Minnesota Transfer Curriculum — 2021-2022
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the format in which general education is defined and accomplished within the public two- and four-year colleges and universities in Minnesota. Completion of an MnTC course at one institution enables a student to receive credit for lower division general education MnTC coursework upon admission to other Minnesota State colleges and universities as well as the University of Minnesota.
DCTC provides general education in the MnTC format and accepts MnTC courses from other Minnesota State colleges and universities and from the University of Minnesota campuses.
Students who complete the entire general education transfer curriculum have shown competency in 10 goal areas. DCTC offers courses that meet all of the 10 goal areas. Students transferring these courses to other colleges transfer on a course-by-course basis. Courses approved for the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum are identified in DCTC publications by MnTC goal numbers.
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Completion
Completion of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may require additional courses beyond those required for the A.S., A.A.S., or diploma. If the intent is to transfer to another college, it is advisable to contact the transfer college for course selection recommendations and transfer admission process information. If a transfer college has not yet been identified, then use the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses listed on the following pages as a guide for course selection.
Successful completion of at least 40 credits within the accepted 10 goal areas as outlined below constitutes completion of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum at DCTC. The goal area completion requirement is listed in italicized text after the description of each goal area. Notation of MnTC completion can be added to a student’s transcript upon request after completion.
Communications (Goal 1)
To develop writers and speakers who use the English language effectively and who read, write, speak and listen critically. As a base, all students should complete introductory communication requirements early in their collegiate studies. MnTC completion requires three courses. One must be ENGL1150 and one SPEE.
Critical Thinking (Goal 2)
Students will be able to gather and use factual information to make logical assumptions, interpretations or connections. Critical thinking will be taught and used throughout the general education and technical curriculum to develop student’s awareness of their own thinking and problem-solving procedures. This goal can be met in one of the following three ways: 1) by completion of one course; 2) by completion of Goal 1 and a technical program; 3) by completion of the entire MnTC.
Natural Sciences (Goal 3)
To improve students’ understanding of natural science principles and of the methods of scientific inquiry, i.e., the ways in which scientists investigate natural science phenomena. By studying the problems that engage today’s scientists, students learn to appreciate the importance of science in their lives and to understand the value of a scientific perspective. MnTC Completion requires two courses of two different disciplines; at least one must be a lab course.
Mathematical/Logical Reasoning (Goal 4)
To increase students’ knowledge about mathematical and logical modes of thinking. This will enable students to appreciate the breadth of applications of mathematics, evaluate arguments, and detect fallacious reasoning. MnTC completion requires one course that is at least three credits.
History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Goal 5)
To increase students’ knowledge of how historians and social and behavioral scientists discover, describe, and explain the behaviors and interactions among individuals, groups, institutions, events, and ideas. Such knowledge will better equip students to understand themselves and the roles they play in addressing the issues facing humanity. MnTC completion requires three courses from at least two disciplines.
Humanities and Fine Arts (Goal 6)
To expand students’ knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behavior, ideas and values expressed in works of human imagination and thought. Students will engage in critical analysis, form aesthetic judgments, and develop an appreciation of the arts and humanities. MnTC completion requires two courses from two different disciplines.
Human Diversity (Goal 7)
To increase students’ understanding of individual and group differences (e.g., race, gender, class) and their knowledge of the traditions and values of various groups in the United States. Students should be able to evaluate the United States’ historical and contemporary responses to group differences. MnTC completion requires one course.
Global Perspective (Goal 8)
To increase students’ understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples and develop their ability to apply a comparative perspective to cross-cultural social, economic and political experiences. MnTC completion requires one course.
Ethical and Civic Responsibility (Goal 9)
To develop students’ capacity to identify, discuss, and reflect upon the ethical dimensions of political, social, and personal life and to understand the ways in which they can exercise responsible and productive citizenship. MnTC completion requires one course.
People and the Environment (Goal 10)
To improve students’ understanding of today’s complex environmental challenges. Students will examine the interrelatedness of human society and the natural environment. Knowledge of both biophysical principles and sociocultural systems is the foundation for integrative and critical thinking about environmental issues. MnTC completion requires one course.
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