UNK General Studies Requirements for Western Nebraska Community College

 
I.   Foundational Core - 12 Hours Required 

 Written Communication - 3 hours required
 

ENGL 1550                                          

 

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

MATH 1150, 1170, 1180, 1210, STAT 1100                             

 

 Oral Communication - 3 hours required
 

SPCH 1110, 1200,                                 

 

 Democracy in Perspective - 3 hours required
 

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 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
 

ARTS 1710, MUSC 1010, 1420, THEA 1010                                  

 

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

A. English                       

ENGL 2050, 2070, 2130, 2190, 2230, 2260

B. History 

HIST 2010, 2020, 2100, 2110,

C. Modern Languages

FREN 2100, FREN 2150, SPAN 2300, SPAN 2350

D. Speech

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E. Philosophy

PHIL 1010

 

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

A. Criminal Justice                   

CRIM 1010

B. Economics

ECON 1230, 2120, 2110

C. Ethnic Studies

SOCI 2150

D. Family Studies and Interior Design

SOCI 2250

E. Geography

GEOG 2060

F. Industrial Technology

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G. International Studies

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H. Political Science

POLS 1000, 2390

I. Psychology

PSYC 1810

J. Sociology

ANTH 2100, SOCI 1010, 2630

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                    

BIOS 1010 & 1010L, 1300 & 1300L & 1380 & 1380L, 2460 & 2460L

B. Chemistry 

CHEM 1500 & 1500L, 1600 & 1600L, 1640 & 1640L

C. Geography

GEOG 1120

D. Physics and Physical Science

PHYS 1070 & 1070L, 1100 & 1100L, 1200 & 1200L, 1300 & 1300L, 1350 & 1350L, 2400 & 2400L, 2450 & 2450L

 

 Analytical & Quantitative Thought - 0-6 hours required
 

INFO 1030, 1050, 1094, 1100, 1200, 1220, 1250, 1310, 2110, MUSC 1455                             

 

 Wellness - 0-6 hours required
 

ATHC 1790 or PHED 1235, BIOS 1000, 2050, BSTC 1100, PSYC 2090

 

 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