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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General University Course Requirements



  1. Knowledge of the Physical World and of Human Cultures
    1. Students possess the knowledge of the physical world and scientific methodology necessary to engage in informed discussions regarding currently relevant issues in science and society.
    2. Students explain contributions and impacts of, as well as the connections among, history, the arts, social sciences, and cultural elements such as religion, philosophy, and literature.
  2. Intellectual and Practical Skills
    1. Students employ the appropriate methods to find, evaluate, produce, share, and use information.
    2. Students ask questions, demonstrate their ability to think systematically, and answer their questions by analyzing literature or conducting investigations.
    3. Students demonstrate communication skills in one or more areas including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and use of visual media in a variety of contexts.
    4. Students construct valid and sound arguments.
    5. Students demonstrate the mathematical and technological knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in their disciplines and to contribute to their communities and to society.
    6. Students express themselves creatively through experience in the arts.
  3. Personal and Social Responsibility
    1. Students demonstrate increasing emotional competence, self-awareness, and resilience to maintain a sense of well-being.
    2. Students interpret and explain issues impacting society, including issues of sustainability and justice.
    3. Students demonstrate knowledge of the interconnections among ecological, social, and economic systems.
    4. Students respect, with dignity, the similarities and differences among people with whom they live and work.
  4. Integrative and Applied Learning
    1. Students synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills gained through their university experience in the contexts of their fields [to be achieved by the time the baccalaureate is completed].
    2. Students apply personal and social responsibility outside the campus community.
    3. Students exhibit personal, professional, and academic ethics.

Two Laboratory Science Courses: 7-8 credits

  • Lab Science 4 credits
  • Lab Science 3-4 credits or
  • for second Lab Science: a Math course with prerequisite of MATH 096 .

Two Fine Arts Courses (in different disciplines): 6 credits

  • Fine Art One (Art) 3 credits
  • Fine Art Two (Drama 206A/206B, Music or Eng 306A/206B) 3 Credits

Humanities/Social Science Electives: 6-8 credits

  Select any combination of two courses from the following groups:

  • World Language courses 6-8 credits
  • Social Science courses (PSY, SOC, ECON, POSC) 3-6 credits
  • History courses above HIS 101W 3-6 credits

Global Humanities Course: 3 credits

 Select one of the following:

Mathematics: 3-5 credits *


* A minimum grade of C is required to meet these GUCRs.

Total of 43-50 Credits.