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.

2018-2019 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(Skip to Goal 7)
    COMM1485Social Media Communication3 credits(Skip to Goal 9)
    COMM2414Conflict Resolution through Communications3 credits(Skip to Goal 7)
    ENGL1410Composition I (Required)3 credits 
    ENGL1420Composition II3 credits 
    ENGL1460Technical Writing3 credits(Skip to Goal 2)
    ENGL2401Creative Nonfiction Prose & Nature3 credits(Skip to Goal 6)
    ENGL2410Introduction to Science Fiction & Fantasy3 credits(Skip to 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.
    CHEM1406Fundamentals of Chemistry+4 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    CHEM1500General Chemistry I+4 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    CHEM1505General Chemistry II+4 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    COMM1455Social Technology3 credits(Skip to Goal 9)
    ENGL1460Technical Writing3 credits(Skip to Goal 1)
    SOCS1405Critical Thinking in Society3 credits(Skip to 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(Skip to Goal 10)
    BIOL1413Plant Biology+4 credits(Skip to 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(Skip to Goal 10)
    BIOL1431People & the Environment Lab~1 credit(Skip to Goal 10)
    BIOL1435Principles of Nutrition+3 credits 
    BIOL1450General Biology I+4 credits 
    BIOL1452General Biology II+4 credits(Skip to Goal 10)
    BIOL2225Microbiology I+3 credits 
    CHEM1406Fundamentals of Chemistry+4 credits(Skip to Goal 2)
    CHEM1410Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry+4 credits 
    CHEM1500General Chemistry I+4 credits(Skip to Goal 2)
    CHEM1505General Chemistry II+4 credits(Skip to 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(Skip to Goal 9)
    ECON1410Introduction to Economic Principles3 credits 
    ECON1420Introduction to Macroeconomics3 credits(Skip to Goal 8)
    ECON1430Introduction to Microeconomics3 credits 
    GEOG1475International Perspective3 credits(Skip to Goal 8)
    GEOG1480Geography of the United States and Canada3 credits(Skip to Goal 7)
    HIST1401U.S. History to 18773 credits(Skip to Goal 7)
    HIST1402U.S. History, 1877 to Present3 credits(Skip to Goal 7)
    HIST1421World History to 15003 credits(Skip to Goal 8)
    HIST1422World History 1500 to Present3 credits(Skip to Goal 8)
    HIST2406The History of Baseball in America3 credits 
    POLS2402Constitutional Law3 credits(Skip to 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(Skip to Goal 8)
    SOCS1402Social Problems3 credits(Skip to 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(Skip to 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(Skip to Goal 7)
    ENGL1465Creative Writing3 credits 
    ENGL1475Introduction to Literature3 credits 
    ENGL1485Introduction to Film Studies3 credits 
    ENGL2401Creative Nonfiction Prose & Nature3 credits(Skip to Goal 1)
    ENGL2405Modern American Literature3 credits(Skip to Goal 7)
    ENGL2410Introduction to Science Fiction & Fantasy3 credits(Skip to Goal 1)
    ENGL2420Modern World Literature3 credits(Skip to Goal 7)
    HUMA1407Introduction to Humanities 3 credits 
    HUMA1411Theatre Appreciation 3 credits 
    HUMA2403Humanities in the Modern World3 credits 
    PHIL1405Introduction to Philosophy3 credits(Skip to Goal 8)
    PHIL1445Ethics3 credits(Skip to 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(Skip to Goal 1)
    COMM2414Conflict Resolution through Communications3 credits(Skip to Goal 1)
    ENGL1453Multicultural American Literature3 credits(Skip to Goal 6)
    ENGL2405Modern American Literature3 credits(Skip to Goal 6)
    ENGL2420Modern World Literature3 credits(Skip to Goal 6)
    GEOG1480Geography of the United States and Canada3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    HIST 1401U.S. History to 18773 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    HIST1402U.S. History, 1877 to Present3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    SOCS1402Social Problems3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    SOCS1405Critical Thinking in Society3 credits(Skip to Goal 2)
    SOCS1480Introduction to Women's Studies3 credits 
    SOCS2403Human Sexuality3 credits(Skip to 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(Skip to Goal 6)
    ECON1420Introduction to Macroeconomics3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    GEOG1470World Regional Geography3 credits 
    GEOG1475International Perspective3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    HIST1421World History to 15003 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    HIST1422World History 1500 to Present3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    PHIL1405Introduction to Philosophy3 credits(Skip to Goal 6)
    SOCS1400Introduction to Sociology3 credits(Skip to 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(Skip to Goal 2)
    COMM1485Social Media Communication3 credits(Skip to Goal 1)
    ECON1404Consumer Economics and Finance3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    PHIL1410Technology Ethics3 credits 
    PHIL1445Ethics3 credits(Skip to Goal 6)
    POLS1460Constitutional Democracy & Government3 credits 
    POLS2402Constitutional Law3 credits(Skip to Goal 5)
    SOCS2412Sociology of Popular Culture3 credits(Skip to 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(Skip to Goal 3)
    BIOL1413Plant Biology+4 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    BIOL1430People & the Environment3 credits(Skip to Goal 3)
    BIOL1431People & the Environment Lab1 credit(Skip to Goal 3)
    BIOL1452General Biology II+4 credits(Skip to 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 area 2.

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.