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General Studies


This curriculum is designed primarily for students who wish to transfer to a baccalaureate-granting institution to continue their education. All students planning to transfer should work closely with their KBOCC advisor and transfer institution to determine transferability when selecting courses.


1. Evaluate information from diverse sources to make informed decisions and solve problems effectively by analyzing data, interpreting results, and assessing the validity of evidence.
2. Compose and present well-structured ideas, arguments, and information through written and oral formats to diverse audiences, demonstrating proficiency in communication techniques and tools.
3. Integrate and apply key concepts and methodologies from the humanities, social sciences, lab sciences, and Anishinaabe studies to analyze and address complex problems, demonstrating a broad and interdisciplinary understanding.
4. Analyze and articulate the significance of Anishinaabe culture, language, and traditions, demonstrating respect and appreciation for Indigenous perspectives and contributions through informed discussions and cultural engagement activities.
5. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for successful entry into the workforce or seamless transfer to a university by completing relevant coursework, developing professional skills, and engaging in career planning activities.


Karen Colbert
General Studies Department Chair

(906) 524-8307
Wabanung Campus – Rm 307


General Education Requirements
College Success Elective (Choose LS103 or LS133) – 2 credits
EN102 College Composition I – 3 credits
EN106 Sharing Information and Stories Orally – 3 credits
EN202 College Composition II – 3 credits
GE110 Career Pathways – 2 credits
Experiential Learning Requirement (GE295, GE298 or GE299) – 1-3 credits
GE297 Capstone Seminar – 1 credit
Humanities Elective (Choose any humanities-designated course; must be from a different subject area than the Anishinaabe Awareness elective) – 8 credits
IS110 Principles of Information Systems* – 4 credits
Lab Science Elective (Courses must be taken from a minimum of two subject areas) – 8 credits
Mathematics Elective (MA103 or higher) – 4 credits
Physical Education Elective – 1 credit
Social Science Electives (Courses must be taken from a minimum of two subject areas) – 12 credits

Anishinaabe Awareness
AS102 Anishinaabe Values and Philosophy – 4 credits
OS110 Ojibwa Language and Culture I – 4 credits

Total Credits Required – 60-62 credits

* Students who can demonstrate proficiency in using the computer applications covered in IS 110 by either (1) providing evidence of successfully completing computer courses in secondary or community education settings within the past five years or (2) passing a KBOCC-administered proficiency exam will be permitted to select an alternative course or courses totaling 4 credits. Liberal studies majors who are interested in this option should speak with their advisor about procedures and appropriate alternative course selections.