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General Education Core for Completing Degree Requirements at Four-Year SUNY Schools

All State University of New York (SUNY) institutions offering undergraduate degrees require, as a condition of graduation, that candidates for a bachelor' s degree complete an academically rigorous and comprehensive core General Education curriculum of no fewer than 30 credit hours. This comprehensive core is specifically designed to achieve the student learning outcomes in seven out of 10 knowledge and skill areas. Courses that satisfy the 10 knowledge and skills areas are designated in the catalog with the following codes: mathematics (MT), natural sciences (NS), social sciences (SS), American history (AH), western civilization (WC), other world civilizations (OC), humanities (HU), the arts (AR), foreign language (FL), and basic communication (BC). Two competencies are infused throughout the General Education program: critical thinking and information management.

In order to earn a degree from a four-year SUNY institution, students must demonstrate competency in seven out of the 10 knowledge and skill areas listed below. All students are required to complete 30 credits of general education coursework. Mathematics and Basic Communication are required areas of all students. In addition, competency must be demonstrated in at least five of the remaining eight categories. Students are encouraged to complete as many General Education requirements as possible before transferring to a four-year school. Requirements may be met at Hudson Valley Community College through completion of coursework, credit by examination, and waiver through high school work and subsequent Regents exams.

Complete information may be obtained from a student' s academic advisor. Using the abbreviations cited above, each individual course description identifies which General Education requirement the course will fulfill. Please note that some courses appear in more than one area, but can only be used to fulfill one requirement.

The courses listed below are those Hudson Valley Community College courses that satisfy requirements in the 10 SUNY-mandated knowledge and skill areas.

Mathematics
BADM 220 Statistics
MATH 120 Real World Mathematics
MATH 130 Mathematical Structures I
MATH 131 Mathematical Structures II
MATH 135 Elementary Statistics
MATH 140 Mathematical Applications I
MATH 141 Mathematical Applications II
MATH 150 College Algebra and Trigonometry
MATH 155 Computing Tools for Mathematics and Science
MATH 160 Precalculus
MATH 165 Basic Calculus with Analytic Geometry
MATH 175 Calculus with Precalculus I
MATH 176 Calculus with Precalculus II
MATH 178 Honors Mathematical Reasoning and Applications
MATH 180 Calculus I
MATH 183 Discrete Mathematics
MATH 190 Calculus II
MATH 205 Mathematical Statistical Analysis
MATH 210 Calculus III
MATH 220 Calculus IV: Differential Equations
PSYC 275* Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Natural Sciences
BIOL 104 Topics in Biology - The Environment
BIOL 105 Topics in Biology - The Gene
BIOL 109 Biology of the Human Organism
BIOL 119 General Zoology
BIOL 125 Nutrition
BIOL 126 General Nutrition
BIOL 127 Principles of Sports and Exercise Nutrition
BIOL 134 Anatomy
BIOL 136 Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 139 Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 150 General Biology I
BIOL 151 General Biology II
BIOL 190 Biology I
BIOL 191 Biology II
BIOL 205 Microbiology
BIOL 206 Field Biology
BIOL 207 Botany
BIOL 210 Ecology
BIOL 215 Environmental Science
BIOL 230 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 234 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 237 Animal Behavior
BIOL 240 Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL 241 Vertebrate Zoology
BIOL 252 The Biology of Birds
BIOL 260 Introduction to Entomology
BIOL 265 Principles of Microbiology
BIOL 270 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 271 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 281 Genetics
CHEM 100 General Chemistry for the Health Sciences
CHEM 105 Concepts in Chemistry
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 111 General Chemistry II
CHEM 120 Chemistry I
CHEM 121 Chemistry I
CHEM 200 Biochemistry
CHEM 205 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 211 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 215 Principles of Physical Chemistry
CRJS 245 Forensic Science I
CRJS 246 Forensic Science II
NSCI 250 Honors Natural Science
PHYS 100 Physical Science I - Physics and Chemistry
PHYS 101 Physical Science II - Earth Science and Astronomy
PHYS 105 Introduction to Astronomy
PHYS 110 Physics for the Health Sciences
PHYS 115 Physics
PHYS 125 Physics for Telecommunications Technology Verizon
PHYS 135 Technical Physics I
PHYS 136 Technical Physics II
PHYS 140 General Physics I
PHYS 141 General Physics II
PHYS 143 Introduction to Meteorology
PHYS 145 Introductory Geology
PHYS 146 Evolution of the Earth
PHYS 150 Physics I
PHYS 151 Physics II
PHYS 210 Fundamentals of GIS
PHYS 240 Atmospheric Structure and Circulation
PHYS 250 Physics III
PHYS 251 Modern Physics
RESP 110 Human Anatomy and Physiology

Social Sciences
CRJS 242 Criminal Justice Seminar III
CRJS 250 Criminology
CRJS 255 Introduction to Juvenile Delinquency
ECON 100 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 101 Principles of Microeconomics
EDUC 100 Child Development
HONR 190 Honors Seminar I
HONR 250 Introduction to Social Inquiry
HUSV 105 Human Development and the Family
HUSV 210 Human Sexuality
HUSV 215 Psychology and History of Poverty
MTSC 200 Psychology of Grief
POLS 100 Introduction to Political Science
POLS 101 Introduction to International Politics
POLS 105* American National Government
POLS 110 State and Local Government
POLS 222 Global Seminar
PSYC 100 General Psychology
PSYC 200 Child Psychology
PSYC 205 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 208 Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 210 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 215 Psychology of Personal Adjustment
PSYC 220 Psychology of Women
PSYC 225 Sport Psychology
PSYC 235 Positive Psychology
PSYC 250 Educational Psychology
PSYC 260 Practical Research Methods
PSYC 275* Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 280 Experimental Psychology
SOCL 100 Sociology
SOCL 110 Social Problems
SOCL 115 African American Experience
SOCL 120* Cultural Diversity in American Society
SOCL 130 Anthropology
SOCL 200 Social Psychology
SOCL 255 Technology and Society
SOCL 260 American Architecture in its Social Context

American History
If Below 85 on US History Regents Exam:
HIST 110* Interpretations of American History I
HIST 111* Interpretations of American History II

If 85 or Above on US History Regents Exam:
HIST 115* Introduction to African American History
HIST 139* Introduction to the Vietnam War
HUSV 215 Psychology and History of Poverty
LABR 180* Labor History
POLS 105* American National Government
SOCL 120* Cultural Diversity in American Society

Western Civilization
HIST 100* Western Civilization and the World I
HIST 101* Western Civilization and the World II
HIST 130* Medieval History
HIST 137* History of World War II
POLS 102 Introduction to Political Theory

Other World Civilizations
HIST 120* History of Africa I
HIST 121* History of Africa II
HIST 122* History of the Middle East I
HIST 123* History of the Middle East II
HIST 139* Introduction to the Vietnam War
HIST 140 Modern China
HIST 145 Modern India

Humanities
ARTS 100* Survey of Art History I
ARTS 101* Survey of Art History II
ARTS 104* History of Fashion
ARTS 202* Modern Art History
ARTS 205* History of Western Architecture
BRVT 120 Cross Cultural and Religious Perspectives for Bereavement
ENGL 104* English Composition II: Writing about Literature
ENGL 116 The Anatomy of the English Language
ENGL 136 Media and Culture
ENGL 151* Creative Writing: Short Fiction
ENGL 152* Creative Writing: Poetry and Song
ENGL 153* Creative Writing: Stage and Screen
ENGL 154 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
ENGL 200 English Literature I
ENGL 202 English Literature II
ENGL 203 Shakespeare
ENGL 204 American Literature I
ENGL 206 American Literature II
ENGL 210* Short Story
ENGL 212* Poetry
ENGL 216 Contemporary Novel
ENGL 218 Contemporary Drama
ENGL 220* Literature into Film
ENGL 222 Gender and Literature
ENGL 230 Multicultural Perspectives in Literature
ENGL 232 African American Literature
ENGL 234 Native American Literature
ENGL 235 Latino Literature and Culture
ENGL 236 Images of Women in Literature
ENGL 240 Honors Literature
HIST 100* Western Civilization and the World I
HIST 101* Western Civilization and the World II
HIST 110* Interpretations of American History I
HIST 111* Interpretations of American History II
HIST 112 History of New York State I
HIST 113 History of New York State II
HIST 115* Introduction to African American History
HIST 120* History of Africa I
HIST 121* History of Africa II
HIST 122* History of the Middle East I
HIST 123* History of the Middle East II
HIST 130* Medieval History
HIST 135 History of Twentieth Century
HIST 137* History of World War II
HONR 290 Honors Seminar II
LABR 180* Labor History
MUSC 100* Music Appreciation I
MUSC 101* Music Appreciation II
MUSC 105* The History of Jazz
MUSC 106* The History of Rock and Roll
PHIL 100 Introduction to Philosophy I
PHIL 110 Comparative Religion I
PHIL 120 Existentialism
PHIL 265 Honors Philosophy - Ideas Past and Present

The Arts
ARTS 100* Survey of Art History I
ARTS 101* Survey of Art History II
ARTS 104* History of Fashion
ARTS 107 Art Appreciation
ARTS 110 Drawing I
ARTS 111 Drawing II
ARTS 115 Two-dimensional Design
ARTS 120 Painting I
ARTS 121 Painting II
ARTS 125 Black and White Photography
ARTS 129 Photography I
ARTS 133 Introduction to Digital Photography
ARTS 135 Introduction to Photography
ARTS 139 Photography II
ARTS 145 Introduction to Electronic Art
ARTS 202* Modern Art History
ARTS 205* History of Western Architecture
ARTS 212 Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting I
ARTS 213 Advanced Study in Drawing and Painting II
ARTS 225 Experimental Drawing in Italy I
ARTS 226 Experimental Drawing in Italy II
ARTS 236 Independent Study in Photography
ARTS 270 History of Photography
ARTS 272 History of American Cinema
DART 160 Introduction to Graphic Design
ENGL 151* Creative Writing: Short Fiction
ENGL 152* Creative Writing: Poetry and Song
ENGL 153* Creative Writing: Stage and Screen
ENGL 156 Creative Writing Workshop
ENGL 210* Short Story
ENGL 212* Poetry
ENGL 218 Contemporary Drama
ENGL 220* Literature into Film
MUSC 100 Music Appreciation I
MUSC 101* Music Appreciation II
MUSC 105* The History of Jazz
MUSC 106 The History of Rock and Roll
THEA 100 Introduction to Theater
THEA 110 Acting I
THEA 111 Acting II
THEA 120 Theater Internship
THEA 170 Introduction to Improvisational Theatre
THEA 210 Acting III

Foreign Language
ARBC 100 Arabic Language and Culture I
ARBC 101 Arabic Language and Culture II
ASLN 100 American Sign Language and Deaf Culture I
ASLN 101 American Sign Language and Deaf Culture II
CHNS 100 Chinese Language and Culture I
CHNS 101 Chinese Language and Culture II
CHNS 200 Chinese Launguage and Culture III
CHNS 201 Chinese Language and Culture IV
FREN 100 French Language and Culture I
FREN 101 French Language and Culture II
FREN 200 French Language and Culture III
FREN 201 French Language and Culture IV
GERM 100 German Language and Culture I
GERM 101 German Language and Culture II
GERM 200 German Language and Culture III
GERM 201 German Language and Culture IV
ITAL 100 Italian Language and Culture I
ITAL 101 Italian Language and Culture II
JAPN 100 Japanese Language and Culture I
JAPN 101 Japanese Language and Culture II
LATN 100 Latin Language and Culture I
LATN 101 Latin Language and Culture II
RUSN 100 Russian Language and Culture I
RUSN 101 Russian Language and Culture II
SPAN 100 Spanish Language and Culture I
SPAN 101 Spanish Language and Culture II
SPAN 200 Spanish Language and Culture III
SPAN 201 Spanish Language and Culture IV

Basic Communication
ENGL 101 English Composition I
ENGL 102 English Composition II
ENGL 104* English Composition II: Writing about Literature
ENGL 106 English Composition II: Writing for Technicians
ENGL 107 Honors Composition I
ENGL 108 Honors Composition II
ENGL 110 Technical Communications
ENGL 117 Mastering Essentials of Grammar and Punctuation
ENGL 120 Communication
ENGL 125 Public Speaking
ENGL 130 Journalism
ENGL 132 Advanced Journalism
ESLS 101 English Composition I for the Foreign Born
ESLS 102 English Composition II for the Foreign Born

*This course appears in more than one knowledge and skill area, but can only be used to fulfill one requirement.