Skill Area I - Communication Skills (6 credits):
ENG 110 required. Unless ENG 110 is transferred from another school, students with less than 450 on the SAT must take ENG 099 followed by ENG 110. Students who have not completed ENG 110 prior to earning 61 credits are required to take both ENG 110 and ENG 202. In addition to ENG 110, one additional writing or communication course is required.
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Skill Area II - Mathematics (6 credits):
A mathematics or statistics course (above 101 level) appropriate to the student's major interests, plus one additional course in math, statistics, or computer science, totaling 6 credits. The courses must be selected from the Skill Area II approved course list. Remember, 6 credits of coursework must be above the level of MATH 101 (Intermediate Algebra).
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Skill Area III - Foreign Language Proficiency (0-6 credits):
Proficiency in a foreign language must be demonstrated before graduation. This requirement may be met by any of the following:
a). Three sequential years of one foreign language at the high-school level..
b). Elementary proficiency as demonstrated by successfully completing a second semester-level CCSU foreign language course (112), or the equivalent at another institution. Students with no previous background in a language must take the first and second semesters (111 and 112, or 118); students who place out of 111 due to previous background in the language may satisfy the requirement by taking 112 only.
c). Passing a standardized examination that demonstrates knowledge of a foreign language equivalent to completion of a second semester course or higher.
d). Successful completion of a foreign language course at a higher level than the second semester level.
e). Demonstration of native proficiency in a language other than English (requires evaluation of skill level by an appropriate faculty member and/or official documentation, and approval by the chair of the Department of Modern Languages).
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Skill Area IV - University Requirement (2-3 credits):
Courses designed to foster personal well-being and the development of academic skills essential for the successful pursuit of a university education. PE 144 (Fitness/Wellness Ventures) is required of all students entering with fewer than 15 credits, and it is recommended that it be taken in the student's first year. Those entering with 15 credits or more may complete this requirement with 2-3 additional credits in the skill areas above or with other Skill Area IV courses. Remedial courses, MATH 101, and elementary language courses (111 or 112) will not fulfill this requirement.
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