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GEM is an exciting partnership between the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and Tiffin University

  • GEM offers General Education courses to meet CCAF associate in applied science (AAS) degree requirements
  • Courses are offered 100% online: anytime, anywhere
  • GEM reduces the CCAF educational impact of deployments, PCS, and family commitments

Tiffin University’s affordable, no-nonsense degree programs teach skills and knowledge that are in demand today, making you extremely marketable, employable and promotable.

GEM Participants and Active Duty Military Tuition Rate:

Members of the GEM program and active duty military are eligible for a reduced tuition rate of $250 per credit hour.

Approved GEM Courses:

COM130 Introduction to Speech Communication

  • This art course introduces the non-art major to the fundamentals of art, the Formal Elements and Principles of the visual and plastic arts. It will provide the student with the opportunity through experiential learning to explore methods, materials and processes used in the creation of visual art. The student will further develop critical thinking skills, individual problem solving and group problem solving.

ENG141 Rhetoric & Intro Research Writing

  • This course prepares students for academic writing and research. Students will develop skills in summary, synthesis, and argument writing and will be introduced to college research. They may be taught these skills through a variety of rhetorical modes (pro/con, cause/effect, comparison/contrast, etc.) and/or through rhetorical analysis (ethos, logos, and pathos). Emphasis is placed on developing essays characterized by strong thesis statements; focused, coherent, and logically ordered paragraphs; correct grammar; and correct documentation in APA style.

ENG142 Rhetoric and Academic Writing

  • This course provides instruction in persuasive and analytical writing and research through critical reading and analysis of texts, and the practice of rhetorical and analytical strategies that can be applied across various disciplines. Through reading, discussion, critical analysis, and instruction in locating and evaluating resources, students practice a range of approaches to academic writing. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in ENG142 to receive credit toward graduation for this course, and to enroll in courses for which it is a prerequisite. This course is a writing intensive course.

MAT181 College Algebra

  • The course topics include functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, matrices, and sequences.

MAT185 Quantitative Reasoning

  • Students will create, analyze and interpret basic mathematical models from informal problem statements, argue that the models constructed are reasonable, and use the models to provide insight into the original problem. Life-long critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills will be taught.

POL101 Intro to American Political Process

  • A survey course that analyzes the American Democratic processes and discusses the distribution of authority and responsibility between the federal, state, and local levels. It introduces students to the principles of government outlined in the U.S. Constitution and the document’s impact on society.

POL201 Political Geography

  • This course begins with an introduction to the current political map of the world. Students will learn to identify continents, countries, capitals, and major cities. Second emphasis is on the relationships among the physical environment, landforms, climate, resources, and political boundaries.

SOC101 Principles of Sociology

  • Introduction to the basic concepts of sociological study, elements of social life, social patterns and institutions, and the process of maintenance and change in society.

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology

  • Introduction to psychology as a behavioral science, including historical background, human development (genetic and physical) from birth through death, the senses and perception, intelligence and creativity, and the principles of conditioning, learning, memory, and forgetting.

CUL210 Comparative Cultures

  • Introduces the concept of culture, discusses its role in a society, and explores different manifestations of culture. This course may discuss culture in microcosm or macrocosm.

ECO221 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • A study of macroeconomics (the “whole” economy), concepts and principles, plus current issues in macroeconomics. Required for all majors in the BBA.

ECO222 Principles of Microeconomics

  • A study of microeconomics (the “parts” of the economy), concepts and principles, international trade, and current issues in microeconomics. Required for all majors in the BBA.

HIS201 Introduction to Historical Events

  • This introductory course involves a study of historical events/themes through the lens of cultural, economic, political, intellectual, and social history. This course stresses original and academic research to promote critical thinking, historical understanding, and cultural literacy. This course presents a range of historical topics/themes that may include historical events, periods of history, etc., at the discretion of the instructor, and helps students develop research and critical thinking skills that are applicable to all academic areas.

ENG201 Introduction to Literature

  • This course presents a range of literary genres that may include short story, drama, creative non-fiction, poetry, graphic novel, and/or the novel, at the discretion of the instructor, and helps students develop research and critical thinking skills that are applicable to all areas of the Humanities to being a well-rounded scholar. Meets literature requirement for graduation.

PHI110 The Art of Reasoning

  • This course introduces students to philosophy through a study of the art of reasoning, which is essential in any field or endeavor that requires clear, skillful and critical thinking. Students will learn how to classify concepts, formulate definitions, analyze and evaluate propositions, analyze, construct and evaluate arguments, and identify common fallacies in reasoning. The study is oriented towards practical applications and involves a variety of skills in the analysis and evaluation of reasoning in daily life, scientific inquiries and professional fields.

ART210 Art Appreciation 

  • This art course introduces the non-art major to the fundamentals of art, the Formal Elements and Principles of the visual and plastic arts. It will provide the student with the opportunity through experiential learning to explore methods, materials and processes used in the creation of visual art. The student will further develop critical thinking skills, individual problem solving and group problem solving.

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Tiffin University offers:

  • a wide variety of fully online bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degree programs
  • six start dates a year and no GRE or GMAT requirements
  • two terms per semester for most programs
  • transfer policies that maximize credit for work you have already accomplished
  • waived application and matriculation fees

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  • 100% online courses
  • Faculty have years of experience in their fields
  • Affordable tuition
  • Regional accreditations
  • No application fees
  • Flexible start dates
  • Accepts transfer credits

Questions?

To learn more about taking advantage of TU’s CCAF GEM program, contact:

Ashley Vaughn
Tiffin University
Assistant Director for Online Advising
School Certifying Official
 
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