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GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

In pursuing postsecondary 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
  • 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.

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

  1. Critical thinking: Critical Thinking is included in each General Education credit course (with learning outcomes 2-7, 10).
  2. Information management: Information Management is taught across the curriculum without exception.

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:

  1. Knowledge and skills in two required areas, Basic Communication and Mathematics
  2. Knowledge and skills in five of the following eight areas:
    1. Mathematics
    2. Natural Sciences
    3. Social Sciences
    4. American History
    5. Western Civilization
    6. Other World Civilizations
    7. Humanities
    8. The Arts
    9. Foreign Languages
    10. Basic Communication
  3. Competency in Critical Thinking and Information Management

Contact

Tammy Porter
Coordinator of First Year Experience/Academic Advisor
tporter@sunysullivan.edu
845-434-5750 x4461

10 Student Learning Outcomes

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

GENERAL EDUCATION CLASSES

  • MAT 1004 Elementary Statistics
  • MAT 1005 Intermediate Algebra
  • MAT 1205 College Algebra
  • 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
  • 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 Laboratory
  • SCI 1028 Introduction to Astronomy
  • SCI 1040 Biology and Contemporary Issues
  • SCI 1050 + SCI 1051 Intro to Biology I & Intro to Biology I Lab
  • SCI 1111 General Botany
  • SCI 1124 Principles of Biology I
  • 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 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 Non-Calculus 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).

  • 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 2502 Child Psychology
  • PSY 2506 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY 2510 Developmental Psychology
  • 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
  • SUS 1100 Environmental Policy and Politics
  • 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
  • HIS 1229 U.S. History Since 1940
  • HIS 1301 SpTp: US History and the Paranormal
  • HIS 1302 SpTp: Hops, Hemp, and US History
  • 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.

  • HIS 1204 Western Civilization Before 843
  • HIS 1205 Western Civilization from 843 to 1648
  • HIS 1206 Western Civilization Since 1648
  • 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
  • ANT 1102 Cultural Anthropology
  • ENG 2007 South African Literature
  • GEO 1700 World Geography
  • HIS 1016 World War II
  • 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 1725 Survey of World Cultures
  • THE 1700 Theatre History I
  • THE 2701 Theatre History II
  • EDU 2100 Children's Literature
  • ENG 1502 SpTp: Close Encounters with Film
  • ENG 1503 SpTp: Children and Film
  • ENG 2001 Introduction to Literature
  • ENG 2007 South African Literature
  • ENG 2030 The Comic Vision
  • 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 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 2177 English Literature II
  • ENG 2285 Introduction to Film
  • ENG 2286 Literature to Film Adaptation
  • ENG 2288 American Popular Culture
  • ENG 2926 African-American Literature
  • ENG 2933 Women in Literature
  • HUM 1100 Art Appreciation
  • HUM 1110 20th-Century Art
  • HUM 1200 Music Appreciation
  • HUM 1204 Introduction to Jazz
  • HUM 1214 History of American Popular Music
  • HUM 1215 SpTp: American History Through Film
  • 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 & Behavioral Thinking
  • HUM 1502 SpTp: Close Encounters with Film
  • HUM 1503 SpTp: Children and Film
  • HUM 1912 SpTp: Media and Society
  • HUM 2285 Introduction to Film
  • HUM 2286 Literature to Film Adaptation
  • HUM 2288 American Popular Culture
  • SCI 1705 Philosophy of Science
  • SUS 1301 Environmental Ethics
  • ART 1001 Drawing I
  • ART 1205 Design & Color
  • 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 1204 Introduction to Jazz
  • HUM 1702 Acting I
  • HUM 2702 Acting II
  • HUM 2705 Classical Acting
  • PED 1830 Performing Dance
  • 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
  • FLA 1410 Japanese Language I
  • FLA 1445 Spanish 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 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 2809 American Sign Language II
  • 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

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

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