UALR General Education Core Curriculum

The UALR General Education Core Curriculum is intended to make available to students an introduction to the richness of human thought and creativity that find expression in the areas of the liberal arts, humanities and social sciences. Additionally, it serves as the starting point for students to achieve the UALR Educational Goals while allowing students to explore a variety of disciplines before selecting a major and providing a maximum of transferable credits among colleges.

Fall 2014 UALR Core Curriculum (General Education Requirement)

A student seeking most baccalaureate degrees must complete a total of 44 hours in core courses. Listed below are the required categories, the number of hours required in each category, and the specific courses that will fulfill that requirement. Students majoring in a program of study offered through the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology, as well as select programs within the College of Science and Mathematics, follow a different core.

English /Communications (9 credit hours)
Written and Oral Literacy

(All three of the following courses):

    RHET 1311 Composition I
    RHET 1312 Composition II
    SPCH 1300 Speech Communication
Math (3 credit hours)
    MATH 1302 College Algebra
    MATH 1321 Quantitative and Mathematical Reasoning
Fine Arts/Humanities (9 credit hours)
Fine Arts

(Two of the following courses-6 credit hours):

    ARHA 2305 Introduction to Visual Art
    MUHL 2305 Introduction to Music
    THEA 2305 Introduction to Theatre and Dance
World Humanities

(One of the following courses-3 credit hours):

    ENGL 2337 World Literature
    ENGL 2338 World Literature Themes
    PHIL 2320 Ethics and Society
Science (8 credit hours)
Lab Science

(Eight hours from the following courses):

    ANTH 1415 Physical Anthropology
    ASTR 1301 Introduction to Astronomy/ASTR 1101 Introduction to Astronomy Laboratory
    BIOL 1400 Evolutionary and Environmental Biology
    BIOL 1401 Science of Biology
    CHEM 1409 Chemistry and Society
    ERSC 1302 Physical Geology/ERSC 1102 Physical Geology Laboratory
    ERSC 1303 Historical Geology/ERSC 1103 Historical Geology Laboratory
Social Sciences (15 credit hours)
World History

(Both of the following courses-6 credit hours):

    HIST 1311 History of Civilization I
    HIST 1312 History of Civilization II
US Traditions

(One of the following courses-3 credit hours):

    POLS 1310 American National Government
    HIST 2311 US History to 1877
    HIST 2312 US History since 1877
Individuals, Cultures, and Society

(Two of the following courses-6 credit hours):

    ANTH 2316 Cultural Anthropology
    CRJU 2300 Introduction to Criminal Justice
    ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
    ERSC 2300 Science and Technology in Society
    GNST 2300 Introduction to Gender Studies
    GEOG 2312 Cultural Geography
    MCOM 2330 Mass Media and Society
    POLS 2301 Introduction to Political Science
    PSYC 2300 Psychology and the Human Experience
    RELS 2305 Religious World Views
    SOCI 2300 Introduction to Sociology

Spring 2015 UALR Core Curriculum (General Education Requirement)

Beginning Spring 2015, UALR will adapt a 35-hour core curriculum comprised of two parts, the University Standard Core (21 hours) and the College Core (14 hours). All majors within a college will require both the Standard and College Core.

University Standard Core (21 hours)
Criteria Course
English Language Communication-Written
(6 hours)
RHET 1311 Composition I
RHET 1312 Composition II
RHET 1320 Honors Composition
Fine Arts (3 hours) ARHA 2305 Introduction to Visual Art
MUHL 2305 Introduction to Music
THEA 2305 Introduction to Theatre & Dance
History of Civilization (3 hours) HIST 1311 History of Civilization I
HIST 1312 History of Civilization II
Humanities (3 hours) ENGL 2337 World Literature
Social Sciences (3 hours) ANTH 2316 Cultural Anthropology
CRJU 2300 Introduction to Criminal Justice
ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
GEOG 2312 Introduction to Cultural Geography
GNST 2300 Introduction to Gender Studies
POLS 2301 Introduction to Political Science
PSYC 2300 Psychology and the Human Experience
SOCI 2300 Introduction to Sociology
POLS 1310 American National Government
U. S. History/Government
(3 hours)
HIST 2311 US History to 1877
College Core (14 hours)

Each college will designate 14 hours of core courses that will best meet the needs of their unique programs. These specific courses will be named in Fall 2014 and consist of the following:

    3 credits of mathematics,
    8 credits of science and
    3 credits from among the areas of Social Sciences, Humanities and English Language Communications Spoken.

Refer to the online catalog for the most recent information on both the University Standard Core and College Core.

Core Requirements for Double Majors in EIT

Either core is acceptable for a student pursuing a double major with one major in the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) and the other in a different college. However, should the student not complete the double major prior to a baccalaureate degree being awarded, the core required for the degree awarded must be completed. In all instances, program requirements normally satisfied by a core course must be completed whether or not that course satisfies a core requirement for the student. (Approved by the Undergraduate Council 10/13/99- EIT is referred to as CISSE in the original policy.)

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