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Essential Learning General Education Program

Lindsey Wilson College's Essential Learning General Education program provides a foundation for lifelong development of intellectual, social, and spiritual qualities traditionally associated with liberally educated persons and necessary for success in 21st century workplaces.  The Essential Learning General Education program is designed to provide opportunities for undergraduate degree-seeking students to achieve mastery of essential student learning outcomes (ESLOs) by completing a rigorous, vertically-integrated curriculum comprised of courses using a variety of high-impact learning practices.

ESLOs

ESLO 1:  Communicate effectively

  1. Written Communication
  2. Oral Communication:

ESLO 2:  Develop effective skills of inquiry and analysis

  1. Numeracy
  2. Information Fluency
  3. Creative Inquiry
  4. Critical Inquiry

ESLO 3:  Become culturally aware, engaged citizens of the nation and the world

  1. Knowledge of local and global issues and trends
  2. Knowledge of one's own culture and cultural patterns of diverse groups and societies
  3. Competence to communicate across cultural boundaries:
  4. Knowledge and skills required for ethical reasoning

ESLO 4:  Learn to apply and integrate knowledge

  1. Application and reflection on context and connections within disciplines:
  2. Integration of knowledge across disciplines
  3. Application of learning to new situations within and beyond the campus

 

General Education Program Matrix

All General Education courses are required to make significant use of at least one high-impact learning practice.

ESLO Categories

Communication

Inquiry & Analysis

Global Citizenship

Application/Integration

Total Credit Hours

 CORE

Approved 1000-2000 level courses

Core courses may carry only one ESLO tag. (Courses may use additional VALUE rubrics as course / program assessments, but only one tag may be used for assessing the Gen Ed ESLO.)

 

Courses assessing written communication AND oral communication using LWC rubrics. (6-9 hours)

 

 

                                         Written Communication:

ENGL 1013

ENGL 1023

Oral Communication:   

COMM 2103

THEA 1323

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-9 credit hours

Courses assessing inquiry and analysis, critical inquiry, creative inquiry, information fluency OR numeracy using LWC rubrics. (9-15 hours)

Select one each from each discipline:           

Behavioral Science/Social Science:

ECON 2023

ECON 2033

ECON 2043

HIST 1033

HIST 1043

POSC 1003

PSYC 1003

(min 3 credit hours)

Mathematics:

MATH 1003

MATH 1013

MATH 1124

(min 3 credit hours)

Natural Science:

BIOL 1103

BIOL 1204

CHEM 1104

CHEM 1214

CHEM 1224

PHSC 1204

SCI 1013

(min 3 credit hours)

Fine Arts/Humanities:

ART 1214

ART 2314

ART 2414

ENGL 2103

MUSI 2003

MUSI 2533

PHIL 1003

 (min 3 credit hours)  

 

 


9-15 credit hours

Courses assessing civic knowledge and engagement, intercultural knowledge and competence, OR ethical reasoning using LWC rubrics.

Select from each category:

Religion:

RELI 1003

RELI 1013

RELI 1023

(min 3 credit hours)

Additional Coursework (6 hours):

ART 1003

ART 2733

ART 2743

ENGL 2203

FREN 1013

FREN 1023

HIST 2233

HUMN 2503

JAPN 1013

MUSI 2103

SPAN 1013

SPAN 1023

THEA 1313

(min 6 credit hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 credit hours

Courses assessing integrative and applied learning using LWC rubrics.

Freshman Seminar:

FYE 1001

(min 1 credit hour)

Additional Coursework:

AMST 1003

ART 2164

BIOL 1214

HIST 2243

NUTR 1003

RTSM 2003

RTSM 2013

SEA 1103

WS 1003 

(min 3 credit hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

3-4 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27-38 credit hours

ESLO Categories

Communication

Inquiry & Analysis

Global Citizenship

Application/Integration

Total Credit Hours

Intermediate

Approved 1000-4000 level courses drawn from  major(s), minor(s) or general electives

Any C-tagged course at 1000 or higher level

ART 3753

BIOL 3204

COMM 3603

COMM 4723

EDUC 3403

EDUC 3413

ENGL 3733

HIST 3033

HIST 3053

HS 2103

HS 3003

MATH 3003

NURS 4155

POSC 2103

RELI 3103

RELI 3133


 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Minimum
3 credit hours

Any I-tagged course at 1000 or higher level

ART 3234

ART 3334

ART 3434

ART 3524

BIOL 3204

COMM 2503

COMM 4723

CRJS 3623

EDUC 3223

EDUC 3523

ENGL 3363

HIST 3033

HIST 3053

HS 2103

HS 3003

HS 3233

HS 4943

MATH 2315

MATH 2325

MATH 3314

RELI 3133

RELI 3413

RTSM 3303

SEA 1203

 

Minimum 
3
 credit hours


Any G-tagged course at 1000 or higher level

ART 3753

COMM 3603

COMM 3703

EDUC 3123

ENGL 3443

ENGL 3643

HS 4293

HUMN 3503

NURS 4155

PHIL 3003

RELI 2113

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Minimum
3 credit hours

Any A-tagged course at 1000 or higher level            

ART 2623

ART 3633

COMM 2503

COMM 3703

EDUC 4253

EDUC 4333

EDUC 4433

ENGL 3163

HS 4943

MATH 2315

MATH 2325

MATH 3314

PHED 4023

RELI 2113

RELI 3103

WS 2103

WS 3103

WS 3123

WS 3203

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum
3 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-12 credit hours

Mastery

Approved 3000-4000 level courses drawn from  major(s), minor(s) or general electives

Any C-tagged course at 3000 or 4000 level

ART 3904

BUSI 4793

COMM 4993

EDUC 4600

ENGL 4503

HIST 4903

HS 4253

HS 4953

MATH 4113

MATH 4413

NURS 4205


Minimum
3 credit hours


Any I-tagged course at 3000 or 4000 level

ART 3904

BUSI 4793

COMM 4993

EDUC 4600

ENGL 4553

HIST 4903

HS 4953

NURS 4205

 

 

 


Minimum
3 credit hours

Any G-tagged course at 3000 or 4000 level                 

EDUC 4600

ENGL 4063 

HS 4253

NURS 4205

 

 

 

 

 


 

Minimum
3 credit hours


Any A-tagged course at 3000 or 4000 level

BUSI 4793

COMM 4993

EDUC 4600

ENGL 4903

HS 4953

MATH 3323

MATH/PHYS 4303

NURS 4205

RELI 3153

RTSM 4303

WS 4003

 

 

Minimum
3 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3-12 credit hours

Total Gen Ed:

12-15 credit hours

15-21 credit hours

12-15 credit hours

9-10 credit hours

36-61 hours

 

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