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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
    
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

General Education Requirements


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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 

1. (a) Communicate effectively in written English

ART 101 BIOL 102 ENGL 102 ENGL 221 HIST 122 PHIL 312
ART 102 BIOL 106 ENGL 105H ENGL 301 HIST 201 PHIL 315
*ART 105 CHEM 101 ENGL 106H ENGL 302 HIST 202 PHIL 331
ART 217 CHEM 102 ENGL 201 FFND 101 HUMN 105H PHIL 341
ART 218 CHEM 135 ENGL 202 GEOL 102 MBIO 201 PHSC 102
ART 331 CHEM 136 ENGL 203 HIST 101 MCOM 131  PHSC 111
ART 351 *CHEM 441 ENGL 204 HIST 102 PHIL 201 WMST 201
ART 431 ENGL 101 ENGL 204H HIST 121 PHIL 311  

1. (b) Communicate effectively in oral English

*CHEM 441 COMM 201 COMM 205 *EDUC 411 (402-406) *TECH 290 *THEA 212

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
CJUS 231 MATH 130 MATH 190 PHSC 236 PHYS 211 STAT 231
GEOL 102          

5. Understand the scientific method

BIOL 101 BIOL 225 ENSC 101 MBIO 201 PHYS 151  
BIOL 102 BIOL 226 ENSC 102 PHSC 101 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 102 ENGL 102 ENGL 106H WMST 201

8. Recognize and appreciate cultural diversity

CJUS 231 HIST 121 LATN 201 PSYC 101 SOCL 231  
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

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

ART 101 ART 218 ART 351 ART 364 ART 431 MUSC 319
ART 102 ART 228 ART 361 ART 365 MUSC 271 MUSC 353
ART 105 ART 245 ART 362 ART 367 MUSC 315  THEA 161
ART 217 ART 331 ART 363 ART 368 MUSC 318  

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

CJUS 231 HIST 101 HIST 202 MUSC 318 PSYC 311  SPAN 202
*CJUS 401 HIST 102 HUMN 105H MUSC 319 SOCL 211  
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

11. (a) Understand the American political system

GOVT 201 HIST 201 HIST 202

11. (b) Understand the American economic system

ECON 201 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 (WE) Courses
*Majors Only; **Cross-list

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
Note: For Writing Enriched courses in the major, please see Course Descriptions . These courses are indicated with a WE.

 

 

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: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, INOV 180, 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: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, INOV 180, 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 

 

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