General Education

General Education Mission

The General Education Program at Lake-Sumter State College provides the student with broad knowledge and skills needed to be thoughtful, global citizens.  The general education courses build a foundation for success in associate and baccalaureate programs and is the basis for lifelong learning.

Through the general education curriculum, students will acquire skills necessary to think analytically, communicate effectively, be fluent with various forms of information, and be socially responsible.


Institutional Student Learning Outcomes

The Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs) are assessed across the entire college curriculum and represent broad areas of knowledge, skills, and experience that students gain by the time they graduate from any degree program at LSSC. Students are assessed for their levels of achievement in these competencies through their matriculation in the College’s General Education Core Curriculum, as well as through elective courses.

The Institutional Student Learning Outcomes are measured in the A.A. degree program, which includes 36 hours from the Core Curriculum. All A.S. and A.A.S. degree programs also include a substantial component of Core Curriculum courses through which students are assessed for their achievement levels in the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes, as well as in courses for their subsequent degree specialization.


Institutional Student Learning Outcomes Upon graduation from any degree program at LSSC, the student will:
Analytical Thinking Analyze and evaluate data; draw rational and warranted conclusions by integrating quantitative and/or qualitative reasoning.
Communication Create clear thesis and organization, appropriately develop and present message content, use correct grammar, and demonstrate effective written and/or verbal communication.
Information Fluency Evaluate information by selecting, using, and documenting college-level resources, and apply current technology appropriate for academic assignments and/or career goals.
Social Responsibility Interpret the breadth and variety of human cultures and/or the complex inter-relationships between humans and the environment.