2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Jul 13, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog

Core Curriculum



Area A1


Written Communication Outcomes (6 hours)


Students are able to analyze the rhetorical situation and choose the appropriate genre and writing strategies. Students follow the academic conventions of organization and standard written English. Students select and employ multiple research methods, such as interpreting, evaluating, and explaining sources, and document sources ethically.

A minimum grade of C is required for Area A1 courses.


Area A2


Quantitative Outcomes (3 hours)


Students will demonstrate a strong foundation in mathematical concepts, processes, and structure, including the ability to solve multiple-step problems through varied modes of reasoning (inductive, deductive, or symbolic).

Choose one of the following:

Note(s):


Only Science majors who take a four-hour MATH will have one hour that may be counted in Area F.

MATH 1001 , MATH 1111 , MATH 1112 , or MATH 1113  with a minimum grade of C is required for the Nursing, RN to BSN Completion track, B.S.N.  

MATH 1111  or higher is required for the Business, B.S.  

MATH 1112  or MATH 1113  with a minimum grade of C is required for all tracks in the Degree: Biology, BS  

MATH 1112  or MATH 1113  is required for all other Science majors and transfer pathways, and either course serves as an immediate prerequisite to MATH 2053  or MATH 1501 .

MATH 1112  or MATH 1113  is required for all tracks in the Degree: Natural Resource Management, BS  

MATH 1112  or MATH 1113  is required for the Agriculture, Agricultural Technology and Systems Management (ATSM) track, B.S. 

MATH 1112  or MATH 1113  is required for the Agriculture, Animal Science, B.S.   

MATH 1112  or MATH 1113  is required for the Agriculture, Crop and Soil Science track, B.S.  

MATH 1111  or higher is required for all tracks in the Degree: Agricultural Education, BS  

MATH 1112  or MATH 1113  is required for the Environmental Horticulture, Turfgrass Science track, B.S.  

MATH 2053  or MATH 1501  is required for further study in engineering and biological and agricultural engineering.


Area B


Students will apply effective communication skills that demonstrate clarity, critical analysis, rhetorical awareness, persuasion, and precision when presenting oral arguments.


Area C


Humanities, Fine Arts, and Ethics (6 hours)


Students will apply knowledge of historical, social, and cultural influences to understanding works of fine or literary arts as expressions of human experience.


Area D


Natural Science, Mathematics, & Technology (11-12 hours)


Students apply scientific reasoning and methods of inquiry to explain natural phenomena.

Science Versus Non-Science Degree Programs

In general, students pursuing an Associate of Arts degree will follow the non-science guidelines for the Core Curriculum.

The Core Curriculum track for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degrees will depend on the major and track for baccalaureate students and on the transfer pathway for the Associate of Science degree.

Non-Science Majors:


Plus, one course from the following:


Note(s):


Non-science majors may alternately choose 8 hours from the list of courses for science majors in Area D.

Either of the PHSC classes can serve as a pre-requisite for SCIE 1006  or SCIE 1007 .

Students changing from a science to a non-science major or transferring from another USG institution may use courses taken in Area D science option, to satisfy the Area D non-science option requirement.

Credit toward graduation not allowed for the following combinations of science courses:

  • Principles of Biology and non-Science Biology courses (see Biology Course Descriptions  for specifics),
  • Principles of Chemistry and non-Science Chemistry courses (see Chemistry Course Descriptions  for specifics), and
  • Principles of Physics and non-Science Physics courses (see Physics Course Descriptions  for specifics).

Science Majors:


Plus 3-4 Hours from the Following:


  • Any lecture and lab course from the above list not already counted to satisfy core requirements Credit Hour(s): 4
  • Any MATH higher than 1113 (Except MATH 2008 ) Credit Hour(s): 3 - 4

Note(s):


MATH 2053  is required for all tracks in Degree: Biology, BS  

Degree: Biology, BS  majors are required to earn a minimum grade of C in Area D courses.

Nursing, RN to BSN Completion track, B.S.N.  are required to earn a minimum grade of C in Area D courses.

MATH 2054  is required for further study in engineering and biological and agricultural engineering.

Area D sequence is not required for all tracks in Degree: Agricultural Education, BS  

Science majors who choose 4 hours may have one hour to be counted in Area F.

Credit toward graduation not allowed for the following combinations of science courses:

  • Principles of Biology and non-Science Biology courses (see Biology Course Descriptions  for specifics),
  • Principles of Chemistry and non-Science Chemistry courses (see Chemistry Course Descriptions  for specifics), and
  • Principles of Physics and non-Science Physics courses (see Physics Course Descriptions  for specifics).


Area E


Social Sciences (9-12 hours)


Students will describe how historical, economic, political, social, and spatial relationships develop, persist, and change, as well as how they are impacted by the complexity and diversity of individual and group behavior.

   

Areas A-E: Must total 42 hours

Area F - Courses for the Major  

Area F: Transfer pathways or prerequisite courses for the major for students completing baccalaureate degrees at ABAC: 18 hours

Students should consult their advisor and review Program Maps