1 : understanding and appreciating diverse cultures, mastering multiple modes of inquiry, effectively analyzing and communicating information, and recognizing the importance of creativity and values to the human spirit.

2 : allows people to live richer lives. A foundation for most careers and for the informed exercise of local, national, and international citizenship.

3 : general education is intended to impart common knowledge and intellectual concepts to students and to develop in them the skills and attitudes that an organization’s faculty believes every educated person should possess.

General Education

Sinclair Community College believes every educated person should possess a set of basic, common knowledge, skills and attitudes. Through Sinclair’s courses and programs of study, a student acquires breadth of knowledge and gains competence to achieve independent intellectual inquiry. Upon completion of the associate degree at Sinclair, the student will be able to demonstrate the following six general education outcomes:

  1. Oral Communication: the creation of common understanding through the use of verbal and nonverbal messages in a variety of contexts.
  2. Written Communication: the creation of understanding through composition and synthesis of the written word.
  3. Information Literacy: the ability to effectively locate, evaluate, and use information.
  4. Critical Thinking: the application of higher order analytical and creative cognitive processes.
  5. Computer Literacy: the ethical and appropriate use of computers, terminology, computer hardware, and computer software to complete tasks appropriate for the degree field at a level considered satisfactory to industry standards.
  6. Cultural Diversity and Global Citizenship: apply knowledge of cultural diversity to real world context by acknowledging, understanding, and engaging constructively within the contemporary world. 

Ohio Transfer Module (OTM)
The Transfer Module is a subset or the complete set of a college or university’s general education requirements. The Transfer Module consists of 54-60 quarter hours or 36 to 40 semester hours of courses in the following areas:

  1. English
  2. mathematics
  3. arts and humanities
  4. social and behavioral science
  5. natural and physical sciences
  6. interdisciplinary study.

A Transfer Module completed at one Ohio, public college or university will automatically meet the requirements of the Transfer Module at another Ohio, public college or university once the students are accepted. Students may be required, however, to meet additional general education requirements at the institution to which they transfer that are not included in the Transfer Module.

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