Iowa Western Community College

UNK General Studies Requirements for Iowa Western Community College

 I.   Foundational Core - 12 Hours Required 

 Written Communication - 3 hours required
 

ENG 106                           

 

 Math - 3 hours of Math or Statistics required (Math 090, 101 and 104 do not count as General Studies)
 

MAT 110, 121, 130, 157                                 

 

 Oral Communication - 3 hours required
 

SPC 112

 

 Democracy in Perspective - 3 hours required
 

JOU 110                                       

 

 II.   Portal Course - 3 Hours Required 

Students may take any course numbered 188 in any department to satisfy the portal requirement.  Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Portal course requirement during their first or second semester at UNK.  Students transferring in 24 or more hours of General Studies credit are exempt from taking the Portal.

 

 III.   Distribution - 27 Hours Required (22 hours in minimum requirements; 5 hours of electives)

 Aesthetics - 3-6 hours required
  

ART 101, DRA 101, MUS 100, MUS 205                                       

 

 Humanities - 6-9 hours from at least two disciplines required

A. English                       

LIT 110, 111, 140, 141, 150, 151, 160, 170, 190

B. History 

HIS 110, 111, 143, 151, 152, 211

C. Modern Languages

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D. Speech

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E. Philosophy

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 Social Sciences - 6-9 hours from at least two disciplines required

A. Criminal Justice                   

CRJ 100

B. Economics

ECN 120, 130

C. Ethnic Studies

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D. Family Studies and Interior Design

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E. Geography

GEO 121

F. Industrial Technology

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G. International Studies

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H. Political Science

POL 111, 121

I. Psychology

PSY 111, 121

J. Sociology

ANT 100, ANT 105, SOC 110

K. Social Science

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L. Speech

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M. Women's Studies

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 Natural Sciences - 7-11 hours from at least two disciplines required, at least one of the courses must have a laboratory component.

A. Biology                    

BIO 105, 112, 113, 186

B. Chemistry 

CHM 122, 166, 176

C. Geography

PHS 165, 172

D. Physics and Physical Science

PHS 142

 

 Analytical & Quantitative Thought - 0-6 hours required
 

CIS 110, 150, 604                                          

 

 Wellness - 0-6 hours required
 

BIO 151, PEA 102, PEA 117, PEA 134, PEA 187, PEV 185                             

 

 IV.   Capstone Course - 3 Hours Required 
Students may take any course numbered 388 in any department to satisfy the capstone requirement.  The Capstone is open to juniors and seniors, and to students within 6 hours of completion of their General Studies requirements.

Total Hours Required for General Studies = 45