General Education Mobile Program

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RMU is proud to participate in the GEM program.  This program allows Air Force service members pursuing their associate’s degree through the CCAF to earn 15 of the 64 credits they need for a CCAF associate’s degree.  

Classes can be completed fully online, and all participants will have access to the benefits and services available through RMU Online including 24/7 technical support, dedicated advisors, career counseling, and more.

If you choose to pursue further education, CCAF associate degree credits can be transferred toward a bachelor’s degree at RMU. RMU is rated in the top 10% of Best Online bachelor’s degrees by  by U.S. News & World Report.

Are you using Tuition Assistance? Courses are offered in 8-week sessions and at $250 per credit hour. Please contact us today to discuss how you are covered and how to begin the TA application process! 

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Alex Murray
Veterans Admissions Specialist
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(412) 397-5211

Course Information

Public Speaking and Persuasion

CSCM1030; 3 credit hrs.
Oral Communication

This course underscores the integrated nature of the communications skills program and the importance of communications skills for a successful life and career. While refining research and writing skills, students develop computer-assisted presentation materials to enhance the delivery of speeches. Among the communications topics explored are personal and professional relationships, ethical and legal issues, the impact of changing technology, audience analysis, and diversity in the workplace. This course emphasizes the development of a professional style of oral delivery and the production and use of relevant supporting materials.

Reading and Writing Strategies

CSEN1010; 3 credit hrs.
Written Communication

This course introduces the integrated nature of the communications skills program and establishes the importance of communications for a successful life and career. Students are made conscious of the behaviors and communication patterns typical of the groups to which they and other students belong; they learn to see themselves as audiences for others as they explore how different audiences have different patterns of communication and different expectations; they are encouraged to value and respect differences in communication patterns exhibited by others; and they are encouraged to adapt to the patterns of behavior and communication expected in academic and professional life. Though all the communications skills are introduced and practiced, reading, interpreting, and writing are emphasized.

Argument and Research

CSEN1020; 3 credit hrs. (Prerequisites of CSEN1000 or CSEN1010)
Written Communication

This course reinforces the integrated nature of the communications skills program and the significance of communications for a successful life and career. By learning to analyze and understand their professors as audiences, students are made conscious of the communications and behavioral expectations of their professors and of the reasons for variations in those expectations. While acquiring strategies for researching, interviewing, interpreting, and speaking, students focus on principles of logic, critical thinking, argumentation, and audience analysis necessary to create their own arguments as well as critique the arguments of others. Though all the communications skills are practiced, speaking and writing are emphasized. All written work is to be done on a word processor.

Math Reasoning/Applications

MATH1050; 3 credit hrs. (Prerequisites of MATH0900 or content evidence of placement exam)
Mathematics

This course aids the student to be cognizant of the vocabulary and mathematical skills necessary to develop quantitative reasoning skills for the general liberal arts major. It takes the view that modern mathematics has become an art of posing and solving problems by logical reasoning by understanding the problem, devising a plan, and carrying out the plan. The course accomplishes these tasks by dealing with the following topics: algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, set theory, finite groups, graph theory, and basic logic. Computer applications throughout the course may be included.

Statistical Reasoning

STAT1130; 3 credit hrs. (Prerequisites of MATH0900 or content evidence of placement exam)
Mathematics

This course aids the student to be cognizant of the vocabulary and mathematical skills necessary to develop quantitative reasoning skills for the general liberal arts major. It takes the view that modern mathematics has become an art of posing and solving problems by logical reasoning by understanding the problem, devising a plan, and carrying out the plan. The course accomplishes these tasks by dealing with the following topics: algebra, geometry, probability and statistics, set theory, finite groups, graph theory, and basic logic. Computer applications throughout the course may be included.

Finite Math and Applied Calculus

MATH2040; 3 credit hrs.
Mathematics

Finite Mathematics and Applied Calculus is directed toward students in the Bachelor of Science in business administration and other disciplines outside of the School of Engineering Math and Science. Topics covered include systems of linear equations, matrices, linear programming, differential calculus, exponential functions and the mathematics of finance. The primary focus is the application of each of these topics. The graphing calculator (TI83) is used throughout the course to discover and to gain insights into the fundamental concepts.

General Psychology

PSYC1010; 3 credit hrs.
Social Science 

This course is a survey and examination of principles of human behavior and methods of scientific approach to understanding growth and development. The course deals with the complexities of behavior and helps the student to better understand himself and his environment.

Principles of Sociology

SOCI1010; 3 credit hrs.
Social Science

This course is a basic introduction to the field of sociology, which enables students to see and understand the social world and their place in it in new ways. Students will become familiar with basic sociological concepts and social institutions, explore different explanations for social phenomena, and learn about the methods sociologists use to answer questions about society.

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON1020; 3 credit hrs.
Social Science

This course covers scarcity, determination of price by supply and demand, measurement of macroeconomic activity, modeling an economy, fiscal and monetary policies, and the basics of international trade and finance.

Humanities: Art and Music

HUMA101; 3 credit hrs.
Humanities

This class will serve as an introduction to the arts focusing primarily on the Western Cultural Tradition and will explore the characteristics, style, classification, form, and content of art through critical analysis and relationship to historical events. The student will be exposed to the arts, especially those which have established the foundation for the Western canon; however, it is the main objective of the course to aid in the development of the student’s ability to think critically. The student will gain the tools necessary to evaluate art and will then be able to apply these tools, including a critical approach, to other areas and subjects outside of this course.