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General Education Competencies and Core Courses (effective fall 2015)


The implementation of the general education core course options are for students initially entering Florida A&M University in 2015-2016.  Students must complete at least one course from the core list for each subject area – Communication, Humanities, mathematics, natural science, social science, and other general education requirement.  "Completion of both the general education core and remaining university-specified general education courses are required for completion of an undergraduate degree" (8.005 BOG; 1007.25(3) F. S.).

Students are required to complete a total of 36 credit hours of general education as indicated below with a “C” grade or above, unless otherwise noted by the academic program in relation to natural science courses.


COMMUNICATION [6]

Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze communication critically. 

Students must complete a total of 6 credit hours in the area of communication, of which one course must be chosen from the statewide core course list below

Course Number

Course Title

Credits

ENC

1

101

 

FRESHMAN COMMUNICATION SKILLS I

3.0

ENC

1

121

 

HONORS FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I*

3.0

 

The additional course may be selected from the approved list below.

ENC

1

102

 

FRESHMAN COMMUNICATION SKILLS II

3.0

ENC

1

122

 

HONORS FRESHMAN COMPOSITION II*

3.0

*Only honors students may select the honors courses

HUMANITIES [6]
Students will confirm the ability to think critically through demonstrating interpretive ability and cultural literacy.  Students will acquire competence in reflecting critically upon the human condition

Students must complete a total of 6 credit hours in the area of humanities, of which one course must be chosen from the statewide core course list below.

ARH

2

000

 

ART APPRECIATION

3.0

HUM

2

210

 

HISTORICAL SURVEY I

3.0

LIT

2

110

 

INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE I

3.0

MUL

2

010

 

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC I

3.0

PHI

2

010

 

INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

3.0

THE

2

000

 

INTRODUCTION TO THEATRE

3.0

 

And

The additional course may be selected from the statewide core course list above or the approved list below.

AML

2

010

 

AMERICAN LITERATURE I

3.0

AML

3

041

 

AMERICAN LITERATURE II

3.0

ARC

2

701

 

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY I

3.0

ARH

2

050

 

ART HISTORY I: PREHIST. THROUGH RENAISS.

3.0

ARH

2

051

 

ART HISTORY II:  BAROQUE TO MODERN

3.0

ARH

3

610

 

AMERICAN ART

3.0

ENL

3

013

 

ENGLISH LITERATURE TO THE 18TH CENTURY

3.0

ENL

3

034

 

ENGLISH LITERATURE II

3.0

EUH

3

100

 

ANCIENT HISTORY

3.0

EUH

3

120

 

MEDIEVAL HISTORY

3.0

EUH

3

501

 

HISTORY OF ENGLAND, 1485 - 1714

3.0

HUM

2

230

 

HISTORICAL SURVEY II

3.0

HUM

2

255

 

MOD AND POST MOD CULTURE

3.0

HUM

3

214

 

EARLY CIV & CLASSICAL WORLD

3.0

HUM

3

217

 

JUDEO CHRISTIAN U& MEDIEVAL CULTURES

3.0

HUM

3

237

 

COUNTER REFORMATION BAROQUE Y ENGLIGHT

3.0

HUM

3

238

 

EUROPEAN REN & REF

3.0

HUM

3

244

 

19TH CENT REVOLUTION

3.0

HUM

3

401

 

ASIAN HUMANITIES

3.0

HUM

3

421

 

AFRICAN AMERICANS IN FILM

3.0

HUM

3

425

 

AFRICAN HUMANITIES

3.0

HUM

3

353

 

AFRICAN LITERATURE

3.0

HUM

3

546

 

CARIB LIT & POP CULTURE

3.0

HUM

3

930

 

SPECIAL TOPICS

3.0

LIT

2

120

 

INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE II

3.0

LIT

3

196

 

AFRICAN CARIB LIT

3.0

LIT

3

824

 

LATINO LITERATURE

3.0

MMC

2

000

 

INTRO MASS MEDIA

3.0

MUH

3

116

 

JAZZ HISTORY

3.0

MUH

3

211

 

HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF MUSIC I

3.0

MUH

3

212

 

HISTORY AND LITERATURE OF MUSIC II

3.0

MUH

3

561

 

AFRO AMER MUSIC

3.0

MUL

2

112

 

INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC  II

3.0

PHH

2

102

 

ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY

3.0

PHH

3

400

 

MODERN PHILOSOPHY

3.0

PHH

3

600

 

CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY

3.0

PHI

2

101

 

INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC

3.0

PHI

2

801

 

INTRODUCTION TO AESTHETICS

3.0

PHI

3

601

 

ETHICS

3.0

PHM

3

120

 

CONTEMPORARY BLACK SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY

3.0

REL

2

000

 

INTRODUCTION TO RELIGION

3.0

REL

2

135

 

BLACK RELIGION IN AMERICA

3.0

REL

2

210

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE OLD TESTAMENT

3.0

REL

2

240

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE NEW TESTAMENT

3.0

REL

2

302

 

WESTERN WORLD RELIGIONS

3.0

REL

3

130

 

RELIGION IN AMERICAN CULTURE

3.0

REL

3

145

 

WOMEN IN RELIGION

3.0

REL

3

310

 

EASTERN WORLD RELIGION

3.0

REL

3

383

 

CARIBBEAN RELIGION & CULTURE

3.0

THE

2

300

 

CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF DRAMA

3.0

THE

3

112

 

THEATRE HISTORY I

3.0

THE

3

113

 

THEATRE HISTORY II

3.0

THE

3

232

 

BLACK THEATRE/FILM AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES

3.0

THE

3

235

 

CONTEMPORARY BLACK THEATRE

3.0

WOH

1

012

 

HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION

3.0

WOH

1

022

 

HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION SINCE 1500

3.0


MATHEMATICS [6-8]
Students will determine appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving, and demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts. Students will apply appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving.

Students must complete a total of 6-8 credit hours in the area of mathematics, of which one course must be chosen from the statewide core course list below.

MAC

1

105

 

COLLEGE ALGEBRA

3.0

MAC

2

311

 

CALCULUS I

4.0

MGF

1

106

 

LIBERAL ARTS MATH I

3.0

MGF

1

107

 

LIBERAL ARTS MATH II

3.0

STA

2

023

 

INTROD. TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS I

3.0

 

And

The additional course may be selected from the statewide core course list above or the approved list below.

 

MAC

1

114

 

ALGEBRAIC AND TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS

3.0

MAC

1

147

 

PRE-CALCULUS

4.0

MAC

2

233

 

CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS & SOCIAL SCIENCE I

3.0

MAC

2

312

 

CALCULUS II

4.0

MAD

2

120

 

FINITE MATHEMATICS

3.0

MAS

3

105

 

LINEAR ALGEBRA

3.0

MTG

2

206

 

COLLEGE GEOMETRY

3.0

QMB

2

102

 

QUANTITATIVE BUS STATS

3.0

 

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.  Example; a student who completes Calculus II successfully has satisfied mathematics core because Calculus I is an immediate prerequisite to Calculus II. The student will still need to complete a total of 6 hours of general education mathematics.


NATURAL SCIENCES [6-8]
Students will demonstrate the ability to critically examine and evaluate scientific observation, hypothesis, or model construction, and to use the scientific method to explain the natural world. Students will successfully recognize and comprehend fundamental concepts, principles, and

Students must complete a total of 6 to 8 credit hours in the area of natural sciences, of which one course must be chosen from the statewide core course list below.

AST

1

002

 

ASTRONOMY

4.0

BSC

1

005

 

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE

3.0

BSC

1

005

L

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE LAB

1.0

BSC

1

010

 

GENERAL BIOLOGY I

3.0

BSC

1

010

L

GENERAL BIOLOGY I LAB

1.0

BSC

2

093

 

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I

3.0

BSC

2

093

L

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I LAB

1.0

CHM

1

025

 

FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY

4.0

CHM

1

045

 

GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

3.0

CHM

1

045

L

GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY

1.0

EVR

1

001

 

INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

3.0

PHY

2

048

 

GENERAL PHYSICS I

4.0

PHY

2

048

L

GENERAL PHYSICS I--LABORATORY

1.0

PHY

2

053

 

COLLEGE PHYSICS I

3.0

PHY

2

053

 L

COLLEGE PHYSICS I

1.0

 

And

The additional course may be selected from the statewide core course list above or the approved list below.  

 

BOT

1

010

 

BOTANY

3.0

BOT

1

010

L

BOTANY

1.0

BSC

1

011

 

GENERAL BIOLOGY II

2.0

BSC

1

011

L

GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB

2.0

BSC

2

094

 

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II

3.0

BSC

2

094

L

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II LAB

1.0

CHM

1

030

 

INTRO CHEMISTRY FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS

3.0

CHM

1

030

L

INTRO CHEMISTRY FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJ LAB

1.0

CHM

1

046

 

GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

3.0

CHM

1

046

L

GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY

1.0

GLY

2

001

 

INTRO EARTH SPACE SCI

3.0

GLY

2

010

 

PRIN OF GEOLOGY

3.0

ISC

1

006

C

WIDE WORLD OF SCIENCE I

4.0

ISC

1

007

C

WIDE WORLD OF SCIENCE II

4.0

PHY

2

049

 

GENERAL PHYSICS II

4.0

PHY

2

049

L

GENERAL PHYSICS II--LABORATORY

1.0

PHY

2

054

 

COLLEGE PHYSICS II

3.0

PHY

2

054

 

COLLEGE PHYSICS II-LABORATORY

1.0

PSC

1

121

C

INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL SCIENCE

4.0

HUN

2

401

 

HUMAN NUTRITION

3.0

 

Note: Science majors are required to complete two courses with corresponding laboratory for each science course for a total of 8 semester credit hours.  Please see your academic advisor for appropriate science courses for your major.

Any student who successfully completes a natural science course for which one of the general education core course options in natural science is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the natural science core. The student will still need to complete a total of 6 to 8 credit hours of general education science.


SOCIAL SCIENCES [6]
Students will demonstrate the ability to examine behavioral, social, and cultural issues from a variety of points of view. Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic social and behavioral science concepts and principles used in the analysis of behavioral, social, and cultural issues, past and present, local and global.

Students must complete a total of 6 credit hours in the area of social sciences, of which one course must be chosen from the statewide core course list below.

AMH

2

020

 

U.S. HISTORY 1865 TO PRESENT

3.0

ANT

2

000

 

INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY

3.0

ECO

2

013

 

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I

3.0

POS

2

041

 

AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

3.0

PSY

2

012

 

INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY

3.0

SYG

2

000

 

INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

3.0

 

The additional course may be selected from the Social Science General Education list below.

 

AMH

2

010

 

U.S. HISTORY: 1492-1865

3.0

AMH

3

571

 

AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY TO 1865

3.0

AMH

3

572

 

AFRO-AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1865

3.0

ECO

2

023

 

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II

3.0

GEA

2

000

 

WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

3.0

POS

2

001

 

INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE

3.0

POS

2

112

 

AMERICAN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

3.0

 

University-Specified General Education Courses [3 - 6]

Students must complete 3-6 credit hours of university-specified general education of which one course must be chosen from the list of African American courses below.

 

AFA

2

000

 

INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES

3.0

AFA

3

104

 

THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

3.0

AMH

2

091

 

INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

3.0

  

The additional credits may be selected from the list below or any of the approved Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities courses outlined in the General Education requirements.

 

CGS

X

XXX

 

COMPUTER LITERACY COURSE

3.0

HSC

1

100

 

HEALTH MODERN LIVING

3.0

SPC

2

600

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

3.0

 

NOTE:

1.     Each School/College requires students to be computer literate by requiring them to take an appropriate course or by certifying that the student has mastered certain computer competencies specified by the school/college.

2.     Students are required to complete a total of 36 credit hours of general education.