Aug 22, 2019  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies Level II


Level II Requirements:


Courses approved to satisfy the Level II requirement are distributed among four categories. The categories, together with the minimum number of semester hours a student must accumulate to satisfy this requirement, are given below. One hour deviations in the General Studies Level II categories may be allowed, provided the student’s completed General Studies program contains at least 33 credit hours.

Level II Categories:


Historical.................................. 3
Arts and Letters....................... 6
Social Science........................... 6
Natural Science........................ 6

 

Rules: Level II Requirement:


Prerequisites: Level II General Studies courses have at least the following prerequisites or corequisites, and some courses have additional prerequisites (see the Course Descriptions section in this Catalog).

A one-hour deviation in each of the requirement listed below may be allowed, provided the student has completed at least 33 semester hours of General Studies courses.

In addition:

  • Students may not use courses having the same prefix as their major discipline or crosslisted with their major discipline to satisfy the Level II requirements.
  • Students may use courses having the same prefix as their minor discipline or crosslisted with their minor discipline to satisfy General Studies requirements. However, a minimum of 18 credits must be used only in the minor and not for General Studies. Deviations from the Catalog requirements require approval of the minor department, and some departments require that more than 18 credits be used only in the minor. Please contact the minor department for additional information.
  • Students may use either prefix for a crosslisted course, i.e., one designated XXX (YYY). They must select the prefix they wish to use at registration; the selection may not be changed later.
  • History majors must take three extra semester hours at Level II in the Social Science, Arts and Letters, or Natural Sciences categories in lieu of the three hours in the historical category.
  • History majors may not use courses that are crosslisted with history courses for General Studies.

Historical and Arts and Letters:


  • Courses numbered 1000 to 1990: minimum performance standard scores on reading and writing preassessment placement tests
  • Courses numbered 2000 to 2990: satisfaction of ENG 1010 and the Level I communication requirement
  • Courses numbered 3000 and above: satisfaction of all Level I General Studies course requirements

Natural Science and Social Sciences:


  • Courses numbered 1000 to 1990: minimum performance standards scores on the reading, writing and mathematics preassessment placement tests.
  • Courses numbered 2000 to 2990: satisfaction of the Level I mathematics course requirement and either ENG 1010 or the Level I communication course requirement.
  • Courses numbered 3000 and above: satisfaction of all Level I course requirements.

Arts & Letters (minimum 6 semester hours)*:


Arts & Letters courses impart a broad knowledge of important works and major schools of thought from at least two centuries. They also provide a foundation for critical evaluation within the discipline. Students may not use courses having the same prefix as their major discipline or crosslisted with their major discipline to satisfy the Level II requirements.

Social Sciences (minimum 6 semester hours)*:


Social Sciences courses aim to explore the formation, behavior and interaction of various social, cultural, political or economic groups and institutions. Students may not use courses having the same prefix as their major discipline or crosslisted with their major discipline to satisfy the Level II requirements.

Natural Science (minimum 6 semester hours)*:


Natural Science courses provide an opportunity for students to experience the systematic formulation and testing of hypotheses and to learn the importance of accurate observation and measurement. Students will differentiate among fact, speculation, evidence, inference, belief, theory, law and generalization.

In order to receive General Studies credit, both BIO 1080 and 1090 or Bio 1081 and 1091, must be successfully completed. This is true also for State Guaranteed General Education credit.

CHE 1100 and CHE 1150 must be successfully completed to receive General Studies credit.

Successful completion of CHE 1810 and CHE 1850 will result in 6 hours Natural Science General Studies credit. Successful completion of CHE 1800, CHE 1810, and CHE 1850 will result in 10 hours Natural Science General Studies credit. No Natural Science General Studies credit will be awarded for completion of CHE 1800 as a stand alone class. CHE 1800 is a prerequisite for CHE 1850. CHE 1850 has a corequisite of CHE 1810.

*A one-hour deviation in the General Studies requirement in each the above categories may be allowed, provided the student has completed at least 33 semester hours of General Studies courses.

Students may not use courses having the same prefix as their major discipline or crosslisted with their major discipline to satisfy the Level II requirements.