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General Education

GE 200 General Psychology/4 (30-30)
This course is designed to introduce theories and techniques of appraising human behavior. Areas include stimulation and response, emotional adjustment, motivation, learning, personality, and abnormal behaviors.

GE 201 Introduction to Sociology/4 (30-30)
Acquaints students with various social structures, cultural behavior patterns, community life, and social institutions. The relevance of sociology to students’ lives is explored.

GE 202 Psychology for Personal Growth/4 (30-30)
This course is designed to help students develop individual awareness, empowerment, and personal growth through the exploration of past experiences, self-concept, stressors, and personal growth techniques. This class will be organized with a group discussion format emphasizing self-exploration.

GE 203 Dynamics of Relationships/4 (30-30)
Increases the students’ understanding of intimate and personal relationships. The course also incorporates techniques for resolving conflicts in relationships.

GE 204 Sociology/Current Social Problems/4 (30-30)
Explores causes, effects, and possible solutions for problems in American society today. This course is also designed to help students understand the difference between personal and social problems.

GE 205 Social Psychology/4 (30-30)
Explores the theories and explanations of social behavior, as well as social influence and personal control. The course offers a better understanding of self as a social being.

GE 206 Personal and Social Ethics/4 (30-30)
Explores the nature of morality and the major theories and concepts of normative ethics. Many issues such as the relationship between law and morality, religion and morality, and the conflict between morality and self-interest are explored.

GE 207 Appalachian Culture I/4 (30-30)
Studies the culture of Appalachia and its people. The course deals with the heritage, language, and folklore of Appalachia.

GE 209 Ecology Environmental Issues/4 (30-30)
Studies our environment and the changes which are occurring. It explores the problems that are being created and how individuals can make a difference in improving our environment.

GE 211 Drug Awareness/4 (30-30)
Outlines the history of drug use, drug legislation, and the fundamentals of pharmacology. After providing a factual background, situations are offered to generate thought and increase awareness of licit and illicit drugs.

GE 212 College Mathematics/4 (30-30)
Introduces students to logic, postulational thinking, and mathematical models, algebra, probability, and statistics.

GE 214 American History I/4 (30-30)
Studies American History from colonization through the Civil War. Emphasis is placed on establishing our government and later maintaining our unity as a country.

GE 217 Current Events/4 (30-30)
Examines current events occurring in local areas, the United States, and worldwide. It demonstrates the importance of awareness of newsworthy events.

GE 267 American Government (30-30)
Studies the history of the Federal Government, including how it came to be and how it has evolved into what it is today. Examines the various facets of the Federal Government. Students learn how to interact with government agencies to implement change in their communities.

GE 268 Deaf Culture (30-30)
Students are introduced to the intricacies of deaf culture. This course includes study of the Americans with Disabilities Act, support mechanisms for individuals that are deaf or hard-of-hearing, the types of services required for deaf individuals. In addition, students will be introduced to ASL and phonology while recognizing communication challenges facing individuals that are deaf or hard-of-hearing.