General Education Program

General Education Curriculum

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 39 core curriculum credit hours is required for all students, irrespective of major.
  3. All majors require 39 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. All transfer students must take “GED 100 New Student Success”
  6. Transfer students who have earned more than 30 transferable semester credit hours that include a Freshman Orientation course may not use this course as a substitution for GED 100. All transfer students must take “GED 100 New Student Success”

General Education Curriculum
Learning Outcomes

The General Education Curriculum Learning Outcomes consist of:

1. Effective Communication
2. Quantitative and Financial Literacy
3. Information Literacy Technology
4. Arts and Humanities
5. Scientific Literacy

Students will be able to:

1. Utilize learned communicative skills intellectually and engage in conversations related to personal and social issues in oral, visual, graphic and written forms. [(Communication skills)., Acquisition of critical thinking skills should be part of the objectives in teaching English Language].
2. Utilize quantitative skills and evidenced-based information in finances to become informed consumers, financial managers and investors. [(Quantitative and financial literacy. Acquisition of critical thinking skills should be part of the objectives in teaching Mathematics)].
3. Identify and use technological tools with acknowledgment of ethical issues in social, vocational, scientific digital sources (Information literacy and ethics).
4. Utilize skills in arts, humanities and social sciences to appreciate human diversity, culture and traditions; understand the value of science, medicine and technology as they relate to humanities; broaden their horizons and fantasize the development and quality of human lives in societies; appreciate creativity, evaluate and rationalize their impacts in our societies; and use the skills and tools in arts, social science and humanities to confront and redress social injustices. [(Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences); Issues involving ethics be discussed in arts, humanities and social science classes].
5. Formulate, synthesize, critically analyze and evaluate science-based inquiries/issues from evidence-based foundation; use science-based tools and skills to advance information based on quantitative analysis and reach logical and evidence-based conclusion to make reasonable judgment. (Science literacy)

General Education Core Courses

General Requirements

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.

General Education Core Courses