Academics – General Education Program


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General Education Program

The General Education Program is designed to prepare students for a workforce that demands intelligent team players, global thinkers, critical thinkers, problem solvers, and lifelong learners with excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills. The program will prepare individuals who are inquisitive, analytical, and creative in their everyday lives as well as their professional lives. The graduates will be keenly aware of the social, ethical, and political implications of what they do. The General Education core provides in depth exposure to a range of intellectual disciplines within the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics


Policies Regarding the Core Curriculum

  1. All students admitted to Morris Brown College, including transfer students, must successfully complete the core curriculum.
  2. A total of 48 core curriculum credit hours is required for all students, irrespective of major (the one-hour difference depends on the science course taken).
  3. No major can require less than 48 or more than 48 core curriculum credit hours.
  4. Transfer credits may be approved as appropriate course substitutions for various courses within the core curriculum.
  5. Transfer students who have earned fewer than 30 transferable semester credit hours must take “GED 100: New Student Success,” even if they took a similar “Freshman Orientation” course at a previous institution.
  6. Transfer students who have earned more than 30 transferable semester credit hours that includes a Freshman Orientation course, may use this course as a substitution for GED 100.
  7. The two required PE courses must be activity courses. Requests for alternative courses must be made in writing to the Office of Academic Affairs.

General Education Program Competencies

    1. Students completing the general education core curriculum will be able to write an essay using the correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation
    2. Students completing the general education core curriculum will be able to read a scholarly article and offer a critical interpretation of its meaning.
    3. Students completing the general education core curriculum will be able to deliver a ten-minute oral presentation before an audience using correct grammar, word pronunciation, and eye contact.
    4. Students completing the general education core curriculum will be able to solve personal and business mathematical application problems.
    5. Students completing the general education core curriculum will be able to use computer software to solve personal and business application problems.

Components of the General Education Curriculum
The core curriculum is divided into five areas with a predetermined number of hours required in each area. All majors must comply with the credit hours in each area.

Area I General Requirements
=
6
credit hours
Area II Communication Skills
=
12
credit hours
Area III Humanities
=
6
credit hours
Area IV Math and Natural Science
=
15
credit hours
Area IV Social /Behavioral Science
=
6
credit hours
Total
=
48
credit hours