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Communication Area

  • Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively. 
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze communication critically. 

Any student who successfully completes a course with an ENC prefix for which ENC1101 is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the communication core.

General Education Courses - 6 Credit Hours

Communication Area
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
•* ENC1101C, Enhanced English Composition I 4
+*ENC1102, English Composition II 3

New students who were initially admitted as first-time-in-college students in fall 2014 or thereafter, pursuant to s. 1007.25, F.S., must meet foreign language competency as specified in s. 1007.262, F.S. This competency is ordinarily demonstrated through completion of two credits of sequential high school foreign language OR successful completion of two semesters of foreign language at the postsecondary level. Basic American Sign Language (ASL1400/ASL1401) does not meet this requirement. Prior to the award of an associate in arts or baccalaureate degree, first-time-in-college students entering a Florida College System institution in fall 2018, and thereafter, pursuant to s. 1007.25, F.S., must demonstrate competency in civic literacy. Students have the option to demonstrate competency through completion of POS2041 or AMH2020 or by achieving a passing score on the AP Government and Politics: United States, AP United States History, or CLEP: American Government examination.

No more than two physical education/activity semester hours may be used for the AA degree. No more than six hours of Cooperative Education may be used for the AA degree. No more than 30 hours of College Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit may be used for the AA degree.

• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.
* Minimum grade of "C" required.
+ Prerequisites required.

Gulf Coast State College does not discriminate against any person in its programs, activities, policies or procedures on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, marital status, religion, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. All questions or inquiries regarding compliance with laws relating to non-discrimination and all complaints regarding sexual misconduct or discrimination, may be directed to Lee Wood, Executive Director, Human Resources/Title II/504/Title IX Coordinator and Employment Equity Officer, Gulf Coast State College, 5230 W. US Highway 98, Panama City, FL 32401.