Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

All of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses offered by Northland Community and Technical College will transfer within MnSCU in the goal areas designated.

What is Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)?

The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) contains the minimum number of credits (40) needed to complete the general education requirement at all Minnesota public colleges and universities. These 40 credits must be completed in 10 goal areas (listed below) and completed with a minimum of 2.0 GPA. All of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses offered by Northland Community & Technical College will transfer within MnSCU in the goal areas designated by Northland. Northland urges students to contact an advisor or Transfer Specialist to discuss further details regarding the MnTC and the Liberal Arts program.

All of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses offered by Northland will transfer within MnSCU in the goal areas designated.

Associate in Arts (AA) Degree Transfer

The Liberal Arts program at Northland includes the first two years of most degrees at a four-year institution and is designed for transfer. Students who complete the Associate in Arts (AA) degree at Northland are assured of a smooth transfer in to Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The Associate in Arts degree is usually accepted at most out-of-state colleges. The AA degree requires a completion of a total of 60 credits, 40 of which must be taken from the MnTC. A 2.0 GPA is required in the 40 credits of MnTC. The remaining 20 credits can be taken either in the MnTC or in general education areas not listed on the MnTC (a maximum of 16 technical credits can apply). However, if you have decided upon a major at a specific university, it would be beneficial for you to choose “elective courses” that apply to that program.

Courses Meeting MnTC Goal Areas

Effective Date: April 29, 2013

GOAL AREA 1: Communication (9 credits min.)

  • Required Courses: ENGL 1111, ENGL 1112 and at least 3 credits (1 course) from the remaining list:
Course Nbr Course Title Credits Fulfills Goal Area
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3 1, 2
ENGL 1112 Composition II 3 1, 2
SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking 3 1, 2
SPCH 1103 Interpersonal Communicati 3 1, 2
SPCH 1111 Small Group Communication 3 1

GOAL AREA 2: Critical Thinking (3 credits min.)

  • Required Courses: ENGL 1111, ENGL 1112 and at least 3 credits (1 course) from the remaining list:
Course Nbr Course Title Credits Fulfills Goal Area
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3 1, 2
ENGL 1112 Composition II 3 1, 2
ENGL 2207 Technical Writing 3 2
ENGL 2221 Women's Literature 3 2, 6
HUMN 1101 Intro to Humanities 3 2, 6
MATH 1102 Contemporary Math 3 2, 4
PHIL 1101 Intro to Philosophy 3 2, 6
SPCH 1101 Intro to Public Speaking 3 1, 2
SPCH 1103 Interpersonal Communicati 3 1, 2

GOAL AREA 3: Natural Sciences (6 credits min.)

  • A minimum of 6 credits (2 courses) from the following:
  • Note: A minimum of one traditional lab course and a second with a lab-like experience.
Course Nbr Course Title Credits Fulfills Goal Area
BIOL 1101 Concepts of Biology 4 3, 10
BIOL 1111 Biological Prin I 4 3, 10
BIOL 1112 Biological Prin II 4 3, 10
BIOL 1120 Human Biology 4 3, 10
BIOL 2131 Nutrition 3 3
BIOL 2221 Microbiology 3 3
BIOL 2252 Anatomy & Phys I 3 3, 10
BIOL 2254 Anatomy & Phys II 3 3, 10
BIOL 2256 Advanced Physiology 2 3
CHEM 1020 Intro to Chemistry 4 3
CHEM 1121 General Chemistry I 5 3
CHEM 1122 General Chemistry II 5 3
CHEM 2205 Survey Gen/Org/Bio Chm 4 3
CHEM 2211 Organic Chemistry I 5 3
CHEM 2212 Organic Chemistry II 5 3
NSCI 1103 Geology 4 3, 10
NSCI 1123 Astronomy 4 3
NSCI 2203 Environmental Science 4 3, 10
PHYS 1111 General Physics I 4 3
PHYS 1112 General Physics II 4 3
PHYS 2211 Physics I 5 3
PHYS 2212 Physics II 5 3

GOAL AREA 4: Math & Logic (3 credits min.)

  • A minimum of 3 credits (1 course) from the following:
Course Nbr Course Title Credits Fulfills Goal Area
MATH 1102 Contemporary Math 3 2, 4
MATH 1106 Trigonometry 2 4
MATH 1110 College Algebra 3 4
MATH 1113 Pre-Calculus 5 4
MATH 1131 Applied Calculus 3 4
MATH 2203 Statistics 4 4
MATH 2231 Calculus I 4 4
MATH 2232 Calculus II 4 4
MATH 2233 Calculus III 4 4
PHIL 2000 Logic 3 4

GOAL AREA 5: History & Social Science (9 credits min.)

  • A minimum of 9 credits (3 courses) from two departments from the following:
Course Nbr Course Title Credits Fulfills Goal Area
ANTH 2201 Phys Anthropology & Archa 3 5, 10
ANTH 2202 Cultural Anthropology 3 5, 8
ECON 1110 Prin of Economics 3 5
ECON 2201 Microeconomics 3 5
ECON 2202 Macroeconomics 3 5, 8
GEOG 2241 Physical Geography 3 5, 10
HIST 1101 West Civilization I 4 5, 8
HIST 1102 West Civilization II 4 5, 8
HIST 2201 US History I 3 5, 7
HIST 2202 US History II 3 5, 7
HIST 2210 Minnesota History 3 5
HIST 2213 Civil War/Reconstruction 3 5
HIST 2215 American Indian Studies 3 5, 7
HIST 2231 US Women's History 3 5, 7
HIST 2250 American Minorities 3 5, 7
PLSC 1101 Intro Political Science 3 5, 8
PLSC 1102 American Govt/Politics 3 5, 9
PLSC 1103 State/Local Government 3 5, 9
PLSC 2202 International Relations 3 5, 8
PLSC 2204 Comparative Governments 3 5, 8
PLSC 2221 Civil Liberties 3 5, 9
PSYC 1105 Intro to Psychology 3 5
PSYC 2201 Developmental Psychology 3 5
PSYC 2215 Abnormal Psychology 3 5
SOCI 1101 Intro to Sociology 3 5, 7
SOCI 1102 Social Problems in US 3 5, 7
SOCI 1106 Intro Criminal Justice 3 5, 9
SOCI 2212 Sex, Gender & Society 3 5, 7
SOCI 2215 Criminology 3 5, 9
SOCI 2220 Intimacy, Family & Divers 3 5, 7

GOAL AREA 6: Humanities & Fine Arts (8 credits min.)

  • A minimum of 8 credits (3 courses) from two departments from the following:
Course Nbr Course Title Credits Fulfills Goal Area
ARTS 1101 Art Appreciation 3 6
ARTS 1111 Basic Drawing I 3 6
ARTS 1112 Life Drawing 3 6
ARTS 1125 Intro Art I-2D Design 3 6
ARTS 1126 Intro Art II-3D Design 3 6
ARTS 1156 Intro to Painting 3 6
ARTS 1157 Intro to Printmaking 3 6
ARTS 2233 Art History I 3 6, 7
ARTS 2234 Art History II 3 6, 7
ENGL 1126 Intro to Literature 3 6
ENGL 2203 Creative Writing 3 6
ENGL 2221 Women's Literature 3 2, 6
ENGL 2231 Literature & Film 3 6
ENGL 2241 American Literature I 3 6
ENGL 2242 American Literature II 3 6
ENGL 2248 Multicultural Literature 3 6, 7
ENGL 2251 British Literature I 3 6
ENGL 2252 British Literature II 3 6
ENGL 2258 World Literature 3 6, 8
HUMN 1101 Intro to Humanities 3 2, 6
MUSC 1101 Musical Experience 3 6
MUSC 1102 Rock History 3 6, 7
MUSC 1103 World Music 3 6, 8
MUSC 1108 Jazz History 3 6, 7
MUSC 1111 Music Fundamentals 3 6
MUSC 2201 Classroom Music Skills 3 6
PHIL 1101 Intro to Philosophy 3 2, 6
PHIL 1102 Intro to Ethics 3 6, 9
PHIL 1111 Philosophy of Religion 3 6, 8
PHIL 2210 Morals and Medicine 3 6, 9
SPAN 1120 Hispanic Cultures 3 6, 10
SPCH 2201 Oral Interp Literature 3 6
THTR 2201 History of Film 3 6

GOAL AREA 7: Human Diversity (3 credits min.)

  • A minimum of 3 credits (1 course) from the following:
Course Nbr Course Title Credits Fulfills Goal Area
ARTS 2233 Art History I 3 6, 7
ARTS 2234 Art History II 3 6, 7
ENGL 2248 Multicultural Literature 3 6, 7
GEOG 2242 Cultural Geography 3 7, 8
HIST 2201 US History I 3 5, 7
HIST 2202 US History II 3 5, 7
HIST 2215 American Indian Studies 3 5, 7
HIST 2231 US Women's History 3 5, 7
HIST 2250 American Minorities 3 5, 7
MUSC 1102 Rock History 3 6, 7
MUSC 1108 Jazz History 3 6, 7
SOCI 1101 Intro to Sociology 3 5, 7
SOCI 1102 Social Problems in US 3 5, 7
SOCI 2212 Sex, Gender & Society 3 5, 7
SOCI 2220 Intimacy, Family & Divers 3 5, 7
SPCH 2205 Intercultural Communicati 3 7, 8

GOAL AREA 8: Global Perspectives (3 credits min.)

  • A minimum of 3 credits (1 course) from the following:
Course Nbr Course Title Credits Fulfills Goal Area
ANTH 2202 Cultural Anthropology 3 5, 8
ECON 2202 Macroeconomics 3 5, 8
ENGL 2258 World Literature 3 6, 8
GEOG 2242 Cultural Geography 3 7, 8
HIST 1101 West Civilization I 4 5, 8
HIST 1102 West Civilization II 4 5, 8
MUSC 1103 World Music 3 6, 8
PHIL 1111 Philosophy of Religion 3 6, 8
PLSC 1101 Intro Political Science 3 5, 8
PLSC 2202 International Relations 3 5, 8
PLSC 2204 Comparative Governments 3 5, 8
SPAN 1101 Beginning Spanish I 4 8
SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish II 4 8
SPAN 2201 Intermed Spanish I 4 8
SPAN 2202 Intermed Spanish II 4 8
SPCH 2205 Intercultural Communicati 3 7, 8

GOAL AREA 9: Ethical & Civic Responsibility (3 credits min.)

  • A minimum of 3 credits (1 course) from the following:
Course Nbr Course Title Credits Fulfills Goal Area
JOUR 1101 Mass Communications 3 9
PHIL 1102 Intro to Ethics 3 6, 9
PHIL 2210 Morals and Medicine 3 6, 9
PHIL 2240 Ethics and Business 3 9
PLSC 1102 American Govt/Politics 3 5, 9
PLSC 1103 State/Local Government 3 5, 9
PLSC 2221 Civil Liberties 3 5, 9
SOCI 1106 Intro Criminal Justice 3 5, 9
SOCI 2215 Criminology 3 5, 9

GOAL AREA 10: People & Environment (3 credits min.)

  • A minimum of 3 credits (1 course) from the following:
Course Nbr Course Title Credits Fulfills Goal Area
ANTH 2201 Phys Anthropology & Archa 3 5, 10
BIOL 1101 Concepts of Biology 4 3, 10
BIOL 1111 Biological Prin I 4 3, 10
BIOL 1112 Biological Prin II 4 3, 10
BIOL 1120 Human Biology 4 3, 10
BIOL 2252 Anatomy & Phys I 3 3, 10
BIOL 2254 Anatomy & Phys II 3 3, 10
GEOG 2241 Physical Geography 3 5, 10
NSCI 1103 Geology 4 3, 10
NSCI 2203 Environmental Science 4 3, 10
SPAN 1120 Hispanic Cultures 3 6, 10

Liberal Arts Planning Sheet

This planning sheet identifies courses in ALL 10 Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Areas

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