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Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). The Liberal Education Program incorporates the ten goals of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. This curriculum provides for transfer of liberal education courses to and from all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. The University of Minnesota recognizes completion of the entire MnTC for transfer.  St. Cloud State University recognizes in transfer from other institutions completion of the entire MnTC, completion of individual goals in the MnTC, and completion of individual courses designated for MnTC goals.  Only courses completed at the 100 level and above will count as completing a Liberal Education goal area.

  • Students must complete all ten goals and achieve a total of at least 40 credits.
  • Number superscripts above the course indicate another goal to which the course may be applied.
  • Students must complete 3 diversity courses. The diversity courses must come from 3 different rubrics or academic areas.
  • 1 Diversity course must be an approved Racial Issues course. See Goal 7 for approved Racial Issues courses.
  • See the University Catalog under University Honors Program for Honors courses which fulfill the goals.]
  • A student is eligible for admission as a transfer student if he/she has earned twelve (12) or more college-level credits at a regionally accredited university or college-level institution.  All credits earned with a grade of "C" or higher from a regionally accredited university or college-level institution are considered for credit transfer.  Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) courses with grades of ā€œAā€-ā€œDā€ transfer; however, a cumulative MnTC grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 is required.
  • Effective Date: February 6, 2014

Goal 1: Communication

Goal 1: Communication  (2 courses or experiences)

Select one of the following:
ART 198: Research and Analytical Writing in Art, 4 Cr.
ENGL 190: Introduction to Rhetorical and Analytical Writing: Supplemental, 4 Cr.
ENGL 191: Introduction to Rhetorical and Analytical Writing, 4 Cr.
ENGL 198: Analytical and Research Writing in the Humanities, 4 Cr.
ENGL 291: Introduction to Analytical and Rhetorical Writing (ENGL 291 should be taken only in consultation with an advisor), 2  Cr.
TH 198: Rhetorical and Analytical Writing for Theatre, 4 Cr.

Students are also required to complete:
CMST 192: Introduction to Communication Studies, 3 Cr.

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Goal 2: Critical Thinking  (1 course or experience)

CMST 3066: Rhetoric in Popular Culture, 3 Cr.
CMST 318: Argumentation and Advocacy, 3 Cr.
ENGL 3066: Rhetoric in Popular Culture, 3 Cr.
PHIL 194: Critical Reasoning, 3 Cr.
POL 191: Introduction to Political and Legal Reasoning, 3 Cr.
POL 192: Critical Reasoning: Issues and Events in American Politics, 3 Cr.

 

Goal 3: Natural Sciences

Goal 3: Natural Sciences (Minimum of two courses, no more than 4 credits from one rubric or academic area. Include one laboratory course, indicated with *)

AHS 104*: Introduction to Atmospheric Science, 3 Cr.
AHS 105*: The Water Environment, 3 Cr.
AHS 10610: Natural Hazards and Human Society, 3 Cr.
AHS 109*: The Geologic Environment, 3 Cr.
AHS 220*: Physical Geology Systems, 4 Cr.

AHS 230*: Dynamic Water Systems, 4 Cr.
AHS 260*: Introductory Meteorology, 4 Cr.
ANTH 140: Human Origins (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ASTR 105: Astrobiology, 3 Cr.
ASTR 106*: Concepts of the Solar System, 3 Cr.
ASTR 107: Concepts of Stars and the Universe, 3 Cr.
ASTR 120*8: Archaeoastronomy (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ASTR 205*: General Astronomy, 4 Cr.
BIOL 101*10: Environment and Society, 3 Cr.
BIOL 102*10: The Living World, 3 Cr.
BIOL 103*: Human Biology, 3 Cr.
BIOL 104*: Human Disorders (Topical), 3 Cr.
BIOL 106: Cultural Botany (Diversity), 3 Cr.
BIOL 107*: Biology of Women (Diversity), 3 Cr.
BIOL 111*: Applied Human Biology, 3 Cr.
BIOL 152*10: Organismal Diversity, 4 Cr.
CHEM 101: Understanding Chemistry, 3 Cr.
CHEM 10510: Chemistry and the Environment, 3 Cr.
CHEM 131*: Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences, 4 Cr.
CHEM 141*: Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry, 5 Cr.
CHEM 160*: Preparatory Chemistry, 4 Cr.
CHEM 207*: Forensic Science, 3 Cr.
CHEM 210*: General Chemistry 1, 4 Cr.
CHEM 211*: General Chemistry 2, 4 Cr.
CHEM 307*: Advanced Forensic Science, 3 Cr.
PHYS 101: Famous People of Science, 3 Cr.
PHYS 103*: Concepts in Physics, 3 Cr.
PHYS 20810: Energy and Environment, 3 Cr.
PHYS 231*: General Physics I, 4 Cr.
PHYS 232*: General Physics II, 4 Cr.
PHYS 234*: Classical Physics I, 5 Cr.
PHYS 235*: Classical Physics II, 5 Cr.

Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning  (1 course or experience)

CSCI 200, Elements of Computing, 3 Cr.
MATH 112, College Algebra, 3 Cr.

MATH 113, Trigonometry, 2 Cr.

MATH 115, Precalculus, 5 Cr.

MATH 193, Mathematical Thinking, 3 Cr.

MATH 196, Finite Mathematics, 3 Cr.

MATH 201, Elements of Mathematics I, 3 Cr.

MATH 211, Survey of Calculus I, 3 Cr.

MATH 221, Calculus I, 4 Cr.

MATH 222, Calculus II, 4 Cr.

STAT 193, Statistical Thinking, 3 Cr.

STAT 219, Statistics for the Social Sciences, 3 Cr.

STAT 239, Statistics for the Biological and Physical Sciences, 3 Cr.

 

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 courses or experiences with no more than 4 credits from one rubric or academic area)

AFST 2508, Introduction to African Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ANTH 1018, Introduction to Anthropology (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ANTH 130, Introduction to Prehistoric Cultures (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ANTH 188, Indians of the Americas (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ANTH 198, The Anthropology of Modern American Life, 3 Cr.

ART 2316, Art History Survey II, 3 Cr.

AVIT 107, Women in Aviation (Diversity), 3 Cr.

BRIT 250, Contemporary Britain, 3 Cr.

CEEP 101, Applying Psychology  [Same as CPSY 101], 3 Cr.

CEEP 262, Human Growth and Development, 3 Cr.

CFS 220, Introduction to Parents and Children, 3 Cr.

CJS 100, History of Criminal Justice, 3 Cr.

CJS 101, Survey of Criminal Justice, 3 Cr.

CJS 111, Crime and Justice in America (Diversity), 3 Cr.

CMTY 2008, Cities, Suburbs, and Small Towns, 3 Cr.

CMTY 222, Diversity in the American Experience (Diversity), 3 Cr.

CMST 220, Interpersonal Communication, 3 Cr.

CPSY 101, Applying Psychology  [Same as CEEP 101], 3 Cr.

EAST 2508, Introduction to East Asia (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ECON 197, Economics for Everyday Life, 3 Cr.

ECON 201, Introduction to Economics, 3 Cr.

ECON 205, Principles of Macroeconomics, 3 Cr.

ECON 206, Principles of Microeconomics, 3 Cr.

ECON 381, Economics of Crime and Justice, 3 Cr.

ETHS 312, American Indian Women's Lives, 3 Cr.

ETHS 335, Asian Pacific American Women (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ETHS 3456, Asian Pacific Americans in Popular Culture (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ETHS 410, Contemporary American Indian Issues, 3 Cr.

ETHS 425, Contemporary Asian Pacific American Issues (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ETS 1828, Modern Technology and Civilization, 3 Cr.

ETS 1838, Technology and Third World Development (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ETS 37510, Society and the Environment, 3 Cr.

GEOG 271, Economic Geography, 3 Cr.

GERO 208, Introduction to Gerontology (Diversity), 3 Cr.

GERO 405, Aging and Diversity (Diversity), 3 Cr.

GERO 415, Women and Aging (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HIST 1018, Studies in World History, 3 Cr.

HIST 1068, Historical Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HIST 1097, Race in America (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HIST 140, America to 1865, 3 Cr.

HIST 141, United States Since 1865, 3 Cr.

HIST 1508, Twentieth Century World (Diversity), 3 Cr.

HIST 1959, Democratic Citizenship, 3 Cr.

HIST 2108, Western Civilization I: Antiquity to 1500, 3 Cr.

HIST 2118, Western Civilization II: 1500-Present, 3 Cr.

LAST 2508, Introduction to Latin America (Diversity), 3 Cr.

POL 1119, American National Government, 3 Cr.

PSY 115, Introduction to Psychology, 3 Cr.

PSY 225, Psychology of Women (Diversity), 3 Cr.

PSY 22810, Conservation Psychology, 3 Cr.

PSY 240, Developmental Psychology, 3 Cr.

SOC 1119, Social Problems (Diversity), 3 Cr.

SOC 160, Principles of Sociology, 3 Cr.

SOC 177, Intimate Relations and Family, 3 Cr.

SOC 20010, The Social Dimensions of Environmental Change (Diversity), 3 Cr.

SOC 211, Crime Myths and Media (Diversity), 3 Cr.

SOC 2738, Sociology of Gender (Diversity), 3 Cr.

SPED 203, Special Education Foundations (Diversity), 3 Cr.

TH 2706, American Musical Theatre, 3 Cr.

WS 201, Introduction to Women's Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.

Goal 6: Humanities and Fine Arts

Goal 6: Humanities and Fine Arts (2 courses or experiences with no more than 4 credits from one rubric or academic area)
ART 130, Studio Art for Non-Majors, 3 Cr.

ART 1318, Introduction to the Visual Arts of the World (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ART 2308, Art History Survey I, 3 Cr.

ART 2315, Art History Survey II, 3 Cr.

ART 333, Art and Literature, 3 Cr.

ART 4338, Asian Art History (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ART 4348, African Art History (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ART 4358, Art History of the Americas (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ART 4908, Folk, Ethnic, and Indigenous Art (Diversity), 3 Cr.

COMM 146, American Television and Cultural Diversity (Diversity), 3 Cr.

COMM 220, Introduction to Mass Communications, 3 Cr.

COMM 275, Documentaries of the Holocaust (Diversity), 3 Cr.

CMST 210, Performance and Everyday Life, 3 Cr.

CMST 211, Public Speaking, 3 Cr.

CMST 3062, Rhetoric in Popular Culture, 3 Cr.

CMST 316, Speech Writing, 3 Cr.

DANC 142, Dance for Everyone, 3 Cr.

DANC 3418, Global Dance Perspectives (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ENGL 184, Introduction to Literature, 3 Cr.

ENGL 201, Classics of Literature, 3 Cr.

ENGL 202, Myth, Legend, and Sacred Literatures, 3 Cr.

ENGL 203, Gender Issues in Literature (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ENGL 215, American Indian Literature (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ENGL 2167, African American Literature (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ENGL 305, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Literature (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ENGL 3062, Rhetoric in Popular Culture, 3 Cr.

ETHS 301, Special Topics in American Indian Studies, 3 Cr.

ETHS 307, Chicano/a Cultural Expressions, 3 Cr.

ETHS 3455, Asian Pacific Americans in Popular Culture (Diversity), 3 Cr.

FREN 1108,Introduction to French Culture, 3 Cr.

FS 175, Film and Culture, 3 Cr.

FS 260, The Art of Film, 3 Cr.

GEOG 270, Introduction to Cultural Geography (Diversity), 3 Cr.

GER 1108, Introduction to German Culture, 3 Cr.

HUMS 250, Introduction to the Humanities, 3 Cr.

IM 260, Exploring Digital Media, 3 Cr.

MUSM 100, Introduction to Musical Concepts, 3 Cr.

MUSM 123, Experiencing Live Music, 3 Cr.

MUSM 1258, Music in World Culture (Diversity), 3 Cr.

MUSM 126, History of Rock and Roll Music, 3 Cr.

MUSM 229, Jazz History, 3 Cr.

MUSP 110-148, Private Lessons, 1-3 Cr.

MUSP 1598, World Drumming Group, 1 Cr.

MUSP 155-367, Ensembles, 1 Cr.

MUSP 358, Chamber Choir, 1 Cr.

PHIL 1118, Multicultural Philosophy (Diversity), 3 Cr.

PHIL 112, Philosophical Explorations, 3 Cr.

PHIL 2118, Philosophy and Feminism (Diversity), 3 Cr.

PHIL 2129, Moral Problems and Theories, 3 Cr.

PHIL 221, Philosophy of Religion, 3 Cr.

PHIL 222, Existentialism, 3 Cr.

PHIL 251, History of Western Philosophy I, 3 Cr.

PHIL 252, History of Western Philosophy II, 3 Cr.

REL 1008, World Religions (Diversity), 3 Cr.

REL 150, Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, 3 Cr.

RUSS 1108,Introduction to Russian Culture, 3 Cr.

SPAN 1108, Introduction to Spanish-Speaking Cultures Through Film and Music, 3 Cr.

TH 1308, World Theatre (Diversity), 3 Cr.

TH 148, Acting for Everyone, 3 Cr.

TH 2705, American Musical Theatre, 3 Cr.

WS 330, Gender and Popular Culture, 3 Cr.

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Goal 7: Human Diversity  (1 course or experience)

CSD 1305, Introduction to Human Communication Disorders (Diversity), 3 Cr.

ENGL 2166, African American Literature (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ETHS 111, Race in America (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ETHS 201, Introduction to Ethnic Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ETHS 205, Introduction to Chicano/a Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ETHS 210, Introduction to American Indian Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ETHS 215, Introduction to Asian American Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ETHS 220, Introduction to African American Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ETHS 310, American Indians in the Social Science Curriculum (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ETHS 470, The Black Community (Diversity), 3 Cr.
HIST 1095, Race in America (Diversity), 3 Cr.
HURL 102, Human Relations and Race (Diversity), 3 Cr.
JWST 180, Anti-Semitism in America (Diversity), 3 Cr.
SOC 268, Race and Ethnicity (Diversity), 3 Cr.
WS 220, Race and Gender in the U.S. (Diversity), 3 Cr.

Goal 8: Global Perspective

Goal 8: Global Perspective  (1 course or experience)

AFST 2505, Introduction to African Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ANTH 1015, Introduction to Anthropology (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ART 1316, Introduction to the Visual Arts of the World (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ART 2306, Art History Survey I, 3 Cr.
ART 4336, Asian Art History (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ART4346, African Art History (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ART 4356, Art History of the Americas (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ART 4906, Folk, Ethnic, and Indigenous Art (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ASTR 1203, Archaeoastronomy (Diversity), 3 Cr.
BLAW 230, Consumer and Personal Law, 3 Cr.
BRIT 101, Introduction to the British Cultural Experience, 1 Cr.
BRIT 201, Reflections on the British Cultural Experience, 2 Cr.
CFS 260, Children in a Changing World (Diversity), 3 Cr.
CMST 330, Intercultural Communication (Diversity), 3 Cr.
CMTY 2005, Cities, Suburbs, and Small Towns, 3 Cr.
CSD 230, Global Perspectives on Communication Disorders (Diversity), 3 Cr.
DANC 3416, Global Dance Perspectives (Diversity), 3 Cr.
EAST 2505, Introduction to East Asia (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ECON 350, Economics of Developing Countries (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ETS 1825, Modern Technology and Civilization, 3 Cr.
ETS 1835, Technology and Third World Development (Diversity), 3 Cr.
ETS 18510, Energy Resources and Issues, 3 Cr.
FORL 101, Elementary Foreign Language I (Topical), 4 Cr.
FORL 102, Elementary Foreign Language II (Topical), 4 Cr.
FORL 201, Intermediate Foreign Languages I (Topical), 4 Cr.
FORL 202, Intermediate Foreign Languages II (Topical), 4 Cr.
FREN 101, Elementary French I, 4 Cr.
FREN 102, Elementary French II, 4 Cr.
FREN 1106, Introduction to French Culture, 3 Cr.
FREN 201, Intermediate French I, 4 Cr.
FREN 202, Intermediate French II, 4 Cr.

GEOG 111, Introduction to Global Geography (Diversity), 3 Cr.
GER 101, Elementary German I, 4 Cr.
GER 102, Elementary German II, 4 Cr.
GER 1106, Introduction to German Culture, 3 Cr.
GER 201, Intermediate German I, 4 Cr.
GER 202, Intermediate German II, 4 Cr.
GLST 1959, Global Society and Citizenship, 3 Cr.

HIST 1015, Studies in World History, 3 Cr.
HIST 1065, Historical Studies (Diversity), 3 Cr.
HIST 1505 , Twentieth Century World (Diversity), 3 Cr.
HIST 2105, Western Civilization I: Antiquity to 1500, 3 Cr.
HIST 2115, Western Civilization II: 1500-Present, 3 Cr.
HURL 30310, Global Social and Environmental Justice, 3 Cr.
IM 204, Research Strategies in a Changing World (Diversity), 3 Cr.
JPN 101, Elementary Japanese I (Diversity), 4 Cr.
JPN 102, Elementary Japanese II (Diversity), 4 Cr.
JPN 201, Intermediate Japanese I, 4 Cr.
JPN 202, Intermediate Japanese II, 4 Cr.
LAST 2505, Introduction to Latin America (Diversity), 3 Cr.
LIB 290, Social Media in a Global Context (Diversity), 3 Cr.
MGMT 260, Principles of International Business, 3 Cr.
MKTG 100, Contemporary Business Concepts, 3 Cr.
MKTG 200, Principles of Entrepreneurship, 3 Cr.
MUSM 1256, Music in World Culture (Diversity), 3 Cr.
MUSP 1596, World Drumming Group, 1 Cr.
PHIL 1116, Multicultural Philosophy (Diversity), 3 Cr.
PHIL 2116, Philosophy and Feminism (Diversity), 3 Cr.
PHIL 4849, Global Business Ethics, 3 Cr.
POL 101, Political Ideas and Institutions, 3 Cr.
POL 251, Introduction to World Politics, 3 Cr.
POL 333, Latin American Government and Politics, 3 Cr.
POL 334, Middle East Government and Politics, 3 Cr.
POL 335, African Government and Politics (Diversity), 3 Cr.
POL 337, Emerging Political Issues in the Nonwestern World (Diversity), 3 Cr.
POL 434, Politics of the Arab Peninsula (Diversity), 3 Cr.
POL 436, Southeast Asian Governments and Politics (Diversity), 3 Cr.
REL 1006, World Religions (Diversity), 3 Cr.
RUSS 101, Elementary Russian I, 4 Cr.
RUSS 102, Elementary Russian II, 4 Cr.
RUSS 1106, Introduction to Russian Culture, 3 Cr.
RUSS 201, Intermediate Russian I, 4 Cr.
RUSS 202, Intermediate Russian II, 4 Cr.
SOC 2735, Sociology of Gender (Diversity), 3 Cr.
SPAN 101, Elementary Spanish I, 4 Cr.
SPAN 102, Elementary Spanish II, 4 Cr.
SPAN 1106, Introduction to Spanish Speaking Cultures Through Film and Music, 3 Cr.
SPAN 201, Intermediate Spanish I, 4 Cr.
SPAN 202, Intermediate Spanish II, 4 Cr.
TH 1306, World Theatre (Diversity), 3 Cr.
WS 340, Global/Transnational Feminisms, 3 Cr.

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility  (1 course or experience)
CMTY 195, Community and Democratic Citizenship, 3 Cr.

ECE 101, Introduction to the Engineering Profession [Same as MME 101], 3 Cr.

ECON 195, Economics and Democratic Citizenship, 3 Cr.

GLST 1958, Global Society and Citizenship, 3 Cr.

HIST 1955, Democratic Citizenship, 3 Cr.
HURL 201, Non-Oppressive Relationships I (Diversity), 3 Cr.
MME 101, Introduction to the Engineering Profession [Same as ECE 101], 3 Cr.
PHIL 2126, Moral Problems and Theories, 3 Cr.

PHIL 21310, Environmental Ethics, 3 Cr.

PHIL 4848, Global Business Ethics, 3 Cr.
POL 1115, American National Government, 3 Cr.

POL 320, Women in Politics (Diversity), 3 Cr.
SW 195, Social Welfare and Democratic Citizenship, 3 Cr.
SOC 1115, Social Problems (Diversity), 3 Cr.

 

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Goal 10: People and the Environment  (Minimum 1 course or experience)

AHS 1063, Natural Hazards and Human Society, 3 Cr.
ANTH 352, Human Ecology, 3 Cr.

BIOL 101*3, Environment and Society, 3 Cr.
BIOL 102*3, The Living World, 3 Cr.

BIOL 152*3, Organismal Diversity, 4 Cr.
CHEM 1053, Chemistry and the Environment, 3 Cr.

ETS 1858, Energy Resources and Issues, 3 Cr.

ETS 260, Introduction to Environmental Studies, 3 Cr.

ETS 363, Resource Management, 3 Cr.
ETS 3755, Society and the Environment, 3 Cr.

GEOG 372, Conservation of World Resources, 3  Cr.

HURL 3038, Global Social and Environmental Justice, 3 Cr.
PHIL 2139, Environmental Ethics, 3 Cr.

PHYS 2083, Energy and Environment, 3 Cr.
POL 453, Global Environmental Politics and Policies, 3 Cr.
PSY 2285, Conservation Psychology, 3 Cr.
SOC 2005, Environmental Sociology (Diversity), 3 Cr.

Transfer Students

SCSU also accepts the completed Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) as fulfilling the SCSU Liberal Education Program, including Racial Issues.

Students with a partially completed MnC are not required to repeat any goals they have already fulfilled at another Minnesota State College or University, and will be allowed to select from the course list above to complete the ten MnTC goals. Students are still responsible for Racial Issues.

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