Creating a solid educational foundation

Our General Education Core Curriculum offers students the opportunity to explore a range of classic academic subjects. It also enables them to develop the common skills, knowledge and values needed to be productive and prosperous in our ever-changing local and global environments.

Developed by Montco's faculty, the Core Curriculum's six learning areas and competencies help students to communicate, understand, solve problems and value themselves and others. They create a solid educational foundation, providing students with the tools necessary for an informed, constructive future and a good quality of life. The Core fosters the intellectual habits and breadth of academic experiences that are the hallmark of an educated person.

Core requirements

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Aesthetic Sensibility

Students develop an aesthetic sensibility through creation, performance, or critical analysis of artistic works.

ART-111 Drawing I

ART-121 Painting I

ART-161 Ceramics I

ART-171 Printmaking I

DAN-102 Fundamentals of Modern Dance I

DAN-104 Modern Dance I

DAN-110 Introduction to Dance as Art in America

DAN-121 Fundamentals of Ballet I

DAN-123 Ballet I

DAN-131 Fundamentals of Jazz Dance I

DAN-134 Fundamentals of Hip Hop Dance I

DAN-151 Dance Improvisation

DAN-155, Dance Performance Ensemble I, DAN-156, Dance Performance Ensemble II, and DAN-157, Dance Performance Ensemble III combined will meet Aesthetic Sensibility requirement

DAN-161 Dance Repertory & Performance I

DAN-251 Dance Composition

ENG-201 Survey of English Literature I

ENG-202 Survey of English Literature II

ENG-211 Survey of American Literature I

ENG-212 Survey of American Literature II

ENG-221 Literature of the Western World I

ENG-222 Literature of the Western World II

ENG-235 Poetry

ENG-236 Fiction

ENG-237 Drama

ENG-238 Literary Vision of Film

ENG-245 Science Fiction

ENG-246 African American Literature

ENG-255 Women in Literature

ENG-256 Literature and Film

ENG-257 Contemporary Literature

ENG-265 Introduction to Creative Writing

ENG-266 Advanced Creative Writing

ENG-275 Shakespeare

GEO-220 Map Design in Geographic Information Systems

MUS-110 Music Appreciation

MUS-140 Introduction to Digital Music Technology

MUS-146 Principles of Private Music Instruction

MUS-221 Music Theory I

MUS-260 Performance and Jazz Ensemble I

MUS-261 Performance and Jazz Ensemble II

MUS-262 Performance and Jazz Ensemble III

MUS-263 Performance and Jazz Ensemble IV

THA-105 Introduction to Acting I

THA-114 Introduction to Theatre

Communication - Oral & Written

Students express ideas by writing and speaking in a carefully developed manner, as appropriate to purpose, situation, and audience. Students support written and spoken communication with information that they evaluate for relevance, currency, and authority, and that they use effectively and ethically.

Oral communication courses

CMS-110 Speech Communication

CMS-113 Voice and Articulation

CMS-120 Public Speaking

CMS-230 Communication in Organizations

THA-105 Introduction to Acting I

Written communication courses

CMS-125 Inroduction to Public Relations

CMS-225 Writing for Public Relations Campaigns

ENG-101 English Composition I

ENG-102 English Composition II

ENG-115 Writing for Technical Communication

ENG-117 Writing for Business and Industry

MSP-230 The Movies: Meanings and Methods

Cultural Awareness and Diversity

Students expand their cultural awareness and explore diverse perspectives, as appropriate to the program of study.

ANT-101 Introduction to Archaeology

ANT-104 Inroduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANT-204 Magic, Religion and Witchcraft

ANT-205 Environmental Anthropology

ART-101 Art History: Cave Painting to Pre-Renaissance

ART-102 Art History: Pre-Renaissance to Impressionism

ART-103 Art History: Modern Art

ART-111 Drawing I

ART-121 Painting I

ART-161 Ceramics I

ART-171 Printmaking I

BIO-115 Environmental Biology

CHI-101 Elementary Mandarin Chinese I

CHI-102 Elementary Mandarin Chinese II

CMS-115 Interpersonal Communication

ECO-117 Introduction to Environmental Economics

EDU-245 Connecting Families, Schools and Communities

ENG-212 Survey of American Literature II

ENG-222 Literature of the Western World II

ENG-246 African American Literature

ENG-255 Women in Literature

ESW-206 Basic Nutrition

ESW-207 Food and Culture

ESW-255 Human Sexuality

FRE-101 Elementary French I

FRE-102 Elementary French II

GEO-110 World Regional Geography

GEO-130 Cultural Geography

GEO-207 Food and Culture

GEO-235 Sustainable Climate Communities

GER-101 Elementary German I

GER-102 Elementary German II

HCP-120 Ethical Issues Affecting Consumers and the Healthcare Professions

HIS-101 History of Western Civilization I

HIS-102 History of Western Civilization II

HIS-122 World Civilization II: From 1500

HIS-203 History of U.S. to 1877

HIS-205 History of U.S. from 1877

HIS-214 African American History and Culture

HIS-218 History of Latin America: Blood and Empire

HIS-220 Women in America

HIS-234 Asian Civilization

HIS-235 Modern China

HIS-250 History of Modern Middle East

HIS-260 Russia from Tsarism to Vladimir Putin

HSW-105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services

IDS-115 Issues of Race and Ethnicity

IDS-116 Childhood in America

ITA-101 Elementary Italian I

ITA-102 Elementary Italian II

JPN-101 Elementary Japanese I

JPN-102 Elementary Japanese II

MGT-111 Principles of Management

MKT-111 Principles of Marketing

PBH-101 Introduction to Public Health

PHI-101 Introduction to Ethics

POL-101 Introduction to Political Science

POL-124 American National Government

PSY-137 Introduction to Organizational Psychology

PSY-255 Human Sexuality

SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology

SOC-105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services

SOC-224 Minorities in United States

SOC-230 Sociology of Families

SPA-101 Elementary Spanish I

SPA-102 Elementary Spanish II

SPA-230 Spanish: Films, Culture and Conversation

THA-114 Introduction to Theatre

Ethical Perspectives

Students recognize ethical issues in a variety of settings and consider the ramifications of alternative actions, both within and outside of their academic field.

ACC-150 Legal Environment of Business

BIO-115 Environmental Biology

CJS-205 Ethics and the American Criminal Justice System

CMS-115 Interpersonal Communication

CMS-202 Persuasion

ESW-255 Human Sexuality

GEO-235 Sustainable Climate Communities

HCP-120 Ethical Issues Affecting Consumers and the Healthcare Professions

HIS-101 History of Western Civilization I

HIS-102 History of Western Civilization II

HIS-205 History of U.S. from 1877

HIS-214 African American History and Culture

HIS-218 History of Latin America: Blood and Empire

HIS-234 Asian Civilization

HIS-235 Modern China

HIS-260 Russia from Tsarism to Vladimir Putin

HSW-105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services

IDS-116 Childhood in America

MAS-114 Medical Law and Ethics for Health Professionals

MGT-111 Principles of Management

MGT-210 Ethical Decision Making in Business

MKT-111 Principles of Marketing

MSP-200 Ethics, Responsibility, Mass Media and the Law

PBH-101 Introduction to Public Health

PHI-100 Introduction to Philosophy

PHI-101 Introduction to Ethics

PHI-115 Problems in Philosophy

PHI-120 Ethical Issues Affecting Consumers and the Healthcare Professions

PSY-255 Human Sexuality

SOC-105 Social Policy and Ethics in Human Services

 

Reasoning - Scientific & Quantitative

Students demonstrate logical reasoning, rational investigation skills, and the ability to solve problems in authentic contexts in mathematics and in one of the natural, computing, or behavioral sciences, as appropriate to the program of study.

Scientific reasoning courses

AST-120 Introduction to Astronomy

AST-121 Astrobiology

BIO-120 Concepts of Biology

BIO-121 General Biology I

BIO-140 Microbiology and Immunology

CHE-121 General Chemistry - Inorganic

CHE-131 Chemistry for Technology I

CHE-151 Principles of Chemistry I

GLG-115 Environmental Geology

GLG-120 Earth Science

GLG-121 Introduction to Astronomy

GLG-125 The Science of Climate Change

GLG-151 Physical Geology

PHY-115 Technical Physics

PHY-121 General Physics I

PHY-151 Principles of Physics I

Quantitative reasoning courses

ACC-110 Business Mathematics

MAT-103 Foundations of Math

MAT-106 Mathematics Applications

MAT-131 Introduction to Statistics I

MAT-140 Finite Mathematics for Business

MAT-188 and MAT-189 Calculus with a Review of Functions I & II

MAT-190 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I

Technological Fluency

Students acquire and demonstrate essential technological competencies appropriate to their academic field.

CIS-110 Computer Information Systems for Management

CIS-1101 Programming for Everyone

CIS-111 Computer Science I: Programming and Concepts

CIS-155 PC Applications on Networks

GEO-210 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GEO-220 Map Design in Geographic Information Systems

OFM-101 Business Software Essentials

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