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Whether you're transferring credits to Inver Hills from another college or university or making plans to earn your associate degree at Inver and then transfer to pursue a bachelor's degree at a four-year institution, we've got you covered.

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Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)

Planning Your Transfer

Public colleges and universities in Minnesota have developed a common liberal arts education curriculum called the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC). When you complete this defined transfer curriculum (40 credits) at one institution, you are able to receive credit for all lower-division general education requirements on admission to any other Minnesota public institution.

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MnTC Goals and Applicable Inver Hills Courses

The MnTC is intended to achieve 10 distinct goals. Below you'll find a description for each goal followed by the list of Inver Hills courses that can be applied to that goal.

Inver Hills Courses that fulfill the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 1: Communication, 3 course

Develop writers and speakers who use the English language effectively and who read, write, speak and listen critically. To help assure success in other coursework, students are encouraged to fulfill introductory communication requirements as early as possible in their collegiate studies.

One COMM course, ENG 1108 and one additional composition course.

  • COMM 1100 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 1110 Public Speaking
  • COMM 2230 Small Group Communication
  • ENG 1108 Writing and Research Skills
  • ENG 1111 Research Writing in the Disciplines
  • ENG 1114 The Research Papers

Goal 2: Critical Thinking, 0-1 course

Develop thinkers who are able to unify factual, creative, rational, and value-sensitive modes of thought. Critical thinking is taught and used throughout the general education curriculum to develop students' awareness of their own thinking and problem-solving procedures.

May be fulfilled by courses in Goals 1, 3 and 4.

Additional courses listed below may be taken in this area to fulfill the 40-credit curriculum. Note: The courses listed in the Critical Thinking list below satisfy only the Critical Thinking category. Courses that meet the Critical Thinking and another MnTC goal area are not listed in Goal 2.

  • COMM 1130 Effective Communication in Organizations
  • ENG 1116 Writing for the Web
  • ENG 1118 Technical Document Design, Editing and Portfolio Preparation
  • ENG 1130 Effective Writing in Organizations
  • GEOG 1119 Map Interpretation
  • INFS 1000 Information Literacy and Research Skills
  • INTS 1000 On Course
  • INTS 1010 Educational Planning and Assessment (formerly CBE 1102)
  • INTS 1102 Online Learning Success Strategies
  • INTS 1145 Introduction to Technical Writing

Goal 3: Natural Science, 2 courses

Improve students' understanding of natural science principles and methods of scientific inquiry.

Must include at least one course from category A and one from category B. At least one course must include a lab.

Goal 3A: Life Sciences

  • ANTH 1130 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • BIOL 1107 Biology of Women
  • BIOL 1110 Human Biology Laboratory (combine with BIOL 1107 or 1114)
  • BIOL 1114 Critical Issues In Human Biology
  • BIOL 1115 Critical Issues in Human Biology (with lab)
  • BIOL 1116 Environmental Science (no lab)
  • BIOL 1117 Environmental Science (with lab)
  • BIOL 1120 Exploring Biology
  • BIOL 1123 Introduction to Forensic Science
  • BIOL 1154 Biology: From Cell to Organism
  • BIOL 1155 General Biology: From Organism to Ecosphere
  • BIOL 2201 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIOL 2202 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIOL 2205 Microbiology
  • BIOL 2301 Zoology
  • BIOL 2303 Genetics
  • BIOL 2305 Principles of Microbiology
  • BIOL 2306 General Ecology

Goal 3B: Physical Sciences

  • CHEM 1010 Introductory Chemistry
  • CHEM 1061 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1062 Principles of Chemistry II
  • GEOG 1140 Meteorology
  • GEOG 1150 Renewable and Non-Renewable Natural Resources
  • GEOG 1160 Earth's Environmental Systems - Global Physical Geography
  • GEOG 1400 Energy, Environment and Climate
  • GEOL 1101 Physical Geology
  • GEOL 1105 Historical Geology
  • GEOL 1115 Natural Disasters
  • PHYS 1020 Descriptive Astronomy
  • PHYS 1030 Descriptive Physics
  • PHYS 1041 Algebra and Trig Based Physics I
  • PHYS 1042 Algebra and Trig Based Physics II
  • PHYS 1081 Calculus Based Physics I
  • PHYS 1082 Calculus Based Physics II

Goal 4: Mathematical/Logical Reasoning, 1 course

Increase students' knowledge of mathematical and logical modes of thinking in order to appreciate the breadth of mathematical applications, evaluate arguments, and detect false reasoning.

  • MATH Any course above 1001
  • PHIL 1120 Logic *
  • CS 1118 Discrete Structures of Computer Science

* Minnesota preparation standards for college require introductory algebra, intermediate algebra and geometry. These courses or a college-level math course must be completed to fulfill Goal 4 prior to the completion of the MnTC. Either documentation of completed high school courses or completion of equivalent courses at another college are acceptable.

Goal 5: History, Social Sciences, and Behavioral Sciences, 3 courses

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.

Must include courses from at least two disciplines:

  • ANTH 1100 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 1110 Cultural Anthropology
  • ANTH 1120 Introduction to Archaeology
  • ANTH 2120 Field Experience in Archaeology
  • COMM 2240 Intercultural Communication
  • ECON 1100 Economics for Consumers
  • ECON 1102 Survey of the World Economy
  • ECON 1105 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 1106 Principles of Microeconomics
  • GEOG 1100 World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 1115 Human Geography
  • GEOG 1130 Minnesota Geography
  • GWS 1000 Introduction to Gender and Women Studies
  • GWS 1100 Gender, Race and American Culture
  • GWS 2100 Constructions of Masculinity and Femininity
  • HIST 1106 World Civilizations To 1500
  • HIST 1107 World Civilizations Since 1500
  • HIST 1108 Introduction to Latin American History
  • HIST 1114 History of the United States To 1877
  • HIST 1115 History of the United States Since 1865
  • HIST 1118 Wartime: The Great War to The War On Terror
  • HIST 1122 The United States Since 1945: The Consequences of Power
  • HIST 1130 Minnesota History
  • HIST 1135 History of Family: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • HIST 2120 Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Age of Business
  • HIST 2125 History of World Religions: Ancient to Modern Times
  • INTS 1140 Human Sexuality
  • INTS 1777 The Journey of Love and Relationships
  • INTS 2250 Issues and Perspectives
  • POLS 1101 Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 1111 American Government
  • POLS 1121 State and Local Government
  • POLS 1131 World Politics
  • POLS 1141 Introduction To Environmental Politics
  • POLS 1161 Constitutional Law
  • POLS 2250 Special Topics
  • PSYC 1101 General Psychology
  • PSYC 1140 Psychology of Women
  • PSYC 1201 General Psychology with Laboratory
  • PSYC 1210 Lifespan Psychology
  • PSYC 1215 Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • PSYC 1220 Adulthood and Aging Psychology
  • PSYC 1230 Psychology of Death, Dying and Loss
  • PSYC 2100 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 2250 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 2251 Special Topics in Psychology
  • PSYC 2300 Psychology of Mind and Health
  • SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 1126 Sociology of Deviance
  • SOC 1127 Social Inequalities: Race, Class, & Gender
  • SOC 1130 Family & Society
  • SOC 1145 Gender in Society
  • SOC 2010 Sociology of Genocide
  • SOC 2020 Sociology of Sport
  • SOC 2030 Environmental Sociology
  • SOC 2140 Religions and Society
  • SOC 2142 Mind, Self, and Society
  • SOC 2250 Special Topics: Civic
  • SOC 2251 Special Topics Global Perspective

Goal 6: Humanities, Fine Arts, and Literature, 3 courses

To expand students' knowledge of the human condition and human cultures, especially in relation to behaviors, ideas, and values as expressed in works of human imagination and thought.

Must include at least one course from each category.

Goal 6A: Fine Arts

  • ART 1100 Introduction to Art
  • ART 1106 Art History: Ancient-1400
  • ART 1107 Art History: Renaissance to Present
  • ART 1109 World Art
  • ART 1114 Beginning Drawing
  • ART 1115 Advanced Drawing (Life Drawing)
  • ART 1120 Design: 2 Dimensional & Color
  • ART 1121 Beginning Digital Photography
  • ART 1122 Advanced Digital Photography
  • ART 1131 Beginning Digital Photography (with lab)
  • ART 1132 Advanced Digital Photography (with lab)
  • ART 1151 Beginning Digital Art
  • ART 1196 3-D Design
  • ART 2100 Beginning Sculpture
  • ART 2101 Advanced Sculpture
  • ART 2200 Beginning Ceramics
  • ART 2201 Advanced Ceramics
  • ART 2207 Beginning Glass
  • ART 2217 Advanced Glass
  • ART 2250 Special Topics In Art
  • ART 2251 Beginning Painting
  • ART 2252 Advanced Painting
  • ART 2300 Architectural History
  • COMM 2210 Oral Interpretation of Literature
  • ENG 1112 Creative Writing
  • ENG 2112 Introduction to Fiction Writing
  • ENG 2251 Special Topics in Writing
  • JOUR 1130 Writing for Mass Media
  • MUSC 1104 Class Piano
  • MUSC 1106 Intermediate Class Piano
  • MUSC 1107 Beginning Class Voice
  • MUSC 1109 African Drum and Dance
  • MUSC 1110 Music Fundamentals
  • MUSC 1118 Beginning Drumset Percussion
  • MUSC 1119 Beginning Class Guitar
  • MUSC 1120 Intermediate Class Guitar
  • MUSC 1121 IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble
  • MUSC 1140 Music Appreciation
  • MUSC 1141 Pathways to Jazz
  • MUSC 1143 History of Rock and Roll
  • MUSC 1144 Broadway Musicals
  • MUSC 1145 Music Of The World's Cultures
  • MUSC 1146 Music in Film
  • MUSC 1148 Introduction to Music Video Production
  • MUSC 2105 IHCC Choir
  • MUSC 2128 History of Western Music: Ancient to 1700
  • MUSC 2129 History of Western Music: 1700 to 1900
  • MUSC 2220 Music for the Whole Child
  • MUSC 2250 Special Topics in Music
  • THTR 1105 Introduction to Theater
  • THTR 1152 Beginning Acting
  • THTR 1157 Theatre Makeup
  • THTR 1158 Creative Dramatics
  • THTR 2153 Advanced Acting
  • THTR 2154 Design for the Theatre

Goal 6B: Humanities

  • CHIN 1111 Introduction to Chinese Culture
  • ENG 1140 Introduction to Literature
  • ENG 1180 Introduction to World Literature
  • ENG 2214 American Literature: Colonial Era to the Civil War
  • ENG 2215 American Literature: The Civil War to the Present
  • ENG 2222 British Literature: The Middle Ages to the Age of Reason
  • ENG 2223 British Literature: Romanticism to the Present
  • ENG 2235 Mythic Stories: Cultural and Personal
  • ENG 2237 The Short Story
  • ENG 2238 Contemporary Fiction
  • ENG 2239 Women in Literature
  • ENG 2240 Representations of the Body in Literature and Culture
  • ENG 2250 Special Topics in Literature
  • ENG 2252 The Novel
  • ENG 2253 Shakespeare
  • FREN 1111 French Culture & Civilization
  • FS 1101 Introduction to Film
  • FS 1103 International Cinema
  • FS 1107 Film History I
  • FS 1108 Film History II
  • FS 1115 Holocaust & Genocide Studies In Film
  • FS 2210 Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense
  • FS 2220 Documentary Films
  • FS 2250 Topics in Film Studies
  • FS 2260 Genre Studies In Film
  • HUM 1110 The Ancient World to the Renaissance
  • HUM 1111 From the Baroque Period to the Modern World
  • HUM 1115 Holocaust & Genocide Studies In Film
  • HUM 1135 Indigenous Cultures Of Ancient Middle America
  • HUM 1140 Hispanic Cultures & Civilization
  • HUM 1177 Holocaust Through Multiple Lenses
  • HUM 2250 Special Topics in Humanities
  • MUSC 1160 Music and Protest
  • PHIL 1110 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 1135 Comparative Philosophy East & West
  • PHIL 2201 Philosophy of the World's Religions
  • PHIL 2250 Special Topics in Philosophy
  • THTR 1101 Introduction to Film
  • THTR 1103 International Cinema
  • THTR 1107 Film History I
  • THTR 1108 Film History II
  • THTR 2109 Theatre History I

Goal 7: Human Diversity, 1 course

Increase students' understanding of individual and group differences (e.g. race, gender, and class) and their knowledge of the traditions and values of various groups of the United States.

  • ANTH 1101 Introduction to American Culture
  • ANTH 1120 Introduction to Archaeology
  • ANTH 1150 Introduction to American Indian Cultures
  • ANTH 2120 Field Experience in Archaeology
  • COMM 1100 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 2250 Topics in Communication Studies
  • ENG 2238 Contemporary Fiction
  • ENG 2239 Women in Literature
  • ENG 2240 Representations of the Body in Literature and Culture
  • ENG 2252 The Novel
  • GEOG 1105 Geography of U. S. and Canada
  • GEOG 1130 Minnesota Geography
  • GWS 1000 Introduction to Gender and Women Studies
  • GWS 1100 Gender, Race and American Culture
  • HIST 1135 History of Family: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • HIST 2120 Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Age of Business
  • INTS 1103 Adults with Disabilities
  • PHIL 2110 American Mind
  • PSYC 1140 Psychology of Women
  • PSYC 1210 Lifespan Psychology
  • PSYC 1215 Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • PSYC 1220 Adulthood and Aging Psychology
  • PSYC 2100 Social Psychology
  • PSYC 2250 Abnormal Psychology
  • SOC 1127 Social Inequalities: Race, Class, & Gender
  • SOC 1130 Family and Society
  • SOC 1145 Gender in Society
  • SOC 2020 Sociology of Sport
  • SOC 2140 Religions and Society
  • SOC 2142 Mind, Self, and Society

Goal 8: Global Perspective, 1 course

Increase students' understanding of the growing interdependence of nations and peoples and develop their ability to utilize a comparative perspective across cultural, social, economic and political experiences.

  • ANTH 1100 Introduction to Anthropology
  • ANTH 1101 Introduction to American Culture
  • ANTH 1110 Cultural Anthropology
  • ART 1100 Introduction to Art
  • ART 1106 Art History: Ancient-1400
  • ART 1107 Art History: Renaissance to Present
  • ART 1109 World Art
  • ART 2300 Architectural History
  • ASL 1101 American Sign Language I
  • ASL 1102 American Sign Language II
  • ASL 1103 American Sign Language III
  • ASL 1104 American Sign Language IV
  • CHIN 1111 Introduction to Chinese Culture
  • COMM 2240 Intercultural Communication
  • ECON 1102 Survey of the World Economy
  • ECON 1106 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ENG 1180 Introduction to World Literature
  • ENG 2235 Mythic Stories: Cultural and Personal
  • FREN 1101 Beginning French I
  • FREN 1102 Beginning French II
  • FREN 1111 French Culture & Civilization
  • FREN 2201 Intermediate French I
  • FREN 2202 Intermediate French II
  • FS 1101 Introduction to Film
  • FS 1103 International Cinema
  • FS 1107 Film History I
  • FS 1108 Film History II
  • FS 1115 Films of the Holocaust & Genocide Studies in Film
  • GEOG 1000 Introduction to Geography: The
  • Earth as the Home for Humans
  • GEOG 1100 World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 1115 Human Geography
  • GS 2250 Topics in Global Studies
  • GS 2290 International Experience w/ Travel
  • GS 2291 International Experience
  • GWS 1200 Women and Global Issues
  • HIST 1106 World Civilizations To 1500
  • HIST 1107 World Civilizations Since 1500
  • HIST 1108 Introduction to Latin American History
  • HIST 1114 History of the United States to 1877
  • HIST 1115 History of the United States Since 1865
  • HIST 1122 The United States Since 1945: The Consequences of Power
  • HUM 1110 The Ancient World to the Renaissance
  • HUM 1111 From the Baroque Period to the Modern World
  • HUM 1115 Holocaust & Genocide Studies in Film
  • HUM 1135 Indigenous Cultures Of Ancient Middle America
  • HUM 1140 Hispanic Cultures & Civilization
  • HUM 2250 Special Topics in Humanities
  • INTS 1125 Creative Problem Solving
  • MUSC 1121 IHCC Steel Drum Ensemble
  • MUSC 1145 Music of the World's Cultures
  • MUSC 2128 History of Western Music: Ancient to 1700
  • MUSC 2129 History of Western Music: 1700 to 1900
  • PHIL 1125 Critical Thinking
  • PHIL 1135 Philosophy East & West
  • PHIL 2201 Philosophy of the World's Religions
  • POLS 1131 World Politics
  • SOC 2251 Special Topics Global Perspective
  • SPAN 1101 Beginning Spanish I
  • SPAN 1102 Beginning Spanish II
  • SPAN 2201 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPAN 2202 Intermediate Spanish II
  • THTR 1101 Introduction to Film
  • THTR 1103 International Cinema
  • THTR 1107 Film History I
  • THTR 1108 Film History II
  • THTR 2109 Theatre History I

Goal 9: Ethical and Civic Responsibility, 1 course

Develop students' capacity to identify, discuss, and reflect upon the ethical dimensions of political, social, and personal life, and to understand responsible and productive citizenship.

  • BIOL 1114 Critical Issues in Human Biology
  • BIOL 1115 Critical Issues in Human Biology (with lab)
  • COMM 1150 Computer-Mediated Communication
  • GWS 1200 Women and Global Issues
  • HIST 1118 Wartime: The Great War To The War On Terror
  • HIST 2125 History of World Religions: Ancient to Modern Time
  • HUM 1177 Holocaust Through Multiple Lenses
  • INTS 1125 Creative Problem Solving
  • INTS 1140 Human Sexuality
  • INTS 1400 Leadership Development: A Humanities-Based Approach
  • JOUR 1101 Introduction to Mass Media
  • PHIL 1112 Ethics
  • PHIL 1130 Environmental Ethics
  • PHIL 2250 Special Topics in Philosophy
  • POLS 1101 Introduction to Political Science
  • POLS 1111 American Government
  • POLS 1121 State and Local Government
  • POLS 1161 Constitutional Law
  • PSYC 1230 Psychology of Death, Dying and Loss
  • SOC 1100 Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 1126 Sociology of Deviance
  • SOC 2010 Sociology of Genocide
  • SOC 2250 Special Topics: Civic

Goal 10: People and the Environment, 1 course

Improve students' understanding of today’s complex environmental challenges.

  • ANTH 1130 Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • ANTH 1150 Introduction to American Indian Cultures
  • BIOL 1001 Humans in the Ecosystem: Renewable Energy
  • BIOL 1002 Humans in the Ecosystem: Special Ecosystems
  • BIOL 1116 Environmental Science (no lab)
  • BIOL 1117 Environmental Science (with lab)
  • GEOG 1000 Introduction to Geography: The Earth as the Home for Humans
  • GEOG 1105 Geography of United States and Canada
  • GEOG 1140 Meteorology
  • GEOG 1150 Renewable and Non-Renewable Natural Resources
  • GEOG 1160 Earth's Environmental Systems-Global Physical Geography
  • GEOG 1400 Energy, Environment and Climate
  • GEOL 1101 Physical Geology
  • GEOL 1105 Historical Geology
  • GEOL 1115 Natural Disasters
  • HIST 1130 Minnesota History
  • PHIL 1130 Environmental Ethics
  • POLS 1141 Introduction to Environmental Politics
  • SOC 2030 Environmental Sociology

Physical Education and Health Courses

Below are Inver Hills courses that meet the A.A. degree physical education and health requirements; the courses are not part of the MnTC.

A. Physical Education (1 credit)

  • HLTH 1155 Lifetime Fitness (counts as 1 cr Health and 1 cr Physical Education)
  • PHED 1101 Group Cardio Work-out
  • PHED 1102 Yoga
  • PHED 1103 Tai Chi (cross listed with HLTH 1129; credit may only be taken in one discipline)
  • PHED 1106 Bowling
  • PHED 1109 Weight Training
  • PHED 1110 Conditioning
  • PHED 1118 Golf
  • PHED 1124 Recreational Activities
  • PHED 1127 Law Enforcement Physical Skills Training
  • PHED 1129 Racket Sports
  • PHED 1130 Softball
  • PHED 1135 Snowboarding and Skiing
  • PHED 1144 Volleyball
  • PHED 1145 Walking/Jogging
  • PHED 1148 Karate
  • PHED 1150 Self-Defense
  • PHED 1157 Fitness for Emergency Services
  • PHED 1180 Approved Activity
  • PHED 2200 Flat Water Canoe
  • PHED 2201 Outdoor Activity Sampler
  • PHED 2208 Backpacking
  • PHED 2210 Winter Skills
  • PHED 2213 Geocaching
  • PHED 2214 Wilderness Navigation

B. Health (1 credit)

  • HLTH 1105 Sleeps, Eats and Exercises
  • HLTH 1110 Nutrition
  • HLTH 1120 Personal Health
  • HLTH 1122 Community Health
  • HLTH 1123 Stress Management
  • HLTH 1124 Alcohol and College Life
  • HLTH 1125 First Aid: Responding to Emergencies
  • HLTH 1126 Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
  • HLTH 1127 Community First Aid, Safety and CPR
  • HLTH 1128 Communicable Disease Topics
  • HLTH 1129 Tai Chi (cross listed with PHED 1103; credit may only be taken in one discipline)
  • HLTH 1130 Drug Use/Abuse
  • HLTH 1155 Lifetime Fitness (counts as 1 cr Health and 1 cr Physical Education)
  • HLTH 2250 Special Topics in Health

Transfer of MnTC and Other Courses

Individual courses from other MnSCU colleges and from the University of Minnesota transfer to Inver Hills into the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Such courses transfer according to the MnTC goal areas designated by the other schools. However, there is no guarantee that courses from private and non-Minnesota colleges will satisfy MnTC goals, even if the courses are transferable as electives. Such courses are evaluated on an individual basis.

Technology and Information Resources

As you complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, you will need to use computers, libraries and other appropriate technology and information resources that play an increasingly important role in our personal, educational and work lives. If you don't have experience with technology and information resources, you should consult with a counselor or advisor for assistance registering for appropriate courses.

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