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General Education Core: 12 Units

AREA A: SKILLS

You must take a minimum of 12 semester units of skills courses, including communication in the English language, both oral and written; critical thinking, considering common fallacies in reasoning; and mathematical concepts and their applications. Select one course from each of groups A1, A2, A3, and A4. A minimum grade of C- is required in each course taken to fulfill Area A requirements.

A1 Oral Communication

1 course selected from:

CMST    011    Speech Comm Fundamentals    3.0    FS *

CMST    011H    Speech Communication: Honors    3.0    FA *

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program.

CMST    012    Small Group Communication    3.0    FS *

A2 Written Communication

1 course selected from:

ENGL    001    Freshman Composition    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: English Placement Test.

ENGL    001H    Honors English Composition    3.0    FA *

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program.

A3 Critical Thinking

1 course selected from:

CMST    115    Argumentation and Debate    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: CMST 011 or CMST 012.

PHIL    002    Logic and Critical Thinking    3.0    FS *

PHIL    002E    Logic & Critical Thinking-ESL    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: For Students with English as a Second Language.

PHIL    002H    Critical Thinking: Honors    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Honors Program.

A4 Mathematics

1 course selected from:

MATH    004    Trigonometry    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.

MATH    005    Statistics    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.

MATH    005H    Statistics-Honors    3.0    FA *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; acceptance into the Honors in General Education Program.

MATH    006    Precalculus Mathematics    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement, and either 1/2 year of high school trigonometry or MATH 004.

MATH    007A    Analytic Geometry and Calculus    4.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; both MATH 004 and MATH 006 (or high school equivalent); a score that meets department guidelines on a department administered calculus readiness exam.

MATH    009    Survey of Calculus    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement. This course is not intended for majors in mathematics, physics, chemistry, or engineering.

MATH    010    Patterns Mathematical Thought    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.

MATH    010H    Patterns of Math Thought—Honors    3.0    FA *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; acceptance into the Honors in General Education Program.

MATH    045    Finite Mathematics for Business    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.