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General Education Requirements (GER)

Associate and bachelor’s degrees at UAS require a minimum amount of general education requirement courses to be completed. General Education Requirements encompass broad areas of knowledge that support advanced learning in the major and emphasis requirements of each degree. Please note: the courses listed are not necessarily offered every semester. Students are recommended to seek advisor assistance in meeting program degree requirements.

In addition, some degree programs require specific courses be included in the GER. Please review your degree program in this catalog and consult with your academic advisor. If required courses are not taken as a GER, they must be taken as major requirements or electives as they are required for your degree.

GER Requirements (2014-2015 Catalog)

Minimum Credits 34
Written Communication Skills 6
ENGL S111 Methods of Written Communication 3
Select one from the following (3 credits):
ENGL S211 Intermediate Composition Writing About Literature 3
ENGL S212 Technical Report Writing 3
Oral Communication Skills 3
Select one from the following (3 credits). Grade of C or better.
COMM S111 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
COMM S235 Small Group Communication and Team Building 3
COMM S237 Interpersonal Communication 3
COMM S241 Public Speaking 3
Fine Arts 3
Select one from the following (3 credits):
ART S160 Art Appreciation 3
ART S261 History of World Art 1 3
ART S262 History of World Art 1I 3
MUS S123 Music Appreciation 3
THR S111 Theatre Appreciation 3
THR S211 Theatre History and Literature I 3
THR S212 Theatre History and Literature II 3
Humanities 3-6
Select a minimum of one from the following (3 credits):
AKL S105 Elementary Tlingit I 4
AKL S106 Elementary Tlingit II 4
AKL S107 Elementary Haida I 4
AKL S108 Elementary Haida II 4
ASL S101 Beginning American Sign Language I 4
ASL S102 Beginning American Sign Language II 4
ENGL S215 Introduction to Literary Study 3
ENGL S223 Survey of British Literature I 3
ENGL S224 Survey of British Literature II 3
ENGL S225 Survey of American Literature I 3
ENGL S226 Survey of American Literature II 3
ENGL S261 Introduction to Creative Writing 3
HIST S105 World History I* 3
HIST S106 World History II* 3
HIST S131 History of the U.S. I* 3
HIST S132 History of the U.S. II* 3
HUM S120 A Sense of Place: Alaska & Beyond 3
JOUR S101 Introduction to Mass Communication 3
PHIL S101 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning 3
PHIL S201 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHIL S301 Ethics 3
RUSS S101 Elementary Russian I 4
RUSS S102 Elementary Russian II 4
SPAN S101 Elementary Spanish I 4
SPAN S102 Elementary Spanish II 4
Other approved world languages.
Social Sciences 6-9
Select a minimum of two from the following (6 credits) from two disciplines:
ANTH S101 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ANTH S202 Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH S211 Fundamentals of Archaeology 3
ECON S100 Introduction to Economics 3
ECON S201 Principles of Economics I:Macro 3
ECON S202 Principles of Economics II:Micro 3
GEOG S101 Introductory Geography 3
GOVT S101 Introduction to American Government 3
GOVT S102 Introduction to Political Science 3
GOVT S230 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3
GOVT S251 Introduction to International Relations 3
HIST S105 World History I* 3
HIST S106 World History II* 3
HIST S131 History of the U.S. I* 3
HIST S132 History of the U.S. II* 3
PSY S101 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY S250 Lifespan Development 3
SOC S101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC S201 Social Problems 3
Select one from the remaining humanities and social science courses (3 credits) .
*History courses can be used as humanities OR social science requirements, but not both.
Mathematics & Natural Sciences 10-12
Select one from the following (at least 3 credits):
Mathematics and Statistics
MATH S105 Intermediate Algebra (or higher)* 4
MATH S106 Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics 3
MATH S107 College Algebra (or higher) 4
STAT S107 Survey Statistics (or higher) 4
*Some associate degrees allow MATH S105 or higher, or STAT S107 or higher.
Bachelor's degrees require MATH S106 or higher, or STAT S107 or higher.
Select at least one from the following (4 credits):
Lab Natural Sciences
BIOL S103 Biology and Society 4
BIOL S104 Natural History of Alaska 4
BIOL S105 Fundamentals of Biology I 4
BIOL S106 Fundamentals of Biology II 4
BIOL S111 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOL S112 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
CHEM S103 Introduction to General Chemistry 4
CHEM S105 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM S106 General Chemistry II 4
ENVS S102 Earth and Environment 4
GEOG S102 Earth and Environment 4
GEOL S104 Physical Geology 4
PHYS S102 Survey of Physics 4
PHYS S103 College Physics I 4
PHYS S104 College Physics II 4
PHYS S211 General Physics I 4
PHYS S212 General Physics II 4
Non-lab Natural Sciences
ANTH S205 Biological Anthropology 3
ASTR S225 General Astronomy 3
CHEM S100 Introduction to Chemical Science 3
GEOG S205 Elements of Physical Geography 3
GEOL S105 Geological History of Life 3
OCN S101 Introduction to Oceanography 3
PHIL S206 Symbolic Logic 3
The remaining 3 credits must be taken from mathematics, statistics, or the above natural science courses.

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