Earners of this microcredential will acquire knowledge and skills in oral/written communication, critical thinking, historical perspectives, and quantitative reasoning. This microcredential consists of courses in Basic Communication, History, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Math. Earners will acquire skills that are useful and important for all educated persons, regardless of their jobs or professions. Successful completion of this microcredential satisfies 4 of the SUNY required general education subject areas.
Students select courses from each of the four General Education Competency Areas.
EGL101: Composition I
SPE130: Public Speaking
HIS 114: Western Civilization I
HIS 115: Western Civilization II
HIS 117: World Civilization I
HIS 118: World Civilization II
HIS 121: US History to Reconstruction
HIS 122: US History Since Reconstruction
PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology
PSY 232: Child Development
PSY 234: Social Psychology
PSY 238: Human Sexuality
SOC 122: Introduction to Sociology
ECO 110: Introduction to Personal Finance
ECO 120: The Global Economy
ECO 156: Principles of Economics (Macroeconomics)
ECO 157: Principles of Economics (Microeconomics)
ECO 321: Engineering Economics
GEO 110: Maps and Map Analysis
POL 105: Introduction to Politics
POL 250: American National Government
POL 251: State and Local Government
POL 262: Global Politics
POL 267: Politics of the Muslim World
MTH 107: Introduction to Mathematical Ideas
MTH 110: Statistics
MTH 116: College Algebra
MTH 129: Precalculus
MTH 130: Calculus I with Applications
MTH 150 Calculus I
*Please note: labs may be required.
*Math and English placement testing may be required. Please click here for more information.
Minimum Grade Requirement:
In order to earn the SUNY START: GEN ED microcredential, students must achieve a final grade of C or better in all four general education courses selected from the areas listed above.
Comprehensive Reflection Paper Requirement:
Upon completion of the four General Education courses, students will integrate their learning by writing a comprehensive reflection paper, demonstrating new opportunities for growth and insight, especially in the face of adversity or challenge. The microcredential will be issued after a passing grade on the reflection paper is earned.
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