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    Jul 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies, AA (Hybrid/Hyderabad)

Program Information

The Associate of Arts (AA) in General Studies provides a well-rounded foundation of knowledge designed to prepare students for employability and/or further academic work. Students can focus their skill set by choosing between two emphases specifically designed to support their professional goals.

The AA program is taught by practicing professionals, with a curriculum that integrates the liberal arts with knowledge of management principles, leadership strategies and organizational theory. Coursework emphasizes practical business applications, while providing a strong educational foundation for lifelong learning. Students develop the capacity to think critically and creatively in preparation for a successful future in business or management.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Associate of Arts in General Studies will be able to:

  • Communication: Communicate effectively to general and specialized audiences through structured written, oral and visual presentations.
  • Critical thinking: Identify, categorize, and analyze problems and issues, and draw warranted conclusions.
  • Quantitative fluency: Perform accurate calculations using symbolic operations, and provide accurate interpretations and explanations of data.
  • Information literacy: Correctly identify, categorize, evaluate, and cite multiple resources to create projects, papers, or performances.
  • Ethical reasoning: Describe ethical issues and apply ethical principles or frameworks in judgment and decision-making.
  • Applied learning: Describe and analyze relationships between academic learning and problems outside the classroom.
  • Broad integrative knowledge: Explore, connect, and apply concepts and methods across multiple fields of study.
  • Lifelong learning: Examine connections between academic learning and professional goals and demonstrate attitudes such as curiosity, self-awareness, adaptability, and motivation.

Requirements for the Associate of Arts in General Studies

The degree requires completion of 60 units as follows: 30 units of general education, 9 units of foundation, 3 units of capstone, and 18 units of elective courses. Each course listed carries three semester units of credit, unless otherwise noted.

A cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 (“C” grade) or higher is required in all courses taken at Golden Gate University. Prerequisites to a course, if any, are listed in the course descriptions.

Students enrolled in this program may not audit any of the courses required for this program.

General Education - 30 units

Foundation Courses - 9 units

Capstone Course - 3 units

Emphasis Courses - 18 units