NMC Transfer Guide

To: Western Michigan University - Main Campus

Program: General Education Without Macrao

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

WMU GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  1. The WMU General Education Program requires a minimum of 37 hours, not counting the baccalaureate-level writing course proficiency.
  2. To complete the freshman-sophomore requirements, transfer students from NMC without transcripts that indicate "MACRAO Agreement Satisfied" must complete 29-31 hours from the NMC courses listed below.
  3. No more than two courses from one department may be used to satisfy distribution requirements.
  4. College-level writing and mathematics/quantitative reasoning (proficiencies #1 and #3 ) must be satisfied before one may register for 300 and higher level WMU courses.
  5. After transferring, students fulfilling #2 above will need only to complete the junior-senior requirement of two (2) 300-400 level courses (6-8 hours) in the distribution areas at WMU, plus an upper level writing requirement (Proficiency #2 at WMU).

DISTRIBUTION

One course required from each area, including two at WMU (per #5 above):

Area I, Fine Arts, (3-4 hours minimum)

Credits

ART 100

Art Appreciation

3

ART 111

History of Western Art I

4

ART 112

History of Western Art I

4

ENG 240

Intro to Literature

3

ENG 267

Film as Literature

3

HUM 101

Introduction to Humanities

3

HUM 102

Introduction to Humanities

3

MUS 110

Music Appreciation: Standard Literature

3

MUS 111

Music Appreciation: Jazz

3

Area II, Humanities, (3-4 hours minimum)

Credits

ENG 210

Children's Literature

3

ENG 241

Mythology

3

ENG 242

Women in Literature

3

ENG 256

Environmental Literature

3

ENG 261

British Literature

3

ENG 262

American Literature

3

ENG 263

World Literature

3

ENG 266

Popular Culture

3

HST 101

Western Civilization

4

HST 102

Western Civilization

4

PHL 101

Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHL 121

Western Religions

4

PHL 122

Eastern Religions

4

PHL 181

Old Testament

4

PHL 182

New Testament

4

PHL 201

Ethics

3

PHL 202

Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas

3

PHL 222

The World of Jesus

4

PHL 223

Jesus & Early Christianity

4

Area III, The U.S.: Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum)

Credits

HST 111

United States History to 1865

3

HST 112

United States History from 1865

3

HST 211

Native American History

3

HST 212

African-American History

3

HST 213

American Women's History

3

HUM 111

American Experience

3

HUM 112

American Experience

4

PLS 101

Survey of American Politics

3

Area IV, Other Cultures and Civilizations, (3-4 hours minimum)

Credits

PHL 122

Eastern Religions (If not used in Area II)

4

ANT 113

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
(if not used in Area V)

3

Area V, Social and Behavioral Sciences, (3-4 hours minimum)

Credits

BUS 101

Introduction to Business

3

ECO 121

Basic Economics

3

ECO 201

Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO 202

Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEO 101

Introduction to Geography

3

GEO 108

Geography of the U.S. and Canada

3

GEO 109

World Regional Geography

3

GEO 110

Economic Geography

3

HST 225

American Civil War

3

HST 228

The Vietnam War

3

HST 235

20th Century Europe

3

PLS 132

Comparative Politics

3

PLS 211

International Relations

3

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology

3

SOC 112

Introduction to Physical Anthropology

3

SOC 113

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

3

SOC 201

Modern Social Problems

3

Area VI, Natural Sciences with Lab, (3-4 hours minimum)

Credits

AST 109/L

Planetary Astronomy

4

AST 119/L

Astronomy

4

BIO 106/L

Human Biology

4

BIO 107/L

Field Biology

4

BIO 110/L

Essential Biology

4

BIO 115/L

Biology I

4

BIO 116/L

Biology II

4

BIO 260/L

General Ecology

5

CHM 101/L

Introduction to Chemistry

4

CHM 150/L/R

General Chemistry I

5

ENV 103/L

Earth Science

4

ENV 104/L

Life of the Past

4

ENV 111/L

Geology

4

ENV 112/L

Historical Geology

4

GEO 105-105L

Physical Geography with Lab

4

PHY 105/L

Physics of the World Around Us

4

PHY 121/L

General Physics I

4

PHY 221/L/R

Problems & Principles of Physics I

5

Area VII, Natural Science and Technology: Applications and Implementations, (3-4 hours minimum)

Credits

ENV 231/L

Environmental Sciences

4

Area VIII, Health and Well-being, (2 hours minimum)

Credits

No course available at NMC - Take at WMU

PROFICIENCIES

Required minimums noted:

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

Credits

ENG 111

English Composition

4

ENG 111A

English Composition

4

ENG 112

English Composition

4

2. Baccalaureate-level writing course: Will be done at WMU

3. College-level mathematics or quantitative reasoning course (one course):

Credits

MTH 106

Math for Elementary School Teachers

4

MTH 121

College Algebra

4

MTH 122

Trigonometry

3

MTH 131

Probability and Statistics

3

MTH 140

College Algebra/Trigonometry

5

MTH 141

Calculus I

5

4. Enhance or develop another proficiency in ONE of these seven areas:

(If a-f, choose one course; if g, choose 2 courses)

Credits

a. Advanced writing, (Taken at WMU)

b. Mathematics/quantitative reasoning

MTH 141

Calculus I

5

MTH 206

Math for Elementary Teachers II

4

c. Critical thinking

PHL 105

Critical Thinking

3

d. Oral communication

COM 111

Speech

4

e. American Sign Language

MLA 161

American Sign Language I

4

f. Computer programming and applications

CIT 255

.Net Object-Oriented Programming

3

MTH 116

Intro. to Computer Programming

4

g. College-level foreign language: 2 semesters, 1 language

FRE 101, 102, 201, 202

French

8

SPN 101, 102, 201, 202

Spanish

8

COMPUTER LITERACY REQUIREMENT AT WMU

Credits

CIS 100

Introduction to Computers
Some programs have this built in. Check with your program.)

3

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS for LIBERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM ONLY

  1. Foreign Language Requirement may be fulfilled in one of the three following ways:
    1. Two semesters of college level foreign language with passing grade.
    2. Two years High School foreign language with a "B" or better in the final semester.
    3. Attain appropriate score on WMU's Foreign Language proficiency test.
  2. Number 4 proficiency (above) must be from: c. Critical Thinking (PHL 105 at NMC or WMU course)

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.

Updated: Fall 2012

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