General Education CORE

Effective summer 2019, most credit courses have been renumbered. The former course numbers are listed in the course descriptions when applicable. A reference document of the old and new course numbers can also be found on the web at https://www.frederick.edu/class-schedules.aspx?cid=schedules-top-link.

The general education CORE is that foundation of the higher education curriculum providing a coherent intellectual experience for all students. The general education CORE is designed to introduce undergraduates to the fundamental knowledge, skills and values which are essential to the study of academic disciplines, to the pursuit of life-long learning and to the development of educated members of the community and the world. The complete list of general education goals is listed below.

For programs awarding the associate of arts (A.A.) degree, the associate of science (A.S.) degree, or the associate of arts in teaching (A.A.T.) degree, the general education CORE consists of at least 31 credit hours which must include the following:

ENGL 101English Composition 13
Arts, Humanities & Communications (three courses, one selected from each area) 9
Social & Behavioral Sciences (two courses, selected from different disciplines)6
Biological & Physical Science (two courses, one of which must be a lab science)7-8
Mathematics (one course)3-4
Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues (optional)
Total Credits28-30
1

Students must earn a grade of C or better.

For programs awarding the associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degree, the general education CORE consists of at least 20 credit hours which must include the following:

ENGL 101English Composition 13
Arts, Humanities & Communications (one course)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (one course)3
Biological & Physical Sciences (one course)3-4
Mathematics (one course)3-4
Total Credits15-17
1

Students must earn a grade of C or better.

Students in the associate of arts in teaching (A.A.T.) program should complete the approved general education courses listed in the A.A.T. program of study.

General Education Goals

  1. Students will demonstrate college-level communications skills.
  2. Students will demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  3. Students will demonstrate the capacity for systems thinking about ways in which individuals, groups, institutions, and societies interrelate.
  4. Students will demonstrate quantitative problem solving.
  5. Students will apply scientific reasoning.
  6. Students will demonstrate technological competence.
  7. Students will interpret and apply academic, professional, and civic ethics.
  8. Students will be able to make informed critical responses to the visual, performing and literary arts and to the human values expressed in all art forms.
  9. Students will evaluate personal wellness to make critically informed lifestyle choices reflecting an understanding of wellness.
  10. Students will demonstrate cultural competence.

CORE Courses

All General Education courses listed on this page may be taken in the Honors format, when offered, and designated with an ’H’ (e.g., MATH 101H) in the class schedule.

1. Arts & Humanities

Arts

ARTT 100Introduction to the Creative Arts3
ARTT 101Foundations of Studio Art I3
ARTT 103The History of Art: Non-Western3
ARTT 104The History of Art: Prehistoric to Early Renaissance3
ARTT 105The History of Art: Renaissance to Modern3
ARTT 106Drawing I3
ARTT 113Pottery I3
COMM 111Introduction to Mass Communication3
FILM 101Introduction to Film3
GRPH 105Basic Darkroom to Digital Photography3
MUSC 101Music History and Appreciation3
MUSC 103Fundamentals of Music3
MUSC 109American Popular Music3
MUSC 201Music Cultures of the World3
THEA 100Introduction to Theatre3

Notes:

  • ARTT 100 Introduction to the Creative Arts, ARTT 103 The History of Art: Non-Western, ARTT 104 The History of Art: Prehistoric to Early Renaissance, ARTT 105 The History of Art: Renaissance to Modern, MUSC 201 Music Cultures of the World and THEA 100 Introduction to Theatre satisfy Cultural Competence Requirement.
  • COMM 111 Introduction to Mass Communication can be taken to satisfy either the General Education requirement in Arts or in Communication, but not both.

Communication

COMM 101Introduction to Communication Studies3
COMM 102Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 103Public Speaking3
COMM 105Small Group Communication3
COMM 107Career Communication3
COMM 109Basic Conflict Mediation3
COMM 111Introduction to Mass Communication3
ENGL 102English Composition and Literature3
ENGL 241Journalism Publication Practicum3

Notes:

  • COMM 102 Interpersonal Communication satisfies Cultural Competence Requirement.
  • COMM 105 Small Group Communication and ENGL 241 Journalism Publication Practicum satisfy Cultural Competence Requirement.
  • COMM 111 Introduction to Mass Communication can be taken to satisfy either the General Education requirement in Arts or in Communication, but not both.
  • ENGL 102 English Composition and Literature can be taken to satisfy either the General Education requirement in Communication or in Humanities, but not both.
  • ENGL 241 Journalism Publication Practicum can be taken to satisfy either the General Education requirement in Communication or in Humanities, but not both.

Humanities

ARBC 101Introductory Arabic I3
ARBC 102Introductory Arabic II3
ASLS 121American Sign Language I3
ASLS 122American Sign Language II4
ASLS 223American Sign Language III4
ASLS 224American Sign Language IV4
ASLS 225American Sign Language V4
CHIN 101Introductory Chinese I4
ENGL 102English Composition and Literature3
ENGL 201British Literature Anglo-Saxon Period to the Eighteenth Century3
ENGL 202British Literature Eighteenth Century through the Present3
ENGL 203American Literature Pre-Colonial through Civil War Periods3
ENGL 204American Literature Civil War Period through the Present3
ENGL 205World Literature through 1650 C.E.3
ENGL 206World Literature 1650 C.E. through the Present3
ENGL 216The Short Story3
ENGL 226Film as Literature3
ENGL 227Multiculturalism and Literature: Borders, Boundaries, and Belonging3
ENGL 230African American Literature3
ENGL 231English Language Studies3
ENGL 241Journalism Publication Practicum3
FREN 101Introductory French I3
FREN 102Introductory French II3
FREN 201Intermediate French I3
FREN 202Intermediate French II3
GERM 101Introductory German I3
GERM 102Introductory German II3
GERM 201Intermediate German I3
GERM 202Intermediate German II3
HUMN 104Humanities in a Digital World3
HUMN 105Cultural Studies: Latin America3
HUMN 107Cultural Studies: Asia3
HUMN 204World Religions3
HUMN 210The Language of Hip Hop3
HUMN 223Classical Mythology3
ITAL 101Introductory Italian I3
ITAL 102Introductory Italian II3
ITAL 201Intermediate Italian I3
LATN 101Introductory Latin I3
LATN 102Introductory Latin II3
LATN 201Intermediate Latin I3
LATN 202Intermediate Latin II3
PHIL 101Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 102Critical Thinking3
PHIL 105Ethics3
PHIL 206Symbolic Logic3
PHIL 207Biomedical Ethics3
PHIL 208Business Ethics3
PHIL 210Ethics and Film3
RUSS 101Introductory Russian I3
RUSS 102Introductory Russian II3
RUSS 201Intermediate Russian I3
SPAN 101Introductory Spanish I3
SPAN 102Introductory Spanish II3
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II3
SPAN 211Spanish Conversation I3
Notes:
  • ENGL 205 World Literature through 1650 C.E.ENGL 206 World Literature 1650 C.E. through the PresentENGL 227 Multiculturalism and Literature: Borders, Boundaries, and BelongingENGL 230 African American LiteratureENGL 241 Journalism Publication Practicum, HUMN 105 Cultural Studies: Latin America, HUMN 107 Cultural Studies: Asia, HUMN 204 World ReligionsHUMN 210 The Language of Hip Hop, FREN 201 Intermediate French I, FREN 202 Intermediate French II, SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I, SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II and SPAN 211 Spanish Conversation I satisfy Cultural Competence Requirement.
  • ENGL 102 English Composition and Literature can be taken to satisfy either the General Education requirement in Communication or in Humanities, but not both.
  • ENGL 241 Journalism Publication Practicum can be taken to satisfy either the General Education requirement in Communication or in Humanities, but not both.

2. English

ENGL 101English Composition3

3. Interdisciplinary & Emerging Issues

Computer Literacy

CMIS 101Information Systems and Technology3
CMIS 106Object Design and Programming3

Wellness

HLTH 150Health Education3
HLTH 160Stress Management3
NUTR 102Nutrition in a Changing World3
PHED 165Fitness for Living3

Emerging Issues

ACCE 110Academic Engagement Seminar3
ACCE 110HAcademic Engagement Seminar3
ACCE 140Introduction to Leadership3
ACCE 250Global Scholar Experience3
ASLS 124Introduction to Deaf Community and History3
BMGT 281Global Awareness in the Work Environment3
EMGT 101Disaster, Crisis, and Emergency Management3

Note:

  • ACCE 110 Academic Engagement Seminar, ACCE 250 Global Scholar Experience, ASLS 124 Introduction to Deaf Community and History and BMGT 281 Global Awareness in the Work Environment satisfy Cultural Competence Requirement.

4. Mathematics

MATH 101Foundations of Mathematics3
MATH 101AFoundations of Mathematics3
MATH 110Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics I4
MATH 120Statistics3
MATH 120AStatistics3
MATH 125Business Statistics3
MATH 127Statistics with Probability4
MATH 145College Algebra3
MATH 145SCollege Algebra3
MATH 165Precalculus4
MATH 175Applied Calculus3
MATH 185Calculus I4
MATH 195Calculus II4

5. Biological & Physical Sciences

BIOT 130Forensic Biology4
BIOT 140Biotechnology and Society3
BSCI 100Fundamental Concepts of Biology4
BSCI 105Human Ecology3
BSCI 106General Ecology4
BSCI 107Study of the Human Body3
BSCI 117Human Biology4
BSCI 150Principles of Biology I4
BSCI 160Principles of Biology II4
BSCI 201Anatomy and Physiology I4
BSCI 202Anatomy and Physiology II4
BSCI 223Microbiology for Allied Health4
CHEM 100Chemistry and Society4
CHEM 101General Chemistry I4
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4
PHSC 101Survey of Physical Science3
PHSC 104Survey of Oceanography3
PHSC 105Survey of Meteorology3
PHSC 109Energy and Society3
PHSC 111Introduction to Physical Science4
PHSC 112Introduction to Earth Systems Science4
PHSC 115Introduction to Meteorology4
PHSC 117Introduction to Astronomy4
PHSC 121Physical Geology4
PHSC 122Historical Geology4
PHYS 101Survey of Physics3
PHYS 121Fundamentals of Physics I4
PHYS 122Fundamentals of Physics II4
PHYS 151General Physics I4
PHYS 252General Physics II4

6. Social & Behavioral Sciences

Anthropology

ANTH 101Introduction to Anthropology3

Note:

  • ANTH 101 Introduction to Anthropology satisfies Cultural Competence Requirement.

Economics

ECON 200Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 202Principles of Microeconomics3

Note:

  • ECON 200 Principles of Macroeconomics satisfies Cultural Competence Requirement.

Education

EDPS 210Human Growth and Development3
EDUC 110Schools and Society3

Geography

GEOG 101Elements of Geography3
GEOG 102Cultural Geography3
GEOG 201Urban Social Geography3

Note:

  • GEOG 102 Cultural Geography and GEOG 201 Urban Social Geography satisfy Cultural Competence Requirement.

 History

HIST 101History of Western Civilization I3
HIST 102History of Western Civilization II3
HIST 121World History I3
HIST 122World History II3
HIST 201History of the United States I3
HIST 202History of the United States II3
HIST 217African-American History3
HIST 220World War II3
HIST 221The Sixties3

Note:

  • HIST 121 World History I, HIST 122 World History II and HIST 217 African-American History satisfy Cultural Competence Requirement.

 Political Science

POSC 104American Government3
POSC 220Comparative Politics3

 Psychology

PSYC 101General Psychology3
PSYC 202Social Psychology3

Sociology

SOCY 101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCY 102Social Problems3
SOCY 210Ethnic Diversity3
SOCY 212Gender and Society3

Note:

Cultural Competence Requirement

Developing cultural competence is essential for living and working in a diverse democratic society. As part of the College degree requirements, students must complete a class that is designated a cultural competence course. Cultural competence courses expose students to the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively in dynamic, evolving multicultural contexts. Students will not be required to take an additional course for graduation; rather, courses can double-count to fulfill an existing general education requirement as well as the cultural competence requirement. Following is a list of courses that will fulfill the cultural competence requirement.

ACCE 110Academic Engagement Seminar3
ACCE 110HAcademic Engagement Seminar3
ACCE 250Global Scholar Experience3
ANTH 101Introduction to Anthropology3
ANTH 103Introduction to Archeology3
ARTT 100Introduction to the Creative Arts3
ARTT 103The History of Art: Non-Western3
ARTT 104The History of Art: Prehistoric to Early Renaissance3
ARTT 105The History of Art: Renaissance to Modern3
ASLS 124Introduction to Deaf Community and History3
BMGT 281Global Awareness in the Work Environment3
COMM 102Interpersonal Communication3
COMM 105Small Group Communication3
ECON 200Principles of Macroeconomics3
EDUC 230Foundations of Special Education3
EMGT 213Social Impacts of Disaster3
ENGL 205World Literature through 1650 C.E.3
ENGL 206World Literature 1650 C.E. through the Present3
ENGL 227Multiculturalism and Literature: Borders, Boundaries, and Belonging3
ENGL 230African American Literature3
ENGL 241Journalism Publication Practicum3
FEMA 221Cultural Competence in Disaster: Before, During, and After1
FREN 201Intermediate French I3
FREN 202Intermediate French II3
GEOG 102Cultural Geography3
GEOG 201Urban Social Geography3
HCTI 225International and American Regional Cuisine4
HIST 121World History I3
HIST 122World History II3
HIST 217African-American History3
HUMN 105Cultural Studies: Latin America3
HUMN 107Cultural Studies: Asia3
HUMN 204World Religions3
HUMN 210The Language of Hip Hop3
LGST 100Introduction to Law3
MUSC 201Music Cultures of the World3
NURS 101Introduction to Clinical Nursing6
PHED 155Advanced Tai Chi - Cultural Perspective3
PHIL 210Ethics and Film3
POSC 220Comparative Politics3
SOCY 102Social Problems3
SOCY 210Ethnic Diversity3
SOCY 212Gender and Society3
SPAN 201Intermediate Spanish I3
SPAN 202Intermediate Spanish II3
SPAN 211Spanish Conversation I3
SURG 130Introduction to Surgical Technology6
THEA 100Introduction to Theatre3