General Education Hours: All Degrees

All baccalaureate degrees will be required to satisfy the same Common Core competencies and require­ments. Also, courses in the major will not count in the Common Core.

 

Degree

Common  Core

 

Additional Gen. Ed. Requirements

Notes

Total hours-General Education

AA

29.5-33

15-16

 

44.5-49

AS

28.5-29

 

 

28.5-29

BA

31.5-32

21-22

 

52.5-56

BAcc

31.5-32

12

Students applying to graduate school or for certification usually have 130 to 150 hours at graduation, including 6-15 additional hours of General Education.

43.5-44

BASM

31.5-32

21-22

 

53.5-56

BGS

31.5-32

19-20

 

50.5-52

BME

31.5-32

11

 

42.5-43

BM-Piano/Organ

31.5-32

11

 

42.5-43

BM-Vocal

31.5-32

11

 

42.5-43

BS

31.5-32

21-22

 

52.5-56

BSAT

31.5-32

19-20

 

50.5-52

BSE-Early Childhood

31.5-32

18

 

49.5-50

BSE-Elementary, Special Ed., & Middle School

31.5-32

18

Students in BSE-Elementary will continue in the core subjects they will teach (e.g. Mathematics, Geography)

49.5-50

BSE-Physical Ed. & Health

31.5-32

5

 

36.5-37

BSN

31.5-32

29

 

60.5-61

 

General Education Compentencies (Rev. 5/2009)

The following competencies are for the Common Core.

Which courses satisfy these competencies?

I. Foundations: Students will develop skills to help them achieve academic and professional excellence and a foundation for lifelong learning.

Information Fluency

1. Students will find existing sources of information on a topic using print and electronic resources.

2. Students will evaluate the accuracy and validity of information presented in a wide variety of media.

3. Students will cite sources in a standardized format and in accordance with CMU's Academic Conduct Policy.

4. Students will write a logically developed, organized document or presentation using standard grammar, usage, mechanics, and spelling.

5. Both orally and in writing students will articulate ideas clearly and logically for varied audiences and purposes.

Math Literacy

6-7. Students will demonstrate mathematical reasoning by applying appropriate methods and procedures.

Wellness

8. Students will demonstrate behaviors consistent with lifelong wellness.

II. Understanding Human Nature: Students will develop their understanding of human nature in order to assess is­sues and solve problems from a variety of perspectives and in order to develop as socially responsible leaders.

Valuing

9-11. Students will understand the constituent parts of religious traditions, will be able to compare diverse religious traditions, and will be able to articulate the place of humanity and themselves in relation to religion traditions.

Social Sciences

12. Students will understand historical and cultural changes and human behavior in their social contexts.

13. Students will use the different social science methods to evaluate contemporary problems.

14. Students will understand the constitutions of the United States and of the State of Missouri.

15. Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically about social institutions and problems.

Humanities

16. Students will understand the historical, cultural, and social contexts of the humanities.

17. Students will articulate a critical response to works in the humanities.

Understanding Leadership

18. Students will understand leadership through the examination of case studies.

III. Exploring the Nature of the Universe*: Students will explore the nature of the universe in a variety of dimensions and will develop their values and beliefs.

Life and Physical Sciences

19. Students will use the scientific method to develop and test hypotheses.

20. Students will evaluate scientific evidence and argument.

21. Students will recognize concepts of the principles, organization, and evolution of natural systems.

22. Students will understand how human choices affect the earth and living systems.

 

* Courses under the section "Understanding Human Nature and Exploring the Nature of the Universe" have specific competencies, but these courses should continue to emphasize information fluency and oral and written communications as part of the course. Where appropriate, these courses should also emphasize math literacy and wellness.

 
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