General Education

General Education Curriculum Component at SUAC

The General Education courses provide SUAC students with a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary education framework that include cross-and-interdisciplinary content. The General Education course requirements include Communications, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences /Wellness, and Mathematics. The General Education framework is benchmarked to the traditional American Higher education curriculum and it is guided by Indonesian standards in higher education. It also encompasses the core institutional values and traits of SUAC. The Sampoerna University American College has established six college level competencies, based on the VALUE rubrics developed by the Association of American Colleges & Universities that form the foundation of the general education and core courses. The SUAC graduates will be able to:


  • Explain issues/problems 
  • Select and use information to investigate issues/problems
  • Analyze and interpret relevant information 
  • Evaluate information to determine potential conclusions 
  • Generate well-reasoned conclusions 



  • Write clearly and coherently
  • Speak and listen interactively 



  • Recognize ethical issues 
  • Understand different ethical perspectives or concepts
  • Apply ethical perspectives or concepts 
  • Evaluate different ethical perspectives or concepts 



  • Develop global self-awareness  
  • Demonstrate an understanding of perspective taking
  • Demonstrate an appreciation to cultural diversity
  • Recognize personal and social responsibility
  • Understand global systems
  • Apply knowledge to contemporary global contexts


  • Determine the extent of information needed
  • Access the needed information
  • Evaluate information and its sources critically
  • Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose 
  • Access and use information ethically and legally



  • Explain information presented in mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words)
  • Convert relevant information into various mathematical forms (e.g., equations, graphs, diagrams, tables, words)
  • Carry out mathematical calculation
  • Make judgments and draw appropriate conclusions based on the quantitative analysis of data, while recognizing the limits of such analysis.
  • Make and evaluate important assumptions in estimation, modeling, and data analysis
  • Express quantitative evidence in support of the argument or purpose of the work (in terms of what evidence is used and how it is formatted, presented, and contextualized)


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