Jul 31, 2021  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Junior College - General Education


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Overview  
Fixed 22 Flexible 9
 

Overview

 

During the 2017 New Mexico Legislative session, Senate Bill 103, was signed into law to further enhance and facilitate the articulation of general education courses among New Mexico’s colleges and universities. In accordance with policies established by the New Mexico Higher Education Department, designated general education core courses successfully completed at any regionally accredited public institution of higher education in New Mexico are guaranteed to transfer to any New Mexico public institution. Students enrolling for the first year of study at a New Mexico college or university and considering possible transfer into a certificate and/or degree program at another institution are encouraged to take the courses approved for transfer during their freshman and sophomore year of study.

The goal of the general education model is to focus on essential skills that are needed by today’s college graduates to be successful as they pursue advanced degrees and/or careers. All students will be required to complete at least 22 credit hours (“Fixed 22”) in the following six content areas: Communications (6 credits), Mathematics (3 credits), Science (4 credits), Social and Behavioral Science (3 credits) and Creative/Fine Arts (3 credits). Another 9 credit hours (“Flexible 9”) from the content areas previously listed or other content areas the school deems appropriate.

Each general education course must contain three essential skills which can be communication, quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, information and digital literay, and personal and social responsibility.

Each of the six content areas are associated with three essential skills.

Communication: Communication, Critical Thinking, Information and Digital Literacy

Mathematics: Communication, Critical Thinking, Quantitative Reasoning

Science: Critical Thinking, Personal and Social Responsibility, Quantitative Reasoning

Social and Behavioral Science: Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal and Social Responsibility

Humanities: Critical Thinking, Information and Digital Literacy, Personal and Social Responsibility

Creative and Fine Arts: Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal and Social Responsibility

Each essential skill is made up of component skills. More information on component skills and the state General Education models can be found on New Mexico Higher Education Department’s website.

NMMI - General Education - Fixed 22

New Mexico Military Institute’s Fixed 22 is composed of the following: Communications (6 hrs), Mathematics (3 hrs), Science (4 hrs), Social & Behavioral Sciences (3 hrs), Humanities (3 hrs) and Creative & Fine Arts (3 hrs).

 

Area I: Communications

6 Semester Hours
  • ENGL 1110 - Composition I
  • COMM 1113- Public Speaking
6 hours
Area II: Mathematics 3 Semester Hours
  • MATH 1130 - Survey of Mathematics
  • MATH 1150 - Business Math
  • MATH 1220 - College Algebra
  • MATH 1250 - Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
  • MATH 1350 - Introduction to Statistics
  • MATH 1510 - Calculus I
3-4 hours
Area III: Lab Sciences 4 Semester Hours
  • ASTR 1115 - Introduction to Astronomy
  • BIOL 1154 - General Biology
  • BIOL 1214 - Principles of Biology I
  • BIOL 1224 - Principles of Biology II
  • CHEM 1120 - Introduction to Chemistry (non majors)
  • CHEM 1215 - General Chemistry I for STEM Majors
  • GEOL 1214 - Physical Geology
  • GEOL 1224 - Historical Geology
  • GEOL 1234 - Environmental Geology
  • PHYS 1104 - Introduction to Physics
  • PHYS 1230 - Algebra-Based Physics
  • PHYS 2215 - Engineering Physics I
4 hours
Area IV: Social & Behavioral Sciences 3 Semester Hours
  • ANTH 1140 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
  • CJUS 1110 - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • ECON 2110 - Macroeconomic Principles
  • ECON 2120 - Microeconomic Principles
  • GEOG 1165 - People and Place
  • POLS 1110 - Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 1120 - American National Government
  • POLS 2110 - Comparative Politics
  • POLS 2120 - International Relations
  • POLS 2160 - State and Local Government
  • PSYC 1110 - Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 2110 - Social Psychology
  • PSYC 2210 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 2230 - Psychology of Adjustment
  • SOCI 1110 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 2240 - Sociology of Intimate Relationships and Family
3 hours
Area V: Humanities 3 Semester Hours
  • ARBC 1110 - Arabic I
  • BUSA 2460 - Business Ethics
  • CHIN 1110 - Mandarin Chinese I
  • COMM 1003 - Introduction to Mass Communications
  • COMM 1053 - Journalism
  • COMM 1213 - Interpersonal Communications
  • COMM 2103 - Introduction to Film Studies
  • COMM 2113 - Cinema History
  • DRAM 1013 - Drama as Literature
  • ENGL 1403 - Bible as Literature
  • ENGL 2610 - American Literature I
  • ENGL 2620 - American Literature II
  • ENGL 2630 - British Literature I
  • ENGL 2640 - British Literature II
  • FREN 1113 - Elementary French I
  • HUMN 1103 - Leadership Development Studies
  • PHIL 1113/1115 - Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 1203 - World Religions
  • PHIL 2013/2110 - Ethics
  • PHIL 2023 - Logic
  • PHIL 2113/2220 - Greek Philosophy
  • PHIL 2123/2210 - Modern Philosophy
  • SPAN 1110 - Spanish I
  • Any Modern Language
3 hours
Area VI: Creative & Fine Arts 3 Semester Hours
  • ARTS 1103 - Color and Composition
  • ARTS 1053 - Drawing
  • ARTS 1403 - Computer Graphic Design
  • ARTS 1903 - Stained Glass
  • ARTS 1913 - Stained Glass II
  • ARTS 1993 - Portfolio Enhancement
  • ARTS 2023 - Painting
  • ARTS 2113 - Art History I
  • ARTS 2123 - Art History II
  • COMM 1353 - Introduction to Digitial Film Making
  • DRAM 1031 - Theater Production I (1.0 hr)
  • DRAM 1041 - Theater Production II (1.0 hr)
  • DRAM 1113 - Introduction to Drama
  • ENGL 13#3 - Photojournalism and Narrative with Book Publishing
  • ENGL 2310 - Introduction to Creative Writing
  • MUSC 1011 - Band I (1.0 hr)
  • MUSC 1031 - Jazz Band I (1.0 hr)
  • MUSC 1051 - Concert Choir I (1.0 hr)
  • MUSC 1071 - Catholic Chapel Choir I (1.0 hr)
  • MUSC 1091 - Protestant Chapel Choir I (1.0 hr)
  • MUSC 1111 - Applied Music Lessons I (1.0 hr)
  • MUSC 1131 - Vocal Ensemble I (1.0 hr)
  • MUSC 1303/1140 - Music Appreciation
  • MUSC 1403 - Fundamentals of Music Theory

1-3 hours

 

NMMI - General Education - Flexible 9

New Mexico Military Institute’s Flexible 9 is composed of the following: Humanities (3 hrs), English (3 hrs) and History (3 hrs)

Humanities

3 Semester Hours
  • Please refer to courses listed in our Fixed 22 Humanities course list. You may not repeat a course previously taken.
3 hours
English 3 Semester Hours
  • ENGL 1120 - Composition II
  • ENGL 2210 - Professional & Technical Communications
  • BUSW 2113 - Business Writing
  • ENGL 2610 - American Literature I
  • ENGL 2620 - American Literature II
  • ENGL 2630 - British Literature I
  • ENGL 2640 - British Literature II
3 hours
History 3 Semester Hours
  • HIST 1110 - United States History I
  • HIST 1120 - United States History II
  • HIST 1130 - World History I
  • HIST 1140 - World History II
  • HIST 1150 - Western Civilization I
  • HIST 1160 - Western Civilization II
3 hours