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Core Curriculum Courses

 

Chart of Core Curriculum Courses 2014-15

Changes to the Core Curriculum for 2014-15

Distance Learning Core Courses

From the 2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog

1.  Knowledge of Effective Communication. Educated persons should have the ability to comprehend, analyze and critically evaluate language, and to express themselves clearly and effectively. Educated persons should be skilled in reading, writing and thinking critically. (7-12 hours).

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend and analyze language.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to express oneself clearly and effectively.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, analyze and critically evaluate information.

Part A:

ENGL 101   Composition (4)

                AND

ENGL 102   Composition and Literature (3)

 Students may exempt (without credit) ENGL 101 under the following conditions:

                Report a score of 600 or higher on the SAT Writing Test

                Report a score of 24 or higher on the ACT Writing Test

Transfer students may satisfy Part A with 6-8 hours of transferable credit for English 101 and English 102

All students are required to complete ENGL 101 with a C or better to progress to either ENGL 102, which must be completed with a C or better in order to fulfill this Core goal.

 Part B:

Three (3) additional credit hours shall be taken in a course for communicating in the disciplines. This course may, but does not have to be discipline specific, i.e., it may be communicating in the social sciences or communicating in the natural sciences. All courses with this designation will apply to this core requirement.

 

                BIOL 122/122L    Biological Science II/Laboratory (4)

                CBAD 290            Integrated Business Communication (3)

                CHEM 150            Communication in Physical Science (3)

                COMM 140           Oral Communication (3)

                CSCI 101             Introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web (3)

                CSCI 130              Introduction to Computer Science (3)

                ENGL 211             Introduction to Technical and Professional Writing (3)

                ENGL 290             Introduction to Business Communication (3)

                ENGR 101             Introduction to Engineering (3)

                HIST 250              Historical Research and Writing (3)

                MSCI 201             Scientific Communication (3)

                MUS 254               History of Western Music II (3)

                PHIL 271              Philosophical Writing (3)

                POLI 200              Communication in Political Science (3)

                PSYC 202              Introduction to Scientific Communication: Psychological Perspectives (3)

                SOC 201               Sociological Analysis (3)

                THEA 149              Acting for Non-Majors (3)

                THEA 150              Acting 1 (3)

 

2.  Knowledge of Mathematical Concepts. Educated persons should have the ability to solve numerical problems, understand and apply mathematical concepts, and develop quantitative skills. An understanding of these concepts is fundamental for living in a complex society. (3-4 credit hours)

  Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of fundamental mathematical concepts.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to use quantitative skills to solve problems.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply mathematical concepts.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to use logical and abstract thought and reasoning for problem solving.

               

                MATH 132           Calculus for Business and Social Science (3)         

                MATH 139           Basic Concepts of Contemporary Mathematics (4)

                MATH 160           Calculus I (4)      

                MATH 201           Mathematics for Early Childhood and Elementary Education Majors I (3)

                STAT 201/201L   Elementary Statistics/Laboratory (4)

                CBAD 291            Business Statistics (3)

                PSYC 225/225L   Psychological Statistics/Laboratory (4)  

             

3.  Knowledge of Scientific Concepts. Educated persons should have the ability to identify, collect, interpret and evaluate scientific evidence and apply the basic laws of science to the natural world. These abilities provide a basis for understanding scientific concepts and the dynamic processes that shape and maintain the universe. (4 credit hours)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic laws of science.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify scientific evidence.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to collect scientific evidence.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to interpret scientific evidence.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate scientific evidence.

        ANTH 101/101L Primates, People, and Prehistory/Laboratory (4)

                ASTR 101/101L   Conceptual Astronomy/Laboratory (4)

                ASTR 111/111L   Descriptive Astronomy I/Laboratory (4)

                BIOL 101/101L    The Science of Life/Laboratory (4)

                BIOL 121/121L    Introductory Biology I/Laboratory (4)

                BIOL 232/232L    Human Anatomy and Physiology/Laboratory (4)

                CHEM 101/101L  Introductory Chemistry/Laboratory (4)

                CHEM 111/111L  General Chemistry/Laboratory (4)

                GEOL 102/102L   Environmental Geology/Laboratory (4)

                GEOL 111/111L   Physical Geology/Laboratory (4)

                MSCI 101/101L   The Sea/Laboratory (4)

                MSCI 102/102L   Environmental Geology/Laboratory (4)

                MSCI 111/111L   Introduction to Marine Science/Laboratory (4)

                PHYS 103/103L   The Science of the Physical World/Laboratory (4)

                PHYS 137/137L   Essentials of Physics I/Laboratory (4)

                PHYS 201/201L   General Physics/Laboratory (4)     

           

4. Knowledge of Humanistic Concepts. Educated persons should gain the ability to recognize, interpret and evaluate humanistic thought and expression from a variety of viewpoints. This leads to an understanding of the philosophical, religious, literary, ethical, cultural, and other humanistic concepts through which human beings interpret and judge themselves and their world.  

 Students must take two courses. Each course must come from a different discipline. (6 credit hours).

 Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the philosophical, religious, literary, ethical, cultural and other humanistic concepts through which educated people interpret and judge themselves and their world.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to recognize varieties of humanistic thought and expression.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to interpret varieties of humanistic thought and expression.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate varieties of humanistic thought and expression.

               COMM 150            Media, Self, and The World (3)

ENGL 205             Literature and Culture (3)

ENGL 231             Film, New Media and Culture (3)

HIST 101              The Foundations of European Civilization to 1648 (3)

HIST 102              Introduction to European Civilization 1648 to present (3)

HIST 200              Introduction to Southern Studies (3)

HIST 202              History of the United States from Reconstruction to Present (3)

PHIL 101              Introduction to Philosophy (3)

PHIL 102              Introduction to Ethics (3)

THEA 130             Principles of Dramatic Analysis (3)

 

5.  Knowledge of Other Cultures, Languages and Social Structures of Other Countries of the World. Educated persons should gain a basic knowledge of the world and the ability to learn from the practice of other languages and cultures. This leads to an awareness and understanding of other world cultures and languages, which foster diversity and helps promoted global citizenship. (See Part A and Part B requirements identified below, 6-9 hours.)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of cultures and social structures of other countries of the world.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to learn from the practice of other languages.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to learn from the practice of other cultures.          

Part A

Foreign Language (3-6 credit hours)

The foreign language requirement may be met by the successful completion of one of the following options:

  • Five credit hourse in a foreign language at the 115 level.
  • Three credit hours in a foreign language at the 130 level or higher.
  • For transfer students:

Six credit hours of transferrable foreign language in sequence from previous institutions or three hours at the 130 level    or above.

  • For international students who are non-native speakers of English:

  An acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score, or by successful completion of ELS Centers Academic English at level 112.

New students will be required to complete the foreign language at the 115 level, unless they elect to take a placement test in order to gain entry into a higher level.

Transfer students who have not successfully transfered in six credit hours of foreign language in sequence will be required to take the foreign language at the 115 level.

Continuing students, pursuing degrees under the previous catalog years of 2010-2011 through 2013-14, may meet this requirement by successfully completing the foreign language at the 115 level (i.e. this supplements the requirements outlined in those previous academic catalogs).

Note: the options listed above have unique credit hours assigned. Students are required to complete (or transfer in) additional elective courses in order to make up for the difference in credits towards graduation.

 

Part B

Global Studies Awareness (May be satisfied through any of the 4 options below). (3 credit hours)

  1. Completion of an approved Global Studies Awareness Study Abroad course (at any level 100-400). Note that only study abroad courses that have been approved for inclusion in the core can be used to satisfy this requirement.
  2. Completion of coursework (at any level 100-400) that is taken on-site at an institution of higher education outside the United States that is transferred to Coastal Carolina University and that is approved through post hoc transcript evaluation for transfer students to be worth at least three academic credits.
  3. Completion of coursework (at any level 100-400) that is taken on-site at an institution of higher education outside the United States approved for transfer via a special enrollment request form for current Coastal Carolina University students to be worth at least three academic credits.
  4. Completion of one of the following courses:

                ANTH 102             Understanding Other Cultures (3)

                ANTH 210             World PreHistory (3)

                CBAD 120             Introduction to the Global Culture of Business (3)

                CBAD 402             Study Abroad in International Business (3)

                ECON 150            Global Issues in Economics (3)

                ENGL 275             Masterpieces of World Literature I (3)

                ENGL 276             Masterpieces of World Literature II (3)

                ENGL 277             Literature Across Cultures (3)

                GEOG 121            World Regional Geography (3)

                HIST 111              World History to 1500 (3)

                HIST 112              World History from 1500 (3)

 HIST 126              Modern East Asia (3)

                POLI 101              Introduction to World Politics (3)

                RELG 103             World Religions (3)

 

6. Knowledge of the Structure and Development of the United States. Educated persons should become knowledgeable of the cultural and political heritage of the United States and its importance in contemporary events. An understanding of the basic frameworks of our society is crucial to civic responsibility and the responsibility/role of each individual within a diverse society. (3 credit hours)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the cultural and political heritage of the United States and its importance in contemporary events.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic frameworks of the United States government.

                HIST 201               History of the United States from Discovery through Reconstruction (3)

                POLI 201               Introduction to Political Science (3)

7.  Knowledge of Human Health and Behavior. Educated persons should gain a basic knowledge and understanding of human behavior on the individual and societal levels to facilitate quality of life and improve community and societal environments. (3 credit hours)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of human health or behavior.
  2. Demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of human behavior in societies.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to apply knowledge of human health and behavior to improve community and societal environments.

                ECON 110            Consumer Economics (3)

                EXSS 122              Lifetime Fitness and Physical Activity (3)

                HPRO 121             Personal and Community Health (3)

                PSYC 101              Introduction to Psychology (3)

                RSM 120               Leisure, Recreation and Wellness (3)

                SOC 101               Introductory Sociology (3)

                WGST 103             Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (3)

 

8. Knowledge of Creative Expression. Educated persons should have opportunities to experience and understand accomplishments in the arts. The arts are tangible results of a culture’s highest aspirations. Students may fulfill this goal with a course from either Part A or Part B (3 credit hours).

 Part A:

 Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of forms of creative expression.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of accomplishments in the arts.
  3. Experience forms of creative expression and accomplishments in the arts.           

                ARTH 105             History of Western Art I: Ancient to Medieval (3)

                ARTH 106             History of Western Art II: Renaissance to Modern (3)

                ARTH 107             History of Non-Western Art (3)

                MUS 110              Introduction to Music (3)

                MUS 257              American Popular Music (3)

                MUS 258              Jazz and the American Experience (3)    

                THEA 101             Introduction to Theatre (3)

                THEA 201             World Performance Traditions (3)

Part B:

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of historical movements and professional practices as they relate to creative projects.
  2. Understand and apply formal principles to creative production and aesthetic evaluation.
  3. Gain experience in the formation and implementation of the processes of creative production, including idea development, creative expression and responsive action.

                ARTS 102              Visual Arts (3)

                ENGL 201             Introduction to Creative Writing (3)    

                MUS 124A*           Symphonic Band (1) (repeatable up to 3 credit hours for core)

                MUS 125*             Coastal Chamber Choir (1) (repeatable up to 3 credit hours for core)

                MUS 134*             Jazz After Hours (1) (repeatable up to 3 credit hours for core)

 *These are one credit courses and must be taken for a total of 3 credits to meet the core requirement

 

posted 7/2014