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General Education

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science

Associate of Arts

Beginning in fall 2013, associate-degree-seeking students who enter Lindsey Wilson College with 23 or fewer hours of acceptable college credit will be required to complete the 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.


Essential Student Learning Outcomes (ESLOs)

The liberal arts -- mathematics and natural sciences, social and behavioral sciences, humanities and fine arts, and oral and written communication -- are central to Lindsey Wilson College's mission of serving students' educational needs, which are expressed in the following essential student learning outcomes (ESLOs).

A Lindsey Wilson College graduate will:

1.    Communicate effectively

  • Written communication
  • Oral communication

2.    Employ effective skills of inquiry and analysis

  • Numeracy        
  • Information fluency
  • Creative inquiry
  • Critical inquiry

3.     Be a culturally aware, engaged citizen 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.    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.    Have gained 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 -- Core:  18-27 credit hours

A -- Communication:  6-9 credit hours

Written Communication (select both of the following):  3-6 credit hours

  • Writing Studies I (ENGL 1013) -- 3 hours*
  • Writing Studies II (ENGL 1023) -- 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.

Oral Communication (select one of the following):  3 credit hours

  • Public Speaking (COMM 2103) -- 3 hours
  • Fundamentals of Acting (THEA 1323) -- 3 hours

B -- Inquiry and Analysis (select one course from each category):  6-11 credit hours

Behavioral and Social Sciences:  3 credit hours

  • Survey of Economic Issues (ECON 2023) -- 3 hours
  • Microeconomics (ECON 2033) -- 3 hours
  • Macroeconomics (ECON 2043) -- 3 hours
  • U.S. History: 1492 to 1865 (HIST 1033) -- 3 hours
  • U.S. History: 1865 to Present (HIST 1043) -- 3 hours
  • United States Government (POSC 1003) -- 3 hours
  • Principles of Psychology (PSYC 1003) -- 3 hours

Mathematics:  0-4 credit hours*

  • Data Models (MATH 1003) -- 3 hours
  • Functions & Algebra (MATH 1013) -- 3 hours
  • Precalculus (MATH 1124) -- 4 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 Business Management, Computer Information Science, Engineering Mechanics, and Health Science must take MATH 1013 unless waiver requirements are met.

Note:  Students also pursuing a bachelor's degree should consult the appropriate section of the catalog.

Natural Sciences:  3-4 credit hours

  • Introduction to Cellular Biology (BIOL 1204) -- 4 hours
  • Principles of Chemistry (CHEM 1104) -- 4 hours
  • General Chemistry I with Lab (CHEM 1214) -- 4 hours
  • General Chemistry II with Lab (CHEM 1224) -- 4 hours
  • Earth Science (PHSC 1204) -- 4 hours
  • Topics in Science (SCI 1013) -- 3 hours

C -- Engaged Local and Global Citizenship:  9 credit hours

Religion (select one of the following):  3 credit hours

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

Fine Arts and Humanities:  3-4 credit hours

  • Understanding Visual Art (ART 1003) -- 3 hours
  • Art History I (ART 2733) -- 3 hours
  • Art History II (ART 2743) -- 3 hours
  • World Literature (ENGL 2203) -- 3 hours
  • Culture & Values (HUMN 2503) -- 3 hours
  • Music in American Culture (MUSI 2103) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Theatre Arts (THEA 1313) -- 3 hours
  • Introduction to Women's Studies (WS 1003) -- 3 hours

D -- Application and Integration of Knowledge:  0-1 credit hour

Freshman Year Experience:  0-1 credit 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 -- Intermediate:  6-12 credit hours

Select from available approved 2000-4000 level courses; see the website for a current list of courses to meet this requirement.   In most cases, these courses will simultaneously fulfill major, minor, or other program requirements.

  • Communication - 3 credit hours
  • Inquiry and Analysis - 3 credit hours
  • Engaged Local and Global Citizenship - 3 credit hours
  • Application and Integration of Knowledge - 3 credit hours


Total Essential Learning General Education Requirements:  24-39 credit hours

 

 

 

 

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