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Core Curriculum Requirements

East Georgia State College, in cooperation with other institutions of the University System of Georgia (USG), has adopted a core curriculum to allow the transfer of credit from one USG institution to another without penalty to the student. The Core Curriculum is subdivided into five areas: A – E as outlined below.

Areas A, B, C, D, and E totaling 42 credit hours are composed of general education courses. Students successfully completing an Area A – E course at one USG institution will receive full credit, even if the area has not been completed, as long as the course is within the area hour limitations of either the sending or the receiving institution and the student does not change from a non-science to a science major.

All students seeking an associate or bachelor's degree must complete the core curriculum.  

 

Program Curriculum

Area A 1: Communication Skills
6 hrs.

Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to read and write with the competence necessary to succeed in higher education.

*ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
*ENGL 1102 English Composition II 3

*Note: Students must complete the courses in Area A1 with a grade of "C" or higher to receive credit towards degree requirements.

Area A2: Quantitative Skills
3 hrs.

Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to solve problems algebraically, numerically, and graphically at the level necessary to succeed in higher education.

*MATH 1001 Quantitative Skills and Reasoning 3
*MATH 1101 Math Modeling 3
*MATH 1111 College Algebra 3
*MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus 3

*Note: Grades of ā€˜Cā€™ or better are required for mathematics Area A courses.
**Note: Pre-Calculus or higher is required for majors in architecture, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering technology, forestry, geography (B.S.), geology, mathematics, pharmacy, physical therapy, and physics. Students in non-stem areas should take MATH 1001 or MATH 1101. Students in the AS Business Admin program are encouraged to take MATH 1101.

Area B Institutional Options
4 hrs.

Learning outcomes:

*Students will demonstrate the ability to speak and listen with the competence necessary to succeed in higher education.

*Students will demonstrate the ability to gather, analyze and evaluate information to make effective decisions.

Required of all students:

CATS 1101 Critical and Academic Thinking for Success
1

Choose one (3 hrs):

COMM 1110 Public Speaking 3
COMM 1010 Intercultural Communication 3
ENGL 1104 Introduction to Business and Technical Communication 3
Area C: Humanities and Fine Arts
6 hrs.

Learning outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze effectively works of literature, art, or music.

Choose one (3 hrs):

ENGL 2111 World Literature I
3
ENGL 2112 Word Literature II

3
ENGL 2120 British Literature
3
ENGL 2130 American Literature 3

Choose one (3 hrs):

ART 1100 Introduction to Art

3
ART 2030 Art History I
3
ART 2031 Art History II

3
ENGL 2111 World Literature I

3
ENGL 2112 World Literature II
3
ENGL 2120American Literature
3
ENGL 2130British Literature
3
ENGL 2150 African-American Literature
3
FILM 1100 Introduction To Film
3
FREN 1001 Elementary French 3 hours each

3
FREN 1002 Elementary French II
3
FREN 2001 Intermediate French
3
FREN 2002 Intermediate French II
3
MUSC 1100 Introduction to Music
3
SPAN 1001 Elementary Spanish
3
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II 3
SPAN 2001/2002 Intermediate Spanish
3
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II 3
THEA 1100 Theatre Appreciation 3
Area D Natural Sciences, Technology, Mathematics
11-12 hrs.

Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate effective use of scientific methods.

Choose two (8 hrs):

BIOL 1103 Introductory Biology I


4
BIOL 1104 Introductory Biology II 4
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I


4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
CHEM 1211/1212 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 and Magnetism, Optics 4

Choose one (3-4 hrs):

MATH 1113 Pre-calculus
3
MATH 1232 Survey of Calculus
3
MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics
3
*CSCI 1301 Programming Principles I
4
*MATH 1540 Calculus I

4
*MATH 2012 Calculus II 4
*MATH 2013 Calculus III 4
*BIOL 1103 Introductory Biology I 4
*BIOL 1104 Introductory Biology II 4
*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 hours 4
*PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Optics 4

*Note: CSCI, Calculus, and lab science course are 4 hours each, 1 hour of which can be included in Area F (if applicable).

SPECIAL NOTES TO AREA D: (1) Math 1113 is required in Area A2 for all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs of study. MATH 1540 is required in Area D for most STEM programs of study. See your advisor for specific information. (2) Science and Non-Science Majors may fulfill Area D. at East Georgia State College, by taking two four-hour lab science courses, a sequence is not required, and three hours of mathematics. (3) Allied Health Professional Majors, including Nursing, are required to complete a sequence of two four-hour lab science courses in Biology, Chemistry or Physics. (4) Students cannot satisfy Area D with combinations of BIOL 1103 and 1107 or BIOL 1104 and 1108.

Area E Social and Behavioral Sciences
12 hrs.

Learning outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze human behavior from a variety of perspectives.

Required (3 hrs):

POLS 1101 American Government 3

Choose one (3 hrs):

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

Choose two (6 hrs):


ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics


3
ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics
3
HIST 1111 Western Civ I
3
HIST 1112 Western Civ II 3
HIST 2111 Survey of U.S. History I
3
HIST 2112 Survey of US History 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

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