General Education Mobile (GEM)

Community College of the Air Force General Education Mobile logoMinot State University has partnered with the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) to offer general education courses online that meet the general education requirements for the CCAF Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Why choose Minot State?

  • We are a public, regionally accredited institution.
  • We have a long-standing relationship with the United States Air Force through our office which has been on the Minot AFB for 50+ years.
  • We have a team of dedicated staff members to help both active duty and veterans through our office on the Minot AFB and through our Military Resource Center.
  • The application fee is waived for all Air Force Active Duty and North Dakota Air National Guard members.
  • Some college fees are waived for Air Force Active Duty members enrolled in online courses.
  • We offer four Category I AU-ABC programs and one Category II AU-ABC program to help CCAF graduates pursue advanced education beyond their associate degree.

The first step is to fill out an online application for admission as a non-degree seeking student.

  • Click here to start an online application for Minot State.Online Admission Application - Click on the APPLY link on the right
    • For the questions about Major/Program and Degree/Plan, indicate Non-Degree.
    • For the question about military service, make sure to mark YES and answer the additional questions about your status and branch of service.
    • The application fee is waived for all Air Force Active Duty and North Dakota Air National Guard members.
    • Non-Degree Seeking Form - If you indicate Non-Degree as your Major/Program and Degree/Plan, this form is available while completing the admission application.
  • Student Health Records: 
    • If you are enrolling in online courses only and do not plan to attend classes on the Minot State campus, you do not need to supply any immunization records. 
    • If you plan to enroll in courses on the Minot State campus now or in the future, you are required to submit:
      • Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) - Proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella requires two doses of vaccine given no less than one month apart, or positive serologic tests.
      • Students ages 21 and younger must provide documentation of immunity against meningococcal disease given at or after age 16.
      • All students must complete the tuberculosis questionnaire.
      • To submit the required documentation, go to Student Health Health Record Requirements page
    • No student will be permitted to enroll in a subsequent term until immunization records have been received.

If you have any questions about the status of your Minot State application, please contact Enrollment Services:

Minot State Enrollment Services
701-858-3350 or 800-777-0750 Ext. 3350
askmsu@minotstateu.edu

Once you have been admitted to Minot State, you will receive an acceptance email with instructions. The following items will need to be completed:

  1. Claim your account for Campus Connection (You will need the Student ID/EMPLID number sent by the Enrollment Services Office.)
  2. Login to Campus Connection and complete your Financial Obligation Agreement
  3. Register for classes through Campus Connection
  4. Set up your Minot State email account which is REQUIRED for online courses
  5. Check for specific course requirements such as proctors, web cams, microphones, etc.
  6. Order textbooks through the Minot State Bookstore
  7. If you are taking an online course for the first time, it is recommended that you complete the Online Tutorial.

Important Academic Dates

Important Business Office Payment and Refund Dates

Military Tuition Assistance Refund Policy

Below is the list of approved GEM courses. Check the schedule section to see which courses are offered this semester.

GEM Oral Communication
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

GEM Written Communication
ENGL 110 College Composition I (Pre-requisite: ACT English score of 18, SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Score of 480, qualifying placement score, or completion of ASC 87 through Dakota College at Bottineau with a C or better; please refer to the prerequisite section below for more information.)
ENGL 120 College Composition II

GEM Mathematics
MATH 103 College Algebra (Pre-requisite: ACT Math score of 21, SAT Math score of 530, qualifying placement score, or completion of ASC 93 with a C or better through Minot State University; please refer to the prerequisite section below for more information.)
MATH 146 Applied Calculus (Pre-requisite: ACT MATH score of 25, SAT Math score of 600, qualifying placement score, or completion of MATH 103 with a C or better through Minot State University; please refer to the prerequisite section below for more information.)
MATH 210 Elementary Statistics (Pre-requisite: ACT Math score of 21, SAT Math score of 530, qualifying placement score, or completion of ASC 93 with a C or better through Minot State University; please refer to the prerequisite section below for more information.)

GEM Social Science
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (Prerequisite: General Education Math requirement with a C or higher, or permission of instructor.)
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (Prerequisite: General Education Math requirement with a C or higher, or permission of instructor.)
HIST 101 Western Civilization I
HIST 103 US History to 1877
HIST 104 US History from 1877
HIST 105 World Civilizations I
POLS 115 American Government
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 210 Introduction to Anthropology

GEM Humanities
ART 210 Art History I
ENGL 231 Bible as Literature
ENGL 232 World Mythology
HUM 251 Humanities
HUM 252 Humanities
MUSC 207 History of Pop and Rock Music
PHIL 100 Critical Thinking
PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 102 Philosophy of Human Nature

ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics

In order to enroll in ECON 201 Principles of Microeconmics, you must have completed a General Education Math course with a C or higher or get permission from the instructor. The General Education Math courses available online are MATH 103 College Algebra, MATH 146 Applied Calculus, and MATH 210 Elementary Statistics.

ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics

In order to enroll in ECON 201 Principles of Microeconmics, you must have completed a General Education Math course with a C or higher or get permission from the instructor. The General Education Math courses available online are MATH 103 College Algebra, MATH 146 Applied Calculus, and MATH 210 Elementary Statistics.

ENGL 110 College Composition

In order to enroll in ENGL 110 College Composition I, you must meet one of the following criteria:
  • ACT English score of 18 or higher
  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing score of 480 or higher
  • Accuplacer Next Generation Writing score of 256 or higher
  • Be 25 years of age or older

If you do not meet one of these criteria, you will need to enroll in a prerequisite course of ASC 87 College Writing Prep or ENGL 110 with a corequisite of ASC 88 College Composition Lab through Dakota College at Bottineau (DCB). This will require a separate application to DCB. Please contact Jolina Miller, the Online Program Coordinator, at the number or email address listed below for information on which course is required and how to register.

MATH 103 College Algebra or MATH 210 Elementary Statistics

In order to enroll in MATH 103 College Algebra or MATH 210 Elementary Statistics, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • ACT Math score of 21 or higher
  • SAT Math score of 550 or higher
  • Accuplacer Next Generation Advanced Algebra score of 237 or higher

If you do not meet one of these criteria, you will need to enroll in a prerequisite course (ASC 93 Intermediate Algebra) and pass with a C or better. Please contact Jolina Miller, the Online Program Coordinator, at the number or email address listed below for additional information.

MATH 146 Applied Calculus

In order to enroll in MATH 146 Applied Calculus, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • ACT Math score of 25 or higher
  • SAT Math score of 600 or higher
  • Accuplacer Next Generation Advanced Algebra score of 263 or higher

If you do not meet one of these criteria, you will need to enroll in a prerequisite course (MATH 103 College Algebra) and pass with a C or better. Please contact Jolina Miller, the Online Program Coordinator, at the number or email address listed below for additional information.

Summer 2020 Schedule of GEM Courses

  • Regular Session: May 26 - July 23, 2020

ART 210 Art History I Class Nbr #5298 (3 credits)

Windows Media Player, Microsoft Word, and textbook are required. The textbook is available for purchase in the MSU Bookstore, through the online bookstore, or in the Library for a 2-hour reserve. This course requires three synchronous chats using Blackboard Collaborate.
Instructor: Andrea Donovan

COMM 110 Fund of Public Speaking Class Nbr #5266 and #5430 and #8886 (3 credits)

Must have access to video camera. An iPad will work. Students will be required to upload their recorded speeches to the Blackboard course. Must also have access to an adult listening audience and a professional location. There is no provision to give speeches face-to-face. Adobe Reader, PowerPoint Viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. A textbook is required.
Instructor: Kristen Warmoth

ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Class Nbr #7592 (3 credits)

Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. A PDF viewer is required. Requires a MindTap access. If either the e-book or the standard physical textbook sold by the MSU book store is purchased, it will come with the access code. If a physical book is purchased outside MSU, the access code will need to be purchased separately. The e-book can be purchased with the access code directly from MindTap too.
Instructor: Daniel Ngugi

ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Class Nbr #7591 (3 credits)

Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. A PDF viewer is required. Requires a MindTap access. If either the e-book or the standard physical textbook sold by the MSU book store is purchased, it will come with the access code. If a physical book is purchased outside MSU, the access code will need to be purchased separately. The e-book can be purchased with the access code directly from MindTap too.
Instructor: Daniel Ngugi

ENGL 110 College Composition I Class Nbr #5267 (3 credits)

Microsoft Word or another word processing program, Adobe Acrobat Reader, PowerPoint reader, Windows Media Player, web cam, and speakers or headset are required.
Instructor: Gretchen Collier

ENGL 120 College Composition II Class Nbr #8789 (3 credits)

Two textbooks and a subscription to Times or Newsweek are required. This course requires students to write multiple papers. Students will need access to the library databases or the library for research. Weekly synchronous meetings through Blackboard Collaborate will be required and Zoom will be used as a backup. A web cam and microphone will be required.
Instructor: Robert Kibler

ENGL 120 College Compostion II Class Nbr #8985 (3 credits)

Requires Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, multiple textbooks, and completion of the Blackboard Tutorial if students have not taken an online course before.
Instructor: Christopher Lozensky

HIST 104 US History from 1877 Class Nbr #5374 (3 credits)

Requires the ability to play video and audio files. Microsoft Office 2000 or higher, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player are required. Asynchronous discussion is a requirement in this course.
Instructor: Christina Sunwall

HIST 105 World Civilizations I Class Nbr #8709 & #8979 (3 credits)

A textbook is required for this course. This course requires the ability to play video and audio files. Students also will need Adobe Reader or another appropriate application to read PDF files and a word processing application such as Microsoft Word, Pages, or Google Docs to create, save, and submit written assignments to Blackboard in Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF formats. Asynchronous discussion through Blackboard’s discussion board tool is part of this course. Examinations will be taken in Blackboard’s Respondus Lockdown Browser tool.
Instructor: Mark Singer

HUM 251 Humanities Class Nbr #5270 (3 credits)

MSWord or equivalent word processor, high-speed Internet connection for large graphics files, recent version Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, one main textbook and two supplementary books (from the bookstore).
Instructor: Eric Furuseth

HUM 252 Humanities Class Nbr #5271 (3 credits)

MSWord or equivalent word processor, high-speed Internet connection for large graphics files, recent version of Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, one main textbook and two supplementary books (from the bookstore).
Instructor: Eric Furuseth

MATH 103 College Algebra Class Nbr #5272 (4 credits)

This course requires a significant weekly time commitment, with weekly assignments and discussions.  Other requirements include a test proctor, TI-83 or TI-84 calculator, and a subscription to Cengage.  A subscription can be purchased from our Minot State Bookstore for this course only or for unlimited course access.  A subscription includes the course eBook.  If a physical textbook is preferred, purchase one from our MSU Bookstore.  The textbook may also be rented from our bookstore or directly from Cengage.
Instructor: Bishnu Sedai

MATH 210 Elementary Statistics Class Nbr #5293 and #9017 (4 credits)

Course requires weekly assignments and discussions, test proctor, and TI-84 (or TI-83) calculator. Students are required to have Adobe Reader and to purchase an Access Code for MyStatLab from the Bookstore or from the Pearson website. The access code comes with a digital textbook so purchase of a physical textbook is not required. This course requires a significant time commitment.
Instructor: Luther Olson

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy Class Nbr #5377 (3 credits)

Textbook is required
Instructor: Tawa Anderson

PHIL 102 Philosophy of Human Nature Class Nbr #5378 (3 credits)

A textbook and a word processing program are required.
Instructor: Stewart Kelly

POLS 115 American Government Class Nbr #5376 (3 credits)

Microsoft Word, a webcam or video recording device, and a textbook are required.
Instructor: Amanda Biles

PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology Class Nbr #5385 (3 credits)

Textbook, video player, Flash player, a recent version of Firefox or Chrome, and the ability to download documents and Respondus Lockdown Browser are required. Students are required to be familiar with Word or equivalent word processor. A high speed Internet connection is recommended.
Instructor: Chenmu Xing

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology Class Nbr #5379 (3 credits)

A textbook is required.
Instructor: Jynette Larshus Thompson

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology Class Nbr #8208 (3 credits)

A textbook is required.
Instructor: Harry Hoffman

SOC 210 Introduction to Anthropology Class Nbr #5381 (3 credits)

Word, PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. This course has a lot of audio and video clips which require speakers and/or headset and a DSL or Cable Internet connection. A textbook is required.
Instructor: Harry Hoffman

 

Fall 2020 Schedule of GEM Courses

  • Regular Term: August 24 - December 18
  • Eight Week 1: August 24 - October 15
  • Eight Week 2: October 19 - December 10

COMM 110 Fund of Public Speaking Class Nbr #1976 (3 credits)
Eight Week 2

Must have access to video camera. An iPad will work. Students will be required to upload their recorded speeches to the Blackboard course. Must also have access to an adult listening audience and a professional location. There is no provision to give speeches face-to-face. Adobe Reader, PowerPoint Viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. A textbook is required.
Instructor: Kristen Warmoth

COMM 110 Fund of Public Speaking Class Nbr #2193 (3 credits)

Must have access to video camera. An iPad will work. Students will be required to upload their recorded speeches to the Blackboard course. Must also have access to an adult listening audience and a professional location. There is no provision to give speeches face-to-face. Adobe Reader, PowerPoint Viewer, and Windows Media Player are required. A textbook is required.
Instructor: Kristen Warmoth

ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics Class Nbr #1605 (3 credits)
Eight Week 1

Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. A PDF viewer is required. Requires a MindTap access. If either the e-book or the standard physical textbook sold by the MSU book store is purchased, it will come with the access code. If a physical book is purchased outside MSU, the access code will need to be purchased separately. The e-book can be purchased with the access code directly from MindTap too.
Instructor: Tilahun Ayanou

ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics Class Nbr #1479 (3 credits)

Students are required to be familiar with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer. A PDF viewer is required. Requires a MindTap access. If either the e-book or the standard physical textbook sold by the MSU book store is purchased, it will come with the access code. If a physical book is purchased outside MSU, the access code will need to be purchased separately. The e-book can be purchased with the access code directly from MindTap too.
Instructor: Daniel Ngugi

ENGL 110 College Composition I Class Nbr #1580 (3 credits)

Microsoft Word or another word processing program, Adobe Acrobat Reader, PowerPoint reader, Windows Media Player, web cam, and speakers or headset are required.
Instructor: Gretchen Collier

ENGL 110 College Composition I Class Nbr #2249 (3 credits)
Eight Week 2

Microsoft Word or another word processing program, Adobe Acrobat Reader, PowerPoint reader, Windows Media Player, web cam, and speakers or headset are required.
Instructor: Gretchen Collier

ENGL 120 College Composition II Class Nbr #1483 (3 credits)
Eight Week 2

Requires Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, textbook, and completion of the Blackboard Tutorial if students have not taken an online course before.
Instructor: 

ENGL 120 College Composition II Class Nbr #2206 (3 credits)

Requires Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, multiple textbooks, and completion of the Blackboard Tutorial if students have not taken an online course before.
Instructor: Christopher Lozensky

HIST 103 US History to 1877 Class Nbr #1600 (3 credits)
Eight Week 1

Requires the ability to play video and audio files. Microsoft Office 2000 or higher, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player are required. Asynchronous discussion is a requirement in this course.
Instructor: Christina Sunwall

HIST 104 US History from 1877 Class Nbr #1602 (3 credits)
Eight Week 2

Requires the ability to play video and audio files. Microsoft Office 2000 or higher, RealPlayer and Windows Media Player are required. Asynchronous discussion is a requirement in this course.
Instructor: Christina Sunwall

HIST 105 World Civilizations I Class Nbr #15539 (3 credits)

A textbook is required for this course. This course requires the ability to play video and audio files. Students also will need Adobe Reader or another appropriate application to read PDF files and a word processing application such as Microsoft Word, Pages, or Google Docs to create, save, and submit written assignments to Blackboard in Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF formats. Asynchronous discussion through Blackboard’s discussion board tool is part of this course. Examinations will be taken in Blackboard’s Respondus Lockdown Browser tool.
Instructor: Mark Singer

HUM 251 Humanities Class Nbr #1488 (3 credits)

MSWord or equivalent word processor, high-speed Internet connection for large graphics files, recent version Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, one main textbook and two supplementary books (from the bookstore).
Instructor: David Bradley

HUM 252 Humanities Class Nbr #1489 (3 credits)

MSWord or equivalent word processor, high-speed Internet connection for large graphics files, recent version of Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer, one main textbook and two supplementary books (from the bookstore).
Instructor: David Bradley

MATH 103 College Algebra Class Nbr #1490 (4 credits)

This course requires a significant weekly time commitment, with weekly assignments and discussions.  Other requirements include a test proctor, TI-83 or TI-84 calculator, and a subscription to Cengage.  A subscription can be purchased from our Minot State Bookstore for this course only or for unlimited course access.  A subscription includes the course eBook.  If a physical textbook is preferred, purchase one from our MSU Bookstore.  The textbook may also be rented from our bookstore or directly from Cengage.
Instructor: Eric Woodbeck

MATH 210 Elementary Statistics Class Nbr #1589 (4 credits)

Course requires weekly assignments and discussions, test proctor, and TI-84 (or TI-83) calculator. Students are required to have Adobe Reader and to purchase an Access Code for MyStatLab from the Bookstore or from the Pearson website. The access code comes with a digital textbook so purchase of a physical textbook is not required. This course requires a significant time commitment.
Instructor: Luther Olson

MUSC 207 History of Pop and Rock Music Class Nbr #15955 (3 credits)

A textbook is required.
Instructor: David Rolandson

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy Class Nbr #1493 (3 credits)

Textbook is required
Instructor: Stewart Kelly

PHIL 101 Introduction to Philosophy Class Nbr #1788 (3 credits)
Eight Week 2

Textbook is required
Instructor: Tawa Anderson

POLS 115 American Government Class Nbr #1728 (3 credits)

Microsoft Word and a webcam or video recording device are required. A textbook is required.
Instructor: Amanda Biles

PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology Class Nbr #1630 (3 credits)

Textbook, video player, Flash player, a recent version of Firefox or Chrome, and the ability to download documents and Respondus Lockdown Browser are required. Students are required to be familiar with Word or equivalent word processor. A high speed Internet connection is recommended.
Instructor:  Rita Damberger

PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology Class Nbr #1767 (3 credits)

Textbook, video player, Flash player, a recent version of Firefox or Chrome, and the ability to download documents and Respondus Lockdown Browser are required. Students are required to be familiar with Word or equivalent word processor. A high speed Internet connection is recommended.
Instructor: Chenmu Xing

SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology Class Nbr #6024 (3 credits)

A textbook is required.
Instructor:  

Academic Year 2019-2020

Undergraduate for Active Duty service members, National Guard, and Reservists - $250.00 per credit

*The College, NDSA, Tech, and Connect ND fees are waived for Active Duty service members, National Guard, and Reservists.

Breakdown of Tuition and Fees

Important Business Office Payment and Refund Dates for Fall 2019

Important Business Office Payment and Refund Dates for Spring 2020

Military Tuition Assistance Refund Policy

Minot State provides a number of support services for our online students. If you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed in the list below, please contact Jolina Miller, the Online Program Coordinator, at the number or email address listed below.

Minot State Services

Online Bookstore

Minot State Email Account

Blackboard and Online Courses

Blackboard Tutorial

Blackboard Tutorials by Tool

Blackboard Collaborate Tutorials

Download Software

Office 365 ProPlus for Enrolled Students

Academic Support Services

Gordon B. Olson Library

Accessing the library off-campus

Research tutorials

Writing Center

SmarThinking: Online Tutoring

Read & Write GOLD

Minot State Office on the Minot AFB

Military Resource Center

Minot State University offers degree programs entirely online and face-to-face on campus that allow you to continue your education after finishing your CCAF degree. GEM students who want to become degree-seeking students at Minot State, need to complete the following items BEFORE registering for classes:

 

Minot State is offering four Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC) programs to meet the needs of CCAF graduates looking for advanced education opportunities at the baccalaureate level. Programs are available in the following areas:

  • Category I
    • Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Applied Business Information Technology
    • Bachelor of General Studies (BGS)
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice
    • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Services with a major in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Category II
    • Bachelor of Science in Management
 

Request for Information

Jolina Miller
Online Program Coordinator
Phone: 701-858-3218
Office: Administration 358
Email: online@minotstateu.edu