Academic Programs
General Education Requirements (Bachelor Degree)

General Education Philosophy:
The faculty affirms that humankind is best served by a society that is equitable and just. Society moves towards this ideal when its members are ethical in their actions and open-minded in their consideration of alternative social values, individual beliefs, and the pursuit of knowledge through humanistic and scientific study. To instill this ideal, the faculty affirms that students will develop an appreciation of cultural diversity and an awareness of the effects of world civilizations. The intent of this philosophy is to help students recognize the influence of biases in their awareness of and responsibility to self, to society, and to the natural environment. To achieve this goal, students will learn methods and applications of communication, logic, and analysis; they will demonstrate competence in mathematics, written and spoken languages, and appropriate technologies. Further, they will develop an understanding of the humanities and sciences.

General Education Goal:
The goal of general education in a baccalaureate program is to help students develop an awareness and understanding of the achievements of civilizations, an ability to integrate ethical decision-making into professional, social, and environmental contexts, and a reasoned appreciation of points of view originating in value-belief systems other than their own. Toward this end, students will demonstrate the following general education outcomes.

General Education Outcomes:
The following general education outcomes were recommended by the faculty and approved in October 2006. These outcomes are congruent with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (2006) standards 4.15 to 4.18 requirements and with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (2005) Liberal Education and America's Promise: Excellence for Everyone as the Nation Goes to College (LEAP). The general education curriculum embodies the institution's definition of an educated person and prepares students for life and for the world in which they live.

Note: To fulfill the general education requirements, UMFK students must select from the suggested list of courses. For transfer students, transcript analysis will be conducted to determine if courses taken prior to admission to UMFK are congruent with meeting the outcomes of the general education requirements rather than from the specified list of courses.The determination will be made at the time of transfer credit evaluation in consultation with discipline faculty.

I. KNOWLEDGE:
In this category it is expected that the student will develop knowledge of the natural and physical world including natural and social sciences, humanities, and art.

A. Arts and Humanities (3 credits):

The student will develop an understanding and appreciation of humankind's search for meaning and expression through the Arts and Humanities.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
ART 100 History of Art - Prehistoric to Renaissance 3 credits
ART 101 History of Art - Renaissance to 20th Century 3 credits
ART 200 Fundamentals of Art 3 credits
ENG 105 Introduction to Literature 3 credits
ENG 202 English Literature I 3 credits
ENG 203 English Literature II 3 credits
ENG 250 American Literature to 1865 3 credits
ENG 251 American Literature 1865 - present 3 credits
PHI 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits
MUS 100 Music History 3 credits
MUS 120 History of Rock and Roll 3 credits
MUS 200 Fundamentals of Music 3 credits
MUS 204 American Music 3 credits
THE 201 Fundamentals of Theater 3 credits
 
B. Natural Science (4 credits with lab):

The student will develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of the physical and biological sciences and apply scientific methods of inquiry.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
AST 110 Descriptive Astronomy 4 credits
BIO 100 General Biology 4 credits
BIO 220 Human Biology* 4 credits*
CHY 100 Chemistry I 4 credits
PHY 100 Physics I 4 credits
PHS 100 Physical Science I 4 credits
* Nursing and biology biomedical concentration students must take I & II to satisfy GE requirements
C. Human Science (Behavioral/Social) (3 credits):

The student will develop an understanding of social and behavioral phenomena.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
ANT 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 105** Intro to Human Sciences 3 credits
ENG 401 Educational Psychology 3 credits
ECO 100 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 credits
ECO 101 Introduction to Microeconomics 3 credits
GEO 201 Cultural Geography 3 credits
GEO 203 World Geography 3 credits
GEO 210 Climate and Culture 3 credits
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
POS 100 Introduction to Political Science 3 credits
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
  Honors Seminar in Behavioral/Social Sciences 3 credits
** Cross listed as ANT 105, PSY 105, & SOC 105
D. Western Civilization (3 credits):

The student will develop an understanding of the history of European and Euro-influenced constellation of societies.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
HTY 100 World Civilizations I 3 credits
HTY 101 World Civilizations II 3 credits
HTY 102 United States History I 3 credits
HTY 103 United States History II 3 credits
HTY 105 Introduction to Contemporary World I 3 credits
HTY 106 Introduction to the Cotemporary World II 3 credits
HUM 310 Greek Mythology 3 credits
POS 303 Modern Political Thought 3 credits
  Honors Seminar in Western Civilization 3 credits
 

II. INTELLECTUAL & ACADEMIC SKILLS:
In this category it is expected that the student will develop intellectual and practical entry level and program skills.

A. Communication: (9 credits):

The student will demonstrate proficiency in the exchange of ideas, thoughts, and information through written and oral methods, nonverbal modes and technologies, and to a variety of audiences.

CRN Course Name Credits
Written Communication - Both courses are required
ENG 100 English Composition I 3 credits
ENG 101 English Composition II 3 credits
Oral Communication - Select one of the following courses
BUS 219 Business and Professional Speaking 3 credits
EDU 214 Classroom Communications 3 credits
ENG 200 Speech 3 credits
ELC 206 Communications in the Electronic Age 3 credits
  Honors Speech 3 credits
 
B. Quantitative Reasoning (6 credits):

The student will develop quantitative skills and proficiency applying basic mathematical principles and structures in a range of applications.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
MAT 128 College Algebra 3 credits
MAT 180 Finite Math I (preferred) 3 credits
MAT 280 Finite Math II 3 credits
MAT 290 Geometry 3 credits
Select one of the following courses
MAT 351 Statistics 3 credits
CRJ 331*** Statistics for Crime Analysis*** 3 credits
SOC 352*** Statistics for the Social Sciences*** 3 credits
*** Options available for Behavioral Science students
C. Information Literacy (4 credits):

The student will develop a set of abilities that enable effective, efficient access and critical analysis of information using appropriate technologies.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
COS 103 Introduction to Information Technology 4 credits
GEO 280 GIS Applications I 4 credits
 
D. Critical Thinking:

The student will explore ideas from different perspectives, interpret and evaluate evidence, form one's own views, and engage in the application of innovative and logical reasoning.

E. Language Skills (3-6 credits):

The student will develop a minimum level of proficiency in a non-English language, including American Sign Language.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one or two of the following courses
FRE 101**** Elementary French II**** 3 credits
FRE 150 Intermediate French I 3 credits
FRE 163 Applied French for Nurses 3 credits
FRE 165 Applied French for Regional Speakers 3 credits
SPA 101**** Elementary Spanish II**** 3 credits
**** Students must complete the course prerequisites (see course description)

III. ATTITUDES AND VALUES:
In this category it is expected that the student will develop individual and social responsibility.

A. Socio-cultural Diversity & Global Awareness (3 credits):

The student will develop historical perspective, global knowledge, and a sense of the intercultural diversity and the complexity of human cultural experiences.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
ANT 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 105** Introduction to Human Sciences 3 credits
ANT 202 Cultures of Central and South America and the Caribbean 3 credits
ANT 206 Cultures of Asia and the Pacific 3 credits
ANT 208 Cultures of North America 3 credits
ANT 209 Cultures of the Middle East 3 credits
ANT 220 Cultures of Africa and Europe 3 credits
ANT 309 Native North American Studies 3 credits
ENG 255 World Literature I 3 credits
ENG 256 World Literature II 3 credits
EDU 229 Multicultural Education 3 credits
NUR 380 Transcultural Care in Nursing 3 credits
POS 201 Introduction to International Relations 3 credits
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
SOC 101 Social Problems 3 credits
SOC 215 Diversity Studies 3 credits
  Honors Seminar in Global Awareness 3 credits
** Cross listed as ANT 105, PSY 105, & SOC 105
B. Citizenship/Service and Social Responsibility (3 credits):

The student will develop self knowledge, civil and ethical reasoning, and be engaged in the rural community as a socially responsible citizen of a democracy.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
BUS 260 Business Ethics 3 credits
GOV 200 American Government 3 credits
NUR 413 Nursing Ethics and the Law 3 credits
NUR 456 Integrated Rural Nursing Practice 3 credits
PHI 221 Ethics and Community 3 credits
POS 100 Introduction to Political Science 3 credits
PSA 221 Ethics and Community 3 credits
  Community service internship component of program 3 credits
  Honors Seminar in Citizenship 3 credits
 
C. Lifelong Learning:

The student will develop a propensity for lifelong learning and success as professionals and engaged citizens of a democracy. Satisfied by program core requirements.

 
Total General Education Core Credits: 41 credits
General Education Requirements (Associate Degree)

General Education Philosophy:
The faculty affirms that humankind is best served by a society that is equitable and just. Society moves towards this ideal when its members are ethical in their actions and open-minded in their consideration of alternative social values, individual beliefs, and value the pursuit of life-long knowledge through humanistic and scientific study.

General Education Goal:
To instill this ideal of the pursuit of knowledge and life-long learning, the faculty affirms that students will learn methods and applications of communication, logic, and analysis; they will demonstrate competence in mathematics, written and spoken communication, and appropriate technologies. Further, they will learn basic knowledge content in applied sciences.

General Education Outcomes:
The following general education for associate degree outcomes were recommended by the faculty and are congruent with New England Association of Schools and Colleges (2006) standard 4.15 to 4.18 requirements and with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (2005) Liberal Education and America's Promise: Excellence for Everyone as the Nation Goes to College (LEAP) The general education curriculum embodies the institution's definition of an educated person and prepares students for life and for the world in which they live.

Note: To fulfill the general education requirements, UMFK students must select from the suggested list of courses. For transfer students, transcript analysis will be conducted to determine if courses taken prior to admission to UMFK are congruent with meeting the outcomes of the general education requirements rather than from the specified list of courses. The determination will be made at the time of transfer credit evaluation in consultation with discipline faculty.

I. INTELLECTUAL & ACADEMIC SKILLS:
In this category it is expected that the student will develop intellectual and practical entry level and program skills (16 credits).

A. Communication: (9 credits):

The student will demonstrate proficiency in the exchange of ideas, thoughts, and information through written and oral methods, nonverbal modes and technologies, and to a variety of audiences.

CRN Course Name Credits
Written Communication - Both courses are required
ENG 100 English Composition I 3 credits
ENG 101 English Composition II 3 credits
Oral Communication - Select one of the following courses
BUS 219 Business and Professional Speaking 3 credits
EDU 214 Classroom Communications 3 credits
ENG 200 Speech 3 credits
ELC 206 Communications in the Electronic Age 3 credits
  Honors Speech 3 credits
 
B. Quantitative Reasoning (6 credits):

The student will develop quantitative skills and proficiency applying basic mathematical principles and structures in a range of applications.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
MAT 128 College Algebra 3 credits
MAT 180 Finite Math I (preferred) 3 credits
MAT 280 Finite Math II 3 credits
MAT 290 Geometry 3 credits
Select one of the following courses
MAT 351 Statistics 3 credits
CRJ 331*** Statistics for Crime Analysis*** 3 credits
SOC 352*** Statistics for the Social Sciences*** 3 credits
*** Options available for Behavioral Science students
C. Information Literacy (4 credits):

The student will develop a set of abilities that enable effective, efficient access and critical analysis of information using appropriate technologies.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
COS 103 Introduction to Information Technology 4 credits
GEO 280 GIS Applications I 4 credits
 
D. Critical Thinking:

The student will explore ideas from different perspectives, interpret and evaluate evidence, form one's own views, and engage in the application of innovative and logical reasoning. Satisfied by core and program requirements.

In addition, 10 credits as described below:

  • KNOWLEDGE: Western Civilization/History - 3 credits
  • KNOWLEDGE: Natural Science - 4 credits
  • KNOWLEDGE: Human Science or Arts and Humanities or from the options under ATTITUDES AND VALUES - 3 credits

II. KNOWLEDGE:
In this category it is expected that the student will develop knowledge of the natural and physical world including natural and social sciences, humanities, and art (10 credits).

A. Arts and Humanities (3 credits):

The student will develop an understanding and appreciation of humankind's search for meaning and expression through the Arts and Humanities.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
ART 100 History of Art - Prehistoric to Renaissance 3 credits
ART 101 History of Art - Renaissance to 20th Century 3 credits
ART 200 Fundamentals of Art 3 credits
ENG 105 Introduction to Literature 3 credits
ENG 202 English Literature I 3 credits
ENG 203 English Literature II 3 credits
ENG 250 American Literature to 1865 3 credits
ENG 251 American Literature 1865 - present 3 credits
PHI 100 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits
MUS 100 Music History 3 credits
MUS 120 History of Rock and Roll 3 credits
MUS 200 Fundamentals of Music 3 credits
MUS 204 American Music 3 credits
THE 101 History of Theater 3 credits
THE 201 Fundamentals of Theater 3 credits
 
B. Natural Science (4 credits with lab):

The student will develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of the physical and biological sciences and apply scientific methods of inquiry. REQUIRED

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
BIO 100 General Biology 4 credits
CHY 100 Chemistry I 4 credits
PHY 100 Physics I 4 credits
PHS 100 Physical Science I 4 credits
* Nursing and biology biomedical concentration students must take I & II to satisfy GE requirements
C. Human Science (Behavioral/Social) (3 credits):

The student will develop an understanding of social and behavioral phenomena.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
ANT 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 105** Intro to Human Sciences 3 credits
ECO 100 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 credits
ECO 101 Introduction to Microeconomics 3 credits
EDU 401 Educational Psychology 3 credits
GEO 201 Cultural Geography 3 credits
GEO 203 World Geography 3 credits
GEO 210 Climate and Culture 3 credits
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
POS 100 Introduction to Political Science 3 credits
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
  Honors Seminar in Behavioral/Social Sciences 3 credits
** Cross listed as ANT 105, PSY 105, & SOC 105
D. Western Civilization (3 credits):

The student will develop an understanding of the history of European and Euro-influenced constellation of societies. REQUIRED

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
HTY 100 World Civilizations I 3 credits
HTY 101 World Civilizations II 3 credits
HTY 102 United States History I 3 credits
HTY 103 United States History II 3 credits
HTY 105 Introduction to Contemporary World I 3 credits
HTY 106 Introduction to the Cotemporary World II 3 credits
HUM 310 Greek Mythology 3 credits
POS 303 Modern Political Thought 3 credits
  Honors Seminar in Western Civilization 3 credits
 

III. ATTITUDES AND VALUES:
In this category it is expected that the student will develop individual and social responsibility.

A. Socio-cultural Diversity & Global Awareness (3 credits):

The student will develop historical perspective, global knowledge, and a sense of the intercultural diversity and the complexity of human cultural experiences.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
ANT 100 Introduction to Anthropology 3 credits
ANT 202 Cultures of Central and South America and the Caribbean 3 credits
ANT 206 Cultures of Asia and the Pacific 3 credits
ANT 208 Cultures of North America 3 credits
ANT 209 Cultures of the Middle East 3 credits
ANT 220 Cultures of Africa and Europe 3 credits
ENG 255 World Literature I 3 credits
ENG 256 World Literature II 3 credits
EDU 229 Multicultural Education 3 credits
POS 201 Introduction to International Relations 3 credits
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
SOC 101 Social Problems 3 credits
SOC 215 Diversity Studies 3 credits
  Honors Seminar in Global Awareness 3 credits
 
B. Citizenship/Service and Social Responsibility (3 credits):

The student will develop self knowledge, civil and ethical reasoning, and be engaged in the rural community as a socially responsible citizen of a democracy.

CRN Course Name Credits
Select one of the following courses
BUS 260 Business Ethics 3 credits
GOV 200 American Government 3 credits
POS 100 Introduction to Political Science 3 credits
PSA 221 Ethics and Community 3 credits
  Community service internship component of program 3 credits
  Honors Seminar in Citizenship 3 credits
 
C. Lifelong Learning:

The student will develop a propensity for lifelong learning and success as professionals and engaged citizens of a democracy. Satisfied by program core requirements.

 
Total General Education Core Credits: 26 credits
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