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Community college of the air force (CCaF)

general Education Mobile (GEM) 

 

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Thomas University is proud to be a partner of the Community College of the Air Force offering General Education Mobile coursework!  

Admissions

Students interested in pursuing GEM coursework to complete their CCAF degree should complete an Application For Admission.  You will be assigned to an Admissions Representative who will assist you with the enrollment process.

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Tuition and Fees   

Undergraduate Military Rate  $250 per credit

GEM Point of Contact

Stephen Ferguson

sferguson@thomasu.edu

military@thomasu.edu

Toll Free 844-862-6978

202-821-7249

 

GEM Courses 

The following courses are approved GEM coursework for completion of CCAF degree.  All classes are 16-weeks.

 Humanities

REL 210 3 hours Introduction to World Religion Prerequisite: ENG 102. A survey of the development of religious ideas in early human communities as well as the origins and central teachings of the major living religious traditions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism and Shintoism. This course can be used to fulfill a core curriculum Humanities requirement.

FLM 210 3 hours Introduction to Film Prerequisite: ENG 102. This course introduces film form and aesthetics, utilizes the basic technical and critical vocabulary of motion pictures, and explores the cultural history of American film through a variety of genres. This course can be used to fulfill a CORE curriculum Humanities requirement.

HUM 200 3 hours Survey of Western and Non-Western Culture I Prerequisite: ENG 102. This course introduces thoughts and values in art, literature, philosophy, and religion from the beginning of civilization through the time of the Roman Empire in the west and the civilizations of India and China in the east.  

HUM 201 3 hours Survey of Western and Non-Western Culture II Prerequisite: ENG 102. This course introduces thoughts and values in art, literature, music, philosophy, and religion from the beginning of the Common Era through the Middle Ages.

Mathematics

MTH 140 3 hours College Algebra This course focuses on the study of linear, quadratic, exponential, polynomials, and logarithmic functions, inequalities, and their applications. Also, a study of rational and piecewise defined functions, their graphs and applications. TI 83 graphing calculator required.

MTH 250 3 hours Introduction to Statistics Prerequisite: MTH 120 or MTH 140 or higher with a “C” or better. This course focuses on the study of descriptive and inferential statistics, statistical techniques including measures of central tendency, dispersion, probability, sampling, elementary significance tests, confidence intervals, correlation, regression, and ANOVA.

Communications

SPE 105 3 hours Oral Communication for Professionals An introduction to speech, designed to develop responsible, capable spoken communication, by building skills in researching and thinking critically about topics, organizing thoughts and ideas, and making professional presentations.

ENG 101 3 hours Composition I An introduction to writing that concentrates on developing expository techniques through summaries and essays incorporating analysis, synthesis, argument, and critical thinking skills. The course also teaches research skills, and a major documented paper is required. Mastery of standard English usage and principles of composition is determined through departmental examination and evaluation. Grade of “C” or better is required for credit.

ENG 102 3 hours Composition II Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in ENG 101. A continuation and expansion of the skills and principles introduced in ENG 101 through the study and analysis of literature. A major documented paper is required. Mastery of the principles of composition is determined through departmental examination and evaluation. Grade of “C” or better is required for credit.

Social Science

GEO 201 3 hours Introduction to Geography Geography is the study of spatial distributions of peoples, cultures, places and environments across the face of the Earth, with a focus on the similarities and differences between those distributions. It includes relationships between different peoples from the local to the global scale while examining both cultural and natural factors, and it explores features of the natural environment as a background to explain human environmental interactions. To achieve this, we will investigate four geographic traditions: the Earth Science Tradition, the Culture-Environment Tradition, the Location Tradition, and the Area Analysis Tradition.

PSY 201 3 hours General Psychology An introduction to the science of human behavior and mental process. Motivation, emotions, personality, memory, learning and neuroscience are some of the areas that will be discussed.

SOC 201 3 hours Introduction to Sociology Prerequisite ENG 101. An introduction to the field of sociology involving how society and its component parts are structured, including an analysis of the development and function of social institutions: government, economy, education, family, and religion.

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