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The General Education Mobile (GEM) program was designed to help U.S. Air Force members fulfill their general education requirements in a mobile, nontraditional classroom format. Completing the GEM program is a key step toward earning your associate's degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Please note—if you would like to enroll in the GEM program at Kaplan University, you must first speak to an Admissions Advisor at 877.757.8188. You will then complete the application on the AI Portal.
The General Education Mobile (GEM) program was designed to
help US Air Force members fulfill their general education requirements in a
mobile, nontraditional classroom format. Completing the GEM program is a key
step toward earning your associate's degree through the Community College of
the Air Force.
GEM can be completed with 5 online courses at Kaplan
University. If you already have some college experience, the number of courses
required may be reduced.
Why is GEM so important?
General education courses are the foundation of your
college studies. These courses prepare you for the degree- specific and higher-level
courses you will need to earn your degree. The GEM program allows you to build
that foundation, even if you can't attend classes in a traditional school
After completing GEM, you can focus on earning credits
within your specific discipline through additional college courses, training
you have taken with CLEP and DANTES exams, and credits earned through your
When enrolling in a course, please be sure to complete your tuition assistance form within the GEM search plan.
Students will learn how to communicate effectively in their professional field using various writing styles. Students will also identify and further develop their own writing process. Grammar and mechanics will be reviewed, helping students focus on the areas that will improve their writing.
Any Academic Strategies course or any Eight Skills of the Effective Student course
Total Program Credits: 0
This course provides students with practical
advice and essential skills for public speaking in a variety of
professional settings. Students will learn how to create
presentations that are organized, well researched and persuasive.
In addition to learning how to be effective oral communicators,
students will explore how to address diverse audiences and
analyze the impact of their communication in terms of
persuasiveness, ethical considerations, and intended purpose.
They will create and deliver presentations on diverse topics to
an array of audiences and critique examples from professional
speeches to understand what constitutes effective
Any College Composition I
This course helps students apply research and
critical thinking skills to develop effective arguments. Students
will create professional writings, incorporating post-draft
revision strategies, working constructively with
Students will improve their background in
mathematical concepts and skills utilizing real-world scenarios
to solve math problems. Students will also enhance their own
knowledge by demonstrating the ability to explain and interpret
concepts, which is a valued skill in many fields. The topics may
include sets, variables, measurement, and
Total Program Credits: 0
This course covers topics of algebra,
including linear functions, equations, and inequalities, systems
of equations in two variables, polynomial functions, rational and
radical equations and inequalities, exponential and logarithmic
functions, ratios, proportions, variation, and
In this course, students develop sound ethical
reasoning and judgment through the study of practical
applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics
as it relates to business, health care, society, and the
environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical
principles and analytical methods.
Total Program Credits: 0
This course is a survey of human social and cultural life through an introduction to humanist theories and historical subject matter. Beginning with village settlement and the rise of cities and ending with the development of modern nations, students study the expression of human ideas and traditions through material and nonmaterial culture. Through readings and discussions, students are introduced to humanist studies and learn to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.
An understanding of the dynamics of human societies and group behavior is useful for any work environment or professional career. This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of the discipline of sociology. Students will explore society and social life through the study of language, culture, race and ethnicity, gender, inequality, education, deviance, and sociological theory and methods. Students are also encouraged, through course assignments and discussions, to examine the influences of society on their personal lives.
Social Science Courses
Total Program Credits: 0
Americans use the term "Founding Fathers" all
the time: not only are the Founders a popular subject in history,
but they are also cited in modern political debates-almost as if
they were still living authorities on contemporary issues.
Students will explore the culture of early America, the context
which molded the Founders ideologies, and the issues which were
central to their time. This course aims to unlock the mystery of
the Founding Fathers, and to provide students with an accurate,
thorough assessment of their historical significance and enduring
This course is a comprehensive examination of visual images that have had a profound impact upon human society. In examining such images, this course explores the way that photographs, logos, symbols, paintings, sculpture, film, and other visual media influence personal and cultural identity, shape knowledge, and transmit notions of beauty. Within this study, we will cover topics of politics, gender, athletics, marketing, war, and several other key areas.
This is a social science survey course that will examine science and technology from a variety of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, history, political science, anthropology, and economics. The use of science and technology has been a driving force behind all of human history, and even more so today. This course will take an interactive approach to study the relationship between humanity and technology throughout time and across the globe.
Any College Composition I Course
This course explores the problems that
transcend individual solutions, such as inequality, poverty,
racial and gender discrimination, and environmental pollution,
and how social problems affect us in our homes, in our
communities, and in the workforce. Analysis of topics includes
local, national, and global perspectives.
Some programs have additional associated fees that are not included in the price of tuition. Click here or check with an Admissions Advisor for more information.
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