The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC) is the means by which a student transfers a complete package of lower division general education from one Minnesota State institution to another. At Alexandria Technical & 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.

2017 - 2018 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.
    COMM1415Public Speaking3 credits 
    COMM1425Advanced Public Speaking3 credits 
    COMM1435Interpersonal Communication3 credits 
    COMM1437Intercultural Communication3 credits(Goal 7)
    COMM1485Social Media Communication3 credits(Goal 9)
    COMM2414Conflict Resolution through Communications3 credits(Goal 7)
    ENGL1410Composition I (Required)3 credits 
    ENGL1420Composition II3 credits 
    ENGL1460Technical Writing3 credits(Goal 2)
    ENGL2401Creative Nonfiction Prose & Nature3 credits(Goal 6)
    ENGL2410Introduction to Science Fiction & Fantasy3 credits(Goal 6)
  1. 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.
    CHEM1500General Chemistry I+4 credits(Goal 3)
    COMM1455Social Technology3 credits(Goal 9)
    ENGL1460Technical Writing3 credits(Goal 1)
    SOCS1405Critical Thinking in Society3 credits(Goal 7)
    (Taking 40 General Education credits to otherwise accomplish the Minnesota General Education Transfer Curriculum will also satisfy this goal.)
  1. 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.
    BIOL1410Introduction to Biology I+4 credits 
    BIOL1411Introduction to Biology II+4 credits(Goal 10)
    BIOL1413Plant Biology+4 credits(Goal 10)
    BIOL1416Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology+3 credits 
    BIOL1417Human Anatomy and Physiology I+4 credits 
    BIOL1419Human Anatomy and Physiology II+4 credits 
    BIOL1430People & the Environment~3 credits(Goal 10)
    BIOL1431People & the Environment Lab~1 credit(Goal 10)
    BIOL1435Principles of Nutrition+3 credits 
    BIOL1450General Biology I+4 credits 
    BIOL1452General Biology II+4 credits(Goal 10)
    BIOL2225Microbiology I+3 credits 
    CHEM1405Fundamentals of Chemistry+3 credits 
    CHEM1410Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry+4 credits 
    CHEM1500General Chemistry I+4 credits(Goal 2)
    PHYS1407College Physics I~3 credits 
    PHYS1408College Physics I Lab~1 credit 
  1. Mathematical/Logical Reasoning (3 credits)
    Goal: To increase students' knowledge about mathematical processes and other logical reasoning.
    MATH1415Mathematical Reasoning3 credits 
    MATH1420College Algebra3 credits 
    MATH1425Precalculus4 credits 
    MATH1426Calculus I4 credits 
    MATH1431Geometry3 credits 
    MATH1432Principles of Trigonometry3 credits 
    MATH1445Introduction to Statistics3 credits 
  1. 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.
    ECON1404Consumer Economics and Finance3 credits(Goal 9)
    ECON1410Introduction to Economic Principles3 credits 
    ECON1420Introduction to Macroeconomics3 credits(Goal 8)
    ECON1430Introduction to Microeconomics3 credits 
    GEOG1475International Perspective3 credits(Goal 8)
    GEOG1480Geography of the United States and Canada3 credits(Goal 7)
    HIST1401U.S. History to 18773 credits(Goal 7)
    HIST1402U.S. History, 1877 to Present3 credits(Goal 7)
    HIST1421World History to 15003 credits(Goal 8)
    HIST1422World History 1500 to Present3 credits(Goal 8)
    HIST2406The History of Baseball in America3 credits 
    POLS2402Constitutional Law3 credits(Goal 9)
    PSYC1405Life Span Psychology3 credits 
    PSYC1410Abnormal Psychology3 credits 
    PSYC1445General Psychology3 credits 
    PSYC2436Psychology of Addictions3 credits 
    PSYC2437Understanding Stress and Depression3 credits 
    SOCS1400Introduction to Sociology3 credits(Goal 8)
    SOCS1402Social Problems3 credits(Goal 7)
  1. 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.
    ART1401Prehistoric to Gothic Art3 credits 
    ART1403Art in the World3 credits(Goal 8)
    ART1406Renaissance to Modern Art3 credits 
    ART1408Survey of Western Art and Culture4 credits 
    ART1450Life Drawing I3 credits 
    ART1470Art Appreciation: Understanding Art3 credits 
    ART1475Digital Photography3 credits 
    COMM2409Communication and Films We Watch3 credits 
    ENGL1453Multicultural American Literature3 credits(Goal 7)
    ENGL1465Creative Writing3 credits 
    ENGL1475Introduction to Literature3 credits 
    ENGL1485Introduction to Film Studies3 credits 
    ENGL2401Creative Nonfiction Prose & Nature3 credits(Goal 1)
    ENGL2405Modern American Literature3 credits(Goal 7)
    ENGL2410Introduction to Science Fiction & Fantasy3 credits(Goal 1)
    ENGL2420Modern World Literature3 credits(Goal 7)
    HUMA1407Introduction to Humanities 3 credits 
    HUMA1411Theatre Appreciation 3 credits 
    HUMA2403Humanities in the Modern World3 credits 
    PHIL1405Introduction to Philosophy3 credits(Goal 8)
    PHIL1445Ethics3 credits(Goal 9)
  1. 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.
    COMM1437Intercultural Communication3 credits(Goal 1)
    COMM2414Conflict Resolution through Communications3 credits(Goal 1)
    ENGL1453Multicultural American Literature3 credits(Goal 6)
    ENGL2405Modern American Literature3 credits(Goal 6)
    ENGL2420Modern World Literature3 credits(Goal 6)
    GEOG1480Geography of the United States and Canada3 credits(Goal 5)
    HIST 1401U.S. History to 18773 credits(Goal 5)
    HIST1402U.S. History, 1877 to Present3 credits(Goal 5)
    SOCS1402Social Problems3 credits(Goal 5)
    SOCS1405Critical Thinking in Society3 credits(Goal 2)
    SOCS1480Introduction to Women's Studies3 credits 
    SOCS2403Human Sexuality3 credits(Goal 5)
  1. 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.
    ART1403Art in the World3 credits(Goal 6)
    ECON1420Introduction to Macroeconomics3 credits(Goal 5)
    GEOG1470World Regional Geography3 credits 
    GEOG1475International Perspective3 credits(Goal 5)
    HIST1421World History to 15003 credits(Goal 5)
    HIST1422World History 1500 to Present3 credits(Goal 5)
    PHIL1405Introduction to Philosophy3 credits(Goal 6)
    SOCS1400Introduction to Sociology3 credits(Goal 5)
    SPAN1410Beginning Spanish I4 credits 
    SPAN1420Beginning Spanish II4 credits 
    SPAN2401Intermediate Spanish I4 credits 
    SPAN2403Intermediate Spanish II4 credits 
  1. 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.
    COMM1455Social Technology3 credits(Goal 2)
    COMM1485Social Media Communication3 credits(Goal 1)
    ECON1404Consumer Economics and Finance3 credits(Goal 5)
    PHIL1410Technology Ethics3 credits 
    PHIL1445Ethics3 credits(Goal 6)
    POLS1460Constitutional Democracy & Government3 credits 
    POLS2402Constitutional Law3 credits(Goal 5)
    SOCS2412Sociology of Popular Culture3 credits(Goal 5)
  1. People and the Environment (3 credits)
    Goal: To improve students' understanding of today's complex environmental challenges.
    BIOL1411Introduction to Biology II+4 credits(Goal 3)
    BIOL1413Plant Biology+4 credits(Goal 3)
    BIOL1430People & the Environment3 credits(Goal 3)
    BIOL1431People & the Environment Lab1 credit(Goal 3)
    BIOL1452General Biology II+4 credits(Goal 3)

A Statewide Resource

www.MnTransfer.org

MnTransfer is a web service that enables students and advisors to access official, consistent and accurate transfer information.

MnTransfer is a collaborative effort among:

  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
  • Minnesota Private Colleges
  • University of Minnesota
Beginning January 1, 2002, all Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses offered by Minnesota State institutions must transfer within Minnesota State into the goal areas as designated by the original institution.