MnTC Requirements

  • Complete the requirements of each of the 10 MnTC Goals as outlined below.
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher in all college-level coursework completed at Normandale and in all courses counting toward the MnTC.
  • Earn a minimum of 14 college-level credits at Normandale.
  • Successfully complete a total of 40 credits of coursework in all MnTC Goal areas.

Note: With the exception of GEOL 1111, only courses with 3 or more credits will apply toward MnTC requirements. Credits are counted only once toward the MnTC minimum credit requirement of 40 credits. Students should apply for their MnTC certification during their final semester.

Goal 1: Communication

Complete two courses.

ENGC 1101

Freshman Composition (4)

and one of:

 

COMM 1100

Introduction to Human Communication (3)

COMM 1101

Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)

COMM 1111

Interpersonal Communication (3)

COMM 1121

Small Group Communication (3)

Goal 2: Critical Thinking

Met by completion of all 40 credits of the MnTC.

Goal 3: Natural Sciences

Complete two courses from a minimum of two departments. At least one course must be a traditional lab course; the second must be a lab course or must include a lab-like experience (lab classes are identified with *).

BIOL 1007*

Contemporary Biology (4)

BIOL 1101*

Introduction to Human Genetics (4)

BIOL 1102*

Human Biology (4)

BIOL 1103*

Introduction to Emerging Diseases (4)

BIOL 1104*

MN Natural History & Field Biology (4)

BIOL 1105*

Gen Biology: Cells to Organisms (4)

BIOL 1106*

Gen Biology: Ecology and Evol (4)

BIOL 1110

Environmental Biology (3)

BIOL 1125

Biology of Women (3)

BIOL 2042*

Human Physiology (4)

BIOL 2202*

Zoology (4)

BIOL 2203*

Botany (4)

BIOL 2204*

Microbiology (4)

BIOL 2205*

Genetics (4)

CHEM 1010*

Environmental Chemistry (4)

CHEM 1020*

Survey of Chemistry (4)

CHEM 1050*

Organic and Biochemistry (3)

CHEM 1061*

Principles of Chemistry 1 (5)

CHEM 1062*

Principles of Chemistry 2 (5)

CHEM 2058*

Organic Chemistry Essentials 1 (4)

CHEM 2059*

Organic Chemistry Essentials 2 (4)

CHEM 2061*

Organic Chemistry 1 (5)

CHEM 2062*

Organic Chemistry 2 (5)

GEOG 1101*

Physical Geography (4)

GEOG 1172*

Introductory Meteorology (4)

GEOL 1050*

Earth History (4)

GEOL 1101*

Physical Geology (4)

GEOL 1110, +1111*

Environmental Geology (3) [Satisfies lab requirement if taken with Environmental Geology Lab (1)]

GEOL 1120

Oceanography (3)

PHYS 1001

+ 1002*

Physics for Future Presidents (3) [Satisfies lab requirement if taken with PHYS 1002 (1)

PHYS 1050*

Survey of Classical Physics (4)

PHYS 1060*

Physics of Health Technology (4)

PHYS 1104

Descriptive Astronomy (3)

PHYS 1110*

College Physics 1 (4)

PHYS 1111*

College Physics 2 (4)

PHYS 1114*

Introductory Astronomy (4)

PHYS 1121*

Physics with Calculus 1 (5)

PHYS 1122*

Physics with Calculus 2 (5)

PHYS 1201*

Physics with Biomedical App 1 (4)

PHYS 1202*

Physics with Biomedical App 2 (4)

PHYS 2250

Modern Physics (4)

Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning

Complete one course.

CSCI 2011

Discrete Structures of Computer Sci (4)

MATH 1020

Mathematics for Liberal Arts (3)

MATH 1050

Mathematical Foundations 1 (3)

MATH 1060

Mathematical Foundations 2 (3)

MATH 1070

Mathematical Foundations 3 (3)

MATH 1080

Introduction to Statistics (4)

MATH 1090

STATWAY Statistics 2 (4)

MATH 1100

College Algebra and Probability (4)

MATH 1200

Finite Mathematics (4)

MATH 1400

Survey of Calculus (4)

MATH 1500

Pre-Calculus (5)

MATH 1510

Calculus 1 (5)

MATH 1520

Calculus 2 (5)

MATH 2400

Probability and Statistics with Calc (4)

MATH 2510

Calculus 3: Multivariable Calculus (5)

MATH 2520

Calculus 4: Differential Equations (5)

MATH 2700

Mathematical Proof (4)

PHIL 1102

Logic (3)

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Complete two courses from a minimum of two departments.

ANTH 1101

Cultural Diversity (3)

ANTH 1121

Women Across Cultures (3)

ANTH 1125

Human Evolution - An Introduction to Bio-Anthropology (3)

ANTH 1126

Archeology: Prehistory and Humanity's Cultural Origins (3)

ANTH 1127

Cultural Anthropology - The Global Human Experience (3)

ANTH 1145

Human Variation – Bio-Anthropology and Forensic Analysis (3)

ANTH 1146

Field Archeology - Methods of Exploring the Past (3)

ANTH 1148

Examining Culture – Seeing and Doing Anthropology (3)

ANTH 1150

Native Americans: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (3)

ANTH 1188

Magic, Witchcraft and Religion: The Anthropology of Religion (3)

ANTH 2126

Introduction to Field Archeology (3)

COMM 1106

Introduction to Mass Communication (3)

COMM 2111

Family Communication (3)

ECON 1200

Consumer Economics (3)

ECON 1400

Survey of Economics (3)

ECON 2201

Principles of Microeconomics (3)

ECON 2202

Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

GEOG 1050

Introduction to Maps & Places (3)

GEOG 1102

Human Geography (3)

GEOG 1103

Economic Geography (3)

GEOG 1104

Resources, Society & Environment (3)

GEOG 1121

World Regional Geography (3)

GEOG 1122

Geography of Europe (3)

GEOG 1123

Geography of Minnesota (3)

GEOG 1124

Geography of Latin America (3)

HIST 1101

History of World Civilizations 1 (4)

HIST 1102

History of World Civilizations 2 (4)

HIST 1103

History of World Civilizations 3 (4)

HIST 1111

United States History 1 (4)

HIST 1112

United States History 2 (4)

HIST 1131

History of the Family (3)

HIST 1133

Minnesota History (3)

HIST 2101

History of East Asia (3)

HIST 2201

The World in the Era of the World Wars (3)

POLS 1130

Introduction to U.S. Politics (3)

POLS 1132

Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)

POLS 1133

Middle East Politics (3)

POLS 1135

Introduction to Political Thought (3)

POLS 1150

Introduction to World Politics (3)

POLS 1152

Model United Nations (3)

POLS 2250

Constitutional Law (3)

PSYC 1100

Psychology in Modern Life (3)

PSYC 1109

Child & Adolescent Development (3)

PSYC 1110

Introduction to Psychology (4)

PSYC 1120

Psychology of Human Sexuality (3)

PSYC 1220

Psychology of Adulthood & Aging (3)

PSYC 2200

Abnormal Psychology (3)

PSYC 2210

Developmental Psychology: Life Span (4)

PSYC 2300

Psychology of Personality (3)

PSYC 2400

Psychology of Religion & Spirituality (3)

PSYC 2500

Biopsychology (3)

PSYC 2600

Principles of Social Psychology (3)

SOC 1100

Modern US Society: Everyday Life in the United States of America (3)

SOC 1101

Cultural Diversity (3)

SOC 1102

Love, Sex and Family (3)

SOC 1104

Introduction to Sociology (3)

SOC 1106

Social Problems in a Changing World (3)

SOC 1109

Wealth and Poverty (3)

SOC 1115

Sociology of Sex and Gender Roles (3)

SOC 1121

Women Across Cultures (3)

SOC 2108

Social Psychology (3)

SOC 2110

American Minority Relations (3)

SOC 2112

Criminology (3)

SOC 2114

Families in Crisis (3)

SOC 2125

Social Deviance (3)

WMST 1101

Introduction to Women's Studies (3)

WMST 1121

Women Across Cultures (3)

Goal 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts

Complete two courses from a minimum of two departments.

ART 1101

The Visual Arts (3)

ART 1102

Art History Survey 1: Prehistory to 16th Century Europe (3)

ART 1103

Art History Survey 2: 16th Century Europe to 1945 (3)

ART 1104

Contemporary Art Survey (3)

ART 1105

Non-Western Art Survey (3)

ART 1109

Exploring Photography (3)

ART 1110

Black & White Photography 1 (3)

ART 1113

Video Art (3)

ART 1114

Digital Photography (3)

ART 1115

2D Animation & Interactivity (3)

ART 1118

Two-Dimensional Design (3)

ART 1120

Three-Dimensional Design (3)

ART 1121

Drawing 1 (3)

ART 1122

Electronic Imaging (3)

ART 1123

Sculpture 1 (3)

ART 1124

Ceramics 1 (3)

ART 1125

Glass Fusing 1 (3)

ART 1126

Printmaking: Monotype and Screenprint (3)

ART 1127

Painting 1 (3)

ART 1128

Watercolor Painting (3)

ART 1129

Printmaking: Intaglio and Relief (3)

ART 2201

Figure Drawing (3)

ART 2202

Mixed Media (3)

ART 2203

Ceramics 2 (3)

ART 2204

Drawing 2 (3)

ART 2206

Glass Fusing 2 (3)

ART 2207

Photography 2 (3)

ART 2253

Painting 2 (3)

COMM 1440

Introduction to Digital Film and Video Production (3)

ENGL 1000

Introduction to Literature (3)

ENGL 1120

Graphic Novels (3)

ENGL 1130

Literature of Diversity (3)

ENGL 1140

Gender of Literature (3)

ENGL 1150

Contemporary Literary Studies (3)

ENGL 1170

Modern World Literature (3)

ENGL 1175

Myths and Legends (3)

ENGL 1186

Introduction to Poetry (3)

ENGL 1187

Introduction to Drama (3)

ENGL 1188

Introduction to Short Stories (3)

ENGL 1189

Introduction to the Novel (3)

ENGL 2060

Children's Literature (3)

ENGL 2061

Young Adult Literature (3)

ENGL 2120

Shakespeare (3)

ENGL 2125

The Novels of Jane Austen (3)

ENGL 2127

Sherlock Holmes & the Victorian Age (3)

ENGL 2130

African American Literature (3)

ENGL 2131

Asian American Literature (3)

ENGL 2132

Latino American Literature (3)

ENGL 2133

Native American Literature (3)

ENGL 2140

Environmental Literature (3)

ENGL 2150

American Literature 1 (3)

ENGL 2151

American Literature 2 (3)

ENGL 2160

British Writers 1 (4)

ENGL 2161

British Writers 2 (4)

ENGL 2174

African Literature (3)

ENGW 1111

Introduction to Creative Writing (3)

ENGW 2112

Poetry Writing (3)

ENGW 2113

Fiction Writing (3)

ENGW 2114

Play & Screen Writing (3)

ENGW 2115

Memoir/Non-Fiction Writing (3)

FREN 1111

Culture and Civilization (3)

FREN 2100

Intermediate French 1 (5)

FREN 2200

Intermediate French 2 (5)

GERM 1111

Culture and Civilization (3)

GERM 2100

Intermediate German 1 (5)

GERM 2200

Intermediate German 2 (5)

JAPN 1111

Culture and Civilization (3)

JAPN 2100

Intermediate Japanese 1 (5)

JAPN 2200

Intermediate Japanese 2 (5)

MUSC 1120

Fundamentals of Music (3)

MUSC 1121

Introduction to World Music (3)

MUSC 1122

Music Listening and Literature (3)

MUSC 1123

Jazz History (3)

MUSC 1124

Rock & Roll History (3)

MUSC 1131

Music Theory I (3)

MUSC 1132

Music Theory II (3)

MUSC 2231

Music Theory III (3)

MUSC 2232

Music Theory IV (3)

MUSC 2245

Music History I (3)

MUSC 2246

Music History II (3)

PHIL 1101

Introduction to Philosophy (3)

PHIL 1103

Ethics (3)

PHIL 1150

Introduction to World Religions (3)

PHIL 1160

Philosophy of Art (3)

PHIL 1170

Business Ethics (3)

PHIL 1180

Biomedical Ethics (3)

SPAN 1111

Culture & Civilization (3)

SPAN 2100

Intermediate Spanish 1 (5)

SPAN 2200

Intermediate Spanish 2 (5)

THTR 1111

Introduction to Cinema (3)

THTR 1116

Introduction to Theatre (3)

THTR 1117

Introduction to Theatre: Television (3)

THTR 1118

Theatre in the Twin Cities (3)

THTR 1130

Introduction to Stage Costumes (3)

THTR 1140

Introduction to Stagecraft (3)

THTR 1145

Introduction to Stage Lighting & Sound (3)

THTR 1151

Acting 1 (3)

THTR 2020

Basic Design for the Stage (3)

THTR 2111

World Cinema (3)

THTR 2150

Script Analysis (3)

THTR 2151

Acting 2 (3)

THTR 2160

Audition Techniques (3)

THTR 2520

Stage Management (3)

THTR 2550

Directing 1 (3)

Goal 7: Human Diversity

Complete one course.

ANTH 1145

Human Variation – Bio-Anthropology and Forensic Analysis (3)

ANTH 1150

Native Americans: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (3)

ANTH 1899

Medical Anthropology: Health, Illness & Healing Across Cultures (3)

BIOL 1125

Biology of Women (3)

COMM 1131

Intercultural Communication (3)

COMM 1141

Nonverbal Communication (3)

ENGL 1130

Literature of Diversity (3)

ENGL 2130

African American Literature (3)

ENGL 2131

Asian American Literature (3)

ENGL 2132

Latino American Literature (3)

ENGL 2133

Native American Literature (3)

GEOG 1125

Geography of the United States & Canada (3)

GEOG 1170

Urban Geography (3)

HIST 1111

United States History 1 (4)

HIST 1112

United States History 2 (4)

MUSC 1123

Jazz History (3)

MUSC 1124

Rock & Roll History (3)

PSYC 1106

Psychology of Women (3)

PSYC 1108

Psychology of Death & Dying (3)

PSYC 1140

Psychology of Gender (3)

PSYC 1220

Psychology of Adulthood & Aging (3)

PSYC 2200

Abnormal Psychology (3)

PSYC 2210

Developmental Psychology: Life Span (4)

PSYC 2400

Psychology of Religion & Spirituality (3)

PSYC 2600

Principles of Social Psychology (3)

SOC 1100

Modern US Society: Everyday Life in the United States of America (3)

SOC 1102

Love, Sex and Family (3)

SOC 1103

Service-Learning & Community Awareness (2-3)

SOC 1109

Wealth and Poverty (3)

SOC 1115

Sociology of Sex & Gender Roles (3)

SOC 2108

Social Psychology (3)

SOC 2110

American Minority Relations (3)

SOC 2114

Families in Crisis (3)

THTR 1111

Introduction to Cinema (3)

THTR 1117

Introduction to Theatre: Television (3)

THTR 1118

Theatre in the Twin Cities (3)

Goal 8: Global Perspective

Complete one course.

ANTH 1101

Cultural Diversity (3)

ANTH 1121

Women Across Cultures (3)

ANTH 1127

Cultural Anthropology - The Global Human Experience (3)

ANTH 1148

Examining Culture – Seeing and Doing Anthropology (3)

ANTH 1188

Magic, Witchcraft & Religion: The Anthropology of Religion (3)

ANTH 1899

Medical Anthropology: Health, Illness & Healing Across Cultures (3)

ART 1101

Visual Arts (3)

ART 1102

Art History Survey 1 (3)

ART 1103

Art History Survey 2 (3)

ART 1104

Contemporary Art Survey (3)

ART 1105

Non-Western Art Survey (3)

BIOL 1103

Introduction to Emerging Diseases (4)

CHIN 1100

Beginning Chinese 1 (5)

CHIN 1200

Beginning Chinese 2 (5)

ECON 2202

Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

ENGL 1170

Modern World Literature (3)

ENGL 1175

Myths and Legends (3)

ENGL 2174

African Literature (3)

FREN 1100

Beginning French 1 (5)

FREN 1111

Culture and Civilization (3)

FREN 1200

Beginning French 2 (5)

FREN 2100

Intermediate French 1 (5)

FREN 2200

Intermediate French 2 (5)

GEOG 1050

Introduction to Maps & Places (3)

GEOG 1102

Human Geography (3)

GEOG 1103

Economic Geography (3)

GEOG 1121

World Regional Geography (3)

GEOG 1122

Geography of Europe (3)

GEOG 1124

Geography of Latin America (3)

GERM 1100

Beginning German 1 (5)

GERM 1111

Culture and Civilization (3)

GERM 1200

Beginning German 2 (5)

GERM 2100

Intermediate German 1 (5)

GERM 2200

Intermediate German 2 (5)

HIST 1101

History of World Civilizations 1 (4)

HIST 1102

History of World Civilizations 2 (4)

HIST 1103

History of World Civilizations 3 (4)

HIST 1131

History of the Family: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)

HIST 2101

History of East Asia (3)

HIST 2201

The World in the Era of the World Wars (3)

JAPN 1100

Beginning Japanese 1 (5)

JAPN 1111

Culture and Civilization (3)

JAPN 1200

Beginning Japanese 2 (5)

JAPN 2100

Intermediate Japanese 1 (5)

JAPN 2200

Intermediate Japanese 2 (5)

MUSC 1121

Introduction to World Music (3)

MUSC 2245

Music History I (3)

MUSC 2246

Music History II (3)

PHIL 1150

Introduction to World Religions (3)

POLS 1132

Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)

POLS 1133

Middle East Politics (3)

POLS 1150

Introduction to World Politics (3)

POLS 1152

Model United Nations (3)

SOC 1101

Cultural Diversity (3)

SOC 1106

Social Problems in a Changing World (3)

SOC 1121

Women Across Cultures (3)

SPAN 1100

Beginning Spanish 1 (5)

SPAN 1111

Culture and Civilization (3)

SPAN 1200

Beginning Spanish 2 (5)

SPAN 2100

Intermediate Spanish 1 (5)

SPAN 2200

Intermediate Spanish 2 (5)

THTR 2111

World Cinema (3)

WMST 1121

Women Across Cultures (3)

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility

Complete one course.

ANTH 1146

Field Archeology - Methods of Exploring the Past (3)

COMM 1106

Introduction to Mass Communication (3)

ECON 1100

Personal Finance (3)

ECON 1200

Consumer Economics (3)

ECON 1400

Survey of Economics (3)

ECON 2201

Principles of Microeconomics (3)

ENGL 2150

American Literature 1 (4)

ENGL 2151

American Literature 2 (4)

GEOG 1170

Urban Geography (3)

GEOL 1050*

Earth History (4)

INDS 1600

Leadership Development Studies (3)

PHIL 1103

Ethics (3)

PHIL 1140

Environmental Ethics (3)

PHIL 1170

Business Ethics (3)

PHIL 1180

Biomedical Ethics (3)

PHYS 1001

Physics for Future Presidents (3)

POLS 1130

Introduction to U.S. Politics (3)

POLS 1135

Introduction to Political Thought (3)

POLS 2250

Constitutional Law (3)

PSYC 1108

Psychology of Death and Dying (3)

SOC 1103

Service-Learning and Community Awareness (2-3)

SOC 2125

Social Deviance (3)

SOC 2130

Introduction to Criminal Justice (3)

Goal 10: People and the Environment

Complete one course.

ANTH 1125

Human Evolution - An Introduction to Bio-Anthropology (3)

ANTH 1126

Archeology: Prehistory and Humanities Cultural Origins (3)

BIOL 1104*

Minnesota Natural History and Field Biology (4)

BIOL 1110

Environmental Biology (3)

CHEM 1010*

Environmental Chemistry (4)

ENGL 2140

Environmental Literature (3)

GEOG 1101*

Physical Geography (4)

GEOG 1104

Resources, Society and Environment (3)

GEOG 1123

Geography of Minnesota (3)

GEOG 1125

Geography of the United States and Canada (3)

GEOG 1172*

Introductory Meteorology (4)

GEOL 1101*

Physical Geology (4)

GEOL 1110 + GEOL 1111*

Environmental Geology (3) + Environmental Geology Laboratory (1)

GEOL 1120

Oceanography (3)

HIST 1133

Minnesota History (3)

PHIL 1140

Environmental Ethics (3)

*Lab Courses

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Electives

If needed to reach 40 credits, complete additional courses from any MnTC Goal area.