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Essential Learning General Education Program

Lindsey Wilson College's Essential Learning General Education program provides a foundation for lifelong development of intellectual, social, and spiritual qualities traditionally associated with liberally educated persons and necessary for success in 21st century workplaces.  The Essential Learning General Education program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate degree-seeking students to achieve mastery of essential student learning outcomes (ESLOs) by completing a rigorous, vertically-integrated curriculum comprised of courses using a variety of high-impact learning practices.

ESLOs

ESLO 1:  Communicate effectively

  1. Written Communication
  2. Oral Communication:

ESLO 2:  Develop effective skills of inquiry and analysis

  1. Numeracy
  2. Information Fluency
  3. Creative Inquiry
  4. Critical Inquiry

ESLO 3:  Become culturally aware, engaged citizens of the nation and the world

  1. Knowledge of local and global issues and trends
  2. Knowledge of one's own culture and cultural patterns of diverse groups and societies
  3. Competence to communicate across cultural boundaries
  4. Knowledge and skills required for ethical reasoning:

ESLO 4:  Learn to apply and integrate knowledge

  1. Application and reflection on context and connections within disciplines:
  2. Integration of knowledge across disciplines
  3. Application of learning to new situations within and beyond the campus

 

General Education Program Matrix

All General Education courses are required to make significant use of at least one high-impact learning practice.

ESLO Categories

Communication

Inquiry & Analysis

Global Citizenship

Application/Integration

TotalCredit Hours

 CORE

Approved 1000-2000 level courses

Core courses may carry only one ESLO tag. (Courses may use additional VALUE rubrics as course / program assessments, but only one tag may be used for assessing the Gen Ed ESLO.)

 

Courses assessingwritten communication ANDoral communicationusing LWC rubrics. (6-9 hours)

 

 

                                         Written Communication (select both):

ENGL 1013

ENGL 1023

 

Oral Communication (select one):   

COMM 2103

THEA 1323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-9 credit hours

Courses assessinginquiry and analysis, critical inquiry, creative inquiry, information fluencyOR numeracy using LWC rubrics. (6-11 hours)

Select one each from each discipline:           

Behavioral Science/Social Science:

ECON 2023

ECON 2033

ECON 2043

HIST 1033

HIST 1043

POSC 1003

PSYC 1003

(min 3 credit hours)

Mathematics:

MATH 1003

MATH 1013

MATH 1124

(min 3 credit hours)

Natural Science:

BIOL 1103

BIOL 1204

CHEM 1104

CHEM 1214

CHEM 1224

PHSC 1204

SCI 1013

(min 3 credit hours)

 

6-11 credit hours

Courses assessing civic knowledge and engagement,intercultural knowledge and competence, ORethical reasoningusing LWC rubrics (6 hours).

Select one from each category:

Religion:

RELI 1003

RELI 1013

RELI 1023

(min 3 credit hours)

Fine Arts & Humanities:

ART 1003

ART 2733

ART 2743

ENGL 2203

HUMN 2503

MUSI 2103

THEA 1313

(min 3 credit hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

6 credit hours

Courses assessingintegrative and applied learning using LWC rubrics (0-1 hours).

Freshman Seminar:

FYE 1001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-1 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18-27 credit hours

ESLO Categories

Communication

Inquiry & Analysis

Global Citizenship

Application/Integration

Total Credit Hours

Intermediate

Approved 1000-4000 level courses drawn from  major(s), minor(s) or general electives

Any C-tagged course at 1000 or higher level

ART 3753

BIOL 3204

COMM 3603

COMM 4723

ENGL 3733

HIST 3033

HIST 3053

MATH 3003

POSC 2103

RELI 3103

RELI 3133


 

 

 

 

 

    

 

Minimum
3 credit hours

Any I-tagged course at 1000 or higher level

ART 3234

ART 3334

ART 3434

ART 3524

BIOL 3204

COMM 2503

COMM 4723

CRJS 3623

ENGL 3363

HIST 3033

HIST 3053

MATH 2315

MATH 2325

MATH 3314

RELI 3133

RELI 3413

RTSM 3303

SEA 1203

 

Minimum 
3 credit hours


Any G-tagged course at 1000 or higher level

ART 3753

COMM 3603

COMM 3703

ENGL 3443

ENGL 3643

HUMN 3503

PHIL 3003

RELI 2113

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Minimum
3 credit hours

Any A-tagged course at 1000 or higher level            

ART 2623

ART 3633

COMM 2503

COMM 3703

ENGL 3163

MATH 2315

MATH 2325

MATH 3314

RELI 2113

RELI 3103

WS 2103

WS 3103

WS 3123

WS 3203

 

 

 

 

Minimum
3 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-12 credit hours

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Total Gen Ed

9-12 credit hours

9-14 credit hours

9 credit hours

3-4 credit hours

33-50 hours


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