and Global Understanding designation.

Diversity and Social Justice (DJ) AND Global Understanding (GU)
Humanities
ENG 240World Literature I3
ENG 241World Literature II3
HUM 120Renaissance Humanism to Twenty-First Century Globalism3
HUM 121Myth3
HUM 160Introduction to World Religions3
Social Science
HIS 110American History I3
HIS 120American History II3
HIS 150World Civilizations I3
HIS 160World Civilizations II3
HIS 23520th Century World History3
PSY 210Lifespan Human Development3
PSY 235Educational Psychology3
PSY 241Child Development3
PSY 242Adolescent Psychology3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 120Social Problems3
SOC 210Cultural Anthropology3