WELCOME TO GENERAL EDUCATION
Who We Are
Students from a variety of General Education courses were given a writing assignment on a variety of topics. The writings tell the stories of students at Hennepin Technical College. Enjoy getting to know these people, learn how they struggled to get to our campus and how they are achieving student success! Read...
What's New in General Education? Check out these new courses!
ARTS2000 Elements of Design
This course is an overview of basic design processes through a historical perspective. Students will explore how the elements and principles of design have changed and evolved over time and place. Through the application of key design theories and theorists, this course illuminates the patterns and trends that designers draw upon in creating new work and illustrates the impact of design on mondern life, commerce, and culture. 3 credits, MnTC Goal Area: 6 More...
COMM2070 Computer Mediated Communication in the Digital Age
This course covers the practical and theoretical issues associated with computer-mediated communication (CMC) systems. CMC includes many different types of technologies such as social networking, email, newsgroups, chat, and online gaming. 3 credits, MnTC Goal Area: 1
ENGL0930 & ENGL0997 Fundementals of Writing/Developmental English Fast Track Pilot
This pilot course will allow you to skip the English Skills I & II courses and instead work on the skills covered in those classes concurrently with Fundamentals of Writing (ENGL0930). Through a pre-assessment, a modularized curriculum will be developed for each student needing the skills covered in English Skills I & II. The personalized workshop (ENGL0997) will be 3 credits which is a savings of up to 3 credits for those students who would have taken English Skills I and will allow you to complete it all in 1 semester.
ENGL2140 Topics in Literature: Trades and Industry
This course explores, through literature, the issues relevant to various professions. Students will engage in understanding multiple viewpoints; and reflect on style, voice, and other elements of critical reading. 3 credits, MnTC Goal Area: 6
ENGL2998 Special Topics: Introduction to Film
In this course, students will study and analyze the basic elements of a critical understanding of film: story elements; visual design; cinematography and color; editing and special effects; functions of sound and music; styles of acting and directing; and function of genre. 4 credits.
MATH1006 Math for the Trades
This course explores basic math skills in practical contexts required by students in the trade programs, including skills with integers fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals. The course would emphasize doing rather than theory, application rather than memorization, self-confidence, building mathematical reasoning, and practical use of tolls and formulas. 3 credits.
PHYS2000 Introduction to Physics
Students will gain an understanding of natural processes and their applications. Topics generally include mechanics, simple machines, atomic structure, heat, light and sound. There will be lecture with virtual laboratory components and lab projects. 4 credits, MnTC Goal Area: 3 More...
SOCI2130 Food, Culture & Society
This course explores how food production, distribution, preparation and consumption shape, and are shaped by, society. It emphasizes the historical roots of food systems, the relationship between food and culture and the social relations of global and local food markets. 3 credits, MnTC Goal Areas: 5 & 10
SOCI2200 Racial and Ethnic Relations
This course will focus on identification, patterns of social behavior, and treatment of minority groups within the United States. Theories of prejudice and discrimination, key concepts, and social change will be addressed. 3 credits, MnTC Goal Area: 5 & 7
We look forward to working with you as you write the next chapter in your story at Hennepin Technical College!
General Education is Important to Your Program Education
Sometimes students wonder why they need to take general education courses as a part of their award program. There are several reasons to take general education courses.
Your program courses will focus on teaching the skill sets necessary to fulfill the technical requirements of your future career. General education courses have been designed to support your program and will assist you in working with co-workers, vendors, and customers, by teaching people and thinking skills necessary to help with your success.
Many of you will be taking a skills assessment test at the end of your program. This assessment will not only test your technical skills, but will also assess your ability to work with people. In talking with business and industry professionals, they have told faculty how important these thinking and people skills are in the workplace. Using these soft skills will help you work well with others and bring value to your work while making you a valuable asset to your employer.
The courses we design in General Education will change your life by giving you skills to improve both your professional and personal life.
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