December 15, 2015 Kenneth Colangelo

General Studies

Offers a quality academic program with a broad selection of courses drawn from a wide range of disciplines. Provides students with a foundation for life-long learning, transfer to a four-year college or university, and the pursuit of career opportunities.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate a knowledge base that fulfills an interdisciplinary program that reflects their intellectual, academic, and professional goals
  2. use basic techniques of the medium to communicate in assigned tasks
  3. apply discipline-specific and/or professional techniques to communicate in assigned tasks
  4. identify and explain relationships, draw and justify reasonable inferences and conclusions, and demonstrate evidence of insight through reflection
  5. understand the purpose, authority and relevance of information sources
  6. appropriately and effectively use technology to accomplish assigned tasks
  7. define and describe social, cultural, and political forces that shape the individual and society
  8. analyze social, cultural, and political forces that shape the Individual and society
  9. identify and describe formal and aesthetic qualities
  10. use numerical information, laws of logic, and mathematics to solve problems
  11. recognize and appreciate the ethical dimensions of their own and others’ actions, values, and responsibilities
  12. demonstrate ethical behavior in academic and co-curricular activities, and/or professional internships and practice
  13. effectively engage in interpersonal activities and teamwork
  14. use discipline-specific terms, recall relevant theories, laws, and concepts, and identify components of the scientific method: hypothesis, procedure, observations and conclusions.

Program Coordinator: Rafaele Fierro

Course #TitleCredits
CSS-101 First Year Experience 3
ENG*101 Composition (a) 3
ENG*103 Composition II (a) 3
  Fine Arts Elective (from ART*, COM*154, COM*167, DGA*, GRA*, NMC*, MUS*, THR*) 3
  History Elective (a) 3
  Humanities Elective (a)(d) 3-4
  Mathematics Elective (a) (from MAT*135 and above) 3-4
  Science Elective (c) (from AST*, BIO*, CHE*, EAS*, EVS*, MET*, OCE*, PHY*) 3-4
  Social Science Elective (b) (from ANT*, ECN*, GEO*, POL*, PSY*, SOC*) 3
  General Electives (b) 33
HUM*290 General Studies Capstone Experience ‡ (recommended/optional) 1

(a) Prerequisite and/or co-requisite required.
(b) Open electives will be chosen in consultation with an advisor with no more than fifteen (15) hours selected from any one
subject area (Board Policy 3.6.6).
(c) Students intending to transfer to a four-year program should take a 4-credit lab science.
(d) To be selected from courses in ART*, ANT*, CHI*, COM*, ENG*, ESL*143 or above, FRE*, HIS*, ITA* LAT*, LAW*, LIN*,
MUS*, NMC*, PHL*, PLH*, POL*, Religious Studies, RUS*, SPA*, THR*.
‡ NOTE: It is recommended that students planning to graduate from Tunxis take the one-credit General Studies Capstone
Experience course.

A merger of Connecticut's 12 community colleges is underway. As a part of this merger, modifications will be made to academic programs. Students who do not complete their programs by the end of the Spring 2023 term will be matched with the Connecticut State Community College (CT State) program that most closely aligns with the student's Spring 2023 program and is offered at the current Tunxis Community College location. The College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: ct.edu/ctstate/academics.