Course Outline
 
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (40 credits minimum)
 
Goal Area 1: Communications
9 credits required
Option1: 9 credits/3 courses
*Must take 1 CMST and 2 ENGL
CMST 1210   Intro to Communication 3
CMST 2200   Public Speaking 3
CMST 2250   Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 1210   College Composition I 3
ENGL 1220   College Composition II 3
Option2: 9 credits/3 courses
*Must take 1 CMST and 2 ENGL
CMST 1210   Intro to Communication 3
CMST 2200   Public Speaking 3
CMST 2250   Small Group Communication 3
ENGL 1210   College Composition I 3
ENGL 1230   Scientific & Technical Writing 3
 
Goal Area 2: Critical Thinking
This goal will be satisfied by completing one course each from MnTC Goal Areas 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
 
Goal Area 1: Communications (Pathway)
(select 9 credits from the courses below)
Must take 1 CMST and 2 ENGL courses. NOTE: CMST 1210 is not included in this degree, so it will not count toward the major not transfer as a major course.
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
CMST 2200 Public Speaking
CMST 2250 Small Group Communication
ENGL 1210 College Composition I: Critical Reading and Writing
ENGL 1220 College Composition II: Writing With Sources
Total Credits: 9  
 
Goal Area 2: Critical Thinking
(Infused)
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Goal Area 3: Natural Sciences
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Total Credits: 8  
 
Goal Area 4: Mathematics/Logical Reasoning
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Total Credits: 3  
 
Goal Area 5: History and the Social/Behavioral Sciences
Must include two disciplines. See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
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Total Credits: 9  
 
Goal Area 6: The Humanities and Fine Arts
Must include two disciplines. See your advisor to select courses that fulfill this requirement.
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Total Credits: 9  
 
Goal Area 7: Human Diversity
1 course required. See your advisor to select a course to fulfill this requirement.
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Goal Area 8: Global Perspective
1 course required. See your advisor to select a course to fulfill this requirement.
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Goal Area 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility
1 course required. See your advisor to select a course to fulfill this requirement.
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Goal Area 10: People and the Environment
1 course required. See your advisor to select a course to fulfill this requirement.
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Minnesota Transfer Curriculum
Credits: 0 to 2. See your advisor to select courses that complete the 40-credit minimum for the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
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Total Credits: 2  
 
General Education Elective Courses
(select 2 credits from the courses below)
Health and Wellness: Choose from the courses listed below plus and/or PE activity courses numbered from PE1020 to PE1400
Course
Number
Course Title Credits
PE 2200 First Aid/CPR
PUBH 1050 Personal and Community Health
PUBH 1070 Nutrition
PUBH 1100 Drug Education in Contemporary Society
Total Credits: 2  
 
General Education Elective Courses
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Total Credits: 18  
 
General Education Required Course List
Within these 60 credits, you must complete the following required courses for the AA Communication Studies Transfer Pathway: CMST2200 CMST2250 CMST2260 CMST2270 Ridgewater CMST courses other than the above four are not included in this degree and are not guaranteed to transfer to a CMST major at a Minnesota State University. Before registering for a CMST class not listed here, contact the CMST Department at the university you want to transfer to and ask if the course(s) will count in their major.
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Total AA Liberal Arts Pathway Credits: 60