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2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

General Education Requirements


The core curriculum at McNeese, which is consistent with the standards and requirements of the Louisiana Board of Regents, is intended to provide students with the skills and competencies necessary to accomplish two outcomes: (1) success in their disciplines and (2) effective and appropriate writing as required by their disciplines.

(1) Success in the disciplines:

The core curriculum aims to ensure that, upon graduation, students will:

  1. a.) Communicate effectively in written English and b.) Communicate effectively in oral English
  2. Read with comprehension
  3. Reason abstractly and think critically
  4. Understand numerical data and statistics
  5. Understand the scientific method
  6. Be familiar with key technologies and informational applications
  7. Learn independently
  8. Recognize and appreciate cultural diversity
  9. Understand the nature and value of the fine and performing arts
  10. Develop a personal value system while retaining a tolerance for others
  11. a.) Understand the American political system and b.) Understand the American economic system

In its mission to ensure that all graduates have these skills or competencies, students are required to enroll in courses that assess these requirements, as mandated in all undergraduate degree plans. Students must enroll in at least three hours within each of these competencies:

*Denotes Majors Only

1a. Communicate effectively in written English 

ART 101 BIOL 106 ENGL 201 HIST 102 PHIL 311
ART 102 CHEM 101 ENGL 202 HIST 121 PHIL 312
ART 105* CHEM 102 ENGL 221 HIST 122 PHIL 315
ART 217 CHEM 135 ENGL 301 HIST 201 PHIL 331
ART 218 CHEM 136 ENGL 302 HIST 202 PHIL 341
ART 331 ENGL 101 FFND 101 HUMN 105H PHSC 102
ART 351 ENGL 102 GEOL 102 MCOM 131 PHSC 111
ART 431 ENGL 105H HIST 101 PHIL 201 WMST 201
BIOL 102 ENGL 106H      

1b. Communicate effectively in oral English

COMM 201 COMM 205 EDUC 411 (402-406)
2. Read with comprehension
  ENGL 106H GEOG 111 HIST 122 PHIL 315
  ENGL 201 GEOG 221 PHIL 102 PHIL 331
ENGL 101 ENGL 202 HIST 101 PHIL 201 PHIL 341
ENGL 102 ENGL 301 HIST 102 PHIL 311  
ENGL 105H ENGL 302 HIST 121 PHIL 312  
3. Reason abstractly and think critically
ENGL 102 ENGL 302 PHIL 102 PHIL 311 PHIL 331
ENGL 106H MATH 170 PHIL 201 PHIL 312 PHIL 341
ENGL 301 MATH 190 PHIL 251 PHIL 315 PHSC 235
4. Understand numerical data and statistics
CHEM 101 MATH 122 MATH 190 PHYS 151 SOCL 231
CHEM 102 MATH 130 MATH 231 PHYS 152  STAT 231
GEOL 102 MATH 170 PHSC 235 PHYS 211  
MATH 113 MATH 175 PHSC 236 PHYS 212  
5. Understand the scientific method
BIOL 101 BIOL 225 ENSC 101 PHSC 101 PHYS 151
BIOL 102 BIOL 226 ENSC 102 PHSC 102 PHYS 211
BIOL 105 CHEM 101 GEOL 101 PHSC 111  PSYC 101
BIOL 106 CHEM 102 GEOL 102 PHSC 236  SOCL 201
6. Be familiar with key technologies and informational applications
ART 105* CSCI 102 CSCI 241 EDTC 245* MUSC 202*
CPST 101 CSCI 180 EDTC 100* NURS 326*  
7. Learn independently 
CHEM 136 ENGL 102 ENGL 106H WMST 201
8. Recognize and appreciate cultural diversity
FREN 201 HIST 122 LATN 202 PSYC 310 SPAN 201
FREN 202 HIST 201 MUSC 315 PSYC 311 SPAN 202
HIST 101 HIST 202 MUSC 318 SOCL 211 WMST 201
HIST 121 LATN 201 PSYC 101 SOCL 401 SOCL 231
9. Understand the nature and value of the fine and performing arts
ART 101 ART 228 ART 362 ART 368 MUSC 353
ART 102 ART 245 ART 363 ART 431 THEA 161
ART 105 ART 331 ART 364 MUSC 315  
ART 217 ART 351 ART 365 MUSC 318  
ART 218 ART 361 ART 367 MUSC 319  

 

10. Develop a personal value system while retaining a tolerance for others.
ENGL 221 HIST 121 LATN 201 PSYC 101 SOCL 401
FREN 201 HIST 122 LATN 202 PSYC 310 SPAN 201
FREN 202 HIST 201 MUSC 315 PSYC 311 SPAN 202
HIST 101 HIST 202 MUSC 318 SOCL 211 WMST 201
HIST 102 HUMN 105H MUSC 319 PHIL 341 SOCL 231
        

          11. (a) Understand the American political system 

GOVT 201 HIST 201 HIST 202
11. (b.) Understand the American economic system
HIST 201 HIST 202

(2) Effective and appropriate writing in the disciplines:

In its mission to ensure that all students have the requisite writing skills and competencies that constitute effective and appropriate writing in the disciplines, McNeese requires the completion of a specified number of credit hours in core courses designated as writing-enriched. Students pursuing the Bachelor Degree are required to complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of core courses designated as writing-enriched. Nineteen (19) of these hours will come from general education credit as follows: one credit hour from Freshman Foundations; six credit hours from English 101-102; six credit from the Science-Mathematics array; and, six credit hours from the the Humanities-Social Sciences-Fine Arts array. Additionally, students will complete twelve (12) credit hours of writing-enriched courses in the major; specifically: six credit hours coming from 300 or 400 levels; three credit hours from a major course with level subject to department head approval; and, three credit hours from the capstone course defined by each department or program. Students pursuing the Associate degree are required to complete 16 credit hours of courses designated as writing-enriched. Ten (10) of these hours will come from general education credit as follows: one credit hour from Freshman Foundations; six credit hours from English 101-102; and three credit hours from any writing-enriched general education course. Additionally students will complete six (6) credit hours of writing-enriched courses in the major as defined by each department or program.

Writing Enriched Courses 
Freshman English  ENGL 101, 102, 105H, 106H, 201, 202, 221, 301, 302; FFND 101 
Mathematics and Natural Sciences  BIOL 102, 106; CHEM 101, 102, 135, 136; ENSC 102; GEOL 102; MATH 170, 231**; MBIO 201; PHSC 101, 102, 111, 236; PHYS 151, 152; STAT 231** 
Humanities, Fine Arts, and Social/Behavioral Sciences  ART 101, 102, 105*, 217, 218, 351; HIST 101, 102, 121, 122, 201, 202; HUMN 105H; MCOM 131; MUSC 319*; PHIL 201, 311, 312, 315, 331, 341; PSYC 101; SPAN 201, 202, 315, 316, 341, 343, 410, 411, 421, 441; WMST 201
*Majors Only; **Cross-list 

MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY CORE REQUIREMENTS

The core curriculum at McNeese, which is consistent with the standards and requirements of the Louisiana Board of Regents, is intended to provide students with the skills and competencies necessary to succeed in their disciplines.

 

Students entering a Bachelor Degree program must complete these requirements.
ENGLISH: English 101 and 102 or their equivalents. 6
MATHEMATICS: Math 113 or above and one additional 3-hour course in mathematics or statistics. 6
NATURAL SCIENCES: Course work must include both biological and physical sciences. Six hours must be earned in a single biological or physical science area; the remaining 3 hours must be earned in a science area other than that previously selected. A 6-hour sequence is recommended. Biological sciences include biology, microbiology, and environmental science. Physical sciences include chemistry, physical science, physics, geology, and environmental science. 9
HUMANITIES: Foreign language (above intro-level), history, literature, MCOM 131, philosophy, religious studies, and speech At least 3 hours must be at the 200 level or above. 9
FINE ARTS: Art, music, dance, or theatre. 3

 

Students entering a Bachelor Degree program must complete these requirements.
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: Economics, geography, anthropology, government, psychology, and sociology. 6
COMPUTER AND INFORMATIONAL LITERACY: Curriculum chosen by student must provide experience to ensure computer and informational literacy. -
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION: One of the following courses must be completed as a general education core course, a course specific to a student’s major, or an elective: ANTH 331; ART 351, 361, 362, 363, 367, 368; BADM 218; ENGL 201, 202, 221, 401, 402, 404, 409, 413, 415, 421, 422, 431, 451, 479; GEOG 101, 102, 311, 321, 331, 411, 441, 461; GOVT 240, 315, 320, 403, 422; HIST 101, 102, 121, 122, 331, 333, 341, 342, 343, 344, 353, 355, 356, 362, 408, 431, 432, 441, 442, 450, 451, 456, 457, 461, 462, 465; HUMN 105H; MUSC 315, 318, 319; PHIL 311, 312, 313, 315; RELS 211; SOCL 401, 407, 430; SPCH 375; THEA 472; WMST 311; and all foreign language courses. -
ORAL COMMUNICATION: Curriculum chosen by student must provide experience to ensure oral communication competency. -
ORIN 101 and FFND 101 1
MAAP 200: Midpoint Assessment of Academic Progress Examination (prior to taking 300-level major courses) 0
TOTAL HOURS IN CORE 40

 

Students entering an Associate Degree program must complete these requirements.
A=ADN, AGS; AA=Associate of Arts; AS=Associate of Science A AA AS
ENGLISH: English 101 and 102 or their equivalents. 6 6 6
MATHEMATICS: Math 113 or above and one additional 3-hour course in mathematics or statistics. 3 3 6
NATURAL SCIENCES: Course work must include six hours of natural science in any biological or physical science. Biological sciences include biology, microbiology, and environmental science. Physical sciences include chemistry, physical science, physics, geology, and environmental science. 6 6 6
HUMANITIES: Foreign language above intro-level, philosophy, religious studies, history, communications, literature. 3 3 3
FINE ARTS: Art, music, dance, or theatre. 3 3 3
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES: Economics, geography, anthropology,
government, psychology, and sociology.
6 6 3
COMPUTER AND INFORMATIONAL LITERACY: Curriculum chosen by
student must provide experience to ensure computer and informational literacy.
- - -
ORAL COMMUNICATION: Curriculum chosen by student must provide experience to ensure oral communication competency. - - -
ORIN 101 and FFND 101 1 1 1
TOTAL HOURS IN CORE 28

COURSES SPECIFIED FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION, COMPUTER LITERACY, AND CAPSTONE MEETING REQUIREMENTS

Fall 2009-Spring 2010 

 

CURRICULUM INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION COMPUTER LITERACY CAPSTONE
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
ACCOUNTING BADM 218 CSCI 241 MGMT 481
FINANCE BADM 218 CSCI 241 MGMT 481
GENERAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BADM 218 CSCI 241 MGMT 481
MANAGEMENT BADM 218 CSCI 241 MGMT 481
MARKETING BADM 218 CSCI 241 MGMT 481
BURTON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION HIST 122, Elective (see chart above) EDTC 245 EDUC 468P
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION  Elective (see chart above) EDTC 245 EDUC 468E
SPECIAL EDUCATION Elective (see chart above) EDTC 245 EDUC 468S
BUSINESS EDUCATION Elective (see chart above) EDTC 245 EDUC 468S
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION, GRADES K-12 Elective (see chart above) EDTC 245 HHP 468
HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE ENGL 201-202 CSCI 102 HHP 458, HHP 459
PSYCHOLOGY HIST 101-102  CPST or CSCI Elective  PSYC 499
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
ENGINEERING Humanities Elective (see chart above) ENGR 109 ENGR 491
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY Elective (see chart above) CPST or CSCI Elective TECH 104 TECH 420, PRTC 414
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
ENGLISH ENGL 401 CPST 101 ENGL 410
ENGLISH EDUCATION ENGL 401 EDTC 245 EDUC 468S
FRENCH Any FREN, LATN, SPAN course CPST 101 FREN 410
SPANISH Any FREN, LATN, SPAN course CPST 101 SPAN 410
FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION Any FREN, LATN, SPAN course EDTC 245, FORL 480 EDUC 468S
HISTORY HIST 101-102, HIST 121-122 HUMN 201 HIST 410
LIBERAL STUDIES HIST 101-102, HIST 121-122 HUMN 201 HIST 410
SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION HIST 121-122 HUMN 201 EDUC 468S
MASS COMMUNICATION MCOM 385 MCOM 355 MCOM 400, MCOM 419, MCOM 462
COMMUNICATION STUDIES COMM 375 COMM 305 COMM 490
COMMUNICATION STUDIES EDUCATION Elective (see chart above) EDTC 245 EDUC 468S
THEATRE ARTS THEA 472-473 CPST 101 THEA 410
MUSIC MUSC 362-363 MUSC 202 MUSC 490, MUED 442
MUSIC EDUCATION MUSC 362-363 MUSC 202 MUED 442
CRIMINAL JUSTICE HIST 101-102; HIST 121-122 Any CPST, CSCI, OSBC course SOSC 400
GOVERNMENT GOVT 240 Any CPST, CSCI, OSBC course SOSC 400
SOCIOLOGY Any FREN, LATN, SPAN course Any CPST, CSCI, OSBC course SOSC 400
ART ART 361, 362, 363, 367 ART 105 ART 430, 450
ART EDUCATION Elective (see chart above) ART 105 ARED 445
COLLEGE OF NURSING
NURSING NURS 391 NURS 326 NURS 420 
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES Humanities Elective (see chart above) Any CPST, CSCI, or OSBC course AGRI 441
AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, GRADES 6-12 Elective (see chart above) Any CPST, CSCI, or OSBC course AGRI 441
WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT GEOG 231, 361 WMGT 452 WMGT 453
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE International Education Elective (see chart above) CSCI 241 BIOL 481
BIOLOGY EDUCATION International Education Elective (see chart above) EDTC 245 EDUC 468S
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE International Education Elective (see chart above) CSCI 241 ENSC 496
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE EDUCATION International Education Elective (see chart above) EDTC 245 EDUC 468S
CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE International Education Elective (see chart above) CSCI 241 CLS 440
RADIOLOGIC SCIENCES RADS 462 RADS 354 RADS 465
CHEMISTRY HUMN/Social Sciences Elective CSCI 102, 104, or 180 CHEM 451
CHEMISTRY EDUCATION Elective(see chart above) EDTC 245 EDUC 468S
NUTRITION AND FAMILY STUDIES NUFS 242 CPST 101 NUFS 481, NUFS 459
MATHEMATICS International Education Elective (see chart above) CSCI 180 MATH 491
MATHEMATICS EDUCATION International Education Elective (see chart above) EDTC 245 EDUC 468S
COMPUTER SCIENCE International Education Elective (see chart above) CSCI Elective CSCI 491
PHYSICS  ENGL Elective CPST, CSCI 102 or 104 PHYS 431
GENERAL AND BASIC STUDIES
GENERAL STUDIES HUMN Elective (see advisor) CPST 101, CSCI 102, 180, or 241 GNST 400