INSTITUTION INFORMATION

North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, North Carolina
Institution Liaison: Stephanie Luster-Teasley

Last Updated: 2021-10-21



North Carolina A&T State University Passport Block

The Passport Block listed here is for general information only. Students must see the institution's website for access to its official block.

PASSPORT BLOCK OVERVIEW

 

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s General Education program is based on the University’s Core Values:

1. Responsibility

2. Excellence

3. Integrity

4. Inclusiveness

5. Learning

The general education program consists of 32 credit hours, which satisfies SACSCOC Core Requirement 2.7.3. In compliance with SACSCOC Comprehensive Standard 3.5.1, North Carolina A&T State University's general education program identifies college-level competencies within the specific general education category outcomes: Written Communication; Mathematical, Logical, and Analytical Reasoning; Scientific Reasoning; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Humanities and Fine Arts; Knowledge of African-American Culture and History; Global Awareness; and Student Success.

All information regarding the curriculum, course list, guide to outcomes, as well as course addition information is published on North Carolina A&T State University's general education website: https://www.ncat.edu/provost/general-education-resources/index.php

 

Students at North Carolina A&T State University are required to pass their General Education courses per the university requirement. To earn a Passport at the University, students must achieve a C or better in all lower-division general education courses counted toward it. 

Existing program-level courses that align with the specific general education category outcomes and rationale, are proposed to the General Education Council (GEC) for inclusion on the general education course list. Programs submit general education courses to the GEC for review. The proposal consists of the following:

1.            A completed General Education Course List Addition Form (available on website)

2.            Completed Signature Page (with designated course coordinator)

3.            Detailed Course Syllabus

4.            Completed Criteria for Reviewing General Education Course Requests form with signatures (available on website)

Students transferring to North Carolina A&T State University with an AA or AS degree (or completing the general education core, even without an AA or AS degree) from a North Carolina community college will have met all credit requirements for the NC A&T State University general education curriculum.

The Interstate Passport porgram facilitates block transfer of lower-division general education courses to and from participating institutions in the Interstate Passport Network. Because the program's 9 knowledge and skill areas intersect with the University's General Education Program outcomes, North Carolina A&T State University students who earn a Passport and transfer to another institution in the Network will be recognized as having compmleted all or nearly all of its lower-division general education requirements. Likewise, students tranferring into North Carolina A&T State University with a Passport will be recognized as having completed all or nearly all lower-division general education requirements. 

 


ORAL COMMUNICATION

Students will be able to apply verbal/oral practices appropriate to specific tasks and audiences. English courses listed in the written communication area address the verbal/oral student learning outcomes as well, so no additional course is required in this area. Students who want more in-depth experience in oral communication or plan to pursue certain majors, however, are encouraged to take a speech course as listed below. 

Courses in Oral Communication

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

SPCH

250

Fundamentals of Speech Communication




WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

Students will be able to apply writing practices appropriate to specific tasks and audiences. Students must complete with a C or better both English courses in the list below to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes in Written Communication.

Courses in Courses in Written Communication

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ENGL

100

Ideas and their Expressions I

ENGL

101

Ideas and their Expressions II




QUANTITATIVE LITERACY

Students will be able to apply quantitative and mathematical reasoning to solve problems in diverse contexts. Students must complete with a C or better at least two courses in the list below to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes in Quantitative Literacy. One of the two courses must have a MATH department prefix (ex. MATH xxx). 

Courses in Quantitative Literacy

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

HIST

277

Quantitative History

MATH

101

Fundamentals of Algebra and Trigonometry I

MATH

102

Fundamentals of Algebra and Trigonometry II

MATH

103

College Algebra and Trigonometry for Engineers and Scientists I

MATH

104

College Algebra and Trigonometry for Engineers and Scientists II

MATH

107

Math Literacy and Explorations

MATH

108

Mathematics in Society

MATH

110

Pre-Calculus for Engineers and Scientists

MATH

111

College Algebra and Trigonometry

MATH

112

Calculus for Non Math Majors

MATH

123

Discrete Mathematics I

MATH

131

Calculus I

MATH

132

Calculus II

MATH

224

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

MATH

231

Calculus III

PHIL

102

Logic

STAT

214

Statistics for Social Sciences




NATURAL SCIENCES

Students will be able to analyze real world phenomena, issues, and problems using principles and processes of scientific inquiry. Students must complete with a C or better one of the Life Sciences options, one of the Physical Science options, and a lab associated with one of the selected courses to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes in the Natural Sciences.


Courses in Scientific Reasoning - Life Sciences

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

100

Biological Science and Laboratory

BIOL

101

Concepts of Biology I and Lab

BIOL

102

Concepts of Biology II and Lab

BIOL

100L

Biological Science Laboratory

BIOL

101L

Concepts in Biology I Laboratory

BIOL

102L

Concepts in Biology II Laboratory


Courses in Scientific Reasoning - Physical Science

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ASME

234

Weather and Climate Studies

CHEM

104

General Chemistry IV

CHEM

110

Physical Science Laboratory

CHEM

114

General Chemistry IV Laboratory

CHEM

116

General Chemistry VI Laboratory

CHEM

117

General Chemistry VII Laboratory

CHEM

100

Physical Science

CHEM

106

General Chemistry VI

CHEM

107

General Chemistry VII

ENVS

201

The Earth's Environment

PHYS

101

Introduction to Astronomy

PHYS

104

Introduction to Cosmology

PHYS

105

Physics for Non-Scientists

PHYS

110

Survey of Physics

PHYS

214

Astronomy I

PHYS

215

Astronomy II

PHYS

225

College Physics I

PHYS

226

College Physics II

PHYS

241

General Physics I

PHYS

242

General Physics II

PHYS

111

Survey of Physics Laboratory

PHYS

224

Astronomy I Laboratory

PHYS

235

College Physics I Laboratory

PHYS

236

College Physics II Laboratory

PHYS

251

General Physics I Laboratory

PHYS

252

General Physics II Laboratory




HUMAN CULTURES

Students completing courses in this area will examine the complexity of global issues from multiple societal perpectives as well as analyze the experiences of various ethnic groups from multiple perspectives. Students must complete with a C or better at least three courses in the list below to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes in Human Cultures. One course must be in the Global Awareness category and two courses must be in the Ethnic Cultures and Humanities category. One of the two courses in the latter category must be in the list of required courses. Courses in this area that appear in other areas, such as Creative Expression, may not be duplicated.


Courses in Global Awareness

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

HIST

130

The Contemporary Global Experience

HIST

206

Pre-Modern World History

HIST

207

Modern World History

HIST

216

African History Since 1800

HIST

231

Genocide

MGMT

221

Global Business Environment

PHIL

103

World Religions

PHIL

201

Business Ethics


Courses in Ethnic Cultures and Humanities

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ENGL

200

Survey of Humanities I

ENGL

201

Survey of Humanities II

ENGL

230

World Literature I

ENGL

231

World Literature II

ENGL

211

Survey of African American Literature I

ENGL

212

Survey of African American Literature II

HIST

106

African American History to 1877

HIST

107

African American History 1877 to the Present

HIST

103

NC A&T State University History: A Legacy of Social Activism and Aggie Pride

LIBS

202

Introduction to African American Studies

MUSI

220

History of Black Music in America

PHIL

101

Introduction to Philosophy

PHIL

104

Introduction to Ethics

PHIL

266

Contemporary Moral Problems

PHIL

267

Phil Love and Friendship




CRITICAL THINKING

Students will be able to understand thinking as a process utilizing strategies for analysis, reasoning, and inquiry. The Passport Learning Outcomes for Critical Thinking are embedded in the courses offered in the other knowledge and skills areas. For additional experience in critical thinking, students are encouraged to complete a course from the list below while not duplicating a course taken in another knowledge or skill area. 

 

Courses in Critical Thinking

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ENGL

100

Ideas and Their Expressions I

ENGL

101

Ideas and Their Expressions II

HIST

277

Quantitative History

MATH

123

Discrete Mathematics I

PHIL

102

Logic

PHIL

104

Introduction to Ethics

PHIL

201

Business Ethics

PHIL

266

Contemporary Moral Problems

PHIL

267

Philosophy of Love and Friendship

SPCH

250

Fundamentals of Speech Communication

STAT

214

Statistics for Social Sciences




CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Students will be able to examine human experience through the interpretation of artistic, intellectual, or cultural expression. Students must complete with a C or bette one course from the list below to meet the requirements for the Passport Learning Outcomes in Creative Expression. Courses in this area that appear in other areas, such as Human Cultures, cannot be duplicated.

 

Courses in Creative Expression

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ENGL

200

Survey of Humanities I

ENGL

201

Survey of Humanities II

ENGL

230

World Literature I

ENGL

231

World Literature II

ENGL

211

Survey of African AmerIcan Literature I

ENGL

212

Survey of African American Literature II

MUSI

216

Music Appreciation

MUSI

220

History of Black Music in America




TEAMWORK AND VALUE SYSTEMS

Students will be able to demonstrate teamwork fundamentals as well as collaborate in ethically sensitive ways. The learning outcomes for Teamwork and Value Systems are embedded in the laboratory courses listed in the Natural Sciences area. No additional course is required in this area.

Courses in Scientific Reasoning Laboratories

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

102L

Concepts in Biology II Laboratory

CHEM

110

Physical Science Laboratory

CHEM

114

General Chemistry IV Laboratory

CHEM

116

General Chemistry VI Laboratory

CHEM

117

General Chemistry VII Laboratory

PHYS

111

Survey of Physics Laboratory

PHYS

224

Astronomy I Laboratory

PHYS

235

College Physics I Laboratory

PHYS

236

College Physics II Laboratory

PHYS

251

General Physics I Laboratory

PHYS

252

General Physics II Laboratory




HUMAN SOCIETY AND THE INDIVIDUAL

Students will be able to apply methods of analysis used in the social and behavioral sciences in the examination of individual and group behavior. Students must complete with a C or better one course in the list below to meet the Passport Learning Outcomes in the Human Society and the Individual area.

Courses in Social and Behavioral Science

Required

Available Online

Course Prefix

Course Number

Course Title

ECON

201

Introductory Macroeconomics

ECON

200

Introductory Microeconomics

FCS

181

Social-Psychological Aspects of Dress

FCS

260

Introduction to Human Development

FIN

279

Personal Finance

HIST

104

U.S. History from 1492-1877

HIST

105

U.S. History from 1877-Present

HIST

130

The World Since 1945

HIST

206

Pre-Modern World History

HIST

207

Modern World History

HIST

216

African History Since 1800

JOMC

240

Media History

POLI

110

American Government and Politics

PSYC

101

General Psychology for Non-Majors

SOCI

100

Principles of Sociology

SOCI

200

Introduction to Anthropology

SSFM

226

A Personal Approach to Health





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