Statement of Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) General Education Policies
Effective Fall Semester 2004, each institution on the State University and Community
College System of Tennessee (The Tennessee Board of Regents System) will share a common
lower-division general education core curriculum of forty-one (41) semester hours
for the baccalaureate degrees and the Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science
degrees. Lower-division means freshmen and sophomore courses. The courses comprising
the general education curriculum are contained within the following subject categories:
* Foreign language courses are an additional requirement for the Associate of Arts
(A.A.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. The B.A. degree requires proficiency in
a foreign language equivalent to completion of two years of college-level work. The
A.A. degree requires proficiency in a foreign language equivalent to completion of
one year of college-level work.
|Semester Credit Hours Required
Six hours of English Composition and three hours in English oral presentational communication
|Humanities / Fine Arts, including at least 3 semester credit hours in literature
TBR Universities require American History, except in a limited number of majors exempted
from the requirement. (See specific university catalogs concerning majors that are
Students who plan to transfer to TBR universities should take should take six hours
of United States History (three hours of Tennessee History may substitute). Students
who plan to transfer to University of Tennessee System universities or to out-of-state
or private universities should check requirements and take appropriate courses.
*Students who have not completed one year of American History in high school must
complete 6 credit hours of American History or 3 credit hours of American History
plus 3 credit hours of Tennessee History in order to satisfy the History General Education
Identifying Courses Satisfying the Minimum Degree Requirements
Although the courses fulfilling the minimum degree requirements may vary in actual
design among institutions, many contain similar content. These courses are identified
by common course rubrics (prefixes) and numbers in all TBR institutions to facilitate
transferability. The actual courses designated by each institution to fulfill the
Minimum Degree Requirements, including courses that may not be a part of the common
course prefix and numbering pattern, are denoted in catalogs by the w symbol. A complete matrix of courses that satisfy the Minimum Degree Requirements
at all TBR institutions and an explanation of the common course rubric and numbering
system are available on the TBR web page (www.tbr.edu).
Explanation of course description format: The official course title appears in boldface
type following the course number. The figures in parentheses after the course title
denote the number of semester hours of credit for that course. If the credit is variable,
to be determined by the department, that fact is indicated by the minimum and maximum
credit, as BIOL 4000 (2-4).
If the phrase "Same as . . ." and another course number appear in parentheses following
the credit hours, the course is cross listed with a course in another department,
and when offered by both departments, may be taken through either. If another course
number in parenthesis follows the credit hours, it is the former number for the same
course. Credit may not be received for both the former number and the current number
of the same course.
For those courses including regular laboratory hours, the lecture/laboratory hour
distribution is written in italics near the end of the course description. At the
end of many course descriptions, prerequisites and/or corequisites are listed. Students
are responsible for meeting the stated prerequisites prior to enrolling for the course.
A [G] at the end of the course description indicates that the course may be used to
fulfill University General Education Program requirements. These requirements vary
somewhat according to the particular degree program or major.
Courses are numbered according to the following system:
0001-0999 Courses for which the credit does not apply toward minimum degree requirements
or for which credit is restricted.
1000-1999 Courses primarily for freshmen
2000-2999 Courses primarily for sophomores
3000-3999 Courses primarily for juniors
4000-4999 Courses primarily for seniors and for which graduate credit is not offered.
(There is sometimes a corresponding 6000 number for which graduate credit is offered
to graduate students who fulfill the additional requirements for such credit.)
1000-2000 level courses are lower division courses, 3000-4000 level courses are upper
division courses. Course numbers have no reference to the semester in which the courses
ELEMENTS OF COURSE DESCRIPTION
1ART 24002-36002.4Museum Operation. 5(3). 6(3050). 7(Same as ANTH 4002). 8Basic aspects of museum organization, management, exhibit planning and execution,
and maintenance of collections and records. 9Two lecture/two laboratory hours per week. 10(F). 11PREREQUISITE: ART 3090. l2COREQUISITE: ART 4001. 13(S/U). 14[G].
* [G] = General Education
- Subject area
- Course number/level
- 6000 level cognate
- Course title
- Credit hours
- Former course number
- Cross listing
- Course description
- Lecture/laboratory description
- Semester in which course usually offered
(F) = Fall, (Sp) = Spring, (Su) = Summer
- Special Grading
- General Education *