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Core Curriculum

Both tracks of the BSN program and the RN-MSN program require that students complete all of core curriculum prior to program enrollment. Those students who graduated with a baccalaureate degree or from a University System of Georgia institution with appropriate associate degree may qualify for core exemption. Consult an advisor in the School of Nursing to determine if you qualify.

AREA A –Essential Skills (9 hours)

A1 Two Composition Courses
ENGL 1101* English Composition I (3 hours)
ENGL 1102* English Composition II (3 hours)
A2 One Mathematics Course from Among
MATH 1101* Mathematical Modeling (3 hours)
MATH 1111* College Algebra (3 hours)
MATH 1112 Trigonometry and Analytical Geometry (3 hours)
MATH 1113* Precalculus (3 hours)
MATH 1241 Survey of Calculus (3 hours)
MATH 1501* Calculus I (4 hours)

 

AREA B –Critical Thinking and Communication (4-5 hours)

B1 One Critical Thinking Course
CRIT 1101 Critical Thinking (3 hours)
B2 One or Two Foreign Language or Communication Courses from Among
COMM 1001 Presentational Speaking (1 hour)
COMM 1002 Presentation Applications (1 hour)
COMM 1110 (1100*) Spoken Communication (3 hours)
FREN 1002 Elementary French II (3 hours)
SPAN 1002 Elementary Spanish II (3 hours)

 

AREA C –Humanities (6 hours)

C1 One Literature, Philosophy or Foreign Language Course from Among
ENGL 2111* World Literature I Pre-Modern (3 hours)
ENGL 2112 World Literature II Modern World (3 hours)
ENGL 2121 British Literature I (3 hours)
ENGL 2122 British Literature II (3 hours)
ENGL 2131 American Literature I (3 hours)
ENGL 2132* American Literature II (3 hours)
FREN 2001 Intermediate French I (3 hours)
FREN 2002 Intermediate French II (3 hours)
PHIL 2010* Introduction to World Philosophy (3 hours)
PHIL 2030 Ethics in Historical and Contemporary Perspective (3 hours)
SPAN 2001* Intermediate Spanish I (3 hours)
SPAN 2002* Intermediate Spanish II (3 hours)
C2 One Fine Arts of Intermediate Foreign Language Course from Among
ART 2301 Art of the Pre-Modern World (3 hours)
ART 2302 Art of the Modern World (3 hours)
CMS 2100 Introduction to Film (3 hours)
FREN 2001 Intermediate French I (3 hours)
FREN 2002 Intermediate French II (3 hours)
MUSC 2101 Music Appreciation (3 hours)
MUSC 2301 Introduction to World Music (3 hours)
PHIL 2040 Introduction to Aesthetics (3 hours)
SPAN 2001 Intermediate Spanish I (3 hours)
SPAN 2002 Intermediate Spanish II (3 hours)
THEA 1100 Theatre Appreciation (3 hours)

 

AREA D –Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Technology (10-11 hours)

D1 One Science Sequence with OneTwo Laboratories from Among
CHEM 1151-1151L-1152-1152L Survey of Chemistry I and II with Labs (8 hours)
CHEM 1211-1211L-1212-1212L (1211K-1212K*) Principles of Chemistry I and II with Labs (8 hours)
BIOL 1107-1107L-1108-1108L Principles of Biology I and II with Labs (8 hours)
PHYS 2211-2211L-2212-2212L Principles of Physics I and II with Labs (8 hours)
D2 One Science, Math or Technology Course from Among
MATH 1231 (1401*) Introductory Statistics (3 hours)
MATH 1221 Finite Mathematics (3 hours)
MATH 1241 Survey of Calculus (3 hours)
MATH 1113* Precalculus (3 hours)
MATH 1501* Calculus I (4 hours)
MATH 2502 Calculus II (4 hours)
CSCI 1301 Computer Science I (3 hours)
SCI 1901 Selected Topics in Science (3 hours)
CPTG 1111-1010 Introduction to Computing/Computing with Spreadsheets (3 hours)

 

AREA E - Social Sciences (12 hours)

E1 One American Government Course
POLS 1101* American Government (3 hours)
E2 One World History or Social Sciences Course from Among
HIST 1111* Survey of Pre-Modern World History (3 hours)
HIST 1112 Survey of Modern World History (3 hours)
HIST 2750 Critical Trends and Issues in the Contemporary World (3 hours)
E3 One American History Course from Among
HIST 2111* Survey of U.S. History to 1877 (3 hours)
HIST 2112 Survey of U.S. History since Reconstruction (3 hours)
E4 One Behavioral Sciences Course from Among
PSYC 1101* Introduction to Psychology (3 hours)
SOCI 1101* Introduction to Sociology (3 hours)
WST 2010 Introduction to Women's Studies (3 hours)
AFAM 2010 Introduction to African American Studies (3 hours)

 

Students with alternate transfer credit should consult an advisor in the School of Nursing to determine applicability. Students pursuing (