• Area A1
  • Area A2
  • Area B
  • Area C
  • Area D
  • Area E
  • Area F
  • Core Area A1

    Core Area A1

    Communication Skills
    Learning Outcomes

    6 hours

      Demonstrate the ability to:

      ·         Recognize and identify appropriate topics for presentation in writing

      ·         Synthesize and logically arrange written presentations

      ·         Adapt written communication to specific purposes and audiences.


      Both Required:

      ENGL 1101

      English Composition I

      3

      ENGL 1102

      English Composition II

      3

       

    • Core Area A2

      Core Area A2

      Quantitative Skills
      Learning Outcomes

      3 hours

        ·         Students demonstrate a strong foundation in college-level mathematical concepts and principles.

        ·         Students demonstrate the ability to apply symbolic representations to model and solve real-world problems.

         

        Choose one of the following based on major:*

        MATH 1001

        Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

        3

        MATH 1111

        College Algebra

        3

        MATH 1113

        Precalculus

        4**

        MATH 1634

        Calculus I

        4**

        *Science, computer science, mathematics, mathematics education, and science education majors must take MATH 1113 or higher. Nursing majors may take either MATH 1001 or MATH 1111. Engineering majors must take MATH 1634. Business majors are urged to take either MATH 1111 or MATH 1113.

         

        **Since only three hours are required here in Area A, the extra hour earned by taking this course may be used in Area F according to most degree programs, but, for certainty, the student should always check the specifics listed in the description of the degree program

         

      • Core Area B

        Core Area B

        Institutional Options
        Learning Outcomes

        4-5 hours

          Demonstrate the ability to:

          • Adapt written and oral communication to specific rhetorical purposes and audiences.
          • Identify, evaluate, and use information, language, or technology appropriate to a specific purpose.

          Students must take one course from category 1, and any combination of courses to meet the total number of hours of 4 for science majors and 5 for non-science majors.


          1 - Written and Oral Communication:

          Courses in this area must meet both learning outcomes stated above.

          One of the following is required of all majors:

          Choose from the following:

          ART 2000

          Oral Communication and the Visual Arts

          3

          COMM 1110

          Public Speaking

          3

          ENGL 2000

          American Speech

          3

          ENGL 2050/

          Self-Staging:

           

          THEA 2050

          Oral Communication in Daily Life

          3

          FREN/GRMN/SPAN

          1001 or 1002

          3

          PHIL 2020

          Critical Thinking

          3

          XIDS 1004

          Oral and Technological Communication

          4

          2 - Other Institutional Options:

          Courses in this area must meet at least one of the learning outcomes stated above.
          Institutional Elective, choose one of the following:

          ANTH 1100

          Faces of Culture

          2

          BUSA 1900

          Surfing the Internet for Success

          2

          CS 1000

          Practical Computing

          1

          CS 1020

          Computers and Society

          2

          LIBR 1101

          Academic Research and the Library

          2

          MUSC 1110

          Survey of World Music

          2

          XIDS 2001

          What Do You Really Know About...

          1

          XIDS 2002

          What Do You Really Know About...

          2

           

        • Core Area C

          Core Area C

          Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics
          Learning Outcomes

          6 hours

            • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the foundational concepts of artistic, intellectual, or literary achievement, adapting written communication to specific purposes and audiences.
            • Students will recognize and make informed judgements about the fine, literary, or performing arts from various cultures.

            Choose one from each category.
            Category 1: Fine Arts

            XIDS 2100

                  Art and Ideas

            3*

            ART 1201

                  Introduction to Art

            3

            ART 2201

                  History of World Art I

            3

            ART 2202 

                  History of World Art II

            3

            ENGL 2060

                  Intro to Creative Writing

            3

            FILM 2080

                  Intro to the Art of Film

            3

            MUSC 1100

                  Music Appreciation

            3

            MUSC 1120

                 Survey of Jazz, Rock, and Popular Music

            3

            THEA 1100

                 Theatre Appreciation

            3

            • ART 1201


                    Introduction to Art


              3


            • ART 2201


                    History of World Art I


              3


            • ART 2202 


                    History of World Art II


              3


            • ENGL 2060


                    Intro to Creative Writing


              3


            • FILM 2080


                    Intro to the Art of Film


              3


            • MUSC 1100


                    Music Appreciation


              3


            • MUSC 1120


                   Survey of Jazz, Rock, and Popular Music


              3


            • THEA 1100


                   Theatre Appreciation


              3


            Category 2: Humanities

            XIDS 2100

            Arts and Ideas

            3*

            COMM 1154

            Introduction to Mass Communications

            3

            ENGL 2110

            World Literature

            3

            ENGL 2120

            British Literature

            3

            ENGL 2130

            American Literature

            3

            ENGL 2180

            Studies in African-American Literature

            3

            ENGL 2190

            Studies in Literature by Women

            3

            Foreign Language

            1001, 1002, 2001, 2002

            3

            FORL 2200

            Survey of National Literatures

            3

            FORL 2300

            Topics in National Literatures

            3

            PHIL 2010

            Introduction to Philosophy

            3

            PHIL 2030

            Introduction to Ethics

            3

            *XIDS 2100 is listed in both categories, but it may be counted only once.

             

          • Core Area D

            Core Area D

            Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology
            Learning Outcomes

            10-11 hours

              Demonstrate the ability to:

              • Apply scientific reasoning and methods, mathematical principles, or appropriate information technologies to explain natural phenomena or situations that arise in the real world.
              • Use appropriate scientific tools and instruments to acquire data, process information, and communicate results, adapting written communication to specific purposes and audiences.

              The student should consult the specific requirements listed in the description of the degree program later in this catalog and work closely with an advisor to fulfill this area of the Core.


              Option I—Non-Science Majors

              1. Science Courses:

              Take two from the list below, at least one of which must be a lab class:

              *A course listed 3+1 below may be taken without the lab component to be used as a non-lab option here.

              ANTH 1105

              Introduction to Physical Anthropology

              3

              ASTR 2313

              Astronomy

              3+1

              BIOL 1010

              Fundamentals of Biology

              3+1

              BIOL 1011

              Biology of Human Reproduction

              3

              BIOL 1012

              Ecology and Environmental Biology

              3

              BIOL 1013

              Biology of AIDS and Infectious Disease

              3

              BIOL 1014

              Nutrition

              3

              BIOL 1015 The Unseen World of Microorganisms 3+1
              BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 3+1
              BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 3+1
              CHEM 1100 Introductory Chemistry 3+1
              CHEM 1151K Survey of Chemistry I 4
              CHEM 1152K Survey of Chemistry II 4
              CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I 3+1
              CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II 3+1
              CHEM 1230K Accelerated Principles of Chemistry 4
              GEOG 1111 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
              GEOG 1112 Weather and Climate 3+1
              GEOG 1113 Landform Geography 3+1
              GEOG 2202 Environmental Science 3
              GEOG 2553 Introduction to GIS and Mapping Sciences 3
              GEOL 1121 Introductory Geosciences I: Physical Geology 3+1
              GEOL 1122 Introductory Geosciences II Historical Geology 3+1
              GEOL 1123 Environmental Observations 3+1
              GEOL 2503 Introduction to Oceanography 3
              GEOL 2553 Geology of the National Parks 3
              PHYS 1111 Introductory Physics I 3+1
              PHYS 1112 Introductory Physics II 3+1
              PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I 3+1
              PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II 3+1
              XIDS 2201 Science Foundations 4
              XIDS 2202 Environmental Studies 3
              2. Mathematics, Science, and Quantitative Technology Courses:


              Take any one from the list below or the list above as long as no more than two of the three courses in Area D are from the same discipline.

              CS 1030

              Introduction to Computer Concepts

              3

              CS 1300

              Introduction to Computer Science

              4

              CS 1301

              Computer Science I

              4

              CS 1302

              Computer Science II

              3

              MATH 1413

              Survey of Calculus

              3

              MATH 1634

              Calculus I

              4

              MATH 2063

              Introductory Statistics

              3

              MATH 2644

              Calculus II

              4

              Option II—Science Majors

              1. Laboratory Science Courses:

              Take any two lab courses from the list below:

              BIOL 1107

              Principles of Biology I

              3+1

              BIOL 1108

              Principles of Biology II

              3+1

              CHEM 1211

              Principles of Chemistry I

              3+1

              CHEM 1212

              Principles of Chemistry II

              3+1

              CHEM 1230K

              Accelerated Principles of Chemistry

              4

              GEOG 1112

              Weather and Climate

              3+1

              GEOG 1113

              Landform Geography

              3+1

              GEOG 2553

              Introduction to GIS and Mapping Sciences

              3

              GEOL 1121

              Introductory Geosciences I: Physical Geology

              3+1

              GEOL 1122

              Introductory Geosciences II: Historical Geology

              3+1

              PHYS 1111

              Introductory Physics I

              3+1

              PHYS 1112

              Introductory Physics II

              3+1

              PHYS 2211

              Principles of Physics I

              3+1

              PHYS 2212

              Principles of Physics II

              3+1

              2. Mathematics, Science and Quantitative Technology Courses:

              Students may take one from either the list below or from the list above as long as no more than two courses are from the same discipline.

               

              *A course listed 3+1 above may be taken without the lab component to be used as a non-lab option here.

               

              Mathematics, computer science, and most science majors must take MATH 1634. Engineering majors must take MATH 2644.

               

              MATH 1634

              Calculus I

              4

              MATH 2063

              Introductory Statistics

              3

                   

              Option III - Nursing

              1. Laboratory Science Courses:

              Take one of the two-semester sequences listed below:

              CHEM 1151K and 1152K

              CHEM 1211 and 1212 (with labs)

              PHYS 1111 and 1112 (with labs)

              BIOL 1107 and 1108 (with labs)

               

              2. Mathematics Science and Quantitative Technology Courses:

              MATH 2063

               

            • Core Area E

              Core Area E

              Social Sciences
              Learning Outcomes

              12 hours

                • Students will demonstrate the ability to understand the political, social, economic, or cultural dimensions of world and American history.
                • Students will demonstrate that they have developed an understanding of the political and legal processes of the U.S. and Georgia, and an understanding of the terminology of political science and U.S. politics adapting written communication to specific purposes and audiences..
                • Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental concepts of a discipline examining the social world.

                1. World History

                One required from the following two:

                HIST 1111

                Survey of World History/ Civilization I

                3

                HIST 1112

                Survey of World History/ Civilization II

                3

                • HIST 1112


                  Survey of World History/ Civilization II


                  3


                2. American/Georgia History

                One required from the following two:

                HIST* 2111

                United States History I (to 1865)

                3

                HIST* 2112

                United States History II (since 1865)

                3

                • HIST* 2112


                  United States History II (since 1865)


                  3


                3. American/Georgia Government

                The following is required:

                POLS 1101

                American Government

                3

                  4. Social Science Elective Courses

                  One required from the following:

                  ANTH 1102

                  Introduction to Anthropology

                  3

                  ECON 2100

                  Economics for Everyone

                  3

                  ECON 2105

                  Principles of Macroeconomics

                  3

                  ECON 2106

                  Principles of Microeconomics

                  3

                  GEOG 1013

                  World Geography

                  3

                  GEOG 2503

                  Cultural Geography

                  3

                  PHIL 2130

                  Intro to World Religions

                  3

                  POLS 2201

                  State and Local Government

                  3

                  PSYC 1101

                  Introduction to General Psychology

                  3

                  SOCI 1101

                  Introduction to Sociology

                  3

                  SOCI 1160

                  Introduction to Social Problems

                  3

                  XIDS 2300

                  Interdisciplinary Studies in the Social sciences

                  3

                  XIDS 2301

                  Introduction to Global Studies

                  3

                  *Students may exempt HIST 2111 or HIST 2112 by examination. If the course is exempted, however, an additional 3 hours is to be taken from Part 4 of Area E.

                   

                • Core Area F

                  Core Area F

                  Courses applicable to the degree and major

                  (See Area F of specific major program)

                  18 hours

                    Students whose native language is Spanish (both those from foreign countries as well as United States Ethnic Native Speakers of Spanish) who wish to use Spanish to meet degree requirements will be required to take SPAN 3102 if they do not exempt the requirement by taking the Departmental Placement test. In similar cases involving French or German, course substitution may be approved on an individual basis.

                    Any student who is capable of and authorized to begin studies at a sequentially higher course level than that required for the Core is exempted from the Core requirement by successful completion of the sequentially higher course. The student may or may not be awarded credit hours for the exempted course.