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While the USC Fort Jackson Program is designed specifically for active-duty military personnel and their family members, civilians (including Columbia-campus students) are welcome to take courses on a space-available basis. Classes meet on post in the evening twice a week for eight weeks. The program offers a wide range of general education courses, as well as some upper-division courses. It awards the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees; but, only active-duty military personnel and their family members are eligible to earn these associate degrees. Students at this site may also work toward the B.A.I.S. degree awarded by the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management. For further information, call 803-782-8810.
Students who graduate with an A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences should be able to …
- generate and comprehend written communication through writing coherent expository, persuasive, critical and analytic essays, and through reading and analyzing literature. Students will demonstrate organizational and research skills which will allow them to locate, analyze, and synthesize information. Students will be able to demonstrate the methods of preparation, practice, and good delivery of a speech. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between a dynamic delivery and effective oral communication.
- solve problems involving derivatives and integrals of elementary algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.
- find maxima, minima, rates of change, and area under a curve.
- organize and graph statistical data.
- use a computer to solve problems, and learn basic computer programming.
- understand the basic concepts of biology OR geology OR geography.
- demonstrate skills for word processing, data management and graphing, and statistical processing and analysis.
- describe life processes that power, support, and move parts of the human body.
- define, understand, and use scientific, biological, and/or medical terminology.
- identify ideas, institutions, and philosophies in a cultural context (past and present) that differs from their own.
- analyze and differentiate among different human cultures.