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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Articulation Guide: MCC to UCM General Education


The General Education Program Requirements at UCM


The minimum number of required General Education semester credit hours for all students, regardless of their program of study, is 42. Some degree programs may require up to six additional hours of General Education depending on the math, science, and technology courses required.

Courses taken to fulfill General Education requirements may not be taken on the pass/fail basis. Students who have fulfilled all General Education requirements in a specific area may elect to take additional General Education courses as free elective hours in the same area on the pass/fail basis.

Some General Education selections listed on these pages may be limited by major/minor choice. Check the major/minor listing in the catalog for specific General Education requirements within the major/minor.

Students who transfer to UCM with an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Arts in Teaching degree are considered to have all general education requirements met, with the exception of major-required general education courses. Students who transfer with a degree other than an AA or AAT will have all coursework evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

Foundational Skills Areas: 11-12 Hours


Four courses must be taken to fulfill this area: one Writing I, one Writing II, one Managing Information (2-3 credits), and one Communication course. Some students may exceed the 11 credit hour minimum depending on course selection and major-required Managing Information courses.

Writing I: 3 Credit Hours


Writing II: 3 Credit Hours


Communication: 3 Credit Hours


Managing Information: 2-3 Credit Hours


Knowledge Areas: 28 Hours


Knowledge Area I - Arts, Humanities, Language and Literature: 9 Hours


Fine Arts: 3 Credit Hours


Literature: 3 Credit Hours


  • ENGL 214 Introduction to Fiction (3) transfers as  
  • ENGL 223 American Lit 1860-Present (3) transfers as  
  • ENGL 221 British Lit 1750-Present (3) transfers as  
  • ENGL 256 World Masterpieces (3) transfers as  
  • ENGL 216 Introduction to Poetry and Drama (3) transfers as GNED 1909 Transferred Literature
  • ENGL 218 Introduction to Literature (3) transfers as GNED 1909 Transferred Literature
  • ENGL 240 Mythology (3) transfers as GNED 1909 Transferred Literature
  • ENGL 254 World Literature I (3) transfers as GNED 1909 Transferred Literature
  • ENGL 255 World Literature II (3) transfers as GNED 1909 Transferred Literature
  • ENGL 260 African-American Literature (3) transfers as GNED 1909 Transferred Literature
  • ENGL 264 U.S. Latino and Latina Literature (3) transfers as GNED 1909 Transferred Literature
  • ENGL 267 North American Indian Literature (3) transfers as GNED 1909 Transferred Literature

Additional Courses for Knowledge Area I: 3 Credit Hours


Choose one additional course from the Literature or Fine Arts categories above or one course below from Languages or Humanities. If an additional Fine Arts course is chosen, it must be a three-credit hour course from the Fine Arts list above.

Languages:

Humanities:

Knowledge Area II - Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 10 Hours


10 hours; Three courses must be taken to fulfill this area: Two Science courses from different disciplies, one with a Laboratory, and one Mathematics.  Some students may exceed the 10 credit hour minimum depending on course selection and major-required science and mathematics courses.

Natural Sciences - 7 Credit Hours


Natural Science with a Lab: 4-5 Credit Hours

Natural Science Non-Lab - 3 Credit Hours

Mathematical Sciences: 3 Credit Hours


Choose One Course From the Following:

Knowledge Area III - History and Social/Behavioral Sciences: 9 Hours


Three courses must be taken to fulfill this area: one HIST or POLS course to fulfill the US/Missouri constitutions requirement Section 170.011 RSMO Supp (1988) and ix additional hours of Social/Behavioral Sciences. These courses are marked with a “#”.

UCM graduates will demonstrate an ability to comprehend, evaluate, and analyze aspects of the human experience through an understanding of history and the social and behavioral sciences and the standards of evidence that create knowledge within those frameworks. Students will learn substantive content as well as the relevant evaluative process of reasoning, evidence, and argument.

United States and Missouri Constitutions Requirement (State Law Requirement, Section 170.011)

Within the nine hours required in Knowledge Area III, all students must select a course which fulfills state law requirement Section 170.011 RSMO Supp (1988). These courses are marked with a “#”. These courses must be taken from institutions in the state of Missouri. Courses from out of state institutions which are articulated or substituted for these courses will not fulfill state law requirement Section 170.011 RSMO Supp (1988). Students who have one of these courses from out of state or who have already fulfilled all nine hours of Knowledge Area III may fulfill this requirement by passing an exam on the constitutions of the United States and of Missouri offered by School of Social Sciences and Languages (Wood 203, 660-543-8840).

Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination Requirement (State Law Requirement, Section 170.013)

Missouri state law requirement, Section 170.013 goes into effect Fall 2019 for students pursuing a degree at any public Missouri institution and requires that all students shall successfully pass an examination on the provisions and principles of American civics with a score of seventy percent or greater as a condition of graduation. The subject matter of the 50 question, multiple-choice test includes the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other areas of government and American history. Students may fulfill this requirement by passing an exam offered in Blackboard or by providing proof on an official transcript of having passed the exam at another Missouri higher education institution. This test is offered online, at no cost.  Students are encourage to take and pass the test during their first semester at UCM.  The test may be taken any number of times until a passing score of at least 70 percent is earned.  When the test is passed the requirement will show as fulfilled on the Central Degree Audit and a notation will be added to the student’s transcript.  Students who have not passed the exam by the time they have reached 60 credit hours will have a hold on their account and be prevented from enrolling in future coursework until the exam is successfully passed.  Questions about the content of the test may be referred to the School of Social Sciences and Languages (Wood 203, 660-543-8840). Testing information can be obtained by calling the Testing Center at 660-543-4919.

US/Missouri Constitution - 3 Credit Hours


Choose One Course From the Following:

Social/Behavioral Sciences - 6 Credit Hours


Choose Two Courses From the Following:

Courses in the US/Missouri Constitution area that are not used to fulfill state law requirements may be used to fulfill remaining requirements for Knowledge Area III.

Elective Area: 3 Hours


Select three hours from any of the Areas above.