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General Education Program -- Continuing and Transfer Students

Students who are admitted to Lindsey Wilson College with 24 or more hours of acceptable academic work as well as currently enrolled students will be required to complete the general education program in place in 2012-2013 and earlier years.  These students may choose to complete the Essential Learning General Education program implemented in fall 2013.  Students considering such a change in their general education course of study should consult with their academic advisor.


Lindsey Wilson College Student Learning Outcomes

The liberal arts - mathematics and natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, humanities and fine arts - are central to Lindsey Wilson College's mission of serving students' educational needs.  In addition to course work in academic majors, undergraduate degree-seeking students will complete a general education program that provides a foundation for the lifelong development of intellectual, social, and spiritual qualities associated with liberally educated persons.

In particular, Lindsey Wilson College students will:

1.    Communicate effectively

  • Writing
  • Oral communication

2.    Develop effective skills of inquiry and analysis

  • Numeracy
  • Information fluency
  • Creative inquiry 
  • Critical inquiry

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

  • Knowledge of local and global issues and trends
  • Knowledge of one's own culture and cultural patterns of diverse groups and societies
  • Competence to communicate across cultural boundaries 
  • Knowledge and skills required for ethical reasoning

4.    Learn to apply and integrate knowledge

  • Application and reflection on context and connections within disciplines
  • Integration of knowledge across disciplines 
  • Application of learning to new situations within and beyond the campus

5.    Gain depth of knowledge in a discipline

  • Completion of a major
  • Competence in the major


Program Prerequisites -- Developmental and Skill-Building Courses

Based on ACT and other test scores, developmental and skill-building courses in reading, writing, and/or mathematics may be required prior to taking some college-level courses.  Please refer to the catalog section titled Placement in Courses for more complete information.  Developmental and skill-building courses may be required from the following sequences:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) sequence:  ENGL 0803, ENGL 0804, ENGL 0854
  • Introduction to Writing Studies sequence:  ENGL 0903 or ENGL 0904
  • Reading sequence:  READ 0903, READ 1013, READ 1023
  • Integrated Reading & Writing sequence:  READ 0713, READ 0723, READ 0733
  • Mathematics sequence:  MATH 0903 or MATH 0901, MATH 0911, MATH 0921


Curriculum

I -- Freshman Year Experience:  0-1 hour

  • Freshman Seminar (FYE 1001) -- 1 hour*

*Non-traditional students and transfer students with more than 15 credit hours may request exemption through the Freshman Advisor and the Academic Affairs office.  The waiver will allow one additional hour of elective credit.

II -- Communication Foundations:  6-9 hours

  • Writing Studies I (ENGL 1013) -- 3 hours*
  • Writing Studies II (ENGL 1023) -- 3 hours 
  • Public Speaking (COMM 2103) -- 3 hours

*An ACT English sub-score of 25 or higher waives the ENGL 1013 requirement, allowing an additional three hours of elective credit.

Note:     ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023 must be passed with a grade of C or above.

III -- Natural Sciences:  3-4 hours

  • Topics in Science (SCI 1013) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Physical Science (PHSC 1104) -- 4 hours
  • Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 1104) -- 4 hours
  • Introduction to Cellular Biology (BIOL 1204) -- 4 hours
  • Earth Science (PHSC 1204) -- 4 hours
  • General Chemistry I with Lab (CHEM 1214) -- 4 hours 
  • College Physics I (PHYS 2114) -- 4 hours 
  • General Physics I (PHYS 2414) -- 4 hours

Note:    Elementary Education P-5 majors must choose BIOL 1204 or SCI 1013.  SCI 1013 must be on a Biological Topic.

Note:     Biology majors must take BIOL 1204 and must earn at least a C.

IV -- Mathematics:  0-5 hours*

  • Data Models (MATH 1003) -- 3 hours
  • Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) -- 3 hours
  • Precalculus (MATH 1124) -- 4 hours
  • Finite Mathematics (MATH 2153) -- 3 hours
  • Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (MATH 2315) -- 5 hours

*An ACT mathematics sub-score of 26 or higher waives the mathematics general education requirement, allowing an additional three hours of elective credit.

Note:    All general education mathematics courses must be passed with a grade of C or above.

Note:     All majors in Biology, Business Administration, Education 5-9 Science, Psychology, Psychophysiology, and Social Science must take Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) unless waiver requirements are met.

Note:     Mathematics majors must show competency in both Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) and Precalculus (MATH 1124).

V -- History or Geography:  3 hours

  • World Regional Geography (GEOG 1003) -- 3 hours 
  • U.S. History: 1492 to 1865 (HIST 1033) -- 3 hours
  • U.S. History: 1865 to Present (HIST 1043) -- 3 hours
  • World Civilization I: Prehistory to 1500 (HIST 2233) -- 3 hours 
  • World Civilization II: 1500 to Present (HIST 2243) -- 3 hours

Note:     Elementary Education P-5 majors must take HIST 2233.

VI -- Psychology or Sociology:  3 hours

  • Principles of Psychology (PSYC 1003) -- 3 hours 
  • Principles of Sociology (SOCI 1003) -- 3 hours

VII -- Economics or Political Science:  3 hours

  • United States Government (POSC 1003) -- 3 hours
  • Survey of Economic Issues (ECON 2023) -- 3 hours
  • Microeconomics (ECON 2033) -- 3 hours 
  • Macroeconomics (ECON 2043) -- 3 hours

Note:     Elementary Education P-5 majors must take POSC 1003.

VIII -- Religion:  3 hours

  • Christian Beliefs (RELI 1003) -- 3 hours
  • Old Testament (RELI 1013) -- 3 hours
  • New Testament (RELI 1023) -- 3 hours 
  • World Religions (RELI 1203) -- 3 hours

IX -- Literature:  3 hours

  • Great Books (ENGL 2003) -- 3 hours
  • Literary Interpretation (ENGL 2103) -- 3 hours
  • World Literature (ENGL 2203) -- 3 hours

Note:      English majors must take ENGL 2103.

X -- Humanities and Fine Arts:  3-4 hours

  • American Identity (AMST 1003) -- 3 hours
  • Understanding Visual Art (ART 1003) -- 3 hours
  • Beginning Studio: Drawing (ART 1214) -- 4 hours
  • Design & Color (ART 2164) -- 4 hours
  • Art History I (ART 2733) -- 3 hours
  • Art History II (ART 2743) - 3 hours
  • Culture & Values (HUMN 2503) -- 3 hours
  • Survey of Musical Masterworks (MUSI 2003) -- 3 hours
  • History of Music Literature (MUSI 2533) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Philosophy (PHIL 1003) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Theatre Arts (THEA 1313) -- 3 hours
  • Fundamentals of Acting (THEA 1323) -- 3 hours

XI -- Liberal Arts Elective Studies in Depth:  9 hours

Select nine credit hours from one or two of the following elective choices. Courses must be selected from a program other than the program in which the student majors.

  • Elective Choice A -- Mathematics or Natural Science
    • Mathematics (2000-4000 level) (MATH) -- 0-9 hours
    • Natural Sciences (2000-4000 level) (BIOL, CHEM, PHSC, PHYS) -- 0-9 hours
  • Elective Choice B -- Social or Behavioral Sciences 
    • Social/Behavioral Sciences (3000-4000 level) (COMM, CRJS, ECON, GEOG, HIST, POSC, PSYC, SOCI) -- 0-9 hours  
  • Elective Choice C -- Humanities or Fine Arts
    • Art, Foreign Language, or Music (1000-4000 level) (ART, FREN, JAPN, MUSI, SPAN) -- 0-9 hours
    • Journalism or Theatre (2000-4000 level) (JRNL, THEA) -- 0-9 hours
    • English, Humanities, Philosophy, Religion (3000-4000 level)(ENGL, HUMN, PHIL, RELI) -- 0-9 hours

XII -- 3000-4000 Level Credit Hours

  • 39 credit hours (minimum) must be from 3000-level courses or higher
  • At least 12 credit hours in the major area of concentration must 3000-4000 level courses


Total General Education Requirements:  36-47 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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