Goal 2 - Critical Thinking

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ARTS1105
Visual Design Concepts (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is an investigation into the creative process and its relationship to the arts. The goal of this course is for the student to gain an understanding of the creative process and how to apply those skills in problem solving. Along with an historical perspective of design, the student will investigate the application of the creative process and its impact within societies. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ARTS1112
Drawing I (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is designed for the beginning drawing student and provides a fundamental experience with drawing materials and tools in the context of drawing practices. Observational drawing will be stressed. Additionally, students will work from imagination, master drawings and photographic sources. Studio problems include exercises in the manipulation, organization, and control of the visual elements and principles of design. This course concludes with a beginning experience in drawing with color media. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ARTS1122
2 Dimensional Design (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is an introduction to the study of the principles and elements of design. Assignments will focus on the student's ability to translate the design concepts into two-dimensional (2-D) works of art. Structured projects enable students to critically explore 2-D design. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ARTS1123
3 Dimensional Design (Goal 2 & 6)

This foundation course presents the concept of art in three-dimensional (3-D) as seen in a variety of sculptural works that span time and cultures. Exploration of arts and humanities through interaction with a variety of 3-D media in expressing concepts in visual communication will develop an awareness of aesthetics in both process and finished works of art. Formal critiques of art work, personal and others will expand the creative process and develop an appreciation of 3-D design. The study and analysis of the elements and principles of design as they apply to the composition of 3-D art will provide the students with the foundation needed to create these works of art while also experiencing a variety of media to discover their possibilities for expression and communication. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ARTS1226
Painting I (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is an introduction to fundamentals of acrylic painting, methods and materials. Beginning students will learn how to utilize acrylic painting techniques. This course will allow the student to discover the properties of acrylic paint and how to control consistency, thinning, drying, application, compatibility with other media, types of brushes and supports that will aid the student toward the completion of an art work. After studio problems of acrylic painting techniques are explored, the student will be encouraged to experiment on their own exploring heightened acrylic painting possibilities. MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 1 lect, 2 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ARTS1303
Exploring Digital Photography

Note:  This class is not intended as part of the Associate of Fine Arts Major, AFA degree.  The goal of this course is to help students improve skills in taking and editing digital photographs while providing an introduction to the cultural significance of this medium. Through lecture, discussion, and thematic projects, students will learn camera technique; build digital processing and image manipulation skills; hone their ability to discuss and critique images; and engage with ideas around culture, art, and meaning. A digital camera is required – a smartphone camera is acceptable.

MnTC (Goal 6/HU and Goal 2/CT); (3Cr - 3 lect, 0 studio)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ASTR1000
Introduction to Astronomy (Goal 2 & 3)

This introductory course covers the basic principles of astronomy and applies them to the study of our solar system and the life cycles of stars. Topics include motions in the night sky, gravitation, light and optics, solar system formation, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, the Sun, and stellar evolution.

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)   

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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BIOL1000
Biological Science (Goal 2 & 3)

This is a one-semester course is designed for students who do not plan to major in science. Emphasis is placed on the major biological principles and their relationship to man and ecology.  Topics studied include the scientific method, characteristics of life, biological chemistry, cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, classification and ecology. 

      MnTC (Goal 3/NS and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 2 lect, 1 lab) 

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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BIOL1030
Human Biology (Goal 2 & 3)

This course is an introductory study of human biology. The scientific method, biological molecules, and cell biology will be studied as a foundation to learning human histology (the study of tissues) and organ systems. Each human organ system will be investigated to develop an understanding of its contribution to the human body. Current health and social issues, and other diseases related to human biology, will also be studied.

MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 2/CT); (3 Cr – 2 lect, 1 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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BIOL1050
Introduction to Forensic Science (Goal 2 & 3)

This introductory course will apply the principles and theories of biology and chemistry to the study of forensic science. The focus of forensic science is the crime lab using scientific principles and techniques in order to analyze evidence that would be admissible in court.  An orientation to crime scene investigation and evidence collection will lead to analysis of the following:  Impressions, drugs and powders, blood, serology, hair, questioned documents, firearms/tool marks, bones, glass, paint, fibers, and DNA. This course is activity-based and the student participates in a variety of lab and lab-like experiences demonstrating the principles covered in the course and illuminating how scientific experimentation and research are performed and interpreted.

(MnTC (Goal 3/NS and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 2 lect, 1 lab) 

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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BIOL1070
Human Nutrition (Goal 2 & 3)

This course explores the role of nutrition in promoting, maintaining, and improving the health of the human body. Traditional aspects of nutrition will be studied, as well as emerging issues and nutritional controversies. This course will focus on the science of nutrition, including nutrients and nutritional needs over the lifespan. This course will also cover the application of the principles of nutrition as they relate to individual food choices, health behaviors, public health, wellness, obesity, eating disorders, the use of supplements and botanicals, and the prevention of chronic disease. Issues facing society including food safety and sustainability will also be covered.

      MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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BIOL1091
General Biology I (Goal 2 & 3)

This course is the first semester of a two-semester course sequence in general biology. Topics include the scientific method, characteristics of life, biological chemistry, cell and membrane structure and function, enzymes, metabolism, mitosis, meiosis, genetics, the structure of DNA, and protein synthesis. This course includes laboratory exercises and experimentation that illustrate core principles covered in the course. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHEM 1121 or 1201 or 1210
MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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BIOL2000
General Ecology (Goal 3 & 2)

This course covers basic ecological principles including the characterization of communities, ecosystems and biomes, successional change, adaptation and natural selection, intra and interspecies interactions, population dynamics and carrying capacity, biogeochemical cycles, ecosystem energy flow, and the distribution of biological diversity.  Inherent to the course will also be consideration of humanity’s impact upon and dependence on the Earth’s global ecosystem.  Prerequisite: BIOL 1091, BIOL 1092 recommended

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and Goal 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect., 1 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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BIOL2021
Anatomy and Physiology I (Goal 2 & 3)

This course is the first semester of a two-semester course in human anatomy and physiology. Basic concepts in biology are covered in the first part of the course including the scientific method, biological chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism, cell division, genetics, and DNA structure and function. The second part of the course includes histology and the integumentary system, as well as the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.  Prerequisite: CHEM 1121 or 1202.

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and Goal 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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BIOL2022
Anatomy and Physiology II (Goal 2 & 3)

This course is the second semester of a two-semester course in human anatomy and physiology. Topics include the nervous system, endocrine system, cardiovascular system, the lymphatic and immune system, digestive system, urinary system, and the reproductive system. Acid-base and fluid balances, human embryology and development are also covered.   Prerequisite:  BIOL 2021. 

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and Goal 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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BIOL2040
General Microbiology (Goal 2 & 3)

This introductory course is designed to provide an overview of major concepts in microbiology. Thematic areas to be studied include prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structure and function, prokaryotic metabolism (including growth and nutrition), microbial genetics, microbial classification, isolation, and identification, and microbial roles in the disease process, environment and industry.  Laboratory exercises will stress the microscopic study of microorganisms and the application of culturing and identification techniques.  An emphasis will be placed on safe laboratory practice.  Prerequisites:  BIOL 1091 or BIOL 2021.

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and Goal 2/CT); (4 Cr – 2 lect, 2 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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BIOL2300
Genetics

This course presents the fundamental concepts of classical transmission genetics and modern molecular genetics. Topics include cell reproduction, Mendelian genetics, linkage and recombination, chromosomal variations, molecular genetics, biotechnology and population and evolutionary genetics. Prerequisite: Biol 1091

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and Goal 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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CHEM1202
General Chemistry II (Goal 2 & 3)

This is the second course of a two-semester sequence in general inorganic chemistry. Content includes properties of solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acids and bases, thermodynamics and electrochemistry.  This course is for students intending to transfer or pursue Bachelor’s preparation and/or careers in chemistry and the other physical sciences, engineering and health sciences (medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, four-year nursing). Prerequisite: MATH 1110 and CHEM 1201 or CHEM 1210.

MnTC (Goals 3/NS and 2/CT); (5 Cr – 3 lect, 2 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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DIGI1100
Introduction to Digital Media (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is an introductory exposure to the creative process, integrating fundamental aspects of art, music, theatre, and film with new technology in digital media. Students will apply learned visual, aural, and design principals by creating and editing digital images, sound, and video using the Mac OS. Students will address multimedia concepts in the development and creation of a final interdisciplinary project. MnTC (Goals 2/CT and 6/HU); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ECON1100
Introduction to Economics (Goals 2 & 5)

This course is an analysis of current United States and world policies, issues and problems using some basic principles of economics. MnTC (Goals 5/SS and 2/CT); (2 Cr - 2 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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ENGL1101
Composition I (Goal 1 & 2)

This is an introductory college writing course designed to help students develop effective writing skills for college level work.  Students learn to generate ideas and organize them into unified, coherent essays.  Methods of instruction vary, but most sections combine individual conferences and peer review with regular class meetings.  Prerequisites:  A grade of C or higher in ENGL 0960 or appropriate placement score.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 1 - Communication

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ENGL1102
Honors Composition I: Writing about Literature (Goal 1 & 2)

Honors Composition I is an introductory college writing course designed to help students develop effective writing skills for college level work.  Students learn to generate ideas and organize them into unified, coherent essays.  This course will focus on writing about literature.  Students will employ the writing process as they study, analyze, and interpret short stories, poetry and fiction.  Methods of instruction vary, but most sections will combine individual conferences and peer review with regular class meetings.  Honors courses will emphasize independent inquiry, informed discussion, and direct application within small transformative classes which feature close working relationships with instructors.  

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 1 - Communication

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ENGL1104
Composition II: Argument (Goal 1 & 2; Prereq ENGL1101)

This second semester composition course is designed as a continuation of ENGL 1101.  It teaches the skills needed to write clear and coherent essays using different modes of expository prose such as process, comparison and contrast, classification, and definition.  It will culminate in the study of argumentative writing in which the student learns to defend a position and argue a thesis with reason and evidence.  Prerequisite:  ENGL 1101

MnTC (Goal 1/CM and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 1 - Communication

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ENGL1105
Composition II: Research (Goal 1 & 2; Prereq ENGL1101)

This is a second semester composition course focused on the writing of an academic research paper.  Students learn how to employ the resources of an academic library and how to cite those sources in a fully documented analytical/interpretive term paper.  Prerequisites: ENGL 1101.

MnTC (Goals 1/CM and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 1 - Communication

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ENGL1106
Composition II: Journalism (Goal 1 & 2; Prereq ENGL1101)

This is a second semester composition course based upon writing journalistic pieces and researching topics related to the practice and craft of journalism. Students will learn ways of interviewing and writing for various media, including print, broadcast, and online formats, study ethical issues facing journalists, and explore diversity issues specific to journalism. Students will also develop an understanding of First Amendment rights related to Freedom of the Press, the Freedom of Information Act, and the special role journalism plays in a democracy. Prerequisites: ENGL 1101
MnTC (Goals 1/CM and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 1 - Communication

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ENGL2000
Advanced Creative Writing (Goal 2 & 6)

This is an introductory writing course in creative prose and poetry.  In lecture/workshop format, students examine and evaluate creative writing models and peer writing, noting word choice, rhythm, character development and conflict.  Students will create a portfolio of their writing to be shared in small groups and/or individual conferences.  Students will also participate in the organization and facilitation of a creative arts journal open to all Riverland students.
MnTC (Goals 6 /HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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ENGL2255
Introduction to Shakespeare (Goal 2 & 6)

This course requires students to read, discuss, and analyze some of Shakespeare’s major works, including comedies, histories, tragedies, romances, and poetry.   Emphasis will be placed on the historical context in which the works were created (including Elizabethan dramatic conventions), the aesthetic value and power of his work, and his continuing influence on literature and drama.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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HUMA1000
Honors Leadership Development (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to explore the concept of leadership from a humanities perspective.  Students will develop and improve their leadership skills, and gain personal insight that will help them reach their educational and personal goals. The course integrates readings from the humanities, experiential exercises, films, and contemporary readings on leadership. In addition the course provides opportunities for students to become "service leaders" through service learning. Honors courses emphasize independent inquiry, informed discussion, and direct application within small transformative classes and feature close working relationships with instructors. This course uses Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) curriculum and is taught only by PTK certified instructors. **This course will fulfill the First Year Experience requirement.

      MnTC Goals (6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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HUMA1103
Popular Culture (Goal 2 & 6)

This course explores the role and importance of Popular Culture in America.  In particular, students will examine the ways their own values and beliefs are shaped by the popular culture surrounding them. The course may include exploration of television, popular music, film, sports, advertising, and cyber culture.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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MATH1050
Mathematics for Liberal Arts (Goal 2 & 4)

This course is an exploration of a variety of areas of mathematics designed for students who are majoring in various areas of the liberal arts or in elementary education.  Introductory material in sets, logic, probability, statistics, and consumer mathematics will be applied using a problem solving approach. Prerequisite:  or appropriate placement test score.

MnTC (Goals 4/MA and 2/CT); (3 Cr – 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

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MATH1110
College Algebra (Goal 2 & 4)

This course covers the basics of college level algebra emphasizing understanding of the basic principles through investigation.  The topics covered range from a basic algebra review to exploration of linear, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions along with a study of rational expressions, inverse relations, function operations, complex numbers, and systems of equations.  Prerequisites:  MATH 0670 with grade of C or better or appropriate placement test score.

MnTC (Goals 4/MA and Goal 2/CT); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

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MATH1115
Pre Calculus (Goal 2 & 4)

This course is for students requiring further experience with advanced algebra prior to calculus. Topics include trigonometric functions and their inverses, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, complex numbers, linear and non-linear inequalities and equations; mathematical induction, analytic trigonometry, sequences, series, higher order rational, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions.   Optional:  matrices, vectors, graphing polar equations

Prerequisite:  Math 1110 with grade of C or better or qualifying score on placement exam.

MnTC (Goals 4/MA and 2/CT); (5 Cr – 5 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

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MATH1120
Trigonometry (Goal 2 & 4)

This course builds on the computational, problem solving, and graphing skills learned in previous math courses.  The topics covered in this course include trigonometric ratios, functions, graphs, identities, equations, inverse trigonometric functions, solution of the general triangle and other applications, conic sections, polar coordinates, and complex numbers.  Prerequisite: Math 1110 with grade of C or better or qualifying score on placement exam.

MnTC (Goals 4/MA and 2/CT); (4 Cr- 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

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MATH1210
Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (Goal 2 & 4)

This course covers the basics of calculus emphasizing understanding of the basic principles through investigation.  The course begins with a review of functions and continues with limits, rates of change, derivatives, differentiation rules, applications of derivatives, and antiderivatives. Concepts are presented graphically and numerically as well as algebraically. Prerequisites:  MATH 1120 or MATH 1115 with a grade of C or better; appropriate Accuplacer or ACT score, or instructor permission.   

MnTC (Goals 4/MA and 2/CT); (5 Cr – 5 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

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MATH1220
Calculus & Analytic Geometry II (Goal 2 & 4)

The second-semester course in this calculus sequence focuses on applications of the definite integral, inverse functions and their derivatives, differentiation and integration of logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, hyperbolic, and inverse hyperbolic functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals; conic sections, polar coordinates, sequences, series, and convergence tests.  Prerequisite:  MATH 1210 with a grade of C or better.

MnTC (Goals 4/MA and 2/CT); (5 Cr – 5 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

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MATH2021
Fundamentals of Statistics (Goal 2 & 4)

This course is an introduction of basic statistical methods including sampling, analyzing a research study, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing of means and proportions, Chi-square, analysis of variance, correlation, and regression. The use of statistical software is included in this course. Prerequisites: 1) Math 0660 or qualifying score on placement test, AND 2) Any one of these six: appropriate score on the Accuplacer Reading Comprehension, ACT reading, Accuplacer NG reading, or MN Comprehensive Reading Assessment exams, a 2.0 minimum grade in ENGL 0960, or successful completion of ENGL 1101.

MnTC (Goals 4/MA and 2/CT); (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

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MATH2022
Honors Fundamentals of Statistics (Goal 2 & 4)

This honors section of Fundamentals of Statistics is an enriched study of basic statistical methods including sampling, analyzing a research study, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing of means and proportions, Chi-square, analysis of variance, correlation, and regression. The use of statistical software is included in this course. Honors courses emphasize independent inquiry, informed discussion, and direct application within small transformative classes which feature close working relationships with instructors. Prerequisite: Math 0660 or qualifying score on placement test.

MnTC (Goals 4/MA and 2/CT); (4 Cr - 4 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

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MATH2210
Multi-variable Calculus (Goal 2 & 4)

This multivariable calculus course includes and expands upon the concepts from Calculus I.   Topics covered include vectors and geometry in two- and three-dimensional space, vector functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and vector calculus including Gauss’, Green’s and Stokes’ Theorems. Prerequisites:  MATH 1220 with a grade of C or better or equivalent courses.

MnTC (Goals 4/MA and 2/CT); (5 Cr – 5 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

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MATH2400
Linear Algebra (Goal 2 & 4)

Also satisfies: Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

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MUSC1100
Fundamentals of Music

Fundamentals of Music introduces the foundations of music theory. Students will study elements of rhythm, melody, and harmony, as well as learn basic keyboard skills. This course is designed for students with little or no prior musical experience and serves as a preparatory class for other music courses, including MUSC 1101.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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MUSC1101
Theory and Musicianship Skills I (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is the first semester of music theory and aural skills designed for music students, elementary education students, or anyone desiring to develop and improve skills in reading, writing, and understanding music. Students engage in interactive musicianship development including aural, improvisation, and composition skills. Those with little or no music reading background are encouraged to take MUSC 1100 prior to enrolling in 1101.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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MUSC1123
College Choir (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is a choir that studies and performs works from the broad spectrum of choral literature.  Instruction emphasizes healthy choral/vocal techniques, improved note and score reading, and expanded knowledge of musical notation, terminology, and styles.  This course rehearses 150 minutes per week and does not require an audition.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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MUSC1124
College Choir (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is a choir that studies and performs works from the broad spectrum of choral literature.  Instruction emphasizes healthy choral/vocal techniques, improved note and score reading, and expanded knowledge of musical notation, terminology, and styles.  This course rehearses 150 minutes per week and does not require an audition.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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MUSC1125
Instrumental Ensemble (Goal 2 & 6)

This course provides the opportunity to perform as a member of an instrumental ensemble.  The group, or groups, vary in size and scope according to student interest, and may include jazz, traditional band, rock, and/or other musical styles.  Students are encouraged to audition and/or meet with the instructor prior to the start of the semester.  This ensemble rehearses two hours per week.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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MUSC1126
Instrumental Ensemble (Goal 2 & 6)

This course provides the opportunity to perform as a member of an instrumental ensemble.  The group, or groups, vary in size and scope according to student interest, and may include jazz, traditional band, rock, and/or other musical styles.  Students are encouraged to audition and/or meet with the instructor prior to the start of the semester.  This ensemble rehearses two hours per week.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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MUSC2123
College Choir (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is a choir that studies and performs works from the broad spectrum of choral literature.  Instruction emphasizes healthy choral/vocal techniques, improved note and score reading, and expanded knowledge of musical notation, terminology, and styles.  This course rehearses 150 minutes per week and does not require an audition.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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MUSC2124
College Choir (Goal 2 & 6)

This course is a choir that studies and performs works from the broad spectrum of choral literature.  Instruction emphasizes healthy choral/vocal techniques, improved note and score reading, and expanded knowledge of musical notation, terminology, and styles.  This course rehearses 150 minutes per week and does not require an audition.

MnTC (Goals 6/HU and 2/CT); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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MUSC2125
Instrumental Ensemble (Goal 2 & 6)

This course provides the opportunity to perform as a member of an instrumental ensemble.  The group, or groups, vary in size and scope according to student interest, and may include jazz, traditional band, rock, and/or other musical styles.  Students are encouraged to audition and/or meet with the instructor prior to the start of the semester.  This ensemble rehearses two hours per week.

MnTC (Goals 2/CT and 6/HU); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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MUSC2126
Instrumental Ensemble (Goal 2 & 6)

This course provides the opportunity to perform as a member of an instrumental ensemble.  The group, or groups, vary in size and scope according to student interest, and may include jazz, traditional band, rock, and/or other musical styles.  Students are encouraged to audition and/or meet with the instructor prior to the start of the semester.  This ensemble rehearses two hours per week.

MnTC (Goals 2/CT and 6/HU); (1 Cr – 1 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 6 - Humanities and Fine Arts

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PHIL1100
Logic (Goal 2 & 4)

This course introduces the student to formal logical reasoning. Students learn how to translate sentences from a natural language into a formal logical language, and use truth-functional logic and natural deduction systems to prove validity. Additionally, students may study syllogistic logic, quantification theory, informal fallacies and/or principles of inductive reasoning pertaining to analogy, enumerative induction, and hypothesis testing. MnTC (Goals 4 M/A and 2C/T); (3 Cr - 3 lect, 0 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 4 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

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PHYS1000
Introduction to Physics (Goal 2 & 3)

This is an introductory course covering basic physics concepts and laws that govern everyday physical phenomena. This course is intended for students with no previous physics experience. Topics include mechanics, properties of matter, heat, waves, and electricity. Students will learn to apply basic physics principles through problem solving and laboratory experiments. Prerequisites:  MATH 0660 (Intermediate Algebra I) or appropriate placement score.

 MnTC (Goal 3/NS and 2/CT); (3 Cr – 2 lect, 1 lab)   

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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PHYS1501
College Physics I (Goal 2 & 3)

This course is the first semester of the algebra-based introductory physics sequence typically taken by students majoring in a life-science or pre-professional field. The emphasis of this course is on understanding basic physics principles related to mechanics and applying those principles to the solution of physics-related problems. Laboratory work is an essential part of the course. Prerequisite: MATH 1110 (College Algebra) or appropriate placement score.

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)   

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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PHYS1502
College Physics II (Goal 2 & 3)

This course is a continuation of PHYS 1501: College Physics I. The topics covered are thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and optics. Prerequisite: PHYS 1501. 

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and 2/CT); (4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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PHYS2201
Classical Physics I

This is the first semester of the calculus-based introductory physics sequence typically required for students majoring in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and other physical science disciplines. The emphasis of this course is on developing the problem-solving skills needed to solve physics problems while understanding the underlying physics principles. The first semester of the physics sequence covers mechanics. Laboratory is an essential component of the course. Prerequisite: Successful completion of or concurrent enrollment in MATH 1210: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I. Students who have successfully completed high school calculus may be allowed to take the course with the instructor’s permission.

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and 2/CT); (5 Cr – 4 lect, 1 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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PHYS2202
Classical Physics II

This course is a continuation of PHYS 2201: Classical Physics I. The topics covered are heat, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, and optics.  Prerequisites:  PHYS 2201: Classical Physics I and MATH 1210 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I

MnTC (Goal 3/NS and 2/CT); (5 Cr – 4 lect, 1 lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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PSYC2250
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences (Goal 2 & 5)

This course introduces basic statistical terminology as well as the principles of statistical measurement associated with behavioral science research methods.  Emphases will be placed on appropriate application and interpretation of statistical measures such as:  measures of central tendency and variability, probability and distributions, correlation and regression, hypothesis testing, t-tests, analysis of variance, and chi-square tests. Students will also use the statistical software SPSS to independently analyze laboratory data from course assignments.  Prerequisites: General psychology 1105 with a grade of 2.0 or higher and either a qualifying score on a math placement test or a qualifying grade from a prior math or statistics course. College-level reading skills are critical.

 

MnTC (Goal 5/SS and Goal 2/CT); 4 Cr – 3 lect, 1 lab

 

Also satisfies: Goal 5 - History and the Social & Behavioral Sciences

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SCIE1100
Integrated Biology and Chemistry for Elementary Education Majors (Goals 2 & 3)

This one semester course is designed to introduce students to key concepts in biology and chemistry using an integrated approach.  Students will learn basic biological and chemical terminology and the connection between biology and chemistry in areas such as the characteristics of life, cell structure and function, metabolism, biotechnology, and genetics.  Enrollment in this course is limited to elementary education majors only.

MnTC (Goal 2/CT and 3/NS); (4Cr – 3- lect, 1-lab)

Also satisfies: Goal 3 - Natural Sciences

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