The Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) simplifies the process of transferring your general education credits from other Michigan institutions to Baker College. This agreement is designed to ensure that most, if not all, of your general education requirements are met when transferring between Michigan colleges and universities. The MTA increases the likelihood that the courses you've successfully completed at other institutions in the state will apply toward your degree here at Baker.
Students must successfully complete at least 30 credits*, with at a grade of 2.0 or higher in each of the following courses to meeting MTA requirements.
*Additional coursework may be necessary to satisfy the 30 credit hour requirement.
To learn more about how Baker College's general education requirements compare with MTA requirements or to view Baker College courses that meet the Michigan Transfer Agreement, please see our Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.
Students will develop critical thinking, reading, and writing skills in the context of personal, professional, digital, and academic environments, with emphasis on analysis. This course will enable students to examine, develop, and employ the writing process while focusing on audience, invention, rhetorical context, language, style, purpose, written communication strategies, and digital demands.
Students will extend and apply concepts introduced in Composition and Critical Thinking, and Quantitative Literacy, through the development of written arguments and oral presentations for a variety of academic and professional audiences.
COM 1010, MTH 1010
Emphasizes the practical skill of public speaking, and is focused on the source and substance of ideas, evidence, and reasoning that form the foundation of strategic and effective oral communications. Students will develop and present original speeches while applying these ideas along with the principles of organization, clarity, and rigor. The goal of the course is to prepare students for success in interpersonal, professional, collaborative, and public speaking situations.
Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, probability, and statistics. Key topics include equations, inequalities, graphs and functions; exponential, logarithmic, and quadratic models; counting methods, probability theory, normal distribution, correlation, regression, voting methods, and graph theory. This class focuses on the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines. MTH 1070 - Quantitative Reasoning satisfies the MTA Quantitative Reasoning Pathway.
Examines more advanced elements of algebra emphasizing the use of algebra and functions in problem solving and modeling. Key topics include functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, rational functions, logarithms, exponential functions, conic sections, sequences and series. Graphing is by recognition and transformation rather than by plotting points. MTH 1120 - College Algebra II satisfies the MTA College Algebra Pathway.
Examines functions, their inverses, graphs, and properties. Students solve equations and real-world problems involving polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Topics also addressed are: conic sections, complex numbers, vectors, sequences and series. Limits are introduced. MTH 1310 - Pre-Calculus satisfies the MTA College Algebra Pathway.
Examines the topics of functions, limits, continuity, the process of taking derivatives, and the application of derivatives such as related rates, curve sketching, and optimization problems. Antiderivatives, and the process of integration are introduced.
MTH 1210 OR MTH 1310
Explores integration of functions, ordinary differential equations, series and sequences, and their application. Techniques of integration, improper integrals, convergence and divergence of various types of series and sequences, and applications related to area, volume, conic sections, parametric equations, and polar equations are emphasized.
Focuses on data interpretation and practical application of introductory level statistics. Emphasizes a conceptual understanding of the use of statistics in various fields, including the ability to interpret results. Topics include development and analysis of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (bivariate), and regression analysis. Students determine appropriate statistical methods, calculate basic statistical values, and analyze/interpret data sets including statistical software study results. MTH 2750 - Statistical Methods satisfies the MTA Statistics Pathway
MTH 1050 OR MTH 1110
Provides an introduction to aggregate economic issues to include inflation, unemployment, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP); economic theories; market system; and the role of government.
Examines the functions of individual business decision making, market structures, market failures, and the role of government within the economy.
Provides a general introduction to political science concepts and methods, and the relationship between political science and other social studies disciplines. Includes an overview of sub-fields in the discipline, including political theory, comparative government, and International Relations. Promotes awareness of the significance of government and politics at the local, national, and global levels. Develops essential disciplinary and transferable academic skills including critical analysis and effective communication.
Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.
The course provides a foundation for understanding human relationships and transferring that knowledge to personal/professional applications. Topics include basic dynamics of human relationships; awareness of self; the effect of environment on thoughts and behavior; the importance of intercultural competence; ethics and social responsibility; as well as building skills that will improve individual and team functions.
COM 1010, MTH 1010
Equips students with a psychological foundation of theories related to death, dying, and bereavement. Prepares students who are entering a helping profession to work with others to understand and cope with death, dying, and bereavement.
PSY 1010 or PSY 1110
Examines the symptomatology, diagnosis, and causes of various forms of psychopathology. Topics include current theory and research; ethical and social issues; and historical and current approaches to treatment of mental illness.
Examines social organization, culture, and the relationship between society and the individual. The areas studied are social groups, roles and statuses, institutions, social stratification, socialization, social change, and social policy.
Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.
Students will develop their civic knowledge and cultural competence by exploring topics that demonstrate the relationship between the local, national, and global dimensions of complex issues. Students will develop their awareness of cultural diversity and sharpen their analytical skills by integrating economic, political science, sociological, and ethical concepts, theories, and perspectives. Requires completion of a service-learning experience.
COM 1020, MTH 1010, PSY 2050
Prepares students to work effectively in groups. Students will collaborate to complete a group project and multiple presentations. Course content covers key concepts of group dynamics such as diversity, group roles, ethical issues, and conflict resolution. Students will hone group communication skills and effectively use technology to communicate with group members.
Introduces the fundamentals of writing for expressive purposes to students at any level of experience in creative writing. Students will produce and revise original works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction using a workshop format. Students will also explore mentor texts in order to analyze various structures, stylistic approaches, and techniques that they will apply to their own works.
Fosters an appreciation of the visual arts by learning about basic art concepts, styles, vocabulary, and art-making techniques and materials (media). Students study and analyze works of art, major artists, artistic meanings, and the cultural and global communities in which the art is created.
Provides students with a greater understanding of the role music plays in human life. Students gain general knowledge of the history of music. Students are provided with opportunities to develop an appreciation of music of various genres.
Explores classic foundational texts in the major genres (poetry, drama, and fiction). Focuses on understanding literary elements and analyzing texts using close readings and critical literary theory in addition to the skills necessary to write literary essays. Introduces the concepts of literary analysis. Students will understand the influence of these texts in relationship to social and cultural contexts.
Introduces the beginning study of Spanish designed for students with minimal or no experience in Spanish. The main goal of this course is to begin to learn to speak, read, write, and comprehend Spanish. Special emphasis is placed on developing communication skills and on increasing awareness of cultures in the Spanish-speaking world.
Focuses on the essential study of the body and associated terminology with a view toward the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.
Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab:
Students will perform minimal dissections and explorations of main anatomical structures using models and virtual explorations to reinforce the material presented in the lecture. This course focuses on the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relation to the body as a whole. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.
Focuses on the physiology of the body system on a cellular level and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.
Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
Accompanies the lecture course and if required, is to be taken concurrently. Students will perform dissections to reinforce the material presented in the lecture. This course focuses on the physiology of the body systems on a cellular level and their relationship to the body as a whole. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required
BIO 1210, BIO 1211
Explores basic concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms including the basic composition, metabolism, genetics, immunology, and epidemiology of microorganisms. The human diseases caused by these microorganisms in addition to their treatments will be presented. A laboratory may be taken concurrently with the lecture course; students will perform several experiments to reinforce the material presented in lecture. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.
Prepares students to perform several experiments to reinforce the material presented in lecture. This course will explore basic concepts of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms including the basic composition, metabolism, genetics, immunology, epidemiology, physical and chemical control of microorganisms and identification of microorganisms. Laboratory is to be taken concurrently with the lecture course, Microbiology. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab if required.
Introduces students to general chemical principles, particularly emphasizing periodic properties, fundamental chemical calculations, formulas, equations, bonding, and nomenclature. Also introduced are molecular structures, chemical equilibrium, the chemistry of solutions and solubility, reduction and oxidation reactions, as well as, acids and bases. Students develop selected chemistry lab skills through the practical application of techniques and procedures. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
MTH 1050 or MTH 1110
Introduces the principles of physics. Concepts explored include mechanical, fluid, electromagnetic, and thermal systems.
MTH 1210 or MTH 1310
Includes Newton’s laws, conservation laws, applications of Newtonian mechanics, and thermodynamics. This is the first calculus-based general physics course for science and engineering majors. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Includes electricity and magnetism, oscillations and waves, optics, and foundations of modern physics. This is the second calculus-based general physics course for science and engineering majors. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
MTH 2510, PHY 2510, PHY 2510L
Provides a comprehensive introduction to astronomy. Topics include the solar system, stars, galaxies, cosmology, and history of astronomy. Astronomical laboratory investigations are part of the course.
Explores the relationship between man and the environment. Students examine the balance between natural resources including wildlife, their habitats, and the needs of man in the twenty-first century.
If these courses do not add up to 30 hours then the student must take an additional course from one of these groups.
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