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Essential Learning General Education Program

Beginning in fall 2013, bachelor-degree-seeking students who enter Lindsey Wilson College with 23 or fewer hours of acceptable college credit will be required to complete the 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.

ESLO

ESLO 1:  Communicate effectively

  1. Written Communication:  EDUC 3403, EDUC 3413, EDUC 4600, ENGL 1013, ENGL 1023, ENGL 3733, RELI 3103, HIST 3033, HIST 3053, HIST 4903, HS 2103, HS 3003, HS 4253, HS 4953, RELI 3103
  2. Oral Communication:  COMM 2103, THEA 1323

ESLO 2:  Develop effective skills of inquiry and analysis

  1. Numeracy:  ECON 2023, ECON 2033, ECON 2043, MATH 1003, MATH 1013, MATH 1124
  2. Information Fluency:  CHEM 1104, HS 2103, HS 3003, HS 4943, HS 4953, SCI 1013
  3. Creative Inquiry:  ART 1214, ART 2314, ART 2414,  EDUC 4600
  4. Critical Inquiry:  BIOL 1204, CHEM 1104, CHEM 1214, CHEM 1224, COMM 2503, COMM 4723, EDUC 3223, EDUC 3523, ENGL 2103,  ENGL 4553, HIST 1033, HIST 1043, HIST 3033, HIST 3053, HIST 4903, HS 3233, PHIL 1003, PHSC 1204, POSC 1003, PSYC 1003, RELI 3413, SCI 1013

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

  1. Knowledge of local and global issues and trends:  AIS 2003, COMM 3603, COMM 3703, ENGL 2203, ENGL 4063, ENGL 3443, HIST 2233, HUMN 2503
  2. Knowledge of one's own culture and cultural patterns of diverse groups and societies:  ART 1003, ART 2733, ART 2743, COMM 3603, COMM 3703, ENGL 2203, ENGL 4063, ENGL 3443, FREN 1013, FREN 1023, HS 4293, HUMN 2503, JAPN 1013, RELI 2113, SPAN 1013, SPAN 1023, THEA 1313
  3. Competence to communicate across cultural boundaries:  COMM 3603, COMM 3703, FREN 1013, FREN 1023, JAPN 1013
  4. Knowledge and skills required for ethical reasoning:  EDUC 3123, EDUC 4600, HUMN 3503, RELI 1003, RELI 1013, RELI 1023, PHIL 3003

ESLO 4:  Learn to apply and integrate knowledge

  1. Application and reflection on context and connections within disciplines:  COMM 2503, EDUC 4253, EDUC 4333, EDUC 4433, EDUC 4600, ENGL 4903, FYE 1001, HIST 2243, HS 4943, HS 4953, MUSI 1403, PHED 4023, RELI 2113, RELI 3103, WS 1003, WS 2103, WS 3103, WS 3123, WS 3203, WS 4003
  2. Integration of knowledge across disciplines:  AIS 2003, AMST 1003, ART 3633, EDUC 4253, EDUC 4333, EDUC 4433, EDUC 4600, ENGL 4903, FYE 1001, HS 4953, PHED 4023, WS 1003, WS 2103, WS 3103, WS 3123, WS 3203, WS 4003
  3. Application of learning to new situations within and beyond the campus:  AIS 1103, AIS 2003, EDUC 4253, EDUC 4333, EDUC 4433, EDUC 4600, ENGL 4903, FYE 1001, HS 4953, HIST 2243, PHED 4023, WS 1003, WS 2103, WS 3103, WS 3123, WS 3203, WS 4003

 

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 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:

AIS 1103

AMST 1003

HIST 2243

MUSI 1403

WS 1003 

(min 3 credit hours)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


3-4 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27-37 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

EDUC 3403

EDUC 3413

ENGL 3733

HIST 3033

HIST 3053

HS 2103

HS 3003

RELI 3103

 

 

 

 

 

   

3 credit hours

Any I-tagged course at 1000 or higher level

ART 3633

COMM 2503

COMM 4723

EDUC 3223

EDUC 3523

HIST 3033

HIST 3053

HS 2103

HS 3003

HS 3233

HS 4943

RELI 3413

 

 

3 credit hours

Any G-tagged course at 1000 or higher level

COMM 3603

COMM 3703

EDUC 3123

ENGL 3443

HUMN 3503

HS 4293

PHIL 3003

RELI 2113

WS 2103

 

 

 

 

 

 

  3 credit hours

Any A-tagged course at 1000 or higher level

AIS 2003

COMM 2503

EDUC 4253

EDUC 4333

EDUC 4433

HS 4943

PHED 4023

RELI 2113

RELI 3103

WS 2103

WS 3103

WS 3123

WS 3203

 

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

EDUC 4600

HIST 4903

HS 4253

HS 4953

3 credit hours

Any I-tagged course at 3000 or 4000 level

EDUC 4600

ENGL 4553

HIST 4903

HS 4953

3 credit hours

Any G-tagged course at 3000 or 4000 level

EDUC 4600

ENGL 4063 

HS 4253

 

3 credit hours

Any A-tagged course at 3000 or 4000 level

EDUC 4600

ENGL 4903

WS 4003

HS 4953

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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