General Education Checklist

One-page General Education Checklist (PDF)

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy (for students without a previous college degree)

Computer Literacy

Complete one of the following:0-6
Computer Literacy (3 credits) 1
Computer Literacy Exam (0 credits)
Fundamentals of Programming
   and Object Oriented Programming (6 credits) 2
Total Hours0-6
1

 Credit and no-credit test out options are available for CIS 1200. For details see www.dixie.edu/cit/cis

2

 Exempt: previously earned AA, AS, AAS, BA, BS

General Education Core Requirements

English

Complete one 1010 (3 credits) or ACT score ≥ 28; complete one 2010 (3 credits):3-7
Introduction to Writing
Introduction to Writing
Interm Writing Selected Topics:
Total Hours3-7

Information Literacy

Complete LIB 1000 (0 credit) or LIB 1010 (1 credit):0-1
Information Literacy Exam
Information Literacy
Total Hours0-1

Mathematics

Complete one of the following: (Prerequisite: Math placement score or MATH prerequisite course (Grade C or higher) earned within 2 years previous to enrolling):3-5
Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
Introduction to Statistics (3 credits)
College Algebra / Pre-Calculus (4 credits)
Trigonometry (3 credits)
Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry
Business Calculus (3 credits)
Calculus I (5 credits)
Calculus II (4 credits)
Multivariable Calculus (3 credits)
Total Hours3-5

American Institutions

Complete one of the following (Prerequisite: Reading placement score):3-6
Economic History of the U.S (3 credits)
American Civilization (3 credits)
U.S. History to 1877
   and U.S. History Since 1877 (6 credits)
American Government (3 credits)
Total Hours3-6

General Education Breadth & Depth Requirements

Life Sciences

Complete one of the following:3-10
General Biology (3 credits)
General Biology
   and General Biology Lab (4 credits) 5
General Botany
   and General Botany Lab (4 credits) 5
Principles of Biology I
   and Principles of Biology I Lab (5 credits) 5
Plant Kingdom
   and Plant Kingdom Lab (4 credits) 5
Sci Foundations of Nutrition (3 credits)
BIOL 1300
  & BIOL 2320
  & BIOL 2325
  & BIOL 2420
  & BIOL 2425
Evolution & Ecology
   and Human Anatomy
   and Human Anatomy Lab
   and Human Physiology
   and Human Physiology Lab (10 credits) 5
Total Hours3-10

Physical Sciences

Complete one of the following:3-5
Intro to Chemistry (3 credits)
Intro to Chemistry
   and Intro to Chemistry Lab (4 credits) 5
Elem General/Organic Chemistry
   and Elem General/Organic Chemistry Lab (5 credits) 3,5
Preparation for Gen Chemistry
Principles of Chemistry I
   and Principles of Chemistry I Lab (5 credits) 3,5
Intro to Environmental Science (3 credits) 1
Introduction to Geology (3 credits)
Introduction to Geology
   and Introduction to Geology Lab (4 credits) 5
Life of the Past (3 credits)
Life of the Past
   and Life of the Past Laboratory (4 credits) 5
Introduction to Dinosaurs (3 credits)
Introduction to Dinosaurs
   and Intro to Dinosaurs Laboratory (4 credits) 5
Geology of the National Parks
   and Geology National Parks Lab (4 credits) 5
Intro to Environmental Geology (3 credits)
Introduction to Oceanography (3 credits) 5
Introduction to Oceanography
   and Intro to Oceanography Lab (4 credits)
Physical Geology
   and Physical Geology Lab (4 credits) 5
Physical Geography (3 credits) 1
Physical Geography
   and Physical Geography Lab (4 credits) 1,5
Introduction to Weather (3 credits)
Introduction to Weather
   and Introduction to Weather Lab (4 credits) 5
Elementary Physics (3 credits) 3
Elementary Physics
   and Elementary Physics Lab (4 credits) 3,5
Elementary Astronomy
   and Elementary Astronomy Lab (4 credits) 3,5
Principles of Physical Science
   and Principles of Physical Science Lab (4 credits) 3,5
College Physics I
   and College Physics I Lab (5 credits) 3,5
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
   and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab (5 credits) 3,5
Total Hours3-5

Laboratory Science

Complete one of the following:
One Life Sciences or Physical Sciences laboratory science class is required. Life Sciences and Physical Sciences courses marked with footnote "5" above fulfill the Laboratory Science requirement. You may also fulfill this requirement by completing one of the following courses:0-1
Field Exp: Environmental Sci (1 credit)
GEO 2000RApplied Geologic Investigation of Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce National Parks1
Natural History of Zion National Park (1 credit)
Total Hours1-2

Fine Arts

Complete one of the following:3
Intro to Art (3 credits) 1
Design for Non-Majors (3 credits)
Art History I (3 credits) 1
Art History II (3 credits) 1
Dance in Culture (3 credits) 1
Introduction to Music (3 credits)
Popular Music in America
Introduction to World Music
Survey of Jazz History (3 credits) 1
Introduction to Theatre (3 credits)
Diversity in Film (3 credits) 1
Total Hours3

Literature/Humanities

Complete one of the following:3
Introduction to Science Fiction and Futurism (3 credits)
Introduction to Literature (3 credits)
Literature and the Land
Introduction to Mythology (3 credits)
World Literature Before 1650 (3 credits) 1
World Literature After 1650 (3 credits) 1
Children's Literature (3 credits)
Multi-Cultural Child/Young Adult Literature (3 credits) 1
American Lit Before 1865 (3 credits)
American Lit After 1865 (3 credits)
British Literature Before 1800 (3 credits)
British Literature After 1800 (3 credits)
Critical Introduction to Literature (3 credits)
Humanities Through the Arts (3 credits) 1
Non-Western Humanities through the Arts (3 credits) 1
Intro to Philosophy (3 credits)
Social Ethics (3 credits)
Reasoning and Rational Decision-Making (3 credits)
Understanding Film (3 credits)
Total Hours3

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Complete one of the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology (3 credits)
Cultural Anthropology (3 credits) 1
Introduction to Communication Theory (3 credits)
Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
Economics of Social Issues (3 credits)
Micro Economics (3 credits)
Macro Economics (3 credits)
Human Development Lifespan (3 credits) 1
Family Relationships (3 credits) 1
Western Civilization: From Pre-History to 1715 (3 credits)
Western Civilization: From 1715 to Present (3 credits)
World History to 1500 (3 credits) 1
World History Since 1500 (3 credits) 1
U.S. History to 1877 (3 credits) 2
U.S. History Since 1877 (3 credits) 2
Media & Society (3 credits)
General Psychology (3 credits)
Human Development Through Lifespan (3 credits) 1
Human Sexuality in a Diverse Society (3 credits) 1
Introduction to Sociology (3 credits) 1
Social Problems (3 credits) 1
Sociology of the Family (3 credits)
Total Hours3

Exploration

Complete at least one additional 3 – 5 credit General Education Breadth & Depth course which must have a prefix not used to fulfill a General Education Core or Breadth & Depth Requirement.3-5
Total Hours3-5

General Education Global & Cultural Perspectives Requirement

Global & Cultural Perspectives

Complete two with different prefixes: 60-6
Intro to Art (3 credits) 4
Art History I 4
Art History II 4
Cultural Anthropology (3 credits) 4
Intercultural Communication 3
Dance in Culture (3 credits) 4
Foundations Multicultural/ESL
World Literature Before 1650 4
World Literature After 1650 4
Multi-Cultural Child/Young Adult Literature 4
Multi-Ethnic American Lit 3
Major World Authors: Postcolonial 3
World Literature 3
Intro to Environmental Science 4
Human Development Lifespan 4
Family Relationships 4
Physical Geography 4
World History to 1500 4
World History Since 1500 4
Humanities Through the Arts 4
Non-Western Humanities through the Arts 4
Introduction to World Music
Survey of Jazz History 4
Transcultural Nursing 3
World Religions: Topics (3 credits) 4
Introduction to International Relations
Intro to Comparative Politics
Human Development Through Lifespan 4
Human Sexuality in a Diverse Society (3 credits) 4
Introduction to Sociology 4
Social Problems 4
Gender in Contemporary Society (3 credits) 4
Sociology of Racial & Ethnic Relations (3 credits) 4
Diversity in Film 3,4
Total Hours0-6
1

Courses are also GE: GLOCUP

2

If not used to fulfill GE: American Institutions requirement

3

Requires prerequisite

4

Fulfills another GE requirement

5

Fulfills Life Sciences or Physical Sciences lab requirement

Additional Foreign Language Requirement for Associate of Arts or Bachelor of Arts

Check program requirements for program restrictions on foreign languages

Bachelor of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-16
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 2020 or higher foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Complete a 3060 foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 16 transfer credits for GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (8) in a single foreign language (grade C or higher)
OR
Complete a 1020 course listed below in a second foreign language (grade C or higher) AND one of the following:
1. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000 (8) and FLAT 2000 (4)
or
2. In a language not taught at DSU, receive 12 transfer credits articulated as GEFL 1000 (8) and GEFL 2000 (4) (all grade C or higher) in a language not currently taught at DSU
OR
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 16 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Complete ESL 2750 or ESL 2760 (grade B or higher).
- Submit one of the following test scores required for unconditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
Total Hours3-16
1

General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

Associate of Arts: Foreign Language Requirement3-8
Complete one of the following:
- Complete 8 credits numbered 1000 or above in a single foreign language, through earned credit (grade C or higher), credit by examination, or vertical credit from the courses listed on the GE Foreign Language Requirement page 1
- Complete a 1020 or higher foreign language course listed below (grade C or higher)
- Receive 8 FLATS exam credits for FLAT 1000
- Receive 8 transfer credits GEFL 1000 (grade C or higher) in a language not currently taught at DSU
Available only to students who are nonnative English speakers, complete one of the following:
- Complete 8 credits of ESL courses listed below (grade B or higher)
- Submit one of the following test scores required for undonditional DSU admission: TOEFL (61 iBT, 173 CBT, or 500 PBT); or Michigan (70); or USU-IELE equivalent score. Other tests may be accepted for admission to DSU but will not fulfill this requirement. Official scores must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.
1

 General Education Foreign Language Classes may be found on the General Education page.

The Interstate Passport enables successful transfer of a block of lower-level general education learning to other institutions participating in the Interstate Passport Network. Students who complete their Passport at Dixie State University will not be required to repeat or take additional course work to meet lower-division general education requirements in the Passport’s nine areas when they transfer to any other Passport institution. Dixie State University will begin transcripting the Interstate Passport in Spring 2017.  Students with an interest in achieving the Passport should contact their Advisor.