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Core Curriculum

General Education at Clayton State University includes the college level compentencies that are included in the core curriculum. All baccalaureate degree graduates and all A.A. and A.S. degree graduates must complete Areas A-E of the Core Curriculum. The table below lists the General Education outcomes and the methods used to assess the extent to which students are attaining college level outcomes.

College Level General Education Competencies, Courses, and Assessments

Competency Courses or components Assessment

Area A1: Communication

Students will write effective expository and argumentative essays that consider purpose and audience.

(6 credits)

ENGL 1101 English Composition I ENGL 1102 English Composition II

Freshmen Writing Portfolio;

ETS Proficiency Profile (Writing)

Area A2: Mathematics

Students will apply mathematical knowledge to interpret quantitative information using verbal, numerical, graphical, and symbolic forms

(3 credits)

MATH 1101 Mathematical Modeling

MATH 1111 College Algebra

MATH 1113 Pre-calculus

MATH 1241 Survey of Calculus

MATH 1501 Calculus I

ETS Proficiency Profile (Mathematics)

Area B1: Critical Thinking (Institution Specific General Education Requirement)

Students will construct effective inductive and valid deductive arguments and determine to what extent such arguments justify their conclusions.

(3 credits)

CRIT 1101 Critical Thinking

ETS Proficiency Profile (Critical Thinking)

Area B2: Communication (Institution Specific General Education Requirement)

Students will effectively articulate ideas and knowledge in spoken communication.

(1 – 3 credits)

COMM 1001 Presentational Speaking COMM 1002 Presentation Applications COMM 1110 Spoken Communication FREN 1002 Elementary French II SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II

Assessed within Discipline Specific Communications Related Student Learning Outcomes and reported within the program assessment plans

Area C1: Humanities

Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate critically on cultural concepts, artifacts or expressions in either English or a foreign language.

(3 credits)

ENGL 2111 World Literature I—Pre-Modern ENGL 2112 World Literature II—Modern World

ENGL 2121 British Literature I

ENGL 2122 British Literature II

ENGL 2131 American Literature I

ENGL 2132 American Literature II

FREN 2001 Intermediate French I

FREN 2002 Intermediate French II

PHIL 2010 Introduction to World Philosophy

PHIL 2030 Ethics in Historical and Contemporary Perspective

SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II

ETS Proficiency Profile (Humanities)

Area C2: Humanities

Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate critically on cultural concepts, artifacts or expressions in either English or a foreign language.

 

(3 credits)

ART 2301 Art of the Pre-Modern World

ART 2302 Art of the Modern World

CMS 2100 Introduction to Film

FREN 2001 Intermediate French I

FREN 2002 Intermediate French II

MUSC 2101 Music Appreciation

MUSC 2301 Introduction to World Music

PHIL 2040 Introduction to Aesthetics

SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I

SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II

THEA 1100 Theater Appreciation

ETS Proficiency Profile (Humanities)

Area D1: Natural Sciences, Mathematics & Technology

Students will apply scientific reasoning and methods of inquiry to solve problems or to explain natural phenomena.

(7 - 8 credits – taken as sequence)

a. ASTR 1010 Solar System Astronomy

ASTR 1020 Stellar and Galactic Astronomy

ASTR 1020L Stellar and Galactic Astronomy Laboratory

b. BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I

BIOL 1107L Principles of Biology Laboratory I BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II

BIOL 1108L Principles of Biology Laboratory II

c. BIOL 1111 Introductory Biology I

BIOL 1111L Introductory Biology Laboratory I BIOL 1112 Introductory Biology II

d. CHEM 1151 Survey of Chemistry I

CHEM 1151L Survey of Chemistry Laboratory I CHEM 1152 Survey of Chemistry II

e. CHEM 1211 Principles of Chemistry I

CHEM 1211L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I CHEM 1212 Principles of Chemistry II

CHEM 1212L Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II

f. PHYS 1111 Introductory Physics I

PHYS 1111L Introductory Physics Laboratory I PHYS 1112 Introductory Physics II

g. PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I

PHYS 2211L Principles of Physics Laboratory I PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II

PHYS 2212L Principles of Physics Laboratory II

h. SCI 1111 Integrated Science I

SCI 1111L Integrated Science Laboratory I SCI 1112 Integrated Science II

ENVS 2202 Evironmental Science

ETS Proficiency Profile (Natural Sciences)

Area D2: Natural Sciences, Mathematics & Technology

Students will apply scientific reasoning and methods of inquiry to solve problems or to explain natural phenomena.

(3 credits)

MATH 1221 Finite Mathematics

MATH 1401 Elementary Statistics

MATH 1241 Survey of Calculus

MATH 1113 Precalculus

MATH 1501 Calculus I MATH 2502 Calculus II

CPTG 1111 Intro to Computing and CPTG 1010 Computing with Spreadsheets

CSCI 1301 Computer Science I

SCI 1901 Selected Topics in Science/ENVS 2202 Environmental Science

ETS Proficiency Profile (Mathematics)

Area E1: Social Sciences

Students will explain how cultural, political, social, economic, or environmental factors have impacted various people or societies of the world.

(3 credits)

HIST 1111 Survey of Pre-Modern World History

HIST 1112 Survey of Modern World History

HIST 2750 Critical Trends and Issues in Recent World History

ETS Proficiency Profile (Social Sciences)

Area E2: Social Sciences

Students will explain how cultural, political, social, economic, or environmental factors have impacted various people or societies of the world.

(3 credits)

HIST 1111 Survey of Pre-Modern World History

HIST 1112 Survey of Modern World History

HIST 2750 Critical Trends and Issues in Recent World History

ETS Proficiency Profile (Social Sciences)

Area E3: Social Sciences

Students will evaluate political events, issues, groups or individuals in United States history.

(3 credits)

HIST 2111 Survey of U.S. History to 1877

HIST 2112 Survey of U.S. History since Reconstruction

ETS Proficiency Profile (Social Sciences)

Area E4: Social Sciences

Students will examine and apply concepts of social identity and individual differences, such as ethnicity, race, gender, age, class, ability or sexual orientation.

(3 credits)

AFAM 2010 Introduction to African American Studies

WST 2010 Introduction to Women's Studies

SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology

PSYC 1101 Introduction to Psychology

ETS Proficiency Profile (Social Sciences)