In pursuing post-secondary education, students are expected to gain a mastery of their subject of choice, be it in the liberal arts, sciences, or one of a number of professional disciplines. However, it is also one of the primary purposes of a postsecondary education to broaden a student’s perspective of the world. This involves exposure to new ideas, challenges to established or previously-held viewpoints, and introduction to unfamiliar and exciting ways of looking at and dealing with thought. It is through this exposure to a broader general education that students establish skills which provide a foundation for further study and work. Such skills include critical thinking, analysis of argument, appropriate methodological approaches, diversity in understanding, incorporation of technology, and fundamental work habits. Such a foundation also gives students a framework against which they can better understand and appreciate their chosen field of study.

It was in this spirit that the SUNY Board of Trustees approved a General Education requirement in December 1998. This requirement calls for at least thirty (30) credits of study in different key academic areas for all students who are to graduate from a SUNY institution with a baccalaureate degree. To that end, SUNY has established the following ten Student Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcome 1 Mathematics
Learning Outcome 2 Natural Sciences
Learning Outcome 3 Social Sciences
Learning Outcome 4 American History
Learning Outcome 5 Western Civilization
Learning Outcome 6 Other World Civilizations
Learning Outcome 7 Humanities
Learning Outcome 8 The Arts
Learning Outcome 9 Foreign Language
Learning Outcome 10 Basic Communication

In addition to these, successful degree candidates must also demonstrate competency in two areas:

Critical Thinking (Reasoning) Information Management

A Student Learning Outcome in Critical Thinking is included in each General Education course for which credit is awarded for Student Learning Outcomes two through seven (2-7) and Student Learning Outcome 10. Information Management is taught across the curriculum.

SUNY General Education requirements initially took effect for all students who began their study in the Fall of 2000 or later. In 2010, the SUNY Board of Trustees amended General Education requirements and, in 2013, further included specific recommendations for their implementation to community colleges that are intended to facilitate seamless student transfer to SUNY 4-year institutions. SUNY Sullivan is committed to assisting its students in meeting the current General Education requirements stipulated by SUNY. Toward that end, SUNY Sullivan requires that each student who graduates with an Associate in Arts (AA) degree or an Associate in Science (AS) degree complete thirty credits in a minimum of seven of the ten General Education areas and demonstrate competency in critical thinking and information management. In terms of practical application this policy requires that each AA and AS degree recipient will have demonstrated:

a. knowledge and skills in two required areas, Basic Communication and Mathematics;
b. knowledge and skills in five of the following eight areas: Natural Science, Social Science, American History, Western Civilization, Other World Civilizations, Humanities, the Arts, and Foreign Languages; and
c. competency in two required areas, Critical Thinking and Information Management.

2019-2020 LIST OF COURSES APPROVED FOR SUNY GENERAL EDUCATION CREDIT

General Education (Gen Ed) requirements are satisfied by completion of a course or courses from a list of courses which has been approved by SUNY. Only those courses which have been approved by SUNY can satisfy a Student Learning Outcome. Students are advised to make their course selections carefully, in conjunction with their academic advisor, to ensure that they will be meeting all General Education and degree requirements. Changes to the list of courses approved for SUNY General Education credit are routinely posted in this catalog. Changes to the list do not affect students who completed approved coursework up through and including the semester in which a change is made.

Learning Outcome 1 – Mathematics

MAT 1004 Elementary Statistics
MAT 1005 Intermediate Algebra
MAT 1105 Elementary Math Logic & Set Theory
MAT 1205 College Algebra & Trigonometry
MAT 1206 Pre-Calculus
MAT 1210 Math for Elementary School Teachers
MAT 1301 Analytical Geometry & Calculus I
MAT 2203 Linear Algebra
MAT 2204 Discrete Mathematics
MAT 2301 Analytical Geometry & Calculus II
MAT 2302 Analytical Geometry & Calculus III
MAT 2401 Differential Equations
PSY 1600 Statistics for the Social Sciences

Learning Outcome 2 – Natural Sciences

SCI 1005 Environmental Geology
SCI 1018 Introduction to Physical Geology
SCI 1020 Introduction to Meteorology
SCI 1022 Introduction to Meteorology and Lab
SCI 1024 + SCI 1025 Nutrition and Nutrition Lab
SCI 1028 Introduction to Astronomy
SCI 1040 Biology and Contemporary Issues
SCI 1042 SpTp: Chemistry of Everyday Life
SCI 1050 + SCI 1051 Intro to Bio I and Intro to Bio I Lab
SCI 1111 General Botany
SCI 1113 General Zoology
SCI 1117 Introduction to Marine Biology
SCI 1124 Principles of Biology I
SCI 1145 Biology of Birds & Lab
SCI 1202 General Chemistry I
SCI 1204 Chemistry for Health Sciences
SCI 1300 Non- Calculus Physics I
SCI 1302 Calculus Physics I
SCI 1305 Physics for Health Sciences
SCI 1515 Environmental Science
SCI 1640 Introduction to Forensic Science
SCI 1824 Fundamentals of Chemistry I
SCI 1922 Introduction to Ecology
SCI 2050 Introduction to Biology II
SCI 2110 Field Biology
SCI 2113 Microbiology
SCI 2152 Principles of Biology II
SCI 2202 General Chemistry II
SCI 2208 Organic Chemistry I
SCI 2210 Organic Chemistry II
SCI 2300 Noncalculus Physics II
SCI 2302 Calculus Physics II
SCI 2826 Fundamentals of Chemistry II

Note: In order to receive General Education credit for this Learning Outcome, a student must successfully complete four credits consisting either of one of the four-credit courses or both the lecture and the lab in a lecture/lab pair of courses. (i.e., SCI 1145 Biology of Birds & Lab, OR SCI 1024 Nutrition & SCI 1025 Nutrition Lab).

Learning Outcome 3 – Social Sciences

ANT 1102 Cultural Anthropology
CRJ 1322 Constitutional Law
ECO 1401 Macroeconomics
ECO 1402 Microeconomics
ECO 2001 Environmental Economics
GEO 1700 World Geography
POL 1100 Environmental Policy and Politics
POL 1301 Introduction to Political Science
POL 1322 Constitutional Law
POL 1341 American Government
PSY 1500 General Psychology
PSY 1504 Sport Psychology
PSY 2402 Child Development & Guidance
PSY 2502 Child Psychology
PSY 2506 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 2510 Developmental Psychology
SBS 1101 Physical Anthropology (inactive)
SCI 1701 Science and Civilization
SOC 1400 SpTp: From Radicalization to Terrorism
SOC 1600 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 1602 Sociology of the Family
SOC 1701 Science and Civilization
SOC 2601 Social Problems
SOC 2610 The New World: Order or Disorder
SUS 1100 Environmental Policy and Politics

Learning Outcome 4 – American History

HIS 1016 World War II
HIS 1215 SpTp: American History Through Film
HIS 1224 History of the African American*
HIS 1226 History of Women In America
HIS 1227 U.S. History Until 1860
HIS 1228 U.S. History 1860 to 1940, 3 credits
HIS 1229 U.S. History Since 1940, 3 credits
HIS 1301 SpTp: US History and the Paranormal
HIS 1302 SpTp: Hops, Hemp, and US History
HUM 1215 SpTp: American History Through Film
SUS 1300 History of the US Environmental Movement

* Students scoring above 84 on the American History or Government Regents Examinations may take this specialized course.

Learning Outcome 5 – Western Civilization

HIS 1204 Western Civilization Before 843
HIS 1205 Western Civilization from 843 to 1648
HIS 1206 Western Civilization Since 1648
HIS 1207 SpTp: Cultural History of Italy
HIS 1261 History of the Holocaust
HIS 2100 SpTp: The Cold War
HON 1901 Legacy of Western Society
HON 1902 Legacy of Western Society II

Learning Outcome 6 – Other World Civilizations

ANT 1102 Cultural Anthropology
ENG 2007 South African Literature
GEO 1700 World Geography
HIS 1016 World War II
HIS 1023 The Vietnam Experience
HIS 1208 SpTp: Cultural History of Japan
HIS 1223 History of Africa
HIS 1225 SpTp: History of Slavery
HIS 1270 Development of Modern Middle East
HIS 1287 Introduction to East Asia
HIS 1907 History of World Religions
HIS 2100 SpTp: The Cold War
SOC 1200 Social Justice and Biocultural Diversity
SOC 1725 Survey of World Cultures
SOC 2610 The New World: Order or Disorder
SUC 1200 Social Justice and Biocultural Diversity
THE 1700 Theatre History I
THE 2701 Theatre History II

Learning Outcome 7 – Humanities

COM 2100 Mass Media
EDU 2100 Children’s Literature
ENG 1100 Mass Media
ENG 1502 SpTp: Close Encounters with Film
ENG 1503 SpTp: Children and Film
ENG 2001 Introduction to Literature
ENG 2007 South African Literature
ENG 2100 Masterpieces of Literature
ENG 2107 The Graphic Novel
ENG 2117 American Literature I
ENG 2118 American Literature II
ENG 2122 The Modern Novel
ENG 2123 20th-Century Literature
ENG 2127 SpTp: Young Adult Literature
ENG 2128 SpTp: Film Directors
ENG 2130 Modern Poetry
ENG 2132 Introduction to Poetry
ENG 2142 Modern Drama
ENG 2146 Shakespeare: A Study of Selected Works
ENG 2150 The Short Story
ENG 2170 Gothic Lit: Seduction, Sex, Blood
ENG 2176 English Literature I
ENG 2177 English Literature II
ENG 2285 Introduction to Film
ENG 2286 Literature to Film Adaptation
ENG 2288 American Popular Culture
ENG 2516 SpTp: Cane & Able: Culture and Disability
ENG 2701 Journalism I
ENG 2702 Journalism II
ENG 2926 African-American Literature
ENG 2933 Women in Literature
HUM 1100 Art Appreciation
HUM 1110 20th-Century Art
HUM 1200 Music Appreciation
HUM 1203 History of Music in the Western World (inactive)
HUM 1204 Introduction to Jazz
HUM 1214 History of American Popular Music
HUM 1216 SpTp: The History of Ideas
HUM 1300 Introduction to Philosophy
HUM 1301 Environmental Ethics
HUM 1302 Logic
HUM 1304 Ethics
HUM 1307 Food Ethics
HUM 1310 Philosophical Foundations of Social and Behavioral Thinking
HUM 1320 Introduction to General Semantics
HUM 1330 SpTp: Memorial, Tattoos, and US Culture
HUM 1502 SpTp: Close Encounters with Film
HUM 1503 SpTp: Children and Film
HUM 1912 SpTp: Media and Society
HUM 2128 SpTp: Film Directors
HUM 2285 Introduction to Film
HUM 2286 Literature to Film Adaptation
HUM 2288 American Popular Culture
PSY 2516 SpTp: Cane & Able Culture and Disability
SCI 1705 Philosophy of Science
SUS 1301 Environmental Ethics Learning

Learning Outcome 8 – The Arts

ART 1001 Drawing I
ART 1002 Childhood Art
ART 1205 Design & Color
ART 1307 Three-Dimensional Design (inactive)
ART 2308 Creative Visualization
EDU 1400 Methods in Elementary Theater Education
ENG 2004 Creative Writing I
ENG 2008 Creative Non-Fiction
ENG 2009 Performance Poetry
HUM 1002 Theory and History of Design and Color
HUM 1110 20th-Century Art
HUM 1200 Music Appreciation
HUM 1203 History of Music in the Western World (inactive)
HUM 1204 Introduction to Jazz
HUM 1702 Acting I
HUM 2702 Acting II
HUM 2705 Classical Acting
PED 1830 Performing Dance
PHO 1405 Photography I
PHO 1406 Digital Photo I
PHO 2406 Digital Photo II
THE 1400 Methods in Elementary Theater Education
THE 1500 Introduction to Theater Production/Technology
THE 1700 Theatre History I
THE 1800 Musical Theater I
THE 2701 Theatre History II
THE 2000 Technical Theatre Design/Practicum: Sound
THE 2200 Technical Theatre Design/Practicum: Lighting
THE 2201 Technical Theatre Design/Practicum: Costumes
THE 2202 Technical Theatre Design/Practicum: Stage Management
THE 2203 Technical Theatre Design/Practicum: Set Design
THE 2705 Classical Acting

Learning Outcome 9 – Foreign Language

FLA 1410 Japanese Language I
FLA 1445 Spanish Language and Culture I
FLA 1455 French Language and Culture I
FLA 1458 SpTp: German Language and Culture I
FLA 1510 Chinese Language and Culture I
FLA 1809 American Sign Language I
FLA 1921 Latin I
FLA 1922 Latin II
FLA 2410 Japanese Language II
FLA 2411 Japanese Language III
FLA 2412 Japanese Language IV
FLA 2445 Spanish Language and Culture II
FLA 2446 Spanish Language and Culture III
FLA 2447 Spanish Language and Culture IV
FLA 2455 French Language and Culture II
FLA 2456 French Language and Culture III
FLA 2457 French Language and Culture IV
FLA 2809 American Sign Language II

Learning Outcome 10 – Basic Communication

Note: A student must complete both ENG 1001 (or ENG 1003) and ENG 1301 to satisfy Learning Outcome 10.

COM 1301 Interpersonal Communications
COM 1305 Intercultural Communication
ENG 1001 Composition I AND
ENG 1003 SpTp: Composition I with Writing Studio
ENG 1301 Fundamentals of Speech