General Education Core Requirements

 

COMMON CORE CURRICULUM
March 2013

Starting in Fall 2013 all new first-time freshmen and transfer students will enroll in the CUNY Pathways curriculum: a 30-credit Common Core for all students and an additional 6-12 credits in the College Option for baccalaureate students.  The Common Core consists of 12 credits in the Required Core and 18 credits in the Flexible Core.  All continuing students can opt-in to the Pathways Curriculum and are encouraged to meet with an advisor to determine the best course of action based on their goals and credits earned.

REQUIRED CORE – 12 CREDITS
The Required Core consists of 6 credits of English Composition, 3 credits in Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning, and 3 credits in Life and Physical Sciences; requirements for MEC students follow:


English Composition – 6 credits

Syllabus

ENGL 112 College Composition I 3 credits

ENGL 150

College Composition II

3 credits

Engl 150

Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning – 3 credits*

 

MTH 115

Nature of Mathematics

 3 credits

 

Life and Physical Sciences – 3 credits*

 

BIO 101
or
PHY 101

Introduction to the Science of Biology

Introduction to Physical Science

 3 credits

 3 credits

Engl 150
Engl 150

FLEXIBLE CORE -18 CREDITS
The Flexible Core consists of 6 three-credit courses with at least one course from each area below and no more than two courses from a given discipline; requirements for MEC students follow:                        

World Cultures & Global Issues

ENGL 212

World Literature: The Evolving Canon

3 credits

Syllabus

Engl 150

U. S. Experience In its Diversity

HIST 200

The Growth and the Development of the U. S.

3 credits

Engl 150

Creative   
Expressions       

ART 100

MUS 100

Introduction to World Art

Introduction to World Music

3 credits

3 credits

Engl 150

Engl 150

Individual & Society

SSC 101

Culture, Society, and Social Change  

3 credits

Engl 150

Scientific* World

BIO 211

Biotechnology and Society

3 credits

Engl 150

*students may substitute STEM variants in these areas as indicated below

MEDGAR EVERS COLLEGE OPTION- 12 CREDITS (Baccalaureate Degree Students Only)

COLLEGE OPTION – 12 CREDITS (Baccalaureate Degree Students Only)

Cluster III – Socio-Cultural  and Diversity                                  3 Credits

ECON 330

Global Trade & Political Economy ***

3 credits

Engl 150

ENGL 214

Critical Issues in Global Literature ***

3 credits

Engl 150

 

Foreign Language I #

3 credits

 

PSYC 300

The Psychology of Women*

3 credits

Engl 150

ART 200

African American Art History*

3 credits

 

ART 201

African Art History*

3 credits

 

ENGL 319

African American Literature I 1619 – 1932*

3 credits

Engl 150

ENGL 320

African American Literature II 1932 – Present*

3 credits

 

ENGL 325

Caribbean Literature*

3 credits

Engl 150

ENGL 326

African Literature*

3 credits

Engl 150

ENGL 328

Latin American Literature*

3 credits

Engl 150

ENGL 331

Asian American Literature*

3 credits

 

ENGL 360

Black Women Writers*

3 credits

 

MASS 273

Black Creative Arts*

3 credits

Engl 150

SSC 306  

Race Class and Gender*

3 credits

Engl 150

SOC 209

Urban Sociology and Lifestyles*

3 credits

 

SOC 211

Social Movements and Globalization*

3 credits

 

SOC 202

Sociological Exploration of the African American Family*

3 credits

 

SOC 302

Social Stratification*

3 credits

 

SOC 300

Sociological Theory**

3 credits

 

 

Cluster IV – Integrative Knowledge [Anchor Discipline] ##                      9 Credits

Foreign Language II# [Humanities]

 

 

 

ENGL 363

Literature The Global City*  [Humanities]

3 credits

 

ENGL 370

Special Topics in Literature* [Humanities]

3 credits

Engl 150

ENVS 200  

Environmental Health Issues*  [Natural Sciences Math]

3 credits

 

ENGL 333

The Body in Place and Culture* [Humanities]

3 credits

Engl 150

MASS 473

Hip-Hop: Political, Historical, Social Discourses* [Social]

3 credits

Engl 150

ECON 430  

War on Drugs: Economics,  History and Public Policy* [Social]

3 credits

Engl 150

REL 301

The Bible and Hermeneutics* [Humanities]

3 credits

Engl 150

REL 402

Women in Religion*** [Humanities]

3 credits

Engl 150

HIST 300

Women Leaders in Civil Rights Movement*** [Social]

3 credits

 

# Students who take Foreign Language I in the Socio-Cultural and Diversity Cluster must take Foreign Language II in the Integrative Knowledge Cluster for Humanities elective.

## Students must take THREE COURSES, one in each of the anchor disciplines (one Humanities, one Social & Behavioral Sciences, one Natural Sciences & Mathematics).

STEM VARIANTS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE

Any student can take STEM variant courses as substitutes for Common Core requirements in Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning, Life and Physical Sciences, and the Scientific World as approved below; STEM variant courses must satisfy major requirements.

STEM VARIANTS: Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning


MEC Course

Course  Title

Credit Hours

Lec/Lab Hours

Workshop Hours

Total Contact Hours

Degree/Major Program Requirement

MTH 136

Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry

3

4

0

4

Similar/Substitute for MATH 138

MTH 138

College Algebra & Trig

3

5

0

5

AS, BS/Biology

MTH 141

Finite Math

4

4

0

4

BS/Business

MTH 151

Pre-Calculus

4

4/1

0

5

BS/Biology

MTH 202

Calculus I

4

4/2

0

6

AS, BS/Mathematics &Computer Science, BS/Biology & Environmental Science

MTH 203

Calculus II

4

4/2

0

6

AS,BS/Mathematics & Computer Science, BS/Biology & Environmental Science

MTH 204

Calculus III

4

4/2

0

6

BS/Mathematics, Environmental Science

MTH 209

Elementary Statistics

4

4

0

4

BS/Nursing

STEM VARIANTS: Life and Physical Sciences, and the Scientific World


MEC Course

Course Title

Credit Hours

Lec/Lab Hours

Workshop Hours

Total Contact Hours

Degree/Major Program Requirement

BIO 104

Human Body Structure and Function

4

3/3

0

6

Certificate in Practical Nursing

BIO 111

Introduction to Biology

3

4

0

4

AS, BS/Biology

BIO 150

Introduction to Anatomy  & Physiology

4

3/3

0

6

AS/Nursing

BIO 151

Anatomy and Physiology of Human Systems I

4

3/3

0

6

AS/Nursing

BIO 152

Anatomy and Physiology of Human Systems II

4

3/3

0

6

AS/Nursing

BIO 201

Gen Biology I

4

3/3

0

6

AS, BS/Biology

BIO 202

Gen Biology II

4

3/3

0

6

AS, BS/Biology

BIO 251

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

4

3/3

0

6

AS/Nursing

BIO 252

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

4

3/3

0

6

AS/Nursing

BIO 261

Pathogenic Microbiology & Immunology Health Professionals

4

3/3

0

6

AS/Science

CHM 105

Chemistry for Health Professionals

4

3/3

0

6

AS/Nursing

CHM 112

Basic Chemistry

3

4

0

4

BS/Biology

CHM 201

Gen Chemistry I

4

3/3

1.5

7.5

BS/Biology, Environmental Science

CHM 202

Gen Chemistry II

4

3/3

1.5

7.5

BS/Biology, Environmental Science

PHY 114

Basic Physics

3

3/1

0

4

BS/Mathematics
AS/Science

PHY 211

University Physics I

4

4/3

1.5

8.5

BS/Computer Science, Environmental Science

PHY 212

University Physics II

4

4/3

1.5

8.5

BS/Computer Science, Environmental Science

PHY 213

University Physics III

4

4/3

1.5

8.5

BS/Computer Science, Environmental Science


Core Requirements Prior to Fall 2013

New Gen. Ed. Core Requirements
Effective Fall 2013