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    SUNY Ulster
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2014-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education



General Education at SUNY Ulster defines a set of common learning goals for all students in all curricula. It provides students with the skills and knowledge essential for continuing intellectual development beyond their college experience and creates a learning environment sensitive to the needs of students, the community, and society. General Education endeavors to equip students with the intellectual skills needed for them to perform as productive workers and leaders in their chosen fields and as effective and ethical citizens in a democratic society.

Learning Goals of General Education

  1. MATHEMATICS
    Students will demonstrate the ability to interpret and draw inferences from mathematical models such as formulas, graphs, tables, and schematics; represent mathematical information symbolically, visually, numerically, and verbally; employ quantitative methods such as arithmetic, algebra, geometry, or statistics to solve problems; estimate and check mathematical results for reasonableness; and recognize the limits of mathematical and statistical methods.
  2. NATURAL SCIENCES
    Students will demonstrate understanding of the methods scientists use to explore natural phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical analysis; and application of scientific data, concepts, and models in one of the natural sciences.
  3. SOCIAL SCIENCES
    Students will demonstrate understanding of the methods social scientists use to explore social phenomena, including observation, hypothesis development, measurement and data collection, experimentation, evaluation of evidence, and employment of mathematical and interpretive analysis; and knowledge of major concepts, models, and issues of at least one discipline in the social sciences.
  4. AMERICAN HISTORY
    Students will demonstrate knowledge of a basic narrative of American history: political, economic, social, and cultural, including knowledge of unity and diversity in American society; knowledge of common institutions in American society and how they have affected different groups; and understanding of America’s evolving relationship with the rest of the world.
  5. WESTERN CIVILIZATION
    Students will demonstrate knowledge of the development of the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, of Western civilization; and relate the development of Western civilization to that of other regions of the world.
  6. OTHER WORLD CIVILIZATIONS
    Students will demonstrate knowledge of either a broad outline of world history, or the distinctive features of the history, institutions, economy, society, culture, of one non-Western civilization.
  7. HUMANITIES
    Students will demonstrate knowledge of the conventions and methods of at least one of the humanities in addition to those encompassed by other knowledge areas required by the General Education program.
  8. THE ARTS
    Students will demonstrate understanding of at least one principal form of artistic expression and the creative process inherent therein.
  9. FOREIGN LANGUAGE
    Students will demonstrate basic proficiency in the understanding and use of a foreign language and knowledge of the distinctive features of culture(s) associated with the language they are studying.
  10. BASIC COMMUNICATION
    Students will produce coherent texts within common college-level written forms; demonstrate the ability to revise and improve such texts; research a topic, develop an argument, and organize supporting details; develop proficiency in oral discourse; and evaluate an oral presentation according to established criteria.

In addition, two competencies are infused throughout the General Education program:

  1. CRITICAL THINKING (REASONING)
    Students will identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments as they occur in their own or others’ work; and develop well-reasoned arguments.
  2. INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
    Students will perform the basic operations of personal computer use; understand and use basic research techniques; and locate, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources.


General Education Requirements for the A. A. and A. S. Degrees


SUNY Ulster faculty have adopted the General Education requirements of the State University of New York (SUNY). In part, this is to provide a seamless transition from SUNY Ulster to a SUNY four-year institution. Students are required to take one or more courses carrying at least 3 credits from 7 of 10 Knowledge Areas and one course from each of 2 Skills Areas. Specific courses currently offered by SUNY Ulster that will satisfy each of these areas are listed below. Students should check the up-to-date listing at www.sunyulster.edu.

At SUNY Ulster, students in the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs must complete 21 of the required 30 credits as a condition of graduation. Students must complete a minimum of five categories, including the required mathematics and basic communications categories, and can select a maximum of two courses from any category.

Knowledge Areas


4. American History


8. The Arts


Skill Areas


Note:


* fewer than 3 credits
** CRJ, EDU, NUR, and HUS majors only


General Education Requirements for the A.A.S. Degree


SUNY Ulster’s faculty members have adopted the following General Education requirements for students pursuing Associate in Applied Science degrees:

3. Social Sciences 3 cr.


  • Any course in ECO, HIS, POS, PSY, SOC, or SOS

5. Sciences 3-4 cr.


 

SUNY Ulster’s Programs of Study

SUNY Ulster is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of New York to offer the following degrees and programs. Enrollment in other than registered or otherwise approved programs may jeopardize a student’s eligibility for certain student aid awards.

A Higher Education General Information Survey code (HEGIS) precedes each program. These represent a taxonomy of instructional programs in higher education created for, and maintained by, the National Center for Education Statistics. The NYSED code is the New York State Education Department code for that program.

Certificate Programs

HEGIS NYSED Program Title
Code Code  
5104 22107 Network Administrator Certificate  
5312 22327 Industrial Technology: Manufacturing Technology Certificate  
5402 87120 Animal Science Office Assistant Certificate  
5505 29497 Police Basic Training Certificate  
5506 21738 Direct Care Practice Certificate  
5599 24243 Sign Language Interpreting Certificate  
5649 29256 General Education Certificate  
5004 36387 Entrepreneurship Certificate  

Diploma Programs

HEGIS NYSED Program Title
Code Code  
5303 01715 Drafting Diploma  

Associate in Arts (A.A.) Programs

5610 26642 Fine Arts: Visual Arts, A.A.  
5610 30558 Theatre Arts, A.A.  
5649 01699 Liberal Arts & Sciences: Humanities & Social Science, A.A.  

Within this program, courses are available in the following disciplines:

  Art
Communications
Economics
Education
English
Foreign Language
History
Music
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Social Science
Sociology
 
5649 27229/27230 Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science - Adolescence Education 7-12: English  
5649 27231/27232 Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science - Adolescence Education 7 -12: Social Studies  
5649 27234 Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science - Adolescence Education 7-12: Spanish  
5649 27046 Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science - Early Childhood and Childhood Education B-6  
Within this program, courses are available in the following disciplines:
  English
French
History
Spanish
 
HEGIS NYSED Program Title
Code Code  
5649 00170 Liberal Arts & Sciences: Mathematics & Science, A.A.  
Within this program, courses are available in the following disciplines:
  Biology Mathematics
  Chemistry Physics
  Earth Science Pre-Environmental Science Geography and Forestry
5649 27221/27222 Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science - Adolescence Education 7-12: Biology  
5649 27223/27224 Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science - Adolescence Education 7-12: Chemistry  
5649 27225/27226 Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science - Adolescence Education 7-12: Earth Science  
Within this program, courses are available in the following disciplines:
  Environmental Geology  
  Geology  
5649 27227/27228 Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science - Adolescence Education 7-12: Mathematics  
5649 27045 Liberal Arts and Sciences: Mathematics and Science - Early Childhood Education and Childhood Education B-6
Within this program, courses are available in the following disciplines:
  Biology  
  Earth Science  
  Mathematics  

Associate in Science (A.S.) Programs

5004 76203 Business Administration, A.S.  
5008 76218 Communications and Media Arts  
5012 87120 Advertising Design & Graphic Technology, A.S.  
5099 24756 Individual Studies/Paralegal, A.S.  
5101 80034 Computer Science, A.S.  
5101 80034 Computer Science Online
5208.10 01616 Nursing, A.S.  
5303 22325 Industrial Technology: Drafting and Design Technology (Transfer-Oriented Program)  
5499 29579 Environmental Studies, A.S.  
5501 85139 Human Services, A.S.  
5505 79415 Criminal Justice, A.S.  
5609 82427 Engineering Science
5610 32032 Music, A.S.  
5699 80327 Individual Studies, A.S.  
5699 80327 OASIS (Online A.S. Degree in Individual Studies)

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Programs

5002 01702 Business: Accounting, A.A.S.  
5004 01704 Business & Entrepreneurial Studies, A.A.S.  
5104 24388 Network Administrator, A.A.S.  
5199 34526 Cyber Security, A.A.S.  
5303 19347 Industrial Technology: Drafting & Design Technology, A.A.S.  
5309 35249 Surveying Technology
5317 35049 Green Building Maintenance & Management
5402 28134 Veterinary Technology, A.A.S.  
5501 27389 Human Services, A.A.S.  
5505 32702 Criminal Justice, A.A.S.  
5507 33950 Fire Protection Technology, A.A.S.  

Electives

When electives are specified in the curriculum listings on the following pages, electives may be chosen from the,following:

Humanities Electives

Any course from the following disciplines:

Art (ART)
Communications and Media Arts (COM)
200-Level English (except ENG 227 ) (ENG)
French (FRE)
German (GER)
Humanities (HUM)
Music (MUS)
Philosophy (PHI)
Sign Language (SGN)
Spanish (SPA)
Theater (THE)

Math Electives

Math electives are curriculum-specific. Refer to the curriculum for your program.

Science Electives

Any course in the following disciplines:

Astronomy (AST)
Biology (Except BIO 100 ) (BIO)
Chemistry (Except CHE 100 ) (CHE)
Earth Science (ESC)
Physics (PHY)
Science (SCI)

Social Science Electives

Any course from the following disciplines:

Economics (ECO)
History (HIS)
Political Science (POS)
Psychology (PSY)
Social Science (SOS)
Sociology (SOC)

Liberal Arts Electives

Any courses listed above under the following:

Humanities
Math
Social Sciences
Science
Also Computer Science (CSC) and Geography (GEG)

Open Electives

Any credit-bearing courses except Physical Education courses (PED)