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Core Curriculum Requirements

East Georgia State College, in cooperation with other institutions of the University System of Georgia (USG) is designed to facilitate the educational progress of students as they pursue baccalaureate degrees. The Core Curriculum is subdivided into core areas A through E as outlined below. Area A, B, C, D and E totaling 42 credit hours are composed of general education courses.  Students must also complete Area F, which consists of lower division course requirements related to the major field of study.  Area F varies dependent upon the type of degree program a student elects and is composed of 18 credit hours that support the student’s chosen associate or baccalaureate major. A student completing any of the five areas in the approved core and Area F at East Georgia State College may transfer the hours to any institution of the University System of Georgia without loss of credit. This transferability is guaranteed by the Board of Regents and should a student encounter difficulty in transferring of credits earned at East Georgia State College, the student is urged to immediately contact the institution’s Transfer Officer/Director of EGSC Statesboro, Registrar or Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.

Program Curriculum

Area A 1: Communication Skills
6 hours
Learning Outcome: Student will be able to write effectively for a variety of audiences to demonstrate collegiate-level writing.
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3

NOTE: Grades of ‘C’ or better are required for both English Composition courses. Please see English ‘C’ Compliance Policy.

Area A2: Quantitative Skills
3 hours
Learning Outcome: Student should be able to analyze and apply mathematical concepts in various forms in order to solve a variety of quantitative problems.

(Choose One) *

MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills & Reasoning 3
MATH 1101 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling 3
MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus 3

*NOTE:
Grade of ‘C’ or higher is required for A2 Math courses.
Pre-Calculus or higher is required for certain majors—please refer to the major requirements for the four-year program to which the student intends to transfer into.

Area B Institutional Options
4 hours
Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to speak and listen with the competence necessary to succeed in higher education and students will demonstrate the ability to (a) gather, (b) analyze and (c) evaluate information to make effective decisions.

(Required)

CATS 1101 Critical and Academic Thinking for Success 1

(Choose One)

COMM 1010 Intercultural Communication 3
COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3
ENGL 1104 Intro to Business & Technical Communication 3
Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts
6 hours
Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively analyze works of literature, art or music and students will demonstrate the ability to analyze human behavior from a variety of perspectives.

(Choose One)

ENGL 2111 World Literature I 3
ENGL 2112 Word Literature II 3
ENGL 2120 British Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3

(Choose One)

ART 1100 Introduction to Art 3
ART 2030 or 2031 Art History I, II 3
ENGL 2111 or 2112 World Literature I, II 3
ENGL 2120 British Literature 3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3
ENGL 2140 Survey of Children’s Literature 3
ENGL 2150 African-American Literature 3
FILM 1100 Introduction To Film 3
FREN 1001 or 1002 Elementary French I, II 3
FREN 2001 or 2002 Intermediate French I, II 3
MUSC 1100 Music Appreciation 3
SPAN 1001 or 1002 Elementary Spanish I, II 3
SPAN 2001 or 2002 Intermediate Spanish I, II 3
THEA 1100 Theatre Appreciation 3
Area D Natural Sciences, Technology, Mathematics
11 hours
Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate effective use of the scientific method and students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems (a) algebraically, (b) numerically and (c) graphically at the level necessary to succeed in higher education.

(Choose Two) 8 hours

BIOL 1103, 1103L Introductory Biology I 3, 1
BIOL 1104, 1104L Introductory Biology II 3, 1
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology 4
ISCI 1101 Integrated Science 4
PHYS 2211 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 4
PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, Optics 4

(Choose One) 3-4 hours

MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus 3
MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics 3
MATH 1232 Survey of Calculus 3
CSCI 1301 Programming Principles I 3
MATH 1540, 2012, 2013 Calculus I, II, III 4
BIOL 1103, 1103L Introductory Biology I 3, 1
BIOL 1104, 1104L Introductory Biology II 3, 1
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 4
GEOL 1121 Physical Geology 4
GEOL 1122 Historical Geology 4
ISCI 1101 Integrated Science 4
PHYS 2211 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 4
PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity, Magnetism, Optics 4

NOTES on Area D requirements:
Non-Science majors may fulfill Area D, at East Georgia State College, by taking two four-hour lab science courses (sequence not required) and three hours of mathematics; OR by taking three four-hour lab science courses.
Allied Health Professional Majors, including Nursing, are required to complete a sequence of two four-hour lab science courses (excluding ISCI 1101, GEOL 1121 or 1122). Please refer to the major requirements for the four-year program to which the student intends to transfer.
Students cannot satisfy Area D with combinations of BIOL 1103 & BIOL 1107 or BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1108. Students cannot use credit for both BIOL 1103 and 1107 and/or for both BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1108 towards their degree programs.
The CSCI, MATH 1540, 2012 and 2013 courses are 4 hours each, 1 hour of which can be included in Area F (if applicable).

Area E Social and Behavioral Sciences
12 hours
Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze human behavior from a variety of perspectives.

(Required)

POLS 1101 American Government 3

(Choose One)

HIST 2111 Survey of US History I 3
HIST 2112 Survey of US History II 3

(Choose Two)

ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics 3
HIST 1121 or 1122 Western Civ I, II 3
HIST 2111 or 2112 Survey of U.S. History I, II 3
HIST 2200 Black History 3
HIST 2300 History of Science 3
POLS 2301 Comparative Politics 3
POLS 2401 Global Issues 3
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology 3
SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Area F Courses Related to Program of Study/Transfer Pathway
18 hours

NOTES on Area F requirements:
Students should refer to the appropriate Area F requirements, following this section, for specific course requirements for transfer pathways and/or disciplinary distinctions.

Additional Institutional Requirements
4 hours
HLTH 2051 Health 2

(Choose two) *

HLTH 2181 First Aid 1
PHED (XXXX) Please refer to ‘Course Descriptions’ section for complete listing of all activity courses. 1

*Students may choose to take two physical activity courses, or they may choose to take one physical activity course and the First Aid (HTLH 2181) course.