The State of Florida Statute 1007.25 regarding General Education was revised in 2012 and again in 2013 to “improve articulation and reduce excess hours” for students entering the State University System (SUS) and Florida College System (FCS). Information on the statute, implementation process and decisions made is posted on the official website at http://www.fldoe.org/articulation/hb7135gep.asp.
The Board of Governors and Department of Education have established a process for determining the final list of core courses. The process is being directed (under guidance from the BoG and DoE) by a Steering Committee consisting of representatives from five SUS and five FCS institutions. In addition, five Faculty Committees were formed that made recommendations of the specific courses to be included in the core.
The bill revisions apply to students initially entering the SUS or FCS in the 2015-2016 academic year and thereafter (note that the earlier revision of the bill would have had a 2014-2015 start date). The bill in its current form requires that 15 of the 36 general education credits for all SUS and FCS students be chosen from a determined set of 23 courses (the General Education Core) in five categories. All SUS and FCS institutions must accept these courses for transfer credit, but no institution must offer all courses.
A semester and yearly archive of all General Education Core Syllabi may be found in the following sections:
Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze communication critically.
Course: ENC X101 English Composition 1
Policy for Advanced Courses: Any student who completes a course with an ENC prefix for which ENC X101 is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the communication core.
This applies to the following UF courses: ENC 1102, ENC 1145, ENC 2210, ENC 2305, ENC 3246, ENC 3254, ENC 3459.
Students will confirm the ability to think critically through demonstrating interpretive ability and cultural literacy. Students will acquire competence in reflecting critically upon the human condition.
Courses:
Students will determine appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving, and demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts. Students will apply appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving.
Courses:
Policy for Advanced Courses: Any student who successfully completes a mathematics course for which one of the general education core course options in mathematics is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the mathematics core.
This applies to the following UF courses: MAC 2312 and MAC 2233
Students will demonstrate the ability to critically examine and evaluate scientific observation, hypothesis, or model construction, and to use the scientific method to explain the natural world. Students will successfully recognize and comprehend fundamental concepts, principles, and processes about the natural world.
Courses:
Policy for Advanced Courses: Any student who successfully completes a natural science course for which one of the general education core course options in natural science is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the natural science core. The immediate prerequisite must be in the same subject area for the course to count and the subject area is determined according to the institution or SCNS catalog.
This applies to the following UF courses: AST 3018, AST 3019, BSC 2011, CHM 2046, CHM 2051, CHM 2096, PHY 2049, PHY 2054.
Students will demonstrate the ability to examine behavioral, social, and cultural issues from a variety of points of view. Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic social and behavioral science concepts and principles used in the analysis of behavioral, social, and cultural issues, past and present, local and global.
Courses:
Note: The International (N) and Diversity (D) requirements are unique to the University of Florida. More information can be found here: https://undergrad.aa.ufl.edu/general-education/gen-ed-program/program-requirements/."
UF Courses Meeting the State General Education Core Requirements | |||
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GE Area |
Course # |
Course Name |
GE Code |
Comm. |
ENC 1101 |
Expository and Argumentative Writing |
C, WR-E6 |
Comm. |
ENC 1102 |
Argument and Persuasion |
C, WR-E6 |
Comm. |
ENC 1145 |
Tops for Composition |
C, H, WR-E6 |
Comm. |
ENC 2210 |
Technical Writing |
C, WR-E6 |
Comm. |
ENC 3246 |
Professional Communication for Engineers |
C, WR-E6 |
Comm. |
ENC 3254 |
Professional Writing in the Discipline |
C, WR-E6 |
Human. |
ARH 2000 |
Art Appreciation |
H, D |
Human. |
PHI 2010 |
Intro. to Philosophy |
H, WR-E6 |
Human. |
MUL 2010 |
Intro. to Music Literature |
H, N, WR-E2 |
Human. |
LIT 2000 |
Intro. to Literature |
H |
Human. |
THE 2000 |
Theatre Appreciation |
D, H |
Math. |
MAC 1105 |
Basic College Algebra |
M |
Math. |
MAC 1140 |
Precalculus Algebra |
M |
Math. |
MAC 1147 |
Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry |
M |
Math. |
MAC 2233 |
Survey of Calculus 1 |
M |
Math. |
MAC 2311 |
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1 |
M |
Math. |
MAC 2312 |
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2 |
M |
Math. |
MGF 1106 |
Liberal Arts Math 1 |
M |
Math. |
MGF 1107 |
Liberal Arts Math 2 |
M |
Math. |
STA 2023 |
Intro. to Statistics 1 |
M |
Nat. Sci. |
AST 1002 |
Discovering the Universe |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
AST 3018 |
Astronomy and Astrophysics 1 |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
AST 3019 |
Astronomy and Astrophysics 2 |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
BSC 2005 |
Biological Science |
B |
Nat. Sci. |
BSC 2010 |
Integrated Principles of Biology 1 |
B |
Nat. Sci. |
BSC 2011 |
Integrated Principles of Biology 2 |
B |
Nat. Sci. |
CHM 1020 |
Chemistry for the Liberal Arts |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
CHM 1030 |
Basic Chemistry Concepts and Applications 1 |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
CHM 1031 |
Basic Chemistry Concepts and Applications 2 |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
CHM 2045 |
General Chemistry 1 |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
CHM 2046 |
General Chemistry 2 |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
CHM 2051 |
Honors General Chemistry |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
CHM 2096 |
Chemistry for Engineers 2 |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
ESC 1000 |
Intro. to Earth Science |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
MCB 3020 |
Basic Biology of Microorganisms |
B |
Nat. Sci. |
PHY 2020 |
Intro. to the Principles of Physics |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
PHY 2048 |
Physics with Calculus 1 |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
PHY 2049 |
Physics with Calculus 2 |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
PHY 2053 |
Physics 1 |
P |
Nat. Sci. |
PHY 2054 |
Physics 2 |
P |
Social Sci. |
PSY 2012 |
General Psychology |
S |
Social Sci. |
SYG 2000 |
Principles of Sociology |
S |
Social Sci. |
ANT 2000 |
General Anthropology |
S |
Social Sci. |
POS 2041 |
American Federal Government |
S |
Social Sci. |
AMH 2020 |
US Since 1877 |
S, D |
Social Sci. |
ECO 2013 |
Principles of Macroeconomics |
S |