## Area A2 Quantitative Skills (3 hours)

*Students will demonstrate the problem-solving ability to apply mathematical methods to comprehend, interpret, and communicate quantitative information.*

MATH 1111 is recommended for Business majors because this course is a prerequisite for other courses required in the business curriculum.

MATH 1113 or MATH 1450 is required for biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics and physics majors.

**Select one:**

## Area B Institutional Options (7 hours)

* Students will analyze political, cultural, or socioeconomic interactions among people or organizations of the world.*

## Area D Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Technology (11 hours)

*Students will apply principles of scientific method and mathematical techniques to the analysis of the natural or physical world.*

NOTE: Some science courses have prerequisite requirements. Students should consult their degree plans of study for recommendations regarding which science courses to select.

**Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, and Nursing majors:**

Two course lab-based science sequence - 8 hours

Mathematics or computer science - 3 hours

NOTE: If a student with a major in the listed categories elects to enroll in a calculus course (4 hours; 1 hour can be counted in Area F or as an elective.)

**For all other majors:**

Two lab-based science courses (Not necessarily a sequence) - 8 hours

Mathematics or computer science - 3 hours

NOTE: If a student with a major in the above-listed category elects to enroll in a pre-calculus or calculus course (4 hours; 1 hour can be counted as elective credit or as an elective.)

## Area E Social Science (9 hours)

*Students will analyze the complexity of human behavior as a function of the commonality and diversity within or between groups.*

NOTE: Students should consult their degree plans of study for recommendations regarding which courses to select.

## Learning Goals

All USG institutions must identify Area A-E courses that will meet three additional USG learning goals: US Perspective, Global Perspective, and Critical Thinking. These three learning goals, referred to as “overlay requirements” can be met by successfully completing designated courses within the core curriculum. North Georgia has designated the following as courses meeting the USG overlay requirements: