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5 Best Gen Eds to Take This Summer

Posted by Sam Sottosanto on Jun 17, 2019 8:08:00 AM
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With only one more summer session left (beginning July 1), students who want to take JJC classes should sign up ASAP. Taking summer classes is the smartest thing you can do in college - so whether you are a JJC student, home from your four-year university or an adult interested in going back to school, take advantage of this opportunity while you still can!

Not sure which classes to take? Below, we list five of the best gen eds you can sign up for during this final summer session.

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Disclaimer: While the list below includes general education classes that are required for many degree and certificate programs, we recommend that you double check to see if you need to take each class before signing up. 

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1. Rhetoric (ENG 101)
You'll learn the writing skills necessary for college success in this course, required especially for students who plan to transfer. Emphasis is placed upon summary writing, exposition and argumentation.

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2. Principles of Communication (COMM 101)

Receive an introduction to basic human communication principles and skills. Throughout this course, students will be expected to deliver a minimum of three formal presentations.


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3. General Psychology (PSYC 101)

From the biology of behavior to studying human mental processes, this class will provide students with a basic understanding of human personalities, abnormal behavior, social behavior and more.

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4. Elementary Statistics (MATH 128)

This beginner statistics course focuses
on mathematical reasoning. Students will learn about frequency distributions, measures of position and variation, basic probability theory and more. Both a graphing calculator and a statistical software package will be used. 

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5. General Biology I (BIO 151)

This is a lab course designed to survey principles of general biology, including cellular structure and function, molecular biology, energetics, ecology, genetics, evolution and taxonomy. This general education requirement is typically required for biology, nursing or allied health majors. 


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