NMC transfer Guide

To: Saginaw Valley State University - Main Campus

Program: General Education Without Macrao

Students planning to transfer to SVSU WITHOUT completing the requirements for the MACRAO Agreement should fulfill SVSU Area requirements by selecting courses from the following NMC course recommendations.

SVSU GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

If transferring to SVSU without the MACRAO stamp, follow these guidelines. If you will complete MACRAO requirements prior to transfer, you may follow the SVSU General Education with MACRAO guide, which requires MACRAO stamp plus two additional general education classes at SVSU.

SVSU's General Education Program comprises Basic Skills Requirements and 35 credit hours in 10 categories listed below. Two courses chosen from Categories 2-8 must be designated Communication Intensive (CI). At this time, these courses will have to be taken at SVSU.

*Three categories: 3-Numerical Understanding, 9-Oral Communication, and 10-Written Communication must be completed in the student's first 75 credit hours or subsequent registration will be blocked.

BASIC SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

1. College-level writing course (one course):

Credits

ENG 111 OR

English Composition OR

4

ENG 111 + 11

English Composition

6

2. Reading (or test out)

Credits

ENG 99

Intro. to College Reading/Writing OR

(6)

ENG 108

Reading & Learning Strategies OR

3

60 or more credits with a 2.75 GPA    

OR     

45-59 credits with a 3.0 GPA

OR     

30-34 credits with a 3.25 GPA

3. Mathematics: Minimally fulfilled by MTH 23: Beginning Algebra. Category 3 math (see below) still needs to be completed.

CATEGORIES:

Category I, Literature, (3 credits)

Credits

ENG 240

Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 241

Mythology    

3

ENG 254

Shakespeare

3

ENG 256

Environmental Literature 

3

ENG 261

British Literature

3

ENG 263

World Literature

3

ENG 264

Detective Fiction

3

ENG 265

Science Fiction & Fantasy

3

Category 2, Arts, (3 credits)  

Credits

ART 100

Art Appreciation

3

ART 111

History of Western Art I (for non-Art majors only)

4

ART 112

History of Western Art II (for non-Art majors only)

4

ART 213

Modern Art History

2

MUS 106 & 107

Class Piano I (2 credits) and II (2 credits) (both must be taken to count)

4

MUS 110

Music Appreciation: Standard Literature

3

MUS 111

Music Appreciation: Jazz

3

THR 151

Basic Acting

4

THR 152

Acting II

4

HUM 101

Introduction to Humanities

3

HUM 102

Introduction to Humanities

3

*Category 3, Numerical Understanding, (4 credits)

Credits

MTH 121

College Algebra    

4

MTH 122

Trigonometry

3

MTH 131

Probability and Statistics

3

MTH 140

College Algebra and Trigonometry

5

MTH 141 and above

Calculus I

5

Category 4, Natural Science, (7 credits from more than one area, one class must contain lecture and lab)  

Credits

AST 100

Observational Astronomy

2

AST 109/L

Planetary Astronomy

4

AST 119/L

Astronomy

4

BIO 105/L

Living in the Environment

4

BIO 106/L

Human Biology    

4

BIO 107/L

Field Biology

4

BIO 108/L

Plant Biology

4

BIO 109/L

Principles of Life Science

4

BIO 115/L

Cell, Plant and Ecosystem Biology

4

BIO 116/L

Cell and Animal Biology

4

BIO 215

Genetics (no lab)

3

BIO 216

Genetics Lab - Optional

1

BIO 227/L

Anatomy and Physiology

5

BIO 270A

Ecological Field Studies

2

BIO 270B

Campus Botany

2

CHM 150/L/R

General Chemistry I

5

ENV 103/L

Earth Science

4

ENV 111/L

Physical Geology    

4

ENV 117/L

Meteorology and Climatology

4

ENV 131/L

Oceanography

4

ENV 140/l

Watershed Science

4

ENV 210/L

Fundamentals of Soil Science

4

ENV 231/L

Environmental Science

4

GEO 105/L

Physical Geography

4

PHY 105/L

Physics and the World Around Us

4

PHY 221/L/R

Problems and Principles of Physics

5

Category 5, Historical and Philosophical Ideas, (3 credits)

Credits

HST 101

Western Civilization to 1500 AD

4

HST 102

Western Civilization from 1500 AD

4

HST 111

United States History to 1865   

4

HST 112

United States History from 1865

4

HST 211

Native American History

3

HST 225

American Civil War

3

HST 228

The Vietnam War

3

HST 235

20th Century Europe

3

PHL 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

Category 6, Social Sciences (3 credits)

Credits

ECO 121

Basic Economics

3

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

ANT 113

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

Category 7, Social Institutions, (3 credits)

Credits

BUS 261

Business Law I

3

BUS 262

Business Law II

3

ECO 201

Macroeconomics

3

PLS 101

Intro to American Politics

3

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

Category 8, International Systems, (3 credits)    

Credits

PLS 211

International Relations    

3

*Category 9, Oral Communications, (3 credits)    

Credits

COM 101

Introduction to Communication

4

COM 111

Public Speaking

4

MLF or MLS

Any 1st or 2nd Year Foreign Language (Except MLA: American Sign Language)

4

GEO 109

World Regional Geography

3

*Category 10, Written Communication, (3 credits)  

Credits

ENG 112

English Composition (ENG 111 is a pre-req at NMC)

4

ENG 220

Technical Writing

3

PHL 105

Critical Thinking

3

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

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