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Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC)


The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC) is a series of courses (40 credits) that comprise a package of general education requirements that, as a package, will satisfy the general education requirements for the first two years of college at all Minnesota public colleges and universities. Transfer of credits from one institution to another has in the past often been a difficult one, with the receiving institution in full control of what is and what is not accepted from the original institution. The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum is a transfer agreement that eliminates transfer difficulties for RCTC students: the successfully completed MnTC will automatically transfer in its entirety.

Note that the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum includes 40 general education credits; in itself the MnTC is not a degree. The AAS, AS, AFA, and AA degrees require a total of 60 (or more) credits.

All college level courses in which a student has received a grade of A, B, C, D or P/S will be considered for transfer in to RCTC. Grades of A through D transfer for the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Completion of the 40 credit MnTC requires a cumulative 2.0 GPA. While D grades transfer, some specialized/occupational/technical programs require courses to have a grade of C or higher to fulfill requirements. No F grade courses will be accepted. Transfer course grades will not be used in computing a student's GPA at RCTC except for some special programs that require the calculation of GPA for application/admission to the program, such as Nursing. Only earned transfer credits (not grade point credits or grade points) will be recorded on the official RCTC transcript.

Keep in mind also that many courses not in the MnTC may still transfer. Students will need to have these courses evaluated by their next institution at the time of application to that institution. For such courses the receiving institution determines what is and what is not accepted from RCTC in transfer.

The MnTC commits public colleges and universities in Minnesota to a broad foundation that integrates a body of knowledge and skills with study of contemporary concerns that are essential in meeting the challenges of the twenty-first century. The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum emphasizes our common membership in the human community, personal responsibility for intellectual lifelong learning, and an awareness that we live in a diverse world. The curriculum encourages diverse ways of knowing—that is, factual content, theories and methods, and creative models in a broad spectrum of integration, application, and communication.

The ten areas of emphasis or goals in the MnTC are listed below, along with a two-letter “code” or “shorthand” for each:

  • Goal 1:   Written and Oral Communication (CM)     
  • Goal 2:   Critical Thinking (CT)
  • Goal 3:   Natural Science (NS)       
  • Goal 4:   Mathematics/Logical Reasoning (MA)
  • Goal 5:   History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SS)
  • Goal 6:   Humanities - the Arts, Literature and Philosophy (HA)
  • Goal 7:   Human Diversity (HD)
  • Goal 8:   Global Perspectives (GP)
  • Goal 9:   Ethical and Civic Responsibility (EC)
  • Goal 10: People and the Environment (PN)

When you examine a course and its description in this catalog, these codes will help you determine which of the ten goals is/are met by that course. If you do not see one of the codes, the course is not part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The codes are shown in bold in the following example:

EXAMPLE:

The content below provides detailed listings of RCTC courses meeting the specific requirements of each goal area within the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (Goal Areas 1 through 10).

Goal 1: Communication
Objective: To develop writers and speakers who use the English language effectively and who read, write, speak, and listen critically. As a base, all students should complete introductory communication requirements early in their collegiate studies. Writing competency is an ongoing process to be reinforced through writing-intensive courses and writing across the curriculum. Speaking and listening skills need reinforcement through multiple oppurtunities for interpersonal communication, public speaking, and discussion.

Student Competencies for Goal 1:
  • Construct logical and coherent arguments.
  • Select appropriate communication choices for specific audiences.
  • Employ syntax and usage appropriate to academic disciplines and the professional world.
  • Use authority, point-of-view, and individual voice and style in their writing and speaking.
  • Locate, evaluate, and synthesize in a responsible manner material from diverse souces and points of view.
  • Participate effectively in groups with emphasis on listening, critical and reflective thinking, and responding.
  • Understand/demonstrate the writing and speaking processes through invention, organization, drafting, revision, editing and presentation.
RCTC courses that meet guidelines for Goal 1: Communication
COMM 1114 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
COMM 1130 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 2100 Intercultural Communication 3
COMM 2220 Communication and Gender 3
ENGL 1109 Introduction to Technical Communication 3
ENGL 1117 Reading and Writing Critically I 4
ENGL 1118 Reading and Writing Critically II 4
ENGL 2230 Minnesota Writers 3

Goal 2: Critical Thinking
Objective: To develop thinkers who are able to unify factual, creative, rational, and value-sensitive modes of thought. Critical thinking will be taught and used throughout the general education curriculum in order to develop students' awareness of their own thinking and problem-solving procedures. To integrate new skills into their customary ways of thinking, students must be actively engaged in practicing thinking skills and applying them to open-ended problems.

Student Competencies for Goal 2:
  • Recognize and articulate the value assumptions which underlie and affect decisions, interpretations, analyses, and evaluations made by ourselves and others.
  • Analyze the logical connections among the facts, goals, and implicit assumptions relevant to a problem or claim; generate and evaluate implications that follow from them.
  • Gather factual information and apply it to a given problem in a manner that is relevant, clear, comprehensive, and conscious of possible bias in the information selected.
  • Imagine and seek out a variety of possible goals, assumptions, interpretations, or perspectives which can give alternative meanings or solutions to given situations or problems.
RCTC courses that meet guidelines for Goal 2: Critical Thinking
ANTH 1611 Physical Anthropology & Archeology 3
ANTH 1612 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 1613 Folklore of the Americas and Beyond 3
ARAB 1101 Beginning Arabic I 4
ARAB 1102 Beginning Arabic II 4
ARAB 2101 Intermediate Arabic I 4
ARAB 2102 Intermediate Arabic II 4
ART 1010 Introduction to Art 3
ART 1110 Art Appreciation 3
ART 1111 Art History Survey I 3
ART 1112 Art History Survey II 3
ART 1120 Computer As Creative Media 3
ART 1121 2D Design 3
ART 1123 3D Design 3
ART 1124 Graphic Design I 3
ART 1130 Digital Art I 3
ART 1134 Drawing I 3
ART 1140 Printmaking: Relief and Intaglio 3
ART 1144 Painting I 3
ART 1164 Ceramics I 3
ART 1175 Art of the Islamic World 3
ART 1184 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
ART 1212 Figure Drawing 3
ART 2284 Photographic Darkroom Fundamentals 3
ASL 1107 American Sign Language I 3
ASL 1108 American Sign Language II 3
BIOL 1100 Environmental Biology 3
BIOL 1101 Elements of Biology 3
BIOL 1102 Plant Biology 3
BIOL 1107 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 4
BIOL 1110 Human Biology 4
BIOL 1127 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 1128 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIOL 1216 Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous & Respiratory Systems 2
BIOL 1217 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 1218 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 1220 Concepts of Biology 4
BIOL 2000 Ecology 4
BIOL 2021 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 2300 Genetics 4
CHEM 1100 Chemistry & Our World 3
CHEM 1101 Elements of Chemistry 3
CHEM 1117 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1118 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1127 Chemical Principles I 4
CHEM 1128 Chemical Principles II 4
CHEM 2100 Survey of Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 2127 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 2128 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHIN 1101 Beginning Chinese I 4
CHIN 1102 Beginning Chinese II 4
COMM 1114 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
COMM 1125 Oral Interpretation 3
COMM 1130 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 2100 Intercultural Communication 3
COMM 2220 Communication and Gender 3
DANC 1101 Ballet I 3
DANC 1102 Modern I 3
DANC 1103 Jazz I 3
DANC 1125 Dance Appreciation 3
ECON 1101 Introduction to Economics 3
ECON 2214 Principles of Economics: Micro 4
ECON 2215 Principles of Economics: Macro 4
ENGL 1109 Introduction to Technical Communication 3
ENGL 1117 Reading and Writing Critically I 4
ENGL 1118 Reading and Writing Critically II 4
ENGL 1121 Mythology & Ancient Legend 3
ENGL 1125 Women's Perspectives 3
ENGL 1150 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 2230 Minnesota Writers 3
ENGL 2252 Writing Poetry 3
ENGL 2255 Shakespeare: Screen, Stage, and Page 3
ENGL 2260 Literature: Topical Studies 0
ENGL 2273 Early American Literature 3
ENGL 2274 Modern American Literature 3
ENGL 2275 Asian-American Literature 3
ENGL 2276 Best Sellers 3
ENGL 2277 Women and Literature 3
ENGL 2284 Literature and the Environment 3
ENGL 2290 Fiction Writing 3
ENGL 2297 Survey of Children's Literature 3
ENGL 2298 Adolescent Literature 3
ENGL 2978 The Bible as Literature: Honors 3
ESCI 1004 Earthquakes and Volcanoes 3
ESCI 1101 Principles of Geoscience 3
ESCI 1115 Historical Geology 4
ESCI 1124 Solar System Astronomy 4
ESCI 1134 Stellar Astronomy 3
ESCI 1144 Introduction to Environmental Geology 4
ESCI 1154 Introduction to Meteorology 3
FREN 1001 French Culture in a Global Context 3
FREN 1101 Beginning French I 4
FREN 1102 Beginning French II 4
FREN 2101 Intermediate French 3
FREN 2102 Intermediate French II 3
GEOG 1614 Human Geography 3
GEOG 1615 Economic Geography 3
GERM 1101 Beginning German I 4
GERM 1102 Beginning German II 4
HIST 1611 The Ancient World 3
HIST 1612 The Medieval World 3
HIST 1613 Foundations of Western Civilization: From Ancient Greece to 1715 3
HIST 1614 Europe in the Modern Age: 1715-Present 3
HIST 1615 War and Peace in the 20th Century 3
HIST 1617 World History to 1500 3
HIST 1618 World History Since 1500 3
HIST 1622 History in Minnesota 3
HIST 1624 U.S. History to 1865 3
HIST 1625 U.S. History 1865-Present 3
HIST 1628 History of the Americas 3
HIST 1631 Modern Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 1640 Women in History 3
HIST 1650 History of Religion 3
HIST 1789 History of the American Presidency 3
HIST 2070 History of the Rock and Roll Era 3
HIST 2619 Issues in Modern World History 3
HUM 1001 Introduction to Hispanic Cultures 3
HUM 1020 French-Speaking Cultures (In English) 3
HUM 1111 Ancient Greek & Roman Culture & the Middle Ages: 900 B.C. to 1400 A.D. 3
HUM 1112 The Renaissance Through the Enlightment: 1400 A.D. to 1770 A.D. 3
HUM 1113 The Romantic Age Through the Modern Age: 1770 A.D. to 2000 A.D. 3
HUM 1131 The Art of Being Human 3
HUM 1141 Brave New Worlds: The Humanities and Contemporary Culture (1965-Present) 3
HUM 1190 Native American Studies 3
HUM 1841 Studies in Leadership 4
HUM 2121 Women's Issues Around the World 3
HUM 2255 Shakespeare: Screen, Stage, and Page 3
MATH 1050 Foundations of Mathematics: Algebra Emphasis 3
MATH 1060 Foundations of Mathematics: Geometry Emphasis 3
MATH 1111 Contemporary Concepts in Mathematics 3
MATH 1113 Finite Math With College Algebra 3
MATH 1115 College Algebra 3
MATH 1117 Precalculus 4
MATH 1119 Applied Calculus 3
MATH 1127 Calculus I 5
MATH 1930 Linear Algebra: Honors 4
MATH 2208 Fundamentals of Statistics 4
MATH 2218 Discrete Mathematics 4
MCOM 1106 American Cinema 3
MCOM 1110 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
MCOM 2130 Mass Communication Theory 3
MUSC 1001 Music Fundamentals 3
MUSC 1002 Music, Video, Lights 3
MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation 3
MUSC 1201 History of Music to 1600 3
MUSC 1202 History of Music Since 1600 3
MUSC 1221 Popular Music in the United States 3
MUSC 1231 Introduction to World Music 3
MUSC 1301 Concert Choir 1
MUSC 1302 Concert Band 1
MUSC 1321 Aires 1
MUSC 1322 Jazz Band 1
MUSC 1331 Vocal Ensemble 1
MUSC 1332 Instrumental Ensemble 2
MUSC 1340 World Drum Ensemble 1
MUSC 1350 Marching Percussion Ensemble 1
MUSC 1401 Beginning Class Piano 2
MUSC 1421 Beginning Class Voice 2
MUSC 1422 Intermediate Class Voice 2
MUSC 1431 Beginning Class Guitar 2
MUSC 1450 Applied Music - Vocal 1
MUSC 1501 Musicianship I 4
MUSC 1601 Electronic Music Composition I 3
MUSC 2450 Vocal Performance Workshop 1
PHIL 1114 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1125 Ethics 3
PHIL 1130 Environmental Ethics 3
PHIL 1135 Bioethics 3
PHIL 1140 Aesthetics 3
PHIL 1145 Logic 3
PHIL 1160 Philosophy of Religion 3
PHYS 1101 Elements of Physics 3
PHYS 1103 Principles of Physics 3
PHYS 1117 Introductory Physics I 5
PHYS 1118 Introductory Physics II 5
PHYS 1127 Classical Physics I 5
POLS 1615 Introduction to American Government 3
POLS 1619 International Relations 3
POLS 1620 Constitutional Law 3
POLS 1630 Introduction to Political Science 3
PSYC 1600 Positive Life Skills 3
PSYC 1611 Psychology of Adjustment 3
PSYC 1650 Evolution and Human Behavior 3
PSYC 1660 Health Psychology 3
PSYC 2611 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 2618 General Psychology 4
PSYC 2620 Introduction to Cultural Psychology 3
PSYC 2622 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 2626 Human Growth & Development 3
SCIE 1100 Integrated Biology and Chemistry 3
SCIE 1200 Integrated Earth Science and Physics 3
SOC 1612 Sex and Gender in Society 3
SOC 1614 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 1616 Social Problems 3
SOC 1618 Environmental Sociology 3
SOC 2612 Marriage and the Family Across the Life Span 3
SOC 2618 Social Interaction 3
SOC 2625 Minority Group Relations 3
SOMA 1101 Somali I 4
SOMA 1102 Somali II 4
SPAN 1001 Introduction to Hispanic Cultures 3
SPAN 1101 Beginning Spanish I 4
SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish II 4
SPAN 2101 Intermediate Spanish I 4
SPAN 2102 Intermediate Spanish II 4
THTR 1121 Beginning Acting I 3
THTR 1134 Theatre Appreciation 3

Goal 3: Natural Science
Objective: To improve students' understanding of natural science principles and of the methods of scientific inquiry, i.e, the ways in which scientists investigate natural science phenomena. As a basis for lifelong learning, students need to know the vocabulary of science and to realize that while a set of principles has been developed through the work of previous scientists, ongoing scientific inquiry and new knowledge will bring changes in some of the ways scientists view the world. By studying the problems that engage today's scientists, students learn to appreciate the importance of science in their lives and to understand the value of a scientific perspective. Students should be encouraged to study both the biological and physical sciences.

Student Competencies for Goal 3:
  • Demonstrate understanding of scientific theories.
  • Communicate their experimental findings, analyses, and interpretations both orally and in writing.
  • Evaluate societal issues from a natural science perspective, ask questions about the evidence presented, and make informed judgments about science-related topics and policies.
  • Formulate and test hypotheses by performing laboratory, simulation, or field experiments in at least two of the natural science disciplines. One of these experimental components should develop, in greater depth, students' laboratory experience in the collection of data, its statistical and graphical analysis, and an appreciation of its sources of error and uncertainty.
RCTC courses that meet guidelines for Goal 3: Natural Science
BIOL 1100 Environmental Biology 3
BIOL 1101 Elements of Biology 3
BIOL 1102 Plant Biology 3
BIOL 1107 Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology 4
BIOL 1110 Human Biology 4
BIOL 1127 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 1128 Principles of Anatomy & Physiology II 3
BIOL 1216 Anatomy and Physiology of the Nervous & Respiratory Systems 2
BIOL 1217 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 1218 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 1220 Concepts of Biology 4
BIOL 2000 Ecology 4
BIOL 2021 General Microbiology 4
BIOL 2300 Genetics 4
CHEM 1100 Chemistry & Our World 3
CHEM 1101 Elements of Chemistry 3
CHEM 1117 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1118 General, Organic and Biological Chemistry II 4
CHEM 1127 Chemical Principles I 4
CHEM 1128 Chemical Principles II 4
CHEM 2100 Survey of Organic Chemistry 4
CHEM 2127 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 2128 Organic Chemistry II 4
ESCI 1004 Earthquakes and Volcanoes 3
ESCI 1101 Principles of Geoscience 3
ESCI 1115 Historical Geology 4
ESCI 1124 Solar System Astronomy 4
ESCI 1134 Stellar Astronomy 3
ESCI 1144 Introduction to Environmental Geology 4
ESCI 1154 Introduction to Meteorology 3
PHYS 1101 Elements of Physics 3
PHYS 1103 Principles of Physics 3
PHYS 1117 Introductory Physics I 5
PHYS 1118 Introductory Physics II 5
PHYS 1127 Classical Physics I 5
SCIE 1100 Integrated Biology and Chemistry 3
SCIE 1200 Integrated Earth Science and Physics 3

Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
Objective: To increase students' knowledge about mathematical and logical modes of thinking. This will enable students to appreciate the breadth of applications of mathematics, evaluate arguments, and detect fallacious reasoning. Students will learn to apply mathematics, logic, and/or statistics to help them make decisions in their lives and careers. Minnesota's public higher education systems have agreed that developmental mathematics includes the first three years of a high school mathematics sequence through intermediate algebra.

Student Competencies for Goal 4:
  • Clearly express mathematical/logical ideas in writing.
  • Apply higher-order problem-solving and/or modeling strategies.
  • Explain what constitutes a valid mathematical/logical argument(proof).
  • Illustrate historical and contemporary applications of mathematical/logical systems.
RCTC courses that meet guidelines for Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
MATH 1050 Foundations of Mathematics: Algebra Emphasis 3
MATH 1060 Foundations of Mathematics: Geometry Emphasis 3
MATH 1111 Contemporary Concepts in Mathematics 3
MATH 1113 Finite Math With College Algebra 3
MATH 1115 College Algebra 3
MATH 1117 Precalculus 4
MATH 1119 Applied Calculus 3
MATH 1127 Calculus I 5
MATH 1930 Linear Algebra: Honors 4
MATH 2208 Fundamentals of Statistics 4
MATH 2218 Discrete Mathematics 4
PHIL 1145 Logic 3

Goal 5: Hist/Soc/Behav Sci
Objective: To increase students' knowledge of how historians and social and behavioral scientists discover, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individiuals, groups, institutions, events, and ideas. Such knowledge will better equip students to understand themselves and the roles they play in addressing the issues facing humanity.

Student Competencies for Goal 5:
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.
  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
RCTC courses that meet guidelines for Goal 5: Hist/Soc/Behav Sci
ANTH 1611 Physical Anthropology & Archeology 3
ANTH 1612 Cultural Anthropology 3
ECON 1101 Introduction to Economics 3
ECON 2214 Principles of Economics: Micro 4
ECON 2215 Principles of Economics: Macro 4
GEOG 1614 Human Geography 3
HIST 1611 The Ancient World 3
HIST 1612 The Medieval World 3
HIST 1613 Foundations of Western Civilization: From Ancient Greece to 1715 3
HIST 1614 Europe in the Modern Age: 1715-Present 3
HIST 1615 War and Peace in the 20th Century 3
HIST 1617 World History to 1500 3
HIST 1618 World History Since 1500 3
HIST 1622 History in Minnesota 3
HIST 1624 U.S. History to 1865 3
HIST 1625 U.S. History 1865-Present 3
HIST 1628 History of the Americas 3
HIST 1631 Modern Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 1640 Women in History 3
HIST 1650 History of Religion 3
HIST 1789 History of the American Presidency 3
HIST 2070 History of the Rock and Roll Era 3
HIST 2619 Issues in Modern World History 3
MCOM 1110 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
MCOM 2130 Mass Communication Theory 3
POLS 1615 Introduction to American Government 3
POLS 1619 International Relations 3
POLS 1620 Constitutional Law 3
POLS 1630 Introduction to Political Science 3
PSYC 1600 Positive Life Skills 3
PSYC 1611 Psychology of Adjustment 3
PSYC 1650 Evolution and Human Behavior 3
PSYC 1660 Health Psychology 3
PSYC 2611 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 2618 General Psychology 4
PSYC 2620 Introduction to Cultural Psychology 3
PSYC 2622 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 2626 Human Growth & Development 3
SOC 1612 Sex and Gender in Society 3
SOC 1614 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 1616 Social Problems 3
SOC 1618 Environmental Sociology 3
SOC 2612 Marriage and the Family Across the Life Span 3
SOC 2618 Social Interaction 3
SOC 2625 Minority Group Relations 3

Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts
Objective: To expand students' knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behavior, ideas, and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought. Through study in disciplines such as literature, philosophy, and the fine arts, students will engage in critical analysis, form aesthetic judgments, and develop an appreciation of the arts and humanities as fundamental to the health and survival of any society. Students should have experiences in both the arts and humanities.

Student Competencies for Goal 6:
  • Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Engage in the creative process or interpretive performance.
  • Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.
  • Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.
RCTC courses that meet guidelines for Goal 6: Humanities/Fine Arts
ART 1010 Introduction to Art 3
ART 1110 Art Appreciation 3
ART 1111 Art History Survey I 3
ART 1112 Art History Survey II 3
ART 1120 Computer As Creative Media 3
ART 1121 2D Design 3
ART 1123 3D Design 3
ART 1124 Graphic Design I 3
ART 1130 Digital Art I 3
ART 1134 Drawing I 3
ART 1140 Printmaking: Relief and Intaglio 3
ART 1144 Painting I 3
ART 1164 Ceramics I 3
ART 1175 Art of the Islamic World 3
ART 1184 Introduction to Digital Photography 3
ART 1212 Figure Drawing 3
ART 2284 Photographic Darkroom Fundamentals 3
COMM 1125 Oral Interpretation 3
DANC 1101 Ballet I 3
DANC 1102 Modern I 3
DANC 1103 Jazz I 3
DANC 1125 Dance Appreciation 3
ENGL 1121 Mythology & Ancient Legend 3
ENGL 1125 Women's Perspectives 3
ENGL 1150 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
ENGL 2230 Minnesota Writers 3
ENGL 2252 Writing Poetry 3
ENGL 2255 Shakespeare: Screen, Stage, and Page 3
ENGL 2260 Literature: Topical Studies 0
ENGL 2273 Early American Literature 3
ENGL 2274 Modern American Literature 3
ENGL 2275 Asian-American Literature 3
ENGL 2276 Best Sellers 3
ENGL 2277 Women and Literature 3
ENGL 2284 Literature and the Environment 3
ENGL 2290 Fiction Writing 3
ENGL 2297 Survey of Children's Literature 3
ENGL 2298 Adolescent Literature 3
ENGL 2978 The Bible as Literature: Honors 3
FREN 1001 French Culture in a Global Context 3
HUM 1001 Introduction to Hispanic Cultures 3
HUM 1020 French-Speaking Cultures (In English) 3
HUM 1111 Ancient Greek & Roman Culture & the Middle Ages: 900 B.C. to 1400 A.D. 3
HUM 1112 The Renaissance Through the Enlightment: 1400 A.D. to 1770 A.D. 3
HUM 1113 The Romantic Age Through the Modern Age: 1770 A.D. to 2000 A.D. 3
HUM 1131 The Art of Being Human 3
HUM 1141 Brave New Worlds: The Humanities and Contemporary Culture (1965-Present) 3
HUM 1190 Native American Studies 3
HUM 1841 Studies in Leadership 4
HUM 2121 Women's Issues Around the World 3
HUM 2255 Shakespeare: Screen, Stage, and Page 3
MCOM 1106 American Cinema 3
MUSC 1001 Music Fundamentals 3
MUSC 1002 Music, Video, Lights 3
MUSC 1101 Music Appreciation 3
MUSC 1201 History of Music to 1600 3
MUSC 1202 History of Music Since 1600 3
MUSC 1221 Popular Music in the United States 3
MUSC 1231 Introduction to World Music 3
MUSC 1301 Concert Choir 1
MUSC 1302 Concert Band 1
MUSC 1321 Aires 1
MUSC 1322 Jazz Band 1
MUSC 1331 Vocal Ensemble 1
MUSC 1332 Instrumental Ensemble 2
MUSC 1340 World Drum Ensemble 1
MUSC 1350 Marching Percussion Ensemble 1
MUSC 1401 Beginning Class Piano 2
MUSC 1421 Beginning Class Voice 2
MUSC 1422 Intermediate Class Voice 2
MUSC 1431 Beginning Class Guitar 2
MUSC 1450 Applied Music - Vocal 1
MUSC 1501 Musicianship I 4
MUSC 1601 Electronic Music Composition I 3
MUSC 2450 Vocal Performance Workshop 1
PHIL 1114 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1125 Ethics 3
PHIL 1130 Environmental Ethics 3
PHIL 1135 Bioethics 3
PHIL 1140 Aesthetics 3
PHIL 1160 Philosophy of Religion 3
SPAN 1001 Introduction to Hispanic Cultures 3
THTR 1121 Beginning Acting I 3
THTR 1134 Theatre Appreciation 3

Goal 7: Human Diversity
Objective: To increase students' understanding of individual and group differences (e.g. race, gender, class) and their knowledge of the traditions and values of various groups in the United States. Students should be able to evaluate the United States' historical and contemporary responses to group differences.

Student Competencies for Goal 7:
  • Analyze their own attitudes, behaviors, concepts and beliefs regarding diversity, racism, and bigotry.
  • Understand the development of and the changing meanings of group identities in the United States' history and culture.
  • Demonstrate communication skills necessary for living and working effectively in a society with great population diversity.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the individual and institutional dynamics of unequal power relations between groups in contemporary society.
  • Describe and discuss the experience and contributions (political, social, economic, etc.) of the many groups that shape American society and culture, in particular those groups that have suffered discrimination and exclusion.
RCTC courses that meet guidelines for Goal 7: Human Diversity
ANTH 1611 Physical Anthropology & Archeology 3
ANTH 1612 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 1613 Folklore of the Americas and Beyond 3
COMM 1130 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM 2100 Intercultural Communication 3
COMM 2220 Communication and Gender 3
DANC 1125 Dance Appreciation 3
ENGL 2260 Literature: Topical Studies 0
ENGL 2273 Early American Literature 3
ENGL 2274 Modern American Literature 3
ENGL 2275 Asian-American Literature 3
ENGL 2276 Best Sellers 3
ENGL 2277 Women and Literature 3
ENGL 2297 Survey of Children's Literature 3
ENGL 2298 Adolescent Literature 3
HIST 1622 History in Minnesota 3
HIST 1624 U.S. History to 1865 3
HIST 1625 U.S. History 1865-Present 3
HIST 1628 History of the Americas 3
HIST 1640 Women in History 3
HIST 2070 History of the Rock and Roll Era 3
MCOM 1106 American Cinema 3
PSYC 1600 Positive Life Skills 3
PSYC 1611 Psychology of Adjustment 3
PSYC 1660 Health Psychology 3
PSYC 2611 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 2618 General Psychology 4
PSYC 2622 Abnormal Psychology 3
PSYC 2626 Human Growth & Development 3
SOC 1612 Sex and Gender in Society 3
SOC 1614 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 2612 Marriage and the Family Across the Life Span 3
SOC 2618 Social Interaction 3
SOC 2625 Minority Group Relations 3

Goal 8: Global Perspective
Objective: To increase students' understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples and develop their ability to apply a comparative perspective to cross-cultural social, economic and political experiences.

Student Competencies for Goal 8:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.
  • Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.
  • Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.
  • Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.
RCTC courses that meet guidelines for Goal 8: Global Perspective
ANTH 1613 Folklore of the Americas and Beyond 3
ARAB 1101 Beginning Arabic I 4
ARAB 1102 Beginning Arabic II 4
ARAB 2101 Intermediate Arabic I 4
ARAB 2102 Intermediate Arabic II 4
ART 1110 Art Appreciation 3
ART 1111 Art History Survey I 3
ART 1112 Art History Survey II 3
ART 1175 Art of the Islamic World 3
ASL 1107 American Sign Language I 3
ASL 1108 American Sign Language II 3
CHIN 1101 Beginning Chinese I 4
CHIN 1102 Beginning Chinese II 4
ECON 2215 Principles of Economics: Macro 4
ENGL 1121 Mythology & Ancient Legend 3
ENGL 1125 Women's Perspectives 3
ENGL 2978 The Bible as Literature: Honors 3
FREN 1001 French Culture in a Global Context 3
FREN 1101 Beginning French I 4
FREN 1102 Beginning French II 4
FREN 2101 Intermediate French 3
FREN 2102 Intermediate French II 3
GEOG 1614 Human Geography 3
GEOG 1615 Economic Geography 3
GERM 1101 Beginning German I 4
GERM 1102 Beginning German II 4
HIST 1611 The Ancient World 3
HIST 1612 The Medieval World 3
HIST 1613 Foundations of Western Civilization: From Ancient Greece to 1715 3
HIST 1614 Europe in the Modern Age: 1715-Present 3
HIST 1615 War and Peace in the 20th Century 3
HIST 1617 World History to 1500 3
HIST 1618 World History Since 1500 3
HIST 1631 Modern Asian Civilizations 3
HIST 1650 History of Religion 3
HIST 2619 Issues in Modern World History 3
HUM 1001 Introduction to Hispanic Cultures 3
HUM 1020 French-Speaking Cultures (In English) 3
HUM 1111 Ancient Greek & Roman Culture & the Middle Ages: 900 B.C. to 1400 A.D. 3
HUM 1112 The Renaissance Through the Enlightment: 1400 A.D. to 1770 A.D. 3
HUM 1113 The Romantic Age Through the Modern Age: 1770 A.D. to 2000 A.D. 3
HUM 1131 The Art of Being Human 3
HUM 2121 Women's Issues Around the World 3
HUM 2255 Shakespeare: Screen, Stage, and Page 3
MUSC 1231 Introduction to World Music 3
MUSC 1340 World Drum Ensemble 1
PHIL 1160 Philosophy of Religion 3
POLS 1619 International Relations 3
PSYC 2620 Introduction to Cultural Psychology 3
SOMA 1101 Somali I 4
SOMA 1102 Somali II 4
SPAN 1001 Introduction to Hispanic Cultures 3
SPAN 1101 Beginning Spanish I 4
SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish II 4
SPAN 2101 Intermediate Spanish I 4
SPAN 2102 Intermediate Spanish II 4
THTR 1134 Theatre Appreciation 3

Goal 9: Ethical/Civic Resp
Objective: To develop students' capacity to identify, discuss, and reflect upon the ethical dimensions of political, social, and personal life and to understand the ways in which they can exercise responsible and productive citizenship. While there are diverse views of social justice or the common good in a pluralistic society, students should learn that responsible citizenship requires them to develop skills to understand their own and others' positions, be part of the free exchange of ideas, and function as public-minded citizens.

Student Competencies for Goal 9:
  • Examine, articulate, and apply their own ethical views.
  • Recognize the diversity of political motivations and interests of others.
  • Identify ways to exercise the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
  • Analyze and reflect on the ethical dimensions of legal, social, and scientific issues.
  • Understand and apply core concepts (e.g. politics, rights and obligations, justice, liberty) to specific issues.
RCTC courses that meet guidelines for Goal 9: Ethical/Civic Resp
BIOL 1101 Elements of Biology 3
HIST 1789 History of the American Presidency 3
HUM 1841 Studies in Leadership 4
MCOM 1110 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
PHIL 1114 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL 1125 Ethics 3
PHIL 1135 Bioethics 3
POLS 1615 Introduction to American Government 3
POLS 1620 Constitutional Law 3
POLS 1630 Introduction to Political Science 3
SOC 1616 Social Problems 3

Goal 10: People/Environment
Objective: To improve students' understanding of today's complex environmental challenges. Students will examine the interrelatedness of human society and the natural environment. Knowledge of both bio-physical principles and socio-cultural systems is the foundation for integrative and critical thinking about environmental issues.

Student Competencies for Goal 10:
  • Propose and assess alternative solutions to environmental problems.
  • Articulate and defend the actions they would take on various environmental issues.
  • Discern patterns and interrelationships of bio-physical and socio-cultural systems.
  • Explain the basic structure and fuction of various natural ecosystems and of human adaptive strategies within those systems.
  • Evaluate critically environmental and natural resource issues in light of understandings about interrelationships, ecosystems, and institutions.
  • Describe the basic institutional arrangements (social, legal, political, economic, religious) that are evolving to deal with environmental and natural resource challenges.
RCTC courses that meet guidelines for Goal 10: People/Environment
BIOL 1100 Environmental Biology 3
BIOL 1102 Plant Biology 3
BIOL 1220 Concepts of Biology 4
BIOL 2000 Ecology 4
CHEM 1100 Chemistry & Our World 3
ECON 1101 Introduction to Economics 3
ECON 2214 Principles of Economics: Micro 4
ENGL 2284 Literature and the Environment 3
ESCI 1004 Earthquakes and Volcanoes 3
ESCI 1101 Principles of Geoscience 3
ESCI 1115 Historical Geology 4
ESCI 1144 Introduction to Environmental Geology 4
ESCI 1154 Introduction to Meteorology 3
PHIL 1130 Environmental Ethics 3
PSYC 1650 Evolution and Human Behavior 3
SOC 1618 Environmental Sociology 3





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