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    Dec 01, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

New General Education Core Requirements Effective Fall 2013


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Starting in Fall 2013 all new first-time freshmen and transfer students must 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


Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning - 3 credits*


Life and Physical Sciences - 3 credits*


Flexible Core - 18 Credits


To reach the required total of 6 courses, students in AA, AS and bachelor’s degree programs must complete at least one course in each of the five Flexible Core areas and an additional sixth course in one of them. Students can complete no more than two courses from any one discipline or interdisciplinary field; requirements for MEC students follow:

Note:


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

Medgar Evers College Option - 12 Credits


(Baccalaureate Degree Students Only)

Socio-Cultural and Diversity Cluster III

Students take ONE COURSE from the following:

Socio-Cultural and Diversity Cluster III


Students take ONE COURSE from the following:

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 & Title Credit Hrs Lec/Lab Hrs Workshop Hrs Total Contact Hrs Degree/Major Program Requirement
MTH 136 - Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry   3 4 0 4 Similar/Substitute for MTH 138  
MTH 138 - College Algebra And Trigonometry   3 5 0 5 AS, BS/Biology
MTH 141 - Finite Mathematics   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 & Title Credit Hrs Lec/Lab Hrs Workshop Hrs Total Contact Hrs 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 and Physiology   4 3/3 0 6 AS/Nursing
BIO 151 - Anatomy and Physiology of Human Systems I   4 3/3 0 6 AS/Nursing Human Systems I
BIO 152 - Anatomy and Physiology of Human Systems II   4 3/3 0 6 AS/Nursing Human Systems II
BIO 201 - General Biology I   4 3/3 0 6 AS, BS/Biology
BIO 202 - General Biology II   4 3/3 0 6 AS, BS/Biology
BIO 251 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I   4 3/3 0 6 AS/Nursing
BIO 252 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II   4 3/3 0 6 AS/Nursing
BIO 261 - Pathogenic Microbiology and Immunology for Health Professions   4 3/3 0 6 AS/Science Health Professionals
CIS 101  - Computer Fundamentals 3 0 0 0

AS/Nursing, Business Administration  AAS/Computer Applications

AS/Public Administration, BS/Public Administration, Accounting, Business, Computer information Systems,

BPS/Applied Management

CHML 105 - Chemistry for Health Professionals I Lab   4 3/3 0 6 AS/Nursing
CHM 112 - Basic Chemistry   3 4 0 4 BS/Biology
CHML 201 - General Chemistry I Lab   4 3/3 1.5 7.5 BS/Biology, Environmental Science
CHML 202 - General Chemistry II Lab   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 Sc
PHY 212 - University Physics II   4 4/3 1.5 8.5 BS/Computer Science, Environmental Sc
PHY 213 - University Physics III   4 4/3 1.5 8.5 BS/Computer Science, Environmental Sc

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