General Education Requirements (GERs)

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General Education Requirements (GERs) provide students with a common educational experience in order to provide a foundation for further study and broaden the educational experience of every degree-seeking student. They are designed to promote an elevation of the student’s level in basic college-level skills (Tier 1), a breadth of exposure to traditional academic disciplines (Tier 2), and an understanding of how to integrate and apply knowledge to an evolving world (Tier 3).

Student Learning Outcomes

After completing the GERs, Mat-Su College students shall be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in a variety of contexts and formats.
  • Reason mathematically and analyze quantitative and qualitative data competently to reach sound conclusions.
  • Relate knowledge to the historical context in which it developed and the human problems it addresses.
  • Interpret different systems of aesthetic representation and understand their historical and cultural contexts.
  • Investigate the complexity of human institutions and behavior to better understand interpersonal, group and cultural dynamics.
  • Identify ways in which science has advanced the understanding of important natural processes.
  • Locate and use relevant information to make appropriate personal and professional decisions.
  • Identify how personal, structural, and cultural factors produce diverse experiences and perspectives in society and apply effective and appropriate strategies to interact in local and global communities.
  • Synthesize disciplinary knowledge, creative thinking, critical judgment, and reflection in a variety of contexts to assess complex issues.