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Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)

Public colleges and universities in Minnesota have developed a common liberal arts education curriculum called the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). Completion of this defined transfer curriculum (40 credits) at one institution enables a student to receive credit for all lower-division general education requirements upon admission to any other Minnesota public institution.

The Transfer Curriculum is intended to achieve 10 distinct goals. Each goal is described below and is followed by the current list of Inver Hills courses that can be applied to that goal.

A.A. and MnTC Planning Guide
2013-2014 AA Planning Form pdf document
2012-2013 AA Planning Form
 pdf document
2011-2012 AA Planning Form
pdf document
2009-2011 AA Planning Form
pdf document

Note: Following the MnTC goals below are lists of Inver Hills courses that meet the A.A. degree's physical education and health requirements; these are not part of the MnTC.

Inver Hills Courses that fulfill the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 1: Communication, 3 course
Develop writers and speakers who use the English language effectively and who read, write, speak and listen critically. To help assure success in other coursework, students are encouraged to fulfill introductory communication requirements as early as possible in their collegiate studies.
One COMM course, ENG 1108 and one additional composition course.
COMM 1100 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 1110 Public Speaking
COMM 2230 Small Group Communication
ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills
ENG 1111 Research Writing in the Disciplines
ENG 1114 The Research Papers

Goal 2: Critical Thinking, 0-1 course
Develop thinkers who are able to unify factual, creative, rational, and value-sensitive modes of thought. Critical thinking is taught and used throughout the general education curriculum to develop students’ awareness of their own thinking and problem-solving procedures.
May be fulfilled by courses in Goals 1, 3 and 4.
Additional courses listed below may be taken in this area to fulfill the 40-credit curriculum. Note: The courses listed in the Critical Thinking list below satisfy only the Critical Thinking category. Courses that meet the Critical Thinking and another MnTC goal area are not listed in Goal 2.
COMM 1130 Effective Communication in Organizations
ENG 1116 Writing for the Web
ENG 1118 Technical Document Design, Editing and Portfolio Preparation
ENG 1130 Effective Writing in Organizations
GEOG 1119 Map Interpretation
INFS 1000 Information Literacy and Research Skills
INTS 1000 On Course
INTS 1010 Educational Planning and Assessment (formerly CBE 1102)
INTS 1102 Online Learning Success Strategies
INTS 1145 Introduction to Technical Writing

Goal 3: Natural Science, 2 courses
Improve students' understanding of natural science principles and methods of scientific inquiry.

Must include at least one course from category A and one from category B. At least one course must include a lab.

Goal 3A: Life Sciences
ANTH 1130 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
BIOL 1107 Biology of Women
BIOL 1110 Human Biology Laboratory (combine with BIOL 1107 or 1114)
BIOL 1114 Critical Issues In Human Biology
BIOL 1115 Critical Issues in Human Biology (with lab)
BIOL 1116 Environmental Science (no lab)
BIOL 1117 Environmental Science (with lab)
BIOL 1120 Exploring Biology
BIOL 1123 Introduction to Forensic Science
BIOL 1154 Biology: From Cell to Organism
BIOL 1155 General Biology: From Organism to Ecosphere
BIOL 2201 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 2202 Anatomy and Physiology II
BIOL 2205 Microbiology
BIOL 2301 Zoology
BIOL 2303 Genetics
BIOL 2305 Principles of Microbiology
BIOL 2306 General Ecology

Goal 3B: Physical Sciences
CHEM 1010 Introductory Chemistry
CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry II
GEOG 1140 Meteorology
GEOG 1150 Renewable and Non-Renewable Natural Resources
GEOG 1160 Earth’s Environmental Systems – Global Physical Geography
GEOG 1400 Energy, Environment and Climate
GEOL 1101 Physical Geology
GEOL 1105 Historical Geology
GEOL 1115 Natural Disasters
PHYS 1020 Descriptive Astronomy
PHYS 1030 Descriptive Physics
PHYS 1041 Algebra and Trig Based Physics I
PHYS 1042 Algebra and Trig Based Physics II
PHYS 1081 Calculus Based Physics I
PHYS 1082 Calculus Based Physics II

Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning, 1 course
Increase students' knowledge of mathematical and logical modes of thinking in order to appreciate the breadth of mathematical applications, evaluate arguments, and detect false reasoning.
MATH Any course above 1001
PHIL 1120 Logic*
CS 1118 Discrete Structures of Computer Science
* Minnesota preparation standards for college require introductory algebra, intermediate algebra and geometry. These courses or a college-level math course must be completed to fulfill Goal 4 prior to the completion of the MnTC. Either documentation of completed high school courses or completion of equivalent courses at another college are acceptable.

Goal 5: History, Social Sciences, and Behavioral Sciences, 3 courses
Increase students' knowledge of how historians and social and behavioral scientists discover, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, events and ideas.
Must include courses from at least two disciplines:

ANTH 1100 Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 1110 Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 1120 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 2120 Field Experience in Archaeology
COMM 2240 Intercultural Communication
ECON 1100 Economics for Consumers
ECON 1102 Survey of the World Economy
ECON 1105 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 1106 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 1100 World Regional Geography
GEOG 1115 Human Geography
GEOG 1130 Minnesota Geography
GWS 1000 Introduction to Gender and Women Studies
GWS 1100 Gender, Race and American Culture
GWS 2100 Constructions of Masculinity and Femininity
HIST 1106 World Civilizations To 1500
HIST 1107 World Civilizations Since 1500
HIST 1108 Introduction to Latin American History
HIST 1114 History of the United States To 1877
HIST 1115 History of the United States Since 1865
HIST 1118 Wartime: The Great War to The War On Terror
HIST 1122 The United States Since 1945: The Consequences of Power
HIST 1130 Minnesota History
HIST 1135 History of Family: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
HIST 2120 Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Age of Business
HIST 2125 History of World Religions: Ancient to Modern Times
INTS 1140 Human Sexuality
INTS 1777 The Journey of Love and Relationships
INTS 2250 Issues and Perspectives
POLS 1101 Introduction to Political Science
POLS 1111 American Government
POLS 1121 State and Local Government
POLS 1131 World Politics
POLS 1141 Introduction To Environmental Politics
POLS 1161 Constitutional Law
POLS 2250 Special Topics
PSYC 1101 General Psychology
PSYC 1140 Psychology of Women
PSYC 1201 General Psychology with Laboratory
PSYC 1210 Lifespan Psychology
PSYC 1215 Child and Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 1220 Adulthood and Aging Psychology
PSYC 1230 Psychology of Death, Dying and Loss
PSYC 2100 Social Psychology
PSYC 2250 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 2251 Special Topics in Psychology
PSYC 2300 Psychology of Mind and Health
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 1126 Sociology of Deviance
SOC 1127 Social Inequalities: Race, Class, & Gender
SOC 1130 Family & Society
SOC 1145 Gender in Society
SOC 2010 Sociology of Genocide
SOC 2020 Sociology of Sport
SOC 2030 Environmental Sociology
SOC 2140 Religions and Society
SOC 2142 Mind, Self, and Society
SOC 2250 Special Topics: Civic
SOC 2251 Special Topics Global Perspective

Goal 6: Humanities, Fine Arts, and Literature, 3 courses
To expand students' knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behaviors, ideas, and values as expressed in works of human imagination and thought.

Must include at least one course from each category.

Goal 6A: Fine Arts
ART 1100 Introduction to Art
ART 1106 Art History: Ancient-1400
ART 1107 Art History: Renaissance to Present
ART 1109 World Art
ART 1114 Beginning Drawing
ART 1115 Advanced Drawing (Life Drawing)
ART 1120 Design: 2 Dimensional & Color
ART 1121 Beginning Digital Photography
ART 1122 Advanced Digital Photography
ART 1131 Beginning Digital Photography (with lab)
ART 1132 Advanced Digital Photography (with lab)
ART 1151 Beginning Digital Art
ART 1196 3-D Design
ART 2100 Beginning Sculpture
ART 2101 Advanced Sculpture
ART 2200 Beginning Ceramics
ART 2201 Advanced Ceramics
ART 2207 Beginning Glass
ART 2217 Advanced Glass
ART 2250 Special Topics In Art
ART 2251 Beginning Painting
ART 2252 Advanced Painting
ART 2300 Architectural History
COMM 2210 Oral Interpretation of Literature
ENG 1112 Creative Writing
ENG 2112 Introduction to Fiction Writing
ENG 2251 Special Topics in Writing
JOUR 1130 Writing for Mass Media
MUSC 1104 Class Piano
MUSC 1106 Intermediate Class Piano
MUSC 1107 Beginning Class Voice
MUSC 1109 African Drum and Dance
MUSC 1110 Music Fundamentals
MUSC 1118 Beginning Drumset Percussion
MUSC 1119 Beginning Class Guitar
MUSC 1120 Intermediate Class Guitar
MUSC 1121 IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble
MUSC 1140 Music Appreciation
MUSC 1141 Pathways to Jazz
MUSC 1143 History of Rock and Roll
MUSC 1144 Broadway Musicals
MUSC 1145 Music Of The World’s Cultures
MUSC 1146 Music in Film
MUSC 1148 Introduction to Music Video Production
MUSC 2105 IHCC Choir
MUSC 2128 History of Western Music: Ancient to 1700
MUSC 2129 History of Western Music: 1700 to 1900
MUSC 2220 Music for the Whole Child
MUSC 2250 Special Topics in Music
THTR 1105 Introduction to Theater
THTR 1152 Beginning Acting
THTR 1157 Theatre Makeup
THTR 1158 Creative Dramatics
THTR 2153 Advanced Acting
THTR 2154 Design for the Theatre

Goal 6B: Humanities
CHIN 1111 Introduction to Chinese Culture
ENG 1140 Introduction to Literature
ENG 1180 Introduction to World Literature
ENG 2214 American Literature: Colonial Era to the Civil War
ENG 2215 American Literature: The Civil War to the Present
ENG 2222 British Literature: The Middle Ages to the Age of Reason
ENG 2223 British Literature: Romanticism to the Present
ENG 2235 Mythic Stories: Cultural and Personal
ENG 2237 The Short Story
ENG 2238 Contemporary Fiction
ENG 2239 Women in Literature
ENG 2240 Representations of the Body in Literature and Culture
ENG 2250 Special Topics in Literature
ENG 2252 The Novel
ENG 2253 Shakespeare
FREN 1111 French Culture & Civilization
FS 1101 Introduction to Film
FS 1103 International Cinema
FS 1107 Film History I
FS 1108 Film History II
FS 1115 Holocaust & Genocide Studies In Film
FS 2210 Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense
FS 2220 Documentary Films
FS 2250 Topics in Film Studies
FS 2260 Genre Studies In Film
HUM 1110 The Ancient World to the Renaissance
HUM 1111 From the Baroque Period to the Modern World
HUM 1115 Holocaust & Genocide Studies In Film
HUM 1135 Indigenous Cultures Of Ancient Middle America
HUM 1140 Hispanic Cultures & Civilization
HUM 1177 Holocaust Through Multiple Lenses
HUM 2250 Special Topics in Humanities
MUSC 1160 Music and Protest
PHIL 1110 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 1135 Comparative Philosophy East & West
PHIL 2201 Philosophy of the World’s Religions
PHIL 2250 Special Topics in Philosophy
THTR 1101 Introduction to Film
THTR 1103 International Cinema
THTR 1107 Film History I
THTR 1108 Film History II
THTR 2109 Theatre History I

Goal 7: Human Diversity, 1 course
Increase students' understanding of individual and group differences (e.g. race, gender, and class) and their knowledge of the traditions and values of various groups of the United States.
ANTH 1101 Introduction to American Culture
ANTH 1120 Introduction to Archaeology
ANTH 1150 Introduction to American Indian Cultures
ANTH 2120 Field Experience in Archaeology
COMM 1100 Interpersonal Communication
COMM 2250 Topics in Communication Studies
ENG 2238 Contemporary Fiction
ENG 2239 Women in Literature
ENG 2240 Representations of the Body in Literature and Culture
ENG 2252 The Novel
GEOG 1105 Geography of U. S. and Canada
GEOG 1130 Minnesota Geography
GWS 1000 Introduction to Gender and Women Studies
GWS 1100 Gender, Race and American Culture
HIST 1135 History of Family: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
HIST 2120 Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Age of Business
INTS 1103 Adults with Disabilities
PHIL 2110 American Mind
PSYC 1140 Psychology of Women
PSYC 1210 Lifespan Psychology
PSYC 1215 Child and Adolescent Psychology
PSYC 1220 Adulthood and Aging Psychology
PSYC 2100 Social Psychology
PSYC 2250 Abnormal Psychology
SOC 1127 Social Inequalities: Race, Class, & Gender
SOC 1130 Family and Society
SOC 1145 Gender in Society
SOC 2020 Sociology of Sport
SOC 2140 Religions and Society
SOC 2142 Mind, Self, and Society

Goal 8: Global Perspective, 1 course
Increase students' understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples and develop their ability to utilize a comparative perspective across cultural, social, economic and political experiences.
ANTH 1100 Introduction to Anthropology
ANTH 1101 Introduction to American Culture
ANTH 1110 Cultural Anthropology
ART 1100 Introduction to Art
ART 1106 Art History: Ancient-1400
ART 1107 Art History: Renaissance to Present
ART 1109 World Art
ART 2300 Architectural History
ASL 1101 American Sign Language I
ASL 1102 American Sign Language II
ASL 1103 American Sign Language III
ASL 1104 American Sign Language IV
CHIN 1111 Introduction to Chinese Culture
COMM 2240 Intercultural Communication
ECON 1102 Survey of the World Economy
ECON 1106 Principles of Microeconomics
ENG 1180 Introduction to World Literature
ENG 2235 Mythic Stories: Cultural and Personal
FREN 1101 Beginning French I
FREN 1102 Beginning French II
FREN 1111 French Culture & Civilization
FREN 2201 Intermediate French I
FREN 2202 Intermediate French II
FS 1101 Introduction to Film
FS 1103 International Cinema
FS 1107 Film History I
FS 1108 Film History II
FS 1115 Films of the Holocaust & Genocide Studies in Film
GEOG 1000 Introduction to Geography: The
Earth as the Home for Humans
GEOG 1100 World Regional Geography
GEOG 1115 Human Geography
GS 2250 Topics in Global Studies
GS 2290 International Experience w/ Travel
GS 2291 International Experience
GWS 1200 Women and Global Issues
HIST 1106 World Civilizations To 1500
HIST 1107 World Civilizations Since 1500
HIST 1108 Introduction to Latin American History
HIST 1114 History of the United States to 1877
HIST 1115 History of the United States Since 1865
HIST 1122 The United States Since 1945: The Consequences of Power
HUM 1110 The Ancient World to the Renaissance
HUM 1111 From the Baroque Period to the Modern World
HUM 1115 Holocaust & Genocide Studies in Film
HUM 1135 Indigenous Cultures Of Ancient Middle America
HUM 1140 Hispanic Cultures & Civilization
HUM 2250 Special Topics in Humanities
INTS 1125 Creative Problem Solving
MUSC 1121 IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble
MUSC 1145 Music of the World’s Cultures
MUSC 2128 History of Western Music: Ancient to 1700
MUSC 2129 History of Western Music: 1700 to 1900
PHIL 1125 Critical Thinking
PHIL 1135 Philosophy East & West
PHIL 2201 Philosophy of the World’s Religions
POLS 1131 World Politics
SOC 2251 Special Topics Global Perspective
SPAN 1101 Beginning Spanish I
SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish II
SPAN 2201 Intermediate Spanish I
SPAN 2202 Intermediate Spanish II
THTR 1101 Introduction to Film
THTR 1103 International Cinema
THTR 1107 Film History I
THTR 1108 Film History II
THTR 2109 Theatre History I

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility, 1 course
Develop students' capacity to identify, discuss, and reflect upon the ethical dimensions of political, social, and personal life, and to understand responsible and productive citizenship.
BIOL 1114 Critical Issues in Human Biology
BIOL 1115 Critical Issues in Human Biology (with lab)
COMM 1150 Computer-Mediated Communication
GWS 1200 Women and Global Issues
HIST 1118 Wartime: The Great War To The War On Terror
HIST 2125 History of World Religions: Ancient to Modern Time
HUM 1177 Holocaust Through Multiple Lenses
INTS 1125 Creative Problem Solving
INTS 1140 Human Sexuality
INTS 1400 Leadership Development: A Humanities-Based Approach
JOUR 1101 Introduction to Mass Media
PHIL 1112 Ethics
PHIL 1130 Environmental Ethics
PHIL 2250 Special Topics in Philosophy
POLS 1101 Introduction to Political Science
POLS 1111 American Government
POLS 1121 State and Local Government
POLS 1161 Constitutional Law
PSYC 1230 Psychology of Death, Dying and Loss
SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 1126 Sociology of Deviance
SOC 2010 Sociology of Genocide
SOC 2250 Special Topics: Civic

Goal 10: People and the Environment, 1 course
Improve students' understanding of today's complex environmental challenges.
ANTH 1130 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
ANTH 1150 Introduction to American Indian Cultures
BIOL 1001 Humans in the Ecosystem: Renewable Energy
BIOL 1002 Humans in the Ecosystem: Special Ecosystems
BIOL 1116 Environmental Science (no lab)
BIOL 1117 Environmental Science (with lab)
GEOG 1000 Introduction to Geography: The Earth as the Home for Humans
GEOG 1105 Geography of United States and Canada
GEOG 1140 Meteorology
GEOG 1150 Renewable and Non-Renewable Natural Resources
GEOG 1160 Earth’s Environmental Systems-Global Physical Geography
GEOG 1400 Energy, Environment and Climate
GEOL 1101 Physical Geology
GEOL 1105 Historical Geology
GEOL 1115 Natural Disasters
HIST 1130 Minnesota History
PHIL 1130 Environmental Ethics
POLS 1141 Introduction to Environmental Politics
SOC 2030 Environmental Sociology

Courses that fulfill Physical Education and Health requirement (2 credits)

This requirement is part of the A.A. degree, not a part of the MnTC.

A. Physical Education (1 credit)
HLTH 1155 Lifetime Fitness (counts as 1 cr Health and 1 cr Physical Education)
PHED 1101 Group Cardio Work-out
PHED 1102 Yoga
PHED 1103 Tai Chi (cross listed with HLTH 1129; credit may only be taken in one discipline)
PHED 1106 Bowling
PHED 1109 Weight Training
PHED 1110 Conditioning
PHED 1118 Golf
PHED 1124 Recreational Activities
PHED 1127 Law Enforcement Physical Skills Training
PHED 1129 Racket Sports
PHED 1130 Softball
PHED 1135 Snowboarding and Skiing
PHED 1144 Volleyball
PHED 1145 Walking/Jogging
PHED 1148 Karate
PHED 1150 Self-Defense
PHED 1157 Fitness for Emergency Services
PHED 1180 Approved Activity
PHED 2200 Flat Water Canoe
PHED 2201 Outdoor Activity Sampler
PHED 2208 Backpacking
PHED 2210 Winter Skills
PHED 2213 Geocaching
PHED 2214 Wilderness Navigation

B. Health (1 credit)
HLTH 1105 Sleeps, Eats and Exercises
HLTH 1110 Nutrition
HLTH 1120 Personal Health
HLTH 1122 Community Health
HLTH 1123 Stress Management
HLTH 1124 Alcohol and College Life
HLTH 1125 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies
HLTH 1126 Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
HLTH 1127 Community First Aid, Safety and CPR
HLTH 1128 Communicable Disease Topics
HLTH 1129 Tai Chi (cross listed with PHED 1103; credit may only be taken in one discipline)
HLTH 1130 Drug Use/Abuse
HLTH 1155 Lifetime Fitness (counts as 1 cr Health and 1 cr Physical Education)
HLTH 2250 Special Topics in Health

Transfer of MnTC and other courses

Individual courses from other MnSCU colleges and from the University of Minnesota transfer to Inver Hills Community College into the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Such courses transfer according to the MnTC goal areas designated for them by the other schools. However, there is no guarantee that courses from private and non-Minnesota colleges will satisfy MnTC goals, even if the courses may be transferable as electives. Such courses are evaluated on an individual basis.

Technology and information resources

Students who complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum are also expected to use computers, libraries, and other appropriate technology and information resources that play an increasingly important role in our personal, educational, and work lives. Students who have not had experience with technology and information resources should contact an adviser to obtain assistance in registering for appropriate courses.

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