• Associate of General Studies Degree – AGS


  • The purpose of the degree in general studies is to provide the student an opportunity to pursue a broad general education at a community college. It is intended as a flexible program for the student who is not preparing for a specific major in the lower division transfer or career-technical area. Because of the flexibility and broad approach of this degree, a student may find that courses used to fulfill the requirements may not necessarily be accepted as a transfer level at a four-year institution.

    Complete one of the math courses listed below (must be at least 4 credits).

    Mathematics
    Complete 4 credits at a level equivalent to MTH 065 or higher
    Course Number Course Title
    MTH058 Quantitative Reasoning I
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II
    MTH095 Interm Algebra w/Ry Triangle Trig
    MTH098 Quantitative Reasoning II
    MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics
    MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions
    MTH112 Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry / Geometry
    MTH211 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I
    MTH212 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II
    MTH213 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III
    MTH243 Statistics I
    MTH244 Statistics II
    MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
    MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
    MTH253 Calculus III
    MTH254 Calculus IV: Vector Calculus
    MTH256 Differential Equations
    MTH261 Linear Algebra
    Communication
    A minimum of 6 credits, including a combination of WR121 and WR122; or a combination of 3 credits in writing (WR121, WR122, or WR101) and either
    RD117, BA205 or a speech class
    Course Number Course Title
    WR101 Workplace Communications I
    WR121 English Composition
    WR122 English Comp: Critical Thinking
    WR227 Technical Report Writing
    COMM100 Basic Speech Communication
    COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    COMM114 Argument and Critical Discourse
    COMM115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
    COMM218 Interpersonal Communication
    COMM219 Small Group Communication
    RD117 Critical Reading
    BA205 Business Communications
    Human Relations
    A minimum of 3 credits
    Course Number Course Title
    ANTH103 Intro to Cultural Anthropology
    BA285 Leadership and Human Relations
    EC115 Introduction to Economics
    GEOG106 Intro to World Regional Geography
    GEOG107 Intro to Cultural Geography
    HST110 Ancient World History
    HST111 Medieval World History
    HST112 Medieval World History
    HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace
    MUS261 Music History
    MUS262 Music History
    MUS263 Music History
    PHL202 Fundamental Ethics
    PS200 Intro to Political Science
    PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations
    PSY201 General Psychology
    PSY202 General Psychology
    PSY235 Human Dev I: Prenatal – Late Childhood
    PSY237 Human Development
    R210 World Religions
    SOC204 Gen Sociology: Principles of Sociology
    SOC213 Race Relations: U.S.
    SOC216 Sociology of the Family
    WS101 Introduction to Women’s Studies
    Health/Physical Education
    3 credits, including at least 1 credit in Physical Education (PE) and 1 credit in Health Education (HE)
    3 credit hours of PE185 may be granted toward an Associate degree at MHCC for completion of military basic training. A copy of the DD214 form is required.
    Course Number Course Title
    HE151 Drug Education: Stimulants and Performance Enhancing Drugs
    HE152 Drug Education: Opioids, Cannabis, Depressants and Hallucinogens
    HE202 Adult Development and Aging
    HE204 Diet and Weight Control
    HE205 Diet Appraisal
    HE207 Stress Control Through Activity Intervention
    HE208 HIV/AIDS and Other Sexually Transmitted Infections
    HE250 Personal Health
    HE252 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies
    HE255 Alcohol and the Family
    HE261 CPR - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
    HE265 Women's Health Issues
    HPE285OL Wilderness Survival
    HPE291 Lifeguard Training
    HPE295 Health and Fitness for Life
    PE185 PE Activity Course
    Humanities
    12 credits, including a maximum of 6 credits of skill-based courses.
    *Indicates Skill-based courses
    Course Number Course Title
    ART115 Basic Design I: Two-Dimensional
    ART116 Basic Design II: Color Theory
    ART117 Basic Design III: Three- Dimensional
    ART204 History of Western Art: Prehistoric - Byzantine
    ART205 History of Western Art: Medieval - Renaissance
    ART206 History of Western Art: Baroque - Modern
    ART211 Survey of Visual Arts
    ART212 Survey of Visual Arts
    ART213 Survey of Visual Arts
    ART215P Survey in Visual Arts: Photography
    ART219A Calligraphy*
    ART219B Calligraphy*
    ART219C Calligraphy*
    ART225 Adobe Illustrator: Digital Art*
    ART226 Digital Art*
    ART231 Drawing I
    ART232 Drawing II
    ART233 Drawing III
    ART234 Life Drawing I*
    ART240 Drawing – Cartooning*
    ART241 Drawing – Cartooning*
    ART254 Ceramics*
    ART255 Ceramics*
    ART256 Ceramics*
    ART257 Jewelry/Metalsmithing *
    ART258 Jewelry/Metalsmithing *
    ART259 Jewelry/Metalsmithing *
    ART260 Digital Photography and Imaging
    ART261 Photography I*
    ART262 Photography II*
    ART263 Field Photography*
    ART264 Portrait Photography*
    ART271 Printmaking*
    ART272 Printmaking*
    ART273 Printmaking*
    ART281 Painting I
    ART291 Sculpture I*
    ART292 Sculpture II*
    ART293 Sculpture III*
    ART294 Watercolor*
    ART296 Watercolor*
    ART297 Watercolor*
    ASL101 First-year American Sign Language I
    ASL102 First-year American Sign Language II
    ASL103 First-year American Sign Language III
    ASL201 Second-year American Sign Language I
    ASL202 Second-year American Sign Language II
    ASL203 Second-year American Sign Language III
    ENG104 Introduction to Literature: Fiction
    ENG105 Introduction to Literature: Drama
    ENG106 Introduction to Literature: Poetry
    ENG107 World Literature: The Classical World (Seventh Century B.C. to 1200 A.D.)
    ENG108 World Literature: The Renaissance to the Age of Reason (1200-1800)
    ENG109 World Literature: Romanticism to Contemporary Writings (1800 - Present)
    ENG201 Shakespeare: The Early Plays
    ENG202 Shakespeare: The Later Plays
    ENG204 British Literature I: Old English to Renaissance
    ENG205 British Literature II: Age of Enlightenment to Present
    ENG218 Arthurian Legends
    ENG222 Women's Literature
    ENG250 Introduction to Mythology
    ENG253 Survey of American Literature I
    ENG254 Survey of American Literature II
    ENG261 Literature of Science Fiction
    FA257 Films and Society
    FA258 Understanding the Film
    FA266 The Great Film Directors
    FR101 First-year French I
    FR102 First-year French II
    FR103 First-year French III
    GER101 First-year German I
    GER102 First-year German II
    GER103 First-year German III
    HUM105 Italian Life and Culture
    HUM106 British Life and Culture
    HUM202 Age of Technology: Ethics in the Workplace
    JPN101 First-year Japanese I
    JPN102 First-year Japanese II
    JPN103 First-year Japanese III
    JPN111 Beginning Japanese Conversation I
    JPN112 Beginning Japanese Conversation II
    JPN113 Beginning Japanese Conversation III
    JPN201 Second-year Japanese I
    JPN202 Second-year Japanese II
    JPN203 Second-year Japanese III
    JPN211 Intermediate Japanese Conversation I
    JPN212 Intermediate Japanese Conversation II
    JPN213 Intermediate Japanese Conversation III
    MUP101 Symphonic Band*
    MUP201 Symphonic Band*
    MUP105 Jazz Ensemble*
    MUP205 Jazz Ensemble*
    MUP114 Gen Ensemble/Instrumental*
    MUP214 Gen Ensemble/Instrumental*
    MUP115 Chamber Choir*
    MUP215 Chamber Choir*
    MUP121 Symphonic Choir*
    MUP221 Symphonic Choir*
    MUP146 Orchestra*
    MUP246 Orchestra*
    MUP171-192 Indiv. Lessons: First Year
    MUP271-292 Indiv. Lessons: Second Year
    MUS101 Music Fundamentals
    MUS105 Music Appreciation/Music for the Listener
    MUS111 Music Theory I
    MUS112 Music Theory II
    MUS113 Music Theory III
    MUS117 Electronic Music Production*
    MUS118 Electronic Music Production*
    MUS119 Electronic Music Production*
    MUS121 Aural Skills*
    MUS122 Aural Skills*
    MUS123 Aural Skills*
    MUS131 Group Piano*
    MUS132 Group Piano*
    MUS133 Group Piano*
    MUS161 Jazz Improvisation*
    MUS162 Jazz Improvisation*
    MUS163 Jazz Improvisation*
    MUS211 Music Theory IV
    MUS212 Music Theory V
    MUS213 Music Theory VI
    MUS221 Aural Skills*
    MUS222 Aural Skills*
    MUS223 Aural Skills*
    MUS231 Keyboard Harmony*
    MUS261 Music History: Ancient and Early Music to 1680
    MUS262 Music History: Baroque to Romantic 1680-1883
    MUS263 Music History: Modern Music 1883 - Present
    PHL191 Language and the Layout of Argument
    PHL201 Introduction to Philosophy
    PHL202 Fundamental Ethics
    R210 World Religions
    R211 History of the Old Testament
    R212 History of the New Testament
    RD117 Critical Reading
    COMM100 Basic Speech Communication
    COMM111 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
    COMM114 Argument and Critical Discourse
    COMM115 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
    COMM218 Interpersonal Communication
    COMM219 Small Group Communication
    SPAN101 First-year Spanish I
    SPAN102 First-year Spanish II
    SPAN103 First-year Spanish III
    SPAN111 Beginning Spanish Conversation I
    SPAN112 Beginning Spanish Conversation II
    SPAN113 Beginning Spanish Conversation III
    SPAN201 Second-year Spanish I
    SPAN202 Second-year Spanish II
    SPAN203 Second-year Spanish III
    SPAN211 Intermediate Spanish Conversation I
    SPAN212 Intermediate Spanish Conversation II
    SPAN213 Intermediate Spanish Conversation III
    TA101 Appreciating Theatre
    TA106 Theatre History: Origins to the Renaissance
    TA107 Theatre History: Restoration to Contemporary
    TA141 Acting Fundamentals I
    TA142 Acting Fundamentals II
    TA143 Acting Fundamentals III
    TA144 Improvisation
    TA148 Movement for the Actor
    WR240 Creative Writing: Nonfiction
    WR241 Creative Writing: Fiction I
    WR242 Creative Writing: Poetry I
    WR244 Creative Writing: Poetry II
    WR245 Creative Writing: Fiction II
    WR248 Strategies For Revision: Advanced Professional Writing
    WR291A/B The Literary Publication*
    WR292A/B The Literary Publication*
    WR293A/B The Literary Publication*
    Social Science
     12 credits.
    Course Number Course Title
    ANTH101 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
    ANTH102 Introduction to Archaeology and World Prehistory
    ANTH103 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    ANTH180 Language and Culture
    EC115 Introduction to Economics
    EC201 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics
    EC202 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics
    GEOG105 Introduction to Physical Geography
    GEOG106 Introduction to World Regional Geography
    GEOG107 Introduction to Cultural Geography
    GEOG202 The Geography of Europe
    GEOG206 Geography of Oregon
    GEOG209 Geography of the Middle East and North Africa
    GEOG214 Geography of Mexico and Central America
    GEOG290 Environmental Problems and Restoration
    HST101 Western Civilization: Ancient and Classical Europe
    HST102 Western Civilization: Medieval and Early Modern Europe
    HST103 Western Civilization: Modern Europe
    HST110 Ancient World History
    HST111 Medieval World History
    HST112 Modern World History
    HST195 History of the Vietnam War
    HST201 U.S. History: Pre-Colonial-1840
    HST202 U.S. History: 1840 - 1917
    HST203 U.S. History: 1910 - Present
    HST204 Women in U.S. History
    HST225 Women in World History
    HST237 America in the 1960s
    INTL101 Introduction to International Studies
    INTL210 Comparative Culture
    J211 Introduction to Mass Communications
    PS200 Introduction to Political Science[31~
    PS201 American Government
    PS203 State and Local Governments
    PS204 Introduction to Comparative Politics
    PS205 International Relations
    PS209 Problems in American Politics
    PS215 Global Issues
    PS217 Introduction to Public Land Management: The Politics of Recreation
    PS225 Political Ideology: Ideas About Government
    PS241 Introduction to Political Terrorism
    PSY101 Psychology of Human Relations
    PSY201 General Psychology
    PSY202 General Psychology
    PSY214 Introduction to Personality
    PSY216 Social Psychology
    PSY231 Human Sexuality
    PSY232 Sexuality and Society
    PSY235 Human Development I: Prenatal - Late Childhood
    PSY236 Human Development II: Adolescence - Death
    PSY237 Human Development
    PSY239 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
    SOC204 General Sociology: Principles of Sociology
    SOC205 General Sociology: Social Institutions
    SOC206 General Sociology: Social Problems
    SOC213 Race Relations in the United States
    SOC232 Death And Dying
    SOC291 Data Collection and Analysis: Social Statistics
    WS101 Introduction to Women's Studies
    Science/Mathematics/Computer Science
    9 credits
    Course Number Course Title
    BI100 Survey of Body Systems
    BI101 General Biology: Introduction to Cellular Biology
    BI101A General Biology: Survey of Cellular Biology
    BI101B General Biology: Plagues, Parasites and Pandemics
    BI102 General Biology: Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics
    BI102A General Biology: Survey of Molecular Biology and Genetics
    BI102B General Biology: Medical Genetics
    BI103 General Biology: Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
    BI103A General Biology: Survey of Ecology and Evolution
    BI103B General Biology: Animal Behavior
    BI103D General Biology: Northwest Forest Ecology
    BI103E General Biology: Ecology of the Tropics
    BI112 Biology for Health Professions
    BI121 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    BI122 Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    BI211 Principles of Biology I
    BI212 Principles of Biology II
    BI213 Principles of Biology III
    BI231 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    BI232 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    BI233 Human Anatomy and Physiology III
    BI234 Microbiology
    CH104 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I
    CH105 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II
    CH106 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry III
    CH112 Chemistry for Health Professions
    CH151 Basic Chemistry
    CH170 Environmental Chemistry
    CH221 General Chemistry I
    CH222 General Chemistry II
    CH223 General Chemistry III
    CH241 Organic Chemistry I
    CH242 Organic Chemistry II
    CH243 Organic Chemistry III
    CIS120/L Computer Concepts I and Lab I (in combination)
    CIS122 Computer Concepts III
    CIS197XML Web Authoring: XML
    CIS244 Introduction to Systems Analysis
    CIS276 SQL
    CS160 Computer Science Orientation
    CS161 Computer Science I
    CS162 Computer Science II
    CS260 Data Structures
    ENGR201 Electrical Fundamentals I
    ENGR211 Statics
    ENGR212 Dynamics
    ENGR213 Strength of Materials
    FN225 Nutrition
    F240 Natural Resources Ecology
    FW251 Principles of Wildlife Conservation
    FW252 Mammals: Biology and Techniques
    FW253 Field Ornithology
    FW254 Aquatic Wildlife: Biology and Techniques
    G148C Volcanoes and Their Activity
    G165 Regional Field Geology
    G201 Principles of Physical Geology
    G202 Principles of Physical Geology
    G203 Principles of Historical Geology
    GE101 Engineering Orientation
    GE102 Engineering Computations
    GE115 Engineering Graphics
    GS104 Physical Science - Physics
    GS105 Physical Science: Chemistry of the Environment
    GS105A Physical Science: Chemistry for the Consumer
    GS106 Physical Science: Geology
    MTH058 Quantitative Reasoning I
    MTH060 Beginning Algebra I
    MTH065 Beginning Algebra II
    MTH084 Applied Trigonometry with Modeling
    MTH095 Interm Algebra w/Rt Triangle Trig
    MTH098 Quantitative Reasoning II
    MTH105 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics
    MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions
    MTH112 Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry / Geometry
    MTH211 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics I
    MTH212 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics II
    MTH213 Fundamentals of Elementary Mathematics III
    MTH243 Statistics I
    MTH244 Statistics II
    MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus
    MTH252 Calculus II: Integral Calculus
    MTH253 Calculus III
    MTH254 Calculus IV: Vector Calculus
    MTH256 Differential Equations
    MTH261 Linear Algebra
    PH104 Descriptive Astronomy
    PH109C Observational Astronomy
    PH121 General Astronomy
    PH122 General Astronomy
    PH123 General Astronomy
    PH201 General Physics I
    PH202 General Physics II
    PH203 General Physics III
    PH211 General Physics with Calculus I
    PH212 General Physics with Calculus II
    PH213 General Physics with Calculus III

    Electives: Any course numbered 10 or above, not including developmental courses, see below. No more than 25 credits of any one discipline may apply as elective.

    "Developmental Courses":
    Repeated courses may be counted only once toward graduation unless specified in the course description. 200-level IECC courses count as General Education for this degree only. A maximum of nine credit hours of PE185, 25 credit hours of IECC courses numbered 100 or higher, or 12 credits of Cooperative Education Internship may be applied to this degree as elective credit.

    Developmental Courses:
    All DE prefix courses
    IECC094R, IECC094S, IECC094W
    ESL94R, ESL94S, ESL94W
    HD090
    MTH010
    RD090
    SKH20, SKH30, SKH35
    WR080, WR090, WR091