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1 Understanding General Education Core Requirements

2 All students must fulfill LCC General Education Core requirements in order to be awarded an associates degree

3 What is Core Used For? Core is designed to cover important areas of knowledge and skills Is needed for LCC Associate Degrees only

4 What Core is NOT A Core course is not necessarily a general education requirement at a 4 year institution It is not universal between community colleges

5 More Information About Core: A Core class requires at least a 2.0 A higher grade may be necessary for a selective admissions program All Core classes have at least some prerequisite reading, writing and/or math levels If you already have an associate degree or higher from an accredited college or university, you do not need to meet Core requirements at LCC * *see Core policy sheet for exceptions or contact a counselor or academic advisor at or

6 There Are Five General Education Core Areas: Communications Global Perspectives and Diversity Mathematics Writing Science (select one course from each core area)

7 Communications (Core Requirements for ) ARTS 102 Design & Communication (3 credits) FREN 122 Elementary French II (4 credits) GRMN 122 Elementary German II (4 credits) JAPN 122 Elementary Japanese II (4 credits) SIGN 160 Introduction to the Deaf Community (3 credits) SPAN 122 Elementary Spanish II (4 credits) SPCH 110 Oral Communication in the Workplace (3 credits) SPCH 120 Dynamics of Communication (3 credits) SPCH 130 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3 credits) THEA 110 Introduction to Theatre (3 credits)

8 Global Perspectives/Diversity (Core Requirements for ) ADMN 275 Diversity in Business (3 credits) ECON 120 Power, Authority & Exchange (4 credits) ECON 260 Comparative Economic Systems (3 credits) ENGL 211 World Literature I (4 credits) ENGL 212 World Literature II (4 credits) GEOG 200 World Regional Geography (4 credits) HUMS 160 Mythology (4 credits) HUMS 211 Art History to the Renaissance (4 credits) HUMS 212 Art History from the Renaissance (4 credits) HUMS 213 World Civilizations to 1600 (4 credits) HUMS 214 World Civilizations from 1600 (4 credits)

9 Global Perspectives/Diversity (Core Requirements for ) (continued) INTR 201 Cultural Diversity in Housing (3 credits) MGMT 234 Diversity in the Workplace (3 credits) MUSC 240 World Music History I (4 credits) MUSC 241 World Music History II (4 credits) PHIL 211 Philosophy: Ancient & Medieval (4 credits) PHIL 212 Philosophy: Modern & Contemporary (4 credits) POLS 260 Comparative Political Systems (3 credits) POLS 270 International Relations (3 credits) SOCL 120 Introduction to Sociology (4 credits) SOCL 260 Race and Ethnicity (3 credits) SPCH 280 Intercultural Communication (3 credits)

10 Mathematics (Core Requirements for ) ELTE 121 Electrical Mathematics (5 credits) MATH 112 Intermediate Algebra (4 credits) MATH 115 Technical Mathematics II (4 credits) MATH 117 Mathematics for Business (4 credits) MATH 118 The Art of Geometry (3 credits) MATH 119 Investigations with Mathematics (3 credits) PLEASE NOTE: Non-Core mathematics courses, at MATH 120 or above (121, 122, 126, 130, 141, 151, 152, 161, 162, 201, 202, 253, 254, and 260) and STAT 170 and 215, implicitly demonstrate proficiency and therefore, satisfy the Core area requirement.

11 Writing (Core Requirements for ) ENGL 122 Writing about Literature & Ideas (4 credits) ENGL 132 Honors Writing - Literature & Ideas (4 credits) WRIT 121 Composition I (4 credits) WRIT 122 Composition II (4 credits) WRIT 124 Technical Writing (3 credits) WRIT 127 Business Writing (3 credits) WRIT 131 Honors Composition I (4 credits) WRIT 132 Honors Composition II (4 credits)

12 Science (Core Requirements for ) ASTR 201 Introductory Astronomy (4 credits) BIOL 120 Environmental Science (4 credits) BIOL 121 Biological Foundations for Physiology (4 credits) BIOL 127 Cell Biology (4 credits) BIOL 145 Introductory Anatomy & Physiology (4 credits) BIOL 202 Human Physiology (4 credits) CHEM 135 Chemistry in Society (4 credits) CHEM 145 Intro to Forensic Chemistry (4 credits) CHEM 151/161 General Chemistry Lecture I/Lab I (4/1 credits)

13 Science (continued) GEOL 230 Environmental Geology (4 credits) HORT 102 Principles of Horticultural Science (3 credits) ISCI 121 Integrated Science for Education I (4 credits) ISCI 131 Integrated Science – Physical (4 credits) METM 190 Metallurgy and Heat Treatment (4 credits) PHYS 120 The Art of Physics (4 credits) PHYS 200 Introductory Physics with Applications (4 credits) PHYS 221 Introductory Physics I (4 credits) PHYS 251 Physics I: Mechanics (5 credits)

14 Core courses and requirements are specific to the year consistent with the curricular guide you are following. The preceding core requirements correspond with the academic year.

15 A Few Things to Remember: Must earn minimum of a 2.0 in each general education core course When choosing your core courses, please be aware that the selection of courses available to meet the core is based on the date of your curriculum guide Some majors will require a specific course that might meet a core requirement. Please consult your curricular guide for that information or contact an academic advisor or counselor at or for assistance A student is eligible to have general education core requirements waived if he/she possesses another associate degree or higher, but program-required core courses must still be met. For questions, please consult an academic advisor or counselor at or

16 So… To Summarize There are 5 core areas….Communications, Science, Mathematics, Global Perspectives/Diversity and Writing Core is needed for LCC Associate degrees only A minimum of a 2.0 must be earned in the class to satisfy Core Core courses will not necessarily transfer to a 4-year institution All Core courses will require at least some reading, writing and/or prerequisite levels As always, any questions can be directed to Counseling and Advising Center at or


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