Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)

The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC) is the means by which a student transfers a complete package of lower division general education from one MnSCU institution to another. At Alexandria Technical and Community College this is accomplished by a minimum of 40 credits as designated in this brochure. If a course is eligible for multiple goals, the additional goal(s) is listed in parentheses; however, credits for any course may count only once towards the minimum 40 credits. "D" grades in MNTC courses are calculated in cumulative MNTC GPA for both resident and transfer courses. A minimum of 2.0 cumulative MNTC GPA is required for certification of completion.

2014 - 2015 Catalog

1. Written and Oral Communications (9 credits)
Require at least 2 written (ENGL) and 1 oral (COMM) course
  Goal: To develop writers and speakers who use the English language effectively and who read, write, and listen critically.
    COMM1415 Public Speaking 3 credits  
    COMM1425 Advanced Public Speaking 3 credits  
    COMM1435 Interpersonal Communication 3 credits  
    COMM1437 Intercultural Communication 3 credits (Goal 7)
    COMM1485 Social Media Communication 3 credits (Goal 9)
    COMM2414 Conflict Resolution through Communications 3 credits (Goal 7)
    ENGL1410 Composition I (Required) 3 credits  
    ENGL1420 Composition II 3 credits  
    ENGL1460 Technical Writing 3 credits (Goal 2)
    ENGL2401 Creative Nonfiction Prose & Nature 3 credits (Goal 6)
    ENGL2410 Introduction to Science Fiction & Fantasy 3 credits (Goal 6)
           
2. Critical Thinking ∴ (0-3 credits)
  Goal: To develop thinkers who are able to unify factual, creative, rational, and value-sensitive modes of thought. Critical thinking skills will be taught and used in courses across the general education curriculum.
    COMM1455 Social Technology 3 credits (Goal 9)
    ENGL1460 Technical Writing 3 credits (Goal 1)
    SOCS1405 Critical Thinking in Society 3 credits (Goal 7)
  (Taking 40 General Education credits to otherwise accomplish the Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum will also satisfy this goal.)
           
3. Natural Sciences (7-8 credits—require 1 lab)
  Goal: To improve students' understanding of physical and biological principles and of the methods of scientific inquiry.
    BIOL1410 Introduction to Biology I+ 4 credits  
    BIOL1411 Introduction to Biology II+ 4 credits (Goal 10)
    BIOL1413 Plant Biology+ 4 credits (Goal 10)
    BIOL1416 Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology+ 3 credits  
    BIOL1417 Human Anatomy and Physiology I+ 4 credits  
    BIOL1419 Human Anatomy and Physiology II+ 4 credits  
    BIOL1430 People & the Environment~ 3 credits (Goal 10)
    BIOL1431 People & the Environment Lab~ 1 credit (Goal 10)
    BIOL1435 Principles of Nutrition+ 3 credits  
    BIOL1451 General Biology I+ 4 credits  
    BIOL1452 General Biology II+ 4 credits  
    BIOL2225 Microbiology I+ 3 credits  
    CHEM1405 Fundamentals of Chemistry+ 3 credits  
    CHEM1410 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry+ 4 credits  
    PHYS1407 College Physics I~ 3 credits  
    PHYS1408 College Physics I Lab~ 1 credit  
           
4. Mathematical/Logical Reasoning (3 credits)
  Goal: To increase students' knowledge about mathematical processes and other logical reasoning.
    MATH1415 Mathematical Reasoning 3 credits  
    MATH1420 College Algebra 3 credits  
    MATH1425 Precalculus 4 credits  
    MATH1426 Calculus I 4 credits  
    MATH1431 Geometry 3 credits  
    MATH1432 Principles of Trigonometry 3 credits  
    MATH1445 Introduction to Statistics 3 credits  
           
5. History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (9 credits—3 courses)
  Goal: To increase students' knowledge of how historians and social behavioral scientists discover, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, events, and ideas.
    ECON1404 Consumer Economics and Finance 3 credits (Goal 9)
    ECON1410 Introduction to Economic Principles 3 credits  
    ECON1420 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 credits (Goal 8)
    ECON1430 Introduction to Microeconomics 3 credits  
    GEOG1475 International Perspective 3 credits (Goal 8)
    GEOG1480 Geography of the United States and Canada 3 credits (Goal 7)
    HIST1401 U.S. History to 1877 3 credits (Goal 7)
    HIST1402 U.S. History, 1877 to Present 3 credits (Goal 7)
    HIST1421 World History to 1500 3 credits (Goal 8)
    HIST1422 World History 1500 to Present 3 credits (Goal 8)
    HIST2406 The History of Baseball in America 3 credits  
    POLS2402 Constitutional Law 3 credits (Goal 9)
    PSYC1405 Life Span Psychology 3 credits  
    PSYC1410 Abnormal Psychology 3 credits  
    PSYC1445 General Psychology 3 credits  
    PSYC2436 Psychology of Addictions 3 credits  
    PSYC2437 Understanding Stress and Depression 3 credits  
    SOCS1400 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits (Goal 8)
    SOCS1402 Social Problems 3 credits (Goal 7)
    SOCS2403 Human Sexuality 3 credits (Goal 7)
    SOCS2412 Sociology of Popular Culture 3 credits (Goal 9)
           
6. The Humanities (9 credits—3 courses from a minimum of 2 disciplines)
  Goal: To expand students' knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behavior, ideas, and values expressed in works of art, imagination, and thought.
    ART1401 Prehistoric to Gothic Art 3 credits
    ART1403 Art in the World 3 credits (Goal 8)
    ART1406 Renaissance to Modern Art 3 credits  
    ART1408 Survey of Western Art and Culture 4 credits  
    ART1450 Life Drawing I 3 credits  
    ART1470 Art Appreciation: Understanding Art 3 credits  
    ART1475 Digital Photography 3 credits  
    COMM2409 Communication and Films We Watch 3 credits
    ENGL1453 Multicultural American Literature 3 credits (Goal 7)
    ENGL1465 Creative Writing 3 credits
    ENGL1475 Introduction to Literature 3 credits  
    ENGL1485 Introduction to Film Studies 3 credits  
    ENGL2401 Creative Nonfiction Prose & Nature 3 credits (Goal 1)
    ENGL2405 Modern American Literature 3 credits (Goal 7)
    ENGL2410 Introduction to Science Fiction & Fantasy 3 credits (Goal 1)
    ENGL2420 Modern World Literature 3 credits (Goal 7)
    HUMA1407 Introduction to Humanities 3 credits  
    HUMA1411 Theatre Appreciation 3 credits  
    HUMA2403 Humanities in the Modern World 3 credits
    PHIL1405 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits (Goal 8)
           
7. Human Diversity (3 credits)
  Goal: To increase students' understanding of individual and group differences (i.e. race, gender, ethnicity, class) and knowledge of various history, traditions, values, and cultures.
    COMM1437 Intercultural Communication 3 credits (Goal 1)
    COMM2414 Conflict Resolution through Communications 3 credits (Goal 1)
    ENGL1453 Multicultural American Literature 3 credits (Goal 6)
    ENGL2405 Modern American Literature 3 credits (Goal 6)
    ENGL2420 Modern World Literature 3 credits (Goal 6)
    GEOG1480 Geography of the United States and Canada 3 credits (Goal 5)
    HIST 1401 U.S. History to 1877 3 credits (Goal 5)
    HIST1402 U.S. History, 1877 to Present 3 credits (Goal 5)
    PHIL 1440 Ethics 3 credits (Goal 9)
    SOCS1402 Social Problems 3 credits (Goal 5)
    SOCS1405 Critical Thinking in Society 3 credits (Goal 2)
    SOCS1480 Introduction to Women's Studies 3 credits  
    SOCS2403 Human Sexuality 3 credits (Goal 5)
           
8. Global Perspective (3 credits)
  Goal: To develop students' understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples and develop their ability to apply a comparative perspective to cross-cultural social, Economic, and political experiences.
    ART1403 Art in the World 3 credits (Goal 6)
    ECON1420 Introduction to Macroeconomics 3 credits (Goal 5)
    GEOG1470 World Regional Geography 3 credits  
    GEOG1475 International Perspective 3 credits (Goal 5)
    HIST1421 World History to 1500 3 credits (Goal 5)
    HIST1422 World History 1500 to Present 3 credits (Goal 5)
    PHIL1405 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits (Goal 6)
    SOCS1400 Introduction to Sociology 3 credits (Goal 5)
    SPAN2401 Intermediate Spanish I 4 credits  
    SPAN2403 Intermediate Spanish II 4 credits  
           
9. Ethical and Civic Responsibility (3 credits)
  Goal: To develop students' capacity to identify, discuss, and reflect upon the ethical dimensions of political, social, and personal life and an understanding of the ways in which they can exercise responsible and productive citizenship.
    COMM1455 Social Technology 3 credits (Goal 2)
    COMM1485 Social Media Communication 3 credits (Goal 1)
    ECON1404 Consumer Economics and Finance 3 credits (Goal 5)
    PHIL1410 Technology Ethics 3 credits  
    PHIL1440 Ethics 3 credits (Goal 7)
    POLS1460 Constitutional Democracy & Government 3 credits  
    POLS2402 Constitutional Law 3 credits (Goal 5)
    SOCS2412 Sociology of Popular Culture 3 credits (Goal 5)
           
10. People and the Environment (3 credits)
  Goal: To improve students' understanding of today's complex environmental challenges.
    BIOL1411 Introduction to Biology II+ 4 credits (Goal 3)
    BIOL1413 Plant Biology+ 4 credits (Goal 3)
    BIOL1430 People & the Environment 3 credits (Goal 3)
    BIOL1431 People & the Environment Lab 1 credit (Goal 3)
           
+ Includes lab
~ Must be taken together to fulfill goal area
Taking 40 General Education credits to otherwise accomplish the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum will also satisfy goal 2.