General Education Core Requirements

2018-2019 Catalog

A State Core consists of 15 credit hours of courses from the following disciplines: Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences which address the Institutional Learning Outcomes. All degree recipients of CF must successfully complete the state core with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better.

Communications

Studies that improve student abilities to exchange information through written or spoken communication.

ENC 1101Freshman Composition Skills I**3

Humanities

Interdisciplinary study of the world’s cultural expressions.

ARH 1000Art Appreciation3
HUM 1020Introduction to the Humanities3
HUM 1020HHonors Introduction to the Humanities3
LIT 1000Introduction to Literature3
MUL 1010Music Appreciation3
PHI 2010Introduction to Philosophy3
THE 1000Theatre Appreciation3

Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary study of society and the relationships among people within a society and between societies.

AMH 2020United States History Since 18773
ANT 2000Introduction to Anthropology3
ECO 2013Principles of Economics - Macro3
ECO 2013HPrinciples of Economics - Macro Honors3
POS 2041American National Government3
PSY 2012General Psychology3
PSY 2012HHonors General Psychology3
SYG 2000Introductory Sociology3

Natural Sciences

The systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment.

AST 1002Descriptive Astronomy3
BSC 1005Introduction to Biology3
BSC 2010Integrated Principles of Biology I3
BSC 2085Human Anatomy and Physiology I3
CHM 1020Chemistry for Liberal Studies4
CHM 2045General Chemistry I3
ESC 1000Earth Science3
EVR 1001Introduction to Environmental Science3
EVR 1001HIntroduction to Environmental Science Honors3
PHY 1020Elementary Physics for the Nonscience Majors3
PHY 1053CGeneral Physics I with Lab4
PHY 2048CGeneral Physics with Calculus I with Lab5

Mathematics

Studies that teach students to represent, interpret and analyze quantitative information symbolically, numerically, verbally and graphically.

MAC 1105College Algebra**3
MAC 2311Calculus I with Analytic Geometry**5
MGF 1106Liberal Arts Mathematics**3
MGF 1107Mathematical Explorations**3
STA 2023Elementary Statistics**3
STA 2023HHonors Elementary Statistics**3

Note: Any student who successfully completes a mathematics course for which one of the general education core course options in mathematics is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the mathematics core.

An Institutional Core of 21 credit hours of courses from the following disciplines: Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences which address the Institutional Learning Outcomes. All Associate in Arts degree recipients must complete the Institutional Core with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better. Gordon Rule coursework requires a passing grade of C or better. Gordon Rule courses are noted with ** throughout the catalog.

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