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: Students will communicate effectively in writing that demonstrates awareness of audience, adequate content development, clarity of organization, and appropriate style, usage, and documentation.

      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 A-2: Quantitative Skills

3 hours

Learning Outcome: Students will demonstrate the ability to express and apply mathematical information symbolically, graphically, numerically, or verbally to solve a variety of problems.

(Choose One)*

       MATH 1001 – Quantitative Skills and 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 Outcomes: The student will present in oral form a communication appropriate to the audience and goal, making reference to information or analysis that supports the presentation.

(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: Institutional Options

6 hours

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

(Choose One)

       ENGL 2111 – World Literature I

3

       ENGL 2112 – World 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

       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 Outcomes: Students will demonstrate effective use of scientific methods.

(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 Outcomes: 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 U.S. History I

3

       HIST 2112 – Survey of U.S. 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.