RSCC General Education Philosophy and Purpose
The purpose of the Roane State General Education core is to prepare individuals to become lifelong learners equipped with critical thinking skills to seek truths, to discover answers, and to solve problems. General Education courses are designed to emphasize a broad foundation of knowledge and skills expected of all graduates, regardless of occupation or profession. Additionally, the General Education core classes consist of lower division courses which are designed to transfer from an Associates to a Baccalaureate degree.
General Education is foundational to developing an educated citizenry. Educated people practice and are literate in the various methods of communication and exercise a scientific and mathematical view of the world. They are able to appreciate the history and aesthetics of the arts and their place in creating a web of commonality in a multicultural world. They recognize their place in the history, culture, and diverse heritages of Tennessee, the United States, and the world and are prepared for the responsibilities of engaged citizenship. They demonstrate the skills and knowledge of the social and behavioral sciences to analyze the contemporary world and recognize the ethical demands of our common lives.
While Tennessee’s General Education core forms a foundational curriculum for career and transfer programs, it also provides individuals with the broad knowledge and skills needed for continuous learning and the means to make a better life for themselves and their communities.
RSCC General Education Mission
Roane State Community College’s teaching and learning mission is grounded in a commitment to provide students with learning experiences, built on General Education competencies that will prepare them to become life-long learners. The General Education core helps students discover the richness of cultural diversity and develop respect for human difference and commonality. As a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) System, Roane State supports the philosophy that students should develop broad knowledge and skills in the areas of communication, humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, history, natural sciences, and mathematics. Roane State’s General Education core curriculum integrates these competencies into the courses for which they are appropriate.
Roane State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age, status as protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulation and by Tennessee board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities. View full non-discrimination policy.