ENG 111 Writing Sentences and Paragraphs
Note:ENG 111 is waived for students with at least a 22 on the English section of the ACT, at least 520 on the verbal section of the SAT, a score of 81 or above on the Compass test.
MTH 100 Essential Math Skills and/or
MTH 105 Introduction to Algebra
Note: MTH 100 is waived with a score of 22 on the mathematics portion of the ACT, a 520 on the mathematics portion of the SAT or with a 62 on the pre-algebra portion of the Compass test. MTH 105 is waived with a score of 51 or higher on the algebra portion of the Compass test. Students can waive both MTH 100 and MTH 105 with successful completion (grade of C or higher) of one year of high school algebra.
CPS 105 Essentials of Computers
Note: Students may waive this requirement via a computer based test and with a minimum score of 70%.
Foundation Skills (15 credits)
These courses provide students with minimum competencies needed for higher education, expose them to essential subject areas and their methodologies and introduction them to the practice of critical thinking and creative expression.
ENG 117 Writing Essays
Note:Transfer students with equivalent ENG 117 credit may be encouraged to repeat ENG 117 prior to enrolling in a 300+ level writing course.
MTH 108 Elementary Statistics or
MTH 252 Statistical Methods for the Sciences
COM 101 Fundamentals of Speech Communications
CPS 110 Conquering the Digital Divide
TRL 200 Fundamentals of Christian Theology
Great Questions (12 credits)
These courses are specifically designed to illustrate the interconnectedness of knowledge, foster critical thinking and creative expression, explore ethical issues and aid students in the acquisition of methodology and content knowledge. Taken together the three courses pose answers to the questions “What Does it Mean to be Human? What is Truth? What is the Common Good?”
ILC 130x What Does it Mean to be Human
Note: This course is waived for students who transfer to UGF with more than 27 earned credits.
ILC 330x What is Truth
ILC 350x What is the Common Good
Note: Students who transfer to UGF with 83 or more earned credits are required to complete only ILC 330 OR ILC 350
Upper Division Writing (3 credits)
All students at the University of Great Falls must take an upper division writing class as a requirement of graduation. Students may choose which course they wish to take to fulfill this requirement unless a particular course is specified by their major.
ENG 300-319 Upper Division Writing
Exploring the Liberal Arts (13 credits)
Exploration credits provide students with additional opportunities to examine the methods, contents and relevance of the liberal arts through purpose designed courses that showcase specific disciplines and demonstrate their connections to daily life. One course must be taken from each of the four categories. Courses in the student’s major fields MAY NOT be counted towards the student’s exploration requirement but may be counted towards the major (at the discretion of the Major program) or towards completion of general elective credits.
Fine Arts (3 credits)
Courses in this category both enhance students’ aesthetic appreciation and allow students to explore the creative process as it relates to visual, literary and performing arts. Students must complete one of the following:
ART 112 Exploring Visual Art
ART 115 Studio Art Experience
DRM 112 American Theater and Media Arts Traditions
DRM 120 Performance-Based Theatrical Expression
ENG 209 Intro to Creative Writing
MUS 110 Appreciation of Music of Western Civilization
MUS 115 Musical Expression through Performance
Humanities (3 credits)
Courses in this category study the human condition, using methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative. Students must complete one of the following:
ENG 215 Intro to Literary Studies
HST 110 Contemporary Issues in History
PHL 110 Intro to Western Philosophy
PHL 210 Thinking Logically
TRL 110 Christianity and World Religions
Social Sciences (3 credits)
Courses in this category study human society and individual relationships within society as well as provide students with the cognitive and intellectual skills to succeed in the modern world. Students must complete one of the following:
ACC 110 What the Numbers Mean
BUS 110 Financial Health
PLS 110 We,The People: An Intro to Political Science
HPE 110 Wellness Perspectives
PSY 110 Understanding People
SOC 110 The Real World: An Introduction to Sociology
Experimental Science (4 credits)
Courses in this category must include an experience in the laboratory, classroom, or the field that allows students to engage in the scientific process by designing experiments, recording their data, analyzing their results, and discussing their findings. Students must complete one of the following:
BIO 110 The Living Environment
BIO 115 Environmental Ecology
CHM 110 Chemistry in Context
GSC 110 Contemporary Physical Sciences
SCS 210 Exploring the Social World
Exploring the Liberal Arts (ELA) requirements may be met through travel courses. Courses intended for such will be designated TRV 110, A, S, H, or E depending upon which area (Fine Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities or Experimental Sciences) they fulfill. Department specific travel courses which also satisfy ELA requirements will be noted with a section identifier of “T.” Courses may have a limited number of sessions prior to travel. Travel will normally take place during breaks within and between semesters.
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