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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.

Transferring GERs within the UA System

Please refer the GER Transfer Guide if you are considering taking a class from UAA and/or UAF to fulfill a GER requirement at UAS. Please note the courses listed fulfill the UAS GER requirement, but may not fulfill a major requirement. If you have any questions, please contact the Transfer Credit Evaluator in the Registrar’s Office at 907-796-6366.

GER Requirements (2015-2016 Catalog)

Minimum Credits34
Written / Oral Communication Skills9
Humanities/Social Sciences15
Mathematics/Natural Sciences10-12

Written Communication Skills

ENGLS111Methods of Written Communication3

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ENGLS211Intermediate Composition Writing About Literature3
ENGLS212Technical Report Writing3

Oral Communication Skills (Grade of C 2.00 or better)

Select one from the following (3 credits):

COMMS111Fundamentals of Oral Communication3
COMMS235Small Group Communication and Team Building3
COMMS237Interpersonal Communication3
COMMS241Public Speaking3

Humanities/Social Sciences

Fine Arts

Select one from the following (3 credits):

ARTS160Art Appreciation3
ARTS261History of World Art 13
ARTS262History of World Art 1I3
MUSS123Music Appreciation3
THRS111Theatre Appreciation3
THRS211Theatre History and Literature I3
THRS212Theatre History and Literature II3

Humanities

Select a minimum of one from the following (3 credits):

AKLS105Elementary Tlingit I4
AKLS106Elementary Tlingit II4
AKLS107Elementary Haida I4
AKLS108Elementary Haida II4
ASLS101Beginning American Sign Language I4
ASLS102Beginning American Sign Language II4
ENGLS215Introduction to Literary Study3
ENGLS223Survey of British Literature I3
ENGLS224Survey of British Literature II3
ENGLS225Survey of American Literature I3
ENGLS226Survey of American Literature II3
ENGLS261Introduction to Creative Writing3
HISTS105World History I*3
HISTS106World History II*3
HISTS131History of the U.S. I*3
HISTS132History of the U.S. II*3
HUMS120A Sense of Place: Alaska & Beyond3
JOURS101Introduction to Mass Communication3
PHILS101Introduction to Logic and Reasoning3
PHILS201Introduction to Philosophy3
PHILS301Ethics3
RUSSS101Elementary Russian I4
RUSSS102Elementary Russian II4
SPANS101Elementary Spanish I4
SPANS102Elementary Spanish II4
Other approved world languages.

* History courses can be used as humanities OR social science requirements, but not both.

Social Sciences

Select a minimum of two from the following (6 credits) from two disciplines:

ANTHS101Introduction to Anthropology3
ANTHS202Cultural Anthropology3
ANTHS211Fundamentals of Archaeology3
ECONS100Introduction to Economics3
ECONS201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECONS202Principles of Microeconomics3
GEOGS101Introduction to Geography3
GOVTS101Introduction to American Government3
GOVTS102Introduction to Political Science3
GOVTS230Introduction to Political Philosophy3
GOVTS251Introduction to International Relations3
HISTS105World History I*3
HISTS106World History II*3
HISTS131History of the U.S. I*3
HISTS132History of the U.S. II*3
PSYS101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYS250Lifespan Development3
SOCS101Introduction to Sociology3
SOCS201Social Problems3
* History courses can be used as humanities OR social science requirements, but not both.

Select one from the remaining humanities and social science courses (3 credits).

Mathematics/Natural Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Select one from the following (3 credits):

MATHS113Concepts and Contemporary Applications of Mathematics3
MATHS151College Algebra for Calculus4
MATHS152Trigonometry3
STATS107Survey Statistics4
Bachelor’s degrees require MATH S113 or higher, or STAT S107 or higher.

Lab Natural Sciences

Select at least one from the following (4 credits):

BIOLS103Biology and Society4
BIOLS104Natural History of Alaska4
BIOLS105Fundamentals of Biology I4
BIOLS106Fundamentals of Biology II4
BIOLS111Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOLS112Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
CHEMS103Introduction to General Chemistry4
CHEMS105General Chemistry I4
CHEMS106General Chemistry II4
ENVSS102Earth and Environment4
GEOGS102Earth and Environment4
GEOLS104Physical Geology4
PHYSS102Survey of Physics4
PHYSS103College Physics I4
PHYSS104College Physics II4
PHYSS211General Physics I4
PHYSS212General Physics II4

Non-lab Natural Sciences

ANTHS205Biological Anthropology3
ASTRS225General Astronomy3
CHEMS100Introduction to Chemical Science3
GEOLS105Geological History of Life3
OCNS101Introduction to Oceanography3
PHILS206Symbolic Logic3

The remaining 3 credits must be taken from mathematics, statistics, or the above natural science courses.

University of Alaska General Education Transfer Guide

Written Communication Skills (6 credits)

UAA General Education CoursesUAF General Education CoursesUAA General Education Courses
ENGL 111, 211, 212ENGL 111X, 211X, 213XENGL 111, 211, 212, 213, 214, 311, 312, 414

Oral Communication Skills (3 credits)

UAA General Education CoursesUAF General Education CoursesUAA General Education Courses
COMM 111, 235, 237, 241COMM 121X, 131X, 141XCOMM 111, 235, 237, 241

Fine Arts (3 credits)

UAA General Education CoursesUAF General Education CoursesUAA General Education Courses
ART 160, 261, 262ART 200X, HUM 201XART 160, 261, 262, 360A, 360B, DNCE 170
MUS 123MUS 200XMUS 121, 124, 221, 222
THR 111, 211, 212ANS 202X,THR 200XTHR 111, 311, 312, 411, 412

Humanities (3-6 credits)

UAA General Education CoursesUAF General Education CoursesUAA General Education Courses
AKL 105, 106, 107, 108
AKNS 101E, AKNS 102E
ASL 101, 102ASL 101, 102
ENGL 215, 223, 224, 225, 226, 261ENGL/FL 200XENGL 121, 203, 204, 260A
FREN 101, 102FREN 101, 102
HIST 105, 106, 131, 132HIST 101, 102, 131, 132
HUM 120HUM 211, 212
JOUR 101JOUR 101, 105, 201
CHIN, GER, JPN, AKNS (at 100 level)
PHIL 101, 201, 301PHIL 101, 201, 301
RUSS 101, 102RUSS 101, 102
SPAN 101, 102SPAN 101, 102

Social Sciences (6-9 credits)

UAA General Education CoursesUAF General Education CoursesUAA General Education Courses
ANTH 101, 202, 211ANTH 100XANTH 101, 200, 211
ECON 100, 201, 202ECON 100XECON 123, 201, 202
GEOG 101GEOG 101
GOVT 101, 102, 230, 251PS 100XPS 101, 102, 311, 351
HIST 105, 106, 131, 132HIST 100XHIST 105, 106, 131, 132
PSY 101, 250PSY 111, 150
SOC 101, 201SOC 100XSOC 101, 110, 201, 202, 251, 351
BA 151, CEL 292, EDEC105, HNRS 292, HS220, HUMS/SWK 106, INTL 101, JPC 101, JUST 110, 251, 330, LSSS 111, LEGL 101, SWK 243, WS 200

Mathematics & Natural Sciences (11 credits)

Mathematics & Statistics (at least 3 credits)

UAA General Education CoursesUAF General Education CoursesUAA General Education Courses
MATH 113, 151, 152, 251, 252MATH 103X, 151X, 161X, 251X, 252X, 253X, 262X, 272XMATH 151, 152, 109, 172, 251, 252, 272
STAT 107, 273STAT 200XSTAT 252, 253, 307

Lab Natural Sciences

UAA General Education CoursesUAF General Education CoursesUAA General Education Courses
BIOL 103, 104, 105, 106, 111, 112BIOL 100X, 101X, 103X, 104X, 111X, 112X, 115X, 116X, 120XBIOL 102,103, 105, 106, 111, 112, 115, 116, 178, 179
CHEM 103, 105, 106CHEM 100X, 103X, 104X, 105X, 106XCHEM 103 & 103L, 105 &105L, 106 &106L
ENVS 101ENVI 202 & 202L
GEOL 104GEOS 100X, 101X, 106X, 112X, 120X, 125XGEOL 111, 115 & 115L, 178, 179, 221
PHYS 102, 103, 104, 211, 212PHYS 102X, 103X, 104X, 115X, 175X, 211X, 212X, 213XPHYS 101 & 101L, 115, 123 & 123L, 124 & 124L, 211 & 211L, 212 &212L
ATM 101X, GEOG 111X, 211X, MSL111ASTR 103 & 103L, 104 & 104L, LSIS 102, 201, 202

Non-lab Natural Sciences

UAA General Education CoursesUAF General Education CoursesUAA General Education Courses
ANTH 205ANTH 205
ASTR 225ASTR 100, 103, 104
CHEM 100
GEOG 205
GEOL 105
OCN 101
PHIL 206
PHYS 123, 124, 211, 212
 
 

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