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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Education Requirements


College of Engineering

General Education Requirements - Computer Engineering  

General Education Requirements - Electrical Engineering  

General Education Requirements - Mechanical & Industrial Engineering  

General Education Requirements - Mechanical & Industrial Engineering - Nanotechnology  

College of Innovation and Technology

General Education Requirements - Advanced Technology  

General Education Requirements - Computer Science and Information Technology  

General Education Requirements - Science and Technology Management  

The General Education Program at Florida Polytechnic University takes students beyond our rigorous technical and applied education and is essential to the academic development of our extraordinary students. General Education courses contain high-level academic and thinking skills.

In accordance with Section 1007.25 of the Florida Statutes and the recommendations of the General Education Steering and Faculty Committees, Florida Polytechnic University students complete 36 credit hours of General Education Program coursework within the subject areas of communication, humanities, mathematics, social sciences, and natural sciences. Each student must complete at least one approved course in each subject area.

Approved courses for each area are listed below. Where applicable, courses taken to meet state common prerequisites for a program also may be used to fulfill General Education requirements. All first-time-in-college students are expected to take ENC 1101  (Composition I) during their first semester at Florida Polytechnic.

In compliance with State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.024, a transfer student who has successfully completed the General Education requirements for any public university or community college in Florida prior to enrolling as a degree-seeking student at Florida Polytechnic University, and has this completion noted on the official transcript, shall be considered to have satisfied the General Education requirements at Florida Polytechnic. All other transfer students are expected to complete the Florida Polytechnic General Education Program. Transfer students' transcripts will be evaluated to determine course equivalencies and fulfillment of Florida Polytechnic's General Education requirements.

All courses listed are approved for meeting General Education requirements. Courses marked with (W) can be used to satisfy a portion of the Florida college-level writing requirement, and all mathematics courses can be used to satisfy a portion of the computation requirement (State Board of Education Rule 6A-10.030). A grade of C or higher is required for all coursework meeting the state writing and computation requirements.

Communication


Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and to analyze communication critically.

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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.

Humanities (Choose at least 1)


Through demonstrating interpretive ability and cultural literacy, the student will confirm the ability to think critically and acquire competence in reflecting critically upon the human condition.

Mathematics


Students will determine appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving, demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts and apply appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving.

Note:


If a student completes a mathematics course for which one of the General Education course options in mathematics is a prerequisite, that student will be considered to have completed the portion of the mathematics core. In some instances, there may be mathematics courses similar in content in the General Education Program that are at a more advanced level, but do not include a mathematics core course as a prerequisite; in these instances the more advanced, similar courses will be considered to have completed the portion of the mathematics core.

Natural Sciences


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 also will successfully recognize and comprehend fundamental concepts, principles and processes about the natural world.

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Any student who successfully completes a natural science course for which one of the General Education course options in Natural Sciences is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the Natural Sciences requirement.

Social Sciences (Choose at least 1)


Students will demonstrate the ability to examine behavioral, social and cultural issues from a variety of points of view. Students also 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.