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2011-2012 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 102

ENGL 105H

ENGL 301

HIST 201

PHIL 331

ART 102

BIOL 106

ENGL 106H

ENGL 302

HIST 202

PHIL 341

ART 105*

CHEM 101

ENGL 201

FFND 101

HUMN 105H

PHSC 102

ART 217

CHEM 102

ENGL 202

GEOL 102

MCOM 131

PHSC 111

ART 218

CHEM 135

ENGL 203

HIST 101

PHIL 201

WMST 201

ART 331

CHEM 136

ENGL 204

HIST 102

PHIL 311

 

ART 351

ENGL 101

ENGL 204H

HIST 121

PHIL 312

ART 431

ENGL 102

ENGL 221

HIST 122

PHIL 315

1b. Communicate effectively in oral English

COMM 201

COMM 205

EDUC 411 (402-406)

TECH 290

OSBC 361*

     

2. Read with comprehension

ENGL 101

ENGL 201

ENGL 204H

GEOG 221

HIST 122

PHIL 312

ENGL 102

ENGL 202

ENGL 301

HIST 101

PHIL 102

PHIL 315

ENGL 105H

ENGL 203

ENGL 302

HIST 102

PHIL 201

PHIL 331

ENGL 106H

ENGL 204

GEOG 111

HIST 121

PHIL 311

PHIL 341

3. Reason abstractly and think critically

ENGL 102

ENGL 204

ENGL 302

PHIL 102

PHIL 311

PHIL 331

ENGL 106H

ENGL 204H

MATH 170

PHIL 201

PHIL 312

PHIL 341

ENGL 203

ENGL 301

MATH 190

PHIL 251

PHIL 315

PHSC 235

 

4. Understand numerical data and statistics

CHEM 101

MATH 113

MATH 170

MATH 231

PHYS 151

PHYS 212

CHEM 102

MATH 122

MATH 175

PHSC 235

PHYS 152

SOCL 231

GEOL 102

MATH 130

MATH 190

PHSC 236

PHYS 211

STAT 231

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

AGRI 401

CSCI 102

EDTC 100*

HIST 210

OSBC 102

OSBC 307

ART 105*

CSCI 180

EDTC 245*

MUSC 202*

OSBC 105

OSBC 361

CPST 101

CSCI 241

ENGR 109

NURS 326*

OSBC 207

TECH 290

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

SOCL 401

 

FREN 202

HIST 201

MUSC 315

PSYC 311

SPAN 201

HIST 101

HIST 202

MUSC 318

SOCL 211

SPAN 202

HIST 121

LATN 201

PSYC 101

SOCL 231

WMST 201

9. Understand the nature and value of the fine and performing arts

ART 101

ART 218

ART 351

ART 364

ART 431

MUSC 353

ART 102

ART 228

ART 361

ART 365

MUSC 315

THEA 161

ART 105

ART 245

ART 362

ART 367

MUSC 318

 

ART 217

ART 331

ART 363

ART 368

MUSC 319

 

10. Develop a personal value system while retaining a tolerance for others.

ENGL 221

HIST 121

LATN 201

PHIL 341

SOCL 231

 

FREN 201

HIST 122

LATN 202

PSYC 101

SOCL 401

FREN 202

HIST 201

MUSC 315

PSYC 310

SPAN 201

HIST 101

HIST 202

MUSC 318

PSYC 311

SPAN 202

HIST 102

HUMN 105H

MUSC 319

SOCL 211

WMST 201

11. (a) Understand the American political system

GOVT 201

HIST 201

HIST 202

11. (b) Understand the American economic system

ECON 203

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 31 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.

 

General Education Writing Enriched Courses 

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 

Note: For WE courses in the major, see Course Descriptions.

 

 

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; COMM 375; 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; 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 2011-Spring 2012

*Subject to change

 

CURRICULUM INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION COMPUTER LITERACY CAPSTONE
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
ACCOUNTING BADM 218 OSBC 207 MGMT 481
FINANCE BADM 218 OSBC 207 MGMT 481
GENERAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BADM 218 OSBC 207 MGMT 481
MANAGEMENT BADM 218 OSBC 207 MGMT 481
MARKETING BADM 218 OSBC 207 MGMT 481
BURTON COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
ATHLETIC TRAINING ART Elective CSCI 241 HHP
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

HIST 122, International Education Elective
(see chart above)

EDTC 245 EDUC 468P
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 

International Education Elective
(see chart above)

EDTC 245 EDUC 468E

*SECONDARY EDUCATION
(Business Education, Chemistry Education, Environmental Science Education)

International Education Elective
(see chart above)
EDTC 245 EDUC 468S
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION, GRADES K-12 International Education 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 International Education Elective
(see chart above)
CPST or CSCI Elective; TECH 104 TECH 420, PRTC 414
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
ENGLISH and ENGLISH EDUCATION ENGL 401 CPST 101/EDTC 245 ENGL 410/EDUC 468S
FOREIGN LANGUAGES and FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION Any FREN, LATN, SPAN course CPST 101/EDTC 245, FORL 480 FREN or SPAN 410 or LATN 410/EDUC 468S
*HISTORY and SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION HIST 101-102, HIST 121-122 HUMN 201/CPST 101 HIST 410/THEA 410
*LIBERAL STUDIES and THEATRE ARTS HIST 101-102, HIST 121-122/THEA 472-473 HUMN 201 HIST 410
MASS COMMUNICATION MCOM 385 MCOM 355 MCOM 400, MCOM 419, MCOM 462
*MUSIC and MUSIC EDUCATION MUSC 202 MUSC 101-101L MUSC 490/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 and ART EDUCATION ART 361, 362, 363, 367 ART 105 ART 430, 450/ARED 445
COLLEGE OF NURSING
NURSING NURS 391 NURS 326 NURS 420 
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES and AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, GR. 6-12 Humanities Elective (see chart above) International Education Elective
(see chart above)
Any CPST, CSCI, or OSBC course AGRI 441
BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE and BIOLOGY EDUCATION International Education Elective
(see chart above)
CSCI 241/EDTC 245 BIOL 481/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
*FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES HIST 201 CPST 101 NUFS 481, NUFS 459
*MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES and MATH EDUCATION and PHYSICS International Education Elective
(see chart above)
CSCI 180/EDTC 245/CPST, or CSCI 102 or 104 MATH 491/EDUC 468S/PHYS 431
COMPUTER SCIENCE International Education Elective
(see chart above)
CSCI Elective CSCI 491
GENERAL AND BASIC STUDIES
GENERAL STUDIES HUMN Elective (see advisor) CPST 101, CSCI 102, 180, or 241 GNST 400