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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

Total Credit 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 assessing written communication AND oral communication using LWC rubrics. (6-9 hours)

 

 

 

Written Communication:

ENGL 1013
ENGL 1023


Oral Communication:   

COMM 2103
THEA 1323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  6-9 credit hours

Courses assessing inquiry and analysis, critical inquiry, creative inquiry, information fluency OR numeracy using LWC rubrics. (9-15 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)


Fine Arts/Humanities:

ART 1214
ART 2314
ART 2414
ENGL 2103
MUSI 2003
MUSI 2533
PHIL 1003

(min 3 credit hours) 


9-15 credit hours

Courses assessing civic knowledge and engagement, intercultural knowledge and competence, OR ethical reasoning using LWC rubrics.

Select from each category:


Religion:

RELI 1003
RELI 1013
RELI 1023
RELI 1203

(min 3 credit hours)


Additional Coursework
(6 hours):

ART 1003
ENGL 2203
FREN 1013
FREN 1023
HIST 2233
HUMN 2503
JAPN 1013
MUSI 2103
SPAN 1013
SPAN 1023
THEA 1313

(min 6 credit hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


9 credit hours

Courses assessing integrative and applied learning using LWC rubrics.

 

 

 

 



F
irst-Year Experience Seminar:

FYE 1001

(min 1 credit hour)


Additional Coursework:

ACCT 2113
AIS 1003
AMST 1003
ART 2164
BIOL 1214
COMM 1003
EDUC 2203
HIST 2243
HS 2953
MUSI 2203
NUTR 1003
RTSM 2013
SEA 1103
SPAN 2033
WS 1003 

(min 3 credit hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-4 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27-38 credit hours

ESLO Categories

Communication

Inquiry/Analysis

Global Citizenship

Application/
Integration

Total Credit Hours

Intermediate

Approved 2000-4000 level courses drawn from  major(s), minor(s), or general electives

Any C-tagged course at 2000 or higher level

ART 2733
ART 2743
BIOL 3204
BUSI 2903
COMM 3603
COMM 4723
CRJS 3213
CRJS 3623
EDUC 3403
EDUC 3413
ENGL 3733
HIST 3033
HIST 3053
HIST 3063
HIST 3073
HS 2103
HS 3003
MATH 3003
NURN 4423
NURS 4155
POSC 2103
PSYC 4703
RELI 3103
RELI 3133
RTSM 2403
THEA 3333
THEA 3623 

 

   

 

 

 

Minimum
3 credit hours

Any I-tagged course at 2000 or higher level

ART 2623
ART 3234
ART 3334
ART 3434
ART 3524
BIOL 3204
BUSI 2903
COMM 2503
COMM 4723
CRJS 3213
CRJS 3623
EDUC 3223
EDUC 3523
ENGL 3363
HIST 3033
HIST 3053
HIST 3063
HIST 3073
HS 2103
HS 3003
HS 3233
HS 4943
MATH 2315
MATH 2325
MATH 3314
NURN 4423
POSC 2103
PSYC 3503
RELI 3133
RELI 3413
RTSM 3303
SEA 1203
SEA 3013
THEA 2433 

 

Minimum 
3
 credit hours

Any G-tagged course at 2000 or higher level

ART 2733
ART 2743
BIOL 3403
BUSI 4783
COMM 3603
COMM 3703
CRJS 2103
EDUC 3123
ENGL 3213
ENGL 3443
ENGL 3643
HIST 3253
HIST 3273
HS 4293
HUMN 3503
NURN 4323
NURS 4155
PHIL 3003
PSYC 4703
RELI 2113
RTSM 2403
SPAN 3123
THEA 3623 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum
3 credit hours

Any A-tagged course at 2000 or higher level            

ART 2623
BUSI 4783
COMM 2503
COMM 3703
CRJS 2103
EDUC 4253
EDUC 4333
EDUC 4433
ENGL 3163
ENGL 3603
ENGL 3833
HIST 3223
HIST 3253
HIST 3273
HS 4943
MATH 2315
MATH 2325
MATH 2403
MATH 3314
NURN 4323
PHED 4023
PSYC 4503
RELI 2113
RELI 3103
RELI 3423
RTSM 3303
SEA 3013
THEA 2433
WS 2103
WS 3103
WS 3123
WS 3203

 

 

Minimum
3 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-12 credit hours

Mastery

Approved 3000-4000 level courses drawn from  major(s), minor(s), or general electives

Any C-tagged course at 3000 or 4000 level

ART 3753
ART 3904

BIOL 4912 & BIOL 4921 (both must be taken to receive gen ed credit)

BUSI 4793
COMM 4993
CRJS 4303
EDUC 4600
ENGL 4503
HIST 4903
HS 4253
HS 4953
MATH 4113
MATH 4413
NURN 4614
NURN 4622
NURS 4205
POSC 4103
PSYC 4903
RELI 4413
RTSM 4903
SCI 4DS3
THEA 3423

 


Minimum
3 credit hours

Any I-tagged course at 3000 or 4000 level


ART 3633
ART 3904
ART 4904 

BIOL 4912 & BIOL 4921 (both must be taken to receive gen ed credit)

BUSI 4793
COMM 4993
CRJS 4303
EDUC 4600
ENGL 4553
ENGL 4903
HIST 4903
HS 4953
MATH 3203
NURN 4614
NURS 4205
POSC 4103
PSYC 4903
RTSM 4903
SCI 4DS3
THEA 4903

 

 


Minimum
3 credit hours

Any G-tagged course at 3000 or 4000 level             

ART 3753
COMM 3403
CRJS 4303
EDUC 4600
ENGL 4063
HIST 4003 
HS 4253
NURN 4614
NURN 4622
NURS 4205
PSYC 4903
RELI 4413
RTSM 4303
SCI 4DS3
THEA 3423

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Minimum
3 credit hours

Any A-tagged course at 3000 or 4000 level

ART 3633
ART 4904

BIOL 4912 & BIOL 4921 (both must be taken to receive gen ed credit)

BUSI 4793
COMM 4993
CRJS 4303
EDUC 4600
ENGL 4903
HIST 4003
HS 4953
MATH 3323
MATH 4303
MATH 4403
NURN 4614
NURS 4205
PHYS 4303
PSYC 4903
RELI 3153
RELI 4943
RTSM 4303
SCI 4DS3
THEA 4903
WS 4003


Minimum
3 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3-12 credit hours

Total Gen Ed:

12-15 credit hours

15-21 credit hours

12-15 credit hours

9-10 credit hours

36-61 hours

 

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