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Core Curriculum

Given the rapid evolution of necessary knowledge and skills and the need to take into account global, national, state, and local cultures, the core curriculum must ensure that students will develop the essential knowledge and skills they need to be successful in College, in a career, in their communities, and in life.  The core curriculum is required of every student who is seeking an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree in NAAC.   

Nubian American Advanced College offers the Associate of Arts degree/ Associate of Science degree and toward offering the best education possible to its students, NAAC requires all Students seeking an AA/AS degree to complete the core curriculum. The NAAC core curriculum provides Students the opportunity to attain the content knowledge and six core objective skills that NAAC deems essential, to the learning process and the success of an educated individual.  

CORE OBJECTIVES IN NAAC CORE CURRICULUM  

Through the NAAC Core Curriculum, Students will gain a foundation of knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world, develop principles of personal and social responsibility for living in a diverse world, and advance intellectual and practical skills that are essential for all learning.  The Core Objectives form the foundation of NAAC’s General Education Core Curriculum.  These objectives are integrated into the instruction methods of the courses within the core curriculum at NAAC. 

COLLEGE WIDE GENERAL EDUCATION AND OUTCOMES FOR DEGREE PROGRAMS

The foundation of NAAC’s curriculum is the general education program. General education is fully designed to offer students the traditional objectives of higher education while encouraging students to develop themselves  possible. The role of general education in a contemporary college curriculum is to address needs and objectives not adequately served by the specialized and upper-division courses within a chosen academic program. Through general education, a student gains personal enrichment, cultural awareness, and breadth of knowledge. Additionally, it has been shown that a foundation in general education courses can better prepare students for today’s ever-changing job market, easing the transition between careers. General education also creates in students an awareness of higher education’s role within the larger community. Therefore, NAAC’s specialized programs have established minimum standards in terms of credit hours, grade points, and distribution requirements within the general education program.

Students should consult their advisor, the Admissions Office, or the current NAAC catalog for more information regarding their specific program’s general education requirements.

GENERAL EDUCATION OUTCOMES

At the time of graduation, NAAC students should be able to effectively demonstrate the following outcomes:

Communication Skills

  • Exhibit oral and written skills through active listening and reading.

  • Interpret language in a manner necessary for achievement of academic and professional goals.

Information Literacy

  • Utilize a variety of public and private sources, including degree-specific technology, to retrieve and use data.

  • Operate a computer in multi-tasking situations, creating documents with a variety of computer programs.

Critical Thinking Skills

  • Solve critical thinking problems, gaining proficiency in making decisions and performing numerical operations.

  • Display the ability to analyze, synthesize, make inferences and evaluate data.

Cultural and Social Literacy

  • Distinguish the principles underlying human, personal, and interpersonal relationships as well as the impact of local and national current affairs.