Faculty and Staff Resources
This page contains lists of General Education courses from past years, which can be consulted to determine whether older courses on students’ transcripts qualify for General Education credit, and information on how the General Education Program assesses existing General Education courses and new General Education courses proposed by departments and programs.
HUMANITIES AND THE ARTS COURSES (HU)
SOCIAL & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES COURSES (SS)
NATURAL SCIENCES COURSES (NS)
- Keep the three distribution areas: Humanities and the Arts, Social and Behavioral Science, Natural Science.
- Students are required to take 12 credit hours from each distribution area from at least three different departments/programs in each distribution area.
- Each department/program offers its courses in one of the distribution areas unless otherwise approved.
- No more than five BOK offerings per department/program, which should include courses needed for Teacher Education certification, Nursing, and Diversity unless otherwise approved
- All General Education courses will address at least one competency from each of the three competency areas (Communication, Reasoned Judgment, and Social and Personal Responsibility), in all sections of that course.
- Each BOK course should be offered at least once a year; each department/program should offer one BOK course in evening or weekend format at least every third semester.
- Departments/Programs will work with the General Education Committee and Academic Achievement Assessment Committee to identify assessable outcomes for the competencies their courses are intended to achieve; in turn, the General Education and Assessment committees will give department and programs regular feedback on their offerings in aggregated form.
- The General Education Committee, Academic Achievement Assessment Committee, the Institute for Community Based Learning and the Teaching Center will assist departments/programs in developing new courses or redesigning existing courses to meet general education and department/program goals better.