In accordance with Section 1007.25 of the Florida Statutes, Lincoln Memorial University recognizes the general education core course options adopted in the Florida State Board of Education Rule and Board of Governors Regulation. Beginning with students initially entering a Florida College System institution or state university in 2015-2016 and thereafter, each student must complete at least one identified core course in each subject area as part of the general education course requirements. The bill requires that 15 of the 36 general education credits for all State University System and Florida College System students be chosen from a determined set of courses (the General Education Core) in five categories: communication, mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences. Transfer courses from accredited Florida institutions meeting the requirements of this policy will be accepted into Lincoln Memorial University in the appropriate subject area. The remainder of the general education component must meet Lincoln Memorial University guidelines.
To complete the Florida General Education Core, students must complete at least one identified course from each of the general education subject areas:
Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively. Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze communication critically.
Course: ENC X101 English Composition 1
Policy for Advanced Courses: 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.
Students will confirm the ability to think critically through demonstrating interpretive ability and cultural literacy. Students will acquire competence in reflecting critically upon the human condition.
- ARH X000 Art Appreciation
- HUM X020 Introduction to Humanities
- LIT X000 Introduction to Literature
- MUL X010 Music Literature/Music Appreciation
- PHI X010 Introduction to Philosophy
- THE X000 Theatre Appreciation
Students will determine appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving, and demonstrate an understanding of mathematical concepts. Students will apply appropriate mathematical and computational models and methods in problem solving.
- MAC X105 College Algebra
- MAC X140 Precalculus Algebra
- MAC X147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry
- MAC X311 Calculus I
- MGF X106 Liberal Arts Mathematics I
- MGF X107 Liberal Arts Mathematics II
- STA X023 Statistical Methods
Policy for Advanced Courses: Any student who successfully completes a mathematics course for which one of the general education core course options in mathematics is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the mathematics core.
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 will successfully recognize and comprehend fundamental concepts, principles, and processes about the natural world.
- AST X002 Descriptive Astronomy
- BSC X005 General Biology
- BSC X010 General Biology I
- BSC X085 Anatomy and Physiology I
- CHM X020 Chemistry for Liberal Studies
- CHM X045 General Chemistry I
- ESC X000 Introduction to Earth Science
- EVR X001 Introduction to Environmental Science
- PHY X020 Fundamentals of Physics
- PHY X048 General Physics with Calculus • PHY X053 General Physics I
Policy for Advanced Courses: Any student who successfully completes a natural science course for which one of the general education core course options in natural science is an immediate prerequisite shall be considered to have completed the natural science core.
Students will demonstrate the ability to examine behavioral, social, and cultural issues from a variety of points of view. Students 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.
- AMH X020 Introductory Survey Since 1877
- ANT X000 Introduction to Anthropology
- ECO X013 Principles of Macroeconomics
- POS X041 American Government
- PSY X012 Introduction to Psychology
- SYG X000 Principles of Sociology